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I'm confused

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:04 pm

So y'all remember Yotta? The heifer that lost her calf early this spring, couple weeks before she was due? That was Feb 7th.
Mar 13th she was in heat and I brought her to the bull.. she's been dry all summer.

This pic is from June 15th
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And look at her udder today ... It's FULL???
I'll save you the math, it's 177 days.

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No flabby butt to speak of
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:13 pm

Is she on a lot of clover?
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:14 pm

Not a whole lot in that field, more alfalfa but it's fairly ripe
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:22 pm

I have a lot of clovers. I have had heifers begin udder development half way through pregnancy. Vet says it could be phytoestrogens. Does not affect cows as much as heifers.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:27 pm

Nesi,

That pasture they are in does not have the density of clovers mine does.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:36 pm

I think Yotta has a hormonal malfunction. Hormonal systems do foul up. Hopefully, it causes not harm.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Silver » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:46 pm

Are you sure she isn't feeding a calf? Sometimes they come back to their milk.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby ez14. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:47 pm

Seen a brown swiss heifer that was open (I can guarantee she was open) that had her udder fill up. Had the Vet check her out while she was out for some other things the Vet milked her out and said don't worry about it she's fine and sure enough her udder didn't fill up again until it was supposed to and she was fine. So I don't really know what the deal was because the Vet didn't say a lot about it but she was fine
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 pm

Silver wrote:Are you sure she isn't feeding a calf? Sometimes they come back to their milk.

I tried to have her adopt the orphan and no way no how was she going to have any of that.. would be really surprising if she changed her mind!
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Re: I'm confused

Postby ez14. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 pm

Silver wrote:Are you sure she isn't feeding a calf? Sometimes they come back to their milk.

She's been dry quite awhile now so I'd think that is rather unlikely but maybe
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Aaron » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 pm

Three options. Abortion, being currently nursed or mastitis.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby ez14. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:05 pm

Aaron wrote:Three options. Abortion, being currently nursed or mastitis.

Her udder looks to even to be mastitis. Mastitis usually effects some quarters more then overs giving a very uneven look to the udder. Her udder looks healthy
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:19 pm

Udder feels good, just full.. doesn't kick if I touch it.
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Re: I'm confused

Postby 76 Bar » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:04 am

Not only does her udder look healthy, for a "dry" heifer it appears spit and polished too. :roll:
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Re: I'm confused

Postby Nesikep » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:17 am

you'd wouldn't think it would be right full if it's getting nursed
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