Electrolyte therapy for calf scours
When treating calf scours it has been well established that fluids and electrolytes are the single most beneficial treatment option.
There are many products on the market and even more ideas about how they should be used. If you are seeking advice for product selection and scour treatment we suggest contacting the vets at the RSC Vet Clinic to talk about the options on your farm.
When treating scours with fluid and electrolyte therapy the following should be considered.
• Cause of scour (Viral vs. Parasitic vs. Bacterial vs. Nutritional)
Here are some basic guidelines for electrolyte treatment
• Separate sick/scouring calves and isolate into a hospital pen