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Cow had a calf 2 days ago. cows udder looks like it hasn't

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cow had a calf 2 days ago. cows udder looks like it hasn't been nursed, calf wants to nurse, any answers?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

When you try to get the calf to suckle, what are you seeing?

Does mum pull away or push the calf away? Can milk be manually expressed? Any discomfort from mum or abnormalities in the milk?

Does the calf not latch on? Does the calf appear mentally normal and healthy? Any issues with the tongue or mouth?