Agri Academy Module 5 - Coccidiosis: Prevent Calf Losses on Your Farm

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Our Vet and trainer for this Module of Agri Academy Kieran O Mahony discusses Coccidiosis and looks at how you can prevent calf losses on your farm? We would like to extend our thanks to Bayer Animal Health for their technical expertise in creating this next Agri Academy Module.

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease and one of the most common causes of diarrhoea in calves. Coccidiosis is a very prevalent disease in calves and has a major economic impact on Irish farms.

In this module of Agri Academy; we cover the following; key areas;

  1. What is Coccidiosis?
  2. Coccidiosis Life Cycle
  3. Symptoms
  4. Economic Impact
  5. Risk Factors
  6. Treatment
  7. Prevention
  8. Disinfection


Your Instructor


Kieran O Mahony
Kieran O Mahony

Kieran O’Mahony MVB graduated from UCD in 1998. Originally from Cork, he began his veterinary career in Glen Veterinary, Tipperary Town in August 1998 and has worked there ever since.

Kieran has a particular interest in Dairy Herd Health and Reproduction.

Glen Veterinary has a 7 vet team providing a full-time service to the West Tipperary and East Limerick area.


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