What to do for that scouring calf

Make sure that your electrolyte solution has what diarrhea-drained calves actually need. by Geof Smith, D.V.M. CALF diarrhea or “scours” continues to be a major health problem. In fact, according to the last National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) dairy study, more than 60 percent of all death loss in calves less than 2 months of [...]

What to look for in an Oral Electrolyte Product

There are five major infectious causes of diarrhea in calves less than 21 days of age:  E. coli K99, rotavirus, coronavirus, Cryptosporidia, and Salmonella species. Noninfectious factors such as insufficient or poor quality colostrum, poor sanitation, stress, and cold weather can also cause or contribute to neonatal calf diarrhea. Regardless of the cause, diarrhea results in increased loss of electrolytes and [...]