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Dip Navel/Cord for Newborn Calf

Dip Navel/Cord for Newborn Calf

Dip navel/cord (am)

Things needed: non-return teat dip cup

- Remove any debris or straw on the navel cord and dip it immediately, once the calf is breathing well on its own

- When dipping, immerse the full length of the cord in the solution, right up to the calf’s belly

- Use a non-return teat dip cup for dipping to avoid disease transmission between animals

- Recheck in 24 hours to make sure the umbilical cord is drying up

- Check to make sure there are no navel infections or hernias

- Re-dip navel if necessary

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