Tag Archives: calf scours

Calf Vaccines and Scouring Aids

There are several products available, to be given directly to the calf, that supply antibodies against bacteria, viruses and toxins. First Defense™ boluses by Immucel, offers protection against E. coli and coronavirus. Calf Guard™ by Pfizer, a modified live vaccine … Continue reading

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Common Causative Agents of Calf Scours

Common causative agents of calf scours can be broken down into three groups; viral, bacterial and parasites. All of these agents are contracted orally and cause calf scours in the first month. Definitive diagnosis by fecal float, bacterial culture, and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Calf Scours Identification

Calf scours can be a devastating disease; it can hit hard and infect numerous animals, create large treatment costs and have a prolonged impact on animal health and performance. Calves are extremely susceptible to scours in the first month of … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Calf Scours Prevention

Prevention of calf scours can be difficult. The absorption of the antibodies from good quality colostrum is the first line of defense and the foundation which other factors depend upon. Sanitation is the other means to prevent scours. Ideally, both … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 24-28): Keeping Calves Warm

What’s the Issue? Cold calves require more energy to stay warm and they are more susceptible to calf diseases like pneumonia and scours. What’s the Impact? Calves with pneumonia, scours and other diseases do not seem to thrive and grow … Continue reading

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Top Calf Jackets & Other Winter Must-Haves

Tom Klas, ANIMART Sales Manager, discusses the different types of Calf Jackets and a NEW winter must-have product.  Check back often to see more videos from our staff!  Next up: ANIMART Fashion Show – Chore Boots Edition.

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Q. My calves are getting yellowish scours at 7 to 10 days and are getting very sick within a day after we first notice. What might it be and how can I treat it?

A.  The color of the diarrhea may not be diagnostic to the pathogen causing the scours, but since the calves are anywhere from 7 to 10 days the top pathogens could include rotavirus, coronavirus, salmonella and clostridium.  The best way to … Continue reading

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