is a major cause of calf diarrhoea
(scour) causing long term damage to the gut lining, reduced nutrient
absorption, poor growth performance and can ultimately prove fatal, (Thomson,
peak of shedding oocysts is in the first 2-3 weeks of life, so early
intervention to prevent this significant protozoan from multiplying is
Orego-Stim® is a high quality phytogenic eubiotic containing 100% natural oregano oil.
Orego-Stim with 10ml/calf/day of Orego-Stim® Liquid added to the milk.
All calves then received the same milk and concentrates
until weaning at day 60.
Calves were individually housed until 21 days of age
then housed together in a straw pen until the end of the trial at day 78.
Faecal samples were taken on days 0, 3, 7, 10, 14, 21,
56 and 70 for analysis of Cryptosporidia shedding.
offered 10ml Orego-Stim® Liquid had lower
counts of Cryptosporidia in faeces (p=0.02).
offered 10ml Orego-Stim® Liquid numerically
gained more weight in the first 10 days (597g/d vs 411g/d; p=0.11).
Orego-Stim® Liquid was shown to have a significant benefit in reducing Cryptosporidia shedding in dairy calves offered waste milk.
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