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Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:39 am
by holm25
Yesterday after work I went to feed hay and found nurse cow down. She was fine the day before. Called the vet out and he gave her a bottle of calcium, Dextrose and penicillin. She worked up a little and then went right back down hill from there. No clue what is going on. Doc couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. We put a heavy blanket on her as it was quite cold. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like anything has helped. Will keep an eye on her.. Always has to be the favorite.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 am
by alisonb
When did she calve? How many calves have you got nursing on her...for how long now? What breed is she?

It's a lousy situation to be in :(

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:08 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Sometimes they just give out and die on us.

Sorry for your loss but it's part of the biz. The worst part but part nonetheless.

On a side note, "QUITE COLD", I'm jealous.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 am
by alisonb
Reading comprehension TT :P

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:44 am
by holm25
alisonb wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 am
When did she calve? How many calves have you got nursing on her...for how long now? What breed is she?

It's a lousy situation to be in :(
She calved May 1st. She got milk fever after calving. She was having the same symptoms but it doesn’t make much sense that she’d get that now. But we didn’t have much to lose. She was only nursing one calf now and that’s the calf she had. She is a 6-7yo Jersey.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:45 am
by holm25
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:08 am
Sometimes they just give out and die on us.

Sorry for your loss but it's part of the biz. The worst part but part nonetheless.

On a side note, "QUITE COLD", I'm jealous.
We have lost our fair share of cattle. Never fun.. Hate losing them but like you said. Can’t have livestock without deadstock.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:48 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
holm25 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:45 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:08 am
Sometimes they just give out and die on us.

Sorry for your loss but it's part of the biz. The worst part but part nonetheless.

On a side note, "QUITE COLD", I'm jealous.
We have lost our fair share of cattle. Never fun.. Hate losing them but like you said. Can’t have livestock without deadstock.
We have too. Hurts every time.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:52 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
holm25 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:45 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:08 am
Sometimes they just give out and die on us.

Sorry for your loss but it's part of the biz. The worst part but part nonetheless.

On a side note, "QUITE COLD", I'm jealous.
We have lost our fair share of cattle. Never fun.. Hate losing them but like you said. Can’t have livestock without deadstock.
We have too. Hurts every time.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:28 pm
by Buck Randall
Toxic mastitis will look like milk fever, and wouldn't be uncommon in a cow at that stage of lactation.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:25 pm
by holm25
Buck Randall wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Toxic mastitis will look like milk fever, and wouldn't be uncommon in a cow at that stage of lactation.
Bet checked her for mastitis and everything was flowing good.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:37 pm
by hurleyjd
She might be full of plastic net, twine or shopping bags that blew into your field.I have had it happen.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm
by bird dog
Probably won't help since the vet gave her calcium, but I would give her another tube or two of CMPK.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:39 pm
by ccr
we had a simmental cow go down for the second time and after 2 tubes of cmpk gel she was up in the morning. about a year later same thing happened and we gave her 2 tubes of cmpk - she did not get up. called the vet and she was given iv two bottles of magnesium and other stuff and banamine. then after about 45 minutes we got her up and to the barn. then after banamine withdrawal period took her to slaughter. she was down in trailer when i got to the unloading area, but got her up and out. that was the most expensive cow we had. that was not good, but not as bad as being dead. good luck with her.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:44 pm
by holm25
Cow is still alive. She will be going to NDSU Diagnostic lab tomorrow if no improvement which I doubt there will be.

Re: Down cow..

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm
by bird dog
Just for curiosity''s sake, how do you plan to get her in a trailer?