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23-05-2012, 23:53   #1
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calf with pneumonia/panting

I lost a calf a week ago today and i bought in a suck calf...cow not taken to calf yet but am letting her out to suck am/pm, thursday there noticed nasal discharge from both nostrils so rang vet and he sent me out a shot of Nuflor and calf was much brighter after it, she is greedy to suck and is sucking all 4 tits, eating hay, drinking water also, chewing cud and her dung is perfect and looks fine in eyes/coat etc (no nasal discharge now) but she panting alot especially after suckling?

should i be worried or am i being over cautious?
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24-05-2012, 07:54   #2
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I wouldn't be familiar with that drug bit has she had a full course?
Could it just have suppressed the symptoms without clearing it?

But it may well be that she's just sucking hard and for a long time leaving her short of breath for a while.
It may improve as time goes bye as she gets stronger.

Had she a temperature when she was showing symptoms and has that gone completely?
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with that the best job for healing a calves lungs like that is to have them out in the fresh air!
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25-05-2012, 09:44   #4
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I wouldn't be familiar with that drug bit has she had a full course?
Could it just have suppressed the symptoms without clearing it?

But it may well be that she's just sucking hard and for a long time leaving her short of breath for a while.
It may improve as time goes bye as she gets stronger.

Had she a temperature when she was showing symptoms and has that gone completely?
Hi bbam, ddogsbolix

One thing I meant to get was a digital thermometer but I never got it! I'll pick it one up soon.

I let her suck lastnight after work and out the door, she much improved this morning the fresh air !! Cow in a paddock by herself but right next to other cows and calves and both seem much happier in the sunshine.

She doing less panting already
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