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chrisk1500
Posted 5/23/2009 19:02 (#721137)
Subject: Calf panting...


Saskatchewan
Hey Guys,

Is it normal for calves to 'pant' or breathe really quickly and shalowly when it is quite hot outside?

Calf is sucking fine and has access to clean water in a trough....

This is the first calf I have ever had that did this (calf was born three days ago - late, I know)....

Chris
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feelnrite
Posted 5/23/2009 19:22 (#721143 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: RE: Calf panting...


northwest tennessee
High humidity will make them pant. It is not that humid there is it? May have a respiratory problem and need some antibiotics.
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Ben
Posted 5/23/2009 20:56 (#721182 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: RE: Calf panting...


North Mo.
where you live calving now is almost early. Can you check its temp.? I would say it has a fever and needs antibotics but I am no vet. By chance was it a long delivery? ben
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chrisk1500
Posted 5/23/2009 22:25 (#721237 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Saskatchewan
I had my Dad look at her tonight (way more cattle experience than I have)....

He agrees with you guys - we gave her a 3cc shot of Penacilin (intermuscular).

For the experienced guys in the crowd - How often will she need these shots?

Thanks!
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NEIndiana
Posted 5/23/2009 22:39 (#721254 - in reply to #721237)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Should be printed on the label... depends if you gave the fast acting or slow acting, too.
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Roy@ranch
Posted 5/23/2009 22:42 (#721255 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: RE: Calf panting...


North Cental Mo.
OK, guys, I don't disagree with treating it, personally I'd use Nuflor, and maybe some sulfa. But, isn't a 3 day old calf a little young to have respitory trouble??

I know, I'm no help.

Roy
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chrisk1500
Posted 5/23/2009 22:59 (#721265 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Saskatchewan
Gave her Procain G. Only thing on the bottle is dosage, not duration. I'll do a google search to see what I can find....

She was born in a rainstorm and due to circumstances, stayed in the rain with her mother for two days straight.....I wonder if she didn't catch pneumonia?

Roy - what do you think the issue might be?
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Roy@ranch
Posted 5/23/2009 23:15 (#721284 - in reply to #721265)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


North Cental Mo.
A lot of the others have more experience in this than I do, but I'm guessing a long delivery has something to do with it. It would be interesting to know if it had a temp, and if you have some nuflor I'd give it to him, plus a shot of banomine, if you have it. If it's nursing that's a plus, but prognosis is not very good from where I sit. Best of luck.

Roy
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dbmaguet
Posted 5/24/2009 00:09 (#721334 - in reply to #721284)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...



Ste. Rose, MB
I agree with Roy, a small dose of Nuflor & Banamine is definately worth while. (ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as my grandma says) Also, good idea to take the temperature while doctoring. Like they say, depending on the way it was born, maybe there was something to do with that, like fluid in the lungs.  
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dlerwick
Posted 5/24/2009 00:42 (#721362 - in reply to #721265)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Western Nebraska
Penicillin, as an effective antibiotic, has seen its better days years and years ago. The label is so conservative that I would seriously question whether 3ccs will do anything for the calf. If the calf really does have respiratory problems you would be much better served to give Baytril 100, Micotil, or Nuflor along with Banamine. Micotil is an extremely deadly drug to humans and I only use it if I have the animal restrained. Baytril is still pretty effective and I don't have any experience with Nuflor. If the calf gets better with the treatment you gave her I would guess that she really wasn't too sick because that level of Pen just isn't going to do much.
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chrisk1500
Posted 5/25/2009 16:26 (#722575 - in reply to #721137)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Saskatchewan
She has had two shots of Pen G so far...she is out in the pasture so I get on the horse, find her, and inject her.

She was up at the yard for a brief moment yesterday running and jumping. She is still sucking fine.

Her breathing is getting better, but still is noticeably fast and shallow.

I'll give her another shot of Pen G and if that doesn't cure it up, I will grab some Nuflor (I assume I can get it at my local livestock supply store).

Thanks!

Edited by chrisk1500 5/25/2009 16:27
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dlerwick
Posted 5/25/2009 23:27 (#723015 - in reply to #722575)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Western Nebraska
Nuflor is scrip, you will need to get it through your vet.
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bullhauler
Posted 5/27/2009 19:00 (#724828 - in reply to #723015)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


Denhoff,ND right in the center of the State
Could be diptheria, had one like that a few years ago, used baytril on it, I had a yearling bull that I bought come down with diptheria once to and used baytrill and still used him for breeding.
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Roy@ranch
Posted 5/28/2009 04:44 (#725415 - in reply to #724828)
Subject: Re: Calf panting...


North Cental Mo.
Now that's one I've never seen, or if I did, I didn't know what it was.

Roy
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