I'm had the Jersey for a couple weeks. I've never heard a cow breath with so much congestion. I started hearing it last night but it's much worse tonight. She's hungry and milking fine. Is this something I should worry about?
Post by Lee and Lynn on Nov 8, 2020 1:29:58 GMT -5
Unless it's very hot where you are, a vet call is in order.
Homeschooling 2 Beautiful Children (10) and (7)
RED (7) - Austrailian Cattle Dog
LILLY (5) - Pampered Jersey
DARCY Born 9/8/12 Jersey
Diamond 9/11/13 Jersey
Buttercup 9/13/14 Jersey
CHAMP (28) - Belgian Thoroughbred X
24 Hens and 1 Rudy Rude Rooster!
Oregano oil mixed with a carrier oil and given under the tongue is an herbal remedy for pneumonia, but I would not rely solely on that. She most likely needs antibiotics. Hope the vet can get there quickly and she improves for you!
Still waiting for the vet. I have milk her now. Wondering if the cow does have pneumonia and is fighting an infection, does some thing like that usually effect the milk negatively?
Quality or quantity? Quantity almost always drops when they're sick. A really persistent milker will jump back up as soon as she has recovered but a less persistent milker may experience a lasting dip. Depends on her current production and how far along in her lactation she is (further along and she won't recover production as readily). As far as quality, it's fine for the calf but you won't want to keep milk from a sick cow. And once she has antibiotics you'll need to follow withdrawal times (double them if you're selling milk and not doing antibiotic testing).
Belle - Normande x Jersey cow Willow - NZ Jersey heifer Pringle and Bandit - heifer calves
Yes, the quantity has dropped in half on today's milking. And I was concerned about this milk so I won't be selling it. It will go to the pigs. I bought this cow sight unseen, so I don't know her history. I had her preg checked and it seems she might be bred, so I assume she's newly bred and not far into her lactation cycle, just a guess though.
Will be interesting to see what the vet says in the morning.
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
Yes, the vet just left. He didn't think it was pneumonia. But thought the cow was underweight, so he took a stool sample to check for parasites. I'll have the results back this afternoon. He treated the mastitis with Today and gave me some for two more treatments.
So the respiratory stuff was not a big issue for him, but more so the shivering and skinniness of the cow. So I'll be feeding her more and make a spot in the barn where I can keep the cows inside at night. It's only getting down to 40 at night but there is some rain, so that's not helping the cow's weight gains. It's probably worms as I no nothing about the history of this cow.
The vet said that the infected quarter could come back which surprised me. It seemed pretty bad to me, but it would be great if that happened.
So that's the latest on the cow. What are your thoughts?
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
This book is intended as an inspirational manual for keeping a family milk cow. A lifetime of practical experience has been bound into one volume. Practical advice for the everyday and procedures for cow emergencies. Plus, answers to FAQ's like, 'Should you get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?'