Squirty cow

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  1. wkyongae

    wkyongae Active Member

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    Have 2 cows both bred but, one of them seems a little squirty. Grass here in western Washington is coming in good so cows have backed off hay and don't really want it anymore. The one problem cow has been like this for about a month and seems maybe a little better. Is this normal?

    Rich
     
  2. Bret

    Bret Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is normal. Cows squirt on good young grass.
     

  3. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    How does she look otherwise?

    If she's on the thin side, could be a sign of Johne's. :(
     
  4. milkinpigs

    milkinpigs Dairy/Hog Farmer

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    That's why all my t-shirts have green specs, lol. I agree with Willowgirl, if she starts to get thin and looks rundown , it could be Johne's.
     
  5. wkyongae

    wkyongae Active Member

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    Health is good very lively, light on her hooves dosen't mind a little running now and then, not thin but do need to get after those flies. Thank you for the help it really calms the mind.

    Rich
     
  6. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    You are welcome, that's what we're here for! :D
     
  7. crowinghen

    crowinghen Well-Known Member

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    I live in Western Washington too. My cow, Elaine, pretty much has loose poop all summer, and she gets all messy to boot. But everything is good o/w so not to worry. She's nursing a fast-growing heifer.
    I'm not sure why she gets all messy and the other cows don't, but, as long as the cow is thriving, I wouldn't worry.