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Calf with a fever
« on: May 17, 2010, 06:13:29 PM »
We have a calf that has a temp of 103-104 its been like this for a couple of weeks, called the vet and we are giving shots to slow down the fever but just dosen't do anything. Does anyone know why this is and what i can do i feel so bad i have tried everything the vet told us. The mama cow is getting fed sialge, corn, hay and some grass don't know if that would be why don't think so. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 08:10:12 PM »
Other symptoms?


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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 01:19:35 AM »
We have a calf that has a temp of 103-104 its been like this for a couple of weeks, called the vet and we are giving shots to slow down the fever but just dosen't do anything. Does anyone know why this is and what i can do i feel so bad i have tried everything the vet told us. The mama cow is getting fed sialge, corn, hay and some grass don't know if that would be why don't think so. Thanks for the help.

sorry to hear this.  what shots are you giving?
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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:18:07 AM »
No other  been giving pepto and banimine (i think that's what its called) we have tried everything i am really upset
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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 09:47:15 AM »
You really haven't given the calf anything that would fight an infection. I would have started with sulfa boluses and if that didn't work would have given a antibiotic. I think now that it's been sometime and it seems like the temp is persistant, I would ask the vet for a stronger antibiotic. The temp definitely indicates an infection of some type. The Bantamine and pepto would do virtually nothing to fight an infections. Good luck. Keep us informed please. Brent

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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 10:15:20 AM »
You really haven't given the calf anything that would fight an infection. I would have started with sulfa boluses and if that didn't work would have given a antibiotic. I think now that it's been sometime and it seems like the temp is persistant, I would ask the vet for a stronger antibiotic. The temp definitely indicates an infection of some type. The Bantamine and pepto would do virtually nothing to fight an infections. Good luck. Keep us informed please. Brent

agree with Brent.  get some good antibiotics.  it should work...good luck.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 07:23:51 PM »
Today the weather was hotter 73 degrees and the temp was up to 105 i will try some antibodies
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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 07:30:59 PM »
if the calf is showing no other symptoms.....why did you take its temp in the first place?


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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 07:56:03 PM »
just looked sick and head down normal calf sick problems i quess i thought i could be better or sorry
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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 08:16:33 PM »
I agree with the others that an antibiotic is called for;
we use Baytril injuection + sulfa boluses for baby calves and it seems to clear up most anything here.

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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 10:43:27 PM »

I'd find a new vet if he/she let you go two weeks with just Banamine.   ???

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Re: Calf with a fever
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 07:10:19 PM »
Went to a new vet today the calf might have an infection in its lungs this causes the hgh temperature urg but if the calf ends up passing away we will examine the calf inside and out to see what was wrong.
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