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ewe with bloat
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:03:10 pm »
Hi, got  a ewe started with bloat on Sunday ( got into the garden!!)  still very uncomfortable, hard breathing but bright and alert vet came this morning and gave painkiller and vit c ( shes already had oil + bicarb / solution for rumen+ vit B )

She is very happy to eat hand picked grass but won't touch hay, is it better to leave her without or allow her to eat the grass?
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Re: ewe with bloat
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 03:37:51 am »
Might she eat straw?  Dry is better, if she will...
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Re: ewe with bloat
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 07:07:18 am »
I gave in and gave her more grass last night this morning she is refusing everything ( has eaten the  v small amount of hard feed left in with her) and now asking to please go back out with mates and play........ :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: ::)
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