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Mastitis in heifer calf

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:54 am
by RanchMan90
Any treatment for swollen quarter in heifer calf from others nursing?

Re: Mastitis in heifer calf

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:03 am
by Caustic Burno
RanchMan90 wrote:Any treatment for swollen quarter in heifer calf from others nursing?


LA 200 every couple days for ten days in isolation and prayers.
Still might loose the quarter.

Re: Mastitis in heifer calf

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:41 pm
by Lucky_P
if you can milk anything out of it, do so... clean the teat end and infuse with a dry cow mastitis treatment.
Your choice of systemic antibiotics; may or may not help, but can't hurt.
Stop the nursing. Isolate or sell the offending calves.

Re: Mastitis in heifer calf

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:10 pm
by farmerjan
X2 what lucky_p said. Have some dairyman regularly using dry cow mastitis treatment on heifers. Figure out who is doing it and SHIP ..... I would use Excenel rather than LA 200 because that is what we usually go to for the dairy animals right off.

Re: Mastitis in heifer calf

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 am
by MRRherefords
Lucky_P wrote:if you can milk anything out of it, do so... clean the teat end and infuse with a dry cow mastitis treatment.
Your choice of systemic antibiotics; may or may not help, but can't hurt.
Stop the nursing. Isolate or sell the offending calves.

X2. Actually had a case similar to this recently. I milked her out (she is extremely tame) and gave it a try and she came through and is raising an excellent heifer calf this year.