This section is from the book "The Farmers Ready Reference Or Hand Book Of Diseases Of Horses And Cattle", by S. C. Orr. . Also available from Amazon: The Farmer's Ready Reference;.
It frequently happens after a difficult case of parturition, and sometimes where delivery was easy, that there is partial paralysis of the hind quarters. Sometimes a few days of good nursing will bring about recovery; but, if the cow does not show improvement by the second day, a moderate dose of Epsom salts should be given to open the bowels, and one drachm of nux vom ica combined with two drachms of nitrate of potash should be given twice a day. If there is still no improvement after five days, increase the dose of nux vomica to two drachms. The spine should also be rubbed three times a day, till sore, with ammoniacal liniment. Feed nourishing, laxative food and give plenty of fresh water to drink.