Hello Everyone It has sure been a long month of treating my poor red cow and trying to encourage her to get better and treat her mastitis, uterine infection, and incision infection. It sure seemed hopeless in the early stages and she seemed resigned to just curl up and die. But slowly I got some positive signs and when she got past the end of the antibiotic without a flare up I knew we were heading in the right direction, thanks to a lot of help from this forum! She showed up soon after that with a lame front leg and then body stiffness the next day. Fearing grass tetany I bolstered her salt ration and even tried colostrum. I also used colostrum on the incision and it made a startling improvement after that. There is still the final healing of the wound to go but it looks so much better. Her stablemate, Honey, delivered a healthy bull calf last week(in the wind and rainstorm she escaped out of the gate to hide out in the woods!) and this brightened up our sadness. I will post a picture with my phone of the 2 girls and the little man enjoying a bright warm day for a change. Thanks again for all the help I received, it really did lighten my load.
Colostrum - and raw milk - are amazing. I always offer the first milking to my cow - my old cow would always drink one pail of it, but the first calf heifers haven't been interested. Perhaps because they don't need it. I've used raw milk in the eyes of calves that have pinkeye and it has cleared right up. It isn't surprising to me that colostrum helped heal her incision.
Your girls are lovely and I'm envious of your grass. I so wish I had grazing, but I'm not going to allow that to keep me from having cows.
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
biubiu: I think that CBD oil will be more popular. Because in is nice product for medicine and for simple guys.
Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
Jun 17, 2021 0:49:56 GMT -5
hjp: Any tips on how to add a photo to a post?
Aug 24, 2021 18:13:11 GMT -5
correll17: We just purchased a dexter cox that is bred, due in April. We brought her home and was walking the fence, head butting the fence, so we got another dexter, now she is constantly headbutting her. Any ideas?
Sept 20, 2021 10:14:56 GMT -5
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Sept 26, 2021 20:11:59 GMT -5
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