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ferdi

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • surrey
Uneven bagging in heifer
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:59 pm »
hi All


Have got a heifer due to calve for  first time in 2 weeks, she has started to bag up in the last 10 days but one side of her udder is now quite tight, while the other side is still fairly flaccid ( though growing) , am starting to get a bit paranoid about summer mastitis, so can someone tell me if this unevenness is fairly normal in first time calvers.
Many thanks
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Uneven bagging in heifer
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 06:15:01 pm »
This is normal and the side may change depending on how she has laid.

ferdi

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • surrey
Re: Uneven bagging in heifer
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 08:48:57 am »
Many thanks buttermilk you have eased my mind????

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Uneven bagging in heifer
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 11:21:29 am »
as long as there's no heat, hardness or redness to it, she should be fine.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Uneven bagging in heifer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 11:53:15 am »
Often a dairy bred heifer will get oedema in her udder making it hard and red, this too is normal in good milking lines.  Beef cattle do not seem to get this the same.

 

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