Have you listened to her chest? Is she putting extra effort into breathing? If you hear bad sounds in there as well my first thought would be early pneumonia and I would get the vet out to take a listen to her.
Isabelle had a spate of harsh breathing every morning for a week when she would get up for milking. I think it was some sort of bovine cold, because she had a stuffed up nose. However, it didn't come close to a Darth Vader level of sound.
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I still have no clue what the problem was, but Cindy's breathing is back to normal now.
To answer your question Claire, she wasn't really laboring to breath. The sound was just very amplified. I thought she had some kind of esophageal obstruction, but she wasn't drooling, and was eating and drinking without problems.
Thank goodness the "tincture of time" was all that was needed.
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