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Old 02-21-2005, 09:19 AM
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Renee, I know how lucky Lucky is after reading how you rescued him!
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:27 AM
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I didn't know you rescued Lucky. Do you mind re-telling the story?
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:49 AM
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LOL! It's in post #6 on this thread. His mother really did the biggest part of rescuing him, getting up in the middle of having him and walking down to the rest of the herd for protection. We just got him up and going again and kept milk in him long enough for his mother to get some strength back and have her milk come down. They usually eat the afterbirth, or at least part of it, not only to discourage predators, but there are hormones in it that help trigger the milk. We had to give Lucky dose of colostrum since his mama's didn't get into him, then bottle feed him for about two months. By that time his mama's milk production was going strong enough to take over completely and he was also eating grass. It was a real chore sometimes. He wouldn't always come to the bottle, we had to find him, then coax him to the bottle. After awhile he came more for the jaw scratching than the milk, I think!
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:59 AM
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Please forgive my ignorance, Renee. This sometimes happens with me, I get confused. I was thinking this was a recent calf. Sorry about that.

It has been raining here all day yesterday and all night. Brady has been very disgruntled. He saw Liz walking Jenny in the rain last night and he went crazy wanting to go see her. I was like sorry buddy, not this time. They love to get muddy together.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:10 AM
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No ignorance, no apologies needed!

We did have a recent one; it was just too small and the cow didn't stay fleshed out very well over the winter. I got a couple of bottles of milk in it and Charley tried to get a shot into it since it had a bad nasal discharge, but it didn't make it. It was so small; it was amazing it was even born live. I just hate it when we lose one, but it happens every now and then.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:21 AM
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Oh I bet that is hard. I would have a hard time with that too. Luckily it does not happen too often.

My friend had cows when I was younger and I once got to bottle feed a baby calf. It was such a sweet thing to see.
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