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Discussion Board - Re: Bottle calf stopped eating/help

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09-15-2012 18:29:10

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Sounds like he might just be full. 2qts three times a day is alot for a new calf. I wouldn't be worried for atleast another day. Then, maybe a shot of nuflor. Is he peeing/pooing like he should or is he plugged up? I had one one time that stopped eating, turned out his insides weren't right and he couldn't pass anything. poor guy.

Casey in SD

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Dean Olson

09-15-2012 19:30:53

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 Re: Bottle calf stopped eating/help in reply to caseyc, 09-15-2012 18:29:10  
Calf is 3 weeks old. He started at about a pint at a time and I've worked him up to 2 qts.

Back in the day we only fed them twice a day and I don't remember measuring. We just slopped some in the buckets.

I have a lot more time now and money is not an issue so I've been giving him all he wants.

Can you overfeed them?

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36 coupe

09-21-2012 04:04:51

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 Re: Bottle calf stopped eating/help in reply to Dean Olson, 09-15-2012 19:30:53  
I had calves scour when nursing on their mothers.Better to keep them hungry.Watch out for heat stroke in calves, they dont seem to know to get into the shade.My calf raising days are long gone.

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09-15-2012 20:35:28

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 Re: Bottle calf stopped eating/help in reply to Dean Olson, 09-15-2012 19:30:53  
Do you eat if you are full?

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