Just thought I'd pass this along in case it can help anyone else. The newborn calf I posted about week before last that was kept from his mom for 10 hours, by our horse, died on us this past Thursday evening. Apparently if they don't get that ever important colostrum within about 2 hours of birth they can end up with an infection of the umbilical cord area that travels through their blood stream and gets into their joints. The symptoms are: lack of weight gain, lethargy, swollen joints and eventually they get lame and can't move around well. The vet called it ill joint syndrome. By the time I got to a vet who knew what the symptoms were it was too late. The calf was only a week old and had been limping for 2 days. He told us once it gets into their joints it's a toss up as to whether they recover. Ours didn't and it was very sad to watch a beautiful baby angus die such a needless death. Anyway, we learned a hard lesson that, hopefully, no one else will have to go through. Also, we now a have an over-zealous Cutting horse that hubby decided he needs to sell.