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Author Topic: Could this be bloat?  (Read 710 times)


  • Joined Sep 2021
Could this be bloat?
« on: September 26, 2021, 07:23:36 pm »
Good evening

I wonder if someone can help. One of my Zwartble ewes has a very large stomach this evening. She is 7 yrs. she is bright in herself and ran up the paddock for her tea and apart from her appearance is behaving completely normally. However I didnít like the look of her tummy and wonder if itís bloat? I e never seen it before. They have been eating as normal, no new feed, plenty of hay over last 4 weeks as grass is poor. They are not fed anything with oats or wheat itís all fibre based. Iím wondering if I should call a vet right away?


  • Joined May 2013
Re: Could this be bloat?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 03:24:38 pm »
Hi, I am not a sheepy person but I do think that a phonecall and a chat with a vet would be a good idea.

Hope your sheep is ok


  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Could this be bloat?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 07:17:02 pm »
I hope your sheep was ok. If she ran in she probably didn't have bloat as it is pretty uncomfortable. If you are ever in doubt about your animal's health call the vet asap. Don't rely on forums as we are not vets, we can't see your animals and there is no guarantee anyone will see your post.

There are however lots of lovely, experienced people on here who will help whenever they can with general care and looking after poorly sheep.

Let us know how you got on. Shared experiences help us all.


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