Muscle stiffness

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lithuanian farmer

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Nov 16, 2012
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Europe, Lithuania
One heifer calf was born yesterday in the morning. Very easy calving, small, slim heifer. Saw cow calmly laying down and after ~30min she already was licking a calf. It'd be perfect, but once brought both into the shed and closed in the pen saw that heifer was all stiff and straight: legs, body, neck. Could move only head. Couldn't stand up, and even when lifted her up she couldn't stand. Gave her shots of vitamins and gave her a massage. In the evening all muscles have relaxed. Today she even stood up. Eating well.
What would be your thoughts what was for this heifer? We've some ideas, but it's the first time happening for us, so first would like to hear your thoughts or experiences.

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