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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 01:41 PM

Josh is off today, so all the problems are mine. Finished milking, and at the same time separating cows to go to the dry field, so a hectic milking, but no biggie. Finished & ready to go to the house for late breakfast. Look to the top of the dry cow field, and a cow all stretched out. Rush over on 4-wheeler & cow #155 had given birth to dead twins (a little premature) and had gone on to prolapse her uterus. That means she pushed her uterus inside out, and hanging out her rear. Got the vet to come out as with arthritis it's very hard to do (I have done it myself twice), but I worried she had other issues, so a vet call was needed. He came out & brought 2 younger muscle guys to help. Took the payloader out & raised the bucket to give her shade. She's sitting up well and drank 10 gallons of water. I think she'll get up later today. Hope she does well, as we've lost 5 cows in the last 6 weeks!
She almost got up a while ago, so maybe soon she'll be standing. Spent the better part of the day moving the payloader shade as the sun moved, and hauling both water for her to drink & to keep her wet to cool her. The heat is as big an enemy as the prolapse. 97F and heat index around 101.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 02:02 PM

No kidding about the graphic part. That is a tough day I'm sure. Hope cow #155 starts to feel better soon enough.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 02:17 PM

Dan - I left local show where Caseguy and Mh81 were to check on my critters , hope to have 5 litters of pigs b4 feb 2012. They are definitely God's creatures great and small.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 03:47 PM

Wow, didn't think I would get to see a cow's uterus LOL

I hope #155 gets to doing better.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 05:14 PM

Dan, The :wewantpics: does not apply to uterus's or stillborns!

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Best of luck and hope she pulls through. I sure don't miss my days of milking cows!

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 05:19 PM

Sorry to hear of your bad luck today Daniel, and I sure hope tomorrow turns out better.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 05:34 PM

Sorry to hear of your problem. Hope #155(Bossie or is it Elsie) gets better soon.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Sure hope she pulls through Daniel. I'm sure the heat is definitely not helping matters. Losing livestock can be quite costly but is just one of the problems you face each day. Best of luck.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:37 PM

She got up when I had to take the loader/sunshade to feed silage. She stayed up several minutes, then laid down. But laid down, didn't fall down. I put the "shade" back after feeding, gave her fresh water & a shower to cool her, then milked the herd. When I got finished milking just as few minutes ago, she is up & more solid on her feet. Time will tell.
The "we want pics" is non negotiable, long as not indecent! :bigrofl:
Sorry for those with weak tummies, but more people need to know what we go through to feeds ya's milk!

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:47 PM

I've seen articles already that say some folks have no idea where their food comes from. Some folks must think it just appears at the grocery store.
Glad to hear she is at least standing.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Its been a Looooooooong time since i have seen a prolapse. It always sucks when the claves are still born. Hopefully you want loose the mother.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Just went to check on her. She got right up. She was flat covered with flies from my washing off all the fly dope keeping her cool. So went & got my 2 gallon sprayer with fly dope & rode beside her on the 4 wheeler spraying her. She started a clumsy trot, so I went around in front of her to slow her down. Got her fly free now. Then I walked her back beside the waterer station & left her be. I think she'll live, but whether she makes it back into the milk parlor totally remains in question at this point. At least if she makes it to physical recovery, if not "milking recovery", we can sell her & not lose the $500 to $700 in beef price. I'd much rather her make it back to the milking parlor. She is one of our top producers.....hence all the problems. High producers are the 1st to have problems.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Wow, Looks like it was a rough day!

Hope the cow gets to feeling Better.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Sorry for those with weak tummies, but more people need to know what we go through to feeds ya's milk!



You're right on there. Hats off to ya.:thumbs:
Hope she pulls through. Sounds like you had a crappy day.


Ya know, I was a bit confused(actually concerned) when I saw the opening post.(without opening the thumbnails, or reading it)

If you look at that, in a quick glance, it almost looks like something really not good.
Pic#1-cow laying down.
Pic#2-loader bucket over cow
Pic#3-WTF no head left on the cow??
Pic#4-that was supposed to be pic 1

And then I thought about that police report thing.:D

Then I read the post, and all was clear.

I don't envy what you do. Must be a labour of love.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:34 PM

God bless you Daniel! I'm OK with the graphic pics... but I don't know if I could handle that up close and personal like! I agree with Sherwood that the pic of the back end of the cow doesn't look like something you'd survive! I for one am sure glad that you dairy farmers are a tough bunch! I hope that she has a full recovery and makes it back to the milking parlor. I hate to assume anything, and I know nothing about cows, so is the worst of it over for her?




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