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  • Joined Jun 2014
  • Peebles
Possible bloated lamb
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:20:15 pm »
 Last night I found a lamb in the middle of the field freezing cold abandoned by his mother. We stomach tubed him and put him under a heat lamp over night and he has picked up and is now standing and looking alert. However his stomach is making a lot of noises and his stomach is quite hard and not soft. Is this ok? It feels a bit like a balloon but it doesn't look big. Is he ok?


  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: Possible bloated lamb
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 12:34:09 pm »
Could be watery he wet under the chin? They have noisy bloaty bellies with watery mouth and if so it needs oral ab quickly


  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Possible bloated lamb
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 12:44:37 pm »
As Sbom says it needs the vet, good luck :fc:


  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Possible bloated lamb
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 01:53:00 pm »
Enemas are also advised for watery mouth/belly to help the passage of fermented milk/sticky faeces in the gi tract.


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