Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Suspected Neonatal Septicemia in Two Bull Calves

Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, MS


Issue: Volume 74 Spring 2024

Online Publication Date: 24 March 2024


Two neonatal beef calves diagnosed clinically with acute septicemia were treated with a combination of 2 Chinese herbal formulas, Gao Mao Ling and Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San. The responses were dramatic, with complete recoveries in 5 days. The rapid responses were correlated with the administration of the herbal formulas, which had been prescribed based on the Chinese philosophical understanding of disease progression.