Cow-calf producers know all too well that proper management and control of disease on the farm or ranch can improve profitability. The same goes for the control of calf scours, which can spread quickly among calves.

Kevin Gould of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, and Dan Grooms, DVM, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, say there are a variety of causes of scours in calves, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Transmission of scours may also take several routes.

Aside from prevention – understanding cause and transmission – Gould and Grooms offer tips for recognizing the symptoms of scours and offering treatment if it appears.

To read more about managing calf scours, click here.

 

More articles to enjoy:

More Herd Expansion Perspective

Take Steps Now To Cut Feed Costs Next Winter

How High Can Cattle Prices Continue To Go?

Calf Watch: 101 Reader-Submitted Baby Calf Photos