Treating calf scours

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Primefact Number: 135    Edition: First edition    Released/reviewed: 01 Jan 2006

Calf scours is the most common symptom of illness in young calves and is usually a problem in the first month of life. Although more common in hand-reared calves, it can also occur in calves which are being suckled by their mothers.

This Primefact includes information on the following:

  • Human health issues
  • What is 'calf scours'?
  • Prevention
  • Identifying the cause
  • Treatment
  • Vaccines
  • Avoid antibiotics
  • Drenching
  • Further information
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