Me, my Hubby, and four Littles one horse - Cappy A burgeoning goat herd 35+ British White and Angus mama cows, and several bulls My milk cows: Faith, Chick and Freckles Heifers coming up - Dolly Dixie RIP
Post by mommasquilts on Jan 8, 2021 0:29:06 GMT -5
I did not give any kaolin pectin today as I didn’t see any diarrhea. She spent time today sitting in the sun, eating salt and minerals, drinking, and nibbling on hay. She is really not eating much which concerns me. Her urine is concentrated and it looked like she’d had a small bit of blood manure, but not runny. She let me come up to her while she was laying down and brush her. I cleaned off her face where she’d gotten the pink kaolin everywhere. She seemed to like the attention. Dora gets to nurse morning and evening and gets a bottle of milk replacer at noonish. I think it’s just a waiting game—waiting and praying.
No words of wisdom...but, I’ll be praying for her. It’s certainly hard when all you can do is wait ...many of us have been there, concerned over a cow or calf and waiting, hoping, and praying is all we can do.
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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Post by simplynaturalfarm on Jan 8, 2021 15:08:53 GMT -5
It will be a long slow recovery - think 4-5 weeks to be back to normal. But the fact that she's going is an excellent sign. The yeast and probiotics and everything you are doing is great. I'd be cautious about the rye if it's very lush as it will be low on nutrients and also give her diahrrea. Which we don't want again! You could cut some for her, but don't let her on it
Post by mommasquilts on Jan 8, 2021 15:27:26 GMT -5
She is becoming quite tolerant of her nurse, although B complex shots are very unpopular. I sat down beside her and gave her a good brushing. Dora is getting to be quite a good eater of hay after she nursed or gets a bottle. She not fond of creep feed yet.
While I was giving Dora her bottle at noon, Dakota shifted and I smelled a rank smell. I figured she pooped. She didn’t put out much and there is little to no substance to it. It is dark like old blood, but no fiber. Definitely came from her rectum, but dropped down over her vulva. When I got up close, there really wasn’t any smell, so not sure what I got a whiff of.
I am wondering what your thoughts are on drying her off completely. I hate to have the added physical demand for her to produce milk, even the small amount she is, when she is really not consuming much.
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
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Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
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Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
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Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
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