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Scours in beef calves: causes and treatments

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Villarroel, Aurora
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-22T16:49:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-22T16:49:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20600
dc.description Published April 2009. Reviewed July 2013. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract Scours is the common name for diarrhea in calves. Diarrhea is a disease of the digestive system characterized by watery feces and increased frequency of bowel movements. The high water content in the feces results in water loss from the body (dehydration). Along with water, the body loses electrolytes, which are needed to maintain all bodily functions. The loss of electrolytes causes a condition called metabolic acidosis, which will kill the calf if it is not corrected promptly (in less than 2 days). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8977 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8977 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scours en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scours -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scours -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calves -- Diseases en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calves -- Diseases -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calves -- Diseases -- Prevention en_US
dc.title Scours in beef calves: causes and treatments en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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