Date: Tuesday, October 17th –  Friday, October 20th 2023

Location: Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Leof. Alexandras 10, Athina 106 82, Athens

MSD Animal Health invites you in a two-day scientific event dedicated to the management of Cryptosporidium in cattle.

Well-known experts will share new scientific insights that can help both farmers and veterinarians fight this disease and possibly prevent it all together, improving the health and growth of young calves and their environment.

Cryptosporidium is a major cause of diarrhea outbreaks worldwide. The parasite that causes this disease affects both humans and animals. In one study, an oral dose as low as 17 oocysts was sufficient to result in infection with diarrhea and fecal oocysts shedding in some animals. To put this number into context, a naturally infected 6-day-old calf that sheds oocysts for 6 days can shed over 3×1010 oocysts. These oocysts can survive for long periods of time in the environment and are not easily killed by disinfectants. Severe cryptosporidiosis in neonatal calves’ results in long term affects such as weight gain, production efficiency and cost to the farmer. Studies also suggest that Neonatal Calf Disease can increase the calfs’ chances of experiencing respiratory disease in the future.

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