What can I do to get rid of bloat.
herefordobsessed":2pwt33ug said:What can I do to get rid of bloat.
MrBilly":2xvclym9 said:We are treating bloat all the time it seems. :roll:
We have a very high percentage of Durana clover in our fescue fields. After reading about what goes into those bloat blocks (derivatives from making polyehtylene, etc), I decided not to feed that to my cattle. We check them two or three times per day, bring up the one who is begining to bloat, put in the chute. Pass a Frick speculum into back of the throat (this is very important, or they will chew holes into your tubing- or worse ) and through it pass a stomach tube, release the gas by pressing on the rumen, then pump in 1 gallon of water contiaing 1 cup of Tide(for cows) OR I have used a couple ounces of Dawn soap, followed by a pint or more of mineral oil. Run them around a bit, take off the pasture and feed hay for a couple days and then return them to pasture and hope for the best. I have one calf that has now bloated one time after another , so he needs to take a ride next week. :cboy:
taranr2002":2nwl6nof said:First I would try pouring some baking soda in the mouth it will reduce the gasses, and try to get it walking, this is inexpensive and has worked very good for us.
Stocker Steve":37u744y8 said:taranr2002":37u744y8 said:First I would try pouring some baking soda in the mouth it will reduce the gasses, and try to get it walking, this is inexpensive and has worked very good for us.
Are there cattle down in the field or in a chute when you treat them?
How much baking soda into the mouth seems to be needed?
cypressfarms":1ij0rgxk said:Stupid question......Are certain breeds more prone to bloat? I ask this because of some personal observations through the years.