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Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare April 5th, 2012, 18:51
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Kitty, Thank you so much for sharing her story...

Hi Kitty,
Thank you so much for sharing her story with us & letting us see her both before & after. We knew she was never going to be a prize winner & so what if she's not, she's a little miracle who...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 13th, 2012, 17:41
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Good job !

Kitty,
Thank you so much for sharing your calf & her story with us all, I'm sure I'm not the only person who has been hoping that she would come good.
I see a very different calf to the 1st photo you...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 8th, 2012, 11:48
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Kitty, Thanks for your reply & the photo,...

Hi Kitty,
Thanks for your reply & the photo, she sure is looking fine now, you can see her top-line is bony & back-end thin but as she gets older she'll come round.
You can see that she still has her...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 7th, 2012, 12:38
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
A proper little madam !

Hi Kitty,
I had to laugh at your latest post, forgive me, you've got yourself a right little madam it seems !
Please trust, me on the assumption that she is at most 2 weeks old now, 2 pints of milk...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 6th, 2012, 11:19
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Lovely job !

Hi Kitty,
I watched your video & your girl looks like she's going to be fine, some 'knuckles' are congential/hereditary, some are caused by too big a calf in too small a cow with the result that it...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 3rd, 2012, 12:55
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Ring your vet !

Hiya,
Glad she is still alive and eating etc.
Ok I cannot tell you what to vaccinate her with, every area has it's own list of requirements, I could tell you what to use in one part of the UK or...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare February 1st, 2012, 12:14
Replies: 15
Views: 80,854
Posted By joncowcare
Good job !

Hiya Clawskitty,
After reading your post I was dreading looking at the photo's as I envisaged some skinny, dirty-coated calf with not long to live, the reality however is what looks like a perfectly...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" January 1st, 2012, 10:33
Replies: 1
Views: 128,823
Posted By joncowcare
3 Cheers !

Hiya Rhodie,
And so say all of us !
Thanks to you and all our members for your loyalty and input !
See you in 2012.
Forum: Employment/Jobs August 1st, 2011, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 58,167
Posted By joncowcare
Verfy true !

Hi Sarah,
Well done for mentioning Reaseheath, a truly great seat of learning where dairy farming was/is concerned !
As someone who did my NCA, NVQ Dairy Craftsman and other courses there I can...
Forum: Employment/Jobs July 14th, 2011, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 52,201
Posted By joncowcare
Reason for edit

Dear Laura,
You will see that I have deleted your mobile phone number and would urge that you don't ever reveal it in a public forum again please.
Whilst the majority of this forum's readership are...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare May 7th, 2011, 14:27
Replies: 2
Views: 52,675
Posted By joncowcare
AbigailJ, Really sorry you feel agrieved at not...

AbigailJ,
Really sorry you feel agrieved at not receiving any feedback and so saddened to hear of your predicament.
This is not a vet or medical forum, I'm a herdsman for example, and while many of...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare August 16th, 2010, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 50,992
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Newbie, As with any new feed you are quite...

Hi Newbie,
As with any new feed you are quite right, start off with small amounts and build up.
There's a lot of loose bowels around, this can be too much grass [if on pasture] or one of several...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare August 15th, 2010, 11:21
Replies: 8
Views: 50,992
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Newbie, The classic 'old'school' sweetener...

Hi Newbie,
The classic 'old'school' sweetener Molasses should do here.
No need to use it by the ton as a little goes a long way !
You also might like to consider Sugar beet pulp but be aware that...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare June 11th, 2010, 11:50
Replies: 1
Views: 19,377
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Matt, Welcome to the forum, good to have you...

Hi Matt,
Welcome to the forum, good to have you aboard !

I've worked with most breeds and types of bull and what you describe is something I've seen a lot of especially in the double-muscled [or...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare May 28th, 2010, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 22,129
Posted By joncowcare
Hi all, I'm going to suggest that this looks like...

Hi all,
I'm going to suggest that this looks like 'Blackspot', a lump of proud flesh at the teat end, there is no single specific cause more usually the result of a few such as milking machine...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare May 18th, 2010, 11:40
Replies: 1
Views: 20,575
Posted By joncowcare
Hi New Maple Farm, Welcome to the forum ! It's a...

Hi New Maple Farm,
Welcome to the forum !
It's a bit hard to make any suggestion as to the cause of the white poop without knowing more, are you sure it came from one of your cows and if so which one...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" May 13th, 2010, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 192,305
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Edistr, Welcome to the forum and you raise a...

Hi Edistr,
Welcome to the forum and you raise a valid point for an 'Introduction' section, hopefully the forum admin will read this and take note.
Please don't let this put you off posting in any of...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare May 4th, 2010, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 55,704
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Handsomenaqvi, I am not a doctor or vet I'm...

Hi Handsomenaqvi,
I am not a doctor or vet I'm afraid although I do have many qualifications for dairying/farming I'm just a herdsman with many years experience of caring for cows.
I am puzzled by...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare May 1st, 2010, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 59,274
Posted By joncowcare
Hear, hear ! Rena is so right, raw milk is the...

Hear, hear !
Rena is so right, raw milk is the best !
I and others of my generation were brought up drinking this raw milk and we all grew into big strapping fellas with never a days illness.
Enjoy...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare May 1st, 2010, 16:41
Replies: 10
Views: 55,704
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Handsomenqvi, Welcome to the forum ! Now, you...

Hi Handsomenqvi,
Welcome to the forum !
Now, you ain't going to like this but please, if your cow has not calved yet do not milk her or otherwise touch her udder !
It is quite usual for a cows udder...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare April 28th, 2010, 11:34
Replies: 1
Views: 29,257
Posted By joncowcare
Hi 4TAcres, Welcome to the forum ! False heats...

Hi 4TAcres,
Welcome to the forum !
False heats can and do happen of course although when they do it is usually a sign of something wrong somewhere. She could be 'cystic' [Ovarian or follicular] or...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare April 21st, 2010, 16:26
Replies: 2
Views: 23,032
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Rooster, Welcome to the forum and...

Hi Rooster,
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your first cow !
The fact that you have cared for other types of livestock will pay dividends plus of course as it's a calf you will have...
Forum: Employment/Jobs April 17th, 2010, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 179,348
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Richard, Fingers crossed for you that...

Hi Richard,
Fingers crossed for you that Laverstoke have a place for you, I must admit working with buffalo and other rare breeds would be a real feather in your cap and really help for your 3rd year...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" April 14th, 2010, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 147,628
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Thomas, Welcome to the forum and the wonderful...

Hi Thomas,
Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of cowcare !
I really would advise that you find the name/address of your nearest agricultural college and see if they have any full/part-time...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare April 14th, 2010, 13:36
Replies: 1
Views: 19,566
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Ben, Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about...

Hi Ben,
Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your cow.
If your cow is still down you have to get her up again before you consider further treatment, a tractor with a front loader and slings, do...
Forum: Employment/Jobs April 14th, 2010, 13:30
Replies: 8
Views: 179,348
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Richard, Welcome to the forum and good luck...

Hi Richard,
Welcome to the forum and good luck for the future !
I assume this is your second year on the NDA course after spending the first learning all the theory ?
I am an ex NCA [with Credit]...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare April 4th, 2010, 14:57
Replies: 1
Views: 18,416
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Skip, Welcome to the forum ! Is there any way...

Hi Skip,
Welcome to the forum !
Is there any way you could post us a photo please, it would help us to help you better.
Several thoughts come to mind here, sure lice is one, another would be ringworm...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare April 1st, 2010, 17:05
Replies: 5
Views: 22,374
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Mom, Fantastic news, I'm so glad for both of...

Hi Mom,
Fantastic news, I'm so glad for both of you !
Have you tried him with bucket-feeding at all, if you need any advice on this please write in.
Take care !
Jon
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 31st, 2010, 16:49
Replies: 5
Views: 22,374
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Mom, Following what you have just said about...

Hi Mom,
Following what you have just said about difficulties passing a tube down her throat she may just have a blockage of some sort so please check that out too.
Good luck !
Jon
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 31st, 2010, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 22,374
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Mom, Welcome to the forum ! Now, I've had a...

Hi Mom,
Welcome to the forum !
Now, I've had a case of this also like you in a new-born calf which was due to a dislocation of it's jaw sustained during calving, now I'm not saying this is what's...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 17th, 2010, 11:08
Replies: 2
Views: 34,571
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Chestnutsprings, Welcome to the forum ! It...

Hi Chestnutsprings,
Welcome to the forum !
It sounds like either a rupture or hernia on your cow and should probably be stitched back in by your vet. The other option is an abscess but then you would...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 13th, 2010, 12:29
Replies: 11
Views: 44,785
Posted By joncowcare
Hi Shelly, Thanks for the photos, it is certainly...

Hi Shelly,
Thanks for the photos, it is certainly not as bad as some I've seen. I would try your local vet see if they have a suitable cream or else use a tube from your local pharmacy [if you can...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 12th, 2010, 16:42
Replies: 11
Views: 44,785
Posted By joncowcare
Lost for ever ?

Hi Shelly,
Thanks for your reply, an interesting question you ask about Selenium and Vit e !
Selenium is more associated with a cows metabolism and the only way to find out if your girl is deficient...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 12th, 2010, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 44,785
Posted By joncowcare
How now ?

Hi Shelly,
How is your girl now, still on the mend ?
I really hope that gangrene does not affect that quarter, it can be very distressing for both you and your girl. Apart from the smell of rotting...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 11th, 2010, 16:02
Replies: 11
Views: 44,785
Posted By joncowcare
Good news !

Hi Shelley,
Thanks for posting back so promptly !
Now that you tell me that she is standing and otherwise ok then it's not the deadly infection I thought previously, had it been she would not have...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 11th, 2010, 13:17
Replies: 11
Views: 44,785
Posted By joncowcare
Possible Staph A or E.coli infection

Hi Shelly,
This sounds like a bad Staph A or E.coli infection and could result in a lost quarter and in some cases loss of life ! I say this but without actually being there it is so hard to diagnose...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare March 2nd, 2010, 14:35
Replies: 0
Views: 17,690
Posted By joncowcare
Now's the time . . .

Hi all,
Now's the time of year when for many it is getting time for turn-out.
Cows who have been kept in over the winter will be looking forwards to the first fresh grass of spring.
It's also the...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" February 28th, 2010, 14:32
Replies: 7
Views: 109,555
Posted By joncowcare
Too true !

Hi Rhodie,
I've sent several PM's to admin to let them know that there are a few of us willing to help out, seems there is a meeting on Monday so fingers crossed !
It could all be prevented by...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" February 27th, 2010, 17:30
Replies: 7
Views: 109,555
Posted By joncowcare
Oh come on admin ! Yet again the forum is full of...

Oh come on admin !
Yet again the forum is full of spam, where are you !
Forum: "Off Your Chest" February 26th, 2010, 14:06
Replies: 7
Views: 109,555
Posted By joncowcare
Once again I login and the place is crawling with...

Once again I login and the place is crawling with spam.
Admin, if you cannot login every day then you really shouldn't be running a forum in my view.
Despite your previous post re-assuring us you...
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