Maryann Schnur wrote:Yes the calf is with momma 24/7. Momma is six years old and this is her 4th calf but this is the first time she has keep a calf longer than one day. The prior owner took the calves away within 24 hours and bottle fed them. I am getting about 1 1/4 gallons with each milking. The calf is growing like a weed but it's poo is a little soft and yellow which worried me some. It runs and jumps around a lot though. It seems healthy and happy.
Maryann Schnur wrote:Update, the calf is doing great. She is still with momma 24/7 but we are planning to pen her at night where momma can see her (I think). I have one more question, are you familiar with the medicine called Today for mastitis treatment? The vet and I together gave the cow four treatments of this medicine at 12 hour intervals. I milked this quarter by hand but didn't get very much milk out of it each time. I put this quarter on the machine last night after 84 hours from the last dose. The milk shows now sign of infection. I was worried the quarter was drying up because I wasn't able to milk it out very well by hand. I'm going to give that milk to the pig as the milk has a 96 hour withdrawal for human consumption. Should I hold the milk another 96 hours now that she is being machine milked? Thanks in advance.
Maryann Schnur wrote: Does the vet do your testing or do you do that yourself somehow? What do you treat your cows with if they get mastitis. I'm a newby. My only experience was my own 4 kids and my own bout or two with mastitis while nursing. Very painful and makes you really sick. I didn't know cows but I knew humans and wanted to treat her quickly.