The importance of good husbandry with scours

The importance of good husbandry with scours

Heather Smith Thomas

Western Livestock Journal

“I’ve been in this business—treating sick cattle—for 41 years, and we tend to think that a certain bug causes such-and-such disease and another bug causes this other disease,” says David Rethorst, DVM. “In the past 20 years I’ve come to realize that certain bugs may be associated with certain diseases, but when we see something like scours, this is actually a clinical sign telling us there’s something else wrong in the production system, allowing this to happen”.

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