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What Are The Common Diseases In Calves?

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          Navel ill (Joint ill)

  • Umbilical region inflamed
  • Swollen joints
  • Can be managed by dressing the umbilicus with antiseptic at birth and maintaining good hygiene.

          Calf scours (Calf diarrhea)

  • Dirty tail
  • Diarrhea that may contain blood
  • Loss of weight
  • Slow movement
  • Can be managed by first treating the diarrhea and rehydrating the calf with fluids, electrolytes and nutrients
  • Contact a veterinarian


  • Poor body condition
  • Starring coat
  • Pot belly
  • Can be managed by deworming calves regularly at the beginning of the rains

           Calf Pneumonia

  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Difficult breathing
  • Can be managed by providing clean, airy and uncrowded conditions.

Answered by experts from MAAIF

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