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Offline Popeye03

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Re: Dead Calves
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2010, 02:56:11 PM »
I had a 100 percent conception rate on these cows that are now calving!  I don't have any issues with bvd seeing I vaccinate them twice a year for it.  It is a valid point just not one that I could rationalize right now.   

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2010, 03:18:29 PM »
Vaccination would only prevent new cases.  If you have a cow that could be PI she could be shedding it or causing her own reproductive problems.  Did you have mold issues in your corn last fall?  You may have a vomtoxin problem.  Cattle express these stresses differentlly.  Dropping a pregnancy at 9 months isn't common but serious enough to involve the vet.  Keep updates coming always curious to figure these things out.

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 03:22:06 PM »
Nitrates can be sneaky.  Anything from dead at birth to weak calves to some deformities.  Posting the dead calf is the only way to find out for sure.

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010, 03:28:42 PM »
I have had problems also , i took two cows to the vet and took blood samples to try and find out whats going on . Awaiting results now .

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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2010, 05:46:27 PM »
Thing is, I'm not sure they can confirm Nitrates as the issue by necropsy.  I believe that's one of those things you have to test the source.  I could be wrong though.  Testing a feed sample would more than likely be to your benefit. JMHO.
Impossible as they may seem, you've got to fight for every dream, because who's to know which one you let go would have made you complete

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Re: Dead Calves
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2010, 08:41:01 PM »
Could be clamydia.  Happens in sheep more than cattle but it can happen.    Get the dead calf tested or a blood test on cow should give some results that would be helpful.  Could be several things.  Get em tested.  Hope you find out the reason for your loss.

 

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