Scour is the most serious health issue in calves under 1 month old. ARK Quatro identifies the 4 most common causes of scour. If you can identify the cause of an outbreak of scour early, you can plan the correct response in order to minimise future cases.
EColi: Often appears in the first four days of life and causes a watery scour usually accompanied by a sick or collapsed calf.
Rotavirus & Coronavirus: Often appears from 1 week old and causes a yellow pasty scour and a slightly dull to very sick calf.
Cryptosporidium: Often appears from 1 week old and causes a chronic watery scour. Calves get very weak and dehydrated.