Cow done Splits


SW Scotland
Have a feeding cow who was mad bulling yesterday, down this morning with the splits. Basically lying flat on her belly with back legs splayed out each side. Have lifted her out onto a dry straw bed and tied her back legs together at ankles and given metacam. Don't think I've seen a case of the splits in the last 25 years since we stopped milking cows in a byre. Is there anything else I should do and is there much hope for her? Cheers.


Livestock Farmer
East Sussex
You can get some shackles for the back feet to stop them splitting when you try and stand them with the loader. When you stand it you want the cow to be as comfortable as possible or else they lose motivation. Maybe give her a day or two before lifting.
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dad built a wooden cubicle frame so the cow could just about stand up with weight on its legs and had a calf to suck her , after about 3 weeks he pulled the timber out from under the cow and she walked away fine , was fine after

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