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Describe Milk Fever disease under the following sub headings.

  1. Animals affected
  2. Symptoms
  3. Control and treatment

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    • Cows that have recently calved
    • Goats and pigs that have recently calved.
  2.   
    • Dullness
    • Muscular – twitching
    • Staggering
    • Falls down and becomes unconscious
    • Animal lies down on the side and the whole body stiffness
    • Stomach contents are drawn into mouth (and lungs)
    • Complete loss of appetite
    • Sudden death.
  3.    
    • Intravenous injections of calcium borogluconate salts
    • Partial milking for first 10 days
    • Provide heavy nutrition with ratio containing calcium and phosphorous.
    • Give doses of vitamin D/Parathyroid extractions.
    • Keep sick animals in a comfortable position
    • Give fresh water
    • Mechanical removal of urine.
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