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Bloat

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Vetstream Ltd

Paul Wood

Synonym(s): Gassy bloat, Froth bloat, Primary bloat, Secondary bloat


Bloat

Bloat is also known as ruminal tympany. It is a non-infectious condition, where the rumen becomes abnormally distended with either rumen gas, or with foam.

A rear view of ruminal bloat ©Peter Jackson

How does bloat occur?

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