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Successful Management of Milk Fever in Dairy Cattle: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 954-956

Keywords : Dairy cattle; milk fever; clinical management;

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Milk fever or parturient paresis is a important metabolic disease of high producing dairy cattle usually occur within one or two days after calving cause huge reduction in milk production. For that reason the disease becomes economically important. The disease can also be a cause of acidosis, ketosis, mastitis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and metritis. In the present study we discuss about the clinical management of milk fever diseases. A six years old halstein-frisen cross cattle having approximately 350 kg b. wt was presented to animal health camp held in Burdhaman district (West Bengal) with a history of prolonged recumbent and reduced appetite. The cattle had calved 15 days ago. Deworming and vaccination status was irregular. On physical examination animal was revealed emaciated, depressed and lethargic. And on clinical examination there was mild hyperthermia (105?F), increased heart rate and respiratory rate. The cattle was on lateral recumbancy and complete inable to stand. The case was diagnosed as milk fever and the animal treated with 300 ml of injection mifex intravenously by slow infusion to restore the blood calcium level and 1000 ml of normal saline solution intravenously to correct the dehydration for consecutive 2 days. After 3 days the owner informed that the cattle started to feed and able to stand slowly.

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