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Quick Bloat in Calves. #14296263 11/20/19
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We just lost a calf, bloated up tight. Jake ran a hose down, but it was to late.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14297251 11/20/19
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I've never heard of that happening. Any idea what caused it?

When we had cows, I had a cow that bloated one time. Saw her when I checked the cows that afternoon. Got her up and stuck a needle in her. Let the gas out, kept her up overnight and checked her a couple of times. She was fine, so I let her out the next morning.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14297278 11/20/19
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Quick bloat might be a layman's term. It's fast, and it's bad. Good alfalfa hay in the ration and bad luck I guess.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14299867 11/21/19
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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14300932 11/22/19
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Sorry to hear that Richard-I had a bloat call just at dark last night.

Seems a guy can do everything right and still have trouble from it once in a while.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14300968 11/22/19
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Thank you Doctor Dan, if it was always a hundred percent, we'd all be richer. You hate to lose a nice calf though.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14302847 11/22/19
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Once again, I have to recommend reading the Herriot books for anyone who hasn't done so.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: 5sdad] #14303286 11/22/19
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Originally Posted by 5sdad
Once again, I have to recommend reading the Herriot books for anyone who hasn't done so.

Ya talkin bout the ‘splosion from the trocar? Funny stuff!


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Once again, I have to recommend reading the Herriot books for anyone who hasn't done so.

Ya talkin bout the ‘splosion from the trocar? Funny stuff!


Of course! Great stuff!


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14303534 11/22/19
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I've used trocars several times without any explosions but the releasing gas can sometimes cause a helluva case of dry heaves.


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Re: Quick Bloat in Calves. [Re: wabigoon] #14387450 12/19/19
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If you can catch them soon enough a drench with vegetable oil will break up the bubbles and let them expel the gas.

Relief is almost immediate.


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