Johnes dieses in cattle

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  1. cedar creek

    cedar creek 10 pointer

    Sep 7, 2014
    Had to do something pretty tough tonight, bought a top of the line heifer at a fancy sale last February and she was bred and had calf shortly after we got her home, everything was going good with momma and her calf when about 2 weeks ago she started loosing weight, looking rough, had her tested and came back positive johnes disease, I loaded her and calf up and took to the back field and put them both out of there misery and to keep from spreading the diasese, I feel like a shit bag for doing it but had to be done, I said a prayer and asked god for forgiveness, roughest thing I have ever had to do, I’m pretty tore up over the deal and made this grown man cry, I hope Mother Nature forgives me for the actions I took but was for the well-being of the rest of the cattle, U.K. supposed to come out and test the rest, I don’t know if I can go through this again, she was a pet and calf was sweet heart followed me around like a puppy, I have always been around cattle my whole life and have seen some bad situations but this toppled them all, my dad wasn’t here to help me or give advice on the situation so I had to man up and do what he would do, I just hope he was looking down on me and helped me make the right decision, it came a small sprinkle of rain right before I said a prayer for forgiveness before I took the pistol from the holster, fiqured it was the angels shedding a tear along with mine, RIp daisy and faith, it will be hard to get attached to an animal again but time heals all wounds and hope god forgive me for what I had to do...
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    That sucks mister. That’s hard to do, but it is the right thing to do.
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  3. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    Also your dad is likely very proud to have raised a son who has a good heart
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  4. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    Know the feeling, I've been in a similar situation..
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  5. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    If it was easy you wouldn't be the man your father raised!
  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Bad situation, hurts like hell. Hopefully the rest are fine.
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  7. timer

    timer 10 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    Take comfort in knowing that you simply did what had to be done.

    It's part of runnin' cattle but it's never easy to do. I hate doing it - even for an anonymous cow.
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  8. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    Id consider liming the field and or stall they were in
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  9. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

    Jun 27, 2019
    Lewis county, KY
  10. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Ive had to do that a time or two myself.
    Does your cattle drink out of a pond? That could be a source of spreading the disease
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  11. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

    Sep 23, 2016
    Not sure I could do it. We cry when a chicken get sick and put down!!! Hope the rest of the herd is ok.
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  12. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

    May 20, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    Doing the right thing is often times never easy. Good on ya for doing it.
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  13. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Sorry for the loss and deed u had to do. I know that feeling but u don’t need forgiveness of what had to be done. Look at it this way, they won’t be suffering any longer so that should be a relief.
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  14. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    That sucks. I had an old cow we raised for 14 years. She was a good mother to a lot of calf’s. Got down in the holler and could not get up. Had to put her down. I swear I think she knew. When I pulled the .45 out she just laid back and kinda saw her whole body relax. It was like she knew the pain was over. It was tough. I kept her skull for a long time on my hunting cabin porch. When you raise cattle or any animal you learn their personalities and get attached it hurts when you have to put them down. It just shows your a good man. I’m sure your father. Both of them, Heavenly and Earthly are proud of ya.
  15. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

    Apr 7, 2015
    Sorry to hear, it sucks. Had to do that several times and it's never easy!

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