Rectal Bleeding of Bred Heifer

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by labsman, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. labsman

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    I have a 2 yearold bred Longhorn/Hereford heifer that seems to have rectal bleeding. I have just noted that her manure hassmears of blood on it , but not within it. Anyone have any ideas??? It seems like when she strains that a fine dripping of blood appears on her stool and from her rectum..... I appreciateany
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  2. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    The usual bloody stool problems are coccidosis and such things, but it is usually diarrhea, not something they have to strain to produce.

    I could be very wrong, but I'd be interested in knowing what she is being fed. Cattle don't normally strain to poop and perhaps a feed adjustment to unconstipate her might be all she needs.

    How far along is she?

    Jena
     

  3. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Call your local large animal vet.

    Ken S. in WC TN
     
  4. labsman

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    She is on livestock pellets ( Livestock 12 , hay and pasture) Found out it was a bad case of worms from my vet. Treated her and all is well.. Thanks for your ideas though...

    Mike
     
  5. labsman

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    Cow needed worming and is fine.... Thanks...