Frothy Bloat Urine?Posted: June 29, 2013
So would Googling (or Binging as I prefer now since Google is a bit too lefty for me) “Frothy Bloat Urine” get you whisked off to Gitmo by the NSA these days? Audited by the IRS? Raided by the USDA raw milk swat teams? Dunno, but sadly, those are possible concerns these days in the good ol’ USA. But I digress… Pistol, queen of the sheep, has a malady. If only Gregory House was a veterinarian! The internet only provides us tantalizing clues but nothing concrete. Oh, and really disgusting images.
Pistol got to feeling bad a couple of days ago but not real bad luckily. Her symptoms don’t match what’s out there on the net but being new to all this I don’t know that I’m looking correctly. She got hold of some flour. This can cause Lactic acidosis or Frothy Bloat. Neither of these appear to cause brown/red urine which she has today along with a slightly elevated pulse. I have a call in to the Vet so maybe I’ll get an answer today. Most stuff sheep get you find out about when they either fall over dead or are about to. Pistol obviously didn’t feel well at first but seems OK now except for the symptoms mentioned above. All we can do at the moment is wait. I have penicillin on hand if needed but I don’t want to go there unless I have more obvious cause. Sheep drama… Sheesh!
- Frothy Bloat in Grazing Lambs (colliefarm.wordpress.com)