After Birth

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by CAROL GRATSCH, May 10, 2004.

  1. Some Of My Cows Are Not Cleaning Well After Birthing,
    What Could Be Causing This
     
  2. wr

    wr Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Often it's the result of a mineral deficiency. Have you changed your feeding program in any way, did your feed come from a new source, have you moved your livestock to a new area? In my area, it's common knowledge that we're deficient in selenium and it's been known to cause the same problem.
     

  3. NRS Farm

    NRS Farm Well-Known Member

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    I agree with wr. We had retained afterbirth problems years ago and found a loose mineral with selenium and we seldom have a problem anymore. We only have a problem with difficult births (twins, breech, etc.).