Meconium staining of newborn calves

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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby Nesikep » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:51 pm

I've seen it in both (witnessed) easy births, and hard births.. and it's also been absent in many hard births.. It has never been a problem, so I see it as pretty irrelevant
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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby Supa Dexta » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 pm

I've got a couple pics over the yrs. Not sure why this one was - 87lb to a mature cow.

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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby Named'em Tamed'em » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:33 pm

It's the same with lambs. Normally associated with stress. :2cents:
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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:43 am

Well we haven't had a yellow calf around here yet. But I'll sure be looking for yellow fluid in the water bag whenever that's possible. Thanks for the tip Slick4591.
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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby SIMMGAL » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:16 pm

Never put that much thought into it, but I've heard for years that it's associated with stress. Having mainly solid black or red cattle can make it a bit hard to tell when one is stained! Wonder how many I've just not noticed due to their dark color. Only ever noticed it on my Herefords, Char X and whitefaced cattle. Interesting read!!
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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:29 pm

How common is Meconium staining? Had over a 100 white faced calves and none had any yellow.
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Re: Meconium staining of newborn calves

Postby sim.-ang.king » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Pulled a 105# today, just solid red, and covered in baby gunk. Maybe ya'll are just using the wrong breed? :lol:
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