Year old calf with scours

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Year old calf with scours

Postby Roger57 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:58 pm

I have a calf born last October I weaned In May (7 months old). She was doing fine until a week or so ago when I noticed she had the scours and losing weight. I wormed her at weaning and again after noticing her weight loss. I put her in the lot feeding pellets and hay along with Aureomycin since. Still no change. Finally gave her a shot of LA200 2 days ago. Still no change. Any ideas how to stop the scours?

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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby cowgirl8 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:09 pm

Take a stool sample to your vet..Cost very little to have it tested. There are some very resistant stomach worms these calves get... But, could be something else. A stool test is the only way to find out.....
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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:08 pm

Roger57 wrote:I have a calf born last October I weaned In May (7 months old). She was doing fine until a week or so ago when I noticed she had the scours and losing weight. I wormed her at weaning and again after noticing her weight loss. I put her in the lot feeding pellets and hay along with Aureomycin since. Still no change. Finally gave her a shot of LA200 2 days ago. Still no change. Any ideas how to stop the scours?

Do you have acorns? It's time that some eat enough acorns to cause problems.
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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:50 pm

Coccidiosis causes scours under 13 months of age, so it's possible, but only outside chance at 1 year.

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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby Roger57 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:36 am

Very few acorns in the pasture where she is. Her scours are like water and not getting any better.

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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby Roger57 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am

Well, after checking her this morning, I believe she may be getting a little better. I will continue keeping hay in front of her and see what happens. Hopefully the hay will tighten her bowels.

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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby cowgirl8 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:45 pm

I'd scoop up some of her poop and take it to a vet just to make sure as to why she's scoured.. Doesn't cost much and if its anything that needs treating, the vet will give you what you need....
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Re: Year old calf with scours

Postby Roger57 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:07 pm

Good idea. I will take some to my vet.