The vet is coming today. I was going to pen him but one pen has the goat with the swollen knees in it and the other is up by the neighbors with the out of control dogs who chase stuff. ACK! Indecision got me and the time when the cows all came up to eat came and went! I sure wish I could get a halter on him but he runs away whenever I approach him with a rope. I guess I'll just go out with the feed bucket and try to find them before the vet comes and lead them up by the house (and hope they stay there!).
What do you do when the vet comes to see a partially tame cow?
At least his time won't be wasted - I've got tons of questions saved up for a vet - is the mule wormy still (after 2 wormings), how often to worm the goats, need them both tested for CAE...
Proud momma to 2 great kids Eloise, Ivy, Teddy, Luna, and Murray - our fold of Scottish Highland cattle; Clarabelle, our Charolais baby & her son Clyde; Mac our mini hereford bull; ever changing number of mini meat pigs; around 60 chickens; 10 sheep; 4 dogs; 3 cats;
I can't halter Jack so I trained him to enter the head bail for food. Most of the times he goes in nothing happens except the food. Every now and then some rude human does things to him, followed by food. It's not ideal, but it works for him.
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
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!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
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.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
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