- Apr 19, 2007
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- Gulf Coast of South Texas
Yes thank you TCRanch also.
My experience with foreign objects in the hoof of either a horse or cow is that they are usually extremely painful. Refusing to put the hoof on the ground is usually what tips me off. Otherwise they usually put the hoof down and then limp and pull it back.You were correct sir. She had a screw stuck in it.
I debated leaving her in the pen a couple days to see if she got better. Your post got me to thinking so I decide to just run her in and find out.
Had this cow come limping up yesterday so I caught her and her calf. Any ideas what it might be?
I did not see any abscesses in the hoof. Didnt notice any swelling. That hoof is pointing down though. She keeps raising that leg and it shakes real small movements, then she puts it down.
I have a theory what it could be but wanted to to see if others came to the same conclusion before I went through forcing her in a trailer to go to a vet.
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Yes sir she did. I penned them first and closed gate behind them. Got her to come into the first pen alone. Put a trail of cubes up into the back of the trailer. It went a lot better than expected. Dropped her off at the vet in Crockett.She wouldn't pen easier with a few of the clown posse along?
I've had that happen a few times. Park the Polaris on one side of the trailer, bait 'em with cubes and they will quite often go right in. They know when they don't feel well and you're trying to help them.Glad to hear that.
When I had the issue with the bull I couldn't find him for several days. I was looking every day. He finally popped out of the brush by a tank in pretty bad shape. I took panels and stuff all there because I thought it was going to be a rodeo, even considered darting him.
He actually just loaded right up with feed. I think he wanted out of there.
Funny. More evidence that I've been raising the wrong cattle the past 30 years. I need to find some with that level of cognitive awareness that I'm only there to help.I've had that happen a few times. Park the Polaris on one side of the trailer, bait 'em with cubes and they will quite often go right in. They know when they don't feel well and you're trying to help them.
Nice.Funny. More evidence that I've been raising the wrong cattle the past 30 years. I need to find some with that level of cognitive awareness that I'm only there to help.
Do you mind if I ask how much the work that day cost ?The vet called me and said she is ready picked up . Couldn’t believe she took care of it today. I was figuring they wouldn’t get to her until Monday. Vet said it was an abscess, got it cleaned out, trimmed her hooves, trimmed her horns, got her shots, and palpitated.