Thanks guys, not a pull calf, born at night. Have done some research, agrees with everything I see posted. Calf is doing better on day 3. He’s running and has no visible wear or lesions on front of his joint.Did u have to pull that calf?
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Usually it straightens out on it's own. Long as it's up and moving. Some recover faster than others
Hahaha, thanks for keeping me honest about those fetlocks, my nomenclature failed! All advice appreciated and respected.I think your problem is in its fetlocks JJ. If he has hocks on the front then you might need to find one with elbows on the rear and do a swap. Seriously now, most of these resolve themselves, I would confine them to small area so it doesn't have to travel long distances. They tend to be best when they first get up and as they fatigue they knuckle over more.
Your calf will probably straighten out. I'd be more concerned if it was the backend or just one limb. I've see colts do the same and they straighten out.Newborn calf’s front hocks won’t straighten out, is walking on his toes. I think I saw this addressed on here sometime in the past. Anyone know what causes this and cure or treatment?
We had this occur on our farm when I was in high school. The vet said it was from selenium deficiency and that we should give the calf electrolytes and a calcium injection for energy and help with muscular growth. The calf lived, but in our area he would be a sitting duck if coyotes happened upon him early on before he was able to move better. He had a weird gate for 3 months after birth and his front lower legs knuckles were thicker from it!Newborn calf’s front hocks won’t straighten out, is walking on his toes. I think I saw this addressed on here sometime in the past. Anyone know what causes this and cure or treatment?