Bloat

Beef Cattle, Companion Animals May 21, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Bloat

In ruminants: An abnormal condition in ruminants characterized by a distention of the rumen, usually seen on an animal’s upper left side, owing to an accumulation of gases.

In dogs: A twisting of the stomach that can be fatal to a dog. Bloat occurs more frequently in large, deep-chested dogs. The chance of bloat also increases if a dog eats a large meal just before exercising.

 

 

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