A dairy calf© Tim Scrivener
Cryptosporidium outbreaks in beef calves can cause weight losses of up to 38kg and cost producers up to £200 a case, research has shown. Crypto is a parasite that causes scour and is spread via oocysts, which can survive in the environment for years unless properly cleaned. There is no vaccine to protect against it. PhD student Hannah Shaw, from Moredun Research Institute, carried out an AHDB-funded trial in Scotland on a beef unit that had a history of clinical […]