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Calf breathing fast!

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 pm
by Little Joe
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.

Re: Calf breathing fast!

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:06 pm
by Little Joe
I don’t notice it when she’s standing and walking around, and her nose is moist like it should be.

Re: Calf breathing fast!

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:45 pm
by Katpau
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.

Re: Calf breathing fast!

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:37 pm
by greggy
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.....