Sick Jersey Bull

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  1. Necie

    Necie Member

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    I have a 10 month old Jersey Bull. He has been moppie for a couple of days. He is not eating his feed. My husband said that he heard him cough but I have not heard it myself. I can find nothing else to give me a clue as to what is wrong with him. I have given him PCN IM. He is not really down because I can get him up without a problem. He is mainly justly laying around and holding his head down. Anyone got an idea?
     
  2. cowman

    cowman Well-Known Member

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    I suspect he has a respistory infection and you can take his temp. to see if he has a fever but I would imagine he does. Get a large dose of antibotics in him quickly and repeat daily for at 3 to 5 days.
     

  3. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah, and go with a terimyicin based antibiotic, Tylan, LA 200, etc.
     
  4. GreenHolstein21

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    Pnemonia or something similar. We hve had 2 cows like this in the last 3 weeks. 99% sure its respritory. She he ather may not have a temp. which means hes not fighting it off.
     
  5. Necie

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    Thanks for the advice. Smoky is doing much better. He still has a little bit of a cough but he is up eating and getting back to his old self. Thanks again