Sunday, 6 May 2012
Yoghurt For A Bull Calf.
Any road folks. Lightning's stomach seemed to get bigger and bigger. So I decided to Google cattle complaints ("Why's it always raining?") like bloat and poisoning.... We put some liquid paraffin down his throat and worried ourselves silly thinking he might have ate some wild Parsnip or deadly dangerous plant. We rang the vet and he asked if Lightning was passing water and making country pancakes (think about it) and chewing his cud? We told him that Lightning had not lost his appetite and he'd just done a delightful plop. The vet told us not to be alarmed and to go to the supermarket and purchase him (Lightning not the vet) some tubs of Yoghurt (they pronounce it "Yo -girt" here, rather similar to how you say Yogi Bear.
Anyway I got out my dosing gun and diluted the Yo girt with some milk and attempted to give Lightning some down his throat. Lightning started to lick the Yoghurt and freely (nay devoured) ate it of his own accord. Apparently it's like giving him a pro-biotic for good bacteria to break down any yeast fermentation in his stomach?
I am pleased to report that Lightning seems to be fine but he's still got a big belly like me.