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Sandhills Strategy
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Aug 4, 2014 11:12 AM CDT

Calf scours is caused by a long list of viral and bacterial pathogens and parasites. Infected calves are often lost in the first two weeks of life and can quickly spread the infection. There are reams of research outlining why calves get scours, but at the end of the day, what most cattle operations need is a system that helps prevent it.

Initially designed for and tested in Nebraska's Sandhills, the Sandhills Calving System began to see widespread adoption more than 10 years ago. David Smith, veterinarian and professor with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, reports that ...

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