down cow..for how long is still healthy

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down cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby dieselbeef » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:07 am

seen anywhere from 12 hrs to..til she gets up..have a real weak one..improving. vet said some kind of infection...parasitic....gave her some iron and some b12..wormer...10 way... vet hasn't told me yet what it is...im gonna give her a dbl n the iron and b12 again today..shes def inprovong..eating drinkin and in a different spot altho maybe only 10 ft away....

so how long til she just cant get up. she has switched sides but I know..too long and her legs will basically die...

im not gonna tell ya how long its been...just need to know what yalls ipinion is..really don't wanna shoot her but I do need some meat
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby ddd75 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:20 am

seems like after a few days they are dead if they are down.


I'll pick them up with the forks so they can get the legs down and some blood rushin around
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby dieselbeef » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 am

i tried a strap but idk..didn't look too good so I stopped...don't have a sling...
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby callmefence » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:06 am

a down cow is not healthy 'right now'..
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby bbirder » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:16 am

Give her a tube of C.M.P.K.
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby Ebenezer » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:23 am

Couple of times a day put a strap on a leg or two and flip her over by rolling her on her back. Easy to do by hand. Put straw or hay on the new laying side each time to cushion her or you will see pressure points. She can be down for weeks and still get up but watch out for extreme heat, direct sun on hot days, buzzards, dogs, ...

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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:39 am

Reminder:
Check the withdrawal times on the dewormer and 10 way used before butchering as they do vary.
She'll have at least that amount of time to keep trying before you give up on her progress.
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Re: down cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby MtnCows93 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 pm

dad had a cow once that calved and got paralized in the back legs couldnt get up but would crawl around, he watered and hayed her for 30 days had to put tree branches over her to keep the sun off and sure enough she got better and got up
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Re: don cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby ez14. » Wed May 16, 2018 9:19 pm

callmefence wrote:a down cow is not healthy 'right now'..

:nod: :nod: my thoughts exactly!
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Re: down cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed May 16, 2018 9:25 pm

I have had them down a week to ten days, as long as they were fighting so was I.
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Re: down cow..for how long is still healthy

Postby Supa Dexta » Thu May 17, 2018 8:41 am

MtnCows93 wrote:dad had a cow once that calved and got paralized in the back legs couldnt get up but would crawl around, he watered and hayed her for 30 days had to put tree branches over her to keep the sun off and sure enough she got better and got up


Had one similar, only I'd park a grain cart beside her for shade. She'd stand a bit if I lifted her, otherwise she crawled. Took a month but she did get up. She didnt stick around long once she did get up.
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