Bloat.in.orphaned.calf

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Cowlover, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Cowlover

    Cowlover New Member

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    Hello.we.have.a.couple.of.orphaned.calves.we.are.looking.after.in.our.small.beef.herd.They.about.3-4.months.old.and.have.been.weaned.However.the.calves.are.becoming.bloated.and.one.has.already.died.(probably.as.a.result).We.are.feeding.them.haylage.Hay.seems.to.have.the.same.effect.The.older.bigger.calf.seems.less.effected.but.the.younger.one.like.the.one.that.died.seems.to.be.getting.very.bloated.Why.is.this.happening?And.what.shoudl.I.do?

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  2. Traveler24

    Traveler24 New Member

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    https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e078ec-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5

    Therabloat will help with the bloating. Contains poloxalene to control bloat caused by eating alfalfa and other legumes. Give by drench or stomach tube at earliest signs of bloat. Dosage is 1 oz. for calves under 500 lbs. and 2 oz. for mature animals.

    Is it bloating on the left side? Might be hay belly. Are you feeding any grains? The grain will help move the hay through. Or corn at least 5 lbs
     
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