I have got a calf that has got the scours really bad. It goes out one end as fast as I can put electolytes in the other. It's a hopeless battle. What would you suggest to give him? I've never seen one this bad before.
Electrolyte solutions generally will not cure scours, they do keep the calf hydrated, and alive while the antibiotics kill the bacteria in his gut that is causing the problem. Keeping him on electrolytes and antibiotics for two or three days will usually do the trick. It is important that you do both steps, keep him off milk and treat aggressively with the antibiotics. When you return him to the milk diet, give him a squirt of Probios to restart the good bacterial action in his digestive tract. Good luck.