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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?
Ravelry Group: - Ouessants & Company


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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...
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


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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: ::)
Ravelry Group: - Ouessants & Company


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