COMMON DISEASES IN CALVES

Navel ill

COMMON DISEASES IN CALVES

  1. Navel ill (joint ill)
  • Umbilical region inflamed
  • Swollen joints
  • Can be managed by dressing the umbilicus with antiseptic at birth and maintaining good hygiene.
  1. Calf scours (calf diarrhea)
  • Dirty tail
  • Diarrhea that may contain blood
  • Loss of weight
  • Slow movement
  • Can be managed by first treating the diarrhea and rehydrating the calf with fluids, electrolytes and nutrients
  • Contact a veterinarian
  1. Helminths
  • Poor body condition
  • Starring coat
  • Pot belly
  • Can be managed by deworming calves regularly at the beginning of the rains
  1. Calf pneumonia
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Difficult breathing
  • Can be managed by providing clean, airy and uncrowded conditions.
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