Bullock acting odd

I have a fat bullock, lim x dairy, coming up to 30 months, will be fit in a week or 2. In the last few days she has been acting fairly skittish, crashing around the yard, slipping, scrabbling about, looking to climb every wall etc. They havent been turned out yet as they will all be gone soon so are still on the last of the winter rations. At first, I thought she had hurt herself somehow and was in pain but I think it may be something different. Potentially it could have reacted to some slightly bad silage but she is in a group of 8 and they all seem fine. I'm thinking a course of antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory.
Any suggestions to the potential cause and course of action? Thanks
 
I have a fat bullock, lim x dairy, coming up to 30 months, will be fit in a week or 2. In the last few days she has been acting fairly skittish, crashing around the yard, slipping, scrabbling about, looking to climb every wall etc. They havent been turned out yet as they will all be gone soon so are still on the last of the winter rations. At first, I thought she had hurt herself somehow and was in pain but I think it may be something different. Potentially it could have reacted to some slightly bad silage but she is in a group of 8 and they all seem fine. I'm thinking a course of antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory.
Any suggestions to the potential cause and course of action? Thanks
Into factory, no point taking chances. As an aside how do you get a female bullock?
 

oil barron

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I have a fat bullock, lim x dairy, coming up to 30 months, will be fit in a week or 2. In the last few days she has been acting fairly skittish, crashing around the yard, slipping, scrabbling about, looking to climb every wall etc. They havent been turned out yet as they will all be gone soon so are still on the last of the winter rations. At first, I thought she had hurt herself somehow and was in pain but I think it may be something different. Potentially it could have reacted to some slightly bad silage but she is in a group of 8 and they all seem fine. I'm thinking a course of antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory.
Any suggestions to the potential cause and course of action? Thanks
Urea in the rations?
 

egbert

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Into factory, no point taking chances. As an aside how do you get a female bullock?
dunno where the Op is from, but westcountry vernacular refers to ALL bovines as bullocks.

I knew a Scottish vet who, while doing some locum work in Devon, was confusingly called out to a 'bullock with milk fever'. The following night involved a bullock stuck calving....by then he'd got the picture
 

devonbeef

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Devon UK
dunno where the Op is from, but westcountry vernacular refers to ALL bovines as bullocks.

I knew a Scottish vet who, while doing some locum work in Devon, was confusingly called out to a 'bullock with milk fever'. The following night involved a bullock stuck calving....by then he'd got the picture
It seems everything that moos is a bullock, round our way 🤣
 
Could be listeria i guess, but seems unlikely. It's agitated more than dopey with listeria like symptoms. I would love to get rid but not willing to let it travel in its current conditions.
 

Sausage

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We had some smaller calves doing funny things, but probably not capable of climbing walls. They picked up some toxicity from some straw bale walls (we think) multi vitamin injections cured them over a few days.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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