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My spring born wether Pygmy likes to eat. I don't feed grain just free hay all day and at least 2-3 hours of grazing in the evening. After which he looks alarmingly bloated. I burp him (lol) and his belly goes down some.
My question is: is this really bloat and what do I do? If it's over eating would he be fine or should I put him on a diet?
 

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If he is not in distress, eating, drinking, active, pooping berries, peeing just fine, bright eye and alert, chewing a cud burping and tooting, nice active rumen noises..I wouldnt be too concerned... if he seems uncomfortable , real hard belly, standing off hunched, crying in pain or any other signs..then treatment is needed..my first to go to is Baking soda. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon in enough water to drench then message message message, walk walk walk bouce bounce bouce repeat until I get things moving...
 
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