Thin cow with very loose dung

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Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by Zigatan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:52 am

I have an 8 year old cow and ever since calving 2 months ago she has started to loose weigh. The weight has drastically dropped over the last two weeks.

Apart from Johnes what else am i looking at?

If it turns out to be Johnes how serious is it?

How contagious is it?



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Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:19 am

If you were in my neck of the woods sounds like acorns.
I run sale-barn cattle.

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Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by TCRanch » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:23 am

Take a fecal to your vet. And below is a fairly recent thread on Johne's.

cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=120058

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Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by darcelina4 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:35 am

Birth can trigger a worsening of Johnes symptoms. That would be what I would be testing for. Second thing could be worms. When did you last deworm her and with what product? Fecal sample taken to vet could help find that out. Next I'd consider ketosis. Is she eating grain? You can test her pee using ketone strips from the pharmacy. There can be so many things

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Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:46 am

TCRanch wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:23 am
Take a fecal to your vet. And below is a fairly recent thread on Johne's.

cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=120058
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Re: Thin cow with very loose dung

Post by Silver » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:05 am

Visible bottle jaw?

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