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14th December, 2017

Treating in calf maiden heifers for Coccidiosis

On farm visits today, in Co. Limerick where client’s revealed that they had to treat their in calf maiden heifers for Coccidiosis. I have encountered clinical cases of this disease whereby rectal palpation revealed very tender rectal wall. One client informed us that it costs in excess of €1000 to treat 33 of his in control calf heifers with a Coccidiostat. The wet weather and associated soil contamination of grazed pastures has been linked to the high prevalence of the disease.