Help with bottle feeding/possible scours please

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Dbinn, May 25, 2020.

  1. Dbinn

    Dbinn New Member

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    Please help a newbie. I have a bottle calf. Turned a week old today. Please clarify how much I should be bottle feeding her. I have a 4 pint bottle. I have been giving 2 full bottles 2x daily. I’m giving medicated milk replacer-it is milk based not soy based. She is having what I call “mucus” stools. I started putting an egg in her bottle today. (I had been using Cider vinegar but when her stools changed I switched to an egg).
    thanks.
     
  2. TX_CalfMama

    TX_CalfMama New Member

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    the biggest thing I have learned about raising bottle calves is less is more. if they are scouring lower the milk. I get all my calves at a few days old. I start at 1/2 a bottle then increase weekly. the producer gets them from has a saying "better a skinnier healthy calf than a fat dead one. also for scouring they need electrolytes. keep them hydrated as they work through it. check your feed store they should have scour treatments. so I would lower the milk and give electrolytes.

    Not saying I know everything but this works for me.
     

  3. Amy

    Amy New Member

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    I too have a bottle fed calf and she had scours. I gave her Specto-Gard ( per our large animal vet) dose as recommended on back and scours went away and she is doing great