If your cow has become badly eating and is behaving strangely, she may be sick. A disease called atony of the foreglobe in a cow, the treatment and description of which we offer you in this review, can cause this behavior of the animal. Read more about the symptoms and treatment of atony.
What is this disease and how does it proceed?
The state of atony of the foreglobe in cows is accompanied by a decrease in the contractile activity of such gastric regions as the mesh, book, and scar. Symptoms of atony are manifested in the weakness of contractions or in their complete absence. Of course, such a low activity of digestion affects both the health of the animal and its mood.Diagram of the digestive system of the cow: 1-esophagus, 2-liver, 3-multidimensional stomach, 4-colon; 5-small intestine; 6-duodenum, 7-pancreas. On the right - the structure of the stomach: 1-grid, 2-book, 3-rennet, 4-scar.
The diagram above shows the structure of the digestive system of the cow and the stomach in particular. At the initial stages of atony, weak cuts in the scar are observed, but at the advanced stages there is their complete absence. It causes the animal suffering - food stagnates, not digested. Treatment of atony is a must for any cow, otherwise the disease will become chronic and intestinal obstruction may occur.
Unhealthy lack of contractions of the foreglobe is caused by several reasons. The first is to feed livestock with feed that is difficult to digest, such as hay or straw, as well as concentrates. The second reason - the use of poor-quality, moldy feed. Additional reasons: the animal drinks dirty water or is abruptly transferred to another feed.
If a cow was free pasturing for a long time and ate a lot of grass, and then abruptly switched to combined ready-made feeds, atony is likely to appear. The so-called secondary atony develops due to infections of the foregastric or parasitic diseases.
Symptoms of the disease
The main symptoms that accompany atony of the anterior gizzards are:
- poor appetite or lack of it;
- liquid chewing gum or lack thereof;
- weak scar movements;
- in the rumen palpable seal;
- rare feces and even diarrhea;
- reducing the amount of milk.
With proper treatment of atony, the animal gets better after 3 days. In general, a full recovery is fixed in 5-7 days. Treatment includes the absence of feeding the cow during the day. On the second day, you can produce high-quality hay, greens, fresh grass, raw root vegetables. Feed in small quantities only!
In addition to feeding regulate the activity of the animal. Burenka must walk several times a day, and the scar must be kneaded (gently massaging with a fist the area of the hungry fossa on the left side). In addition to fresh food, the cow is given Glauber's salt (mirabilite) dissolved in water in an amount of about a liter. About 200 grams of Mirabilite are taken per liter of water. You can also give natural vegetable oil - not more than 800 grams per day.
After such treatment, the animal should be better. If the burenka got sick in winter, try to prevent proton atony prevention in the spring. Constantly monitor the diet of the cow and monitor its health.