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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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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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