One of our calves just died, and we can't figure out why. It's not exactly nothing, but I can't think of anything it could be.
Yesterday, the calf was deep in mud/water and had to be chased out by my brothers. They say it wasn't like he was stuck; more like he wanted to be in there. Then today, they found him dead. We were thinking blackleg, but we cut him open and looked at his muscles, and they were perfectly normal. This happened to a different calf this spring, but he was a replacement Holstein, that we had bought for a cow that lost her calf, so we were thinking it might have been something from the place he was born.
We are a little scared for the other calves; we are a pretty small operation, and every calf counts. Any ideas what's wrong?