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Message Title: Elk Scours
Author: Bob A.  Posted: 06\29\2001 01:21
Location: AB
Antler, would reiterate and agree that antibiotics don't combate the viruses, only secondary problems. The approach by the vet was to treat metabolic accidosis with I.V. electrolye fluids. Timing is crucial in getting an affected calf on I.V. prior to it getting "flat out". Once to a certain point, a calf gets critical quickly and does not recover despite treatment.
Once one case occurs, keeping a close and watchful eye for other symptomatic calves and then acting promptly is very important.