- Feb 14, 2015
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Sometimes we get so caught up in the little things that happen to us that we fail to realize how terrible some people have it. Ive been checking on a heifer for over a week and found her down Saturday morning with calf head out both feet and the head and tongue swollen. I gathered my stuff got him pulled and the thing was alive , she couldn't get up so I gave her a shot of dex and left her to try and recover , cleaned the calf and got colostrum in him. She did get up and was shaky for a about 12 hrs but penned her and calf and she is trying to mother him. he has worse case of contracted tendons ive ever seen and found a way to get up on 3 legs but right leg doesn't work right for him . Its not dis located but I assume I injured it pulling him . it was not a hard pull . I have not seen him nurse but otherwise he seems healthy and ive given him a bottle Saturday night and Sunday . This morning he wouldn't suck. Ill decide what to do when I get in early this afternoon. My gut says put him down. I hate losing one and can not imagine how those affected by the wildfires cope with losing all of theirs.