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Bull slipped on ice

Postby Jason1040 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:56 pm

Looks like I had a bull that must have slipped on the ice. Last night he was moving fine, but tonight he had quite a limp. Hoping to give it a few days and see if he starts healing up. Anything else I should be doing, or watching for?
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby boondocks » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:15 am

Jason1040 wrote:Looks like I had a bull that must have slipped on the ice. Last night he was moving fine, but tonight he had quite a limp. Hoping to give it a few days and see if he starts healing up. Anything else I should be doing, or watching for?


My dog just did the same thing. She's doing better after a couple days (although it caused her to have a rare "accident" in the house. Hopefully you don't have that problem ;-)
Hopefully some others will weigh in. I would bet: anti-inflammatory and pen him close to feed so he can rest a bit maybe? Then vet if not better soon? (Assuming no evidence of a break etc, and that you're quite sure it was the ice, not infection, eg). Will see if the old hands agree with this quasi-newbie!
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby MRRherefords » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:37 am

When we see a limp we pen them up so we can get a good look at him. We have had one split a hip by slipping on the ice before. Hopefully, that is not it although if they split a hip they can't get around at all (at least my experience with it). Would keep an eye on him in the pen. If it is not a bad injury it should clear up soon. We actually have what we call "the limping pen". We pen them up at first sign of a limp, so we can see what the injury might be. It is connected to a squeeze chute in case we need to put up a hoof or something like that. We have found many causes to a limp, just by penning and closely examining. Hope he heals soon.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:05 am

You can give him aspirin also. But, rest may be all he needs.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:21 am

Give him a shot of Dexamethasone, works great for this application.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Jason1040 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Looks like he stifled. Has anyone had any good results with hitting a bull with grain for a month then have him ground for burger? The bull is only a 3 year old.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:47 pm

Local shop burgers bulls every week.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby dun » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:46 am

I would. You will probably find (if you like the taste of beef) that it's the best tasting burger you've ever had.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby TCRanch » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 am

Jason1040 wrote:Looks like he stifled. Has anyone had any good results with hitting a bull with grain for a month then have him ground for burger? The bull is only a 3 year old.

Not a bull but a coming 3 year old cow that stifled. Primarily burger & a couple roasts.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 am

dun wrote:I would. You will probably find (if you like the taste of beef) that it's the best tasting burger you've ever had.


We pulled a 5.5 year old bull straight from winter hay (he was getting zero grain) to go to the butcher. Some of the most tender beef we've ever had.

Your results may be different. But, for your sake, I hope not.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:28 am

WalnutCrest wrote:
dun wrote:I would. You will probably find (if you like the taste of beef) that it's the best tasting burger you've ever had.


We pulled a 5.5 year old bull straight from winter hay (he was getting zero grain) to go to the butcher. Some of the most tender beef we've ever had.

Your results may be different. But, for your sake, I hope not.

Do you mean tender hamburg or pot roasts? Other than that, a 5+ yr old bull should not be tender steaks. Surprising
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby WalnutCrest » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:36 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
WalnutCrest wrote:
dun wrote:I would. You will probably find (if you like the taste of beef) that it's the best tasting burger you've ever had.


We pulled a 5.5 year old bull straight from winter hay (he was getting zero grain) to go to the butcher. Some of the most tender beef we've ever had.

Your results may be different. But, for your sake, I hope not.

Do you mean tender hamburg or pot roasts? Other than that, a 5+ yr old bull should not be tender steaks. Surprising


We aged one half 10 days and one half 3.5 weeks.

The roasts ... could be cut with a fork -- juicy, tender, succulent. The steaks were even better. My kids would ask my wife for nearly a year after he was long-since-consumed whether or not we had any more Excalibur in the freezer. He was that good.

It's one example of why we raise Aubrac.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:06 am

Jason1040 wrote:Looks like he stifled. Has anyone had any good results with hitting a bull with grain for a month then have him ground
for burger? The bull is only a 3 year old.

Makes great hot dogs and ring baloney too!
60 days on grain would be better than 30 but when dealing with an injury it might be more of a week to week
thing as to how he's recovering.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:44 am

Hanging is the key to tenderness on an animal that normally would NOT be tender.
I was told that it was recommended to hang grass fed beef a minimum of 21 days.
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Re: Bull slipped on ice

Postby Supa Dexta » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:15 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:I was told to feed grass fed beef grain for a minimum of 30 days.


Thats what you should have been told. :lol:
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