Separating the Calves/Vaccinating against Tetanus

 

Cow on the loose!

Cow on the loose!

One Saturday morning I was cleaning out the cow pen when the black one escaped into the barn.  He jumped around the barn for five minutes before I was able to lure him back into his pen.  Trouble maker!  As I was luring him back in with a bottle, I noticed his ear looked bloody.  Oh gosh, the vet was just here for these cows!  Ugh!  I took a pic and showed it to hubby, who texted it to the vet.  How spoiled we are to be able to text our vet!  She responded quickly telling us it is from the other one sucking his ear.  Maybe we should invent cow lollipops?  She recommended we separate the boys for awhile until it heals.  We separated them for about a week.

See how the tip of his ear is raw?

See how the tip of his ear is raw?

Go to your own pen, boys!

Go to your own pen, boys!

Betcha never knew cows sucked on each other’s ears.  I sure didn’t.  They are back togther and the ear looks much better.
In other cow news, Uncle Lewis happened to have some tetanus vaccine on hand so one day he came over to help us vaccinate the calves. It was very easy with two of us.

Lewis drawing it up.

Lewis drawing it up.

We gave the vaccine in the neck.

We gave the vaccine in the neck.

Teamwork!

Teamwork!