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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by regolith » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:35 am

what others have said. Both pictures suggest the animal has either calved and retained placenta, or started calving and got into trouble. Needs to be checked, she *may* be recovering without need for intervention if she is behaving normally. Or she might not be.


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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Hardin Farms » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:34 am

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This was yesterday evening at feeding. I am moving my corral panels to this pasture to see if i can get her up and check her. I just bought the property and don't really have a way to handle them. The day following the first picture, I did walk the pasture for a couple hours and couldn't find calf or any signs of birth. She was acting normal and as you can see from the pics very little bag so i thought maybe she hadn't calved and it was just discharge. She doesn't appear to be any thinner and her bag is actually the biggest it has been currently. Would she not begin to dry up if she had lost a calf 2 weeks ago? I am with these cows every evening and usually can tell when one is getting ready to calve. She never had any swelling in her back end, never separated herself from other cows.. Just business as usual for her.

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by MurraysMutts » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:03 am

Hoping for the best for u and her!

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Hardin Farms » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:12 am

southalberta wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:32 pm
What part of the country are you in? Could be a mineral difficiency. Have one myself that looks like that not due for 5 weeks and mine was low on thiamine was all
Northern Mississippi.. I'll have the vet take look at the photos and call him up if i get her in there.

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Dsth » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 am

First pic looks just like a first calf heifer of mine that aborted her calf about a month early. I put her in and sleeved her just to make sure the calf was not dead inside her. No calf but I did find the calf the next day. I could tell it was premature and probably born dead. Hope you have better luck than I.

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by MurraysMutts » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:47 pm

Hope all is well....

Hows she doing?
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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Hardin Farms » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:55 pm

MurraysMutts wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Hope all is well....

Hows she doing?
Still no change. Vet said looked like mucus plug. Said the small amount of blood wasn't uncommon for 1st time heifer.. Her bag is more swollen and her teats appear to be torn? Also said that was common for first timers.. So still playing waiting game. No change in her temperment. Still moving well and everything. So we will see. I think I might have lost a calf and just couldn't find it. But with her bag still swelling makes me think otherwise.

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by MurraysMutts » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:00 am

Thanks for the update!
I hope u are posting a picture of a brand new baby soon!
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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by southalberta » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Sounds like a heifer to me. I get overly concerned about the ones I like the spouse calls me a “mom”

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:34 pm

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by MurraysMutts » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:06 pm

So I've got one with stuff on her tail now too.
Shes due about anytime.
Odd thing is, she was swollen as all git out yesterday.
Not so much today.
I've got my eye on her. Hoping for the best.
Shes in a fairly small lot. A few acres. Couldnt find a calf anywhere.
Hoping for the best here too. She raised a good calf last year.
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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by VaCowman » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:10 am

I wish you both good luck with your girls. As much as i look forward to calving season, it'll make an old man out of you quickly! The watching...and WAITING in anticipation. It's the adult version of a kid at Christmas. Keep us posted on the progress/results!

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by southalberta » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:23 pm

Hardin Farms wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:20 am
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So this cow is a first time heifer. Her calf is due any time now. On Jan. 9 i noticed the clear, milky discharge and since, it has continued to be a brown or bloody discharge as in the last pic. Should i be concerned? She isn't showing any sign of discomfort. Body condition remains good and her bag starting filling in a week or so ago.

Hardin Farms any update on your heifer?

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Re: Discharge late pregnancy

Post by Hardin Farms » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:52 am

So quick update on the heifer... I have been noticing her back teats were almost raw looking. Vet said it could be from stretching in first time heifer, but didn't look like stretch lesions to me and her bag wasn't "that" big. So yesterday while working on the fence, i look around and notice there is a 3 month old calf from another heifer nursing her?? The calf's dam is a healthy, good looking cow and is giving plenty of milk. No clue why this calf has decided to nurse her too, but i did notice this calf was outperforming every other November calf on my place. So i am almost certain now that i lost her calf and this calf has just kept the bag wet. She still looks like she is heavy heavy, but she has always been a bigger cow. My vet has been reworking his chutes and head gate so i couldn't take her in for preg. check, but i don't see the need now. She seems to be healthy with no problems. I'll be turning the bull out next month, so i'll just keep a watch on her next year. I am working on a barn so ill have a chute and some lots to work them, but i'll be darned if everything isn't expensive these days... Makes progress slow go these days!$$$$$$ Really wanting to add some cross fences to my place too, so i can keep them in a smaller lot during calving season.

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