Corkscrew trocars

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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by Silver » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:28 pm

Supa Dexta wrote:Take the plug and poke it back in the hole if you think its plugged. Will usually be bubbling, gassing off, whistling sometimes even.


I listened and couldn't hear anything. Was thinking of running her back in, opening the hole back up and a shot of antibiotics.



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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm

She does "appear" bloated.
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by TexasBred » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:03 pm

I always took the needle off an IV kit.Stick in with a syringe, pull the syringe off and let her go. Never had any chronic bloaters but would have a cow or calf bloat once n a while.
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by JMJ Farms » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:43 pm

TexasBred wrote:I always took the needle off an IV kit.Stick in with a syringe, pull the syringe off and let her go. Never had any chronic bloaters but would have a cow or calf bloat once n a while.


I had a yearling back during the summer on regular Bermuda grass pasture that was trying to bloat. He was restless, constantly laying down and getting up, kicking at his belly, etc. I couldn’t catch him so when he laid down I slipped up behind him and jabbed a 50 cc syringe with a 14ga needle in him. It was the biggest needle I had with me. Not sure if it was big enough to do the trick or if it was just the shock of the jab but he got ok after that :lol2:
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by cfpinz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am

Silver wrote: Starting to think I should take it out, vet claims that they often fall out after a week or two. Anyone ever used these things?


I used one a couple years ago and figured I'd unscrew it after a week or so and wash it up to reuse. About a day or so before I was going to remove, it came out on it's own and she stepped on it. Par for the course.
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by Lucky » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Last calf I had bloat turned into a bit of a rodeo by the time I got hom caught. I ended up jabbing him with a pocket knife and making about an inch long cut. He survived but it took several weeks for bloating to go down.

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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by gcreekrch » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Have had a few chronic over the years with calves bought in, surgery to stitch the stomach wall to the hide solves the problem. They actually grow shut with time.


You might try testing feed and adding mineral.................
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by Hook2.0 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Vent them like a fish. Right truegrit! :lol:
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:30 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:Vent them like a fish. Right truegrit! :lol:

I definitely got a lesson on where to stick em, "free tip" make sure you turn your head before you turn the knife blade.
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Re: Corkscrew trocars

Post by Silver » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:11 pm

gcreekrch wrote:Have had a few chronic over the years with calves bought in, surgery to stitch the stomach wall to the hide solves the problem. They actually grow shut with time.


You might try testing feed and adding mineral.................


I don't think there is anything additional to do. She is fine and growing like a weed. No other cases.

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