The main tools for processing are: a clean napkin, a measuring tape, a heated cage, a spray bottle with iodine solution, and ear tags.
1. Remove the obstetric loops from the calf’s limbs at the end of the delivery.
2. Remove mucus from the mouth and nasal passages of the calf with a dry, clean cloth.
3. Make the cow to stand up immediately after calving.
4. Place the calf with its back close to the mother’s head.
5. Let the cow lick the calf for 5-10 minutes.
6. Weigh the newborn calf, or measure with a measuring tape.
7. Move the calf to an individual cage or house (in the cold season with an infrared lamp).
8. Treat the umbilical cord of the calf with a 5% solution of iodine (repeat the treatment during the second feeding with colostrum).
9. Attach the identification tags to your ears with the barcodes in front, write the date of birth (dd.mm.yy) above the barcode.
10. Record the calf data in the Calving Record and / or Calving and Breeding Log.
11. Inject subcutaneously a preparation of vitamin E and selenium 2 ml.
12. Give the first feeding of colostrum within 40-60 minutes from birth.