Managing Infectious Calf Diarrhoea: Causes, Detection, And Treatment

  • Kavina Ganapathy Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, India
  • Febin Joy Associate Professor, Department of Ayurveda, Sanskriti University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Seydur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Assam down town University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Keywords: Intervention, etiology, calf diarrhea, enteric pathogens


 Understanding its origins, spotting the problem, and putting the right treatments in place are all necessary for managing infectious calf diarrhea. Young calves frequently have calf diarrhea, also known as newborn calf diarrhea or calf scours, which can have serious effects if left untreated. Young animals frequently have calf diarrhea, which continues to be a significant global source of lost production and monetary damage for cattle farmers. According to the 2007 National Animal Health Monitoring System report for U.S. dairy, diarrhea was blamed for 50% of unweaned calf fatalities. Numerous infections are known to cause, be a factor in, or influence the growth of calf diarrhea. Conditions and organizational procedures can affect the severity or results of the disease. In current cow-calf operations, calf diarrhea can be difficult. This article aims to: a) offer an improved knowledge of calf diarrhea-related known and prospective bovine enteric pathogens' ecology and pathophysiology; b) describe the benefits and drawbacks of the various diagnostic techniques for locating enteric infections; and c) develop enhanced intervention strategies for calf diarrhea management.


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How to Cite
Kavina Ganapathy, Febin Joy, & Seydur Rahman. (2023). Managing Infectious Calf Diarrhoea: Causes, Detection, And Treatment. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 24(2), 233 - 246. Retrieved from