Post by Meadow Creek Mama on Apr 10, 2019 20:16:28 GMT -5
Kelsey or anyone else who knows..do you have to feed Xzelit after calving at all? Tirzah just calved this afternoon and wondering if I should give her another dose?
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Homestead wife and mom to three kiddos. 3 Jerseys: 2 milk cows (Tirzah & Bella) and 1 heifer calf (Charlotte) Lots of laying hens with roosters A flock of broilers every year 2 Tamworth pigs this year 1 Malamute mix 4 Barn Cats
I need a little simplification. I have one Jersey. She has calved 3 times. I have bred her to the same bull each gestation. Last year was a nightmare! She delivered a huge calf and had edema and was very weak. She had a good appetite. I took her to the vet last year.....She is due to calf at the end of this month (October, 2019)..... What supplementation should I give her in addition to her alfalfa? I've read about anionic salts, loose minerals, trace minerals, terizjean, CMPK and X-Zelit. I really don't know where to begin. She is healthy and I want to keep her that way. Is there a product I can purchase at the feed store? Your advise is welcome. Thank you.
You need to be prepared. I'm not a fan of CMPK paste b/c it is caustic and can cause a cow who already feels poorly to flat out refuse feed and slip into ketosis. You need to order some BoviKalc boluses and the balling gun that goes with them. Yes, they are expensive. But when you consider the emergency vet bill, plus the cost of replacing your sweet cow, they are cheap at twice or ten times the price. You should have an IV kit of CMPK on hand and know how to use it--or at least how to give it SQ. X-Zelit is a great product but needs to be fed at least 2 weeks before calving to have any effect. Welcome to the forum. This is a place of great people and wonderful support.
My 6 Jersey Girls: Skye, Topaz, Emmie, Fiona, Sapphire, and Valley! Avitus, Red Mini Jersey Bull 4 McNabs--a veritable herd! Too many cats Spoiled Rotten Hens & King Roo Angus cows Angus Bulls
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