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New calf down...HELP
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KatG    Posted 10-01-2004 at 18:08:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Calf was starting to scour so vet gave us 6cc of Nuflor for be given in neck..She was running and playing before the soon as husband sgave her the shot she feel down and is hardly moving...acts like she is dying...called the vet and he said that he never had that med do that to anything that it was probably the way the shot was given...maybe hit a nerve or got into a cappilary and into blood stream to fast..Says there is nothing we can do but wait..Does anyone have any experience with this...Kat

toolman    Posted 10-02-2004 at 10:48:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like she had a antiflaxtic(sp)reaction to the drugs, if this happens it usually happens within the first 15 minutes of the drugs being injected,there is an antidote that you can get from the vet to inject if you see something like this happening.eveytime you inject anything into a animal you run all kinds of risks, from bacterial infections to bad reactions,there are better ways to deal with scours, fern has pointed some of them out to you, your vet should off too especially since he would know you are new to all this,a good vet will help you with advice as well as provide your animals with medical attention,unfortunately they don,t know everything. a suggestion for you would be to find a ole farmer/ rancher in your area , get to know him maybe even become friends and help each other out from time to time , the advise you could get from him and even his wife would be far more valuable than anything you,ll probably get from your vet,either that or move next door to fern an fredia, haha,best of luck with your critters, we all been where your are so hang in there you,ll get it ok.

Fern(Mi0    Posted 10-02-2004 at 04:42:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not sure whether I am supposed to answer or advise this post or not. BUT, here's this! When this problem presents itself around here I do one of two things depending upon calf’s (or calves (three last week)) condition. Should the calf be up and mope, the stool clearly a wet drizzling yellow mess, I put it on water twice a day for three days. No muss, fuss, or shot. Should the calf have been down I will have used an electrolyte, splitting the package‘s contents in two likely giving it to the calf approximately 12hrs apart following with plain water two more days. Simple effective, again no shots.
NOTE: for delivery if the calf refuses to take a bottle (calf most likely down) I’ll tube the calf putting the tube down the calf’s throat making sure it goes into the stomach as opposed to drowning the poorly critter.
Another NOTE: in preventive medicine. Your husband had perhaps put the suggested shot into the calf’s muscle which most of the (shots) time is a no-no. Most shots cause muscular damage two ways in pain and unmanageable touch eating beef. Most shots are now supposed to go just under the skin unless otherwise specified upon the medicine’s label..
Personal NOTE! I must say. You guys sure are having a lot of fun!!!! (grin)

KatG    Posted 10-01-2004 at 20:28:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank God the calf seems fine...she is up walking around and about a terrible time...Will make sure exactly where the shot needs to be adminaster next time...Really thought she was a goner...Yes I was a praying for Star Baby...she is such a sweet calf...though our ignorance she suffered...never again hopefully...we have got a new vet lined up we are suppose to go and talk to tomorrow...he is not above house fact was out on one when he called us...Thanks for all the prayers...emails...and support...I depend on ya'll...KatG

Judy in NC    Posted 10-01-2004 at 21:01:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
So GLAD to hear it!

Judy in NC

mojo    Posted 10-01-2004 at 20:34:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking another vet might be in order. The ones around here wouldn't be in business long by just staying in the office or only coming out during "business" hours.

Glad to hear the news!
(Just between us, that ~Lenore has got some WONDERFUL connections!8^D)

mojo    Posted 10-01-2004 at 19:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd imagine waiting is all that can be done.

~Lenore    Posted 10-01-2004 at 20:12:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe in PRAYING, for my animals, too.

toolman    Posted 10-02-2004 at 10:30:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
lenore you have that right, they are our family and our responsibilty, it,s only fitting that we ask HIM for the best for them.

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