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Emily!!!125

  • Joined Jun 2021
Possible bloat!?
« on: October 20, 2022, 08:38:57 pm »
Iíve had a ewe bloated for a few days, treated it as though it was bloat- seemed to soften the bloat but didnít make it go down.

Sheís never been off colour in herself, sheís absolutely normal- poos etc.

Could it just be a full stomach!? And I hadnít noticed before as she had all her wool??

Anybody had anything similar where it didnít turn out to be bloat?

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Possible bloat!?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2022, 08:27:47 am »
You have caught it early or it wasn't bloat, just a full rumen. Bloat is very distressing for the sheep, untreated it can kill quickly so if she has always acted normally I'd say she didn't have it.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Possible bloat!?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2022, 08:58:03 am »
If it is/was bloat she would be round and you would not be able to see the backbone/small bones (where you condition score normally). She would be like a ball. This looks normal to me for a ewe, that has lambed before/is older.

Emily!!!125

  • Joined Jun 2021
Re: Possible bloat!?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2022, 10:20:15 am »
Sheís only 6 months- but I am almost sure now itís greed not bloat as you say she isnít like a ball

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Possible bloat!?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2022, 11:02:06 am »
What are you feeding her?

Emily!!!125

  • Joined Jun 2021
Re: Possible bloat!?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2022, 11:13:23 am »
she's out on grass (limited) , with access to hay and gets a course mix each morning. I have others her age and breed and they are nowhere near as round in the stomach area

 

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