Even though her temperature is down to normal I am very afraid for Del my big tall Ayrshire. My milk cow. Only weeks away from calving and this terrible bout of pneumonia has ravaged her. Everything is back in working order. But she is still in intensive care. She eats very little. Walks with geriatric care. Stands staring for hours on end and seems to have gone deep within herself. Hopefully to heal.
Cows are prey animals so they do everything they can to hide illness. If they show weakness the herd will reject them or they lag behind and they will be vulnerable to the predators. I think this is why she stays on her feet. She is waiting it out on her feet.
Think like a cow.
Anyway – she spent the night locked in the barn out of the cold wind. I just let her out and she very, very slowly headed for the mineral bucket. I took that as a good sign.
I don’t know.
She is not tempted by any of her usual treats and vegetables so I will go to the feed store this morning and get some different feeds to tempt her with and more molasses and alfalfa cubes. Anything high protein with lots of roughage. She must start eating soon. She needs to get strong again.
Tia remains the same thankfully. Hopefully she has not caught whatever caused this.
I will keep you posted in the comments section.
Not the best weather for a recovering pneumonia patient. Damn wind.