Diagnostics of Dairy and Beef Cattle Diarrhea

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Calf diarrhea is a multifactorial disease related to a combination of host and pathogen factors. The most common pathogens found in diarrheic calves are cryptosporidium, rotavirus, coronavirus, Salmonella, attaching and effacing E coli and F5 (K99) Escherichia coli. Increased mortality and morbidity are often due to the presence of more than one pathogen. This article includes a discussion of key information to obtain a clinical history, the pathogens, pathology findings, and diagnostic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-464
Number of pages22
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Calf diarrhea
  • Coronavirus
  • Cryptosporidium
  • E coli
  • Rotavirus
  • Salmonella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals


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