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Just had results of scouring calf sample.<br>Does anyone know if this is able to be picked up by soon to calve cows and passed onto offspring.<br>Has anyone any ideas on beating this problem?Thanks in advance.
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Crypto is a zoonotic disease which means it can be passed to any species, including you. Be careful handling the calf. Consult your vet and use a very good antibiotic and watch for dehydration, that is what kills most crypto positive calves.: Just had results of scouring calf sample.<br>: Does anyone know if this is able to be picked up by soon to calve cows and passed onto offspring.<br>: Has anyone any ideas on beating this problem?Thanks in advance.<p>
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Here is a link to an article on cryptosporidium. It is a parasite. The reason it is so difficult to get rid of is that it goes thru a stage where it lives in a hard cyst that protects it from nearly everything. It is communicable to humans and other mammals. There is no treatment for a calf with crypto, other than supportive. It's a really tough illness to combat, is easily spread, and can be a long term problem.
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.americanprotein.com/calf/calfnotes/APCCN12.htm">http://www.americanprotein.com/calf/calfnotes/APCCN12.htm</a></ul>
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