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I have a goat i think she has goat bloat wont move around

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I have a goat i think she has goat bloat wont move around too much
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the goat?
Customer: I think she ate too much grain looks like she cant go to bathroom
JA: The Veterinarian will know if the goat will be able to digest that. What is the goat's name and age?
Customer: Juliet and she is 12
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Juliet?
Customer: No I never had this problem. Im freaking out
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

This is common in goats that ingest too many carbohydrates and the treatment is to give mineral oil at 1 cup per 50 pounds of Juliets weight every 4 hrs. This will neutralize the gas producing bacteria that is causing the bloat. It would be good to use a stomach tube to attempt to release this gas but your vet would have to do this to be safe for Juliet. Try the mineral oil or other oils first to see if that will help.

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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