I think that perhaps the server was slow and my impatience didn't help and then the computer got confused and so Google got confused too and locked me out as I kept trying and I had to wait 24 hours to try again and I was making the same mistake again.. Chapter closed.....
I've have an old cow that was due to calve on the 7th of November and she had difficulty walking and my husband brought her in the calving pen last Thursday. On Friday she couldn't get up and the vet said to give her calcium, which my husband did with no improvement then the vet came and said that her calf was alive and he treated her. Saturday there was no improvement so the vet came and couldn't determine if the calf was alive as the cow was down so he couldn't check. All this time the cow was unable to get up but ate and drank well and pooped too. I've had to fork tons of bedding hay to keep her pen as clean as possible. Yesterday the vet gave her some injection to induce her labor and my husband repeated the injection last night. This morning her water broke at about 10 o'clock and still no calf. Late this afternoon my son came to pull the calf with a chain and there was another water bag and he broke it. I told him that her water had broken in the morning so he realized that she was having twins. At this point we could see two feet and as I'm holding the chains I saw the hooves twitch so I knew that this one was alive. As soon as the head is out I cleared the membrane and the bull calf is pulled out and I clean the mucus from his mouth and nostrils as it's trying to breath on its own.
Then the chain is attached to the other feet and it too is pulled with the pulley and the same mucus clearing is done. This one is a heifer, therefore a freemartin She will be sterile as the male testosterone are intermixed with her hormone. They will both be sold.
I've been in the pen with this cow feeding her and giving her water without fear because she couldn't get up but she let me care for the calves right beside her head without pushing me. She was licking them and seem totally unconcerned about my presence. Luckily I had saved some cholostrum milk from the last cow that calved to feed them. I got home at 7:00 pm from work.
I know that Halloween is passed but I wanted to show you some pictures that my daughter sent me of my grandson.
Little prince in his day care tiger outfit doing tiger pushups.
Little Tiger just being cute.
Little tiger showing his big teeth. This is where I just cracked up...
This is his Halloween costume that my daughter made . It's Wookie from Star War. He went to an office staff party accompanied with his dad and again won best costumes this year and $100.00 gift certificate.
This is my son in law in his Solo costume from Star War that my daughter made this year. Now I'm off to comment on some blogs that I didn't get around to visit yet.
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