Post by Meadow Creek Mama on Nov 21, 2020 15:04:51 GMT -5
I was told to do the milk vein as a last ditch place as it is the main blood supply to the udder and could permantly damage her udder if an infection gets in from the IV.
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Post by westxgrl13 on Nov 21, 2020 15:54:46 GMT -5
Thank you so much! Sorry if I sorta "hijacked" the thread!
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I am totally interested that you say you can give this subQ.
Calcium for IV does not have Dextrose, which is why it's ok to give Sub Q.
The downside is, I believe you're not supposed to give more than about 40cc in any one location, and a bottle of calcium is 500ml.
Also, sub q calcium absorbs slowly... So it's not very effective in emergencies. Often the first bottle is given IV for immediate use and sub q is given second for a longer lasting effect. If you catch milk fever soon enough, just minor symptoms, sub q may be effective enough.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2020 16:33:44 GMT -5 by rosalind
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I think the recommendation is no more than 250ml in any one location. Fairly easy to do half the bottle on each side.
Like Rosalind said, it's slower acting so it's a good option for when the cow is still up but showing symptoms, or if she's down and received plenty of IV CMPK but isn't up yet - I like to give 1-1.5 bottles CMPK IV and then 1 bottle CalGluc under the skin.
Unfortunately CalGluc has none of the dextrose, magnesium, potassium or phosphorus that CMPK has. So while it works for simple milk fever cases, it does nothing to correct blood sugar levels or other mineral imbalances that might be at play.
While it's slower acting, with SubQ there's no risk of stopping the heart like there is with an IV.
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Are ya'll shortening "calcium gluconate" to "calcium glut"? I am trying to find that on the Tractor Supply website, and all I can scrounge up is "calcium gluconate", 500 ml for $6.99. suzorse, I am totally interested that you say you can give this subQ. Katy Kow has had milk fever the last two calvings, and we have STRUGGLED to find the vein in her neck, even with watching videos. We just can't see it or feel it, or hit it with the needle. So giving her the goo intravenously has been a nightmare. Do you give it slowly, or as fast as you can refill the syringe? Could you elaborate, please? Thanks!
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