lick tub calf diarrhea

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lick tub calf diarrhea

Post by garnetann » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:12 am

I have a 4 month old bottle calf, doing great until I brought home an almost empty lick tub. She got terrible diarrhea, but is still up and active, eating hay. Should I do anything for her or just let it pass? And we took the tub away, hindsight and all...



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Re: lick tub calf diarrhea

Post by greybeard » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:53 am

Keep her on hay, no grain, maybe probiotic if she doesn't improve soon. Watch her close for dehydration.
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Re: lick tub calf diarrhea

Post by garnetann » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:12 am

she still gets a bottle at night, is that ok? she is on diluted milk replacer, only about half a cup of powder in the bottle.

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Re: lick tub calf diarrhea

Post by TCRanch » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:00 pm

As long as there's no soy in the milk replacer. I second watching closely for dehydration; occasionally do the "tent test" where you pinch the skin on her neck. If it snaps back she's good but if it stays "tented" she's dehydrated & needs electrolytes. Probios is good (I prefer the gel).

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