Bull won't drink

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Bull won't drink

Postby RandomGuy91 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Hello I'm new here and to farming.
I have a question about my animal not wanting to drink water. 1 year old brown swiss bull, this week he won't touch any water I offer him. He keeps mooing after I leave the barn. I have tried different temperatures of water, his trough is clean and everything else seems normal. Any solutions or ideas to the problem?
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby HSTexas » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:18 pm

Do you have a horse you could lead to water and show him how to drink?
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby JCcattle » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Welcome.. there’s so much to learn! Hmm He hasn’t drank at all this week? Is he still alive??
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby dun » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:29 pm

Blockage in the throat or stray voltage
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby farmerjan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:11 pm

I would say some sort of stray voltage also. Getting a shock of some sort when he touches the water. Maybe try a black fortex rubber bucket and see if he can drink from it. If so, then it is definitely some sort of electrical shock. Or try taking him out of the barn and seeing if he drinks water elsewhere. If so, again some sort of stray electrical voltage. What about eating? Is he eating hay or grain? If so then it is definitely in the electrical being conducted to the water in some way. Other than that, call the vet if he still won't drink.
Question, why a yearling brown swiss bull ? Are you planning on a dairy or something? The reason why I ask is you say you are new to this board and new to farming. A yearling bull is the last thing I would suggest a new to farming person start with. Not trying to be critical.... but dairy bulls are not what I would suggest anyone have unless they are experienced and have plenty of girlfriends to keep him happy.....
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:12 am

HSTexas wrote:Do you have a horse you could lead to water and show him how to drink?


Rude! The guy has a legitimate issue!
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:47 am

Bright Raven wrote:
HSTexas wrote:Do you have a horse you could lead to water and show him how to drink?


Rude! The guy has a legitimate issue!

Funny.
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby HSTexas » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am

Bright Raven wrote:
HSTexas wrote:Do you have a horse you could lead to water and show him how to drink?


Rude! The guy has a legitimate issue!


your right, I apologize to the poster.

I should try and model my behavior after, Inyati13/banned, margonme/banned, Bright Raven/ Pending .
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 am

HSTexas wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
HSTexas wrote:Do you have a horse you could lead to water and show him how to drink?


Rude! The guy has a legitimate issue!


your right, I apologize to the poster.

I should try and model my behavior after, Inyati13/banned, margonme/banned, Bright Raven/ Pending .


Good boy. On apology. Be your own man.
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby ez14. » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am

Put your finger in the water to test for stray electric.

Is he possible getting water somewhere else?
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 am

You may not FEEL the stray voltage with your finger.
Is this animal a bull or has he been castrated and is now considered a steer?
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby Angus86 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:47 am

I don’t live in an area that snows but is it possible he’s eating snow for a water source?
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby dieselbeef » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:45 am

no water for a week hed be dead..turn off the automatic fill valve
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby farmerjan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Been over 5 days and no response from RandomGuy....... or thanks or anything
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Re: Bull won't drink

Postby ez14. » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:16 pm

farmerjan wrote:Been over 5 days and no response from RandomGuy....... or thanks or anything

Looks like he hasn't been back since the 19th!
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