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Mon Jan 21, 2013 08:01 AM CST

Question:

What steps do you recommend to keep scours from cutting our calf crop? I've read that scours is the biggest calf killer in the United States.

Answer:

Calf scours is certainly one of the most costly problems affecting the cow/calf ­producer. Not all calves with scours die, but they all cost you in time, money and reduced performance.

Scours most frequently occurs in calves less than one month old. The most common infectious causes are E. coli bacteria, rotavirus, coronavirus and cryptosporidia. A clean, dry environment will go a long ...

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