Sav-A-Caf® Scours & Pneumonia Treatment is a nutritionally complete milk replacer to be fed to pre-weaned herd replacement calves continuously for 7 to 14 days in place of normal calf milk replacer. For the treatment of bacterial enteritis (scours) caused by Escherichia coli and bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever complex) caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to Oxytetracycline; Also for the treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis, scours) caused by Escherichia coli susceptible to Neomycin.
- Elevated levels of vitamins and organic trace minerals support the calf’s immune system
- Exclusive “Magic Crystal” technology produces milk replacer that mixes effortlessly and stays in solution
Using the plastic measuring scoop enclosed in the bag, add 6 level scoops of dry Scours & Pneumonia Treatment powder to 2 quarts of clean, warm (110°-115° F) water and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk. The enclosed scoop holds approximately 1.07 ounces (30.3 grams) of dry powder by weight.
Allow the mixed milk replacer solution to cool to 100° F before feeding. Feed the entire volume of medicated milk replacer solution (approximately 2 quarts) twice daily to provide 1000 mg of oxytetracycline and 1000 mg of neomycin base for each 100 pounds of calf body weight daily. Feed the medicated milk replacer in place of normal calf milk replacer continuously for 7 to 14 days. If symptoms persist after feeding the medicated milk replacer for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Continue feeding the medicated milk replacer for 24 to 48 hours after the remission of disease symptoms.
CALF MANAGEMENT TIPS
Remove bottle calves immediately after birth to a clean, well-bedded area away from the mother. Dry the calf, and then saturate the umbilical cord in a 7% iodine solution. Feed colostrum as soon as possible after the calf is born.
COLOSTRUM HANDLING AND FEEDING
Always wash the udder thoroughly before milking and collect colostrum into a clean container. Feed the calf only clean, fresh colostrum that is free from blood, manure, or chunky material. Measure the quality of the colostrum with a colostrometer whenever possible and set aside lower quality colostrum for feeding on days 2 to 3. Stored colostrum must be chilled immediately after collection to slow bacterial growth. Discard any unused refrigerated colostrum after 1 week, and any unused frozen colostrum after 6 months. Warm cold or frozen colostrum gently over a warm water bath (excessive heat can damage the proteins).
Feed colostrum to the calf in a nipple bottle, or use an esophageal tube feeder if the calf will not drink voluntarily. Continue to feed colostrum for the first day of life, then transition to Sav-A-Caf® milk replacer on day 2. If high-quality colostrum is in short supply or is not available, you may feed Sav-A-Caf® Colostrum Supplement, or Ultra Start® Colostrum Supplement according to label directions. Calves that do not receive colostrum may scour easily.
CALF STARTER AND WATER
Fresh, clean water and high-quality calf starter should be available to the calf free choice at all times beginning on day 2 or 3. Offer small amounts of fresh calf starter daily until the calf is consuming it regularly, then make it available free choice. Feed and water pails should be dumped and scrubbed regularly to prevent bacterial growth – at least 2 to 3 times per week or more often if they become contaminated with urine or manure.
FEEDING THE SCOURING CALF
For calves with scours (diarrhea), add 1 to 2 feedings of Sav-A-Caf® Electrolytes Plus in between milk replacer feedings to help maintain hydration. If your calf is showing signs of pneumonia or other respiratory disease (labored breathing, coughing, etc.), consult with your veterinarian.
NOTE: Dehydration from scours or other stress can be very serious. Contact your veterinarian if symptoms worsen or do not improve within a few days, or if the calf becomes visibly dehydrated.
Most healthy calves can be weaned from milk replacer at 8 to12 weeks of age, provided they are in good physical condition and are consuming at least 2 pounds of calf starter grain each day. Do not offer hay or other forage until after the calf is weaned from milk replacer.
The suggestions listed above are only suggestions and are not to be interpreted as a substitute for having a veterinarian or qualified animal nutritionist provide recommendations. The reader’s implementation of the above suggestions are exclusively the reader’s decision. Milk Products Inc. makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding these suggestions. The reader agrees that Milk Products Inc. shall have no liability in connection therewith.
HELPFUL CONVERSIONS FOR LIQUID MEASURE:
1/2 gallon = 2 quarts = 4 pints
WARNING: Withdraw 5 days before slaughter. A withdrawal period has not been established for use in pre-ruminating calves.
Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. A milk discard time has not been established for use in lactating dairy cattle.
Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older.
Dried whey, dried whey product, dried whey protein concentrate, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid & ethoxyquin), dried animal plasma, coconut oil, calcium carbonate, dextrose, corn syrup solids, dried skimmed milk, maltodextrin, sodium silico aluminate, vitamin E supplement, artificial flavor, ascorbic acid, iron proteinate, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, zinc proteinate, niacin supplement, selenium yeast, brewer's dried yeast, vitamin A supplement, DL-methionine, manganese proteinate, vitamin D3 supplement, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, zinc sulfate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, cobalt proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), silicon dioxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin.
Crude protein, (min.) 22.0%, Crude fat, (min.) 22.0%, Crude fiber, (max.) 0.10%, Ash, (max.) 11.0%, Calcium, (min.) 1.25%, (max.) 1.75%, Phosphorus, (min.) 0.70%, Albumin protein, (min.) 2.92%, Globulin protein, (min.) 1.40%, Vitamin A, (min.) 65,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D3, (min.) 15,000 IU/lb, Vitamin E, (min.) 350 IU/lb, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), (min.) 400 mg/lb.
Active Drug Ingredients:
Neomycin sulfate 1.25 g/lb, Oxytetracycline (from Oxytetracycline Dihydrate, equivalent to Oxytetracycline hydrochloride) 1.25 g/lb.