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Spring Pasture Bloat Prevention and Cures

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This article comes to us from Ron Lemenager1, Allen Bridges1, Matt Claeys1, and Keith Johnson2, Purd
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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    The only bloat I’ve seen in my few cows was caused by me, sadly. I was feeding cull potatoes and didn’t chop them. The neighbour who solved it had did know “something farmers never tell you” and it came to him from a farmer who did, his dad. Don’t feed cull potatoes because those small round ones are hard to chew and may pass whole into one place or another. Said cow is now 11 years old and healthy as can be but she almost died because I was so ignorant.

  2. Pete Gasper says:

    I discovered an accupuncture point to relieve bloat. Its a point that the Chinese associated with the ruman.

    On a bloated animal is is very easy to find: it is on the third rib from the back on the left side of the cow; towards the top of the rib. It will feel like a raised dimple, it will be larger the worse the bloat is. It can get as big as a quarter and three times as thick.

    Just rub it with your fingers until you feel the point depress or she starts belching. It has worked on every animal I’ve tried including ones on the ground immobile.

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