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Passing Gas

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm

My husband bought a heavy breed cow from the sale. Her BCS is like a 2 she is very malnurtrished and she is PASSING a lot of gas and I can’t find anything on the internet about cows passing gas. Does anyone have any knowledge on this... she doesn’t look bloated and as I said she is PASSING a the gas.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:48 pm

in general cattle don't pass gas out the back end - has she passed any dung at all? what did it look like? it is a lot of gas or just a "bubble" here and there?

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Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:20 pm

It’s a lot of gas... and her dung is a pat it’s a bit wet but it stacks. She is eating and drinking water, she’s still a bit Skittish but I think that’s from stress.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by dieselbeef » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm

WHATS SHE EATING
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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Midtenn » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:37 pm

I was told Sometimes when they preg check at the sale it will cause this. Lasts a few days. I've only noticed it in thinner cows but not sure if that may have only been coincidence

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:40 pm

She is eating hay and half scoop 12% sweet feed 2x daily...and I used the safeguard pellets to worm her

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:47 pm

SammieBrewer2010 wrote:
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It’s a lot of gas... and her dung is a pat it’s a bit wet but it stacks. She is eating and drinking water, she’s still a bit Skittish but I think that’s from stress.
if eating and drinking and passing normal dung, probably fine.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm

maybe lay off the sweet feed for a few more days till she is settled in, probably doesn't really matter though.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:49 pm

what kind of hay? alfalfa may make her gassier than grass hay.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:20 pm

Hippie Rancher wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:49 pm
what kind of hay? alfalfa may make her gassier than grass hay.
To be honest I have no clue

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:01 pm

you don't know what you are feeding your animals? what is your general location (state)? does the hay look like strands of grass, or does it have small green stems and leaves (alfalfa is a legume, but I think it is more grown out west than back east or in the north)

either way, if she is eating, drinking and pooping, eyes bright, ears not droopy she is likely fine

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by Redgully » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:39 pm

I would say most likely diet related, she hasn't developed the bacteria in her rumen to break down the feed she is on. If you keep it simple and slowly increase the energy side of her feed over two weeks she should be fine.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by SammieBrewer2010 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:11 pm

Redgully wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:39 pm
I would say most likely diet related, she hasn't developed the bacteria in her rumen to break down the feed she is on. If you keep it simple and slowly increase the energy side of her feed over two weeks she should be fine.
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Re: Passing Gas

Post by wbvs58 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:48 pm

My thinking is if she is very skinny as you say she might be sucking air into the rectum and possibly the vagina and that comes out along with the manure and you are seeing that as a lot of gas coming out. Those that AI cows would know how the rectum can fill with air as you take your arm out. If she is skinny and very hollow around the rear end then this is more conducive to sucking air in.

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Re: Passing Gas

Post by dieselbeef » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:49 pm

she isn't used to that high protein yer giving her the 12%. lay off that til she is chowing and laying around on the hay...sounds like the feed is too hot to me
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