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New in the South HELP PLEASE

Postby jb9151 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:23 pm

HELP ! We have a Brahman cross cow that have birth on 12-22-05 to a nice heifer. Until 2 days ago mamma and calf were fine. Now the cow is down and will not get up. Calf is fine, but, we know she hasn't nursed for at least 24 hrs. Vet is on the way, but, just wondering if anyone has any idea what her problem may be. No signs of injury etc.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: New in the South HELP PLEASE

Postby Bez! » Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:16 pm

jb9151 wrote:HELP ! We have a Brahman cross cow that have birth on 12-22-05 to a nice heifer. Until 2 days ago mamma and calf were fine. Now the cow is down and will not get up. Calf is fine, but, we know she hasn't nursed for at least 24 hrs. Vet is on the way, but, just wondering if anyone has any idea what her problem may be. No signs of injury etc.
Thanks for any help.



Hundreds if not thousands of possibilities.

Nice to see you have the vet on the way - let us know.

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Postby warpaint » Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:27 pm

As Bez said could be any number of things, first thought is possibly milk fever. Good luck. Welcome to the boards. :cboy:
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Postby jb9151 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:23 pm

Sorry to have to report "3 eyes", that was her name, didn't make it. So sad. According to Doc, she must have gotten pushed down in the mud on a small incline and gave herself out trying to get up. Gave up. She was still alive when he got here. Gave her some electrolites (sp) etc and told us to get her up. Had to move her into barn with the front end loader of the tractor and just as he got her in, she died. We feel so guilty, should have seen her yesterday afternoon. She was in a pile of hay that was the same color as she was. Had slid down the incline into the hay and we just did not see her. Now, we have her 2 month old heifer calf to try and catch so we can start feeding her calf supplement from a bottle. Any ideas on how to get another cow to accept this calf since she is 8 wks old? We have tried other times to get a cow to accept another calf with no luck.
Thanks for your input.

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Postby Beefy » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:48 pm

forget trying to graft the calf on another cow at that age as well trying to bottle feed it. get it on calf starter.

unfortunately brahmans tend to be like that. ive seen them fret themselves to death before. when they give up, you might as well too.
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