Sep. 19, 2022
Diarrhea of newborn calves is very common in breeding, and calves often start to get sick 2 to 3 days after birth, which has a great impact on their development, growth, and survival. When feeding in large groups, the incidence of diarrhea is often 90% to 100%, and the mortality rate can reach more than 50%, which is a great threat to the development of the dairy industry.
The occurrence of diarrhea is related to the conditions of fetal development and the influence of the external environment. Due to different regions and seasons, calves suffer from diarrhea differently. Newborn calves have low immunity, and we can prevent the occurrence of calf diarrhea through early intervention of drugs to reduce the need for future use of therapeutic antibiotics.
The new drugs for the prevention of diarrhea in newborn calves are mainly used to prevent diarrhea caused by bacterial and viral infections. After the drug acts on the intestine, it can provide specific immunoglobulin, so that the calf can obtain more antibodies, thereby reducing the incidence of diarrhea and enhancing the resistance of the calf.
Of course, you can't be careless after taking medication. We also need to provide a warm, clean, comfortable and well-ventilated living environment for newborn calves to ensure the hygiene and quality of milk drinking for calves, and to avoid diarrhea caused by improper feeding or management.