Posted by Dalice on December 06, 2002 at 03:21:19:
In Reply to: Re: Bloat Article Revisited posted by goat mom on December 05, 2002 at 19:30:38:
Goatmom, when you tubed the kids were they weak already? I had a premie, weak doe kid last spring that I was trying to revive by tubing and she died. But I think she was a goner before the tubing. I have not tubed a goat to relieve bloat, but I have a cow and it worked very well. When I put the tube down immediately gas started coming out and her belly girth going down. It was a great success. I hope to never have to do it on a goat, but would if I had to. I think I could more easily do that that puncture their side to relieve the gas.
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