How to fix hay belly in goats

One of the quite dangerous problems that are often faced by livestock is when the goats that are kept experience a distended stomach.

How to fix hay belly in goats

Like the distended stomach that is often experienced by humans, goats also sometimes experience this problem.

Distended stomach disorders in goats are one of the serious problems often experienced by breeders, because flatulence in goats can be fatal if not handled properly.

Distended stomach problems in goats can cause death quickly. Goats can die only in a fairly short time, which is between 1-2 hours after experiencing symptoms of flatulence.

The distended stomach experienced by goats is usually caused by a buildup of gas in the stomach. As a result, you will feel happy, increase your breathing rate, and have frequent bowel movements.

Distended stomach disorders in goats are also called RUMEN BLOOD, TYMPANI, BLOAT or METEORIMUS. This symptom is usually experienced by goats that are left open, often get rained on and look for their own food.

Cases of death of goats due to distended stomachs often occur due to careless supervision, negligence of breeders and the slow handling and assistance of sick livestock.

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Clinical symptoms of goats with distended stomachs include:

1). decreased appetite,

2). feeling restless, sick and having trouble breathing,

3). On the left side of the abdomen there is a sound that when tapped will sound like a drum / drum,

4). Back, heartbeat, weak heart, bluish mouth,

5). Cows fall and are difficult to get up again, if left unchecked, cows will die.

Some of the causes of goats having a distended stomach include the following:

1). Cows are often left to roam and get rained on

2). Cold air and wind gusts contain air or reservoirs.

3). The position of the fetus and rumen that has shifted and offers to the newly pregnant goat

4). Cows that salivate excessively and produce high.

5). Inadequate cage construction and location.

Be careful that the goat doesn't get distended

1). Goats should be kept in cages and not left alone for easier control.

2). If they have to be taken away, the cattle are brought and put in the pens if the weather is cloudy or rainy so that the livestock does not get cold and catch a cold.

3). The walls of the barn should be made tight to keep the cattle warm on cold nights or when it rains.

4). Choose a location to place the cage in a dry and not humid place.

5). The goats were placed in a protected cage and given a stove to heat the environment and repel mosquitoes, fed little by little so that the rumen microbial activity was not high.

6). do not release livestock in the morning before the pond is dry and avoid feeding wet feed from the pond.

7). overfeeding nuts.

8). choose livestock that are healthy, agile and do not salivate excessively.

How to treat a goat with a distended stomach

1). Goats are brought to a warm place or in the sun, 2). Keep the goat in a standing position with the front legs higher,

3). The left side of the goat's stomach is smeared with wind oil/balsam while being massaged and pressed so that the gas in the stomach can come out,

4). Cows are given 1 cup of warm water and 10 drops of wind oil or warm water with salt

5). Vegetable oil (coconut oil, soybean oil or palm oil) as much as 100-200 ml (approximately – 1 cup) by means of force-feeding (drink) into the goat's mouth.

6). The goats were fed 200 cc of sprite/soda, then the left stomach was covered with finely chopped shallots and mixed with coconut oil. When the wind comes out through the anus, the front legs are lifted up while the stomach is clamped with our feet. The goat's mouth must always be open and the goat's position still standing. In this way all the gas that has accumulated in the stomach will be expelled.

7). The goat's anus is pierced with a papaya leaf stalk whose tip has been smeared with cooking oil so as not to injure the anal wall. After that, both sides of the goat's stomach are clamped so that the gas will come out through the papaya leaf stalk.

Distended stomach in goats is a problem that cannot be underestimated. Cases of flatulence in goats

often cause losses due to the death of livestock. No more than 2 hours, those who experience distended stomach can survive, if not treated immediately, livestock can not be saved.