Posted 3/13/2019 18:42 (#7378503 - in reply to #7378470) Subject: RE: Another bloat question
Timber Lake, South Dakota
Chronic bloat is tricky. Obviously the bugs in her stomach are working and releasing gasses, which is normal. She just can’t expel the gas back up her esophagus and out. If it was a frothy bloat, you would have to solve that problem in the rumen with some soap or something to break down the gas bubbles and let the gas out normally. There is a kind of “flap” between the esophagus and the rumen. It will let gas out, but solids and liquids stay in. I had a vet explain that to me this fall. I had one that was bloated up every day. We put a trochar into the rumen, and it helped a lot. But after a week or so they would fall out. Bet we did it for a month. Eventually it fell out and I said the hell with it. He was high sided for a week or so, then straightened out. Vet said there isn’t much you can do. My recommendation would be to get a trochar in her, put her on some hay and get her system started over again and see what happens.