: we have had three cows in the past 5 months that have prolapsed.<br>: two are 3 yrs, second calf and one is 2 yrs, first calf. the 2 yr<br>: old lost calf in June because of trauma after falling in a ditch at 12 weeks<br>: and she prolapsed 1 month ago. The other two prolapsed right after calf birthing<br>: have been treated by the vet and we plan to sell. We are trying to figure out<br>: what seems to be causing so many prolapses in our cows. we are now leaning to <br>: some type of nutrition deficiency. Any ideas?<p>Sorry to hear of your problems. We have never had this happen to any of our cows (and hope it never will). You may want to look into calving problems. Were the calves all out of the same bull? Were the calves large or have large heads, feet, etc.? Did the cows not get up shortly after birth and continue to stain? (Also in many areas of the country, spring calves are usually larger than those born in the fall.)<p>We raise registered angus and use low birth weight EPD bulls on all our heifers and use moderate to low birth weight EPD bulls (small heads & not overly large shoulders)on our cows and so far have had only a few typical calving difficulties. (Our largest calf (bull) weighed 90 lbs.) One of our commercial customers is now running all angus bulls (the majority low birth weight EPD) and has greatly reduced his calving problems...<p>Calving ease bulls won't eliminate all calving problems, but they have seemed to minimize them. Most of the major breeds have birth weight EPD's to help identify calving ease sires (& dams).