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Sick calf

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:16 pm

I have a sick bull calf "Lucky". Suspicions of a type of brd. We gave him baytril a week ago and he perked up then it came back and another shot of baytril. No luck. Tried durapen for two days so far he is in bad shape today. Very lethargic foaming out his mouth weak still able to walk slowly and taking a bottle still just slowly. Not looking good for him. He is a 4 week old full Angus bull calf. I've called a few vets in the area being Saturday no luck even on their emergency lines. I have no clue how much a vet will charge for something like this plus being Saturday. My question is would the vet cost to save him be worth it versus bullet. Another question is BRD something that needs to be tested for to see if he infested the rest of my cattle? πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ



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Re: Sick calf

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:24 pm

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I have a sick bull calf "Lucky". Suspicions of a type of brd. We gave him baytril a week ago and he perked up then it came back and another shot of baytril. No luck. Tried durapen for two days so far he is in bad shape today. Very lethargic foaming out his mouth weak still able to walk slowly and taking a bottle still just slowly. Not looking good for him. He is a 4 week old full Angus bull calf. I've called a few vets in the area being Saturday no luck even on their emergency lines. I have no clue how much a vet will charge for something like this plus being Saturday. My question is would the vet cost to save him be worth it versus bullet. Another question is BRD something that needs to be tested for to see if he infested the rest of my cattle? πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Don't inject drugs without purpose. If you do not have the level of experience to know what you are treating, you are committing a disservice in treating with drugs just "hoping" the drug will improve the malady.

Based on your description of symptoms, it would be only speculation to offer a treatment. Please try to get Veterinarian help or a neighbor who has sufficient experience to offer interim advice until you can get a Veterinarian.
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Re: Sick calf

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:48 pm

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Re: Sick calf

Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:01 pm

You need to get a vet to give you a dose of Nuflor or Draxxin asap. Glad to see your still around.
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Re: Sick calf

Post by TCRanch » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:20 pm

Obviously contingent on your location & vet but mine only charges $30 for a trip charge. Does the calf have a temp? Banamine or aspirin for the fever or Resflor Gold has banamine in it (alternative to Nurfor). I'd also be tempted to drench with electrolytes & a shot of Vitamin B Complex.

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Re: Sick calf

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Just did Banamine and electrolytes.... we have called 4 veterinary. (3 different counties) 3 we left messages on their emergency line and the 4th didn't treat cows. Lucky is still coughing has mucus coming. Please pray for our little calf πŸ™πŸΎ

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Re: Sick calf

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Re: Sick calf

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:23 pm

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Just did Banamine and electrolytes.... we have called 4 veterinary. (3 different counties) 3 we left messages on their emergency line and the 4th didn't treat cows. Lucky is still coughing has mucus coming. Please pray for our little calf πŸ™πŸΎ
What county are you residing in. Don't give your address, please. Just the county. I might be able to offer advice on getting a vet.
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Re: Sick calf

Post by TCRanch » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 pm

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Oh, bless his heart!! Tough lesson to learn. Hopefully Lucky will pull through &/or you'll receive a return call from one of the vets.

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Re: Sick calf

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Re: Sick calf

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:38 pm

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They don't look sick.
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Re: Sick calf

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Re: Sick calf

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Bright Raven wrote: ↑
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They don't look sick.
The pictures aren't from today.

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Re: Sick calf

Post by Bright Raven » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:48 pm

FarmerShell wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:36 pm
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They don't look sick.
The pictures aren't from today.
Lovely calves. I hope your vet comes. I will say again. Administering drugs without having any idea what you are treating is not the way to skin the cat.
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Re: Sick calf

Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 pm

Bright Raven wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:48 pm
FarmerShell wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Bright Raven wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:38 pm


They don't look sick.
The pictures aren't from today.
Lovely calves. I hope your vet comes. I will say again. Administering drugs without having any idea what you are treating is not the way to skin the cat.
I agree but sometimes you do what needs doing. We're talking calves not cats, she did have a one eye cat named Wink.
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