Scours are the most common diseases of young calves. They affect over one third of all calves born and are responsible for over 50% of all calf deaths.
Scours are either the result of nutritional disorders or pathogenic attack. Sustain® can be used in cases of nutritional scour.
Click here for Scourgard® which would be the product chosen to help prevent pathogenic scouring. This can be caused by many factors; lack of good quality colostrum, poor nutrition, infection and stress to name but a few.
No rearing system yet developed can totally protect against scours. When they strike they strike fast. This product's unique combination of naturally occurring nutrients, essential salts, electrolytes and a probiotic, enhances nutrient intake and lowers pH in the gut allowing natural flora to thrive. Give one sachet immediately scour is detected. In late detections or severe cases a second sachet is recommended.
When there are specific disease problems on farm the necessary precautions must be taken to prevent deaths occurring. Over 50% of all scours are of a nutritional nature and are usually due to lack of colostrum, overfeeding of milk or too rich a mixture, incorrect temperature, irregular feeding, poor housing, or a combination of these.
Whether a calf scour is nutritional or infectious, the effect is acidosis, dehydration and loss of electrolytes.
In early life the calf requires a lot of energy and as electrolyte-type solutions supply only 15% of this requirement, setbacks can result.
Sustain® provides the ability to continue milk feeding whilst overcoming the nutritional scour. There is no need for milk withdrawal.
Give one sachet to the calf as soon as the scour is detected. Dissolve in one litre (2 pints) of warm water and feed to the calf, preferably by teated bottle.
If no improvement is seen a second sachet may be given 12 hours after the first. If there is still no improvement veterinary advice should be sought.
Only give to calves on milk or milk replacer feeds. Keep out of the reach of children.
Dextrose, citric acid, sorbic acid, calcium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, zinc sulphate, magnesiuim sulphate, calcium proprionate and Enterococcus faecium M74 NCIB 11181.
As far as is known there are no health or usage hazards associated with the feeding of this product. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.