Dairy calves in straw yards © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Cryptosporidiosis is the most common cause of diarrhoea in beef and dairy calves. In severe outbreaks, scours caused by the bug can kill up to one-third of affected calves and SRUC estimates that cases cost £44 a head due to poorer performance. AHDB Beef scientific officer Sarah Pick advises on how best to prevent and treat it. What is cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis is one of the most common causes of calf scours in the UK. It is caused by a parasite […]