Clogged Utter

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bchilders

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I have an F- Hereford cow who puts out a great calf (this is my 10 yr old sons cow...) Anyway, she has the "pickle bag" one of hier utters became clogged las year and I was not able to work on it. She is due to calve in 2 weeks. Any suggestion?
 

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bchilders":1w2f133y said:
I have an F- Hereford cow who puts out a great calf (this is my 10 yr old sons cow...) Anyway, she has the "pickle bag" one of hier utters became clogged las year and I was not able to work on it. She is due to calve in 2 weeks. Any suggestion?

I raise 'em and therefore I will tell you that you do no favours to yourslf or anyone else when you keep a cow with a crappy bag.

Too many good ones out there to even worry about it.

Sell her - before or after she calves - your choice -and replace her.

Bez!
 

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If it is only one teat, and it isn't infected, where she is affected by it, limping or sick from it, just leave it. Three teaters are no big deal, still will be a viable animal.
 

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There it is again - Pickle bag :shock: NEVER heard that term used before last week.
Anyway, no matter what problem she had last year, do not touch the udder until AFTER she calves. If she still has a problem, than you can check it out. But as stated in previous post, a 3-quartered cow can do just as well raising a calf - just as long as it isn't a mastitis that causes her to become sick. If it's a "blind teat", just ignore it.
But Bez is sure right. No reason to keep a poor uddered cow if "pickle bag" means she has poor quality teats or udder. I realize this is your son's cow, but keeping replacements/breeding stock out of a poor uddered cow can just multiply your problems. He would be better off selling the cow & replacing her.
 
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