Barbara Beci – a large animal vet – diagnosed a bull with an LDA (left displaced abomasum) last month.
The veterinary practitioner – who is living and working between Belgium, Netherlands and Slovenia – shared details about the case on her Instagram account.
She explained that the 12-month-old Blonde d'Aquitaine bull experienced stress after being transported, introduced to a new diet and a new group of cattle.
“The youngster was much jumpier during surgery than normally cow would be.”
“Anyway, surgery and recovery went well - Extra fluids, painkillers and antibiotics were provided.”
“LDAs are most common in high-production dairy cows but also appear sporadically in calves, bulls and beef cattle.” She concluded.
Image source: Barbara Beci