Calf breathing fast!

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Calf breathing fast!

Post by Little Joe » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 pm

I have a 6 day old calf that seems to me that she’s breathing faster than normal, but not really panting. She’s sucking good and I see her running and playing. It was 19 degrees the night she was born and she didn’t get up and suck so I gave her colostrum paste in the tube and a bottle of colostrum supplement and she got up and started sucking after that. Should I be concerned or just watch for other signs? She’s not wheezing or doesn’t have a runny nose. I notice it when she’s laying around and resting.



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Re: Calf breathing fast!

Post by Little Joe » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:06 pm

I don’t notice it when she’s standing and walking around, and her nose is moist like it should be.

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Re: Calf breathing fast!

Post by Katpau » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:45 pm

She sounds fine from your description, but if she seems off to you, check her temperature. Normal for a baby calf is 101.5 to 103.5.

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Re: Calf breathing fast!

Post by greggy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:37 pm

If worried, check temp.

Do it at start of day or before being out in hot sun....which you do not seem to have atm.....

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