Geof Smith, a professor of ruminant nutrition in the department of population health and pathobiology at North Carolina State University, will address calf diarrhea treatment, neonatal calf dehydration, metabolic acidosis, depression scores, electrolyte abnormalities and negative energy balance during this webinar.
Smith will explain calf diarrhea goals - rehydration, replenish electrolytes, correct acid-base abnormalities and provide nutritional support. "If diarrhea is recognized early, oral electrolyte solution (OES) can successfully address these goals," said Smith. He will provide insights regarding OES product selection and feeding protocols to achieve optimal success.
Furthermore, Smith will address myths related to calf diarrhea treatments. For example, dating back to the 1940s, it's been recommended to withhold milk from calves with diarrhea. "No research has demonstrated that this speeds intestinal healing or resolution," said Smith. "Calves need energy to live; continued milk feeding is important for successful treatment."
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