Spring grass and pasture poo!

Spring arrives with fresh, nutritious grass than enthuses the goats to graze with gusto. However, be warned. Goats not used to eating fresh grass may quickly get digestive disorders. This is especially true of goats kept indoors for winter and released in the spring. Those outdoor all year round will have adapted to some extent to the rich growth.

However, for all, I recommend a side-serving of bicarbonate of soda that they can freely access at any time. Bicarb helps them to avoid bloat or diarrhea caused by eating too much rich grass. It helps to keep the rumen moving. You can buy it as a powder from chemists, food retailers or agricultural merchants. Goats simply lap it up from a feed bowl as required. In addition, keep up the supply of hay and a mineral lick, so they can balance their own diet as they need.

Licking freeflow bicarbonate of soda from a bowl.
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