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Have a 150-200 pound calf found limping. Has a swelling about as big as a softball cut in half just below hip area. Animal does put some weight on the leg when walking; holds it up some if running. Appears healthy otherwise. (internal bruise or hip out of socket/broken????) I suppose he was butted or hooked by another cow maybe trying to steal milk, who knows. Took animal to vet who examined and the knot is blood; didn't give any medication. I am wondering about vit K. to decrease the internal bleeding and if others have any ideas on what to do. I have about decided the let nature take its course. The pair is in a small trap to isolate and so I can observe daily and to prevent further injury.

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Benign neglect, better phrased as "Tincture of Time" is probably the best decision. Unless the swelling is continueing to increase in size the bleeding part has stopped, he should re-absorb the blood.

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> Have a 150-200 pound calf found
> limping. Has a swelling about as
> big as a softball cut in half just
> below hip area. Animal does put
> some weight on the leg when
> walking; holds it up some if
> running. Appears healthy
> otherwise. (internal bruise or hip
> out of socket/broken????) I
> suppose he was butted or hooked by
> another cow maybe trying to steal
> milk, who knows. Took animal to
> vet who examined and the knot is
> blood; didn't give any medication.
> I am wondering about vit K. to
> decrease the internal bleeding and
> if others have any ideas on what
> to do. I have about decided the
> let nature take its course. The
> pair is in a small trap to isolate
> and so I can observe daily and to
> prevent further injury.
 

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