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Steer with Bleeding Nose

When feeding cubes this afternoon one of our steers walked up to the feed bunks with a bleeding nose.  Both nostrils were bloody, with one having a little bleeding and the other bleeding quite a bit.  

 

The steer is in the 700-800# range, in good condition, with a healthy appetite.  His breathing looked slightly heavier than normal to me.

 

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

If its just 1, he likely ran into something,

 

If its 2....there might be something biting em...like a skunk...dog whatever.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

Thanks for the reply.

 

Just the one steer has a bloody nose, but I will be watching for others.

 

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

Problem if its say a skunk for example is the rabies risk.

 

Rabies acts like thermopneumonia BTW.

Just sucks to get it in cattle especially cows and calves.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

When I checked the cattle today this steer's nose had stopped bleeding and he seemed fine.  I am currently thinking that he ran into something and hurt himself, but I will continue to watch him.

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

He's a pretty good calf BTW.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Steer with Bleeding Nose

Thanks.  

 

Perhaps it is ironic, but it seems like the calves that appear to be the best end up having the most issues.

 

 

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