A dull coat is indicative of either disease or depletion. Free-choice hay and minerals, and time are the best ways to get her coat shiny. You can also supplement with sunflower seeds. They have lots of fat in them and that will help.
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Arctic farming at it's finest:
Bonnie- Highland/Shorthorn cow
Saoirse her 2013 heifer calf
Sunny her 2013 heifer calf
Sweet Pea-Dexsey heifer
Hershey her 2013 bull calf
Adam, Joe, Cocoa and Cleo, the turkey herd
Dogs, cat, parakeets and fish
And when you've got her feed balanced, brushing is good for increasing circulation to the skin, removing dust and debris and spreading protective oils up the hair shaft.
Big Moo (dexter cow), Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Edo (lowline steer)and Bella Cinderella (lowline heifer). A dozen sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), three cats,fifteen chickens and Alvin the Amazing Maremma.
Oh thanks. I didn't brush her as often when she was dried off cuz she was out in the other pasture. I finally have loose minerals available and I can try the sunseeds when I get her feed balanced. Never thought of orange oil.
moserfam6: I am in the Kansas City area and need some comfrey to make a poultice and/or feed to a cow that broke her leg. Anyone know where I can find some comfrey?
Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
Dec 8, 2013 15:26:03 GMT -5
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