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Old 06-19-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
I'm not sure how I can tell if my goats are bloated or just getting bigger. It doesn't look like there is a difference between their two sides but I'm not an expert. Are there any other ways of telling and how should a "normal" goats stomach feel if I was holding or touching it? I have two pygmy goats around three months old.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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This page has pictures of bloated goats- http://goat-link.com/content/view/16/29/#.UcI1tCrn_Y8

And this one shows just plain fat goats- http://fiascofarm.com/goats/bloat.htm

You goat's left side should be full, but not hard. If his/her left side is hard, he is in pain, grinding his teeth, or crying out, then he may be bloated.



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Here is a pic of them, any need for concern?

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Nah no concern

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They look normal in those pics, but if the left side is high up & hard it's bloat.
See how both sides are pretty equal?
Go get a feel for what's normal so you'll know for sure.



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