Steer with phosphate def., help!

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Hi,

You guys remember my friends steer that was walking on his knees? Well the test results came back and it is a phosphate def.

He is not getting any better, any suggestions?

kat



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Sadly the steer died today..

I think it was a combination of poor vet care and he had been down a week, so the chances of him getting up were slim.

> Hi,

> You guys remember my friends steer
> that was walking on his knees?
> Well the test results came back
> and it is a phosphate def.

> He is not getting any better, any
> suggestions?

> kat



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I'm sorry you lost the steer. There is an injectable phosphorus called phosphonortonic, there are IV fluids containing it, and even grain is high phosphorus. I can get results on electrolytes (of which P is one) in less than an hour. This shouldn't have happened.
> Sadly the steer died today..

> I think it was a combination of
> poor vet care and he had been down
> a week, so the chances of him
> getting up were slim.
 
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Anonymous

Vicki,

he was given the injectable phosphorus and Dexamethazone, etc. Do you think his system went septic from being down all that time?

They said that was all his blood work showed was the phos. def., i wonder what else was wrong... Thanks for your response..

> I'm sorry you lost the steer.
> There is an injectable phosphorus
> called phosphonortonic, there are
> IV fluids containing it, and even
> grain is high phosphorus. I can
> get results on electrolytes (of
> which P is one) in less than an
> hour. This shouldn't have
> happened.



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There is muscle damage done as soon as they are down. Phosphorus takes longer to get into the cells than calcium does, so they can sometimes be down longer. Having said that, I have to say that you can't find something if you don't test for it... V

Vicki,

> he was given the injectable
> phosphorus and Dexamethazone, etc.
> Do you think his system went
> septic from being down all that
> time?

> They said that was all his blood
> work showed was the phos. def., i
> wonder what else was wrong...
> Thanks for your response..
 

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