I really don't want call the vet for calf navel infection. How do you treat?
I normally get the vet to check and treat them when we do disbudding. When is your next schedule for dehorning? If she's not too bad, I would wait.
give her intracillin if she's infected. I assume she is a heifer.
You can give 5ml of Betamax,
48 hours later, give another 5ml
Feel on the fourth day, if it’s still hard, go for a 3rd treatment.
I had a calf died from naval infection before. If its a replacemet, do not delay and give the proper treatment as soon as you can.
Penicillin for a navel infection. Emgimycin is a good go to but any white penicillin should do the trick. 5ml is a pretty standard calf dose.
If it were me, I'd start a treatment of 5ml Penicillin per day for 3 days and then wait for another 3 days. If it hasnt gone down, vet time. Procaine Penicillin is what I'm using this season and it works so far.
Best of luck!
This poor calf died. Maybe I treated her too late. she was the youngest calf and couldn't compete well. I think she was stressed a lot.
It is my fault. hope she didn't suffer too much.
To avoid navel infection, as soon as the calf is born, spray iodine onto navel thoroughly. there are some cases when navel gushout blood, tie it with clean string firmly to stop it from bleeding and attracting bacteria
Solution to navel infection is to dip the navel into iodine for some good days and giving calf penstrep and ketoprofen for 3 to 5 days. It works for me.