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"Keeper Tested, April Approved"
April has continued to keep us all on edge today after the start of thick discharge, lots of tail raising, & obvious calf re-positioning. With all that excitement and anticipation, comes the need to also get goofy!
Animal Care Team members had the evening off for AAP sponsored staff bonding, so Jordan (and family) took control of the barn! Extra carrots, extra help, and an extra fluffy hay bed!
Udders are comparable in size to what they were days prior Taj's birth in 2017.
Discharge continues a slow, thick drip.
April's appetite was strong this evening – grain, carrots, and hay! Couldn't get enough!
She did not mind her visitors, and was agreeable to hands-on checks. Dr. Tim also noted in his check, she was a bit more "needy" and less "standoffish".
25 days till egg on the face! I think I will be ok!
Calf tonight? I don't think so – but hey – I've been wrong before!