I had our ownly Cow bloated to the fullest Extent. We gave her soda then salt. Finally as the last resort I had an opening made in the ponch on the left side and put in a pipe with a quarter inch hole to let the gass out. She would have been dead without it. I also put a stick in her Mouth through all the operation she was saved. I put her in a warm Stable at night.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]