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.