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Prolasped donkey
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dale anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 09:34:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
dale anne, i read your post about the chicken with the egg inside her & you said you had a goat that was prolasped. you said you had a sling for it. did the vet tell you about it or did you*all just know what to do? i had a min. donkey that had this and after 3 vet visits & close to $1000 i had to put him down. broke my heart he was the sweetest thing. vabill


Zenia    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
How can a boy be prolapsed? Never mind, I get it...

But I think they were talking about prolapsed uteri in the goats/ chickens. I think a sling could keep a uterus intact, perhaps - but I don't know about it working on a rectum.



Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:09:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why wouldnt it?......pushing and swelling is what makes fer a prolasp....hold it in till the swelling goes down...kinda like a hemmeroid...in the nursing home we would push them back in and they seemed to have healed faster...keeping the folks from taking a dump and pushing them back out was the hard part lol.....Once seen a man in the E.R. when i was working in a hospital in philly...his guts had fallen out after he had been cut by his wife...after a surgon looking at him and much ado about the event with the police all they ended up doing is cleaning the wound, washing the inners flopping them back into him and stapled him up!...I asked the Dr at the time why just flop them back in...he said the body would tend to itself and either they would have to go back in later and untwist his intestine or they would work themselves back out when his body was geeting byproducts out......he really said boy i sure hope this one is a money maker i have 2 empty slots tomorrow!.......Dale Anne


Zenia    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:37:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Eeew! LOL. I am not particularly squeamish... but... ew!


Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:00:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I learned about the sling from a catalog...really!...called caprinesupply...got it in the mail and was looking in it when I seen the sling....since I had goats due to freshen and the price wasnt to bad I figured better safe then sorry...plus being a medic in the past I knew to push the inners[uterous] back in ...so it cost me nothing more then learning and 30 bucks for the sling..and the learning part...priceless!....we dont tend to take our critters to the vet they over charge and dont often help...plus we dont tend to put more money into a critter then we expect to get back with selling ,using,or eating....took my goat 90 miles on time[she had bloat] it was my first goat that was dropped into my lap and well i didnt know much about them then....90 miles $65.00 to tell me yep she has blaot and we dont treat that....then he told me she would sufficate to death in few hours...I asked if anything could be done..he told me how to use a needle to punture the rumans and release the gas...I asked why he couldnt do it...he said welp I really am a dog/cat vet...so pissed off I screamed at him well at least ya can do is give me the needles in case...he did and about 50 miles down the road she started to belch and I thought good....then all of a sudden she dropped her head and looked like she was gone...hubby and I pulled over right in front of another vets office[it was closed or would have stopped at it first] and I took that needle prayed to god and stuck her 3 times before I seen gas bubbles...it worked and she is still alive today....so hands on and prayers work best I say...Dale Anne


Joe...    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
We used to use a trocar for bloat in dairy cattle..same thing as the needles, but with an outer sleeve that stays in for a while untol the swelling and gas was out, then removed, and a stitch or two in the wound..
A sling can be made out of a piece of rope....put it under hewr belly just in front of her back legs, and hang her from the ceiling rafter in the barn...works most of the time...


deadcarp-horse collar    Posted 03-03-2005 at 15:20:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
this was the way it used to be done:---we used to use a horse collar when a cow "cast her wethers" (usually delivering a calf). to stop her contractions, we'd force a healthy swig of brandy/coffee down her gullet, put the collar on her neck, add harness parts along her sides, then make a cushion outa gunny sacks, get her innards cleaned up & stuffed back in, and pack that cushion against her butt. course then we'd have to watch her in case she had another contraction or something slipped. in a day or 2 she'd be milking again. :)


DC....    Posted 03-03-2005 at 18:30:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, Deadcarp, that brought back memories! :>D


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-03-2005 at 10:13:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm thinking I don't ever want to suffer a bad case of gas riding with you, Darlin.


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