• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

Should I be concerned?

Help Support CattleToday:

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Bought my first bull back in March, he was a little over a year old when I put him on 15 cows for around 75 days. My problem is he got run down and I can't seem to get him back up in shape. When I pulled him off he went to a friends pasture with another yearling bull and got feed but they kept getting back into the pasture with his cows. I finally got him to my place and is in a pen with a heifer and have been feeding him LoneStar bull and heifer developer for about 2 weeks now. I'm starting to get worried that something could be wrong with him. Today he seems a little sluggish and has been drooling and panting. I am new to all this and don't want to lose him. Any help is greatly appreciated. Pictures are the day I put him out, the day I took him off, and today.




 

TCRanch

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
4,840
Reaction score
80
Location
Winfield, KS
You need to get him to your vet, especially since he's been with another herd. I'm assuming he has a temp if he's drooling & panting. Have you seen him eating & drinking? My initial guess would be pneumonia but definitely not enough info provided other than the pics. (TT, Wow is right!)
 
OP
H

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Yes I have watched him eat and drink almost everyday since he has been at my house. I was thinking he wasn't getting enough food while at my friends place due to the other cows eating also but he hasn't changed at all since we pulled him.
 

True Grit Farms

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2016
Messages
9,453
Reaction score
3
Location
Middle Georgia
It's definitely a good idea to get a vet to check him out. But your not going to see a noticeable difference in the bulls appearance in two weeks on feed. If it took a bull 2 months to get run down, it'll take him 6 months to get back.
 
OP
H

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Since he has been at my house he has been getting about 25lbs of lonestart bull and heifer a day and I have hay and a tub out there
 
OP
H

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
He was pulled from the cows in June (2nd picture) and hasn't changed much till today (3rd picture)
 

callmefence

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 7, 2016
Messages
6,893
Reaction score
93
Location
Fencemans place...central Texas
First thing I noticed is besides the bull looking bad in the last pic ,so does the pasture.
He was feed up when you got him. Went chasing pussy for a while , now he's on sorry pasture.
 
OP
H

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
He just got there 2 weeks ago, I know it's not great but it's all I have for now. He has been on pretty good grass since pulled.
 

callmefence

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 7, 2016
Messages
6,893
Reaction score
93
Location
Fencemans place...central Texas
Hunting326":2ily9h0i said:
He just got there 2 weeks ago, I know it's not great but it's all I have for now. He has been on pretty good grass since pulled.

I wasn't trying to be insulting. Were all on winter pasture
Just saying , every time I've put a young bull on cows with declining grass he's gotten rough looking. Im not going to say Don't check with the vet, do.
 
OP
H

Hunting326

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
I know you weren't and I didn't take it that way. I will load him tomorrow and take him to a Vet just didn't know if there was a better one than the other around me.
 

Chocolate Cow

Well-known member
Joined
May 1, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
0
Location
West Central Kansas
I had a similar experience a few years ago. Bought a couple of bulls from a registered outfit. They looked great when I brought them home. 60 days out with the cows and they looked awful. They never got over it. I believe young bulls are pushed too hard-too much grain-and it does irreparable damage to their liver. They look more like a cow than a bull. I sent mine to town and bought from someone else.
 

RanchMan90

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2016
Messages
1,320
Reaction score
0
Location
Southeast Oklahoma
Shedding teeth at that age surely doesnt help matters either. I would certainly get him to a vet to protect your investment.
 

Latest posts

Top