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I have a 6 week old calf that began to be lathargic. She had
I have a 6 week old calf that began to be lathargic. She had no problems at birth and the mother has provided ample milk. No sign of scours and I listened to her breathing and did not hear anything so… read more
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Jay Bickers
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Doctoral Degree
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I bought a 2 -3 week calf and he is getting dehydrated due
I bought a 2 -3 week calf and he is getting dehydrated due to scours. I bought some pills at the feed store but its not working. He is deficateing nothing but yellow water. He needs an IV but I don't … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
23,723 satisfied customers
Calf cant suck 2 days old pretty weak Mouth seems fine, Put
Calf cant suck 2 days old pretty weak Mouth seems fine, Put tube down esophagus and Put a mixture of Colostrum and real milk got lots of Brown/red stool out the backside after that, is the calf just r… read more
Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have a week old heifer dairy calf. She came through a sale
I have a week old heifer dairy calf. She came through a sale barn to an individual and then to me. I got her Sept 23. She was taking her bottle twice a day until this morning. She took about 1/3 of a … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,344 satisfied customers
have a 3 month old calf - angus. Mother would not take her,
have a 3 month old calf - angus. Mother would not take her, have bottled her but she has constantly had foul smelling scour like bowels since the beginning, has developed a pot belly which expands wit… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
HI. I raise dairy calves for a living. I have for a long time.
HI. I raise dairy calves for a living. I have for a long time. Our winter here in Kentucky has been especially hard this year. We have lost several calves here lately. They take the scours within a we… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
I have a two month old beef calf whose mother died when she
I have a two month old beef calf whose mother died when she was 5 weeks old. I have been feeding her 2 quarts of mild replacer 3 times a day; 7 a.m.-2 p.m.-9p.m. I have tried two brands of calf starte… read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
468 satisfied customers
Hi , we have a friesan heifer calf about 2 weeks old that has
Hi , we have a friesan heifer calf about 2 weeks old that has been on a foster cow Jersey with her own calf , all was good till the cow started rejecting it in preference to her own calf, I noticed to… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
2 week old calf could not get up this pm no energy had to bottle
2 week old calf could not get up this pm no energy had to bottle her to get elecroites in to in to her is there any thing else i could do… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
23,723 satisfied customers
Have a 2 weeks old calf that we noticed last week was still
Have a 2 weeks old calf that we noticed last week was still wobbly in his back legs. We realised she was not sucking from the mother. My husband milked some milk from the mother and the calf slowly dr… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
We have a 6 wk old calf that has had the scours for over a
We have a 6 wk old calf that has had the scours for over a week they now have blood in the stools and he is not eating or drinking -- we did give him penicillin a week ago and no change. what do you d… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
Im at a loss...2week old bottle calf...we took her from her
I'm at a loss...2week old bottle calf...we took her from her mother because she could not get her head down low enough to find the teat..."Dummy Calf Syndrome"? Anyway brought her to the house not kno… read more
Dr. Jill
Dr. Jill
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
289 satisfied customers
We are inexperienced calf raisers. We got two drop calves
We are inexperienced calf raisers. We got two drop calves from someone that needed to get rid of them due to moving. They are 3 weeks old, bottle fed milk replacer, had colostrum and haven't had any s… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
I have a three week old calf in my barn that I am having to
I have a three week old calf in my barn that I am having to feed with a large syringe every two hours..He does not suck...He has been giving LA200, B12, Kick Start, and medicated milk replacement for … read more
Dr. Darren
Dr. Darren
Large Animal Vet
Doctoral Degree
60 satisfied customers
I have a 3 week old bummer calf who has been doing fairly well.
I have a 3 week old bummer calf who has been doing fairly well. She now has scours, is not urinating, only scouring. Tonight she lost interest in her bottle. I have some Bio Sponge (stops scours in fo… read more
Dr. Kathy
Dr. Kathy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
69 satisfied customers
I got a week old bottle calf about one week ago. He has had
I got a week old bottle calf about one week ago. He has had scours starting on about the sconed day I got him. I have tubed him with elecrolytes and goat milk aternating about four times a day, about … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
hi i have a 3 week old calf (holstine) he had bloody scours
hi i have a 3 week old calf (holstine) he had bloody scours and we have been treating that but he still seems to look like he is always trying to go to the bathroom. and kind of like coughing. my husb… read more
Dr. Larson
Dr. Larson
DVM
1,381 satisfied customers
We just lost a 2 month old heifer calf - started with a touch
We just lost a 2 month old heifer calf - started with a touch of scours and became paralyzed in the hind quarters. She ate and drank but when she was chewing the hay she would foam at the mouth. Now w… read more
Dr. Margo
Dr. Margo
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
432 satisfied customers
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