Treatment of Sick Calves
V. Michael Lane, Marie S. Bulgin, Bruce C. Anderson, University of Idaho
Iowa Beef Center
Oral fluid therapy is the single most important treatment for calves with simple diarrhea. “Simple” means that the calf is losing excessive amounts of fluids and certain electrolytes from the intestine; there is not a destructive disease outside of the intestine. Therefore,”simple” means there are no complications.