Mama drying up

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Tom, May 15, 2018 at 6:42 AM.

  1. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    I have a mama cow that has started drying up after 1 month after giving birth to a 50 pound calf. Calf has been sucking, but mom's bag Is going away. What can I do to see that the baby gets what she needs. I just wormed mama about 3 weeks ago with safe guard wormer. I had been feeding her some pellet feed daily but turned them to pasture grass about 2 weeks ago. Should I start her back on pellets or is it to late? I don't know if the baby calf will take a bottle now. Ideas please and fast. Thanks.
     
  2. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    Anyone with any ideas? Please respond as I don't want to loose this calf.
     

  3. Travisg96

    Travisg96 New Member

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    Buy a bottle and some milk replacer if you are worried about losing the calf. Don't know what wormer you used but the instructions on the Safety guard paste wormer says not to give to nursing mothers.
     
  4. Tom

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    1. Ok, this evening when I come home baby was sucking. i don't know how long but I watched for over 10 minutes and she was sucking when I first saw her.MaMa stood and offered no resistance while the calf sucked. I don't know if she was getting any milk but would she have kept onsucking if she wasn't getting milk. The calf doesn't look like she hasfell off in weight any and coat &eyes look good. She is spry and ears up and moves good. Whenyou walk toward her she will jump up and move if she is laying down.

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  5. Tom

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    I finally got my vet and he said that the pellet wormer did not cause this. He recommended a shot of antibiotics and 2 rounds of oxyotin along with a mastitis treatment. I have completed the treatment and mama reunited with babe. Babe has been seen sucking after I left separated for over 3-4 hours after mastitis treament .