Sick holstein

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trin

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I have a 2 yr old Holstein I bought to use with my nurse cows and she seems to be loosing a lot of weight and not doing real well. Does not seem to eat as much as the other 5 nurse cows. I have a cider in her that I will pull out sun what kind of meds would you give her? I was going to give her a shot of multi min and b12 and some dracxell. Any advice to help get her back right?
 

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Assume you have considered Johnes? http://www.johnes.org/general/faqs.html#causes (I realize she's somewhat young and does not have an appetite; however, was focusing more on the rapid weight loss, malaise, dairy cow, purchased off farm).

Is dracxell an antibiotic (Draxxin?) Really shouldn't give antibiotics without a pretty good conviction that there's a bacterial infection X for which specific Antibiotic Y is an effective treatment.
Sounds to me like time for the vet.

My (fairly newbie) 2c. Good luck!
 

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