What's on in Girralong

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  1. helenlee

    helenlee Junior Member

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    I forgot to say thanks for asking :)
    It feels very lonely sometimes when you're struggling with this stuff & everyone else thinks you're nuts for living like you do anyway. It's nice to know someone is thinking of you :) Thank you :)
     
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    So how much do you give & how do you give it?
     
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    Im feeling your pain sorry been flat out in the grain truck didn't switch on last night .

    Ok out of Pats Cow book Black Mastitis 20cc intramuscular (injectable vit c) 3 x a day as well as the usual tablespoon of dolomite and powdered vit c in the feed until improvement.

    Quick discussion with Mrs T from what we can remember with Gypsy (our cow) we used 2 x 50ml bottles over a couple of days

    Its not guaranteed of course but weve brought 5 animals back from the grave with vit c injections so worth a shot and helped a few less sick ones as well .

    Rob
     
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    Thanks for looking that up Rob :)
    My vet here doesn't "believe" in giving injectable vit c. roll eyes.
    I'll have to try & get it online, or get someone to post it to me.
    Lou is doing better :) The hardness has reduced in size to an area of about the size of a kids football (not a rugby ball - a kids size ball). I got oxytocin from the vet & I am finally able to get her to let down & I am now getting somewhere with it. Got about 1.4 litres from the bad quarter this morning & then smaller amounts at lunch time & tonight. Last teat infusion is in tonight so I am going to enjoy sleeping through for the last time. Tomorrow night I'll start the 2.00 am milkings again - groan.
    I'd like to have the vit c on hand - it's supposed to be good for snake bite too.
    All the cows get dolomite sulphur & copper in their feed every day ... I've stopped the seaweed meal lately.
     
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    i'm glad to hear things are improving, i may not say much, but i do read along and hope the best for you and Lou.
     
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    Sounds like shes improving , we get the vit c at animal feed stores / supply . Good to have on hand yes vets will say that and fair enough , it doesn't replace their treatments . We only have one vet that will handle big animals they are difficult and can be dangerous when in pain , so its not surprising that some avoid them , Have friends up the far west they are 5hrs from a vet and vit c is really their only option for saving critters with first aid .
     
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    Thanks for that Terra. I replied this morning ... the aether net must have swallowed it up :)
    I'll try Horseland - the rural feed stores here don't carry many drugs. They are almost exclusively a vet line over here.
    She's definitely out of the woods & is improving every day - which is a relief - because I'm pooped :)
     
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    I bet your pooped , big contract its not like injecting with antibiotics and waiting for them to get better we have to get the muck out , the cows don't understand , there is pain involved they don't understand why , this affects the relationship , and on and on it goes every day . So then we have to rebuild the whole process of having a calm happy milking cow .
    get well soon Lou.
    Rob
     
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    Glad to hear things are on the mend.
     
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    Thank you!!! Thank you for taking the time to write that. It is such a wonderful feeling when someone understands!
    Yes - it's been exhausting. And unfortunately the very much needed rain came just as this started so I'm sloshing around in mud & cow poop every time I have to go down there - which is adding to my woes.
    I didn't go down & milk during the night last night. I feel I should have, but I'm just whacked. My hands were completely numb when I woke up yesterday morning & again this morning. I have no idea how people used to milk a lot of cows by hand, every day back in the good old days!
    The oxytocin is saving the day here. Without it I would have been up the proverbial creek.
    I'm going in to town to the dentist again today so I'll see if I can get the vit c & some other alternative therapy thing that was recommended - oil of oregano I think it was ... I already have the organic coconut oil.
    Thanks again :)
    I hope everything in your world is sunny :)
     
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    Thanks eco :)
    She certainly is a whole lot better than she was. Temp is down to normal - it was alarmingly high when this started. And I am getting some milk out of that quarter - yesterday it was 1300 ml morning, 800 ml lunch time & 800 ml in the evening - which is a huge improvement on just a few globs of thick yellow crud. She seems well enough in herself - she's lost a bit of weight & looks a little depressed - but given how I thought this was going to turn out (that she would die - after a huge amount of effort & a huge vet bill!) that;s not so bad :)
    Thanks for the kind thoughts :)
    (((hugs)))
     
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    Hello????

    Did I miss something ?
    Has everyone stormed off to eat the 85 rich people & I wasn't invited ???
    Where IS everyone?
    Its hot as hell outside - you can't possibly all be out working can you???
    And who would go to town in this weather?
    Hm.
    No answer was the stern reply.
     
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    Noticed its warming up on the east side we had our share last week , not bad here today about 25celcius only had to work 5hrs and finished the job and got a cheque , so that will keep the wolf from the door for awhile.

    Whats your seasons like there we get usefull rain from mid May to mid October usually , lately its been cutting off 2 weeks early , so the summer mths require plenty of watering.

    After tomorrow I can catch up a bit on links and video ect our allowance disappeared into somewhere and pictures ect take forever to load , so ive been around just a bit quiet .

    Do rich people taste ok , this subject got me thinking I don't know any wealthy people that I actually like ive worked for a few and was glad to get finished and go .
     
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    It rains here Jan Feb March & then keeps falling steadily until September ... then picks up through Oct Nov Dec.
    Hottest day this month was 32 with an average of 29.2.
    Those temps are for Bowraville & I'm 30 kms west of Bowra - right at the top of the Nambucca Valley. Unfortunately I don't have a weather station here - I've asked Santa for one for about the last 20 years but he must be out of them - so I'm not sure if the temps are identical, but they're in the ball park.
    I have no idea how rich people taste :) But I'm never easy around them either. Not sure what that's about.
     
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    It's 8:30 pm and the thermometer next to me says it is still 32 degrees indoors. And sticky. It's too hot to do anything much even at this time of the day.
     
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    Oh good grief! That is too hot! Can you leave the doors & windows open or do you have mosses/midges?
     
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    i was waiting for an update on Lou and then it all fell off the radar. :)

    isn't it amazing that 85 people can control that much gunk? would you
    want it? i'd have no trouble with it myself. like Warren, i don't think it
    would change my life that much in how i felt about myself, what it
    would change is that i'd certainly be owning more land and doing
    permie stuff on it. i don't know if it would do much good, but to set
    up permie places for 1/85th of 3.5 billion people sounds like a fun
    goal for a person if they needed one.

    perhaps one will read this and do something? i can dream right?
     
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    Yes - how is your cow after all that worry?

    I had all the windows open and the fans on. A little storm came over and cooled everything down quickly. Looks like we may get another tonight.
     
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    Hang on - I just have to watch Kevin :)
    Then an update :)
     
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    Hang on ... now I just have to watch the other Kevin show ... & they're about to blow something (else!) up :) :) :)
     

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