Cow with staggers


Had a suckler cow go down with staggers was flat out in field in a distressed way , but had the vet to her , she is up now and has walked into the shed , just wondering what else we can do to help her , the vet gave her mag into the vain and I have given a dose tonight, but she is still very unsteady on her feet and breathing a bit quick , she has drank and eaten corn . Worst thing is she’s my daughters cow .


You could buy a few bags of high magnesium rolls for her, maybe some molasses. I’d start giving the rest of the cows that were with her some high mag rolls also. Better safe than sorry


North Cumbria
I always thought mag in the vain killed them always done it under the skin
It can if delivered too quick.

second the mag bolouses to make sure she’s right, but also get some mag into the rest. Can be a very fine line between ok and dead 😔

we just used to mix cal mag (calcined magnesite) in with a small amount of meal and fed every day. Cheap and you new they all got some. Only had problems when we didn’t do it. Worked well for ewes in the spring as well

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​

Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...