Complicated Sucking Issue

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LoveMoo11

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I have a little guy who has been sucking on one of the dry cows and has caused her to get mastitis in the quarter he has been sucking. Problem is, I can't just stick a weaning ring in him because I don't want him to stop sucking on his mom. I think the problem is, he was an orphan, then we had his new mom adopt him, which probably has confused him a little. So how can I get him to leave the dry cow alone and stay on his mom?
 
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LoveMoo11

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well we only have six animals and one pasture, separating really isn't an option because we don't have the space. Thanks for the suggestions so far.
 

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If you can;t seperate them the only options are to get rid of the heifer or get rid of the calf
 

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You could try spreading cow poop over the treats of the dry cow teats, the calf shouldn't bother the cow after that I do the same thing with the dairy calves if they start sucking navels
 

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LoveMoo11":1ue2led1 said:
well we only have six animals and one pasture, separating really isn't an option because we don't have the space. Thanks for the suggestions so far.

A fence charger and a little hot wire can do wonders...
 
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