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I am at a loss here, we have treated the calf 2 times now with sulfa boulus as our vet reccomended, but this morning I go out and the calf had the above mentioned poop back, some piles are runny some are pasty, the runny ones are a really light yellow almost grayish looking and the pasty pile was just a ugly yellow color.  The calf has spunk to him, I have watched him and he is picking at grass and hay, nursing (more about that in a min.) and drinking water, his urine looks normal did not look concentrated at all.

This is the changes we have made over the last week.  We switched the heifers over to a 70% grass 30% alfalfa hay, one heifer in the pen has not calved yet, but is getting close she has milk in the teats and my daughter seems to think that the calf may have been sucking on her...... So we are separating today (could that cause the poop problem?) They are not out in pasture, they are in a dry lot some grass grows but for the most part it is all sand.

Calf was vacinated a month ago.

Thanks for any help/advice you may have.  We only have a couple heifers/cows per kid and the money from the calf goes towards college so I really hate to lose one!!

Cher
« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 08:18:09 AM by Cherokee »

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Re: Yellowish White runny sometimes pasty poop in 2 1/2 mo old calf
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 09:19:12 AM »
I'm going to take two approaches here.  first of all you said the calf seems healthy?  If this is the case, there is no fever ect., I would think the milk just became richer in leau of the type of hay you changed to.  Is the calf eating creep feed yet?  If this is the case, I wouldnt get too alarmed.  HOWEVER, my second thought here could be coccidiosis.  You are dry lotting (like we are her right now) but the situation this year with rain  and his age could certainly lead to this.  Good luck!  TMJ
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Re: Yellowish White runny sometimes pasty poop in 2 1/2 mo old calf
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 09:51:26 AM »
Probiotics might help too.   

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Re: Yellowish White runny sometimes pasty poop in 2 1/2 mo old calf
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 10:58:51 AM »
TMJ,  You said basically what the vet just said.  He said he would be concerned if the calf were a week or 2 but 2 1/2 mo he is not concerned.  Thanks!!

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Re: Yellowish White runny sometimes pasty poop in 2 1/2 mo old calf
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 01:11:40 PM »
It is 100% no doubt  crypto sporidium pavum

spore pills from doc Martin Nold South Dakota There is a product called Enhance that Gene Rowe sells that has also has some success also you could try Corid that is a 5 day treatment

Just make sure you keep them hydrated and keep an eye out for tilted head or droopy ears which is a sign of Micoplasma.

Good luck



 
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