Calf Scour

Could crypto be the cause of your scour issue?

Could crypto be the cause of your scour issue?

Cryptosporidiosis or ‘crypto’ is the leading cause of scour in young calves and its prevalence is becoming more and more...

March 22, 2021

How to avoid an outbreak of scour

How to avoid an outbreak of scour

We are entering the thick of the calving season on dairy farms across the country, and as the number of...

February 20, 2021

Dairy advice: Treatment of a scouring calf

Dairy advice: Treatment of a scouring calf

Scour refers to watery or custard-like faeces and results from a badly damaged gut, which leads to a loss in...

February 6, 2021

Dairy advice: 3 jobs to complete on the farm pre-calving

Dairy advice: 3 jobs to complete on the farm pre-calving

With the Christmas period now behind us, attention is back to the farm and what jobs need to be completed...

January 8, 2021

Vaccinating against scour in suckler herds

Vaccinating against scour in suckler herds

With spring time on the horizon, it is time for the suckler farmer to start thinking of cows calving down...

January 4, 2021

Could this be the explanation for scour in your calves?

Could this be the explanation for scour in your calves?

Cryptosporidiosis, otherwise known as ‘crypto’, is the second most common cause of scour amongst young calves – with scour being...

March 14, 2020

4 simple steps to avoid a scour outbreak as calf numbers grow

4 simple steps to avoid a scour outbreak as calf numbers grow

We are entering the thick of the calving season on dairy farms across the country, and as the number of...

February 21, 2020

Should I vaccinate my suckler cows against calf scour?

Should I vaccinate my suckler cows against calf scour?

Spring calving on suckler farms is only a few weeks away and now is the time for farmers to start...

December 22, 2019

Emerging ‘summer scour’ syndrome causing dairy calf deaths

Emerging ‘summer scour’ syndrome causing dairy calf deaths

An emerging syndrome has been noted across Europe – including in Ireland and the UK – which is causing the...

August 9, 2019

Are you battling with calf scour? Could this be the cause?

Are you battling with calf scour? Could this be the cause?

Rotavirus is the most common cause of calf scour, which usually affects calves when they are between five and 14...

April 23, 2019

When should I vaccinate my cows in order to prevent calf scour?

When should I vaccinate my cows in order to prevent calf scour?

Spring calving on many farms is only a few weeks away and now is the time for farmers to start...

December 22, 2018

Vaccination is the key to managing calf scour

Vaccination is the key to managing calf scour

Spring calving is only a few weeks away and now is the time for farmers to start gearing up for...

December 15, 2017

‘Cryptosporidia is the number one cause of calf scour in Ireland’

‘Cryptosporidia is the number one cause of calf scour in Ireland’

Cryptosporidia is the most common cause of calf scour in Ireland, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Surgeon Colm...

January 16, 2016