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Jane January 10th, 2012 01:17

treating a large pressure sore
What is the best way to treat a pressure sore on a dairy cow? We just bought two very sorry looking cows tonight, one of which has a large sore over her right hip bone. It is from knocking her hip on the divider (at her previous "home") every time she would get up and lay down. Is it best to use an ointment on it or spray it with something like redkote?

WildRoseBeef August 2nd, 2012 03:23


Originally Posted by joeking
Yes. You should treat it as soon as possible. Farms invest in animals. Therefore, they should be well-maintained.

:confused: What??

They asked WHAT they should treat it with, not Whether They Should Treat It Or Not!! :rolleyes:

To the OP:An ointment of some sort for skin may be alright, and of course I'm sure you'll give her plenty of bedding and room so that she doesn't get these sores again. A vet would probably your best bet for this kind of advice.

By now I would think the wounds would be healed up, since you did ask this in January and this is already August.

senichi1982 April 29th, 2013 10:21

Prompt medical attention can prevent surface pressure sores from deepening into more serious infections.

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