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littleacorn

  • Joined Jan 2011
bloated lamb
« on: March 29, 2016, 10:46:09 am »
I have a nearly 3 week old single ewe lamb being fed by her mum who I think may have bloat.  I have given her 40ml of sunflower oil by syringe and have been massaging her tum and wondered how long it would be before the oil works?
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: bloated lamb
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 11:20:09 am »
I had a 5.5week old tame lamb with quite bad bloat, the oil worked within 3-4 hours. Might be worth putting a tube down into stomach and pushing the left side of abdomen to release any gas too. He had another 40ml oil 12 hours later and a few days of natural yoghurt and oil in his last few bottles of milk before he was weaned.

 

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