downer cow syndrome

downer cow syndrome

a commonly fatal condition of dairy cows closely associated with the unsuccessful treatment of cases of hypocalcemic parturient paresis. At postmortem examination there is a variety of contributing lesions including especially ischemic necrosis of the muscles of the thigh, damage to major nerves to the hindlimb, traumatic separation of muscles and tendons, hip dislocation and hepatic and myocardial degeneration.
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Once the cow has been recumbent for some time, downer cow syndrome will occur due to pressure and limitation of circulation, primarily in the underside leg.
This helps reduce muscle and nerve damage which leads to downer cow syndrome.
MF occurred at an incidence of 14%,with an average cost per case of pounds 209 (pounds 40 - pounds 1655) with five animals culled due to downer cow syndrome each costing over pounds 1,655.
Anti-inflammatory and pain killing drugs reduce the effects of downer cow syndrome and make the patient feel better.