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    Calf feeding

    We started with Holstein babies several years ago as pets as the kids rasied them for 4 H. They seemed to take longer getting on the water but eventually came around. Same went for the feed. Always gave a true calf starter feed. Would let them suck off their fingers and than they would take...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    I am gonna pick up the probios and calf manna and try that today. I marked his water and gonna see how much he his actually drinking and eating feed and hay wise on his own. Once the statistics are in call the vet. How much feed is too much for a calf his size. My husband has only been...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    If my husband has his way we will take Alice's advice. Back to the sale barn . I of course have gotten attached. Changed to 20/20/20 milk replacement and again he would not suck. Just wants to chew and he will bite down on nipple but won't suck. We have been trying to help him with...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    We have done the Vitamin B complex shot. Might try the pro-bios (not sure if necessary at this point). The selennium what exactly is that? Never gave to calves before. But never had one that wouldn't suck. What is it suppose to do? Tried mixing milk w/ calf starter but didn't care for it...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    he is only grinding when the bottle is in his mouth. Actually my husband is now agreeing that it might be more chewing than grinding. Otherwise he act like a normal calf. Eats feed, drink water, just won't suck. He did drink another cups out of the bucket since this morning. Found out he...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    Thanks... I am not sure which kind of replacement he is using this year but we have always used in the better one in the past but will ask hubby when he gets home. We are using the feed designed for newborn calves. I think I will try getting an anti inflammatory and see if that helps. He just...
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    We tried the sugar yesterday morning. We have enlarged the hole. This was the first time we felt we got some milk down him. And yes I get in there and play with his tongue that helped until I put my finger in the wrong place and he bit down. He did not do so well last night again used sugar...
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    something to ponder

    Excellent Post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Healthy Calf having trouble sucking.

    Husband brought home calf(2months old? or maybe just big baby) weighed 115 lbs down to 105 lbs from sale barn 3/18/08. Full of spunk. Gave him Bio-Mycin 200 (just in case). Problem.... Calf won't take the bottle. Seems to have trouble with the sucking part. Thought we found a cow to put him...
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