Sick calf

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by kiwizie, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. kiwizie

    kiwizie New Member

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    Bertie is 3 months old he won't stand up to feed off cow so have put him on bottles a week ago he's had a shot of penicillin and metacam but doesn't seem to be any improvement , any advice would be helpful as this is my first time hand rearing
     
  2. smokingsixgun

    smokingsixgun New Member

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    What symptoms does the calf have other than he won't stand to feed off of the cow
     

  3. kiwizie

    kiwizie New Member

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    Coughing and really weak
     
  4. smokingsixgun

    smokingsixgun New Member

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    Could be pneumonia you may try giving it a shot of 3 ml of La 200 twice a day and see if it helps also make sure that the bottle you are feeding does not dispense theilk to rapidly this could allow the milk to be getting into the lungs . He should have to work a little to get the milk that will keep it fro entering the lungs
     
  5. kiwizie

    kiwizie New Member

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    Ok thank you very much
     
  6. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Welcome to the forum. Sorry about your calf. A couple questions.
    What's his temperature?
    What's his stool look like?
    How long has he been down?
    Is he sternal?
    What led up to him going down?
    Does he have access to hay and water 24-7 currently?
     
  7. kiwizie

    kiwizie New Member

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    Sadly he didn't make it he had pneumonia
     
  8. smokingsixgun

    smokingsixgun New Member

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