Prophylactic use of decoquinate for infections with Cryptosporidium parvum in experimentally challenged neonatal calves.

@article{Moore2003ProphylacticUO,
  title={Prophylactic use of decoquinate for infections with Cryptosporidium parvum in experimentally challenged neonatal calves.},
  author={Dale A. Moore and Edward Robert Atwill and John H. Kirk and Dipa P Brahmbhatt and Laura Herrera Alonso and Lingling Hou and Matthew D Singer and Tracy D Miller},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={223 6},
  pages={839-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of daily oral administration of decoquinate to neonatal calves experimentally challenged with various numbers of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. DESIGN Clinical trial. ANIMALS 75 calves. PROCEDURE Calves were purchased from a commercial dairy during a 5-week period. Calves were housed in individual hutches and fed milk replacer with or without decoquinate (2 mg/kg [0.9 mg/lb per day]). Calves were randomly assigned to treatment and 1 of 5 challenge groups… CONTINUE READING
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