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    I need help with a down calf

    We had her up several times but she was only able to stand there, she was never able to walk. I fed her a bottle of milk about Noon yesterday, she was alert and seemed to be full of energy, only too check on her about 2:30 and she was dead. Thank you for all your advice you have given me.
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    I need help with a down calf

    It's odd that you mentioned the grass poisoning, because about 4 days before we noticed her sort of staggering is when we got rolls of hay delivered to our place and she is the only calf that has really been eating it. Our other calf prefers the grain and sweet feed that we also feed. The...
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    Weaning Calves

    I too had a baby calf that was loosing his hair in patches, initially thought that maybe the other calf in the pen with it was doing it to him, this other calf had a problem with sucking on him. Kept him away from her and the hair continued to fall out, seemed like every day another patch was...
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    I need help with a down calf

    I was just wondering is their possibly a oral selenium that can be administred the vet said that it could take 5 to 6 days since the injection was a slow absorbing injection and did not enter into the bloodstream quickly. She is starting to sit up more today. Went outside to check on her about...
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    I need help with a down calf

    My receipt from the vet says micotil (?) but he may have just misspelled it on the handwriten receipt. But the extra shot he left was an extra dose of the selenium. Just got back from checking on her, she's still down but acts like she is going to get up, just can't do it. She moves around on...
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    I need help with a down calf

    I am new to this Board, but I am in desperate need of some help. I have a 4 to 5 month old calf that up to about 1 week was out in the field running and acting like a normal calf with the other calfs, but last Friday I noticed that it was staggering a little with its back legs, then Sunday when...
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