down cow syndrome

Down Cow Syndrome

The downer cow is a common presentation of a sick cow to the vet. The possible causes are many, and it can be a confusing diagnostic and prognostic task in order to give the correct treatment. The cow will have become recumbent for a reason - this is a primary downer cow. The primary causes of recumbency can be divided into 4 categories, and remembered with the mnemonic MINT:

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