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Need pregant cow info.
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michelle    Posted 09-08-2004 at 22:14:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have a pregant cow for the first time and was woundering if anyone one could share any info on what to expect,what I should be doing,or anything I should get for delivery. :)we figure she is due about Novemeber.Her teats have droped.She is a first time mom. and I am new to this all! Any shared info I am sure will be help full, or any web sites I can check out.
Thanks, MIchelle


FarmerDave    Posted 09-09-2004 at 11:04:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Remember cows only want to be by themselves when THEY want to be by themselves. I think I got too involved with one of my first heifers deliveries and that's why the cow rejected the calf.

BTW, rejected calves sell well at the auction. That is if you don't have time to be it's mother.

You might find this web page helpful.

http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/ansci/g02007.htm


Sid    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:24:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Look for things such as clear mucous draining from the vulva, sometimes this may accour a few days before hand. The water breaking , signs of the feet coming out. If I see feet I give them a couple of hours or so if nothing happens by then I get help and assist them. If you can tell if it is a hind foot or maybe the tail first get help right then because that is a sure sign that she is having trouble. Maybe fern will happen along and see this he can explain these things a lot better than I can.


Pete's dream    Posted 09-08-2004 at 23:03:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Expect a healthy baby calf and mother. If verything goes good then you will not have to do a thing. The cow will take care of everthing and all you should is give them room and time. Just to be prepared I would want to know the breed of the bull and if this combination of breeds have difficulty in delivery. If a difficult delivery is expected you may want to know how to assist or have a large animal vet's number handy and contact the vet before hand to make sure they will take your call for assistance. Now another area to prepare for may be that the cow rejects the calf. You may be called on to feed the calf so you will want to know a source for the colostrum. Don't go get it just know where you can just in case. I think it is safe to say that the delevery goes as it should in the vast majority of cases.


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