Don’t rush with esophageal feeders

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Proper and patient administration of an esophageal feeder tube is critical, says Hugh Chester-Jones, associate professor of animal science at the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center. “An incorrect or aggressive approach can cause inflammation of the esophagus and throat, which will result in subsequent problems when feeding the calf,” he says.  Removing the tube too quickly also can cause slight throat inflammation.

 



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