calf question for Ken : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I bought a four week old calf a few days ago ans she seems perfectly healthy, she is drinking milk, eating hay and grain . This morning I noticed a white discharge from her nose and one eye. She has no fever and seems fine and frisky. Is this from dust? Is it just like allergies in people or is she in the beginning stages of something worse? Thanks if anyone can help! cara

-- cara lewis (, March 21, 2001


I'm not Ken, but whenever our calf gets a runny eye, we add a raw egg to the bottle of milk and it clears up.

-- Nancy in NoCAL (, March 21, 2001.

A snotty nose isn't unusual and my bottle calf has an area of white caking by both eyes. I also feed an egg a day to him. White at the front end probably isn't bad. White at the back end is.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, March 21, 2001.

Thanks for the replies! I'm glad it is so easy to get information here so quickly . Sure beats worrying and a vet bill. No white at the back end , that end is working good! cara

-- cara lewis (, March 21, 2001.

The biggest problem with calves is dehydration through the bowelsinstantly cureable by using a few ounces of acidophlys milk, that is the benifical bactera milk available through any large grocery store.I can't spell worth a damn, but I haven't lost a moopup in 21 years.

Add the milk until the stool changes color or hardens; add the milk after any antibiotic shots, the shots kill all bacteria including the ones that help digestion. As for the white discharges; I have never seen such.

-- mitch hearn (, March 27, 2001.

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