Thinking outside the box

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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby skeeter swatter » Sat May 19, 2018 11:58 pm

Good idea with the shade. If that machine was left with my cows, they'd eat the wiring. And the seat. And probably push it across the pasture.
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby snoopdog » Sun May 20, 2018 6:56 am

That is Awesome , that he's doing better , keep us posted . And yes , I too have drowned them under same conditions as already mentioned , I think there is probably a lesson in there somewhere for us men.
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby TCRanch » Sun May 20, 2018 7:05 am

skeeter swatter wrote:Good idea with the shade. If that machine was left with my cows, they'd eat the wiring. And the seat. And probably push it across the pasture.

Years ago hubby & I took both Polaris' to feed because the herd was split in 2 groups, left mine parked, got in with him & took off to the south pasture. When we got back my Polaris was gone. WTH? I didn't have the emergency brake on & the 2nd group pushed it off the road & down the hill trying to get the cubes out of the back. Found it down in a draw, wedged between 2 trees & suspended on a huge rock. Learned a couple new words from Hubby that day!
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby TCRanch » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:14 am

Keep forgetting to update. Calf is now 100%, has put on a ton of weight & I've evidently developed an appendage. All good! #boundariesareoverrated
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:12 pm

ddd75 wrote:a guy told me to give this to scouring calves and I haven't lost one since.



https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.htm ... B0D0204AE5


It’s off label, but 10cc of baytril will knock scours out as well.
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:13 am

Sustain is now back on the market, did anyone notice? I just ran out this weekend (I bought and hoarded what I had), so I started looking for it...
https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.htm ... dnEALw_wcB
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Re: Thinking outside the box

Postby TCRanch » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Yes and no. Sustain III Cattle boluses are available but the calf boluses are still unavailable/indefinitely back-ordered. I've been using Albon. The Albon is the same size as the Sustain Calf bolus but 1 per 200 lbs., reducing the dosage by half for up to 4 days. Sustain Calf boluses are 1 per 50 lbs. but effective for 3 days. I don't know about you but in my world, 9 times out of 10 a sick calf is never conveniently near one of the chutes so I have to rope it, take it down, switch to a halter & attempt to keep it down. I've had newborns that outweigh me so it's no easy task and I'd much rather shove multiple boluses down once than do a little WWF up to 4 days - not to mention the trauma on the calf. I still can't get an answer why the Sustain was pulled in the first place or if it will ever come back on the market.
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