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Dr-Bonk, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 235
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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I have a 1000 pound heifer that is exhibiting signs of red

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I have a 1000 pound heifer that is exhibiting signs of red nose today. she rubs her nose and is making a noise while breathing. What can I do to treat her? she has been confirmed pregnant about 90 days. Thanks, *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Reddy's troubles. She can be treated with antibiotics, mainly pencillin due to her pregnancy. If she sounds very congested when she is breathing, her appetite is decreased or her temperature is over 101 degrees, you can give her 60 ml of penicillin in the muscle once daily for 4-5 days. Be sure to only give 10ml per injection site.

Also, try to reduce the dust in her environment as much as possible. You can do this by wetting down the ground and hay if applicable. Separate her from other cattle as well.

If she shows no improvement or gets worse within 48 hours of starting the penicillin, it would be time to have a vet take a look to get a stronger, prescription antibiotic.

I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck.

Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 1 year ago.
Hi Marty,

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