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The ideal knife for slitting the cow's rumen to create a slit large enough to release the foam and gas contents.
Bloat Knife Blade Length: 10cm
Superior steel quality limits corrosion.
The stainless steel blade hardness is 54-56 HRC.
The Victory stainless steel blade has a sub-zero (-78˚C) quench after hardening.
The benefit is a strong, hard and wear resistant blade with improved edge retention
Bloat is relatively common, particularly in spring. It’s far more common in cattle than other species, and milking cows are most often affected particularly young cows.
What are the signs of bloat?
In bloat, the rumen swells. This can be seen as distension and then a large bulge in the abdomen in the left flank area behind the rib-cage in front of the hip where there is normally a depression. The cow will stop eating and become restless; she may bellow, repeatedly try to defaecate or urinate and regurgitate boluses of herbage. Her breathing will become rapid and more laboured, maybe with the mouth open and tongue protruding. She may groan and grind her teeth because of the pain and discomfort. If she gets worse she will become staggering, her mucous membranes (lining the mouth and nose and eyes) will become cyanotic (pale blue), she will go down, develop convulsions and die or asphyxiation and heart failure. Sometimes it may take only 30 minutes from access to rapidly-growing clover-rich pasture to death.