5 day old calf with a snotty nose

Hempstead, TX(Zone 8a)

Sorry about the description! I have a little bull calf that I am bottle feeding while the owner's are away. He eats well, good energy level, and he just started drinking out of a bucket. The drainage from his nose just began this morning and it is an opaque color moving in the direction of green. My question is this: should I treat him with penicillin and how much should I give him and how often? He weighs about 35-40 pounds.

I thank you all in advance.


Hempstead, TX(Zone 8a)

I think I have reacted a bit more than was necessary. The little one seems fine now - owners will be home tomorrow.

Anza, CA(Zone 8b)

Glad that story had a happy ending:>)

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