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Using yolk of egg

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:50 pm
by Khoisan
Is yolk of egg OK if you are not sure that week old calf hav'nt received enough colostrum? Last night I bought Jersey bull calf,gave him 2.5l Blossom milk replacer - now is it advisable to mix egg yolk into his milk whether he did get enough colostrum or not? I didn't fetch the calf myself! Hear from you!

Re: Using yolk of egg

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:46 pm
by MurraysMutts
Khoisan wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Is yolk of egg OK if you are not sure that week old calf hav'nt received enough colostrum? Last night I bought Jersey bull calf,gave him 2.5l Blossom milk replacer - now is it advisable to mix egg yolk into his milk whether he did get enough colostrum or not? I didn't fetch the calf myself! Hear from you!
Egg yolk will not replace colostrum.
If it's been 24 hours the colostrum wont help anyway. Wont hurt. But wont be absorbed correctly.

Re: Using yolk of egg

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:08 pm
by SBMF 2015
We always wisked an egg in with the milk replacer a couple times after we got a new bottle calf. Always felt that it would give the new calf some extra protein and energy.

Re: Using yolk of egg

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:33 am
by Khoisan
Thanks very much - had the same line of thought - wasn't sure! As you've said - it won't hurt - going to mix in yolk into 3 litre milk this morning!

Re: Using yolk of egg

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am
by Rafter S
Back when I was raising baby calves I'd always put a whole raw egg, not just the yolk, in the bottle once or twice a week. It seemed to help with cutting down on scours.

Re: Using yolk of egg

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 am
by TCRanch
Possible risk of salmonella with an egg. I use a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt instead if I have a bottle calf that's a little runny. Vitamin B Complex if it needs a boost of energy. Pro Bios gel for gut health.