Hey all, I have a 3 week old Holstein calf that I got from a local dairy. He has been doing great except for two minor things (i hope!). 1- He has had a drop or two of blood at the end of his bowel movements for the past couple of days. I searched through these posts and saw that many of you that seem very smart about calves/cattle said not to worry too much about that; it can be caused from being near constipation. Which completely makes sense to me because it seems that way with him.. but he's not completely constipated. It looks very normal until the last little bit is a little more firm. 2- I noticed in some pictures that I took of him yesterday that it looked like he had rubbed up against something and scratched the hair off of his behind in one place. I looked at it today and noticed the hair is actually coming out in small clumps. I am a horse girl so I compared it to rain rot in my own head, but bigger clumps of hair. The skin is very smooth and doesn't look irritated. I read on another cattle forum that it is nothing to worry about, but they didn't say what it might be. I don't think it would be a parasite, but what do I know! it's my first calf... although we've had beef cattle for forever, I didn't check those guys over everyday like I do this little one. Anyone know what this may be? It's to the left of his tail in this picture. and it goes down and to the right under his tail (not on his tail.. but below his anus) Thanks!!