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I don't have any pictures right now, but I would like some thoughts. I have an Angus X Longhorn heifer that is less than a year old. She has been on pasture but being fed since she was weaned. She has been dewormed but is still losing weight/not gaining. Could it be hardware? What other diseases/problems could cause a heifer that young to not gain on feed?
 

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She's pretty fine boned, probably won't ever look big.
Respiratory issues could be an underlying cause. Sometimes after recovering they just don't grow.
 
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My uncle has had two stocker calves fall off like this. He's done some research and talked to the vet and thinks it's diphtheria, so we are treating them as such.
 

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