- Apr 24, 2007
Yesterday we lost a beautiful heifer calf and I am trying to figure out what went wrong. Cow was in labor for serveral hours around 1:30 we saw feet she continued to push. Cow kept getting up to keep up with the herd. About an hour later we finally see a head cow continues to pushing no progress after 30 min. We went over to check on her and she got up and started to push finally the calf's shoulders come so I thought she would deliver. Instead she walked around for about 15mins with half a calf hanging out we could see that the calf was tryng to breath, then she laid down and continued to push for maybe 10mins and then delivered the calf. Once she delivered she did nothing to help the calf. We went over started to rub the calf relized she was not breathing adn started resusation but never could get the calf to breath. The calf was very large I would say over 100lbs and she was big boned with a big hip. This was her second calf was a repeat breeding first calf was real small and came easy. Any ideas or sugestions????