Calf Management Tips: Esophageal Tube Feeder

Posted by Elizabeth Marvel on Jul 10, 2017 11:16:19 AM

An esophageal tube feeder is an essential tool for feeding colostrum to newborn calves and for administering fluids to sick or dehydrated calves. For some calf raisers, the idea of tubing a calf may cause some anxiety over possibly hurting the calf or causing fluids to enter the lungs.

Using good technique minimizes the possibility of harming the calf. In this video, Elizabeth demonstrates the proper technique for inserting the tube and administering fluids.