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Down cow

obovis

Synonym(s): Downer cow, Recumbency


Down cow

A down cow is defined as a cow that is recumbent and unable to stand. A downer cow is a cow that has been recumbent for more than 24 hours, and is bright and alert. The best practice for managing down cows is to not have any!

Milk fever: affected cow ©Peter Jackson

What are the causes?

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What should I do if I have a down cow?

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When is euthanasia a consideration?

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What treatment is available?

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How should I move a down cow?

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Do they need nursing?

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What is the best way to lift a down cow?

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What is the daily cycle of nursing?

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