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We have a beatutiful black Angus bred cow. We also have a cranky cow who would not let our girl into the feeder. In turn, our gentle baby ate her bed of straw, which gave her what the vet "diagnosed" as a blocked stomach. Last night the vet gave her 5 litres of something and for the next 3 days we have to give here a litre of Bloat Ease. She is now laying down and were not sure if she can get up again. Is there anything else we can do for her before a surgical procedure is needed? You may have already figured that we are a small time farm just starting out. Any help would be great!!!

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If you have confidence that the vet knows what he/she is doing, keep following his/her procedures. From what little I know this is a serious problem, keep working with your vet.

dun

> We have a beatutiful black Angus
> bred cow. We also have a cranky
> cow who would not let our girl
> into the feeder. In turn, our
> gentle baby ate her bed of straw,
> which gave her what the vet
> "diagnosed" as a blocked
> stomach. Last night the vet gave
> her 5 litres of something and for
> the next 3 days we have to give
> here a litre of Bloat Ease. She is
> now laying down and were not sure
> if she can get up again. Is there
> anything else we can do for her
> before a surgical procedure is
> needed? You may have already
> figured that we are a small time
> farm just starting out. Any help
> would be great!!!
 
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Anonymous

You should roll her to her other side several times a day. Laying on one side for prolonged periods withot getting up and moving around can cause as serious of problems as the original problem.

dun

> If you have confidence that the
> vet knows what he/she is doing,
> keep following his/her procedures.
> From what little I know this is a
> serious problem, keep working with
> your vet.

> dun
 

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