We quit dairying in May and now buy babies to sell as feeders, When we milked, occasionally we would have a calf born with its feet knuckled under or his front knees crossed. We usually let them have a larger pen and it would be rectified in a week or so. Well we have had a bull calf for 2 weeks and he is still as knuckled as day 1. Yesterday my husband duct taped a couple pieces of wood as makeshift splints to see if that would help.
Just wondering if any of you farmers on here had a remedy?
Re: Knuckled calf
We use PVC pipe about 4 inches long. 1.5 inches diameter wrap with duct tape leave on for about a week. works for us and the tape doesn't stick to the calf or restrict the skin. JR