Calfs hair is falling out

Discussion in 'Beef Cattle Discussion' started by Raywood, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Raywood

    Raywood New Member

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    Any ideas what's caused this ?
     
  2. DoubleR

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    Did he have diarrhea? That would be my guess. Had the runs and it clumps on their tail. Hair falls out sometimes.
    Otherwise mom might be over cleaning. Probably diarrhea.
     

  3. Raywood

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    She's only 3 weeks old and not had the runs at all, it's right down her legs and her tail
     
  4. DoubleR

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    Interesting!
    That's the normal locations for scours "run off".
    Have you checked your herd for parasites?
    Have you seen mom over cleaning?
     
  5. Raywood

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    All the others are fine, didant notice mum over cleaning but she might be
     
  6. DoubleR

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    Moms (especially new moms) have been known to over clean. Because it's a heifer calf id bet that's what's happening.
     
  7. Raywood

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    Is their anything I should do or will it just sort it's self out ?
     
  8. DoubleR

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    IF that's what's going on then it will just sort itself out. :) Just watch for open sore/raw spots.
    Watch to be sure no one else has anything similar going on.
     
  9. cowfarmer

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    Weird I never seen that
     
  10. Raywood

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    It's all grown back now and calf is thriving
     
  11. DoubleR

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    Mama's a clean freak ;) lol!