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HI THERE.I HAVE A FEW CALVES WITH A BAD COUGH.I HAVE GIVEN THEM PENICILIAN TWICE BUT IT HASN'T HELPED.IS THERE ANY THING ELSE?ALSO HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A CALF HAS A FEVER?WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?I HAVE READ THAT CALVES WITH POTBELIES ARE ACTUALLY STARVING.IS THAT TRUE.I HAVE TWO CALVES LIKE THAT.BUT THEY GET FEED TWICE A DAY AND EAT GRASS ALL DAY.SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?I ALSO HAVE A CALF THATS IS 2 TWEEKS OLD.HE HAS BEEN BOTTLE FEED FOR ABOUT 3 DAYS.EXECT FOR TODAY HE DID NOT WANT TO DRINK ANYTHING.I EVEN PUT THE NIPPLE IN HIS MOUTH BUT NOTHING.HE WOULD TURN HIS HEAD AWAY FROM THE BOTTLE.ANY SUGGESTIONS?I THANK YOU FOR TIME FOR THOSE WHO RESPOND.

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You take their temperatutre wit a ectal thermometer. Normal is about 101.5. That is almost always for your first sign of illness. They're are a bunch of medications for pnemonia etc that are much better then Pen. Micotil, Nuflor, even Tylan is probably etter. Talk to someone at your local feed store, they can be a big help.

dun

> HI THERE.I HAVE A FEW CALVES WITH
> A BAD COUGH.I HAVE GIVEN THEM
> PENICILIAN TWICE BUT IT HASN'T
> HELPED.IS THERE ANY THING
> ELSE?ALSO HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A
> CALF HAS A FEVER?WHAT ARE THE
> SYMPTOMS?I HAVE READ THAT CALVES
> WITH POTBELIES ARE ACTUALLY
> STARVING.IS THAT TRUE.I HAVE TWO
> CALVES LIKE THAT.BUT THEY GET FEED
> TWICE A DAY AND EAT GRASS ALL
> DAY.SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?I ALSO
> HAVE A CALF THATS IS 2 TWEEKS
> OLD.HE HAS BEEN BOTTLE FEED FOR
> ABOUT 3 DAYS.EXECT FOR TODAY HE
> DID NOT WANT TO DRINK ANYTHING.I
> EVEN PUT THE NIPPLE IN HIS MOUTH
> BUT NOTHING.HE WOULD TURN HIS HEAD
> AWAY FROM THE BOTTLE.ANY
> SUGGESTIONS?I THANK YOU FOR TIME
> FOR THOSE WHO RESPOND.

> TEIN.
 
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The calves should have a high quality milk relacer and a high quality calf starter grain. A pot belied calf may be starving, if it isn't getting adequate nutrition from grain when small they will frequently be pot bellied.

dun

> You take their temperatutre wit a
> ectal thermometer. Normal is about
> 101.5. That is almost always for
> your first sign of illness.
> They're are a bunch of medications
> for pnemonia etc that are much
> better then Pen. Micotil, Nuflor,
> even Tylan is probably etter. Talk
> to someone at your local feed
> store, they can be a big help.

> dun
 
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A couple of thoughts on the bottle fed calf that does not want to eat today. One, you could be feeding him too much. The other thing i have had occur was a "bloat" of sorts. I used mineral oil (how much depends on his weight, ask your vet).. it fixed him right up. I then changed his feeding routine to milk replacer twice a day (morning and evening)and the mid day feeding I use Blue-Lite C.. I also reduced the amount I was feeding him. He did very well..

> HI THERE.I HAVE A FEW CALVES WITH
> A BAD COUGH.I HAVE GIVEN THEM
> PENICILIAN TWICE BUT IT HASN'T
> HELPED.IS THERE ANY THING
> ELSE?ALSO HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A
> CALF HAS A FEVER?WHAT ARE THE
> SYMPTOMS?I HAVE READ THAT CALVES
> WITH POTBELIES ARE ACTUALLY
> STARVING.IS THAT TRUE.I HAVE TWO
> CALVES LIKE THAT.BUT THEY GET FEED
> TWICE A DAY AND EAT GRASS ALL
> DAY.SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?I ALSO
> HAVE A CALF THATS IS 2 TWEEKS
> OLD.HE HAS BEEN BOTTLE FEED FOR
> ABOUT 3 DAYS.EXECT FOR TODAY HE
> DID NOT WANT TO DRINK ANYTHING.I
> EVEN PUT THE NIPPLE IN HIS MOUTH
> BUT NOTHING.HE WOULD TURN HIS HEAD
> AWAY FROM THE BOTTLE.ANY
> SUGGESTIONS?I THANK YOU FOR TIME
> FOR THOSE WHO RESPOND.

> TEIN.

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Pennicillen is no good.I start my calves off with a four way shot.IBR BVD PI3 BRSV for a prevention buy it at the Coop.Calves will still get sick but the four way will cut the numbers down.When they get sick my first choice is Micotil it should work but after four or five days if it doesn't work I use nuflor.if Nuflor doesn't work it's usually too bad.

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