milk fever


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milk fever

[′milk ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
A fever occurring during the first six weeks after childbirth, believed to be caused by puerperal infection.
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Incidence of milk fever was observed during 12 hours before and 7 days after calving using clinical signs and monitoring serum Ca level.
A cow coming down with milk fever will be depressed (sleepy looking, inattentive, sad, etc.
Periparturient climatic, animal, and management factors influencing the incidence of milk fever in grazing systems.
2002) estimated blood biochemical profile in milk fever cases of buffaloes and noted that serum calcium level was lower, inorganic phosphorus level was significantly lower but magnesium levels did not differ for normal buffaloes and serum GOT and LDH activities were significantly higher in milk fever cases.
Metabolic and nutritional disorders such as ketosis, milk fever, retained placenta, and displaced abomasum (DA) all have their root cause in the nutritional management during the months leading up to calving (the dry cow period).
Horst says milk fever affects 6 to 8 percent of all U.
Mustafa Khammash thinks so, and he may have delivered the first blow by developing a model to help unravel the mystery of milk fever in dairy cows.
We lost four animals that week, had the first case of mid-lactation milk fever in the history of our herd and suffered other health problems.
54) But probably the most telling evidence is the belief that every woman would, as a matter of course, suffer from what was called a milk fever, and what we would identify as a breast infection.
Two days later the milk cow went down and into a coma, as if she had milk fever.