Type

Journal Article

Authors

Simon John More
John Fagan
Ingrid Lorenz

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
prevention neonatal diarrhoea disease management this review weight loss health management intestinal mucosa weaning economic viability economic impact calf health eimeriosis oral rehydration continued feeding

Calf health from birth to weaning. II. Management of diarrhoea in pre-weaned calves (2011)

Abstract Calfhood diseases have a major impact on the economic viability of cattle operations. The second of this three part review series considers the management of diarrhoeic diseases in pre-weaned calves. In neonatal calf diarrhoea, oral rehydration therapy is the single most important therapeutic measure to be carried out by the farmer and is usually successful if instigated immediately after diarrhoea has developed. Continued feeding of milk or milk replacer to diarrhoeic calves is important, to prevent malnourishment and weight loss in affected calves. Indiscriminative antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated diarrhoea is discouraged, whereas systemically ill calves can benefit from systemic antibiotic treatment for the prevention of septicaemia or concurrent diseases. Ancillary treatments and specific preventive measures are discussed. Eimeriosis has a high economic impact on the farming industries due to direct cost of treatment and calf losses, but especially due to decreased performance of clinically as well as sub-clinically affected animals. Emphasis lies on prophylactic or metaphylactic treatment, since the degree of damage to the intestinal mucosa once diarrhoea has developed, makes therapeutic intervention unrewarding.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Simon John More, John Fagan, Ingrid Lorenz

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S J More
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