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The association of non-clotting of cow's milk with scour in the single suckled beef calf
  1. WS Johnston,
  2. GK Maclachlan and
  3. GF Hopkins

Abstract

An apparent correlation between the clotting ability of cows milk and the prevalence of scour in suckling calves was investigated. Fifty-eight per cent of the milk samples of mothers of scouring single suckled calves showed impaired clotting ability. While the cause of this remains unknown there appears to be a link with diet. The poor clotting ability is probably a contributory factor in the aetiology of scour in the suckler calf, as the abnormality has only been seen in the milk from mothers of scouring calves.

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