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Chronic bloater headed for freezer camp ?

Discussion in 'Processing For Meat' started by Skiesblue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:40 AM.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:40 AM
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    Ive got a yearling ram who bloats regularly. Not so much that he’s in danger or even uncomfortable. He was headed for the freezer in any event but is there anything I need to do to make things easier for him and for the processor? He’s normal in the morning but a bit of a zeppelin by evening.
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:14 AM
    Baymule

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    Do you keep baking soda out for him?
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:16 AM
    OneFineAcre

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    Sounds like he just has a full rumen.
    If he's "not in danger or even uncomfortable" then he isn't bloated.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:36 AM
    frustratedearthmother

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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM
    Skiesblue

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    I didn’t think about baking soda. I’ll try it. My concern is a horrible ka whoosh at the processor. I’ve heard stories about rumenal contents smelling bad, awful and nearly altering time and space (you can’t get far enough away fast enough).
     
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