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Anyone ever heard of shipping fever???<br>What is it and how can you cure it?<br>Had a cow die today and worried about the rest of the herd. Thanks for any info.
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(User Above)":1xy5t4o0 said:
: Anyone ever heard of shipping fever???<br>: What is it and how can you cure it?<br>: Had a cow die today and worried about the rest of the herd. Thanks for any info.<p>Shipping fever is usually brought on by weaning, working, sorting and hauling cattle long distances. I believe it is like a cold or cough! Don't know how to treat, that's a vet's job.<p>Your post said cow! I didn't realize cows could get this, but you never know. If your death loss was a cow and you've just purchased one or more, it may be annaplasmois! If that's possible you best get a vet quick if you purchased more than that one animal. This is spread by horse flies and poor clealiness of needles when working infected cattle. It can lie dormant for years and you not have any problems until you work or haul some cattle and cause them to stress. Many cattle can carry this disease. There is a vaccine which is very expensive ( use that on your bull or bulls ) if your area has alot of annaplas or you can feed Aurominicin in your mineral mix.<p>This really is just the tip of the iceberg! If your not sure of why a death occured, you need to get a vet out to your place for his/her advice.
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Shipping Fever is a catchall term for any variety of respiratory infections that can surface when a cow is stressed by handling (ie, shipping).<p>The best prevention is a good preventive health care program. The illness can be caused by either a virus or a bacteria. If the cow has a viral infection, antibiotics won't kill the virus, but can help get rid of secondary bacterial infections the cow may have picked up due to her weakened condition. <p>Make sure your cows are vaccinated properly, completely (read the instructions) and carefully. Many respiratory vaccines cannot be stored after they are once mixed or opened. Protect all vaccines from sunlight, store in a refrigerator, and don't contaminate vaccines by sticking a used needle into the bottle.<br>
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If the death loss was a mature cow I would consider the death to be something other than shipping fever.<p>Shipping fever is a bacteria that is always present in the lungs of cattle. During certain situations (stress) an animal will sometimes show symptoms of "shipping fever". <p>A proper preventative vaccine program is the best defense. Consult your local vet. <p>Pasturella vaccine can be used to help hinder shipping fever.<p><br>
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(User Above)":3vtlh4m0 said:
: Anyone ever heard of shipping fever???<br>: What is it and how can you cure it?<br>: Had a cow die today and worried about the rest of the herd. Thanks for any info.<p>So far I see you've gotten some pretty intelligent<br>leads on how to prevent disease and calling your <br>local extension agent will help you determine what<br>to vaccinate for in your area. Unfortunately, it's <br>too late for this cow, but she could still serve an<br>important purpose (pending it's really cold outside).<br>It is correct that it is not likely that your mature<br>cow died of shipping fever, however, could have had<br>a dormant pathogen for some time until finally she<br>succumbed. My suggestion would be to take the <br>carcass to the state agricultural lab. and let them<br>do a necropsy for you. There is a nominal fee for <br>this and it is well worth the peace of mind as far<br>as the remainder of the herd is concerned. They <br>can identify the problem and make recommendations.<br>Your best friend, however, will be your vet. Good<br>luck.
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(User Above)":102j808x said:
: If the death loss was a mature cow I would consider the death to be something other than shipping fever.<p>: Shipping fever is a bacteria that is always present in the lungs of cattle. During certain situations (stress) an animal will sometimes show symptoms of "shipping fever". <p>: A proper preventative vaccine program is the best defense. Consult your local vet. <p>: Pasturella vaccine can be used to help hinder shipping fever.<p><br>
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