1 March 1996

Natural method to stop calf scour

HELP prevent scour in new-born calves with the first vet-licensed natural animal health product, claims manufacturer Provita.

It says routine use of its probiotic, Provita Protect, has reduced the incidence of scour that causes calves to dehydrate, lose weight and body condition and in some cases die.

Provita recommends using Protect at birth, or for bought-in calves and at times of stress such as grouping or changing diets. Preventing scour will reduce calf mortality, maintain calf health, result in better average growth rates and reduce costs, it adds.

A 100ml bottle to treat 10 calves costs £18.90 (01662-252352).