Help lame cows recover

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If you have mattresses in your free-stalls, consider using these additional tactics to help your lame cows recover faster, says Nigel Cook, veterinarian at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Give lame cows access to a pasture, dry lot or bedded pack while they wait to be treated and for a few days afterward while they recover to help increase their lying time.
  • Set up sand free-stalls in the hospital area and move lame cows there while they recover.

 



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