Today's earthshattering story..... Millie's trip to the vet. :D Ok, so this was like 4 weeks ago.....but when I went out to the barn on a beautiful, crisp, sunny, Sunday morning I found poor little Millie in pitiful shape. She was very hypothermic (like 97* and they should be at least 102*) so you know what we do....load 'em up and stick them in the bathtub. Thankfully she was just a little one and nice and clean. :D We got her temp up a some (to around 99*), called the vet, and thankfully he was in so we were able to take her right to the vet office. We wrapped her up in towels and stuck her in a garbage bag to keep all the heat in.
Abigail held her on the way to the vet. Thank goodness it was just a little Jersey heifer calf!
I don't remember exactly what he said he put in there, but it was probably sugars and a little medicine. They gave her 3 in one morning.
She stayed at the vet office for 3 days/2 nights. When we left her, she was in this condition.
Since we're on the topic of cattle here...I'm going to give you an update on all of our cows for those that are interested.
We have Vi who's bred plus 2 bred heifers all due right around late April/ early May. There are 5 heifers that were born between early March and now all not bred. We'll start breeding them around May. Dad bought a beef heifer to raise for beef and Abigail got her fair steer. Charlie is pretty wild yet. :D Oh, and can't forget Blink. He's the only living steer from those 3 we bought this spring and he's getting huge. Both him and Ellie (both born in March) are just as big as our bred heifers. Sure they are bigger breeds, but they are still huge. Ellie is such a sweetheart. I just had to go say hi to her yesterday since we had moved her to a pasture at our place. I called her and she came running and just wanted a whole bunch of lovin', which I gladly gave her. She's more like a dog. The thing was so spoiled rotten this spring. :P And last but not least, my fair steer Aiden is coming along beautifully. He wasn't feeling so good the other day, but seems to getting better now.
Well, I think that wraps it up. Have a wonderful day my friends!