I need some advice. I don't know a whole lot about cows and their ailments so I'd appreciate any help provided. My problem: Tuesday night, I found one of our heifers (about 600 lbs. -10 mths. old) down and unable to get up. She has been latched up in a lot so as to keep her away from the bull until she gets older. She has been given cotten seeds, hay, and water. We tried to get her up but couldn't. The best we could do was to roll her to the other side. I then messaged her legs and belly thinking that her circulation may be gone. Finally, we got her to kind of rest upright with her legs folded under her instead of being on her side with her legs straight out. We called a vet. He told me to give her a shot of Baytril incase there was some bacterial problems that may get started because of her stressed condition. He also said to give her 100 cc. of milk of magnesia. In the morning, she still wasn't up. He then said to feed her some all-grain and give her fresh water from the hydrant - not the creek. We did. Thurs. morning, she still wasn't able to get up so we rigged up a sling. By the afternoon, she had wallered so, that she was almost standing on her head. We took her down from the sling. She still can't get up but continues to show interest in eating the all-grain and hay. She now has a knot in her stomach. A neighbor said we may as well shoot her, but my old father-in-law once told me, as long as an animal will eat, there's a chance. He's no longer living so I can't go to him for advice. Can anyone out there offer any? Thanks for your time. I'll be watching for a response.