Oh, and both calves pooped for us ( ok it may have coincided with vit b shots) and both are right color with soft porridge formed consistency - only fellow cow owners could rejoice with me over poop!
Nothing spells comfort like normal poop. Praying for the best outcome for you!
That was what I was thinking also. I'm sorry your other cows are having troubles but glad your husband is home to help you and see what you have been dealing with. You are amazing and never doubt your ability to handle anything that life throws at you! I'm so happy that some are improving so well. I check this thread first praying there is good news!
Just when I think I know everything about cows, my girls let me know that I don't know anything!
Post by Debbie Lincoln on Oct 11, 2020 17:42:52 GMT -5
Poop is the first thing I look at with an off animal!
Regarding grass that cycles through times of goodness vs toxicity. Cline grass and Johnson grass are like that down south. And both are too risky, in my opinion, to be allowed in our pasture. And the cows (and horses) love them both.
Post by simplynaturalfarm on Oct 12, 2020 12:48:25 GMT -5
Calves have solid form poop now - I almost took a picture but that seemed excessive 🤣.
Yesterday they didn't want mid-afternoon and at night you could tell rooves of mouth hurt because they want to suck teats out side of their mouths. Dh and I are persistent and got them going after a bit.
This morning they came a running when we called ( first time they've moved faster than a slow walk) and immediately latched on, downed two bottles each and were bunting andcircling for more, sucking on fingers and anything they could reach.
They still get clay and yeast in every bottle and go to the free choice clay for more after they are done. They are getting 5 milk thistle pills a day also and will continue that for a long while. I put magahol on their backs 3x day because they really perk up after they get it - I use it on my aches and pains too, and our makes a huge difference. magnesium is hard to overdo like that.
Muzzles are puffy and heifers neck is still puffy.
Post by jerseyrose on Oct 12, 2020 13:29:49 GMT -5
So glad the calves are responding ! I hope the cows come around too.
Julie wife, mom to 3 wonderful ( now adult) kids :-)
Jersey steer --Willie RIP-- Rose-Jersey RIP-- Abby - Jersey Rosie-- Jersey past family cow Lily -- Angus / Jersey past family cow 2 appaloosas- Candy, Sierra 1 quarter horse yearling - Salem 3 dogs-- Sunny, Mia, Sadie a herd of 27 Boer goats a variety of chickens 3 feeder pigs
Post by simplynaturalfarm on Oct 14, 2020 22:53:31 GMT -5
I have a lovely bruise on my foot from being stomped and body slammed by a very large heifer who galloped to me when I wasnt posting attention - they are more bouncy than they've ever been, always hungry and licking their lips for more ( too much yeast lol) telling me that 2.5 gallons per calf is not near enough for growing heifers. They seen to have forgiven us for all the shots and pills and now take everything in bottle ( milk thistle etc) the one girl thinks milk thistle pills are treats lol.
Beautiful!!! Have you considered writing up your story to publish maybe as either an editorial or article of interest in your local newspaper for fellow farmers in your area to help others save their calves also? I would think your local paper might be interested?
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
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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
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