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6 week old jersey

Postby shawnsweeney » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:52 am

ok all i have a question, i bought a 2 day old bottle jersey bull calf , he is 6 weeks old tomorrow and my question is. every since i got him he has had runny poop most days, then some days he has a good poop ( firm) even firm and runny in the same day. i have treated him for scours several times im about ready to give up on him and say this is normal for him.it just wont go away. he has never went down and full of energy everyday and never has been dehydrated since i got him. any thoughts or recommendations?
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Re: 6 week old jersey

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:44 am

He's fine and get him started on 18-20% texturized calf starter feed if you haven't done so already.
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Re: 6 week old jersey

Postby farmerjan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:24 am

Jerseys can go from one to another easily, sometimes I think it is just their smaller size and not processing the milk regularly. If he is acting fine, and not refusing his bottle or anything, as Son of Butch said, get him eating a good calf starter and get him started on some good grass hay. The hay will help get his rumen to develop and it will firm up his manure. Calves on cows will start to eating some grass and hay because momma does it, and it helps to get their digestive tract to develop so that as they get older, they will be able to fully utilize the roughage.
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Re: 6 week old jersey

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Just a reminder - Jan recommended GRASS hay - not alfalfa.
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Re: 6 week old jersey

Postby alisonb » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:07 pm

What color is the 'poop'? Could it be that it is getting too much milk...
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