Post by happyeverafter on Feb 12, 2020 14:59:13 GMT -5
Well we started milking Happy again last week after we got home. The first time I milked, I noticed the milk wasn’t so sweet but everyone else thought it was fine. But it’s definitely not tasting good after being in the fridge for several days. I’m guessing we didn’t get the mastitis kicked. So what should I do now? A. Send for SCC on a pooled sample? (I only have one test tube left.) B. Get more test tubes and get SCC done separately for each quarter. C. Just treat all four quarters again.
Another question. Happy is not letting down without a calf and these calves are such a pain! They just need to be weaned. I get one over to her to get her to let down and he just stands there occasionally licking her and bumping her but not interested. Every time he’s finally nursed but it’s a pain!!! Sometimes we have to take him out and tie him and then bring him back again after a bit just to get him to nurse. I just don’t want her mastitis to get worse while teaching her to let down for me. The other day, I finally got the calf to nurse. I got a little milk out and then the lower half of her udder just shriveled up like she was empty. I brought the calf in again and got her to let down and she did but the same thing happened. I think I brought the calf in four times and her let down only lasted a minute or two each time. I got about 2.5 gallons that time and I finally got her emptied out but it was ridiculous! Was she not letting down all the way?
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.
Post by happyeverafter on Feb 14, 2020 10:49:25 GMT -5
If SCC is high, should I figure that all four quarters still have mastitis and treat all of them again? And do I need to get an antibiotic sensitivity done on it? I did get an antibiotic sensitivity done last time.
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
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