Udder Problem - 1st Calf Angus Cow

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tim-in-loomis

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We have a 20 mo. 1st calf Angus heifer. She calved 30 days ago; easy birth. Calf suckled and has fed regularly for 1st three weeks. This week it seemed Momma stopped producing, as her udders have shrunk up and the calf is feeding off hay alot and has given up chasing Momma.

We are going to have a vet out next week. Any ideas on what may be wrong with Momma? She's getting alot of hay this past month. Do we need to supplement the calf w/replacement milk?

Thank you.
 

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sounds to me like the calf is sucking her when your not around.a month old calf will start eating some hay.but if your that worried about her have the vet check the calf.
 

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tim-in-loomis":27kh6lkg said:
We have a 20 mo. 1st calf Angus heifer. She calved 30 days ago; easy birth. Calf suckled and has fed regularly for 1st three weeks. This week it seemed Momma stopped producing, as her udders have shrunk up and the calf is feeding off hay alot and has given up chasing Momma.

We are going to have a vet out next week. Any ideas on what may be wrong with Momma? She's getting alot of hay this past month. Do we need to supplement the calf w/replacement milk?

Thank you.

Maybe she has mastitis in one or more of her quarters, or a overall infection. In milk cows sometimes when they get sick with an infection in the uterus, or any other type of illness, it can make them dry themselves right up and real quick, and it usually happens in prime milkers. Is she off feed? Temp?

If she has a hard quarter, she has mastitis, which that quarter will need to be stripped out and infused with a quarter infusion medicine, maybe pirsue or a IM injectable such as Excenel or whatever your Vet suggests.

Hope this helps

Gail
 
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