Calf has a tummy ache

OK I am concerned for my little calf. He has a tummy ache. I have googled and realized that he has been through a trauma moving around to my farm. I have put an extra heat lamp in his pen. I have fed him some electrolytes and I have not made his milk replacer so dense. Hopefully this will encourage his intestines to not be so traumatized. I will see if this works.

The first thing that many farmers do is to give the calf antibiotics. I think I will use this as a last resort. Sometimes calves, like people just get a little bit of a stomach ache because of change in their environments. I will take a look how he is doing tomorrow. He is not taking a bottle well on his noon feed. I think that might be because he is still full from his morning feed. I will not try to cram it in. That might be stressing him more. It is just like motherhood, you have to figure out your child’s routine and work with it. I child will eat when it gets hungry. Probably the same way for a calf.

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