Cow floating is a term used to rehabilitate down cows back to health by using a commercially produced float tank. When submerged in a full tank, a cow is only supporting about 10 percent of her body weight. The water is heated to anywhere between 90˚ & 100˚ F and the cow remains in the tank for 24 hours at a time.
All down cows are not canidates for being floated. It is important to first have an idea of why the cow is down. The number of times a cow is "floated" depends on the severity of her injury or illness. Many cows need to be floated due to calving problems, while others may be floated due to a metabolic disorder or other injury.
There are only a few cow floating businesses in the area. Typically, the cow can either be floated in a rented tank on the farm or taken to the floater's "hospital barn" where they may spend 2 or 3 days.
Is there a cow floater in the area?
Double D Cow Floating Dan Dahm (920) 946-2515 Kristin Plagemann (920) 973-2765
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