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Dairy Sick Calf Protocol

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									                          Dairy Sick Calf Protocol

                                           Observe Calf




Calf Eating, Bright and Alert            Calf Eating, Listless                  Calf not Eating


   No further observations


                                Take Temp
                                                                                Take Temp
      Temp < 103                       Temp > 103

                                                                     Temp < 103                   Temp > 103
      Observe at         Treat with:
      next feeding       NSAID
                         Give 1 probiotic pill
                         Assess dehydration. If             Treat with:
                         dehydrated, add feeding of         NSAID
                         electrolytes                       Give 1 probiotic pill
                                                            Assess dehydration. If
                                                            dehydrated, add feeding of
                                                            electrolytes
                                Reassess at
                                next feeding

                                                                         Treat with:
                                               Reassess at               NSAID (repeat for 2 days)
                                                                         ANTIBIOTIC (repeat for 2 days)
                                               next feeding
                                                                         Assess dehydration. If
                                                                         dehydrated, add feeding of
                                                                         electrolytes and Probiotic pill




                                                                                    Reassess
                                                                                    treatment at
                                                                                    48 hours

                                                 DISCLAIMER: This page was developed as a
                                                 generic protocol; complete protocols should be
                                                 developed with the assistance of your local
                                                 veterinarian.
                             Glossary of Terms
At the first treatment of any animal, the information must be entered on the recording
sheet. Once the sheet is full, it needs to be turned over to Example Dairy Farms.
In regards to results, the possible outcomes would include: (1) ok, (2) dead, (3) chronic
problem, etc.

Electrolytes: These should be given in addition to the milk replacer. One of two ways
works best: (1) add a feeding of electrolytes at noon or (2) wait at least 15 minutes after
milk feeding before giving electrolytes.




                                               DISCLAIMER: This page was developed as a
                                               generic protocol; complete protocols should be
                                               developed with the assistance of your local
                                               veterinarian.

								
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