Cryptosporidia Control - a Weak Link
It is important to be comprehensive when trying to reduce exposure to parasites - especially cryptosporidia.
Remember that now winter is here that our calf coats need to be clean.
I was on farm last Thursday and was pleased to see that every young calf had a CLEAN calf coat.
It is so easy to get busy and let the supply of clean coats get low. Then a soiled coat goes on the next newborn calf. Ooops - that is our weak link.
The farm I was on has a commercial clothes dryer that heats above 140F. That will take care of any Cryptosporidia oocysts that make it past the washing process.