scours in 5-6 months old calf !!

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10 years 2 months ago #481891 by katieb

RaeM1;485677 wrote: We have picked her up three times today, and she does not seem to be any better even though once up on her feet she eats grass okay, she will not eat mooslee, or balage, even though we have tried forcing her to have it, so basically her time may be running out.


Have you considered she may have damaged something so she cant get up?

We have a R2 heifer who damaged her back bulling before mating....she walks funny & if rushed will go down on her "kuckles" but she is fine in a paddock with a few others, she looks happy & is growing slowly...we are hoping it is a time thing, she got a few pain killer jabs in the first couple of weeks

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10 years 1 month ago #481948 by RaeM1
No damage, just lack of muscle tone, so getting her up, and walking is good for her, she was easier this afternoon to pick up, this morning was lying downhill flat, so that took a bit to get her on her feet, we will start working her legs before we get her up in the mornings, basically its lack of DR GREEN, as the waikato is very very dry, with no rain here for several weeks. The big thing is not to let her get too hot during the day. WE forced some balage by little mouthfuls into her this morning, but really its not her thing, or so she would like to think.

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10 years 1 month ago #481984 by Stikkibeek
Try a little molasses on what you offer her.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 1 month ago #481988 by katieb
Hillside....hows the calf?

Animals rule our place... cows, calves, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks... the list goes on
...."lifestyle block like" 25 or so acres around the house attached to a rather large farm with dairy drystock & a 600 cow dairy conversion :)....1500 acres to call home

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