Post by justonecow on Sept 11, 2019 22:38:22 GMT -5
So Betsie decided to step in her teat today. Thankfully we are not milking her, stopped 6 or 8 weeks ago. The split goes up the right side. Vet said to keep it clean and spray w/scarlet oil because flies hate it.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 22:41:07 GMT -5 by justonecow: pictures
Betsie-Jersey Bonnie-Jersey (11-28-2016) Patsy Ann-Jersey (5-2-18) sold 2 rabbits (Preppy & Rew) 2 dogs (Rhett & Doc) (RIP Blackie) 2 cat (Miss Baby & Mikey) (RIP Curly & Milky) 1 grouchy goose, 1 grouchy Chukar (Chucky) & some chickens A lot of Nigerian dwarf goats Ginger-bearded dragon
How is it looking now? Not sure when she is going but I think it would be interesting to see how much she heals prior to camp. In a queasy sort of way, interesting. Some of those teat injuries heal in an amazing way. Is her bag large? Maybe I am wrong but I always thought the large udders were more prone to injury.
Bizarre question—do cow bras exist? Just wondering if there was any support one could give a cow with a saggy bag.
YES, Look on Youtube, do a search for Swedish Mountain Cow. They are an endangered breed and they are trying to keep every cow possible to save the breed. They have a type of harness that has a bra to support udders with blown out ligaments.
They have bras, but from what I've heard they're just as much hassle as they are help, and good at introducing mastitis, so not really any help in that department.
People sometimes get a bit sniffy about not caring how their cow looks or how her udder looks, and I understand, we all love our animals, but.... There really are a lot of good reasons to work toward a herd with high, tight udders.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
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