acidosis - . Panting diarrhea reduced cud chewing kicking...

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How sheep and goats get acidosis is by eating to much grain or under feeding. Acidosis results in the rumen pH becoming acidic. Acidosis is know to be in to forms. Acute Acidosis Subacute acidosis
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This form of Acidosis is the worst you can have in your animal, but luckily more rare. The symptoms are easy to see when your animal has them. They are listed below. decrease or cessation of rumen movements bloat increased pulse respiration rates founder coma
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Subacute acidosis occurs much more frequently but is more difficult to recognize. The primary result of subacute acidosis is reduced feed intake and an accompanying reduction in animal performance
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Unformatted text preview: . Panting diarrhea reduced cud chewing kicking at the belly other signs of discomfort Feed a good quality and balanced diet with grain and forage Avoid too much grain Introduce new feed programs slowly The animal should only eat about 3-4% of their body weight in food. (This includes forage) the best treatment is to try to neutralize the acid in the rumen baking soda diluted with water and physically drenching the animal anti-inflammatory agent (banamine or aspirin) Magna-Lax magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide in a liter of warm water...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANSCI 313 taught by Professor Dr.allanmorgan during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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