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hnlacres

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I'm new at this but I'll give it a go. We recently bought a two day old calf and just noticed he has puss coming out of one of his ears. Never seen it before on any other calfs, I taken a q-tip to make sure no critters was in there and there wasn't. What to do in Idaho.
 

LoveMoo11

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Is it from inside his ear or somewhere on the outer part? Could be an injury or scab that has become infected, or a big bite.
 

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Give him a good dose of penicillin. Sounds like an inner ear infection, if it were an infection of the outer ear, you should be able to see some swelling or a lump. We just treated a calf for an inner ear infection, both ears were infected. In 15 years of being around cattle this was the first I had ever seen. 2 doses of long acting penicillin cleared him up.
 

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