Hi, We are wondering if anyone can help or share their experience with this. We purchased three 2 day old calves 3 weeks ago from a dairy. All of the calves came down with scours but have since recovered. One of them has never seemed to fully recover and although his stools are firmer, he is not gaining as well as the others and seems weaker. The calves are all three weeks old now and this weaker one has now developed swelling in all four knee joints. It got REALLY bad for a couple of days and now one has gone back to normal but the other three are still pretty swollen. The calf eats very well but seems to have trouble walking (stiff and painful) around. We gave him penicillin two days ago (maybe that is why one knee is better) but the shot also caused a lump in the back of his neck (the injection site) to swell up enormously. That is somewhat improved today but the poor fellow can hardly walk and we don't know if he is going to make it or not. We will probably give him more antibiotics today... maybe in the rump this time since he seemed to have a reaction to the shot in the neck. I assume that this is all something to do with septicemia and maybe he developed navel ill from the dairy he came from. The conditions were not all that clean and although they hung pails for the calves to drink if they could figure it out, I doubt that they took to the time to make sure that he got colostrum at all. Can anyone suggest ideas or share their experiences with this. Thank you all SO much for your time and help... we are so worried.