|Objective of Talk
||Veterinarians have a key role to play in the health and wellbeing of dairy calves and a well-designed nutrition program that is properly managed will prevent many calfhood diseases. Goal for this talk is for a veterinarian to be able to evaluate the preweaning calf nutrition program from what is on paper, to what is presented to the calves, to what the calves eat and how to measure performance during the milk phase. Presentation will review simple “milk math” a veterinarian can perform to evaluate if a nutritionist’s preweaning milk program aligns with a producer’s expectations. Finally, how a herd veterinarian can evaluate if implementation of milk program is correct with common examples of nutrition programs on paper not resulting in anticipated growth or health performance in the calves.