Calf losing hair

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by KatKow, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. KatKow

    KatKow New Member

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    I bought a part jersey dairy calf (about 3 days old when i bought him) he had a very rocky start. He was one of a few that i was gonna place on a cow that just had a calf. Well apparently we got him along with a virus and he had the scours and the whole bit. In fact i was told several times he was too bad and would not make it. I took him off the mama cow and bottle fed him Dumor Milk replacer. I started him off on a weak solution and worked it up with each bottle. He also rcvd electrolytes with microbials. And was treated on the 4 day treatment of Terramycin Scour Tablets. I did everything as it said and followed everything i have read on here that ya'll do. He is almost a month old now .
    But now on his backbone , close to the tail, he is losing his hair. The skin is not irritated, not red. He's not scratching. Nothing... just will fall out if you barely pull it. I think it may be from the stress his body went thru, or from the medicine. But i would love to know what ya'll think.

    Thank you!!

    ~kat
     
  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Your calf has cattle lice. Easily treated, ask your farm store what they have on hand for lice. If you live in an area that has grubs do not use a pour on general purpose wormer. If you do not have grubs in your area the pour ons do a good job.
     

  3. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't you be able to see lice?? I've seen lice on chickens surely you could see it on cows.
     
  4. wewild

    wewild Member

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    It will be gone at the first rain in April........or just apply some powder for lice.
     
  5. jerzeygurl

    jerzeygurl woolgathering

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    NO you cannot see cattle lice they are too small i asked my vet the same thing. thank god that lice is species specific :haha:
     
  6. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A fever can also cause calves to loose hair.