oa Ubisi Mail - How to diagnose and treat calf diarrhoea

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1815-1582



Newborn calves very easily get calf scours or diarrhoea. They usually get sick during their first 28 days of life. Bacteria and viruses attack the lining of the calf's intestine, making it difficult for the calf to absorb essential nutrients from milk. The calf then gets a lot of watery diarrhoea which causes it to lose those nutrients and become dehydrated. Calves can die if the disease is severe.

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