milk fever


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milk fever

n.
1. A mild fever, usually occurring at the beginning of lactation, associated with infection following childbirth.
2. A disease affecting dairy cows and occasionally sheep or goats, especially soon after giving birth.

milk fever

n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a fever that sometimes occurs shortly after childbirth, once thought to result from engorgement of the breasts with milk but now thought to be caused by infection
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science Also called: parturient fever or eclampsia a disease of cows, goats, etc, occurring shortly after parturition, characterized by low blood calcium levels, paralysis, and loss of consciousness

milk′ fe`ver


n.
1. fever coinciding with the beginning of lactation, formerly believed to be due to lactation but really due to infection.
2. a disorder of calcium metabolism affecting dairy cows after calving, causing somnolence and hind-leg paralysis.
[1750–60]
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The compartment also contains drugs for treating nutritional diseases such as milk fever and vitamin deficiencies.
Post-partum incidence of milk fever, dystocia, retention of placenta (RP), mastitis as well as milk production, milk fat percentage and serum Ca levels were recorded.
Injured staff, heavy rain saturating paddocks and plenty of milk fever complications: it made for long hours.
Addition of chloride to a prepartal diet high in cations increases 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D response to hypocalcemia preventing milk fever.
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Macromineral physiology and application to the feeding of the dairy cow for prevention of milk fever and other periparturient mineral disorders.
Metabolic prophylaxis: Ketosis and milk fever are two most important production related disorders of postpartum period and with new approaches can be restricted by following prophylactic treatments before term.
The other than parasitic, livestock diseases were Diarrhoea, Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Calcium deficiency, Mastitis, Colic, Enterotoxaemia, Prolaps, Rheumatic fever, Milk fever, Newcastle disease, Retention of foetal membrane, Nasal discharge, Haemoraghic septicemia, An estrous, Laminitis, Strangles, Lactolith, Panting, Canine distemper, Indigestion, Paralysis, Allergy, Uterus pus, Loss of appetite , Tympany, Crop bound Condition, Teat stricture, , Rheumatism, Tail necrosis and gangrene, Black quarter , Fibrosis, Wound, Cough, String hault, Pneumonia, Sheep pox and Gid.
The specific diet for the freshly calved cows is helping to reduce displaced abomasums and it has eliminated milk fever," said Kevin.