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Mon Dec 9, 2013 07:55 AM CST

Question:

We are having a hard time trying to raise dairy calves. We get them at one- to four-days-old from a local dairy. They tell us to give bulls a quart of colostrum. but I did not think colostrum helped after 24 hours. We give them Re-Sorb and Bio-Mycin 200 and ease them onto a 20% protein/12% fat diet. Most of the problems we see are from loose bowels.

Answer:

A newborn calf weighing 80 to 100 pounds needs about 8% of its body weight in colostrum within the first 12 ...

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