Lithargic cow

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Lithargic cow

Post by Garyeasttexas » Sat May 18, 2019 10:24 am

Have a 2 year old momma cow. Calf is 3 months old. Momma has suddenly become drawn in hips, wont eat, runs into things, like she is blind, but eyelids respond to movement. When she is not standing in the corner of a fence, she wobbles along the fence line aimlessly. She salivates excessively with the tip of her tongue sticking out. Yesterday the veterinarian gave her an antibiotic and said to just wait and see if she lives. Couldn't give us any indication as to what it might be. Only that if she dies, that we contact him immediately in case she has rabies. Too hard to just sit and do nothing more. Plenty of google posts for undividual symptoms but nothing collectively. Any suggestions?



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Re: Lithargic cow

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat May 18, 2019 10:42 am

You need a better Vet.
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Re: Lithargic cow

Post by 76 Bar » Sat May 18, 2019 10:59 am

Your situation is understandably difficult and I appreciate your concern for her well being. I hope she recovers but based on your info it doesn't sound promising...I'd suspect rabies as well. Please keep us posted on the outcome.

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Re: Lithargic cow

Post by 76 Bar » Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 am

You need a better Vet.
Agreed. Exposure to a possible rabies infected animal should never be taken lightly.

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Re: Lithargic cow

Post by Garyeasttexas » Sat May 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Thsnk you! I was hoping for a vitamin deficiency, but felt that would show progressive signs. If rabies, than i guess i will be next for shots. Was told any saliva on me could be contagious. Will post final outcome for all. Thanks for your reply

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Re: Lithargic cow

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Interesting didn't realize cow could get rabies definitely makes sense. Learn something knew every day.

What happen with mama and how is baby doing?

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