Had an early X mas present from one of my older cows yesterday. Problem was the calf was born with it's hind legs knuckled under, have had others in the past with front legs knuckled under but never rear. Calf had difficult time standing and every time I got it up to nurse, momma would lick him and he would fall over......So after trying this for over 2 hours I finally tubed him with a quart of colostrum to get him throught the night. Was ok this am, but still had trouble standing when he was licked, bumped, etc. He had a very little sucking reflex, so I tried to tube him some milk replacer as I couldn't milk the mother to fill a bottle. Long story short. I decided to end his suffering. Lovely xmas present. Mother cow always raised a nice calf, so now I am torn what to do with her.