Scours can be a problem in calves this time of year. NDSU Extension veterinarian Gerald Stokka says a majority of cases occur when calves are three to 16 days old. Inadequate nutrition, poor weather conditions and overcrowding in lots can increase the chance of scours. “The main symptom producers see is a depressed, dehydrated calf,” says Stokka. “For treatment, those calves need fluids and electrolytes. Antibiotic treatment is needed when a bacterial infection has gone beyond the intestinal tract.” Stokka also advises producers to watch for respiratory infection and coccidiosis in young calves. Hear more in this interview.