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Ok I got a question here I have had some issues with dairy calves 2 day old dairy calves some of them nothing I do helps one thing I've noticed that is similar to the ones that have died on me is blow flies is the first sign of a problem and I am Not sure what it really means all I know is the outcome is the same they stop drinking milk and eventually die no matter antibiotics or anything else helps
 

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No um I don't think the flies are the larvae are killing them but it's an indication of something wrong
 

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I am NOT exactly sure what it means I asked at work about to blow flies and the only thing they said is that they had diarrhea but I did not see any diarrhea
 

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Well I just lost this one. I bought two one is fine and the other one had the problem it does not seem like it's a contagious thing. But the blow flies is a clear indication of something wrong with the animal. When I picked him up the people had told me he was a little puny. I say a starting from the mama cow. When I had talked to the folks at home at work yeah they had stated that they could have had a super bacteria in their system from the mama. Also in the past the mama cows they have had these little ones that I'm having problems with one had gangrene and died it's been several then had problems and died I think it's starting from the mama
 

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This one that I lost today I've fed one bottle in the morning half a bottle midday one bottle at night with bolus tetracyclines that didn't help. I am not sure anymore
 

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I'll call them at work today and ask them what was it about this little one what a saw in them to tell me that he is a little skinny and puny
 

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They told me that he had look alil weak when gettin him out of the field. That this is the reason why they calve inthe winter. Now i am in fla. Heat and humid is here. Well.....
 

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This one that I lost today I've fed one bottle in the morning half a bottle midday one bottle at night with bolus tetracyclines that didn't help. I am not sure anymore

A full bottle morning and night and a half bottle at lunch? Is this correct?
How old is this calf your feeding that much to again? If it's the 2 day old your way over feeding.
Are you familiar with scours?
Do you know the signs of dehydration?
 

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Yes I know about the scours and dehydration. This is not that case. I understand that the industry says that that is too much milk but that is not the case either
 

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In my experience one bottle in the morning one bottle at night is not enough milk again this is all based on the results that I get at the end the best results happen when I give them two bottles in the morning two in the midday and 2 at night and they come out looking beautiful with no problem but this is a maternal issue with the mommas
 

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My milk feeding program is designed to get a beefy dairy steer or heifer. I got a beef price on a jersey bull, this was done by giving them 2 bottles in the morning two bottles in the midday and two bottles at night. If anyone here can get a beef price for a dairy bull weighing 200 pounds at 3 months of age I am Hall is for any suggestions what I got it is optimum feeding milk program. I can get their weight just about tripled in two and a half months. This is not my issue. My issue goes back to the blowfly what does it mean if one gets the blow flies and no matter what you treat them with scours pneumonia antibiotics they eventually parish. I can feed them with the tube but this last one actually drink out of the bottle and in the morning he was stiff so it's not and environmental I believe it goes back to the mother cow not having good udder health. But nevertheless I am looking into the convert calf care products that might answer my question
 

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Here is a product i just got informed about clarifly add a pack. It also comes in the summer milk replacer. Yes also found out there are summer milk replacer and a winter milk replacer. Summer for fly control and winter for pneumonia n scours.
 

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Flies also develop resistance to chemicals so the best way is to keep them away. Flies find it difficult to see in smoke, so they immediately leave the spot. The smoke generated from burning dung keeps flies, mosquitoes and other pest away. Items required are zebu cattle dung, coconut husk, Mud or copper vessel, Lighter to ignite the fire. If the problem seem to be uncontrollable consulting the pest control New Castle CA like professionals is the best way possible. It would ensure our animals protection.
 
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