Heffer walking in circles

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I have this 3/4yr old heffer, thats been acting strange & has lost weight. This started in the spring of 2003, she lost weight wasnt giving a lot of milk to her calf. So i wormed her, gave lepto & colostrium, plus pinicillin. She responded picked up weight did fine for the rest of the yr. This january she lost her calf, started loosing weight again & walking in circles.Then she wasnt eating like the rest of the cows ,so I vascinated again except give pinicillin. she still not gaining wht., walking in circles, & not eating like she should. I was reading and found this article on CIRCLING DISEASE/ LISTERIOSIS. and was wondering if this is what wrong with this cow.And if so what to do sell or keep.
 

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Or shoot her. Some sale barns won't take anything that even appears marginally not right.
Neighbor had a heifer with that problem. Huge doses of LA200 everyother day for 6 months finally got her over it. She's coming 2 and almost the size of a yearling.

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la4angus":3qv0uw8g said:
Sell her.
 

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I hope that if you do sell her that you respect the slaughter withdraw time for your vaccinations . I agree with dun about shooting her if you can afford it and wright her loss off on your taxes. I would hate to have the next case of bse show up at my place on a 10 cent per pound salvage heifer
 
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How is she holding her head? Sometimes an equilibrium(sp?) inbalance will cause that. I've also seen blind cows walk in circles. Just a thought.
 
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la4angus":3j9yuxr1 said:
Sell her.

Since the BSE case you can't just sell an animal like that. I had a cow with a broken leg and they wouldn't even butcher her, and this was for my own consumption.
 

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