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calf umbilical

Post by nocows » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:40 am

I had a bull calf on Sunday and noticed that his umbilical cord area is much larger than I have ever seen before? His momma is a first calf heifer that I bought and raised. She's kind of always had a larger flap of skin around hers too. Should I let it go or does this need to be taken care of? I posted a picture I can get better pictures later I was in a hurry.



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Re: calf umbilical

Post by A.J. » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 am

Does the cow or bull he’s out of have Brahman in them? Eared cattle will show more navel than non-eared many times. Based off of that picture I wouldn’t be concerned about it.

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Re: calf umbilical

Post by MRRherefords » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:55 am

We have one similar right now too. Would not be really concerned unless it gets lethargic.

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Re: calf umbilical

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:05 pm

nocows wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:40 am
I had a bull calf on Sunday and noticed that his umbilical cord area is much larger than I have ever seen before? His momma is a first calf heifer that I bought and raised. She's kind of always had a larger flap of skin around hers too. Should I let it go or does this need to be taken care of? I posted a picture I can get better pictures later I was in a hurry.
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On occasion, you get a calf with a large naval. Unless it is infected or the calf is exhibiting other symptoms that suggest it is caused by an ailment, I would not be concerned.
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Re: calf umbilical

Post by nocows » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 pm

A.J. wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 am
Does the cow or bull he’s out of have Brahman in them? Eared cattle will show more navel than non-eared many times. Based off of that picture I wouldn’t be concerned about it.
Not entirely sure....... Guy I bought the heifer from doesn't know either he has a pasture full cross colored mutt cows that he buys cheap. I do know her momma was an all black cow bred to a angus bull, I bought the resulting heifer and bred her to simi bull and this little bull calf is where I am at.

Guess I won't worry about it just noticed it is larger than some of the other calves.

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Re: calf umbilical

Post by Nesikep » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:10 pm

keep some iodine on it.. I wouldn't worry about it at this point.. keep an eye on his joints and the navel as a precaution
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Re: calf umbilical

Post by Silver » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:34 pm

As long as there are no guts in it it's nothing to worry about.

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Re: calf umbilical

Post by Aaron » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:51 pm

Just give it a feel. If it's not hard (infection/naval ill) or full (guts/hernia) it will be OK.
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Re: calf umbilical

Post by Coosh71 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:44 pm

Calf looks fine to me. We have some balancer calves that look exactly like that. Most will shrink up and be minimal by weaning.

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