Source: Dvm, Roy Lewis, January 17, 2020
Tubing a young calf with colostrum, colostrum substitute, electrolytes or for other reasons can be common on cow-calf operations.
The procedure must be properly done, keeping in mind biosecurity and that important pledge from the Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm.
This article will outline proper procedures for tubing as well as some treatment parameters and instances where I have seen things go wrong.
Most cow-calf operations will have at least one esophageal feeder around.
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