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Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a 3 day old calf that wont suck a bottle. We have been
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We are having calves born healthy, up quickly, nursing and
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we are having problems with our newborn hereford calves. They
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we have a pedigree south devon calf born after a difficult
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