Calf with fluid on his lungs fluid trapped in ear

Guess I hit the loaded barrel with this, but never once did I say the calf was in a near death situation or in any form of serious danger. Its a vary faint rasp in his breathing, once maybe every 4-5 breath,. If I though the calf was risking permanent damage or going to kick the bucket I myself would have called. The calf already was seen by a vet, they come out every other Friday to their farm, where all calves get the once over, including this one. If it was my calf, yes I would have the vet come back out, but, it is not. So guess the moral is, its better to just turn a blind eye, than see if there was an option that the vet might not have considered. I asked because now I can call said vet and say hey you where out at bla bla bla farm this calf that had fluid on its lungs would this be worth a try?


Funny thing about drugs they come in this little bottle that usually has writting on it saying oh, I don’t know…the holding period. technology’s amazing ain’t it. Ho. A vet is not always right, I don’t know about you guys but, I have seen vets be absolutely wrong on things. Last year I had two different vets come out and tell me no way would a little bent leg heifer survive, my only option was put her down, or I could risk a $5,000 surgery (one offered this) that may make her worse. I told them to give me a few days to decide, but that calf wanted to fight. I posted that heifer on here, and talked to a few old farmers. one old guy told me to let that calf be, so we did. last mouth that heifer walked out of a tough class with a 5yr old right smack in the middle of the pack under bob may, so much for something the vets told me to kill that did not have a prayer. I have also seen vets use farmers ideas, ever seen a cow eat its own teats? vet was talking to me about a cow like that when he was doing a health chart for me, I suggested a grazing muzzle. Come to find out, they ended up using it on that cow, till it worked out its mental issues about having an udder (was told this by my AI tech.) Long story short IDK maybe I hold on to the belief that you can always learn something by ASKING questions… If you hate people asking this on here why go on an obvious thread about it? if your tired of threads popping up, why Be on SP? FYI I will keep asking when I want second opinions because it never hurts to find other opinions or experiences

Quote from: Diamond on June 05, 2012, 10:00:14 PM Guess I hit the loaded barrel with this, but never once did I say the calf was in a near death situation or in any form of serious danger. Its a vary faint rasp in his breathing, once maybe every 4-5 breath,. If I though the calf was risking permanent damage or going to kick the bucket I myself would have called. The calf already was seen by a vet, they come out every other Friday to their farm, where all calves get the once over, including this one. If it was my calf, yes I would have the vet come back out, but, it is not. So guess the moral is, its better to just turn a blind eye, than see if there was an option that the vet might not have considered. I asked because now I can call said vet and say hey you where out at bla bla bla farm this calf that had fluid on its lungs would this be worth a try? Funny thing about drugs they come in this little bottle that usually has writting on it saying oh, I don’t know…the holding period. technology’s amazing ain’t it. Ho. A vet is not always right, I don’t know about you guys but, I have seen vets be absolutely wrong on things. Last year I had two different vets come out and tell me no way would a little bent leg heifer survive, my only option was put her down, or I could risk a $5,000 surgery (one offered this) that may make her worse. I told them to give me a few days to decide, but that calf wanted to fight. I posted that heifer on here, and talked to a few old farmers. one old guy told me to let that calf be, so we did. last mouth that heifer walked out of a tough class with a 5yr old right smack in the middle of the pack under bob may, so much for something the vets told me to kill that did not have a prayer. I have also seen vets use farmers ideas, ever seen a cow eat its own teats? vet was talking to me about a cow like that when he was doing a health chart for me, I suggested a grazing muzzle. Come to find out, they ended up using it on that cow, till it worked out its mental issues about having an udder (was told this by my AI tech.) Long story short IDK maybe I hold on to the belief that you can always learn something by ASKING questions… If you hate people asking this on here why go on an obvious thread about it? if your tired of threads popping up, why Be on SP? FYI I will keep asking when I want second opinions because it never hurts to find other opinions or experiences