Applecross @ Work
Applecross @ Work highlights some of the animals we have sold that we believe will leave their mark on the industry. We hope to be able to continually updated the pictures as the animal mature and add pictures of their progeny in the future as well.
Individual pages for each animal can be accessed from the ‘Applecross @ Work’ drop down menu.
Read your story about Hope with great interest. We found a preemie in pasture this afternoon. Mom does not seem to have milk, little bull could not stand and was very weak. She has no interest in him. We brought him up to the house and he sucked a bottle down. He is trembling and can’t seem to hold hs head up. Assisted he can stand for about 15 seconds or so. He has pooped 2 times and urinated several. We are keeping him warm and he has taken more replacement milk.
After church tomorrow we will go get him some colostrum and check about the dex.
Any other advice?
Thanks so much,
December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm
Other than Dex, if the calf did not get much/any colostrum, I would suggest being proactive with a general long lasting antibiotic for the first week to help keep the calf healthy as the lack of colostrum will impact the immune system.
It is a great sign that the calf is drinking. So long as the calf is gradually progressing, that is the main thing.
Hopefully your calf is a little stronger tomorrow.
We were fortunate that the mother did take the calf, so we could use her milk, and once she was strong enough could nurse on her own.
December 2, 2012 at 12:00 am
Thanks soooo much for the response and help. Unfortunately, our vet said his little lungs were not ready and so he did not survive. I do appreciate your helpfulness, however!
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December 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm