Nubian doe storing food in cheek

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Licorice, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Licorice

    Licorice New Member

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    Mar 6, 2013
    We have a four year old nubian doe who miraculously fully recovered from Listeriosis. By fully, I mean even gait, able to jump, good appetite, energetic and coordinated. The only residual is that she stores food in her cheek. She seems to be able to empty her cheek, but it is frequently full. Otherwise she is normal weight and eats fast and enthusiastically.
    Could anyone shed light on this?
    Thank you
    Laura
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    chewing cud is normal - they need to do this to keep food digesting