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Will yeast bread bloat a young calf. what can't they eat that

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will yeast bread bloat a young calf. what can't they eat that will cause bloating.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
While bread dough would be particularly dangerous, there are reports of dry bread of any type inducing bloat in cattle. Therefore, this needs to be avoided. Otherwise, in regards ***** ***** question, other bloat risk foods/pasture plants that need to be monitored and not fed in excess are legumes, grain (where bloat is secondary to acidosis), alfalfa, forage rape, wheat, and clovers (including white, ladino, sweet, and red). All in excess can trigger bloating in ruminants.
Finally, in regards ***** ***** bloat risk for a prone cow/calf, you will want to try increasing his fibre intake For example, feeding grass hay daily can help to reduce this for prone animals. As well, you can try coarsely chopping your hay and mixing it with any grain that you are feeding. Or just plan to up his hay 15% to again increase fiber or offer more rolled corn, whole corn, or rolled grain sorghum as opposed to grain. And if he is overindulging on a lush pasture with any of the above, then you may need limit his access or time on that pasture.
I hope this information is helpful.
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All the best, *****
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