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Strange Condition in 2 week old calf -Help please!

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We've never seen this in a calf before. The calf nurses from it's mother for a bit, then stops and the milk runs out of it nose. It has a mild cough right now. Anyone got any ideas what could be causing the calf to display these symptoms? Thanks!!!

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Look in the calf's mouth, at the hard palate. It sounds like there may be a split in it which would cause exactly these signs. It's not likely very big, since the calf is still alive. This is called a cleft palate.
 
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I checked the the roof of the calf's mouth and it's smooth and appeared normal to me. There isn't any split or hole that I could feel in this area. Any other ideas? I gave him a shot of vitamins and a couple cc's of depocillin. He has a mild cough. He's still strong and active.

Scott

> Look in the calf's mouth, at the
> hard palate. It sounds like there
> may be a split in it which would
> cause exactly these signs. It's
> not likely very big, since the
> calf is still alive. This is
> called a cleft palate.



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