Calf pneumonia treatment
Speed of intervention is the key to dealing successfully with cases of pneumonia. Sick animals should be separated as quickly as possible as they can shed huge amounts of infectious organisms into the air space that other calves will breathe, so becoming a key source of infection.
Fast and effective antibiotic treatment is critical for minimising potential lung damage. Providing treatment with a long-acting NSAID alongside antibiotics will often improve the demeanour of a sick calf, which can result in a quicker return of appetite and more rapid recovery.
Seek veterinary advice upon spotting pneumonia - treating with an antibiotic that is fast-acting, works first time and is long-lasting means it will keep working and give the lungs time to repair.
Speak to your vet about the most appropriate treatment.