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  1. Thread: johnes

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    Re: johnes

    Does Johnes affect bulls in any way. Can they pass Johnes to a female or their offspring?
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Are you suckler or dairy?

    Whats the best way to eradicate?

    How does it get onto your farm?

    Does it close your herd down or can u still sell?
  3. Thread: johnes

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    johnes

    I bought two 11 month old heifers from a breeder 4 months ago.

    He has contacted me to tell me that the mother of one of the heifers has been diagnosed with johnes and i should test the animal/do...
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    Re: bull calves to bullocks

    How long before putting them in the ring should you cut/squeeze them. Are u better doing it earlier to get them to thrive again?
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    bull calves to bullocks

    Hi my bull calves are currently up to 3 months old.

    I plan to sell them in the marts in the autumn time but dont want to sell them entire.

    What is the best way to castrate them and when is the...
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Would have crows due to meal feeding. How is it transfered from animal to animal? Is there treatment?
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Is salmonella contagious to other cattle/calves? How is it picked up?
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    Thats what the vet was saying. What is salmonella? Has anyone had it before?
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    No, her dung would not be bubbly just pure watery dung and she smells real bad.

    She has lost alot of condition but still has an appetite.

    Her teeth are good.
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    Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

    we have been testing for bvd using eartags for the past 3 years and all have been clear.

    we have taken blood from her and are waiting on the results.

    The thing is we have sold daughters from...
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    Thin cow with very loose dung

    I have an 8 year old cow and ever since calving 2 months ago she has started to loose weigh. The weight has drastically dropped over the last two weeks.

    Apart from Johnes what else am i looking...
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    show cattle dressings

    What type of dressings do you like to use for longer haired cattle?

    who uses soaps and who uses sprays?

    what do you recommend to dark the red colour to a cows coat?
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    Re: freshly calved cow with big teats

    Roughly how long will treatment take to cure. Vet yesterday gave me betamox la, a shot of moxicom and udder mint to put on her.
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    Re: freshly calved cow with big teats

    Have a second cow that has developed sweaty sores between her udder and the inside of her back legs? Whats the best treatment?
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    Re: freshly calved cow with big teats

    Got a rope tied to the cows back leg to stop it kicking me and got the big teats milked out and stomach tubed the calf. Had tried to bottle feed the calve with no success. The teat is now a easier...
  16. Thread: Hobbles

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    Re: Hobbles

    it was more sore it didnt cut into the cow.

    where does the pressure need to apply for it to work, is it to pull the cows under up?
  17. Thread: Hobbles

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    Re: Hobbles

    would a rope or flat strap work best?
  18. Thread: Hobbles

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    Hobbles

    Are hobbles any good to stop a cow kicking?

    Trying to milk a cow to get a calf a suck from her.
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    Re: freshly calved cow with big teats

    At the minute we have been feeding the calve with the bag. We have tried a bottle but the calve is showing no interest in sucking. We have tried tickling the calves tongue to maybe get it to suck.
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    Re: freshly calved cow with big teats

    hi, thanks for the replies.

    Yes, she missed the cull group this year, reason being that she was a purebred cow with plenty of breeding but i suppose if she has a bad elder we may cut our loses.
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    Purebred Salers breeding stock

    A small selection of Yearling and Two year old Salers heifers for sale from a quiet herd.

    Also a two year old Salers bull ready to work.

    Export testing and transportation can be arranged.
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    freshly calved cow with big teats

    Hi, i have a 4th calver cow with large teats. The teats are stretched to the size of coke bottles so the calf is finding it impossible to get a suck.

    Are there any tricks to help to give the teats...
  23. Thread: Show heifer

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    Re: Show heifer

    would anybody advise an 18% dairy meal to do this job with straw or silage?

    what would others feed?

    Thanks
  24. Thread: Show heifer

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    Show heifer

    Hi, i have a show heifer that has calved one month. She is a good big frame with good condition. I am wanting to feed her on to hold and improve her condition yet keep her milk and not scour the...
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    Re: Starting suckler herd

    Investigate charolais bull crossed onto Salers cows. We breed purebred salers and farmers are going for the females. They produce a lovely yellow calf.
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