- Jan 10, 2007
I heard about the 275 pound PHA calf someone had. What is it about PHA that makes the deformed calf grow so large???
cowz said:I heard about the 275 pound PHA calf someone had. What is it about PHA that makes the deformed calf grow so large???
red said:Why don't you start a new thread on the Fawn Calf defect? That way we're not mixing them all up.
I did notice during my research on TH that it can be found in humans. They are born alive but amputation is usually required on the leg/legs. They also acted like the defect has been found in Holsteins. Anything on that?
red said:So that's why the stomach is enlarged with the TH? I guess I didn't realize that too. I've just seen the legs all twisted. The one calf we had tried to stand but of course couldn't. Heartbreaking... :'(
dragon lady said:Just got an email from a friend (vet) who did a C-section on a Shorthorn cow for a 153 pound PHA calf - this was her second PHA calf (is this a welfare concern for the cow??) This year she was bred to a PHA free bull - so much for management! ;D
(Red, please do not pull this post it is not a crusade it is just a fact!) (lol)