Dr. Tom R. Troxel
Calf scours or diarrhea is a very costly problem for many producers. Calf scours is not the actual disease that plagues the calves; it is only the clinical sign. Calves suffering from scours can become critically ill in a short time. The pathogens that are the causative agents are not the actual causes of death in affected calves. Dehydration, electrolyte depletion and acid-base imbalances are the underlying causes of the animal’s demise.
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