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After fighting to save the calf for nearly 3 days, it has died. Now, I am wonder how to best care for the cow. We do not want to put another calf on her. Just want to care for her health the best we can. Any advice for us?
 

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Thanks for the reply. That is what I was figuring. Just wanted to hear that from someone else. Appreciate it.
 

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Tnsalers this is a forum for everyone. Not everyone knows as much about cattle as you, but it is nice to be able to ask any question you may have on here without being judged or made fun of. Have some respect please
 

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Tnsalers this is a forum for everyone. Not everyone knows as much about cattle as you, but it is nice to be able to ask any question you may have on here without being judged or made fun of. Have some respect please
If people would buy these three books as I suggested in a previous thread they wouldn't have to ask these questions as they'd have and know the answer. I for one don't go off half cocked at anything. I research it thoroughly before ever getting into anything. I cringe every time I hear someone has bought cattle, has no facilities to work them, and doesn't know anything about them. You gotta do your research and due diligence in the cattle business or you will never make a profit. You gotta know when to shoot one and put it down and when to take one to the vet because you "know" it will be saved but you don't have the instruments, meds, or whatever to treat it yourself. My father had cattle years ago so I was a wee bit ahead of the game but not much since so much has changed since then. But when it came to meds, treatment, etc I used to do it all and dad looked to me and still does for guidance. Why? Because I had read all these books and felt confident in the decisions I was about to make! I know what works, and what does not as I've tried them all! I'll say again buy these three books and you will be ahead of the game! These books have also saved us numerous vet bills because I was able to treat the animals myself! I'm not judging anyone per se I just know how to make a profit in the cattle business and try and help others. I guess I get frustrated because people expect everyone else to do the research and give them the answers instead of seeking knowledge themselves!

Merck Veterinary manual (make this your bible).
http://www.amazon.com/Merck-Veterinary-Manual-Cynthia-Kahn/dp/091191093X

Keeping livestock healthy
http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Lives...668&sr=8-3&keywords=keeping+livestock+healthy

If you have beef cattle
http://www.amazon.com/Storeys-Guide...keywords=storeys+guide+to+raising+beef+cattle this would have answered the ops question.

As far as dairy cattle go I've never raised dairy but cattle are cattle but dairy cows need more pampering than that of beef cattle to produce!

http://www.amazon.com/Dairy-Cattle-...1454400907&sr=8-1&keywords=dairy+cattle+guide
 

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Ya but it's always nice learning people ways and opinions other then just learning it one way like sure I may know how to get a calf to suck a bottle but it's still nice to learn another way to do it tnsalers
 

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Thanks to everyone who offered guidance & support. It was appreciated. That is exactly what these forums are about. Seems a little strange that a person who knows everything would be trolling forums where farmers of all shapes & sizes can come together as a community. God bless all!
 

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"No one says I know everything"... No one does, but you sure think you do. I just have to point out that you don't know how to spell, grammar, or proper use of punctuation. It should be "I know a lot, but not everything." Just trying to help you out.
 

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No one says I know everything. I know allot a whole lot but not everything.
If people bought the three books you suggested we'd all be cattle geniuses like you and they would be no need for this forum would there. I have a couple of cattle books that i refer to but sometimes talking with people can be more helpful as long as they aren't jack asses.
 
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