Have you listened to her chest? Is she putting extra effort into breathing? If you hear bad sounds in there as well my first thought would be early pneumonia and I would get the vet out to take a listen to her.
Isabelle had a spate of harsh breathing every morning for a week when she would get up for milking. I think it was some sort of bovine cold, because she had a stuffed up nose. However, it didn't come close to a Darth Vader level of sound.
Missing my Isabelle, cow of my heart
28 January 1998 to 4 May 2015
I still have no clue what the problem was, but Cindy's breathing is back to normal now.
To answer your question Claire, she wasn't really laboring to breath. The sound was just very amplified. I thought she had some kind of esophageal obstruction, but she wasn't drooling, and was eating and drinking without problems.
Thank goodness the "tincture of time" was all that was needed.
Pepper-Angus/Dexter/Jersey 12 yr Mocha (aka Crazy Cow) 11 yr Eva Holstein 11 yr Chloe - Jersey/Dexter 10 yr Dolly - Jersey 10 Brie - Jersey - 9 Fern - 5 Birdie - 5
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.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
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alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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