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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Bottle of beer works wonder on sick cow


A farmer is toasting the health of a cow which made a wonder recovery after being treated with beer.

Tony Baskett and his wife Lavender, who are both in their 70s and live in Theberton, Suffolk, feared that their cow, Lottie, would die after she developed a stomach problem.

But a vet suggested treating Lottie with yeast - so Mr Baskett fed her Adnams beer from a bottle.

Now Lottie has made a full recovery and given birth to a calf which the family have named Adnams.

"She was very ill and wouldn`t eat or drink", said Mrs Baskett.

"The vet who was treating her said she thought that brewers yeast might help cure the problem.

"She said she had heard of it being used in other countries and in England many years ago.

"So Tony approached the local pub and they gave him a barrel of Adnams which just had the dregs of the beer in the bottom.

"We put it in a bottle and pushed the bottle into Lottie`s mouth and got it down her that way.

"After a few months she made a full recovery and now to show how healthy she is she has given birth to a calf, which we have of course named Adnams.

"We`ve been farming for 48 years here and I have never heard of beer being used like this before. But apparently it was in the old days."

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