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| Diarrhea

Diarrhoea is the most common condition in calves. "It hinders growth and development and leads to inconvenience, extra work and loss," explained Agrifirm's youngstock specialist Ger van Wersch, listing all the reasons why diarrhoea should be prevented and cured as much as possible. "One day of diarrhoea means four days of lost growth." Diarrhoea can be divided into nutrition-related diarrhoea and infectious diarrhoea.

| Colostrum, Diarrhea, Respiratory health

A calf is born with no antibodies against disease. It is therefore of life-saving importance that the calf be given as much colostrum as possible, as quickly as possible.

| Diarrhea
| Diarrhea
| Diarrhea

In the judgement of young cattle specialist Ger van Wersch, among calves suffering from nutrition-based diarrhea, everything should be focused on re-establishing a calm gastrointestinal tract.

| Diarrhea, Milk powder, Respiratory health

We all know that cows are ruminants. However, a newborn calf (pre-ruminant) acts like a monogastric animal. The milk bypasses the rumen and flows directly into the abomasum by the esophageal groove reflex. So if you want your calves to become strong and high milk producing heifers, it is of high importance that the rumen starts developing as soon as possible, without limiting the energy intake in the first weeks of life! This is the challenge!

| Colostrum, Diarrhea, Housing, Hygiene, Milk powder, Respiratory health

Find out more on feeding schedules and the importance of feeding your calves with concentrate and roughage.

| Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition that regularly occurs in many calves. Often something can be done about it.

| Diarrhea

Alongside colostrum, proper digestion of milk makes a vital contribution to the health of calves. The IMAGRO intestinal health formula already promoted digestion in the stomach and large intestine, and now, enriched with an emulsifier, helps improve digestion in the small intestine, too. As a consequence, the upgraded Kalvolac now offers optimum support to the entire digestive system, leading to increased growth and less diarrhea.