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I have a cow, just delivered calf a week ago. The cow is now slow moving, laying around, major mucus coming from nose. Any idea what this could be and what I can do to help. Calf doing good. she drinks water eats some, but just not normal.
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Experience: Five years as a veterinarian performing farm calls for livestock, including herd health checks, vaccinations, and pregnancy testing. Also operate a small cow/calf operation.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. Sorry to hear about your troubles. It's the time of year when the weather can't decide if it's going to be warm or cold which leads to sick animals. A thick, colored discharge usually indicates a bacterial infection. It's not uncommon for cows to get sick following calving. It can be a major stress on the body.

Sometimes a uterine infection and a respiratory infection can go hand-in-hand, so check to see if there is any abnormal, odorous discharge from the vulva as well. If there is, this could require a stronger course of antibiotics. Most infections respond well to Penicillin at 1-2ml per pound given once a day for 4-5 days or oxytetracycline (LA 200) at the recommended dose for 2 doses. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you and good luck!

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