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Message Title: Need help with Bottle Baby
Author: Bob A.  Posted: 06\12\2001 16:36
Location: AB
Message:
Newborn calves should preferably have colostrum within 12 hours of birth. The stomach wall changes soon after this time so it is unable to absorb the large colostrum particles. After 1 1/2 days without colostrum, the calf may not be able to absorb it and get the antibodies and other benefits provided from the mother.
I hope you are lucky enough to save this calf, but our experience is not good when a calf has not received colostrum within a day of birth.