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maryjane

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Posted - Jun 11 2017 :  7:37:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I snapped some selfie photos of me catching Anna mid-stream (after rubbing her about six strokes beneath her vulva to get her to arch her back and pee) to give me a urine sample so I could check her ketones.









Negative reading this afternoon. Yay.




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

CloversMum

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Posted - Jun 12 2017 :  08:27:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for this ... always learn better with actual pictures! :) Visual learner right here, I guess.

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txbikergirl

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Posted - Jun 12 2017 :  3:27:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
me too, visual learner. but the photos are hilarious. very professional maryjane so no criticism meant, its just that we spend so much time around here discussing and looking at the hind ends that i always think its funny. but this is great instruction!

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CloversMum

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Posted - Jun 12 2017 :  10:39:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there another end to a cow??? This was pretty much my view of Clover all last week as I tried to catch her signs of labor and delivery! Of course, we cow people stare quite a bit at this particular end of a cow ... and don't get me started on dinner conversations around here! I think we completely embarrassed my father at one meal just this past weekend! lol

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maryjane

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Posted - Jun 13 2017 :  05:47:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the deal with the back end of a cow. It does grow good gardens (plus it seems to entertain my chickens). We've started taking our mucky bedding straw directly to plants without composting it first, just wheelbarrows of the stuff placed everywhere as fertile mulch. I not only love the way it does my weeding for me but I think it's downright pretty--little yellow borders everywhere. I'll snap some photos. It's a new landscaping idea for me and I love it.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Jun 13 2017 :  12:27:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just out of curiosity with Darla I purchased the Ketostix and went out and following your example of rubbing below the vulva, I was able to secure samples of urine from each Darla and Nellie. Both were negative.

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CloversMum

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Posted - Jun 13 2017 :  7:02:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A new skill, Janet!

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Jun 14 2017 :  07:56:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well the rubbing below the vulva to get the cows to urinate is a new skill. Otherwise the testing isn't that different from people. And of course the cow patient is much larger. ;)

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maryjane

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Posted - Jun 15 2017 :  06:12:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It works every time for me. Pretty cool trick, right? Anna and I know the routine well. Just have to remember to return the favor upfront with some head rubbing as well.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Jun 15 2017 :  11:20:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, cool trick/skill for sure. Saves having to wait. It worked like a charm on both the gals I tested. Thanks again MaryJane!

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CloversMum

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Posted - Sep 22 2017 :  2:37:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where did you order the strips? I want to test Clover.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Sep 22 2017 :  2:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Charlene I bought my Ketostix test strips through Leedstone.

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CloversMum

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Posted - Sep 22 2017 :  3:10:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you!

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maryjane

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Posted - Sep 22 2017 :  3:21:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can get them at Walgreens here locally, Charlene.

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CloversMum

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Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  06:16:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, MaryJane! Headed there today!!

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CloversMum

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Posted - Sep 24 2017 :  6:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Clover was negative which made me pleased but now to try to figure out the next step. We dewormed her yesterday. Plus we have been upping her alfalfa intake plus grain. She also had some pumpkin purée to help too.

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