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8. Physical Exam

Prior to the death of the calf this morning, Mr. Erby had 22 calves less than 60 days of age, of which 13 have already been treated for scours.  You perform physical examinations on the four calves that appear the most ill. The other ill calves have scours but do not appear as depressed.  

 

CALF 1

CALF 2

CALF 3

CALF 4

Age

24 days old

68 days old

75 days old

80 days old

Sex

Female

Female

Female

Female

Temperature

101.5°F

104.0°F

100.5°F

103.0°F

Heart Rate

(Beats Per Minute)

110 BPM

150 BPM

100 BPM

140 BPM

Respiration Rate

(Respirations Per Minute)

36 RPM

70 RPM

40 RPM

66 RPM

Mucous Membrane Color and Feel

Pink, moist

Reddish, tacky-dry

Pale Pink, moist

Pale pink, tacky

Capillary Refill Time

1.0 seconds

1.0 seconds

2.0 seconds

1.5 seconds

Skin Tent and Percent Dehydration

Skin tent 1 second

 (<5% dehydrated)

 

Skin tent 3 to 5 seconds

(~10% dehydrated)

Skin tent 1 to 2 seconds

 (~5% dehydrated)

 

Skin tent 2 to 3 seconds

(~7 % dehydrated)

Alert Status

No depression

Depressed

No depression

Slight depression

 

Suckling Response

Good response

No response

Good response

Weak response

Appearance of Eye

No enophthalmia

Moderate enophthalmia

 

Minor enophthalmia

 

Minor enophthalmia

 

Diarrhea

Loose Stools

Loose bloody stools w/ pieces mucosa

Loose stools

Loose stools

Other

None

Sweaty, rough hair coat

Rough hair coat

Recumbent, anorexic

 

 

 

 

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