First Aid to Improve the Cattle’s Health
The bodies of animals contain different types of viral and bacterial diseases that enter through multiple modes. This infection or disease increases in the case of favourable climatic conditions. These diseases or infections can be cured and economic losses can be prevented if one is aware of the symptoms.
1) Stomach Swelling
The stomach of the animal swells throughout the left side. The cattle become restless and stop eating fodder or drinking water, and the rumination ceases. If the amount of gas in the stomach is high, the breathing suffers and sometimes they breathe through the mouth. This disease is mainly caused by excessive and rapid consumption of green fodder.
Massage the left side of the abdomen as first aid. In case of a major gas problem, it is recommended that a veterinarian be consulted immediately.
If large quantities of cereals and stale food are given to the animals, it can cause indigestion. As a result, animals stop consuming fodder and drinking water, whenever swelling is detected and rumination stopped. If the indigestion intensity is high, the animals becomes tired and weak.
Magnesium sulphate and Caustic soda mixed in warm water should be given to cattle and a veterinarian should be consulted immediately.
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