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    Bloat

    I've got a problem with bloat in a six month old steer which is still on the cow. I had the vet out initially to let it down but subsequently it has continued to be quite bloated despite oil, prorumen, bringing it inside onto dry hay etc. Vet suggested Bloatguard but mole valley don't stock it, any ideas? It has been like it for a couple of weeks now, seems to be eating although not sure how much.

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    Re: Bloat

    I had one a couple of years ago about 3mths old that vet put a valve into its stomach to let out gas. Worked well and was slaughtered with valve still in it 2 years old.

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    Re: Bloat

    http://magissues.farmprogress.com/WF...n10/wfs010.pdf


    I have a couple of these handy in case of emergencies .On the left hand side if I remember rightly ,quite high up were the stomach protrudes the most just insert a small hole with a Sharpe blade ,just a little bit smaller than the plug so that its a tight fit ,some teramycin spray,then screw in and let the gas out .It does tend to block first few days , that's what the insert/poker is for not for leaving in side, apparently it does happen . The advise is to leave for a week , but I tend to leave up to fortnight .It closes up itself , stabbing an animal I find is always easy when an animal is lying in agony and looks like its going to die as there is nothing to lose , but not so easy to decide what to do when the animal is standing .
    http://www.yorkvetsupplies.co.uk/pro...-devil-trocar/
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    Re: Bloat

    That's the tool.
    Vet stitched it in place and it was never taken out. Think the outer ring broke off and the rest went on inside but not sure.

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    Re: Bloat

    Quote Originally Posted by grassmanman View Post
    That's the tool.
    Vet stitched it in place and it was never taken out. Think the outer ring broke off and the rest went on inside but not sure.
    send for Gabriel Oak (Far from madding crowd). We had one here, dosed with liquid parrafin when needed, eventually got out of it.:w

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    Re: Bloat

    Spoken to the vet, he's going to come out and put a valve in it tomorrow. I suppose I will have to take it right through to slaughter now rather than selling as a store.

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