Tail Ripped off

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Tail Ripped off

Postby littletom » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:38 pm

I go check cows late yesterday afternoon. See one limping, wife and I go this morning to catch her treat for foot rot. My wife notices another missing her tail. This is a big brangus type cow that had a long tail. Has only a 4 inch nub now. We bring her home clean it up treat for infection. Never seen this happen before. Cut off right through the bone. Don't see one stepping on it doing this. Way shorter than a docked milk cow. I'm sure she will be fine. Just crazy surprise. I don't name cows but might call her stubby :)
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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:45 pm

You think some hillbilly down there is collecting tails, Tom?
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Postby Maxx » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:24 pm

My father in law had one that got her tail bit off by a big logger head turtle while wading in a pond
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Postby Dave » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:27 pm

Well you will have to sell her wholesale because you can't retail her.
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Postby wbvs58 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:17 am

Dave wrote:Well you will have to sell her wholesale because you can't retail her.


Haha, that is a good comeback.

More often than not it is something that has compromised the blood supply and the lower part dies and looks normal until it just falls off when you notice it missing.

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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby Craig Miller » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:35 am

Dave wrote:Well you will have to sell her wholesale because you can't retail her.


:roll: :clap:
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:44 am

We had the exact same situation last summer with one. She gets along fine but she sure looks odd. All we can figure is that she got it caught in a fence and panicked.


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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby TCRanch » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:59 am

We had a calf that lost half his tail to frostbite, named him Stumpy. Definitely got docked at the Sale Barn, which sucked because he ended up being one of the biggest steers that year.
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Postby kenny thomas » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:22 am

wbvs58 wrote:
Dave wrote:Well you will have to sell her wholesale because you can't retail her.


Haha, that is a good comeback.

More often than not it is something that has compromised the blood supply and the lower part dies and looks normal until it just falls off when you notice it missing.

Ken

Fescue can do just what Ken describes
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:38 am

kenny thomas wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:
Dave wrote:Well you will have to sell her wholesale because you can't retail her.


Haha, that is a good comeback.

More often than not it is something that has compromised the blood supply and the lower part dies and looks normal until it just falls off when you notice it missing.

Ken

Fescue can do just what Ken describes
yep,,,probably why she's limping too...fescue foot.
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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby Craig Miller » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:44 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:
Haha, that is a good comeback.

More often than not it is something that has compromised the blood supply and the lower part dies and looks normal until it just falls off when you notice it missing.

Ken

Fescue can do just what Ken describes
yep,,,probably why she's limping too...fescue foot.


Was she breathing heavy too? Panting almost. Fescue breath
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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby littletom » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:21 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:
wbvs58 wrote:
Haha, that is a good comeback.

More often than not it is something that has compromised the blood supply and the lower part dies and looks normal until it just falls off when you notice it missing.

Ken

Fescue can do just what Ken describes
yep,,,probably why she's limping too...fescue foot.

She not limping, two different cows. One had tail ripped off ragged cut through the bone. A different cow had foot rot. Both breath normal.
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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:53 am

You can bet then, either a wild dog, or it was stepped on by another....
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:17 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:You can bet then, either a wild dog, or it was stepped on by another....


You aren't buying my theory that it got caught up in a barbed wire fence and she simply tore it off trying to get away?
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Re: Tail Ripped off

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:46 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:You can bet then, either a wild dog, or it was stepped on by another....


You aren't buying my theory that it got caught up in a barbed wire fence and she simply tore it off trying to get away?

Anything is possible when it comes to cattle....you can throw- one-cow on a thousand acres...and there be a tiny spot of trouble...she'll find it..the old saying,, it's not if,, its when...
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