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I have a 3 year old that had a calf 2 weeks ago.Found her tonight with blood on her udder.She wouldn't let me to close,but it looks like she tore it somehow.It's in the back past the last 2 teats.I will get her in tomorrow and check it out.Give her antibiotics and clean it out.I have some Cut-Heal I can put on it.But is their anything that can really be done with a udder?? Can a Vet sew it?? The 4 teats look good and she seems fine,calf is eating on all 4.This just had to happen some time today.I found it this evening.Please let me know. Thanks in advance!!



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Depends on how severe the cut is. If it is very deep I would have a vet chekc it out. If it doesn't bleed much when the calf nurses I would leave it alone. But we tend to believe in benign neglect of a lot of minor problems and let the cow and nature resolve the problem.

dun

> I have a 3 year old that had a
> calf 2 weeks ago.Found her tonight
> with blood on her udder.She
> wouldn't let me to close,but it
> looks like she tore it
> somehow.It's in the back past the
> last 2 teats.I will get her in
> tomorrow and check it out.Give her
> antibiotics and clean it out.I
> have some Cut-Heal I can put on
> it.But is their anything that can
> really be done with a udder?? Can
> a Vet sew it?? The 4 teats look
> good and she seems fine,calf is
> eating on all 4.This just had to
> happen some time today.I found it
> this evening.Please let me know.
> Thanks in advance!!
 
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If it's leaking milk, is really gaping, or has really jagged edges, I'd get the vet. A good vet can repair a severe udder injury much better than what nature will, and with much less scarring going into the milk producing tissue.

On the other hand, a superficial wound will heal just fine on it's own in a few days with basic case.

Ann B

> I have a 3 year old that had a
> calf 2 weeks ago.Found her tonight
> with blood on her udder.She
> wouldn't let me to close,but it
> looks like she tore it
> somehow.It's in the back past the
> last 2 teats.I will get her in
> tomorrow and check it out.Give her
> antibiotics and clean it out.I
> have some Cut-Heal I can put on
> it.But is their anything that can
> really be done with a udder?? Can
> a Vet sew it?? The 4 teats look
> good and she seems fine,calf is
> eating on all 4.This just had to
> happen some time today.I found it
> this evening.Please let me know.
> Thanks in advance!!



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