See prior blog post for background information: calf number 5 abandoned by his mother and now named Amaretto by the kids. I am feeding him 4 times a day calf milk replacer. A very good blog post of using milk replacer can be found at: http://bottlecalf.blogspot.com/2012/05/bottle-feeding-calves-milk-replacer.html. In summary, calves receiving milk replacer always get 1 gallon per day. Some say give 1/2 gallon, 2 times a day, 12 hours apart. Others I have talked to say Longhorns should be given 1 quart, 4 times a day. At around 2 weeks, a starter feed should be added in. Over time the calf continues to consume 1 gallon per day of milk replacer and more and more of the starter feed. I don't think Amaretto has scours but his stool is very loose. Scours is a form of diarrhea that occurs in baby calves. I am not sure of the normal appearance of baby calf manure. He sleeps a lot but don't all babies? I have been putting small amounts of corn feed in his mouth, at least some seems to be getting swallowed. The adventure continues.
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