Kink the tube again before withdrawing it from the calf s throat to avoid having any residual milk run into the calf s lungs as the tube is withdrawn. I think we re going to get a lot of great information in regards to health and possibly the future milk production of the calves we study.
Extend the neck forward to open up the airways and then go to work.
How to get milk out of a calves lungs. If it was my calf yes i would have the vet come back out but it is not. I would keep the calf on that until it is about 2 3 weeks old and then consider adding in a 3rd feeding or upping the powder. It is not recommended to tube feed milk to calves older than 10 days as the milk could get into the rumen and cause digestive problems.
Feeding the calf 2x a day is enough. If we find that an animal has pneumonia and give it a vaccination we can look to see how well the vaccination worked with the ultrasound avila says. Another common disease we see in dairy calves from birth to weaning is pneumonia inflammation of the lungs clinical signs of pneumonia include nasal discharge dry cough body temperature of greater than 41 c respiratory distress and decreased appetite.
The calf already was seen by a vet they come out every other friday to their farm where all calves get the once over including this one. The fluid that does come out is generally draining out from the stomachs not the lungs. Calves with pneumonia usually still want to drink eat.
Rinse the tube and bottle with warm water wash with hot water and detergent scrub the inside of both with appropriate sized bottle brushes rinse in clean water and hang up to drain. If i though the calf was risking permanent damage or going to kick the bucket i myself would have called. You are much better advised to get the calf sitting up in a frog legged position so both lungs can get air equally as happens in a standing calf.
Was tubed and some milk on lungs. Pedigree charolais calf born this morning by section 14 days overdue.