Sorry to ask another question - seems like the only way I know how to contribute to this board at the moment.
My almost month old Guernsey calf is limping. I thought he was slightly limping for the last couple of days but it is now obvious. He seems to be fine aside from the limp, can still run in circles in his stall and buck (I think he has aspirations of being a rodeo bull someday) ,
I have soaked his foot in a warm Epsom salt bath, cleaned out the pooh between his toes, but really cannot see anything wrong, There is a slight pinkness where is hoof and leg join. Not sure what that is called..(cornet band) and a teeny tiny spot that looks like an insect bite or splinter wound, but nothing that looks like much of an issue.
Any suggestions as to what to do with this would be welcome. I mentioned it to a friend of mine today and she said when her Dad had cows, they had a calf that started limping and died the next day. That scared me....until then I just figured the rodeo act was the cause of his limp.
Is it swollen? Any way you could post a pic--that would help. It could be nothing but a pulled muscle.....or maybe he clipped his own hoof with another while doing his rodeo dance. Keep an eye on it and see if it 'festers'. The Epsom soak is a good idea! Janene
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Post by pipergrey93 on Dec 31, 2009 22:30:39 GMT -5
I so know how you feel Cat - It seems I'm always the one needing help! However, there have been a few instances where I knew the answer. Lol - it was great to be on the other side for a change. Sandy
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