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Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by kucala5 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:34 pm

Heifer has pneumonia for about 3 weeks now, she's got a 4 month old calf on her, body condition is pretty poor. She got 3 shots of Nuflor as directed by the vet I'd say 2 weeks ago. She was on the mend after the shots, no discharge, breathing much better. We just checked the cows and she is bleeding from her nose with labored breathing again. Not a bloody discharge, bleeding. Suggestions?
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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by M-5 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:36 pm

Not what you want to hear but you have more in her that what she is worth. She sounds chronic and most likely won't make it on her own. I would put her out of her misery.
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Post by Bright Raven » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:39 pm

Just a reminder: Nuflor is an antibiotic. There are bacterial organisms that cause BRD (Bovine Respiratory disease). An antibiotic might work for them but it will not be effective for viral respiratory diseases. If the pneumonia is viral, the antibiotic will not be the cure.
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Post by kucala5 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:43 pm

That's what I was afraid of. Where did we go wrong? We really strive to be good stewards so losing one due to our actions or lack there of is difficult.
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Post by M-5 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:50 pm

I reread your post and my comprehending was it was the calf. With heifer I might try another round. Pull the calf and take some pressure off of her. Sorry , it's been a long day.
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Post by Bright Raven » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:52 pm

Be sure you are vaccinating for viral pneumonia. BECAUSE ANTIBIOTICS DON'T WORK ON VIRUSES. The main viral causes of pneumonia in cattle include Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Parainfluenza 3 (PI3), Bovine Respiratory Syncyntial Virus (BRSV) and Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVD). There are numerous vaccines that cover this combination. Personally, I use Bovi Shield Gold FP 5 VL5. That covers vibrio and lepto in addition to IBR, PI3, BRSV AND BVD.

Warning: that is a MLV - modified live virus preparation. Mind the instructions and don't administer to cows not previously exposed if that are with calf.
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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:14 pm

kucala5 wrote:Heifer has pneumonia for about 3 weeks now, she's got a 4 month old calf on her, body condition is pretty poor. She got 3 shots of Nuflor as directed by the vet I'd say 2 weeks ago. She was on the mend after the shots, no discharge, breathing much better. We just checked the cows and she is bleeding from her nose with labored breathing again. Not a bloody discharge, bleeding. Suggestions?

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Post by Hook2.0 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:55 pm

Yep. I’ll attest to resflor gold also
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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by TCRanch » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 am

Hook2.0 wrote:Yep. I’ll attest to resflor gold also

Agree. Has Banamine in it. Only drawback IMO is the consistency - it's thick. I use a 16 x 3/4 needle and warm it up in the winter.

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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:39 am

Resflor Gold is florfenicol and flunixin meglumine (banamine). It is an antibacterial and the flunixin meglumine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. According to the Merch Vet Manual, it targets the bacteria Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni, and Mycoplasma bovis. Those are the primary bacteria that cause Bacterial Bovine Respiratory Pneumonia. The difference between Resflor Gold and Nuflor is that Resflor Gold contains the banamine. They both are florfenicol.

Just be aware, resflor gold will not treat viral pneumonia.
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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:55 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Hook2.0 wrote:Yep. I’ll attest to resflor gold also

Agree. Has Banamine in it. Only drawback IMO is the consistency - it's thick. I use a 16 x 3/4 needle and warm it up in the winter.
burns em too when injecting..gotta go slow..
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Re: Heifer With Pneumonia

Post by Hook2.0 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:34 pm

That’s why it’s thick
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