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Livestock => Cattle => Topic started by: Faye.Lear on November 20, 2018, 09:58:09 am

Title: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: Faye.Lear on November 20, 2018, 09:58:09 am
Hi all,
Just after some advice, my heifer calved lastnight with no real difficulty. They both seem content in themselves but the heifers rear end shakes when she’s led down.
Is this normal?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 20, 2018, 10:36:50 am
I'd give the vet a call for advice - not necessarily a visit but a chat.  It could be hypocalcaemia or she may have damaged some nerves calving for example.  Most vets don't charge for a phone-call and it'll put your mind at rest getting expert advice.  Personally I'd say that it's not normal if she birthed yesterday and it's still happening today.  If it's hypocalcaemia it's easily corrected but can get worse fast.
Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: twizzel on November 20, 2018, 05:44:54 pm
Could have trapped a nerve? It would be worth calling the vet to put your mind at rest if anything. If it's milk fever (hypocalcaemia) it can be life threatening though.
Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on November 21, 2018, 02:41:46 pm
How's she doing today?  Did you get to the bottom of the problem?
Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: landroverroy on December 05, 2018, 12:42:30 pm
It would be nice, when people are good enough to respond with advice and concern, to at least get some feedback on the problem.
I realise it might be upsetting news, but even then good could come out of it. The information might help someone else to identify a similar problem with their own animal, and so ensure a better result. :sunshine: [size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: Faye.Lear on December 25, 2018, 01:41:41 pm
Hi All,
Sorry I realise this is a long time since my original post.
Both cow and calf were fine without the need for any medical intervention.
Merry Christmas!

Title: Re: Cow shaking after calving.
Post by: landroverroy on December 25, 2018, 03:37:16 pm
Fantastic.  :thumbsup:   :santa: