We had a scare yesterday morning. Paul went out to the barn before 6:00 and Dolly was down and had a glazed look in her eyes … Milk Fever! (this is when the cow is using all her calcium in the milk she is producing leaving her calcium deficient.)
The vet was out quickly and gave her a calcium IV. She was back up on her feet within minutes.
Jersey cows seem to be prone to milk fever, but Dolly has never had it before. We give her a tube of CPMK the week before we suspect she will calve and one a week until she does. Then we give her an additional tube when she does calve. It didn’t work for her this time.
Doc says it’s because she’s getting older.
My camera died on me after getting pics of the calf … any recomendations for a good but inexpensive digital camera??