Tiny live calf born in the US weighing just 4.5kg


Sylvester Phelan, AgriLand (Ireland, UK)

Nov 28, 2018


A tiny calf, weighing just 4.5kg, was born in the US in recent days, appropriately named “Lil’ Bill” by the veterinary university he was brought to.


Weighing about a tenth of the size of a typical newborn calf, the diminutive new-born was brought to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine which posted photos of “Bill” on social media.


Posting on Facebook, the veterinary college account said: “Occasionally, we get a case that has us scratching our heads a bit. Lil’ Bill is one of those cases!


“He was born weighing a little over one tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh.”


The college noted that the calf weighed just 10lb (4.54kg) and promised to provide updates on the bitty bovine’s progress.


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