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Keeping Scouring Calves Hydrated
February 8, 2016

Producers understand neonatal calf diarrhea is a problem on their farms. National Animal Health Monitoring System data from 2007 reported an average calf mortality of 8% annually, with scours as the leading cause of death in unweaned calves at 56.5%.

Most causes of scours are preventable. However, the infectious causes of neonatal diarrhea are typically bacteria, viruses or protozoa. Other noninfectious causes that may contribute to neonatal diarrhea are:

 

■ poor-quality colostrum

 

■ poor sanitation

 

■ stress

 

■ inadequate ventilation

 

■ adverse weather conditions

 

Source – Farms.com


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