Post by elitefarms on Aug 20, 2019 21:13:35 GMT -5
My cow is 2 years old and has a 2 month old calf on her side. Today she has been peeing often like every few minutes, just little squirts. She looks fine back there and has no temperature but she's holding her tail slightly up all the time. I'm assuming an overly excited bull calf might have got to her or something. Im wondering if this needs treatment and if so how do I treat it? Or do I need the vet out? No drop in milk that I've noticed and no drop in food intake. I have been letting them eat apples lately not sure if that matters.
Post by jerseyrose on Aug 21, 2019 13:37:00 GMT -5
No ideas myself but UTI sounds possible. Glad she is a bit better today.
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Post by elitefarms on Aug 21, 2019 19:00:40 GMT -5
Thanks for everyone's help I have two bull calves with her, her 2 month old bull and another 5 month old one. I had an ai guy out this morning to breed her pasture mate and he said she looks to be in heat so that's hopeful he said to just keep a close eye on her. But thank you everyone! ☺️
Post by elitefarms on Sept 6, 2019 20:25:46 GMT -5
Well she's doing it again so I had the AI guy come out as it's almost 21 days later, he had a hard time finding her cervix and said there was a bubble? He said she might have a infection based on the bubble. Would penicillin help if she did have a UTI? Would it hurt if she didn't? She still has no temperature and no odd smell. Eats all the time, she's a little on the thin side but this is her first lactation and she's a pretty good producer, haven't noticed a drop in milk or change in mood.
Maybe the timing of the AI was off a bit (the reproductive tract kinda "moves up into place" if the timing is right, that's what my husband says...)
Did she have a slick at all when he bred her?
Also, cows can sometimes get a little minor tearing or scar tissue after calving. Some cows have crooked cervixes. But, if you can get the timing for AI just right, he should be able to get through the cervix.
Post by elitefarms on Sept 9, 2019 16:12:02 GMT -5
Today she has a yellowish tinged mucus so I'm pretty sure she has an infection, what can I give her? The only vet is about 2 hours away and won't give me any medication without seeing her first, and sadly with college I'm a little short on funds to either have them come and see her or to pay to have someone haul her there. Hoping there's something I can give her but if I need to I will take her in. Still no drop in appetite or milk.
Post by sdmilkmaid on Sept 9, 2019 16:22:34 GMT -5
LA200 is OTC, but has 96hr milk withdrawal. Rachel
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Post by elitefarms on Sept 14, 2019 23:53:12 GMT -5
I have yet to give her medicine I wanted to wait it out for a week while just keeping a close eye on her. I haven't seen any discharge until today. It looks like it's getting better right? Or should I just give her some LA200 To be safe?
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