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Faye.Lear

  • Joined Mar 2016
Cow shaking after calving.
« 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.
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Cow shaking after calving.
« Reply #1 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.
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Cow shaking after calving.
« Reply #2 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.

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Cow shaking after calving.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 02:41:46 pm »
How's she doing today?  Did you get to the bottom of the problem?
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Cow shaking after calving.
« Reply #4 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]
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