Ah, good for you. I've missed the real site of pain on horses before, many times. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger.
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ok, I feel really stupid. I finally got the "good bedside manner" vet out, who likes horses, and he says she's just a touch foundered. He didn't think her belly was swollen at all. Thought her overall condition was good for her age. Gave me 5 days worth of bute and said dry lot her. Indicated they see a lot of fall founder if we get a flush of new grass like we have this year. (more rain all summer). So she's up in the corral with Fern and the calves. Fern and family spend the night in the corral and daytime in the pasture. Good grief and to think I was thinking she was in pain in a completely different place and thinking I was in a position of probably putting her down.
On the plus side, I feel such a weight lifted off of me. I'm having a drink in a moment and off to bed for hopefully a good night's sleep.
It's good to be wrong some days. Not having to have a hole dug is always such a relief.
Seriously, thanks for sharing, I'd never heard of fall founder. I'll be watching both horses close since we got the least bit of rain last week.
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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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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?
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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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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.
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steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
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