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Hello, newbie here.

I have an operation of 45 breed-able cows. Twice this season a calf is born and looks healthy. 3-4 days later I find it dead in a field. No marks, looks hydrated, everything is fine but it's dead.
Ideas???

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Without knowing why the calf died I think it's premature to treat with antibiotics.
All that does is allow organisms to build up a resistance to that antibiotic if it's given when not needed.
 

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Next time you have a calf die out of the blue. I would consider you call you vet and get a post op done, the vet could take tissue samples from the dead calf and be able to help determine the cause of death to help in the future, when choosing a vaccine for your herd.
 
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