3 week old calf w/mucous

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I have a 3 wk. old calf that has been doing great, but the last 2 dys. she goes to poop and just green and clear mucous comes out. I have not had this before. Any knowledge of this would be appreciated.
 

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Does the calf have an appetite or have trouble eating or getting colostrum when it was young? Need some more info before I can say anything that might be helpful. I would be a little worried right now about dehydration. Is her nose dry or feverish?
 

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cant say as ive heard of a calf pooping green and clear mucous. what is the calf eating?
 
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She had no trouble nursing when born, mama has plenty of milk. I know she got colostrum when born. She is nursing fine, eating some timothy hay & picking some grass, chewing her cud and playing. temp ok
 

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If it's 3 wks old, feeling good, playing and pooing green, I'm thinking the calf is doing good. It doesn't take much grass to make them poo green. Sounds like he's doing fine.
 
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Thank you for the kind replies- Finially she has normal manure. It takes some time for a calf to adjust to the grass and rumen kicking in. Thanks
 

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