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post #11 of 13 Old 12-16-2008, 08:16 AM
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Thanks Angel! We did have an orphan foal once who wouldn't take a bottle no matter what kind we tried. We ended up feeding him from a bucket, so I think we can do that with the calf. I am a little confused about the concentrate. What do you mean by that? Is there a brand you could recommend? Thanks!
Ii don't remember the brad of the feed but it was concentrated pellets that had many nutrients in it that helped with the growth... We would mix it in with corn... the feed store should know, but we didnt start feeding that until after the calf was weaned from milk. I can get more info from you in the next few days from my dad. I hope the little guy is doing well!!!!


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Update! We got some formula at the feed store and he loves it! We just put some in the bucket (the recommended amt) and he just drinks it down in seconds! Thanks so much for the suggestions!
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Update! We got some formula at the feed store and he loves it! We just put some in the bucket (the recommended amt) and he just drinks it down in seconds! Thanks so much for the suggestions!

Glad to hear he likes it!! Don't be surprised if he gets a little runny stool. The next thing to look for though is scours. It is basically really bad diarrhea (discolored and very very runny, usually has a really bad smell, worse then normal), however without treatment the calf will dehydrate and could die. We would get it from time to time but it is easy to treat.

Causes and treatments Calf scours, EM 8513-e

Calf scours calf diarrhea treatment causes supplements calves

I don't want to scare you just something to keep an eye on.


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