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I just purchased a 2 month old Jersey heifer calf for $25. She is lively but the person I bought her from says she has not grown at all since she was born. She is about 80 lbs. She is quite boney but she eats well and is starting to eat solid food. She has lose stool but has been treated for scours. Does anybody know what I can do to help her grow?

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I guess I would start by worming her. If she has lots of internal parasites, that would stunt her growth. Are you feeding her the BEST milk replacer you can buy. There are some that you can be wasteing your money & time feeding. If she is healthy appearing than you must look at QUALITY of nutrition and internal problems affecting digestion. Jeanne <A HREF="http://www.SimmeValley.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.SimmeValley.com</A>
> I just purchased a 2 month old
> Jersey heifer calf for $25. She is
> lively but the person I bought her
> from says she has not grown at all
> since she was born. She is about
> 80 lbs. She is quite boney but she
> eats well and is starting to eat
> solid food. She has lose stool but
> has been treated for scours. Does
> anybody know what I can do to help
> her grow?

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Anonymous

She is on mom's milk and colustum from another cow (got it from the farm where I got her). I am going to switch her to milk replacer and I do buy the best I can.

> I guess I would start by worming
> her. If she has lots of internal
> parasites, that would stunt her
> growth. Are you feeding her the
> BEST milk replacer you can buy.
> There are some that you can be
> wasteing your money & time
> feeding. If she is healthy
> appearing than you must look at
> QUALITY of nutrition and internal
> problems affecting digestion.
> Jeanne <A HREF="http://www.SimmeValley.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.SimmeValley.com</A>

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Just for clarification, the best milk replacer is made from milk and milk by products, not soy or vegetable based. It will usually be a little more expensive, but the growth and fewer health problems will more then make up for the extra cost. Follow the feeding directions exactly, but realize up front that the calf may not willing nurse from a bottle after having nursed from the cow for very long.

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> She is on mom's milk and colustum
> from another cow (got it from the
> farm where I got her). I am going
> to switch her to milk replacer and
> I do buy the best I can.
 
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She has been drinking milk produced by cows but not directly from the cows from a bucket. She eats very well.

> Just for clarification, the best
> milk replacer is made from milk
> and milk by products, not soy or
> vegetable based. It will usually
> be a little more expensive, but
> the growth and fewer health
> problems will more then make up
> for the extra cost. Follow the
> feeding directions exactly, but
> realize up front that the calf may
> not willing nurse from a bottle
> after having nursed from the cow
> for very long.

> dunmovin farms

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