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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby bird dog » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:16 am

I hope you gave the cow some kind of antibiotic. I would watch her very close for a couple days.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby Herford×Angus » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:42 am

wbvs58 wrote:I can't really make out that photo, it looks like the hind legs to the right and then 2 forelegs to the top and middle of the image but then on the left around the head there are more leg bones exposed. I might be completely disorientated though?????

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The exposed bones by the head are actually the jaw bones, if you zoom in enough you can see teeth.
I agree Jeanne next time I see blood I won't wait until the next day to check her. In this case though it wouldn't have made a big difference. She may not have been dilated enough to pull the calf the night before.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm

pricefarm wrote:Nothing stinks as bad as pulling a dead animal out. I have never pulled a dead calf but I have pulled plenty of dead lambs. It takes days to get that smell of your hands

I have done both,unfortunately.The smell is the worst part.Sometimes a smokey fire will help.I wonder if tomato juice,Dawn and peroxide will work like it does on dogs with skunk smell?
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:39 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:Irish Spring bar soap and toothpaste, I deal with dead stinky green and blue pigs all summer long, and that will take the smell off.
I almost puked only once when a bloated pig ruptured...let your imagination play with that for a bit.

If it is anything like a ripe dead sheep,I am sorry.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm

I just sold 'em all.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby strihafarms » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Had an experience like that last year. Had an older cow calf and penned her up to get calf going or adopt a calf don’t recall which right now but a few days later cow starts acting sick. We gave her some antibiotics and she showed no improvement. Started pushing like she was trying to calf so we lock her up and went in. The calf was dead and essentially turned inside out and rotten. Trying to pull a calf with the most horrible smell imaginable was one of the worst experiences ever. On a positive note I was finally able to get the calf out and the cow turned right around and was back to her old self.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby slick4591 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am

I used to put Vicks up my nose when dealing with rotting flesh. It's not 100% but it does help.
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Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 am

JW IN VA wrote:
sim.-ang.king wrote:Irish Spring bar soap and toothpaste, I deal with dead stinky green and blue pigs all summer long, and that will take the smell off.
I almost puked only once when a bloated pig ruptured...let your imagination play with that for a bit.

If it is anything like a ripe dead sheep,I am sorry.

A bad one will almost make you put your hamburger down and pull with both hands.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:39 am

Several years ago, had to pull a large one. Got the front legs out and the leg pulled right out of the socket. Ugliest smell ever.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 pm

Bigfoot wrote:When I was just a kid, a neighbor called and wanted borrow our pullers, and my help for a while. I drove the calf pullers over on an XR 75 motorcycle. Not sure I could even do a strange feat like that now. Anyway, when I got there, we hooked on and started cranking. I thought man, this is the easiest pull ever. No, not so lucky. Both front legs were being pulled off the carcass. We both started pukeing.



BF, that sounds disgusting lol
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby Nesikep » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:58 pm

never had a dead, putrefied calf to pull.. lots of RP.. is the smell a whole lot worse? I've kinda gotten used to the smell of RP
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby Ebenezer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Like the guy who had bad gas and had to go to work. Took a spray can of deluxe pine woods scent air freshener to try to mask the issue as it occurred at the office. Got on the elevator by himself and felt a pain. Had gas, pulled out the pine forest scent, gave a good spraying and when the elevator opened at his floor he got off as nothing had happened. He heard two guys getting on and one said, "Phwee, what is that smell? Cough, cough, gag a maggot!" The other one said, "Gosh, I don't know but it smells like someone just took a dump in the elevator who has been eating Christmas trees!"

Dealt with the rotten calf as kid and Vet said due to blue tongue. Don't know if it was the ral problem but do not want to do that again.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby gizmom » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:40 pm

I was reading this thread last weekend and it scared the crapola out of me. Our new donors due date was 4/15 and after reading this I was imagining some horrible stuff. We have never had this happen but have always known it was possible. Hearing about it is horrible enough I can’t imagine how horrible it had to be for you. So sorry for your loss.

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Postby greybeard » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:50 pm

Ebenezer wrote:Like the guy who had bad gas and had to go to work. Took a spray can of deluxe pine woods scent air freshener to try to mask the issue as it occurred at the office. Got on the elevator by himself and felt a pain. Had gas, pulled out the pine forest scent, gave a good spraying and when the elevator opened at his floor he got off as nothing had happened. He heard two guys getting on and one said, "Phwee, what is that smell? Cough, cough, gag a maggot!" The other one said, "Gosh, I don't know but it smells like someone just took a dump in the elevator who has been eating Christmas trees!"

Dealt with the rotten calf as kid and Vet said due to blue tongue. Don't know if it was the ral problem but do not want to do that again.


The firs and and hopefully last dead rotten one I ever had to deal with was on a field trip in ag class as a teenager. I haven't forgotten it..makes an impression for sure. There is some stuff you can rub in your nostrils with a banana or vanilla scent to it nowadays. Supposed to help a lot.
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Re: Most disgusting thing I've ever done

Postby slick4591 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:44 pm

I've only been around one decomposing body where Vicks up my nose didn't work. I had to get the fire dept give up a Scott Air Pac for me to finish that one.
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