Calf with diarrhea

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Feb 3, 2004
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I know this subject has been discussed numerous times but if I can get your opinions again. I have a 2 1/2 month old bull who started w/diarrhea yesterday morning. He ate some of the goat's feed Wednesday, not much, may be a 1/2 cup to a cup so I am thinking that may be this is causing the diarrhea but not sure. This morning the manure was not as runny as it was yesterday but he still has diarrhea. He is eating although not as much, I put calf electrolytes in his water which he is drinking and he is playing/active, not just laying around. Besides keeping him out of the goat's feed, any suggestions if and what I should give him to get him back to his normal self? Thanks a million for everyone's help.
Check his temperature to see if he may have an infection that is causing the scours. If his temp is up, start him on antibiotics, either bolus or injectable. If his temp is normal, it is more than likely something he ate, as you suspected and no antibiotics are called for.

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