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Unread September 6th, 2009, 02:23
dotty dotty is offline
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Unhappy diarrhoea

I have an 18 month old cow who has had diarrhoea since we got her ,about 9 months ago. She is very small compared to the other cows bought at the same time and are same age. She eats well seems healthy in every other way. Any suggestions on what it could be and how to help her. My husband wants to put her down but she is my baby and want her to get better. Thanks
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Unread September 8th, 2009, 20:28
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Do the symptoms match these? If not, add details colour, odour, and where you are farming country and state.
http://www.thebeefsite.com/diseasein...johnes-disease
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Unread September 10th, 2009, 02:37
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Thanks Rhodie for replying. I dont think it is Johnes disease. I live just south of Perth in Western Australia. Her diarrhoea is very watery brown/green colour and smells terrible. She loves her food , nice long green grass at the moment, suplemented with meadow hay. The other cows are all well no diarrhoea. I have had a slight thickening of her poo when I have given her a course of pro-biotics. Any advice is welcome as it is very frustrating not to have an answer. Cheers Dotty
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Unread September 10th, 2009, 19:33
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The problem would appear to be a bacterial infection, some bacteria, such as E-Coli have a distinctive smell. It doesn't really help to make a "shot in the dark" diagnosis, and give random antibiotic treatments, if you have access to a laboratory, a faecal sample can be tested at low cost, if the animal is valuable to you, and you have access to a vet, you might consider that route a good investment.
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Unread September 14th, 2009, 04:43
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Thanks Rhodie, Will try and get a sample to send off ,thanks again.
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Unread November 20th, 2009, 16:58
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Hi Dotty,
You might also want to consider worming her unless this has already been done ?
Good luck !
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