Calves are particularly susceptible to infection if their rearing pens are not kept clean. This is especially so if they have not received adequate colostrum (first milk) from the mother – it contains protective antibodies to fight disease. Diarrhoea or scours is an immediate sign of a problem.
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Reference: Paul Martin, Lifestyle farming in New Zealand. Nelson: Craig Potton Publishing, 2006, p. 16
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