Calf down with bloat! She passed this morning.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Pumpkinpup, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    My black angus heifer is down with bloat now. I have run a stomach tube on her and relieved as much as I could and then propped her up so that she can belch and continue to expell the gas. I am very worried as she did this yesterday morning as well but after a bit she got up and ate and drank, today, she will not even try to get up.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I am very worried as she did this yesterday morning as well

    What is she eating?​
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:What is she eating?

    She is eating the same southern states grain and hay she has been on the entire time she's been here, no changes.
     
  4. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vet I use recommends Gas-x for bloat.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I got some baking soada and water down her and am in the hope that it will reduce the acid.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hope she makes it, Robin!
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks, Cyn. Your support means alot. I have been a wreck all day and in tears earlier. I got a grip again though and am just trudging doggedly on in the hope of a miracle.
     
  8. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    How old is the heifer? How much grain is she consuming when she eats? Are they on milk replacer? And where is the bloat, right side or left flank?
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh no! I hope she makes it too! [​IMG] Why is she bloating? I've also heard of gas-x for bloat in animals..goats/dogs/..and i'd also assume it'd work for cows..
    Good luck! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:Left Side. She was eating about 1 and a half to 2 pounds per day total plus hay. No milk replacer.
     

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