Too much water causes blood in calf urine

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My young calf seems to be passing blood in the urine. I have tried several remedies given by friends but the problem seems to persist. Please advise me on what I can do to stop this.

Incidences of blood in the urine in young calves are very common. The problem is mainly caused by excessive intake of water especially for calves fed milk using a bucket. A calf used to getting its milk in a bucket usually develops a habit of taking anything it finds in the bucket. If it finds water, it will drink it non-stop until its kidneys become over worked. Blood will then start appearing in its urine.

The solution is to limit the amount of water the calf takes. You can do this by ensuring the calf does not have unlimited access to buckets or other open water containers in the compound. But, ensure the calves have enough water just to quench their thirst and let the calves graze with the other animals.

Bloody urine more serious for adult cows

For heifers and adult cows blood in the urine can be a sign of a more serious infection such as inflammation of the kidney, a condition caused by a number of diseases including some that are transmitted by ticks. It is difficult for the farmer to know the cause; that is why it is important to consult a veterinarian immediately you notice these problems in your cattle. The condition is treatable.

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