I still cannot find my copy of a Family Cow (probably with the two computer programs I lost), but there is a fox around who is acting oddly: he chased a woman in the daytime... and a case several miles away of a rabid fox, so I'm a little worried about the cows and the calf.
Also, is there a cow catalog? Like of stuff you need for milking,meds for them, etc?
Last Edit: May 6, 2010 13:10:56 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
I cannot help you with the rabies, I too would like to know.
I do however just love valley vet supply. They are reasonable on most prices and ship lightening fast. I bought my c shaped anti-kicking device there and the calcium pastes, Ivomec Eprinex, and any stuff that beats the feedstore price or isn't carried by the feed store. My son works there now so we get a 15% dicount off anything in the store, just not feed.
This one should take you to the dairy section, tho I know they carry more than just that one page.valleyvet~dairy section
I buy my syringes and penicillan and such from the feed store. I get tranquilizers, lydocaine, ace and such a syringe at a time from the vet. You really won't need all this kind of stuff if you call the vet out. I just do all within my courageto do, then hire him for the big things.
There is a book called Parts Department I get, but it is for electric milkers which is like a foreign language to me.
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Last Edit: Aug 29, 2010 17:27:10 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
I keep Katika up to date on rabies shots, also my donkeys, dog, and cat. I didn't vaccinate Ferdinand as I think he will be in the freezer at Christmas.
Milkmaid to Katika, Canadienne x Jersey born 5/12/2002 Moxie, Jersey rescue heifer, born 8/2009 Rocky, Katika's steer calf, born 4/27/2010 Duke Wayne, foster Jersey bull calf born 10/10/10 Phoenix (Fee), Katika's heifer calf, born 7/3/2011 Birch, 25-year-old Azteca gelding 11 Clun Forest and cross ewes dogs and cat
The nearest feedstore to us is now 2 hours away (sigh), so I mostly get what I can online--the shipping is well worth the saving of a trip! And the vet is I think about 1.5 hours away, making a trip from him rather expensive! So I gave the horse his shots, and am maybe even going to give the other animals their shots. My daughter asked if I could get a kit to fix the cats... (No, I actually would not try that.)
So hopefully I will find out about the rabies, and I will check out this catalog--thanks so much!
Thanks Seldon and Claire! The only vaccines I hadseen were for horses, cats, and dogs, so I had the thought that maybe people just don't vaccinate cows for rabies, since the man across the street never has a vet out.
And boy is my face red! I completely missed the ad at thetop of the page for dairy equipment... I guess now I will have access to just about everything I need: meds and equipment
I will ask the manacross the street about the rabies vaccines. And, hey, do cows need other vaccines? How about that one for mastitis? Is that a good one to get?
Thanks so much! (I guess now I really have to find the book--I am beginning to have a lot of questions!)
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