Scours in Beef Calves Prevalent this Spring, says Kansas State

Contrary to popular belief among most beef producers, scours is the number one neonatal calf disease producers deal with. It is important for farmers to identify and treat the problem to prevent from calf, and financial, loss. K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek says that there are certain bacteria that cause scours, but dehydration is what ultimately kills the calf. “When we’re talking about scours in calves, what kills the calf is dehydration,” he says “it is important that they consume colostrum from their mother in that first two to six hours after birth to be protected from a lot of diseases.” 

Read more here!

Connect with Us