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cow went down friday week ago. had put her up to give her extra feed because she looked really thin. She could have fallen down and twisted something. calf was 3 weeks old. bloodtest showed Mg level fine Ca level low vet gave her hi cal, predef, and we gave her 20 cc dexometh. for 3 days. On sunday (2 ds later) i lifted her up and she supported her weight and walked at least 50 ft then she refused to go any further and lay down. since then i have lifted her but she doen'nt respond doesn't have good feeling in her back legs someone told me it might be like creepers. she acts just like a cow that just had a calf and now is paralyzed. i was told maybe give her some vit e or others. she eats so so but doesn't really drink that much water open to suggestions otherwise i know where she is headed
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: cow went down friday week ago. had put her up to give her extra feed because she looked really thin. She could have fallen down and twisted something. calf was 3 weeks old. bloodtest showed Mg level fine Ca level low vet gave her hi cal, predef, and we gave her 20 cc dexometh. for 3 days. On sunday (2 ds later) i lifted her up and she supported her weight and walked at least 50 ft then she refused to go any further and lay down. since then i have lifted her but she doen'nt respond doesn't have good feeling in her back legs someone told me it might be like creepers. she acts just like a cow that just had a calf and now is paralyzed. i was told maybe give her some vit e or others. she eats so so but doesn't really drink that much water open to suggestions otherwise i know where she is headed <p>Ok....I have a few thoughts....what was her Phosphorus level? This is the most common reason for a beef cow to go down, especially the way you've described. Also, is she emaciated? Starvation will cause weakness which will drop them--and can be due to poor teeth, parasitism, poor protein levels in feed.....Is she in pain? The downer's are often in pain and will refuse to try after a time because of it! Also being down will definitely predispose her to mastitis--I'd check that!! Muscle damage from being down will weaken her and her kidney function, a downward spiral...I have more ideas, but need further info. Good Luck<br>V<br>
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