Heifer leaking urine

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Heifer leaking urine

Post by pdubdo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:56 pm

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 Heifer leaking urine


I’m looking at my heifers today, and one of them has a constant drip drip drip of clear urine and down her tail. She looks comfortable otherwise, healthy, eating well. I don’t have easy access to our vet. Just noticed this today. Suggestions? Thanks!



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Re: Heifer leaking urine

Post by Redgully » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:02 pm

If it is clear could it be mucus from a heat?

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Re: Heifer leaking urine

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:08 pm

Adult diapers needed...

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Re: Heifer leaking urine

Post by pdubdo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:58 pm

Redgully wrote:If it is clear could it be mucus from a heat?


I’m hoping it’s this but it looks awefully watery and not goopy...but I’m new to this so we’ll see.

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Re: Heifer leaking urine

Post by TCRanch » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:16 pm

pdubdo wrote:
Redgully wrote:If it is clear could it be mucus from a heat?


I’m hoping it’s this but it looks awefully watery and not goopy...but I’m new to this so we’ll see.

Agree, mucus/heat would be my first thought. How old is she? And is she exposed to a bull? Getting hunched by other heifers/steers - whatever your current situation? Tail slightly out?

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Re: Heifer leaking urine

Post by pdubdo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:05 pm

just watched some youtube videos...yep, it's heat. She's right at a year old. Y'all can move this to the beginner boards now :)

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:57 pm

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