goats bloating

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fivesisters, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. fivesisters

    fivesisters Hatching

    Feb 16, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  2. fivesisters

    fivesisters Hatching

    Feb 16, 2011
    “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
  3. H Diamond

    H Diamond Songster

    Jan 26, 2014
    Do you have pics?
    Have you switched their food?
    Could they be pregnant/are they does?
    Do they have free choice baking soda out?
    What are you feeding them?
    When was the last time they were wormed and with what?
    We need lots more info to be able to help you. Thanks
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  4. kimi

    kimi In the Brooder

    Goats should always have minerals and baking soda free choice. They will use these to self regulate their digestive & nutrient needs.
  5. goosiemama

    goosiemama Chirping

    Feb 19, 2013
    Hi Goat people. I'm caring for two boar goats this week, and one of them has gotten a sort of bloated look--like what you described as "bloated". The owner said I could call her breeder with questions or concerns while she is gone, so I did. He said as long as the goat feels good, is urinating and pooping normally, he should be fine. The goats had just gotten some new hay and the breeder said the fullness sometimes happens when their diet is changed. Thank you for talking about the minerals and baking soda. That makes sense. These guys are so much fun, now I want a couple of goats!

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