Just had a one year old heifer (long horn cross) diagnosed with, anaplasmosis sorry about spelling. I would like information and suggestions about keeping her alive. On Sunday the 8th our landlord called and advised that it looked like a cow was dead. I went out and found our heifer lying on her side not able to raise her head and letting out a poor sounding groan. I called a local foreman and he came out and gave her three shots and wormed her. We got her up and walked (carried) her to the pens and under a shed. placed hay and fresh water and sweet feed for her. Later that night she still had not eaten or drank so we forced her to. The next day our vet was called and diagnosed her with a blood sucking parasite and ran a blood count showing 16 out of about 40. She was diagnosed with being anemic. The stool sample he took back showed numerous parasites but looked like the wormer worked and she just needed some blood cells. We have been giving b-complex and penicillin daily and rolling her twice a day. she still doesnt want to eat and drink like I would like her to. I force her to eat and then she will start for a while. The vet advised that the blood cells will reproduce from marrow but is slow process, transfusion is not feasable because of cost. Is there anything else that I can do to keep her healthy? Does anyone recommend I try to get her up with straps and tractor or let nature take its course. Will she get up on her own if she has a waiter bringing her food, water, medications, and rolling her?