Any calf showing signs of severe pneumonia should be separated from its group and put in isolation. This will help reduce the risk of infection spreading to the rest of the group. It will also allow the calf’s recovery without being bullied or stressed by the rest of the group.
The isolation area should be separated building that does not share its air space with another building that houses livestock. Calves in isolation should get preferential treatment so ensure there is:
• Plenty of bedding,
• No draughts,
• Good ventilation,
• Easy access to fresh palatable food that is not dusty.
The prevention of pneumonia should be discussed with your vet each year to prevent the risk of an outbreak.