Hay impaction?!?! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by notsooldmcdonald, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to admit to being a complete idiot. I had NO idea that hay would cause an impaction. Now one (maybe two) of my girls is suffering from this...at least, I'm fairly certain that it's from hay as I just a week ago spread 5 flakes in the run to help keep their feet dry/warm (it was soggy and freezing cold!).

    I'm praying that the ACV and olive oil will be enough to save her.[​IMG]

    I really wish I knew! What a jerk:( I'm just thankful that I've found some good suggestions for what to do _now_.

    Any suggestions would be helpful. I just hope we don't have to cull her for some stupid choice _I_ made.

    -Christian
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  2. vickiemontana

    vickiemontana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hay or straw?
     
  3. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hay. Pretty soft, not stemmy at all.

    -C
     
  4. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I just went though this and posted my method on my question about reglan above.
    Best,
    Carly
     

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