Conditions that cause loose or watery manure, often passed at frequent intervals, which may have a bad odour and/or an unusual appearance. What class of stock is affected?
- Focus on prevention for calves that thrive
- Keep the calving environment clean
- Remove calves from their dams early
- Develop a disease prevention program and treatment protocols—train your staff well
- Implement the 3 Step Calf Plan for the control of Johne’s disease
- Manage manure build-up to keep pathogen numbers down
- Handle sick calves carefully to avoid contaminating healthy calves
- If necessary, use humane slaughter techniques
Rearing Healthy Calves: Focus on prevention for calves that thrive (PDF, 880KB)
This document helps you with disease prevention strategies, including good calving pre-care, minimising contact with manure, and effective cleaning.