Calf scour

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
Snap test has come back as crypto, luckily negative for rotavirus, ecoli and cocci

Given calf a bag of fluids in the vein and will have to see

We had crypto a couple of years ago, tried a few things, finally got parafor liquid from vet. Squirt down the throat for first week did the trick.
Keep the chin up, the person who tells you they have no dead stock has no livestock.
 
Snap test has come back as crypto, luckily negative for rotavirus, ecoli and cocci

Given calf a bag of fluids in the vein and will have to see

@Jdunn55 the moment I read your first post I thought crypto, PLEASE make sure you are seriously careful about your hygiene routine, not just with the calves, but yourself. Crypto stuck me in hospital for some time once. With the symptoms, it gets bad, then seems to start getting better, then gets really bad. Look after yourself mate.
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
@Jdunn55 the moment I read your first post I thought crypto, PLEASE make sure you are seriously careful about your hygiene routine, not just with the calves, but yourself. Crypto stuck me in hospital for some time once. With the symptoms, it gets bad, then seems to start getting better, then gets really bad. Look after yourself mate.

I know a man whose 6 year old son was in hospital for a week with it. Our boy was off school for a week with it, had environmental health on with me wondering if I knew where he could have picked it up.
Really nasty bug.
 

Jdunn55

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@Jdunn55 the moment I read your first post I thought crypto, PLEASE make sure you are seriously careful about your hygiene routine, not just with the calves, but yourself. Crypto stuck me in hospital for some time once. With the symptoms, it gets bad, then seems to start getting better, then gets really bad. Look after yourself mate.
Uh oh 😳 I've just treated them and then stuck the bloody gun in my mouth whilst I grabbed the next calf 🙈 what happens if I dose myself with halocure...
 
Uh oh 😳 I've just treated them and then stuck the bloody gun in my mouth whilst I grabbed the next calf 🙈 what happens if I dose myself with halocure...
If you catch it, you start sh*tting.

When I had it, the week it got the worst and I was carted into hospital, the hospital weighed me, by the end of the week I had lost 2 stone. Bearing in mind I had already had it for a few days.
 

Ducati899

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Location
north dorset
Don’t be so hard on yourself,we were flying along with no trouble at all, up until 3 weeks ago,cleaned calving yard out and boom had nothing but trouble with next 5 calves born,1 died so got vet to sample straight away and came back as crypto,halogen for 7 days has sorted it right out for me and all settled down now
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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