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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:09 pm
by Jerseygirl
I was raised on a farm and had cattle all my life. We have had cows since the 80's. We just started calving this year and this is the worst year ever.
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:13 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Well tell us about it. That's what we're here for.

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:33 pm
by msplmtneer
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:55 pm
by slick4591
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:06 pm
by branguscowgirl
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:42 pm
by Jerseygirl
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Well tell us about it. That's what we're here for.

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ok well we had three cows that had their water bags out but was not in labor. We had the vet out for each one of them. The cervix was not dilated so the vet induced all three of them. The first two the calves were alive but when the vet pulled them they died shortly ( seconds/minutes) afterwards. So on the third one we took the cow in to have a C-section done. The cow and calf are doing fine so far. None of the cows knew that they had their water bags out, they were acting like nothing was going on, eating, chewing their cud, etc. We have been vaccinating the cows since day one so that can't be the problem. We now are testing the blood of the cows to see what is causing this. Anyone have any ideas?

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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:41 pm
by TN Cattle Man
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Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:52 pm
by dun
Jerseygirl wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Well tell us about it. That's what we're here for.

:welcome:

ok well we had three cows that had their water bags out but was not in labor. We had the vet out for each one of them. The cervix was not dilated so the vet induced all three of them. The first two the calves were alive but when the vet pulled them they died shortly ( seconds/minutes) afterwards. So on the third one we took the cow in to have a C-section done. The cow and calf are doing fine so far. None of the cows knew that they had their water bags out, they were acting like nothing was going on, eating, chewing their cud, etc. We have been vaccinating the cows since day one so that can't be the problem. We now are testing the blood of the cows to see what is causing this. Anyone have any ideas?

Were they cows or heifers? I've seen that with heifers, out vet calls it it heifer disease but not from a cow. Some heifers just seem to be too stupid the first time to realize what's going on.

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Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:59 am
by Jerseygirl
they are cows around 5 yrs to 7 yrs old. It is like they don't go into labor but the water bag is out but nothing else happens. Now the calf has a swollen back leg. Not sure what happened there. not sure if the cow step on it or what. The cow wasn't claiming the calf so we milked her. She only had a little bit of milk. We now have a bottle calf. Kind of worried about the calf's back leg. any ideas? After 30 plus years in the cow business, I am ready to get out.

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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:35 pm
by greybeard
Jerseygirl wrote:ok well we had three cows that had their water bags out but was not in labor. We had the vet out for each one of them. The cervix was not dilated so the vet induced all three of them. The first two the calves were alive but when the vet pulled them they died shortly ( seconds/minutes) afterwards. So on the third one we took the cow in to have a C-section done. The cow and calf are doing fine so far. None of the cows knew that they had their water bags out, they were acting like nothing was going on, eating, chewing their cud, etc. We have been vaccinating the cows since day one so that can't be the problem. We now are testing the blood of the cows to see what is causing this. ...........
They are cows around 5 yrs to 7 yrs old. It is like they don't go into labor but the water bag is out but nothing else happens. Now the calf has a swollen back leg. Not sure what happened there. not sure if the cow step on it or what. The cow wasn't claiming the calf so we milked her. She only had a little bit of milk. We now have a bottle calf. Kind of worried about the calf's back leg. any ideas? After 30 plus years in the cow business, I am ready to get out.Anyone have any ideas?

Sometimes, especially if they are really hungry, they're just more interested in eating than calving.


I combined your posts in to one--You might want to copy and paste the quoted part above, and start a new thread in the calving section--not as many people look at the "Hi I'm new here" section.
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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:42 am
by Jerseygirl
I have a calf that is around 450 lbs. It has labored breathing , cough , snotty nose. and has had some drooling. We treated it with Draxxin. It was not getting any better so had the vet out. He gave it Zuprevo, dex, and pencillin. gave it dex again twice yesterday per the vet. It still is not any better. It is not drooling anymore but still has labored breathing, cough. and a dirty nose. Appetite is very poor. Any ideas what to do? Vet says the zuprevo should do the trick. But shouldn't it be getting better. It has been two days since we treated with Zuprevo.

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:00 pm
by TCRanch
Welcome to the forum! And wow, you're having a rough time. I have no clue what could be going on with your cows but I'm glad your vet is involved with them as well as the 450 lb. calf. I'm assuming the calf had a temp; the only other thing that might help is Banamine but I'd check with your vet first. Good luck and keep us posted!

BTW I agree that your bottle calf probably got stepped on.