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Calf scours treatment
"The most common cause of death in young calves with scours is dehydration. This kit is a good way to get fluids back into the animal," says Colin Kingsbury who offers a $15 kit to farmers that feeds a liquid mix of sugar, salts and water directly into the stomach.
The kit consists of a small funnel and a long plastic tube. Slipping the tube down to the calf's stomach is a matter of knowing a couple tricks and getting the calf into the proper position. Kingsbury sends along instructions to buyers to help properly administer the liquid.
"Forced feeding with a bottle often results in fluids getting into the windpipe and the lungs. This avoids that problem," he notes. Kingsbury says you can feed 2 quarts of fluid into the animal's stomach in two minutes using his kit.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Colin Kingsbury, Vaile Road, R.D. 4, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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