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Do you need to test your calf scour?

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Laurence Cohen

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15 September 2020

We have the ability to investigate calf scours at both Hokitika and Greymouth clinics. Our quick test can tell you which of the 4 main scour pathogens are present in a fecal sample; E. coli, rotavirus, coronavirus (the non-human kind unfortunately), and cryptosporidium. 

Drop off a small sample of scours (we only need around a teaspoon amount) from affected calves, in a sample pot. If someone is available to run it the results can be reported back to you in around 15 minutes. This information will allow us to identify best treatment, causes, as well as best prevention methods and minimising infection on to other calves.

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