Respiratory diseases of dairy calves can be extremely harmful for the longevity of young, housed calves, they can be caused by bacterial agents such as ammonia. Other respiratory diseases in your calves may include calf diphtheria, calf coughs and lungworm.
Affected calves might cough and could be either bright and well with minimal discharge from their nose/eyes or they could be very sick. Early diagnosis, treatment and prevention is really important as once the calves are sick the damage to the lungs can be permanent, meaning the calves will continue to be susceptible to respiratory disease as they grow.
By using ZorbiFresh™ Active in your calving pens to avoid ammonia growth and prevent damp and smelly bedding, you will help eliminate bacteria as soon as it is laid.