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I have a one week old calf, born no problem, layed one day in heat of sun on hot day. Not sucking, listless. We've been feeding since day one, twice a day with mother's milk. Will suck the bottle, but only a little and very dozy. We tube the rest into him for a total of 3 pints morning and same in evening.Large calf, seems to be small head, but mother had on her own. Laying down most of time, but does stand up ocasionally. Gave selenium/vit A -day after birth and disinfected navel too. It's just not getting any more energy or learning to suck even the bottle. help



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Have you tried electrolytes? Blue Lite-C is great stuff. Gets them hydrated.. sorta like gator aide for cattle. Also, have you given him any medication? Pnuemonia is always a concern.. maybe a talk with the vet is in order.

I have a one week old calf, born
> no problem, layed one day in heat
> of sun on hot day. Not sucking,
> listless. We've been feeding since
> day one, twice a day with mother's
> milk. Will suck the bottle, but
> only a little and very dozy. We
> tube the rest into him for a total
> of 3 pints morning and same in
> evening.Large calf, seems to be
> small head, but mother had on her
> own. Laying down most of time, but
> does stand up ocasionally. Gave
> selenium/vit A -day after birth
> and disinfected navel too. It's
> just not getting any more energy
> or learning to suck even the
> bottle. help



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