What to do?
When all according to plan, milk bypasses the forestomach (rumen and reticulum) and enters into the abomasum via the oesophageal groove. However, when there is a disturbance, the milk can come into the rumen instead of the abomasum. Milk in the rumen will not be digested, but result in production of excess gases by microbial fermentation. This condition is fatal in new born calves if not treated early.
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