Last night I went out to put the calf in her stall and she was just laying there in front of a little vomit that really smelled bad. She was slow to get up and quite clumsy when she walked, which is unusual for her. She's almost 6 months old and has been eating on the pasture most of that time. She still nurses off mom. I'm guessing that she just ate something in the pasture that didn't agree with her. But she's been suffering on and off from diaria for the past few months.
Post by resthavenfarms on Jun 23, 2011 2:07:41 GMT -5
It isn't normal for them to vomit or regurgitate other than bringing up cud. There are plants that cause vomiting (I can't remember specific names) and I think that a selenium/Vit E deficiency can cause vomiting too in calves. Good luck with her.
No,I would think it is serious.Is she bloated?I wonder if she has a twist in her gut?How is her growth?The diarrhoea is also a sign something is wrong.Cattle can inhale vomit & get pneumonia from it.Get more pasture hay into her.
Hi, Check her rumen function by listening. Do you hear all the normal gurgling sounds? If you do, that's good. Now tap or flick her on the side of her abdomen or ribs and listen to the sound it makes. If if makes a ping sound, then she may have a Displaced abomasum, (google it), however, if she is bloated, a somewhat similar ping sound may also be heard. Let us know how these two things are. H
I put my ear against the calf's abdomen but didn't hear much, mainly because she kept moving around. When I tapped her side it seemed to be a higher pitched sound. I saw evidence of both diarrhea and vomit where she was last night. The diarrhea was greyish-green and the vomit more like mucus. I took pictures of everything so I'll try to post it her or send it to you Janene and you can post it.
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