– Bill Shulaw, DVM, OSU Extension Veterinarian
Calf diarrhea, or scours, is a relatively common problem on many cow/calf operations. Although most cases result in only mild diarrheas, some may cause severe dehydration, depression, and possibly death.
Causes: Scours are caused by Continue reading
– Steven C. Loerch, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
There are four main metabolic diseases feedlot operators need to be aware of: polioencephalomalacia (polio), acidosis, rumenitis and bloat. Unlike respiratory diseases, these are not infectious diseases and therefore are not contagious. They do have one thing in common, they occur primarily in cattle fed high grain finishing rations.
Feedlot Polio. This disease is caused by a deficiency of Continue reading