What is Cryptosporidosis?

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Causes scour usually in calves 5 – 25 days old. It can be moderate to severs. Calves can become dehydrated very quickly.

 

What are the causes of Cryptosporidosis?

Cryptosporidium parvum. This can be shed from some cows in faeces, also already present in faecal matter on the farm.

 

How would you diagnose Cryptosporidosis?

Send a faecal sample to laboratory / vet for diagnosis.

 

How do I treat Cryptosporidosis?

Oral electrolyte therapy for dehydration and your vet will also need to prescribe medication.

 

How can I prevent Cryptosporidosis?

Hygiene measures.

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