Winter moisture puts calves at risk in Northwest

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KXLH reports Montana ranchers have taken extra care of calves as the cold, wet winter has raised the frequency of scours and diseases after the calving season.

Producers in northern Montana have lost more calves, but the increased rate of diseases is prevalent across the state. Cow calf operators in the area have seen more cases of scours recently due to this spring’s precipitation.

Montana State University Extension agent Brian Sarchet told KXLH how the wet weather enables calves to spread diseases this time of year. Sarchet advises producers to vaccinate for the disease and move calves with scours away from healthy animals.

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Source: KXLH

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