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Have a holstein about 7 weeks old that i have been bottle feeding

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have a holstein about 7 weeks old that i have been bottle feeding for six weeks started acting like it wanted the bottle but keep spiting out the nipple and wouldnt keep the nipple in his mouth let him out in the pasture this morning with other calves and he ate grass and sweet feed but when i put him in the pen this evening he ran into the fence twice and till wouldnt eat the bottle and was covered in sweat could it be rabbies or is it someting else ...thanks mark
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 years ago.
Good Morning Mark and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I am so sorry that it has taken so long to get to your question, Mark.
Often, the holstein calves do not get sufficient Colostrum from their mothers and this sets them up for infections due to an immature immuen system. I fear that your little guy may have caught a bacteria r virus that is affecting the neurologic system. This can be an encephalitis and your vet will eant to treat aggressively with antibiotics as well as anti inflammatory medications If he has gotten worse over this period of time, it may be too late for this treatment.
Consult your local vet for guidance and an exam.
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