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Stage two milk fever in a dairy cow: a case report


Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Abba, Yusuf and Adamu, Lawan and Mohammed, Konto and Tijjani, Abdulnasir and Mauli, Anis Athira and Saharee, Abdul Aziz and Haron, Abdul Wahid (2014) Stage two milk fever in a dairy cow: a case report. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7 (1 ver.4). pp. 71-73. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380

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The biological cycles of milk production and reproduction determine dairy profitability thus making management decisions dynamic and time-dependent. Metabolic diseases pose significant risk on net earnings of a dairy enterprise. We report a case of clinical hypocalcaemia (milk fever). A 7-year-old Jersey cross cow weighing 500 kg was presented with left lateral recumbency with the neck curved towards the flank. The case history indicated that the animal had calved two months ago and was semi-intensively managed. There was no history of vaccination and deworming. The daily production of milk was about 13 liters.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: 10.9790/2380-07147173
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Milk fever; Calcium; Prognosis; Dehydration
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 08:42
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