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We have a 6 day old calf that never would nurse from the

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We have a 6 day old calf that never would nurse from the mama. We were unable to get the colostrum to him right away, but did within 48 hours. We have been bottle feeding him for the last 5 days but he does not seem to be doing well. He is now bleeding from his rectum.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

Are you referring to a calf or puppy?

How much blood did you see? A spoonful, more or less?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Is he passing diarrhea? What color?

How is his appetite?

Any belly pain?