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    Left side / Right side







    Looks good so far, she's eating, calf sucking unaided.

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    Re: Left side / Right side

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    Looks good so far, she's eating, calf sucking unaided.
    Wow, thats a hell of a calf, any idea how much it weighs? as for your vet, two thumbs up!

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    Re: Left side / Right side

    I think she would have had it normally if she didn't have a torsion.
    It was 5 or 6 days overdue, Carmorn Dauphin.
    First time we have ever needed to do that.

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    Re: Left side / Right side

    Glad its ok so far. They look a lovely pair. What is a torsion?

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    Re: Left side / Right side

    Quote Originally Posted by choochter View Post
    Glad its ok so far. They look a lovely pair. What is a torsion?
    Twisted uterus.

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    Re: Left side / Right side

    blimey that's a donkey of a calve... mum looks happy enough.. good job always nice to have new born up and about safe
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    Re: Left side / Right side

    have had to do two caesarians so far this year on heifers which is most unusual for us.had one with a torsion a few years ago and the vet spent too long trying to correct it so did a caesar , but the calf was dead and the heifer died just after stitching up , mind she was a bitch and insisted on kicking her guts out.

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    An experienced strong vet can correct torsions and save the hassle of a caesarian. I've seen it done many times. Opening up a cow that has had a torsion with a dead calf inside invariably leads to death as the fluid trapped inside becomes toxic.
    Nice cow and calf!!

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    The vet did manage to correct it however things inside were swollen and very tight so we could not get the head through without doing serious damage.
    She has not looked back and both look very well.

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    Opening up a cow that has had a torsion with a dead calf inside invariably leads to death as the fluid trapped inside becomes toxic.

    dont think that is right as i have seen cows survive before, after a torsion and a caesar and a dead calf . it is really a time factor .

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    I've seen 2 C-sections on cows and was impressed with both. The last one was text book (but she could have pushed it out). She stayed stood up, the vet put her back together and she came into the parlour that evening looking like nothing had happened. I reminded my sister of this when she had hers...
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    Re: Left side / Right side

    Quote Originally Posted by Predial View Post
    .... she came into the parlour that evening looking like nothing had happened. I reminded my sister of this when she had hers...
    I bet that went down well!
    Let them out with the main herd again yesterday and still looks good, practically no scabs along the wound for flies to pick at and grazing about as normal.

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