Orphan Bottle Calf covered in Ticks

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llucy69

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I have an about 3 day old beef angus cross bull calf that I got from a neighbor..mama was dry...so we're bottle feeding and he's taken to that quite nicely...I'm feeding him a gallon divided 4x a day right now...not quite sure how long he went with out eating...I did feed him some colostrum I had in freezer when i first got him....he's a little bit weak, but stands and walks and nurses the bottle..though not super vigorous.....He is covered in ticks...all around his eyes and all over.. His gums are a bit pale and I know I need to get them off but...what is safe to treat him with. He's about 50/60 lbs....
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i don't know the answer to the question, but i thought i would help by giving this a bump. lets get posting people! :compute:
 

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might want to give him some electrolites between milk feedings for a couple days to give him more strenght & probiotics to make sure he has some bugs left in his stomach to work on milk. wouldn't hurt to give him a shot of antibiotic also. for the ticks you can spray with screwworm spray or guardstar fly spray or other sprays that kill ticks
 

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Iowa-angus":wxbhi1o2 said:
i don't know the answer to the question, but i thought i would help by giving this a bump. lets get posting people! :compute:

If you noticed further down the page, the thread with the same title, has numerous replies on it. The question was answered.

Katherine
 
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