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Successful management of a crossbred downer cow after prolonged recumbency


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Abstract

A six year old crossbred Holstein Friesian cow was found recumbent in the bay during late gestation at Hi-tech bull mother farm, Kolahalamedu. The downer cow was treated with infusion fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and other supportive therapy along with physiotherapy. The animal had an uneventful recovery after 41 days of recumbency.

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downer cow, infusion fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy

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