Does your tissue have an issue?

With our crazy winter weather we here at Louisa Vet Service have seen an increased number of frostbitten tissues on animals. Newborn babies are wet and if they are exposed to extremely cold temperatures and cold wind they can get frostbite on their extremities, usually feet and ears, very quickly. It is very important in extreme winter weather to make sure your pregnant animals have access to dry ground and windbreaks. If you find a baby that is hypothermic (<99 degrees Fahrenheit) try to dry it off, place it by a woodstove, and give it a feeding of warm colostrum or milk. Adults can get frostbite too. This usually happens when they prolapse various tissues. Young bulls tend to prolapse


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Louisa, Virginia 23093

Mailing address: P.O. Box 492

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