As the title says I have a newborn calf with a twisted tail. Cow calves unassisted last night ( Head first) . It is kinked sideways and up.over his back. Any one see anything like this .Will post a pic soon
Had one with just the tail twisted, but not in that position. A Vet may be able to splint it, sooner rather than later.
Does it feel like the tail has fused in that position or is it moveable? Is it passing dung? I presume as it calved unassisted you do not know if it cam out like that or was damaged after birth?
I'd get the vet out for a look to see if it can be splinted back into shape or if there is any genetic abnormality which might have a deeper impact.
Picture of calfs tail
Was on to vets. Sent pictures on to them. Tail Not fixable but as long as he's passing manure ( which he is ,) and sucking he should be fine. Vets fear was that it might be a gut issue but with him passing manure there doesn't seem to be any issue there.
Yea have seen it, can’t remember any having issues because of it
Picture of calf now. A week old
A few years ago I bought a group of FR bull calves from a farmer and he threw in (foc) a calf with a twisted tail similar to yours. The calf thrived as well as the others although when our Vet came to do the annual herd test a few months later she said to keep an eye for sunburn and fly strike around it's anus area. It never became a problem.