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Dr. Loretta, Veterinarian
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Cow down with destined belly

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cow down with destined belly
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

A distended belly on a bull usually means that he has a bloat condition. This will require mineral oil, 1 gallon, given by a stomach tube to decrease the amount of gas producing bacteria. The tube will allow gas to escape and ease his discomfort. If this is not enough, do it again within 4 hrs and use a hot shot to try to get him up....that will help get his digestive tract moving. Also, it will help to give Banamine if you have this available. This is a prescription medication so only your vet can give this.

If you are not able to use the tube or even a garden hose to release the gas, the bull will not survive this. Find someone to help you or call your vet.

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