Diarrhea protocol

“Help my calf has diarrhea!”

Diarrhea is a debilitating disorder that leads to discomfort and delayed growth in calves. In the worst case, it can even result in mortality. Dehydration through diarrhea has a huge influence on the wellbeing of the calf. Diarrhea prevention is therefore of vital importance and is the keystone to problem-free rearing of successful dairy cows.

The diarrhea protocol, contains a clear action plan for preventing infectious and non-infectious diarrhea.

Diarrhea protocol
Farmer feeding CMR

Diarrhea, a common problem

Diarrhea can be caused by bacteria (E. coli, salmonella), viruses (rota, corona) or parasites (cryptosporidia, coccidia). Rota and corona infections, which generally occur during the first month of life, can in turn lead to parasitic disorders such as cryptosporidia. Feeding errors and insufficient hygiene can also cause diarrhea.

Diarrhea results in discomfort and retarded growth in calves. In the worst case scenario, it can even result in death. Diarrhea prevention is therefore of vital importance.

Watch the video of Ger van Wersch, young stock specialist for Kalvolac, explaining which steps to take in case a calf has diarrhea. In addition he also shares some practical tips how to prevent diarrhea in calves.

Did you know that,

  • A 40 kg calf needs 6 litres of fluid intake a day?
  • It is of vital importance to offer fresh water to a calf in a drinking tray, from day 2?
  • A calf with diarrhea can lose more than 5 litres of fluids?
  • Damage to the intestinal wall from diarrhea means that fewer nutrients can be taken up?
  • Colostrum plays a key role in tackling diarrhea.
  • Nutrifizz®supports recovering after diarrhea!
  • If diarrhea regularly recurs on your farm you can request our Diarrhea protocol!

Ger van Wersch, young stock specialist for Kalvolac, explaining which steps to take in case a calf has diarrhea.

Nutrifizz® a product that supports recovering after diarrhea.

The advantages of Nutrifizz®
  • Gives the animals an energy boost by lactose
  • Stabilises and restores the salt balance
  • Supports the intestinal flora
  • Helps preventing dehydration
  • Supports recovering after diarrhea
Nutrifizz

Nutrifizz®

is an effervescent tablet for optimal fluid and salt balance for young calves. It supports recovering after diarrhea.

 

More information

Interested in the Diarrhea protocol?

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A well-arranged PDF containing a clear action plan for preventing infectious and non-infectious diarrhea.

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