I am going to second bigredcow advice. I think the buffered electolytles will likely help a lot. SubQ fluids might help, too, if you feel that the little beggar is getting dehydrated. You can 'tent' the skin and if it snaps right back into place, then she is probably fine in the hydration department. If it takes 2-3 or more seconds to snap back in place, then dehydration is an issue.
Becky Mother to DD, Andrea Owned by: Kendra, the milk maker. Button, and her little girl, Annie. Traveler and Fredo, my border collie x kelpie pals 2 Equine composters, Sis and Tina Pigs, LOTS of pigs And last, but not least, Aero, the Irish Wolfhound.
So I'm goig to change milk. Right now it's a Purina all milk replacer. The scours only stops for a day and then starts again. I think this milk is crap. TSC has some all milk in the Dumor version. Thinking of trying that and seeing what happens. She did finally eat two full bottles yesterday. But now today acts as if she has a tummy ache. She was active and was nibbling calf starter yesterday. Today she acts as if she has a tummy ache. Still active bit scours is back. 😒 im pretty sure it's the replacer is poor quality.
I have a hate-hate relationship with MR....we really don't like each other and have never gotten along! (Or, should I say, calves I've fed MR to have always struggled, compared to my milk-fed calves.) As some people say, it's a replacer but not really a straight across substitute for real milk.
Jersey cow family: Samson's Rosita (age 3) & Virtuoso Briar Rose (age 2) An Akita, some kitty cats, 7 Border Leicester sheep & 53 hens
I have raised calves on milk replacer, on nurse cows, and on their natural mothers. Of course they did great on real milk direct from the cow. But I have also had so many calves do great on milk replacer. I have used many brands. My calves have done the best on Nutrablend 22/20 all milk non medicated. Big difference compared to all other replacers. They were fine on dumor ultra and Hubbard all milk medicated. They did very poor on the coop milk replacer with soy and struggled to live the 2 weeks they were on that one. Try a different brand but only use all milk, no soy, no sprayed plasma.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
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