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Healing the Ill, Treating the Sick, Calf Style..

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You walk into many family kitchens (or work areas) around here and you’ll probably spot a large syringe on the wall or in a box with a very blunt end.  Luckily this design of this is not for humans, rather it’s for passing medicine to cows and calves orally.  On the way to another water intake cleaning with Jobo and his son Jon, I got to see it’s use when we came across one of his weak with diarrhea calfs; not standing up or taking water or doing much of anything.  Jobo had packets of powder vitamins and ‘Sulfa K’ which some type of sodium sulfate and vitamin K compound to help with diarrhea.  Mixing these powders with water he could suck it up the injector and push the goods down the gullet of the brave calf.  She seemed to like the medicine and hopefully it will help her get up and get to the grass eating that’s all so important these days.


Written by galbavy

September 12, 2013 at 1:48 am

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  1. Calf styte…

    Aaron Browne

    September 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

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