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Live a long distance from a vet , have a cow down from calving

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Live a long distance from a vet , have a cow down from calving paralysis. what human anti inflamitary can I give her weighs approx 520 kgs and 4 years old, 2nd calf
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Human anti-inflammatories are not advisable in this situation. While we do use Aspirin in ruminants on occasion, this drug is also a blood thinner and therefore not recommended so soon after calving. Instead your best options would be Flunixin meglumine (Banamine; 1 mg/kg, into the muscle every 12 hours) or Dexamethasone (0.05 mg/kg, into the muscle, every 1-2 days; preferred). Some farm supply carry these or you can request them from your local vet. Further to this, it is ideal to have her deeply bedded to prevent sores or in a stand stall or sling to try and keep her up and maintain adequate circulation for her.
Finally, do make sure Sandy is adequately treated with calcium and propylene glycol to ensure that hypocalcemia nor hypoglycemia are playing any role in her signs (especially if she can stand even for a moment raises these are concerns as well).
If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!
All the best, *****
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dick,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Sandy. How is everything going?

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