Ways to combat calf scours this calving season

Ways to combat calf scours this calving season

American Cowman

Be clean, be proactive and know how to identify and handle calves at risk of developing Escherichia coli (E. coli) scours — that’s the advice Dr. Twig Marston, Kansas State University beef cattle specialist, offers to cow/calf producers as scour season approaches.

E. coli scours is the major cause of death and sickness in newborn calves. And calves that do survive can continue to cost producers profits long after treatment.

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