Description of Cattle Drench pump
Drenching is a method which consists of quickly rehydrating cows by pumping 30 to 50 liters of water at 37 °C, directly into the rumen or possibly into the oesophagus.
Drenching is used in adult cows : post-partum, to compensate for the lack of appetite of the cow, in prevention of milk-fever or in prevention and treatment of acetonemia.
– After surgery or disease, to boost the appetite when the cow does not spontaneously feed or to provide it with medicine or nutrients (trace elements or vitamins).
For calves, drenching is mainly indicated in cases of severe diarrhea, to compensate for rapid water loss. Oral rehydration solutions are then used.