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Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 pm
by rollinhills
We have lose two very healthy looking cows in the last 3 days, they both had 550# calves on them, no signs of anything just up and died. I'm wondering if it is anaplaz. called the vet haven't heard back from him yet.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:34 pm
by Bright Raven
rollinhills wrote:We have lose two very healthy looking cows in the last 3 days, they both had 550# calves on them, no signs of anything just up and died. I'm wondering if it is anaplaz. called the vet haven't heard back from him yet.


Anaplasmosis causes them to be anemic because the Anaplasma bacterium destroys the Red Blood cells. Were they lethargic? Maybe behaving differently than normal such as remaining behind or laying down?

Do you vaccinate for the Clostridial group of bacteria such as using a blackleg 7 or 8 way like Covexin 8?

What about all this green grass we have. Have you had mineral out?

Just some thoughts.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:52 pm
by rollinhills
yes I have vitaferm mineral out, didn't notice them being slugish or anything, seemed fine monday couldn't get there to check them last night, they had their shots, but due the fall work up.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:54 pm
by Coosh71
Like raven, I'd look at mineral and grass.your area they are prolly in belly high green grass. We lost one 2017 to grass tetny. We keep mineral/salt out year round, But our grass goes from brown to GREEN overnight. Did you have vet check either of them?

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:05 pm
by Bright Raven
rollinhills wrote:yes I have vitaferm mineral out, didn't notice them being slugish or anything, seemed fine monday couldn't get there to check them last night, they had their shots, but due the fall work up.


Vitaferm is A number 1. I use it too. I sure hate to hear this. Get the vet out ASAP.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:21 pm
by rollinhills
I've got a call to him, I'll pester him some more tomorrow morning. Can't stand much of this.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:38 pm
by Coosh71
Sorry to hear about this. Please keep us posted on what you find out.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:56 pm
by kenny thomas
Our cattle association has a speaker coming to talk to the group about cows dying from something carried by a Lone Star tick.
But I can't find anything that says a Lone Star tick will kill a cow so I don't know what this speaker will have to say.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:56 pm
by greybeard
kenny thomas wrote:Our cattle association has a speaker coming to talk to the group about cows dying from something carried by a Lone Star tick.
But I can't find anything that says a Lone Star tick will kill a cow so I don't know what this speaker will have to say.

Maybe he wants to talk about the red meat allergy disease that tick is reportedly causing.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carmendrah ... allergies/
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/06/2 ... -says.html

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm
by greybeard
rollinhills wrote:We have lose two very healthy looking cows in the last 3 days, they both had 550# calves on them, no signs of anything just up and died. I'm wondering if it is anaplaz. called the vet haven't heard back from him yet.

Coincidence?
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=116817

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:41 am
by Lucky_P
That scenario at this time of year...anaplasmosis is at the top of my list of possibilities.
Stay on your veterinarian and get a examination done, especially if he/she is seeing anaplaz in other local herds. If it is anaplaz, you're likely to have other infected animals in the herd and potentially more deaths in the offing

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:43 am
by rollinhills
I talked to my vet this morning he suspects anaplasmosis, he’s coming to check things out. He told me he diagnosed a herd the other day with it, guess we will see after while. I just hope I can get it stopped.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:24 pm
by Workinonit Farm
rollinhills wrote:I talked to my vet this morning he suspects anaplasmosis, he’s coming to check things out. He told me he diagnosed a herd the other day with it, guess we will see after while. I just hope I can get it stopped.


Ugghhh, sorry to hear. I hope that you & your vet can get a handle on things and that you don't lose any more.


Good luck to you, let us know.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:57 pm
by Bright Raven
I hope not anaplasmosis. I look forward to hearing. You are only a few counties over. And also close to Tennessee Tuxedo.

Re: Losing Cows

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:05 pm
by BRYANT
If your vet wants to give them all a shot of LA200, MAKE SURE HE CHANGES NEEDLE BETWEEN EACH COW !!!!! I ran to that a few years ago and vet DID NOT change needle and it seemed to make it worse.
JUST MY 2 CENTS, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT .