I also, wanted to take a moment and relay thanks to our local Vets (Drs. Donaldson and Todd) who have been available by phone and made trips to the farm during our calf’s illness. See, unlike human medicine – a vet’s patient never tells them what is wrong, is usually always very Sick by the time they get to them, and there are limits both in resources ( ie no hospitals for 1500 pound cows close to where I live and the cost of care for an animal).
So, while I am thankful to be able to help on our farm, I want to make sure that my guessing and helping in No way makes up for the training and experience of our Vets.
But, between us and a lot of help from above, our little lady, who is now Dubbed “Lucky”, is on her way to growing up fat and healthy. So we will see how she does and keep watching as more calves are born this fall here on the farm.