AHI Bulletin MARCH 2018 FINAL

ANIMAL HEALTH IRELAND Contributing to a profitable and sustainable farming and agri-food sector through improved animal health AHI BULLETIN • MARCH 2018

As long as the calves are up and drinking no further treatment beyond these steps is needed. Antibiotics do not work against the parasites and viruses that are the most common causes of calf scour. Thus it makes no sense to treat calves with antibiotics just because they are scouring. If antibiotics are used when they are not needed, there is a good chance they won’t work if, in the future, the calf has an infection that requires antibiotic treatment. When a calf is down, not drinking and/or their eyeballs are sunken, a veterinary practitioner should be called for further treatment.

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