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Dying calf

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:35 pm
by Julr95
Hi guys! I'm new here. I have a 2 week old heifer and since day one she hasn't been eating as fast as the others. Well now she won't suck, and we've been giving her penicillin for pneumonia. Today we started pulling clumps of grass out of her throat. She's not swallowing well. What can I do?

Re: Dying calf

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:31 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Call your vet.

Re: Dying calf

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:31 am
by TCRanch
Tube her with electrolytes. I'm assuming she has a temp if you're treating for pneumonia but penicillin won't help much, I would use Draxxin or Resflor Gold. Vitamin B Complex is good for energy. Personally, I'd take her to the vet.

Re: Dying calf

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:44 am
by Caustic Burno
Vet or 22LR at the X.

Re: Dying calf

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:29 pm
by Julr95
Thanks guys. I called the vet today just waiting for a call back. Hope he can come soon!