Calf scours
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Calf scours cause, treatment, and prevention by Tom Besser

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Published by Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture & Home Economics, Washington State University in Pullman .
Written in English


  • Calves -- Diseases,
  • Scours

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Edition Notes

StatementTom Besser and Norman Gates.
SeriesEB -- 1553, Extension bulletin (Washington State University. Cooperative Extension) -- 1553.
ContributionsGates, Norman., Washington State University. Cooperative Extension., United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
The Physical Object
Pagination[4] p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13628396M

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  Calf scours are transmitted most through fecal-oral contact. Keeping the cattle pens and calving environment clean is vital to break the fecal-oral contact cycle and, in turn, prevent scours. An ideal situation is to move cows and newborn calves to a clean pasture area. Keep in mind that overcrowded pens increase chances of scours in calves, as. Calf scours can be caused by the same organisms that cause intestinal disease in humans. To avoid getting ill, it is advisable to wear rubber gloves and to wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly after treating scouring calves. What is ‘calf scours’? ‘Calf scours’ (diarrhoea) is the most common symptom of illness in young calves and is. Calf scours is the single most important cause of death in milk-fed calves. Even when calves survive, the increased labour requirements for their caring, together with veterinary and drug bills, make scours a costly problem for calf rearers. Scours in Calves: Here's What You Need to Know. by Caitlyn Andrews Septem Calf scours is a common problem for producers, and can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Calf scours can be a leading cause of financial loss to cow and calf producers. It is not a single disease, but a clinical sign associated with several diseases.

  There are many different approaches for how to “best” treat calf diarrhea. Some of these are supported by evidence and others are not. The primary purpose of this article is to review some of the more common “theories” associated with treating calf diarrhea that simply cannot be supported by data. Myth 1: All electrolytes are the same.   Opal had gray scours, then yellowish, then white, then things got better. When it was white, I tried keeping her away from her mom (to no avail, she broke out of the barn that night). Since you are bottle feeding, I've always read to cut back the replacer until the scours subside (cut it back by using the same amount of water with less replacer.   The calf is bright-eyed, wants to eat, but has the runny stuff at the other end it is pale yellow-ish (to be painting a word picture for all of you!sorry). Would anyone mind looking up the section in the book on scours and posting back? Diarrhea is common in newborn calves, lambs, and kids. The clinical presentation can range from mild diarrhea without systemic disease to profuse, acute diarrhea associated with rapid dehydration, severe disturbance of acid-base and electrolyte balance, and death, sometimes in as few as 12 hr. This discussion emphasizes the disease in calves.

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