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Had a 3mos old heifer calf croak on me yesterdy. She had bloat and i used the needle method of depressuring it. Ive had to do this countless times with no problems but not this time stuck her sunday afternoon and by lunch monday she was dead. Anybodyelse had this problem. This was a first
 

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3 months old is so small. Things can start with one issue and snowball into a few other things so fast. Scours can quickly become life-threatening pneumonia. Bloat could easily allow another infection to get the upper hand. And with it being January and the weather being not so good, you triple your chances of having problems. I hate it for you.
 

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What do you mean by this?
Are you sure she didn't have pneumonia or anything on top of the bloat?

I believe the folks that bottle raised her put too much milk replacer in her bottle or bucket. As far as i could tell the bloat was the only problem she acted very healthy otherwise. Her eyes were shiny. Breathing was good and she was rambunctious she run with the rest of em just fine. Like i said ive never had one die on account of bloat after i decreased pressure in it. And she was really happy and relieved when the pressure was gone. Acted fine. My only guess is chronic bloat
 

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Ohhhhhh, we had one like this, but it made it to like six month, always bloated no matter what we did. Then one day we brought cows in to precondition and by the time we came back to pasture it was just randomly dead. Never knew what was wrong. Sometimes things just happen but it's good to wonder why.
 

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I have a 5 day old dairy bull that i found bloated this morning so i have it some bloat treatment but that didn't seem to help? I know drop calves are hard to keep after something like this happens but does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep this little guy?
 

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One of ours died the same way. The only thing I've herd about this , these old cattle ranchers around these swamps said to be a sort of worm parasite. I saw the same thing happen a couple of months ago before she got down or die and used pour on dewormer (ivomec) it seemed.to work she not bloated no more
 
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