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Calf won't drink

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:50 am
by Khoisan
Help please : This morning the bull calf didn't want to drink - it look healthy - eyes are lively, ears prickly and no loose poop - signs of blood in stool.Tried to let him drink some milk - don't know what's the problem!

Re: Calf won't drink

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:49 pm
by TCRanch
Need more info: How old is this calf? Blood in the stool generally suggests coccidiosis but not if it's less than 3 weeks old. Did it receive colostrum? Is it on its dam or is this a bottle calf? Does it have a temp (101.5 is normal)? Has it had any vaccinations? Any other symptoms and additional information would be helpful.

Re: Calf won't drink

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:46 pm
by Khoisan
Sorry for responding late - was offline! Calf is now taking it's milk well - thanks for the interest!