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How long will a first time heifer hang on to the after birth after calving? How long is too long?
 

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rc":10frid68 said:
How long will a first time heifer hang on to the after birth after calving? How long is too long?

A week to 10 days in some cases. Unless she gets sickish, just lerave it, she'll shed it when it's time.

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Thanks Dun, It's been about 3 days and it looks like it's still dropping. She's a little thing and kinda weak from having the calf (which is fine) so I'm feeding her well. Around here it's really hard to find a vet who does cows. I don't even know of one, so it's do it yourself stuff and this board is the first place i check with.
 

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it will work on out a little along and along. just give her some time.
 

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As it hangs further, if it gets to thepoint that it's dragging, tie it back to itself (hold your nose) so that it just above the middle of the udder or a little higher. That way the calf can nurse without getting into it and it won;t tear as it pulls out.

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Maybe by the time I get home today it will have dropped. It's in the high 80's here today. It should be getting ripe.
 

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rc":3dspimnm said:
Maybe by the time I get home today it will have dropped. It's in the high 80's here today. It should be getting ripe.

The ripening is a natural process but it doesn;t have anything to do with passing it. It has to disconnect from the cotelydons or carnucles, don;t recall which is the usterus side and which is the placenta side. If you envision a snap liek on a shirt, the snap part that comes off is the placenta side, the post part is the uterus side.

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