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We just purchased a jersey calf about a week ago he was about

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We just purchased a jersey calf about a week ago he was about 5/6 weeks old. Today he died. Any thoughts as we have another the same age.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years 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:
What did his stools look like?
Was he eating?
What were you feeding?
What kind of trouble did he have with standing?
Was he weak, lethargic, or did he have swollen joints?
Any froth or excess saliva found after he died?
Was anything disturbed around his body (as if he could have knocked it over or scraped the dirt if he had a seizure)?
Any access to chemicals, toxins, mold in feed, or toxic plants?