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Keys to preventing scours in calves:
  • Employ an excellent colostrum management program.
  • Cleanliness is essential in maternity pens, hutches and calf stalls.
  • Caretakers must employ proper hygiene to prevent transmission among calves.
  • Provide an adequate level of nutrition in milk replacer and grain.
  • Fresh clean water should always be available.
  • Reduce stress and transmission with a comfortable environment—spacious, dry, clean, and ventilated.
  • Employ consistency in caretaker duties and feeding schedules.
  • Use an appropriate vaccination program for calves.
  • Regulate the traffic flow—very few people need access to the calf-raising area.
    • When examining or caring for calves, reduce transmission of disease agents by moving from young to old and/or from healthy to ill.