A cow has a swollen udder when a cow is 6 months pregnant. Already not milked, and udder swollen. There was a cow in the herd. What to do?
Good day. So, your problem is not very good, so do not hesitate. I will say right away that there may be several reasons. Let's take a look at each one in order to understand how an animal can be helped.
Bruise or blow
The first and, perhaps, the most innocuous is the usual bruise or blow. Since the Burenka walked in the herd, she could hit a share of the udder, something to hook, etc. Of course, it’s difficult to say something for certain about the symptoms you described. But in this case, you can and should feel the udder.
Gently take the share in your hand and try to feel as far as possible. The cow may not be given, as it will feel pain or discomfort, but it must be done. Slowly, with light stroking movements, try to understand the quality of the tumor: is there any one place most swollen or some kind of induration, cyanosis or hemorrhage under the skin? If there is something non-uniform, that is, not all of the udder is of the same density, it can actually be a blow, but not for sure. If the udder is hot, dense throughout the area, that is, inflammation, then the reason is to look for another.
So, inflammation can also be caused by several reasons. First, it is all mastitis unloved by us. In pregnant cows, it is also common. To identify it for sure, you need to make a couple of streams of milk and make an analysis. Of course, a more accurate diagnosis will put a veterinarian or laboratory analysis. But you can also understand by the state of milk about this problem.
But most of all, I am inclined to what it is - it is the swelling of the udder during pregnancy. Unfortunately, this is very common among cow owners. Most often the reason lies in the wrong care, but rather feeding the cows.
Such edema arises due to a strong blood flow to the lobes and you can help to remove it with a special diet.
How to help a cow?
First, you need to completely eliminate the concentrates from the diet until the swelling is gone. About three weeks before calving, either reduce or completely remove the succulent feed from the diet. You can also reduce the amount of water and salt. I think this is the problem with you. For more information about udder ailments, including during pregnancy, you can read on our website in the article - //zoohoz.ru/korovi-i-biki/bolezni/vymeni-3884/. I hope your burenka will recover and my answer will help you.