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    ARGH! Toxic Mastitis

    Update - The one infected quarter is definitely clearing well. There's still some small-ish chunks but the fluid is milky - I am assuming tomorrow the chunks will be all but gone. The second infected quarter I am concerned about. Still very chunky with pus as liquid, no milky liquid. The...
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    ARGH! Toxic Mastitis

    I think we were more asking what we should be doing for Fiona, not the calf. Update - Fiona seems to be improving. Grain dance is back as is her normal daily routine of begging from the neighbors and harassing the goats. She isn't up to full eating yet (picking at hay) but is maybe getting...
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    Random Pics of Fiona

    Hahaha, well she is bred. Matters? We can cut down the grain...
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    Is this grain ok?

    Will do, just hung them out today.
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    Is this grain ok?

    She's clearly been taught as she grew to be easy/gentle, but still tosses her head if there's a fly or something bothering her - if one of my children is near, that's fairly dangerous (even though they are being cautious). Even if they're scratching her side if they were doing so lightly and...
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    Is this grain ok?

    Now you've made me want to find someone with pressed sugar cane to spare around here. :-) I love to be loved by my four legged kids!
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    Is this grain ok?

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19931 Of course! Love showing her off. She's looking awesome - when we got her she was thinner, coat very dull and you could hardly see any white on her belly or legs due to mud caked on a half inch thick. Now she just shines, she runs and...
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    Is this grain ok?

    Definitely not rushing. We're hitting the 5 lb mark on the grain based on the advice of others here (but others who didn't have the breakdown of what the grain really was, which is why I wanted to post it). I went down and weighed out a normal scoop and was surprised to learn it was about 2...
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    Is this grain ok?

    Our (dairy goat) grain is far more molasses-ey and stickier than the dairy cattle grain we have. I don't have the ingredients list handy for it right now though. It's less ground up as well - bigger chunks of stuff. I'm ok with feeding them different grains if appropriate since they go...
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    Is this grain ok?

    Our heifer, a 20ish month old (Christmas '10) dairy Jersey/Ayrshire we're trying to get to a healthy weight after bringing home, is eating the following for her 5 lb a day grain ration (breakfast, midday snack, dinner - she's a pet as well as a dairy cow so we spread it out like that to have...
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    Random Pics of Fiona

    She is a true doll, we got very, very lucky.
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    Random Pics of Fiona

    Jersey/Ayrshire
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    My new heifer, Pictures!

    She's so prettty! And your boys are pretty darned handsome as well!
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    fly control

    We're looking at the Spalding fly predators as well. We had good luck with DE when the dogs had fleas very badly one year.
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    fly control

    Will for sure pick up some DE. Would the fly control mineral block be safe for the goats to consume? I know that the DE is safe for everyone (but bugs!). The dawn dish soap and vinegar water - on the animals themselves or around their areas?
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    fly control

    Looking for good fly control that is safe for the cow and allows her to still be safely pet by kids...
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    Putting weight on a heifer

    (PS, can you tell? We really love her goofy self already! It's so much fun to hang out with her and just watch her from the yard or house.)
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    Putting weight on a heifer

    Oh, and she seems to really like to be brushed - she stands still for it (mostly) without a tether in the pasture. It's pretty cool (and a testament to her good nature, I think). She does NOT like the hose though. I need to try a bucket and sponge to give her a bath.
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    Putting weight on a heifer

    Thanks for the tip. That white spot on her head is just so very inviting to scratch and she really loves it - if you try to stand to her side she'll look at you and try to nudge you to get you to rub there. I think she's been scratched there her whole life. She's so compliant with, well...
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    Putting weight on a heifer

    My husband posted pictures. The first one is her good side, the one we've managed to get really clean. Man, compared to that first picture it looks GOOD. Excuse the mess behind the second picture, but that's her "bad" side - I'm just hoping the yard cleans up as well as the cow. :lol: Then...
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