From the birth of calves to the first two weeks are the most important. The weight of the child at birth is about 10% of the mother’s load. A healthy child makes physical growth of up to 500 grams daily.
Let’s now know the most important things:
1. Immediately after birth, clean around the child’s mouth and nose, so that the child can breathe comfortably.
2. Immediately after the delivery let the mother lick her child. If the mother of the calf doesn’t lick her child, then sprinkle some jaggery/sugar/choker on the calf, so that, the mother could lick the baby in the greed of eating them.
3. Feed Colostrum to the child within 2 hours, but keep in mind that Colostrum should be fed to one-tenth of the child’s body weight. If a calf weight is 27 Kg at the time of birth, then the dose of one day is 2 Kg and 700 grams. Give Colostrum two times in winter and 3 times in summer for first 3-4 days.
4. If a calf’s mother dies after delivering the child, then mix 5 ml of arind oil, 5 ml of fish oil and one egg in any other cow’s milk.
5. Calf should be given milk immediately after birth, don’t wait for the placenta to come out. Because as soon as the child start drinking the mother milk, a hormone is released in the mother’s mind, due to which there is a movement in the uterus and placenta comes out quickly.
6. From 5-10 cm of the child’s body cut the umbilical cord by using a scissor which is boiled in water, and apply a medicine by the name tincture iodine on the end of the child’s cord until it gets dry.
7. If a child does not stand after 3-4 hours from the birth, then support the child to get stand. If necessary, put splash of mother’s milk on the calf’s mouth/face.
8. The first vaccine for foot-mouth disease should be vaccinated at the age of 3 months; second vaccine should be given after 21 days or 6 days of the first vaccination.
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