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Swollen knee?

Post by Mahoney Pursley Ranch » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:23 pm

Had a calf born yesterday,longhorn/char mix heifer calf. She has a knee joint on her front leg that is larger than the other side and seems to favor,not really a limp. Anything to worry about? She walks otherwise fine and made an attempt at running when only a few hours old.Seems in great health.


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Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:21 pm

Just watch her I wouldn't worry leg could have been presented wrong.
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Post by Mahoney Pursley Ranch » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:23 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Just watch her I wouldn't worry leg could have been presented wrong.
That's what I was thinking. I know it is too early to worry. Time will tell.
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Post by AngusLimoX » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:35 pm

Don't let it go too long if you think it may be infected. Earlier is easier and cheaper .
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Post by milkmaid » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:10 pm

check for an infected navel...
Basics needed to answer questions: age, weight, breed, sex. # affected vs # in group, feed type/amount, prior vaccinations, deworming, antibiotics, any recent changes....

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Post by Mahoney Pursley Ranch » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:42 pm

This may be a dumb question but the calfs knee was like this at birth so why would it be an infected navel or a knee infection? Wouldn't an infection of either occur after birth or can a calf be born with these infections?
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