Scours

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scours

neonatal diarrhoea in ruminants.

Origin: M.E. Scuren, to rush

calf scours, a diarrhoeal disease of newborn calves caused by several different enteropathogens, particularly the bacterium escherichia coli; two syndromes are recognised, acute disease characterised by dehydration and rapid death and subacute disease characterised by persistent diarrhoea and emaciation.