I have a lowline angus cow (6yrs old) who aborted. Vet said she probably had pneumonia (viral) that healed on its own which, combined with the onset of the hot season here (aka stress), probably caused her to abort. (P.S. I had previously called a vet prior to check her out. He listened to her lungs and said they were clean and the next day she was doing better so I opted not to do the antibiotic. 20/20 hindsight as they say. I wish I would have done the antibiotic then.) Vet said the current infection is most likely a bacterial infection she got because of her weakened state from the first infection and because she had an infection from the aborted fetus. She was given a shot of Draxxin last Wed (7/12) as well as Banamine to reduce the fever. Well its been 8 days since the vet visit. She stopped eating much alfalfa Monday Morning. She devours the kelp meal each day and has eaten some comfrey leaves. I put fresh straw in the pen which she started eating yesterday??? Its rice straw - why would she eat that? Any recommendations on TLC / food? B12, Selenium? She barely drank water yesterday (7/18), but drank a ton today and ate a little alfalfa. She is about 50lbs underweight according to vet. She doesn't really seem to be getting better. When do I make the call to cull? New to this and don't want her to suffer. If she can get better that would be ideal for 2 reasons...end her suffering and 2, I would eat her. Vet said if she does recover, she will probably be sterile. However, if she's just going to suffer, I can put her down. Her breathing still seems labored at times; it has been 100 degrees here non-stop so its hard to tell if her breathing is labored from the heat or the illness. I assume the latter. Thanks for the help - still a newbie.