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scour

(skour)
n.
scours(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Diarrhea in livestock.

scour′er n.
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"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.
Geelongs Sunnyside Wool Scour will be protected and maintained as part of the Andrews Labor Governments support for heritage assets.
Berg discusses that "foam-based rock dust is not the answer to the 'caking' dilemma." He also discusses that "if the rock dust has caked, it will not scour off to catch up and extinguish the leading flame of the explosion." The same is true for so-called "foam-based" rock dust.
Unfortunately, on some units calf scour seems almost inevitable.
Calf Scours 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.