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Using yolk of egg

Post by Khoisan » 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!



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Re: Using yolk of egg

Post by MurraysMutts » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:46 pm

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.
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Re: Using yolk of egg

Post by SBMF 2015 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:08 pm

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.
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Re: Using yolk of egg

Post by Khoisan » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:33 am

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!

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Re: Using yolk of egg

Post by Rafter S » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am

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.
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Re: Using yolk of egg

Post by TCRanch » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 am

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.

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