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Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:02 pm
by UncleLA
I have a 16 month old bull that we have been showing.
I noticed this weekend, when he begins to urinate, he will extend his penis 6-7", and urinate; however, the whole time he is urinating, he is kicking/stamping his feet. He appears to be experiencing pain.
He is eating good, and seems to be drinking good.
Any thoughts? Treatment? My vet is out of town this week.

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:08 pm
by dun
Urinary crystals. Don;t know of a treatment

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:28 pm
by ALACOWMAN
dun wrote:Urinary crystals. Don;t know of a treatment
will the feed (show ration) cause that ?

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:41 pm
by TexasBred
dun wrote:Urinary crystals. Don;t know of a treatment

Ammonium Chloride will help dissolve the crystals if this is the problem.

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:53 pm
by dun
ALACOWMAN wrote:
dun wrote:Urinary crystals. Don;t know of a treatment
will the feed (show ration) cause that ?

The ration can cause it but I don;t know what part

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:57 pm
by TexasBred
dun wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
dun wrote:Urinary crystals. Don;t know of a treatment
will the feed (show ration) cause that ?

The ration can cause it but I don;t know what part

High grain content and too much phosphorus in the ration.

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 pm
by Son of Butch
Years ago I had a nearly finished holstein steer with it and Vet recommended slaughter.
I took him in, and buyer made me a low ball offer saying there was a chance the carcass would be condemned.
I said bull shimmel... you're robbing me.

He offered to buy him on grade/yield basis and to allow me to personally follow the carcass through the slaughter/packing plant process. I said... "It's a deal." It was an interesting learning experience. But, son of a bxtch the usda inspector condemned the carcass...urinary tract infection had ruined all the meat and I didn't get paid anything.
grrrr ..... I should have taken the low ball offer. :cry2:

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:13 pm
by MRRherefords
I am thinking the crystals to although it may be a UTI.

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:10 pm
by Turkeybird
Poor fella needs a girlfriend

Re: Bull Painful Urinating

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:48 am
by TexasBred
Turkeybird wrote:Poor fella needs a girlfriend

Could be "The Blue Balls" too. :lol2: :lol: