Diarrhoea in Dairy animals

Forum: Management of Diarrhoea in Dairy animals

Published on: 02/14/2011
Author/s : Dr.Abhishek Jain (Cattle remedies India Ltd.)
Diarrhoea is a multifactorial disease entity that can have serious financial and animal welfare implications in dairy herds. It has been estimated that 75% of early calf mortality in dairy herds is caused by acute diarrhoea in the pre-weaning period Diarrhoea is a common complaint in cattle and young ruminants (particularly in the first few months of life). Many of the pathogens and management pr...
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February 14, 2011
It is a wonderful article which addressed the practical problem being faced by all
livestock producers. I must congratulate the author for his try in right direction
Dinesh Rawat Dinesh Rawat
Product Manager
March 1, 2011

Good one abhishek

Great article about the management of Diarrhoea in Dairy animals 

March 5, 2011

Must complement article. But, more emphasis is given on factors of diarrhoea other than nutritional origin. In todays scenario, definitely diarrhoea is of bacterial or viral origin becuase of hygiene problem, but in most of the organized dairy farms it is due to abnormal ratio of grain: forage. It wil be nice if implications of natural products are applied to nutritional orifindiarrhoea are applied.

Mina Sedra Mina Sedra
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
July 2, 2012

Dear sir , welcome
I have an addition to this important article, that using of natural products "probiotics" has a great role in minimizing the chances of enteropathogens existance in intestine, in addition that these bacteria secretes natural anti-microbial substances that kill salmonella & E.coli.
Dr. Mina Edward

Linda Mcmillan Linda Mcmillan
February 6, 2013

Dr. Edward,
I raise dairy goats in confinement in the Dominican Republic and since all our forage is cut and carry we do see diarrhea in the animals. There are several influential factors involved which contribute to the cause and for that reason we are looking for a natural way to combat the effects which mainly are loss of milk production. I would like to know more about the "probiotics" that you are suggesting and how they might be manageable when administering to the entire herd (around 150 milkers) as a preventive measure. If you would like additional information it can be supplied. Thank you.

Bhaskar Ganguly Bhaskar Ganguly
Ph.D. (Veterinary Biochemistry)
June 1, 2018
Linda Mcmillan I am happy to note that you are "looking for a natural way". Ayurvet Limited offers two polyherbal products, viz. Salcochek and Diaroak, that have been shown to be extremely effective at preventing neonatal diarrhea across species and geographical locations. Thanks.
Zahidrafiq Zahidrafiq
Animal Health Technologist
February 7, 2013

Dr. Zahid Rafique

Good Article about Diarrhoea in Dairy animals.
I m working in dairy sector. No doubt Diarrhoea is multifactorial disease, we minimize only by Good immunity development via different vaccines, Balanced Diet, Good Hygiene, Prophylactive measures to handle any stress factor, Early diagnosis and followed by good treatment.

Linda Mcmillan Linda Mcmillan
February 8, 2013

Can immunity be developed through natural means with the understanding that diet, hygiene, a minimizing stress factors are of the utmost importance? I'm wondering if vaccines in themselves are but a delay factor for the inevitable but that by developing either through genetics and/or selection we can develop a more permanent and cost effective effect.

Qamar Abbas Qamar Abbas
February 8, 2013

very good article about Diarrhoea in Dairy animals. calf diarrhea treated with sulpha. fluid therapy. electrolytes.plz tell me is any successful treatment for jhones, is recovery possible beause in field no recovery from jhony, if recover animal so weak not gain previous status again.plz how further research ?

Linda Mcmillan Linda Mcmillan
February 8, 2013

Of course, we need to treat the immediate (literally prevent dehydration and further damage to the intestional lining) and that is where sulfa or other antibiotics come into play. However, on a long range projection, do you think it is possible to look beyond the immediate and strive for more permanent resistance?
On my dairy goat farm, I noticed that there are animals that never have diarrhea and there are others that repeat diarrhea. Eliminating major factors such as bacterial and/or viral infections, parasites, coccidias, etc., I believe changes in forage and feeding patterns are very influential as causes of diarrhea as a metabolic disease. Either way, I'm thinking that genetic/and/or selection of those individuals or families that offer resistance might be profitable. However, other than field records I have no way of doing detailed scientific study to verify or disprove my theory. I know that the economic impact on raising replacement animals and on production losses can be devastating to a small producer. Also I know that small producers have neither the means nor the knowledge with which to manage non-resistant animals. I believe that the answer is within the animal itself when human factors are managed properly. What do you think?

May 21, 2016
sir cow is suffring from bloody diarria from last three day
. what would i have to do?
hafsha hossain hafsha hossain
June 11, 2017
I need your helping hand about a thesis paper on bacterial diarrhoea in milch cow.
May 22, 2018

It is useful article to refer DDs of Diarrhea, I recommend treatment options also will be included.

September 10, 2020

What can I use for diarrhea treatment?

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