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Vaccinate her just like you would for any other calf. I recommend Inforce 3 and Once PMH intranasal as early as possible.
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Is the blood red or dark brown/black?
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Bottle feed until you can sell her.Awp0302 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 pmOur cow just had twins 2 days ago. Both are heifers, one black and one brown. Both rare right? Mama cleaned up and took to the black calf, but was kicking and bunting the brown calf off...just short of stomping her. We may have intervened to early by many opinions, but we were scared she was inadvertently going to kill the brown, so we pulled her away. She initially took a full bottle of colostrum powder. And has been taking a bottle twice a day since. Only problem is she will not take anymore colostrum....only milk replacer. Is it too late to continue trying colostrum powder? Do we wait her out until she’s so hungry she takes it? Continue with milk replacer? When or do you vaccinate a rejected calf sooner? Any advice anyone can give me is greatly appreciated.
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A bull/heifer combo generally means the heifer is sterile. We call that a freemartin.
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