"If we'd had scours
to deal with too, it would have been a disaster.
There are two important strategies in scours
prevention--helping the calf become more resistant to the pathogens, and trying to reduce the number of pathogens the calf is exposed to that cause cattle scours
Real time monitoring of scour
depths is a crucial tool to reduce uncertainties in evaluating risk at bridges during flood events (Foti, Sabia 2011).
Unfortunately, on some units calf scour
seems almost inevitable.
or Neonatal diarrhoea, is defined as a multi-factorial disease complex characterised by increased frequency, fluidity or volume of faecal excretion in calves caused by excessive osmotic pressure in the intestine, intestinal damage caused by several organisms leading to malabsorption, toxins produced by organisms or excessive contractions of the intestine (Lorenz, 2006).
AUDIENCE: Non-vaccinators (those producers who do not vaccinate for scours
primarily based on price) in both the beef and dairy segments
Mr Williams pointed out that by drinking good quality colostrum ( ideally at least three litres within six hours of birth ( a calf can develop the necessary protection against key infectious scours
. Farmers can contact their vet for details of the initiative.
When the bacteria and worms die, scavengers like crabs scour
the seafloor for remains.
I read with interest all the letters about eggs for scours
in livestock, and was reminded of Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats (available from the Countryside Bookstore, 1-800-551-5691) and their scour
and electrolyte recipes.
Vets warn that any infectious scours
will spread like wildfire in these situations.