I have a Nubian/Boer wether that is about 6 years old. He is suffering from what I believe is "frothy" bloat. I noticed his symptoms this evening, but wasn't able to get to the feed store in time to get some Therabloat. I got a suggestion from a friend at the feed store to give him a really dark ale beer, to help reduce the froth, and to help with the bloat. Apparently this is something she has done with numerous goats to treat bloat, with good success. I was a little leery, but tried it. He didn't show any improvement an hour later, so I gave him some baking soda/water type paste. I'm kind of at a loss of what to do now. If I could, I would call the vet, but I just can't afford that right now. I've been massaging his left side, but no burping yet. He is still somewhat frothy, and very uncomfortable, lying down and moaning softly. He is off feed too. I will add that this is something that he goes through alot, though not to this extent. He always seems to get some sort of digestion upset, putting him off feed for a day or so. Just when I start getting scared, he is fine. My goats are on a pasture of basically grass and weeds, that right now is very marshy and very short. They are on this pasture all year, so nothing is new. They get Eastern Oregon grass hay twice daily, and a livestock blend of corn,barley and oats. He didn't have any cob today yet, and was fine this morning. I have still yet to figure out what sets his tummy off. Any suggestions for the frothy bloat? Right now, I'm basically just waiting to see if the baking soda (and beer) helps.