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RainierRidgeRanch

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Posted - Jun 06 2016 :  5:57:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am getting a very slight trace of gel with my newly freshened cow. She is a week fresh today. It's not in all quarters, mainly front and back left side but it changes daily it seems. I have been giving her Vit. C and probiotic powder with her grain. Should I be worried or do anything else for her? I want to head off any potential problems if at all possible.

Raising kids, cows, pigs, goats and chickens in Rainier Wa.

Reverence

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Posted - Jun 06 2016 :  6:11:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IMO, a slight gel one week fresh is not something to worry about at all unless you see other symptoms. After two weeks, you'll get a more accurate CMT result. If you are concerned, I would just keep making sure those quarters are milked out entirely daily (or more often, if need be). Is the calf on full time, or do you separate?
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RainierRidgeRanch

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Posted - Jun 06 2016 :  8:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
She doesn't have any other symptoms. We are bottle feeding the calf mama's milk and I am milking twice a day right now but plan to shift to once a day by the end of the month. She was really engorged and lots of edema at first so twice a day seemed like the best choice.
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maryjane

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Posted - Jun 06 2016 :  9:21:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Reverence about the gelling at this point, especially given the edema. And it seems like you're doing right by her udder by milking 2x/day and bottle feeding the calf. Lucky cow to have you in charge of her udder health.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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