A scours challenge normally includes a breakdown in management of a certain area combined with a pathogens overload. You’re pretty much playing a numbers game. When there are more good bugs than bad bugs, you win. When it is the opposite, your calves will struggle. To win the bug game, you need to first understand the problem and then prevent it.
Get some tips for understanding non-infectious and infectious scours, and for preventing the problem altogether.
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This post originally appeared in Progressive Dairy magazine.