unknown scouring reasons?

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ivan.strilk

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i have 5 bottle calves that are scouring. 1 is three weeks old who was scouring 3 days after she was born, i treated her and she was fine untile 2 1/2 weeks later i seen she had navel infection. when i started treating her for navel ill, she started scouring again? the other four were scouring a few days after i got them. i also have a bigger calf(150 lbs of the mother) she is weaned and she also seems to have diahrea or watery feces. 2 of the calves drink less then they ussually do? the milk i feed the calves is supposed one of the best kind? does any one know what the problem could be?
 

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Ivan, I'm even newer to this than you are, but am also raising bottle calves.
They both started to scour about 4 days after I brought them home. I suspected that I was feeding more milk replacer than they were used to, so I backed their feedings down to 3 pints twice daily, with 2 quarts of electrolyte mix fed mid day. They improved after about 3 days so I resumed regular quatity, but still kept them on electrolytes. They started to scour again after 2 days. I reduced their milk again, but started adding about 6oz of yogurt as a probiotic to their electrolyte. They were back to normal within 36 hours and I resumed their 2 quart bottles another 36 hours after that. They've had no problems since, and I still give them the yogurt in 2 quarts water every 4-5 days for maintenance. It may be coincidence about the yogurt, but I like to play it safe.
 

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ivan.strilk":3ua57nns said:
1 is three weeks old who was scouring 3 days after she was born, i treated her and she was fine untile 2 1/2 weeks later i seen she had navel infection. when i started treating her for navel ill, she started scouring again?

Could that be due to a reaction to antibiotics ?
 

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