Over the last few weeks I have been nursing a sick goat (with some very good advice from the goat spot). Over this time I have been reading and learning a lot. We only have the two goats and I never spent a lot of time watching or listening to their rumen activity before this. I now suspect that my goat's rumen had all but shut down when he was at his sickest. He was sub for at least 5 days before I got his temperature up. He now has tummy gurgles and smelly burps which he didn't when he was sick. If this was the case, what other symptoms might there have been? Also, does anyone know how this might look on blood work?? I ask because the tests showed that pretty much everything had shut down and suggested strongly that he had/has cancer, but it is hard to believe it when I see him getting stronger every day.