dun":1y9cii49 said:This will help you figure out if they are born dead or die at birth
http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 7&p=433533
hillsdown":h41kcm5h said:dun":h41kcm5h said:
Thanks for the link Dun. I was looking for this the other day as a neighbor had a calf born dead and was not sure if it died during labor or after it was delivered..
The one question I will ask John is ; are you there when they calve, and how bad is dystocia with your herd ??
Caustic Burno":3s6q44cm said:There is a pile of things to cause these issue's from feed to diesease, you need help that is not obtainable from a chat board.
Workinonit Farm":1m0zh3ln said:Caustic Burno":1m0zh3ln said:There is a pile of things to cause these issue's from feed to diesease, you need help that is not obtainable from a chat board.
by mnmtranching on Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:42 am
I think this case might take some Lab assistance.
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Probably too late with the last dead one, but the next dead one should be posted/necropsied to get answers to what is going on. I have to admit, one dead one I would probably not 'panic' over, but 3? If they were mine, #3 would have been tested for anything and everything.
Just a calf for starters ~ you can move forward from there if you cannot find the answer, but you can expect to. When you find the next dead calf, put it somewhere cold but not freezing ~ if you freeze it you will ruin it. Get it to the vet as soon as possible. You will read posts on here about what nonsense and waste of money vet assistance is ~ but one post will pay for the calves you are losing.outdoorjohn":iindpx3r said:Should I get the Mama cows test or the dead calves?
mnmtranching":1mv5jb4o said:The calves being full term is puzzling? Don't diseases cause aborts earlier in the pregnancy?
Caustic Burno":12vlhagm said:This can be a real storm, your cows are fast becoming a welfare herd as they are not returning to the operation.
You have a management problem in your herd, need to post a calf at the Vet's or college like TAMU.
There is a pile of things to cause these issue's from feed to diesease, you need help that is not obtainable from a chat board.