Flotation therapy for downer cows

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dc.contributor.author Van Metre, D.C.
dc.contributor.author St. Jean, G.
dc.contributor.author Vestweber, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-05T21:54:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-05T21:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8731
dc.description.abstract Cattle that become recumbent (unable to get up) as the result of calving difficulty, low blood calcium, traumatic injuries, or other disorders are prone to develop subsequent pressure damage of muscles, nerves, and areas of skin. The resulting medical problems that are secondary to prolonged recumbency may be more life-threatening than the initial medical disorder that caused recumbency. Flotation therapy is an effective means of physical therapy for rehabilitation of "downer" cattle. A description of flotation therapy and data from the first year of use of the flotation tank at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Kansas State University, are presented. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-115-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 771 en_US
dc.subject Downer cow en_US
dc.subject Recumbency en_US
dc.subject Flotation en_US
dc.subject Physical Therapy en_US
dc.title Flotation therapy for downer cows en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 41 en_US
dc.citation.spage 38 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1996

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