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I HAVE A 4 WEEK OLD CALF. HAS HAD BAD WEAZE HAVE TREATED WITH PENICILIAN AND AFTER A WEEK IS BACK AGAIN.IT ALSO HAS A RUNNY NOSE AND SEEMS TO BE HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING, APART FROM THIS IS GENERALY HEALTHY AND IS DRINKING MILK WELL AND HAS STSRTED TO EAT GRAIN AND HAY.

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We have found Micatel works pretty well for respitory infections. We have dairy heifers. In beef, I have heard Baytril is good.

I would treat it now so it does not get worse.

kat

> I HAVE A 4 WEEK OLD CALF. HAS HAD
> BAD WEAZE HAVE TREATED WITH
> PENICILIAN AND AFTER A WEEK IS
> BACK AGAIN.IT ALSO HAS A RUNNY
> NOSE AND SEEMS TO BE HAVING
> TROUBLE BREATHING, APART FROM THIS
> IS GENERALY HEALTHY AND IS
> DRINKING MILK WELL AND HAS STSRTED
> TO EAT GRAIN AND HAY.



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Pen is pretty useless for respritory. Talk to your vet and get Nuflor. Maybe repeat after skipping a day. Usually you don;t need the second shot, but if it's a long term problem the second shot may be required.

dun

> I HAVE A 4 WEEK OLD CALF. HAS HAD
> BAD WEAZE HAVE TREATED WITH
> PENICILIAN AND AFTER A WEEK IS
> BACK AGAIN.IT ALSO HAS A RUNNY
> NOSE AND SEEMS TO BE HAVING
> TROUBLE BREATHING, APART FROM THIS
> IS GENERALY HEALTHY AND IS
> DRINKING MILK WELL AND HAS STSRTED
> TO EAT GRAIN AND HAY.



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Anonymous

Dun,

We raise 100's of baby calves and find Nuflor dosen't really work not to mention you have to give more doses.

kat

> Pen is pretty useless for
> respritory. Talk to your vet and
> get Nuflor. Maybe repeat after
> skipping a day. Usually you don;t
> need the second shot, but if it's
> a long term problem the second
> shot may be required.

> dun



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Anonymous

> Dun,

> We raise 100's of baby calves and
> find Nuflor dosen't really work
> not to mention you have to give
> more doses.

> kat

From my experience, Mycotil does work well in beef cattle-.

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Anonymous

For repritory the few times we've needed it that's all we've used. Never needed a second dose but we tend to catch these problems very early on.

dun

> Dun,

> We raise 100's of baby calves and
> find Nuflor dosen't really work
> not to mention you have to give
> more doses.

> kat



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Frankly, depending on the bacteria involved, any of the drugs has the potential to work. It depends on individual farm sensitivity to drugs. Also, consider that there could be mycoplasma or viruses involved. On dairy farms, it's usually enzootic pneumonia at the base (mycoplasma) which nuflor isn't the greatest against, on beef it's often viral or bacterial. Housing makes a difference as well. Frankly, don't take recommendations off the net, talk to your local vet! And if they don't know, they should!!! V crusty in the morning as well, it seems...
 
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Anonymous

Thanks Vicki! That makes sense... Dairy calves are so hard to raise as babies, that is why we have a vet that comes out twice a week. They are not as sturdy as the beef calves. We also find housing is very important, we have hutches for them with an indivdual run and we move them once a day and it is must for being in the open air instead of a barn where sicknesses tend to spread.

> Frankly, depending on the bacteria
> involved, any of the drugs has the
> potential to work. It depends on
> individual farm sensitivity to
> drugs. Also, consider that there
> could be mycoplasma or viruses
> involved. On dairy farms, it's
> usually enzootic pneumonia at the
> base (mycoplasma) which nuflor
> isn't the greatest against, on
> beef it's often viral or
> bacterial. Housing makes a
> difference as well. Frankly, don't
> take recommendations off the net,
> talk to your local vet! And if
> they don't know, they should!!! V
> crusty in the morning as well, it
> seems...



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