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I have a baby calf about 2 weeks old and just seems weak, he
I have a baby calf about 2 weeks old and just seems weak, he has a hard time standing, he is taking 2 quarts of milk replacer twice a day … read more
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Valerie
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Doctorate /Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Had to have a calf pulled 2 days ago . Very hard birth on the baby bull calf. He has yet to nurse . We tubed colostrum after he was born . And tubed him again that next morning because he was not gett… read more
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Dr Linda
Veterinarian
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Mammy rejected calf; got a little colostrum via bottle but was not able to get enough nourishment into him via bottle feeding; he acts like something wrong with tongue/swallowing techniques; I have be… read more
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Dr. Rein
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Just had another calf born this am and doesn't seem to be
Just had another calf born this am and doesn't seem to be able to hold it self up seems to be in back legs. We tried bottle on him and seems to have problems with the tongue placement. This is the sec… read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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We have a 3 week old calf that keeps relapsing into state
We have a 3 week old calf that keeps relapsing into state where he can't get up and is very weak. When he is down we treat with electrolytes and vitamin b and la 200 injections. He recovers and is pla… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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Calf cant suck 2 days old pretty weak Mouth seems fine, Put
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Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
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Doctoral Degree
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found a very young heifer calf in my pasture we lease, not sure if she got colostrum or no
found a very young heifer calf in my pasture we lease, not sure if she got colostrum or not, couldn't get her to mother up, brought her home, have her on a all milk protein replacer, she's drinking 2 … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Veterinarian
DVM
2,708 satisfied customers
We have recently purchased four pregnant Angus cows. They
We have recently purchased four pregnant Angus cows. They haven't been delivered yet but had a call in regards XXXXX XXXXX calf that was dropped this evening. The mother kicked and went on and refused… read more
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Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
I have a calf that was born 3 1/2 days ago. I suspect the
I have a calf that was born 3 1/2 days ago. I suspect the calf never sucked. At 36 hrs of age I discovered the calf hidden out in weak shape (maybe due to sun and heat). I gave the calf colostrum supp… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
we had a cow have a calf this morning and the calf is to weak
we had a cow have a calf this morning and the calf is to weak to support itself. We made sure the colostrum was fed to it within the first two hours and have tried all day to get the calf to stand up.… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 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.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,150 satisfied customers
I have a new born calf that will not nurse. Got a package of
I have a new born calf that will not nurse. Got a package of colostrum from the feed store and my daughter and I mixed it incorrectly! We gave the whole bottle to the calf and she took it all cause sh… read more
Dr. Lazarcheff
Dr. Lazarcheff
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Doctoral Degree
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I am bottle feeding a calf who is now four weeks old and he
I am bottle feeding a calf who is now four weeks old and he has been dehydrated. I tubed him yesterday 4-5 times alternating between his milk and resorb. This morning he still will not suck his bottle… read more
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Dr. Dustin
Doctoral Degree
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newborn calf 2weeks old didnt stand for three days gave colostrum
newborn calf 2weeks old didnt stand for three days gave colostrum and bottle fed since, started nursing some this morning laying flat with head turned back and cold, did get some milk down her and tri… read more
Dr. Kathy
Dr. Kathy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
69 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
have a sick calf about a week old doesnt eat unless forced
have a sick calf about a week old doesnt eat unless forced to swollen left side when stands up turns in circles found in pasture away from herd snotty nose will breath fast short breaths very weak… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
329 satisfied customers
I have an 8 day old calf. The mother had it on the coldest
I have an 8 day old calf. The mother had it on the coldest snowiest day of the year. Put the calf inside a heated shop overnight, gave a bottle of cholostrum milk first day, milk replacer until this e… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
329 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
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Doctoral Degree
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