Dempsy's Mom Posted October 7, 2016 Share Posted October 7, 2016 (edited) Some of you may remember that little calf that this man tried to abort so he could breed the heifers that we sold him to his bull. The calf was tiny but was born with great spirit. She is about 5 months now - and a couple of weeks ago Demps, Els and I went to check on the cows in the pasture. We were driving through the pasture in the gator when I saw this new born calf (or so my first impression was). It was tiny - thin. We drove towards it and I noticed her tail missing. It wasn't until I loaded her up in the gator that we saw the big hole that was gnawed in her behind and it wasn't till we got her to the shop when we saw the horrible maggots. Hundreds of them. Sorry for being so graphic, but it about made you throw up. We rinsed and rinsed. Went to the vets and got a bunch of stuff to help heal it. The vets would not sew it shut. It was such a big hole - I thought how could this ever heal. But it did. It is amazing how it has scabbed over. Yes, I couldn't help but name her Maggie. Dempsy and Elsie go out every morning with me and we give her a bottle. She gets 3 a day. Yesterday we brought mom home and put her in the barn with Maggie. It is a slow process to get mom to take Maggie, but I think it will work. We still feed Maggie a bottle a day and work with mom in the stanchions to get her to let Maggie suck. We have 5 more moms to calve out this fall. https://youtu.be/clPoTxPwOxA Edited October 7, 2016 by bradl embed video 2 Quote Elsie, Max, Meeko & Lori Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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