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allenacres

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Its really not that bad to be shoulder deep in a cow, its really rather an adrenalin rush! :lol:
 

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Farmer Kitty, please add bloat treatment to your list, and pepto bismal and a (large) rectal thermometer on a string. Helps when you talk on the phone to the vet to tell him/her the temp of the critter.:)
 

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Pepto Bismal is covered under scour treatment. Thermometer and bloat treatment added.
 

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yall are making me feel old.in 27yrs i never pulled the temp on a cow.i always knew when it was high.an when to start shooting her with meds.
 

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I rarely pull one anymore but, remember the new cattle owner will need to inorder to tell when it's off.
 

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yes if they are in doubt always pull the temp.its better tobe safe than sorry.
 

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I just found an older Hoards Dairyman book on heifer raising which is WONDERFUL GOOD. I should scan the whole thing for its info, but...for emergencies:
Here is a recipe for homemade electrolyte solution. I recall using this very successfully in the '70s when the concept of using electrolytes was in its infancy.
1 teaspoon low-sodium salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 package jam & Jelly pectin
1 12 ounce can beef consumme soup

Mix ingredients with warm water to make 2 quarts electrolyte solution

Alternatives: I used potassium salt found in the dietary aisle of the grocery store. Also Knox gelatin envelopes can be used in place of the pectin, and Karo syrup in place of the beef consumme.
 

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Here is another version of homemade electrolytes:
1 qt (1 L) water
2 ounces (59.1 mL) of dextrose (corn syrup)
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
1/4 teaspoon (1.2 mL) bicarbonate of soda
 

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