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Calving in Below Freezing

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Calves' started by cjc, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Feb 17, 2017
    cjc

    cjc Loving the herd life

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    @WildRoseBeef I did mention to him that I had her pumped full of drugs :he. I know once I used the drugs to euthanize her I had to get her off of our land. The vet warned me about that and the dog had to stay in the house until she was removed. She was removed and from what he told me, grinded, put into a bin and sent to Alberta for burning or burying of some sort.

    @farmerjan cost me $210 to have her removed. Could have been cheaper if I would have let him slaughter her but because I didn't I had to pay for the service to Alberta.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2017
    farmerjan

    farmerjan Loving the herd life

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    When I said that some will just put a dead one in the woods or a gully or whatever, I wasn't referring to anything that the vet would have euthanized with drugs. I meant anything that was shot, which is all that anyone does here. Even the vets will shoot a farm animal rather than give it drugs unless someone requests otherwise. 99% of the farmers here will just put their own down, or call a neighbor farmer to do it.
    We have a rendering plant about 30-40 miles north in another county. It usually costs about $50 for them to come get one, but I don't know if they will take one that has been euthanized that way. Since our local landfill will take them, we usually take them there. They get buried right along with the normal trash and stuff. And most every farm here has a "hole" for their own dead animals.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2017
    cjc

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    Makes sense. We always bury our own animals but with all the snow we have right now it made it virtually impossible.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2017
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast Golden Herd Member

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    Man that sucks. And he still wanted to take her as she was for rendering. Well, I think you did the right thing by choosing the injection route rather than let him bring out the gun.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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    I'm so sorry! :hit :hugs You gave her a great chance at life... :hugs
     
  6. Feb 18, 2017
    Goat Whisperer

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    @cjc I am SO sorry about your girl :hugs
    Not the outcome anyone had hoped for :hit


    Hope you take comfort in knowing that you went above and beyond for her.
     
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    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    Just an FYI, something I learned recently, you shouldn't give oxytetracycline at the same time as penicillin as the oxytetracycline interacts with the penicillin and basically neutralizes it.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    That was my thinking too.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2017
    cjc

    cjc Loving the herd life

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    Yes the vet did tell me about this, they are counter productive. I discounted the oxy before starting the Penicillin, it's one or the other.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2017
    norseofcourse

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    I'm so sorry she didn't make it :( :hugs