Udder Problems

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#42 had her calf 3 days ago. The heifer wouldn’t suck on the back teets. So those quarters became engorged making it even harder for the calf to suck. We brought her up to a chute, put canulas in the teets to drain them. We collected some milk in baggies to freeze. The barn cats got an unexpected treat too. After the udders drained for awhile, we moved the pair into a barn stall. The cow ate some oats while we helped the calf discover two more spicketts. Hopefully she will find them on her own from now on. Cow and calf will remain in the barn ’til the heifer becomes a competent sucker.

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