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Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Cows 'n grass, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Sylution

    Sylution Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    20170111_171830.jpg 20170111_171746.jpg Sorry for the bad photos. But this heifer due to calve any day has had this eye problem for a while. When she came indoors in November she was treated with Alamicin LA injected into eyelid. Both eyes are the same. All seemed to clear up. However the same problem has returned. Its like a brown/red film over the eye when looking from the cows side. However from the front the cow looks just about normal. I treated the eye as new forest first time, but did think it was odd that both eyes are the same. Heifer is otherwise fine and healthy. I am going to let her calve first and then get the vet out. Just wandering if others have seen similar situation.
     
  2. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Its the bang that gets me. Everytime I hear that deafening sound of failure, that hurts the most.
     
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  3. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    The like was because I agree with you. Not liking having to do it. Last one we had put down vet was here so they did it. Some ways is worse but that's life
     
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  4. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    For goodness sake don't advertise that in the 'booze limits' thread in Off topic. Lovely picture btw!
     
  5. William Mellor

    Location:
    Peak District
    She cost 1070 giving about 23 litre
     
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  6. How did the one you paid 300 and something for a few months ago turn out? @William Mellor
     
  7. William Mellor

    Location:
    Peak District
    image.jpeg Been awful here with wind today blown most of the bedding off my cubicals image.jpeg image.jpeg I might of said a while ago that I haven't had a foot trimmer here for over 18 months because of the expense, well I am having a few cows with feet issues so trying a copper foot paste on some wrapped up with a bandage. Think I might need to get a proper foot trimming crush image.jpeg
     
  8. William Mellor

    Location:
    Peak District
    Served her on Christmas morning still milking about 20 litres so I'm happy
     
  9. You had a bargain there(y)(y)
     
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  10. William Mellor

    Location:
    Peak District
    There was a few yesterday around the £400 mark but were nowhere near as good as that one, they didn't look like they'd live the week out, calved around Christmas - New year and only giving 10 litre and looked terribly under fed
     
  11. jimmer

    jimmer Member

    Location:
    weston super milk
    are her eyes looking in a bit , like she is cross eyed ?
    if so it could be where the ligaments holding her eyeball in have been damaged or diseased , i have had a few like it and they all seem to have a film over their eye too , no treatment i dont think
     
  12. PM planned HC? If not, what was CH prognosis of the cow?
     
  13. pappuller

    pappuller Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    I feel your pain, incalf heifer bought in nov calved dec, toxic mastitis up the backboard tomorrow, sh!t happens never look back, she cost £1250, we all get em
     
  14. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    Mastitis, didn't get spotted by relief. Went toxic and she just lost the will to fight sadly.
     
  15. Sylution

    Sylution Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Yes the cow heifer does look somewhat cross eyed. And there is no white spots on the eye. She also does not look to be irritated by it. But vision is deifinately impaired. A 1 lactation heifer by the look of it. But will get the vets oppinion.
     
  16. jimmer

    jimmer Member

    Location:
    weston super milk
    google strabismus in cows
     
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  17. Sylution

    Sylution Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Thank you. Does seem to be the same problem.
     
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  18. HasthorpeGrange

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Well done on all the heifer calves you keep getting but breeding replacements out of a cow that took 8 services may have something to do with your ever growing kill list you mentioned as your breeding poor fertility
    We've learnt this lesson, it does run in the family's of cows
     
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  19. It is probably the biggest advantage of block calving, you very quickly only breed replacements from cows on their first service although it does mean you don't always breed from your < BEST> in inverted commas, computer keypad problem, cows. Slight issue is heifers are running with Friesian bulls for 3 or 4 cycles.
     
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  20. DairyGrazing

    DairyGrazing Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    With Heifers i
    Quite a few people I've spoken to recently have said they have bred too much milk out of their cows by breeding to heavily for fertility.
     
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