Neonatal calf diarrhea (commonly called “calf scours”) is one of the most costly disease entities in the beef cattle business.
Calf scours causes more financial losses to cow-calf producers than any other health problem in their herds.
Veterinarians remind ranchers to keep calving best practices in place for the healthiest herd possible, including good vaccination programs, clean calving environments and good nutrition.
Neonatal diarrhea is a significant economic loss to the cattle industry and continues to be the most common cause of mortality in calves.
Cattle producers should be prepared for wet, muddy conditions and possible flooding this spring.
Here are some areas that might be worth more attention this New Year.
Metaphylaxis remains a cost-effective tool for managing high-risk arrivals, but refinements could reduce the number of antibiotic treatments.
March could be the hardest month of the year on beef cattle according to Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock with University of Missouri Extension.