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« on: March 24, 2015, 10:20:37 AM »
Had a cleft mouth calf. Northwest Ks. Whats the thinking on cleft.....vet told me it could be genetic.....or a poison weed. Whats some thoughts. We run on short grass.....corn stalks......volunteer wheat....cane feed.....crystalx tubs. This is the first one I remember seeing. Haven't had time to study pedigrees. Shorthorn with maybe touch of Red Angus.....I'll have to check.
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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 10:37:42 AM »
  Not all that rare, it happens. Just a congenital defect. Things just didn't come together quite correct when being formed.

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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 11:04:34 AM »
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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 11:16:38 AM »
I've heard of what is referred to as "monkey mouth" in that the lower jaw comes out further than the upper jaw. This is a genetic defect that has been found to be fairly prevelant in the maine anjou breed. I believe it may be passed on with only one parent having the defect. Not 100% on that.

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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 12:57:25 PM »
I know the sire of the cleft calf was thf,phaf and dsf. Ended up he worked real well on heifers.
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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 02:17:27 PM »
  If your calf can nurse without drowning it should be OK, but if it can't nurse without sucking milk down into it's lungs, the outlook will not be bright.

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Re: cleft mouth calf
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 06:55:48 PM »
This was a really severe case. Very long split upper jaw.....clear through upper jaw. First calf heifer.....both legs back......calf was dead.....hard pull....calf head deformed bad.
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