Boss had her calf! Pretty little full stripe heifer~ Woo Hoo! No Pics yet I'll try to get some soon. I also already have set up to pick up two bull calves tomorrow night to share the milk~ but I have a question first I found the calf this morning. I suspect she was born yesterday, Boss had a goopy tail yesterday but I couldn't find a calf in the tall grass. This morning I followed her around for a good hour before she led me to where she had the calf hidden. The calf is strong and running and jumping already which is why I think she was born yesterday....or maybe even the day before (I was out of town until yesterday afternoon). So I set up to pick up the bull calves~ but Boss's udder looked REALLY painfully over full! So I hooked her up to the milker to get some of the pressure off her~ she was really very good about it. Much better than I expected, and she stood there, and stood there, and stood there.....the bag didn't get any smaller. So I finally gave up. Only pulled 1/2 gallon off her and he bag looks ENGORGED. Her belly button also looking larger than normal and...floppy. So I came in and did some research~ I'm pretty sure we have "udder edema in first calf heifer". So~ now a few questions 1. Should I bottle some of the 1/2 gallon colostrum I milked off back to the calf? Boss is a Jersey/holstien cross and I think she will make more in reasonably short order judging by how my other cross cow did, but I really don't want to hurt the calf. 2. Should I go to the vet and request the medications "Diuretics" or should I just leave it and wait for it to go down on it's own? 3. If I pick up the bull calves tomorrow as planned can I start putting them right on her as planned or should I plan to bottle them until the udder edema goes down?