Zoetis, formally Pfizer Animal Health, are teaming up with D&B Supply for a sale on Zoetis products from February 11, 2013 through April 28, 2013.
According to Zoetis, the new name, Zoetis (zo-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” Their commitment remains unchanged – to better understand and address, in truly relevant ways, the real world challenges faced by those who raise and care for farm and companion animals. Our renewed focus is simple: For animals. For health. For you.
Terramycin Scours Tablets, Re-Sorb, Entrolyte H.E., Calf-Guard and ScourGuard 4KC along with Liquamycin LA-200 are all on sale during this promotion.
A recent flyer distributed by Zoetis, listed the top ten thing to know about scours:
- Scours is a syndrome, not a specific disease. Causes can include viruses, protozoa, bacteria, or inadequate nutrition.
- Scours is a threat to calf productivity. Death can occur within 12 to 48 hours of infection.
- If a scouring calf lives, it may end up weighing 20 lbs. less at weaning compared to a healthy calf. This is why it is important to have a sound prevention program in place.
- Prevention starts with the mother, before calving. She needs a diet with adequate protein and energy to help ensure her colostrum has sufficient antibodies.
- Vaccinating pregnant cows and heifers helps ensure colostrum has protective antibodies.
- Colostrum is the only source of immunity for a newborn calf, and they need four quarts with the first four to six hours of birth.
- Calves born to heifers are usually more susceptible to scours.
- Keep calving areas clean and equipment clean to minimize the exposure to infectious agents.
- Crowding, introduction of purchased animals, and calving cows and heifers together can increase the risk of scours.
- Early detection and immediate rehydration with fluids and electrolytes may save a scouring calf.