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Advice/experience

Postby Horsepower » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:12 pm

Had a newborn calf this evening, after inspecting the calf has a large amount of fluid in the belly/stomach area. Not a mass like a ball but just loose fluid. If all on one side the fluid would prolly be 1/2 gallon to 1 gallon. Anyone have any idea what this could be?

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Re: Advice/experience

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:43 pm

Sounds like umbilical hernia.
Without seeing it take the calf to the vet.
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Re: Advice/experience

Postby Horsepower » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:02 pm

It seems further back and not in the calves underline moves around from side to side without any definite shape
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Re: Advice/experience

Postby wbvs58 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:14 am

Horsepower wrote:It seems further back and not in the calves underline moves around from side to side without any definite shape


A photo would be good.

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Re: Advice/experience

Postby Silver » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:47 am

Still alive?
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Re: Advice/experience

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:19 pm

One year I had a DOA calf with "sloshing" in the bellie area. It was dead. I did not pursue what caused it.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:20 pm

BTW - Welcome to the boards.
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Re: Advice/experience

Postby Horsepower » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:36 pm

Sorry guys, vet said birth defect his best guest was a birth defect, had a abnormal spine also. Figured something went wrong internal during development
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