October 2022


Evaluating the effectiveness of colostrum as a therapy for diarrhea in pre-weaned calves. By Carter et al., page 9982. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of providing colostrum to young dairy calves with diarrhea as a means to improve the resolution of diarrhea and growth through the pre-weaning period. Fecal consistency score, the severity of diarrhea, weight throughout the study, serum immunoglobulin G concentration, and the original source of the calf were recorded. It was determined that feeding colostrum at the onset of diarrhea could reduce the days to resolve diarrhea and improve growth during the preweaning period.

H.S.M. Carter, M.A. Steele, J.H.C. Costa, D.L. Renaud
Journal of Dairy Science, DOI:https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2022-22187