Drench him with vegetable oil. Start with 1/4 cup and if you don't see results in 10 minutes, give another 1/4 cup.I was just wondering if it would be better to let his get rest and just give him electrolytes?
No, you need a drench gun or a large syringe without a needle to put it into his mouth.Do you think he will drink the oil from the bottle?
Thanks for the clarification. You can't give veg oil to rabbits because some oils can kill them.Yes you can.
It works well.
Most don't have it on hand but hardly anyone doesn't have some vegetable oil handy, and serious bloat needs to be treated immediately or they could die.
Thank you for the suggestion about putting him on whole cows milk. That has been the only thing that I have found that works to keep him from bloating. He ended up bloating after every feeding until I switched him to the whole milk.Drench him with vegetable oil. Start with 1/4 cup and if you don't see results in 10 minutes, give another 1/4 cup.
Baking soda is for acidosis, not bloat. It helps prevent bloat, not treat it
Take away all the grain. He's too young for it.
He won't need it for another 4-8 weeks.
Let him eat all the good dry hay he wants.
If he bloats again, stop giving the milk replacer and switch to whole milk from the grocery store unless you can get fresh cow or goat milk. Some lambs never do well on substitutes.
He won't need electrolytes unless he has diarrhea.
You don't have to buy them though:
1 Qt Water
½ tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Karo Syrup or Black strap molasses
½ tsp salt
It can also be mixed in milk
You can do that or you can add a beaten egg.Can I put half-and-half in it to increase the fat?