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calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:16 pm
by farmboy80
I have a newborn calf about three weeks old that is losing its hair on it head. Around it's ears and down to it's jaw, and on it's nose mainly. Any ideas or suggestions? I have another calf about a week older and it's fine.
Is it something to be concerned about? Just never seen this before.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:18 pm
by farmboy80
Other than the hair lose she appears/acts normal. Growing, gaining weight, nursing like any other calf.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:20 pm
by Bright Raven
I have seen that on a calf I had last year. Mine grew out of it with 100% recovery.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:15 pm
by ALACOWMAN
farmboy80 wrote:I have a newborn calf about three weeks old that is losing its hair on it head. Around it's ears and down to it's jaw, and on it's nose mainly. Any ideas or suggestions? I have another calf about a week older and it's fine.
Is it something to be concerned about? Just never seen this before.

What breed and color...some times the black calves will be born brown and shed off black...

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 pm
by jd720
Sometimes if they`ve had a fever it will cause that. I`ve had it happen before and it will grow right back by the time it`s weaned you`ll never know it happened.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 pm
by farmboy80
Limosin sire Angus cross cow. Brown calf.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:45 am
by MRRherefords
Had one earlier this year and it was losing most of the hair on the top of its head. It all grew back fine and you would never know.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:57 am
by Supa Dexta
rain scald or fever usually.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 am
by ALACOWMAN
My kids lost hair as babes.. Lot of times from it rubbing off in the crib. Wasn't anything to worry about...

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:31 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I've seen them lose hair on the face from all the milk left on their face after nursing.

Re: calf losing hair on head

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:55 am
by angus9259
fly strike. check for maggots on skin