International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


Successful Management of Downer Syndrome in Cow by Medicinal Treatment Along With Physiotherapy

Nirmala Kumari [3] | B. L. Kaswan


Abstract: A cow was presented to Govt. Veterinary Hospital, Sihana, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, with the history of dystocia due to big size calf. After forceful traction, the calf was delivered. After delivery cow was remained down and unable to stand up. The cow was bright and alert with normal apatite, defecation and urination. Milk production was reduced. All the physiological and clinical parameter was within normal range at the time of presentation and cow was remains in sternal recumbency and frequently tries to get up. Treatment was done by medicine along with physiotherapy to correct the etiological factor. Physiotherapy was performed including soft bedding of sandy soil, massage of hind limbs with vegetable oil and supportive slings. Cow was able to stand up without help of slings after complete recovery.


Keywords: downer syndrome, dystocia, sternal recumbency, physiotherapy


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,


Pages: 828 - 829



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