josh90":m2xxv2t9 said:I recently bought a 1 month old holstein heifer, and today while leading her she ran around some as always, then fell over flat on her side breathing hard, coughing, and wheezing a little, with some foam at her mouth. After I first got her she was coughing a little but I thought it was just the dust in some hay. Then after she rested, she got back up and started picking grass, and was wanting to run again. Could this be shipping fever, or what?
hillsdown":14gx7ep2 said:FWIW if you would have brought the calf in with you ,you would have gotten the proper meds..
This has been said so many times before and maybe people will get it now..You need to develop a working relationship with your vet before you even buy a cow..The main reason people do not get the good stuff is because the vet does not know you and does not trust you,,and they sure as be nice are not going to give an 18 year old boy any anti inflammatories especially steroidal..
I hope the OTC meds work for you and your calves feel better..
Btw b12 is only sold at the vets here.
josh90":20j4cuch said:Went to the vet this morning, and he gave me Agrimycin(Oxytetracycline), and FluMeglumine for fever, $80 for both. But I was the shot giver and the two shots I gave the heifer I think went SC, and the vet said IM, but with the jersey bull calf his went in fine.(I learnt you have to do a quick jab all the way in, instead of trying to stick it in, like I did on the heifer) Will it hurt her if it went in SC? The vet said just to stick it straight in the muscle on the neck, and inject. I'm kinda worried about me giving shots after that, but I guess we'll see how things turn out. It was like her FluMeglumine didn't want to inject, and took several sticks for the Agrimycin... But so far(30 min. later) she was doing fine. What does everyone think?
SirLoin2":15dhysfe said:Cowman 30,
Easy big boy, josh is only 18 yo and just starting out.
But you are absolutely correct. And dollars to donuts he only got 1 needle full, instead of 3 to comply with this:
Source: AGRIMYCIN® 200Treatment should be continued for 24-48 hours following remission of disease signs; however not to exceed a total of 4 consecutive days.
Oxytetracycline Injection (200 mg/mL)
ANADA 200-306 approved by FDA
http://www.lambertvetsupply.com/Agrimyc ... 0AGL200250
There’s a lesson here for all you VET WORSHIPERS!!
Josh would have been much better off if he gave aspirins for fever and went to Tractor supply and bought his own AGRIMYCIN® 200 or LA-200.
It would have been a hellava lot cheeper and he could have giver it 24 hrs earlier then he did and HE would have read the proper dosage instructions, which the VET apparently did not.
And some of you people wonder why I use some of the old tried and proven methods instead of calling a VET!
Josh, this is no reflection on you. You did all you could and did it just fine.
Now when you go for the B vitamin complex get yourself a vile of AGRIMYCIN® 200 or LA-200, read the instructions and do the necessary follow up shots.
kenny thomas":33n8wyal said:I agree the knot is nothing to worry about.
Use the other side for the enxt shot, then as far from the first one for the shot after that, etc.............josh90":1nwhjkhx said: