A 2-day-old male black calf presented with neurological symptoms, including opisthotonus. It was unable to stand due to hindquarter paresis. At 5 days old, the calf was able to stand, but exhibited a crossed forelimb gait. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the expansion of the sutures between the squamous-lateral part of the occipital bone and between the occipital-temporal bone, cerebellar tonsillar herniation, posterior displacement of the brainstem, and cervical syringomyelia at 12 days old. This is the first case report of a live calf diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation classified as Chiari type 1.5 malformation in humans.