In cases of diarrhoea there is often thin, watery faecal waste. This may sometimes be accompanied by pain and intestinal cramps. Diarrhoea can have a variety of causes, for example incorrect feed, infections (bacteria or viruses) or worms. In the case of an intestinal infection, the effects on health especially in young animals can be significant because irreparable damage to the intestinal wall occurs. Bacteria such as Clostridium and E.Coli, and the Rota and Corona viruses are well-known causes of diarrhoea.
The best way to prevent diarrhoea is to ensure good hygiene, the timely provision of sufficient colostrum and good resistance.