Shots and pink eye

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We helped give the baby calves 2 shots and used an eye wash on them while we were on the farm.

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Samantha sat in the end of the feed bunk for about 3 hours and only fussed once.  She had toys, snacks and some juice.

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I used the eye wash on the calves and sometimes gave shots.  My dad gave shots and pushed calves in and out of the chute.  Bill pushed calves in and out of the shoot.  My mom got the vaccine ready and kept track of calves numbers as they came through.

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The boys and Jemma pushed the calves from the holding pen down the runway to the shoot.

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One of the vaccine’s was to prevent pink eye in the calves.  Since they have had so much rain in WI the pastures grass is much higher than normal, so it’s causing pink eye earlier than normal.   The eye wash was also to help prevent pink eye.  One of the yearling heifers had pink eye really bad.  That heifer got an extra shot and we glued a huge denim patch over her eye.  I didn’t have my camera with me when we treated that heifer.  The patch usually stays on about 1 day to 1 week.



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