Post by udder1mudder on Aug 12, 2010 19:04:37 GMT -5
It's me again Still trying to get my jersey to cooperate with me. Since weaning her calf from her a couple of weeks ago, she's come a long way in working well with me. She is finally letting her milk down nicely and giving me all her cream! However, for the past few days she has been eating less and less (will hardly touch her grain), though she eats some hay still. She wouldn't come in last night for her milking when I called her. When she does go into the milking stall for her grain and milking, she sniffs it and tries to turn around to get out of the stall again. In addition to this she has had diarrhea - today it was black. Her milk is still good, and she appears to have energy. I'm worried her milk production will drop. What should I do?
I think black diarrhea means there's blood in her digestive system somewhere.
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Post by Melissa (Nonesuch Farm) on Aug 12, 2010 21:08:29 GMT -5
Time for the vet.
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Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
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