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Fern(Mi)    Posted 04-13-2004 at 04:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Win some lose some:
First calf born yesterday still born. To big, and gave mother trouble.
Now, second calf born last Friday has been abandoned. Babyless cow and abandoned calf. A two way adoption if i ever saw one. If it were ony munutues and thought of it yesterdat putting dead calve plesenta on orphaned calf would have had us all doing well this morning.... But several hous have passed.
Open for Ideas, suggestions.
Gotta go. I'll check back often today!


Mike in tn    Posted 04-13-2004 at 11:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Milk the cow and bottle feed it to the calf. It may take a couple of times, but as soon as the cow can smell it on the calf she will usually let it suck.
Mike


cowgirlj    Posted 04-13-2004 at 06:06:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does a little vicks in Momma's nose to cover smells work on cow?


jfky    Posted 04-13-2004 at 06:02:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
skin dead calf place skin on orphan calf. Rub calf's nose on skin placed on orphan calf.
Others have said deoderant on nose of mother and orphan calf-never tried that one though


E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 04-13-2004 at 05:05:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
FERN, GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A TRY, NOTHING TO
LOOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN, I HAVE SEEN IT
WORK WITH SHEEP, AND IT WOULD BEAT HAVING TO
BOTTLE FEED VERY HOUR. I WISH YOU THE BEST OF
LUCK, KEEP US POSTED.


Grove r    Posted 04-13-2004 at 05:04:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chlostrum poured on the calf to get the surrogate mother to lick it, sometimes works .....nother one that has been tried to some degree of success....skin the dead calf and drape the hide on the other one to try and fool the mother...if she was interested in the still born one.....otherwise....you may have a rodeo on your hands for awhile......R.E.L.


Joe Dirt    Posted 04-13-2004 at 05:12:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
skinning the dead one does work...most of the time....My g/f's dad does it when they want a cow to adopt a different calf


Good Fern    Posted 04-13-2004 at 05:09:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same thought came to mind.
Thanks
Keep it up gang.
All my years farming never had rejection before???
Well Clink maybe??? And she ironed that out!!!
got ta go.
theres 2mi dif between principles.


cowlady    Posted 04-13-2004 at 09:51:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Luck Fern. Do you have room to pen the two you'd like to put together to kinda force the bonding? (While keeping an eye on them) We have found if the cow is NOT receptive she may try to kill the calf in close quarters. But if she is "depressed" and looking and lowing for her calf, she may be receptive. Hopefully not too much time has passed. Again, Good Luck.



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