• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

Calf leg problem

Help Support CattleToday:

Dsteim

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 18, 2014
Messages
147
Reaction score
0
Location
Austin Texas
I have a newborn calf he's a week old and he doesn't put weight on his front right leg. (if you're looking at him) I noticed this the day he was born but figured he may have been stepped on during birth so I figured I'd let it go for a week. He will put weight on his leg if he's standing still but when he walks or runs he uses his other three legs and kind of holds that front leg limp. Nurses fine doesn't appear to be anything on or around his foot or any abnormalities, I didn't get the closest look today he took off running when I was walking towards him and his mother hid him. What should I do about this?
 

bird dog

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 28, 2006
Messages
2,069
Reaction score
70
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Leave him be. One week is not enough time to recover if he did get stepped on or has another injury. I raised one up to 700 lbs on three good legs and one swinging, She tasted just fine.
 

ALACOWMAN

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 8, 2005
Messages
16,917
Reaction score
11
Location
Alabama the Beautiful
Yeah he's young they heal up fairly quick, all he has to do is nurse and lay around,, those bones are soft and growing.getting milk and calcium..harder on a cow
 

Latest posts

Top