WE HAVE A CALF WHOSE MOTHER DIED GIVING BIRTH. CALF IS BEING BOTTLE FED PER FEED INSTRUCTIONS TWO FEEDINGS OF 1/2 GAL. EACH; HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH CALF IS STRONG AND APPEARS HEALTHY SEEMS TO BE RAVENOUS AT FEEDINGS WE ARE WONDERING IF WE SHOULD INCREASE FEEDINGAMOUNT OR ADD AN EXTRA FEEDING. POSSIBLY GET A NIPPLE THAT WILL KEEP HER FROM EATING SO FAST.
Type of Animal: CALF
Pet's Gender: MALE
Pet's Age: 5 DAYS
Name of Animal: BUSTER
NEW BORN MILK AND BABY CALF FEED
What is the breed of your calf?
How much do you think he weighs?
Does he cough when he is sucking on the nipple?
WEIGHT APPROX. 75 LBS BLACK ANGUS
Yes. You can increase the volume of each feeding to 3/4 gallon.
If she won't take that much at one feeding you can feed a third feeding of 1/2 gallon.
If she does not cough when she nurses, you don't need to use a different nipple.
If she was getting the milk replacer too fast, she would be coughing when nursing.
35 years of experience