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Severe scouring for 6 days. Had intravenous fluids 2 days

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Severe scouring for 6 days. Had intravenous fluids 2 days ago, have had on electrolytes and a couple of profelac gold milk feeds in between, and today she is back to no energy to walk. Hair is also falling out too when mother licks her, so she has exposed skin around her neck and shoulders.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: calf, shes 18 days old
JA: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the calf. What is the calf's name?
Customer: Her tag is 574
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the calf?
Customer: Shes full blood wagyu who seeem to be susceptible to scours
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months 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 wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

Did she get colostrum from mum without issue in her first 24 hours?

What do the scours look like? Color? Any blood?

Are you giving fluids directly into the vein or under the skin?