Here’s everyone’s yearly reminder from Dr. Kerri Rae to not hang newborn calves upside down/over fences when stimulating them to breathe! The fluid you see is coming from the stomach (not the lungs) and this position puts pressure on the diaphragm, actually making it harder for the lungs to inflate. See the attached video for vet approved methods of stimulating calves to breathe.
Calving is a natural process, and most cows will give birth to a healthy calf without issues. However, there are times when things go wrong and you need to know how to save a baby calf. This new video demonstrates effective techniques that can save a newborn calf. http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/calf-911-new-video-demonstrates-effective-calf-resuscitation-strategies/