"Go ahead and feed them some hay, make sure that they’ve had their morning fill, and then turn them out and let them start grazing on it. Don’t let them have it all at once. You can limit-graze them where you turn them out on the pasture for a little bit and then push them back off of it," says Fernandez. "Just kind of gradually work them onto that over the period of a week or so."
"Bloat Guard is one of the products that’s used, basically it’s a nonionic surfactant, and that’s also a detergent. In a pinch you can use Dawn dishwashing liquid. A couple ounces of Dawn dishwashing liquid in maybe a pint of water, get that down into the rumen through a tube," he says. "You have to be careful not to get the fluid down into the lungs but that surfactant will break up the foam, and allow that gas to escape."