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Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 pm

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She's not limping or anything, but the chunk out of the bottom other the claw doesn't look good to me.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 pm

The outside claw has a deep fissure running from the corona to the tip. The inside claw is small and of poor form.

That cow does not have a good foot. Even if the fissure grows out, the foot is not what you want to see.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm

Scissor claw.. Uneven pressure on the one claw.. Probably pushing it up when she walks...
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Bullet behind the ear.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:50 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Bullet behind the ear.


If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Bullet behind the ear.


If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol

I'm not making excuses, she has a nice udder raises a great calf and isn't going anywhere till she can't walk. I am taking some more hoof pictures when I get her back towards the chute. I want to learn about toes and feet, how old do you think that hoof is? She's never came up lame yet but I'm expecting it after reading these post.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:09 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Bullet behind the ear.


If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol

I'm not making excuses, she has a nice udder raises a great calf and isn't going anywhere till she can't walk. I am talking some more pictures when I get her back towards the chute. I want to learn about toes and feet, how old do you think that hoof is?


Not as old as Nefertiti.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol

I'm not making excuses, she has a nice udder raises a great calf and isn't going anywhere till she can't walk. I am talking some more pictures when I get her back towards the chute. I want to learn about toes and feet, how old do you think that hoof is?


Not as old as Nefertiti.

True she's definitely A.D.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:18 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'm not making excuses, she has a nice udder raises a great calf and isn't going anywhere till she can't walk. I am talking some more pictures when I get her back towards the chute. I want to learn about toes and feet, how old do you think that hoof is?


Not as old as Nefertiti.

True she's definitely A.D.


How old is she?
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:35 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Not as old as Nefertiti.

True she's definitely A.D.


How old is she?

Her number is 901 and she was born on 1/14/09 my wife says she's had 7 calves already? She counted twice so she might be right, I know she had her first calf at 18 months.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Aaron » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:15 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Bullet behind the ear.


If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol


I am not quite that ruthless. At least not with cows. Women, maybe. :hide: :D
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 am

Aaron wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Bullet behind the ear.


If we have heard it once, we have heard it 10 times:

No excuses for my cows. If they have a wart on their azz, cull 'em. Lol


I am not quite that ruthless. At least not with cows. Women, maybe. :hide: :D
explains a lot! :lol:
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby wbvs58 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 am

Shave away a bit of hair over the coronary band and see if you can see any sign of scar/ injury around where that groove originates. The rings in the hoof wall suggest some systemic problem.

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Re: Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:16 am

wbvs58 wrote:Shave away a bit of hair over the coronary band and see if you can see any sign of scar/ injury around where that groove originates. The rings in the hoof wall suggest some systemic problem.

Ken

Thank you, should I mess with anything or just leave her alone?
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:24 am

If she was born 1/09, she should have had 1st calf by 1/11, so she should be nursing her 8th calf by 1/18
Grit, I had a few cows with good feet that had the exact same type of split this summer. Several people had the same problem because we were soooo wet We ground a V into the crack & put coppertox on them. All healed/cleared up great except one. Her hoof went "funky". It grew out flat & wide. We don't even know how to trim it. She is due to calve this week. May be the last calf for her. Real bummer because she is a great dam. Hope for a heifer!!!! I may have a hoof trimmer come out & check it. I only know of one that comes in this area - but comes out of PA, so not here very often. I don't use a trimmer, but I know he has a table. She is gimpy on it.
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