Downer Cow Jack

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Downer Cow Jack

Post by TCRanch » Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 pm

I'm impressed. Says 100% success rate when tested by vets and farmers.

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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by bird dog » Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm

I don't understand this in the precautions.

<<The purpose of the Cow Jack is to support the animal and not to inflate it to such an extent that it actually lifts the animal of the ground. >>

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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by Hippie Rancher » Thu May 16, 2019 3:10 pm

bird dog wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm
I don't understand this in the precautions.

<<The purpose of the Cow Jack is to support the animal and not to inflate it to such an extent that it actually lifts the animal of the ground. >>
probably means not lifting so even feet are off the ground, it must be able to lift body up so hopefully animal will put some of its weight on its own feet.

I can see some goofy cow not liking that object under her and trying to get away from it and hurting herself worse. seems like a hanging sling is better.

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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by TCRanch » Thu May 16, 2019 4:48 pm

Same principle as a hip lift, sling or straps. Support the cow, not suspend. And I agree with HR - this technique would allow the cow to potentially get up on her own, rest when she needed to.

I don't love the straps, though. Looks like they may cut in & I'd be tempted to put pool noodles or some kind of cushion on them.

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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by Nesikep » Thu May 16, 2019 6:07 pm

slipping a strap under a cow seems hard enough, don't imagine that's a whole lot easier!
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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by JMJ Farms » Thu May 16, 2019 7:03 pm

May work fine. Idk? I use one of these
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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by gcreekrch » Thu May 16, 2019 7:50 pm

Never have bothered with lifting them. Just took them feed and water until they got up on their own. A couple took three weeks.
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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by TCRanch » Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:03 pm
May work fine. Idk? I use one of these
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Borrowed a hip lift like that for one downer & it worked great. Second time we had a downer the hip lift wouldn't fit - she was too fat. Ironically, the first cow didn't make it but the 2nd made a complete recovery without lifting.

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Re: Downer Cow Jack

Post by JMJ Farms » Fri May 17, 2019 2:07 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 am
JMJ Farms wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:03 pm
May work fine. Idk? I use one of these
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Borrowed a hip lift like that for one downer & it worked great. Second time we had a downer the hip lift wouldn't fit - she was too fat. Ironically, the first cow didn't make it but the 2nd made a complete recovery without lifting.
As has been discussed here numerous times, I’ve had mixed success rates with downer cows. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But I always gotta try. My experiences always seem to be in less than ideal conditions. Brutal cold and wet. Scorching hot in the middle of summer. As far as they can get from shade or water. Something always compounds the difficulty of the task.
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