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Corrigendum to “Invited Review: Nutritional regulation of gut function in dairy calves: From colostrum to weaning” (Appl. Anim. Sci. 35:498–510)

      We would like to deeply apologize for and correct a mistake brought to our attention in the invited review titled “Nutritional Regulation of gut function in dairy calves: From colostrum to weaning” in the October 2019 issue (35:498–510) of Applied Animal Science.
      On page 501, the review states, “Moreover, antibiotics are not only used for the treatment of disease, but often as a preventative measure, with 54% of cow-calf operations administering antibiotics to prevent illness (
      • Walker W.L.
      • Epperson W.B.
      • Wittum T.E.
      • Lord L.K.
      • Rajala-Schultz P.J.
      • Lakritz J.
      Characteristics of dairy calf ranches: Morbidity, mortality, antibiotic use practices, and biosecurity and biocontainment practices..
      ) and 57.5% of dairy farms feeding medicated MR… ” We would like to correct the bolded text, as the study cited by
      • Walker W.L.
      • Epperson W.B.
      • Wittum T.E.
      • Lord L.K.
      • Rajala-Schultz P.J.
      • Lakritz J.
      Characteristics of dairy calf ranches: Morbidity, mortality, antibiotic use practices, and biosecurity and biocontainment practices..
      was conducted on operations either raising preweaned dairy heifers only or preweaned dairy heifer and bull calves (mixed) in the United States and not on cow-calf operations.
      Therefore, we would like to amend the text to read “Moreover, antibiotics are not only used for the treatment of disease, but often as a preventative measure, with 54% of US dairy calf ranches administering antibiotics to prevent illness (
      • Walker W.L.
      • Epperson W.B.
      • Wittum T.E.
      • Lord L.K.
      • Rajala-Schultz P.J.
      • Lakritz J.
      Characteristics of dairy calf ranches: Morbidity, mortality, antibiotic use practices, and biosecurity and biocontainment practices..
      ) and 57.5% of dairy farms feeding medicated MR…”
      If there are any further questions regarding this correction, please contact M. A. Steele via email (masteele@uoguelph.ca) or phone (519–400–6556) so he can promptly reply. Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to correct this mistake in our invited review in Applied Animal Science.

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