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Goats: noisey goat, boer goats, slim hope
boer goats, slim hope, small hope: I am not aware of any training aids. Some goats are just noisier than others. You may be inadvertently reinforcing the crying by paying attention to her (which is what she wants.) I can t offer you any real helpful information, other than to not go out so...

Goats: nuisance goats, port orange fl, county agricultural agent
port orange fl, county agricultural agent, city of vancouver wa: Hello Marye Ann, I belong to a goatkeeper s discussion list and posed your problem to them. I will append their answers to the bottom of this note I already sent you. Sincerely, Maxine Kinne ---- This is the first time I ve ever had this question...

Goats: old goat that shakes, maxine kinne, loose minerals
maxine kinne, loose minerals, old goat: Hello Charlotte, I ve never had a question like this, so I m just going to do some thinking here. Is she eating all right? Have you had a fecal exam done to make sure that your deworming is working all right? Check her inner eyelid to make sure it...

Goats: orphened boer goat, kid goats, karo syrup
kid goats, karo syrup, cows milk: How old is he? 8 ounces a day 4 times a day is usually fed to one to two week age kids. Cows milk is not good for kid goats as its fat molecules are so big that it causes indigestion for them. Milk replacer made for kid goats or at multispecies type really...

Goats: Pregnant Goat, maxine kinne, nubian goat
maxine kinne, nubian goat, mucous discharge: Hello Shelli, The vaginal discharge shouldn t be a foul odor. Since she only has a few weeks to go, all you can do is watch and wait. As long as her udder is slowly getting larger and she does not act ill, she may kid just fine. Good luck! Sincerely,...

Goats: Pregnant goat with white gums, nanny goat, white gums
nanny goat, white gums, goat breeders: Hello Morgan, If you have a veterinarian, his/her recommendation would be best. If I were in your situation, I would use 10% fenbendazole at the rate of 15 mg/lb of body weight. Fenbendazole is the deworming drug in Panacur and SafeGuard (brand names)....

Goats: Pregnant Nubian additional info., maxine kinne, good appetite
maxine kinne, good appetite, fetuses: Hello Pam, She was probably being vocal because of being in a new place. I wouldn t worry about the way she s been standing. Since she has a good appetite, I wouldn t worry about her being sick. As far as weight gain... She should be maintaining and...

Goats: Premature Kids (Goats), vitamin b complex, kid goats
vitamin b complex, kid goats, animal vet: Sounds like pneumonia and an eye infection - premies can get this easily - penicillin at 1/2 cc twice a day for 5 days along with vitamin B complex with thiamin (oral is easier on the kid) along with either a 1/2 cc injection of Bo-Se or 1/2 mg of oral selenium...

Goats: Pygmy/ La Mancha mix baby walking on knees, human lice, herbal shampoo
human lice, herbal shampoo, pygmy: With a temperature of 103 he most likely has an infection. It could be a number of things but joint ill sounds possible. He does not get any grain? I would start him on penicillin or another injectable antibiotic. And with the antibiotic a probiotic and...

Goats: please help, uterine infection, vaginal area
uterine infection, vaginal area, urinary infection: It could be a urinary tract infection. It could also be that she is trying to abort and what looks like trying to pass urine is really contractions. She could also have aborted and has a uterine infection. I would start her on an injectable antibiotic such...

Goats: pregnant doe, maxine kinne, goat breeder
maxine kinne, goat breeder, signs of labor: Hello Amber, It isn t very usual, but it does happen that a doe can seem to go into labor and have second thoughts about it. Then she goes on to kid when it s time. This is a fairly unusual circumstance, and it might reassure you to have a veterinarian...

Goats: pygmy, aggressive behavior, females
aggressive behavior, females, thanks for your time: Generally two bucks can be together - they will fight a bit but usually not to hurt each other - I would just be sure to watch them for any over aggressive behavior of one or the other. Also you need to be sure that one does not bully the other too much over...

Goats: pygmy female goats, maxine kinne, female goats
maxine kinne, female goats, female goat: Hello Chelsea, Congratulations on your twins! Your doe s discharge is normal and may continue for another week or so. If you are interested, the medical term for this discharge is lochia . It normally lasts for 2 to 4 weeks after a doe gives birth....

Goats: pygmy goats after kidding, pygmy goats, 2 females
pygmy goats, 2 females, cold weather: Do you have another area where the buck could be put? Usually the bucks are very aggressive towards the kids. If it is cold weather then I would keep them in the smaller enclosure for at least 2 to 3 weeks. Is there an area you could make just for them,...

Goats: Re: Separation, male goat, tame one
male goat, tame one, aggressiveness: Hello Lila Ann, It is very difficult to change butting and charging behavior once it has started. He is trying to be the boss of his herd . Sometimes it works to shoot the goat with a water gun (squirt gun) when it does the bad behavior, but they are usually...

Goats: Re: weak doe after miscarriage, immune stimulant, 4 quarts
immune stimulant, 4 quarts, vitiman b: Glad to hear she is peeing well. As long as she is peeing well 4 quarts is really just an average amount, give or take whatever you can get down her. Re the eyes, many times with the polio their eyes are sensitive to light. I would continue the vitamin...

Goats: Shoulder/back problem, maxine kinne, rear legs
maxine kinne, rear legs, elderly age: Hello Terrie, The first thing you could do is trim her feet, paying particular attention to each leg, front and back. Fell the symmetry of her legs together. At the same time, feel from the top of the shoulders, down to the feet to see if there is any difference...

Goats: Sick Goat, meningeal worm, vitamin b complex
meningeal worm, vitamin b complex, thiamin deficiency: Hello Amy, When a goat is sick, it s always a good idea to take the rectal temperature before starting treatment. If the temperature goes down as a response to treatment, it shows that the treatment is working. I sure wish you d have a veterinarian evaluate...

Goats: My Sick Goats, darlene smith, passive immunity
darlene smith, passive immunity, girls legs: Hi there - I m well, thanks. Re the CDT injection, that should be given about 4 weeks prior to the kidding date so that the kids get a passive immunity to clostridium via their mom. Even though it is close I would still give the does this injection - 2...

Goats: Sick Goats, maxine kinne, goat breeder
maxine kinne, goat breeder, nubian goats: Hello Morgan, It was always my intention to treat sick goats and let those that weren t actually sick use their immune systems, and that would lead to stronger immune systems. The only way to tell if they are actually sick is to take the body temperature...

Goats: Supplemental feeding of kids, maxine kinne, mycobacterium paratuberculosis
maxine kinne, mycobacterium paratuberculosis, cows milk: Hello Dwight, Yes, you can substitute cow milk for feeding kids. Just be aware that Johne s Disease can be passed to kids from cows that are infected with Johne s. Pasteurization does not kill the Johne s organisma, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Sincerely,...

Goats: Swollen Ears, boer goats, running a fever
boer goats, running a fever, other ones: Is the weather temperature outside cold where you are? If so, and the kids are outside/in barn, then the 102.5 temperature of the kid could really be 103.5. So it is possible it could be an infection - mom is still well, no fever on her part? You could...

Goats: Swollen Knees, baby asprin, swollen knees
baby asprin, swollen knees, goat food: You should also give her vitamin B complex with thiamin in it (human type) tablets (just crush and add to the aspirin with a little water and the yogurt and give all orally). Especially if she is not eating well the vitamin B with thiamin is very important....

Goats: sick baby goat, baby goat, milk jugs
baby goat, milk jugs, old goat: Hello Kari, He s eating too frequently. If you can weigh him fairly accurately, I can calculate how much milk he should get every 6 hours (four times a day). Too much milk is going to be a problem. If he is pooping, he doesn t need an enema. You might...

Goats: sick goat, maxine kinne, propylene glycol
maxine kinne, propylene glycol, sick goat: Hello Christine, The two most prevalent conditions near kidding time are ketosis and milk fever (hypocalcemia). You should get your veterinarian involved in diagnosing her problem NOW. Ketosis is treated by giving propylene glycol as a drench several...

Goats: sick goats, adult goats, dead fetuses
adult goats, dead fetuses, shipping fever: Hello Leslie, Your list of problems is pretty long... :-( Both of the dewormers you mentioned by name have been misused since they were developed and are worthless in some areas of the country. The worms have become drug resistant. Have you been doing...

Goats: swelling, good bacteria, billy goat
good bacteria, billy goat, mg tablet: What is his temperature? He may have a testicule infection. Is he humping up and then stretching out at all? Let me know. I would start him on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 to 7 days along with a probiotic (to keep good bacteria in his...

Goats: swollen front leg, tetanus toxoid, feed mill
tetanus toxoid, feed mill, question thanks: Hi there - no problem with the questions, really. I would continue her on the penicillin for another 2 days at twice a day. You would also have to continue her on the probiotic during that time too. Re the sticking , sometimes if you catch fat from the...

Goats: Three week old goat having trouble urinating, vitamin b complex, boer goat
vitamin b complex, boer goat, baby aspirin: Thanks for the update and thanks so much for telling me about the bedding, yes, that is most likely the cause - we use grass hay generally for kid bedding. Donna Additional information - if she is 15 pounds I would use the 1/2 cc twice a day but if she...

Goats: teat orfice - too large, protein level, milker
protein level, milker, udder: You could try taping it with special udder tape that they make for cows. That is known to work pretty well. If I come up with anything else I will let you know. Is she being milked once or twice a day? You might think about cutting back on her protein...

Goats: Unruly Male Pygmy Goat, pygmy goat, vinegar and water
pygmy goat, vinegar and water, middle fingers: You could start by being very assertive as soon as you walk in the pen, that is, walk up to him quickly and then using two middle fingers rap him very hard across the middle of his nose and say at the same time NO with a deep, gruff voice. You can also try...

Goats: Using Milk Replacer on Baby Goat, floppy kid syndrome, maxine kinne
floppy kid syndrome, maxine kinne, baby goats: Hello Lisa, I couldn t find a label for Purina Kid Milk Replacer online. Read yours, and IF it contains any soy products, DON T USE IT. Kids don t do well on soy-based replacer. I don t know enough about dried milk for people to even take a guess. I...

Goats: Weak doe after miscarriage, vitamin b complex, intrauterine infection
vitamin b complex, intrauterine infection, bloody discharge: Poliomyencephalacia is a secondary disease to another disease, such as pneumonia (viral, fungal or bacterial). Yes, we are our own goats veterinarian and have had to be for some 25 years, with no goat knowledgeable vet around. I am at work and do not...

Goats: warts or bumos on nose, warts, mites
warts, mites, poultry: How big are the bumps? Are they pin head size or are they larger? If just small bumps it is most likely mites - you can make a paste from water and poultry/livestock dust and spread over the affected area. Have you noticed any in her ears? If these are...

Goats: weak goat, dairy goat, probiotic yogurt
dairy goat, probiotic yogurt, thin side: Not a bother, really. The Centrum probably would help at double the dose for humans once a day wihle she is ill and then perhaps at least a week after she seeks over the worst. If possible yogurt at least as a probiotic would help or even a human probiotic...

Goats: weak legs in baby goats, baby goats, rear legs
baby goats, rear legs, hind legs: *HI Tara, This is not as unusual as you may think in particular seemingly with Nubians. Typically a splint carefully placed for a few days making sure to check it hourly the first day esp, for excess tightness causing the foot to loose circulation- will...

Goats: wormer, lung worms, fecal exams
lung worms, fecal exams, fecal analysis: Hi Crystal, I m really glad to hear that your little guy is so much happier. :-) Sometimes it s just the little things that make life so much easier. It would really be a good idea to have a veterinarian do some fecal exams to find out what kinds of...

Goats: What is going on!!?, boer goat, protective instinct
boer goat, protective instinct, google: When is she due? Are you sure she is not eating at all, or is it just grain? As to the udder, you should not be milking that until she has her kids, because bacteria can get in it once you break the seal. It sounds like she may be getting close to kidding....

Goats: 1 1/2 year nubian buck behavior, horns, goat
horns, goat, herd: Do you have any does in your herd? It is breeding season so he is being affectionate to you as he would a doe. The only thing you need to watch out for is that he does not get overly affectionate and if he is a big goat he could push hard enough to knock...

Goats: 1 1/2 year old nubian buck, oral antibiotics, immune enhancer
oral antibiotics, immune enhancer, runny nose: Clumpy poop usually indicates worms. When was he last wormed, what type of worming program do you have him on or was he on? Re the runny nose that could be a cold and I am assuming his immune system may be down a bit especially if you just got him. Would...

Goats: 3 month old with bent front legs, maxine kinne, free choice minerals
maxine kinne, free choice minerals, knee joints: Hello Fran, I think your question exceeds my ability to guess what is wrong. I wouldn t expect arthritic knee problems from CAE in such a young kid so am wondering if he could have had a mild case of navel ill in which inflammation settled in his knee...

Goats: Baby Boer goat, boer goat, dead kid
boer goat, dead kid, hardest time: Jill, If you are going to give another kid to her, you need to do it soon. Put her in a separate area, rub he membranes from the dead kid or that hanging down from the mom and see whether the mom will start licking her and recognizing her as her child. The...

Goats: Baby Boer goat, boer goat, necropsy
boer goat, necropsy, stillborn: I am not aware of a shot to dry goats up. Yes, check the udder for extreme tightness. Do not expect heat, as that would mean infection and this is not common. It will dry up on its own, get reabsorbed. Too bad the mom wouldn t accept the baby. When I did...

Goats: Baby Boer goat, floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease
floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease, boer goat: He could have white muscle disease or floppy kid syndrome. Two things two do: Give him a 1/2 cc BoSe shot and give him a tsp of baking soda dissolved in warm water. Either of these might do the trick. If not, could be a birth defect, but it is more likely...

Goats: baby goat kid, maxine kinne, parasite eggs
maxine kinne, parasite eggs, parasite problem: Hello Janine, Your 6-week-old kid is just the right age to have an abundance of internal parasites like worms and coccidia. Too many coccidia often causes diarrhea in kids around this age. Take a sample of the fresh diarrhea to the veterinarian to have...

Goats: baseball size lump on neck of boer nanny, lump on neck, saline water
lump on neck, saline water, baseball size: What is her exact temperature? If over 102.5 then she has an abscess. This sounds much like an abscess. You are correct about goiters, they are generally on both sides of the neck, occurring from being low in iodine. Is she drinking well? When you feel the...

Goats: boer goats, boer goats, pack animals
boer goats, pack animals, question thanks: Are you also feeding a hay? Chaff is generally not high enough in nutrition nor does it have enough scratch factor to keep the rumen functioning correctly. I have not heard of Capra Mix, what is the protien content in it? Re the selenium and vitamin...

Goats: brown stinky foam goat, hydrogen peroxide, nubian goat
hydrogen peroxide, nubian goat, sore mouth: Hi, It sounds like the soremouth lesions are inside this goat s mouth. I would check for that. Unfortunately, there is nothing that works on it. You could try to clean it with hydrogen peroxide, but I have not had success with anything other than time....

Goats: bush goat, breeds of goat, loose minerals
breeds of goat, loose minerals, old goat: A 7 month old goat always needs extra protein, vitamin D and usually biotin, especially if they do not get it in their feed. Some breeds of goat do well only on their natural habitat of brush and leaves while most others need a good grain (livestock pelleted...

Goats: How common is CAE and other diseases in goats?, goat health, goat farm
goat health, goat farm, sore mouth: I agree with you. It is better to be methodical. Glad to hear that you have horses, so that will be good. I found when I was showing that my goats were more likely to get sick, mostly with upper respiratory problems or pneumonia than they are now that they...

Goats: Dairy Goat Feed, nubian dairy goats, loose minerals
nubian dairy goats, loose minerals, goat feed: When you say sweet feed is this pelleted or is a straight grain. For our does in milk I like them to have about 16 to 18% protein. They get a combination of a general pelleted livestock feed (called Farm Blend at the feed store we use) that is either a...

Goats: Dehorning a 2-year old doe (goat), tennis balls, new challenge
tennis balls, new challenge, duct tape: Bands are usually for smaller thinner horns and it is a very long process that many times does not work, if the goat hits something with a half dead horn then you have a whole new challenge. Does with horns are generally more aggressive, especially if not...

Goats: diahirra, diarrhea
diarrhea: I have a couple of ideas. First of all (and maybe you are already doing this) get some kaolin pectin and give that to her to get her feces firmed up. It won t hurt her. Stop feeding the alfalfa. It is very rich and is not necessary for the average goat....

Goats: 3 month old with bent front legs, copper deficiency, vitamin e
Goats: 3 month old with bent front legs, copper deficiency, vitamin e

Goats: fat goat or something else?, belly area, milker
belly area, milker, fatness: Lumbar scoring is the main way to tell if a goat is too fat or too thin or just right. It sounds as if she most likely is pregnant, especially if her barrel (abdomen) is large and the rest of her looks thinner. When did she kid last, did the farmer tell you...

Goats: Goat eating excessive salt, loose minerals, pygmy goat
loose minerals, pygmy goat, salt block: The white blocks are simply sodium chloride/just regular salt. He may be eating lots of this if his iodine is low. I always suggest the horse bricks or livestock bricks with selenium and other trace minerals including copper (as long as you do not have sheep...

Goats: goat's bent front leg, goat medicine, degee
goat medicine, degee, knee joint: I had to do a little research before I answered because I have not encountered this. Goat Medicine says that the most common reason for this is chronic CAE virus. Do you have any reason to believe that the goat does not have this? They also note that it...

Goats: goat care after dehorning, goat care, boer goat
goat care, boer goat, oral paste: Is the vet at least having you put antibiotic soaked cotton balls down the holes? This is a usual treatment that I have done for goats I have cared for who were surgical dehorned - they could not handle seeing the brain/sinuses and keeping away the flies....

Goats: My goat suddenly died, nova scotia canada, water hemlock
nova scotia canada, water hemlock, old goat: Had she been ill looking previous to this? Thanks for the information. It could have been a poisonous plant or mushroom that she picked up in the field accidentally. Water hemlock and cowbane are possible - they cause death within hours of intake...

Goats: Immuno-Boosting Supplement, vitamin b complex, ecchinacea
vitamin b complex, ecchinacea, stressful periods: The senior horse food is certainly good for older goats. I generally use either something called ID-1 immune liquid or you can even use (which is what I also use) human children s immune liquid formulas (we have Super Supplements here in Washington State...

Goats: ill goat ?, vitamin b complex, digital thermometer
vitamin b complex, digital thermometer, boar goat: A regular human digital thermometer is good to use, easy and fast. Yes, the dose for penicillin is 3 cc/100 pounds, or if you have LA200, that is either 3 cc/100 pounds once a day or 4.5 cc/100 pounds every other day. The vitamin B complex with thiamin just...

Goats: infected upper lip, allergic to penicillin, asprin
allergic to penicillin, asprin, upper lip: Would start her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days. Aspirin at 325 mg twice a day for the discomfort is fine - I usually grind it up and mix with water and orally drenched. During the time she is on the penicillin she will need probiotics....

Goats: mini dairy goats, dairy goats, minis
dairy goats, minis, alpine: You could tie her up. I have stood in front of the doe and held her in place in such cases. Sometimes I find they want the more experienced boys. I have held them on a hill and had them stand below a step to equal the height. You will just have to work with...

Goats: New goat questions, fews days, horn buds
fews days, horn buds, african pygmy: I would have expected the cord to be gone by now, so he may be younger. But I would not worry about it. I hope you are going to get him castrated. If either of them are even 3 months old, he can breed the female. That could be a problem. You need to separate...

Goats: Nigerian dwarf with eye crusties, upper respiratory infection, goat health
upper respiratory infection, goat health, crusty eyes: They may have had an upper respiratory infection originally, but that doesn t mean the buck does now. They often get these crusty eyes with nothing else. If he does show other symptoms, you probably want to get a different antibiotic and give him injections...

Goats: nutrition, rabbit pellets, fibrous plants
rabbit pellets, fibrous plants, large intestine: Is this for a project? I could write two or three pages on this but would not have time for that right now, but will give you as much as I can while I am at work currently. Let s start with the rabbit digestive system - they are, of course, herbivores,...

Goats: My Pigmy, milk fever, sick of food
milk fever, sick of food, mucous plug: The white mucous you are seeing is the mucous plug - comes anywhere from two weeks out to within days out of kidding. Re the pelvic ligaments, these are the best gauge of kidding time - once they have disappeared , that is they are so loose that you cannot...

Goats: Pygmy Buck Age, life span, pygmy
life span, pygmy, good health: Most bucks should be able to breed up to about 10 years, possibl up to 12 years of age, but this all depends on the health of the goat too. Also, bucks tend to have a shorter life span than does, so at 8 years of age this buck could already be considered...

Goats: Pygmy goat stool, pygmy goat, alfalfa hay
pygmy goat, alfalfa hay, milk fever: I would advise no corn - whole or cracked corn is not the best for goats as it can get balled up in their intestinces and cause obstipatioin and/or constipation. A good COB (corn, oats and barley combination - has corn but this is crimped and flattened which...

Goats: pigmy goats, pigmy goats, pygmy goats
pigmy goats, pygmy goats, grass hay: The bread is fine as long as you do not over do it and cause bloat in them. The same is true of the fruit. A good grass hay is a good roughage for them. As long as they are a good weight, not too fat and not thin, and they are growing well, looking healthy...

Goats: pigmygoat, hydrogen peroxide, tetanus antitoxin
hydrogen peroxide, tetanus antitoxin, male goat: First thing to do is to give a tetanus antitoxin shot. Can you clean it with hydrogen peroxide and put some triple antibiotic on it? Then I would probably treat it with penicillin injections just to be on the safe side. (5-6 ml/100 subcutaneous twice a day...

Goats: pregnant doe problem, vaginal plug, vaginal area
vaginal plug, vaginal area, pygmy: Firstly, give me a call if you d like - 360-742-8310 Next, are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? Have her sides dropped so that she looks thin? Is her vaginal area puffed and pink/red? Has she passsed her vaginal plug yet? Can you feel the kids?...

Goats: pregnant goat?, pregnancy 5 months, selenium vitamin
pregnancy 5 months, selenium vitamin, pygmy goat: If she is at least 2 months along you should be able to feel some bumps in her abdomen - with pygmy goats because they have large barrels/abdominal area anyway it is difficult to just look at them and say they are pregnant. Easiest place to feel is mid...

Goats: puncture from dog bite to udder, puncture wound, milk goat
puncture wound, milk goat, antibiotic ointment: I would give her a tetanus booster (CDT toxoid is fine to cover that). Not much you can do if the dog had rabies, just watch and wait. Would rinse out the puncture wound with hydrogen pyroxide and then place penicillin into the puncture site and cover with...

Goats: pygora goats & bad hay, vitamin b complex, pygora goats
vitamin b complex, pygora goats, female goats: What is her temperature? Do you see any mold in the hay? Does she get grain? What does her poop look like? Is she eating at all? Is she drinking at all? If she is not eating and has not been eating for more than a day she will need vitamin B complex with...

Goats: Re; Coughing, liquid meds, oral antibiotics
liquid meds, oral antibiotics, wet climate: Does he have a runny nose at all? It could be just a cold. You could give him some vitamin C to help his immune system fight the cold and/or possible pneumonia coming on. Just grind up one 1000 unit tablet of vitamin C and give once a day - mix in some...

Goats: Re: Migi keeps yawning, saran wrap, grinding teeth
saran wrap, grinding teeth, mouth movement: Lila Ann, Is it yawning or trying to swallow or something else? I wouldn t worry about the yawning if that is what it really is. But my concern is that the plastic has lodged somewhere in his digestive tract. The temperature is normal. Is he grinding...

Goats: recurrent pulmonary problems, bronchial pneumonia, little goat
bronchial pneumonia, little goat, nasal drainage: *Hi Lori, A couple things come to mind. It may have started out as an allergy and continual coughing may have irritated it to the point of further infection or virus- causing bronchial pneumonia. If upper respiratory is caused by anything other than bacteria,...

Goats: Scabby goat, tea tree oil, mange mites
tea tree oil, mange mites, vitamin e deficiency: It looks like both selenium/vitamin E deficiency as well as mange mites (the raw/scabby spots). I would treat her with selenium/vitamin E and vitamin D (you can use human tablets/capsules - 2 mg of selenium with 1000 IU of E and 800 IU of D - I usually dissolve...

Goats: separation anxiety, separation anxiety, wethers
separation anxiety, wethers, goats: Unless you have only one buck who needs a friend, why not keep the wether with the doe? I always let my wethers live with the girls, because they are basically girls anyway. They can help tell you when someone is in heat and they have good temperaments. ...

Goats: sick buck, epson salts, sheep wormer
epson salts, sheep wormer, moldy feed: Andrew, Drooling can be a sign of a neurological problem, most commonly listeriosis. The quivering lip and wanting to lie down may be the same, although you say he is standing now. I am assuming your other goats are fine, so you should be able to rule out...

Goats: sick buck, vitamin b complex, epson salts
vitamin b complex, epson salts, milk of magnesia: Did you have achance to take his temperature? Is anyone in his pen aggressive towards him? It is also possible he was injured and is now on the mend. I would certainly watch him closely. Glad to hear he is out eating. It is your choice about starting the...

Goats: sick goat, diahreea, sick goat
diahreea, sick goat, boer goat: I hope I am not too slow to respond. Just got home from work. You have to make sure he doesn t get dehydrated. He could possibly have parasites, such as coccidia. Keep up with the pepto and the pedialyte,give him as much warm water as he will take, particularly...

Goats: left side of doe, rumen, placenta
rumen, placenta, knot: It could be her rumen. I have made that mistake in the past. Because it is the left side and because you felt nothing by bouncing, it is likely. Has she passed a placenta already? Is she up eating, nursing, etc.? These are good signs and more indicators that...

Goats: sprain likely?, vet visit, visible injury
vet visit, visible injury, pygmy: Sounds like a sprain/strain - would start him on aspirin 325 mg per 100 pounds twice a day for a few days. I crush the aspirin and mix with warm water or juice and then orally drench. Could be laminitis or an infection. Does it seem to pain him when...

Goats: stones in goats, apple jacks cereal, fertilizer pellets
apple jacks cereal, fertilizer pellets, urinary calculi: Firstly, you can treat goats for urinary calculi even when they are blocked up. You are correct though to worry about urinary calculi in wethers. The calcium to phosphorus ratio being at least 2:1 and better at 3:1 is a key element in the goat not getting...

Goats: strange goat behavior, goat head rotation
goat head rotation: I had a goat a few years ago that did this. It seemed to be a nervous habit she developed. I asked a goat list whether they had ever encountered it and quite a few responded that they had the rare goat that did it. I sold my goat to one woman who returned...

Goats: strange goat behavior, goat experience, ear mites
goat experience, ear mites, behavior question: Treating for mites even if they do not have them will not hurt her. The higher temperature may also indicate an ear infection. If she continues to shake her head and has the fever, I might also suggest treating with at least an oral antibiotic or you...

Goats: testicals havent dropped, horn buds, anatomic area
horn buds, anatomic area, anatomics: Sounds like they have not dropped and at this point probably will not. It is also possible that the testicles were malformed or congenitally damaged such that there are no testicles. Re manually moving them - that works for calves but not for goats. You...

Goats: Unsure why a goat died, female goat, vet friend
female goat, vet friend, cat vet: Sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for all the information - more is always better than less when dealing with goats. First, I would say that the small abscess on her jaw could have been CL (caseous lymphadenitis) especially if the previous owner said...

Goats: Vaccination, maxine kinne, tetanus antitoxin
maxine kinne, tetanus antitoxin, body time: Hello Judy, Pregnant goats should be vaccinated about a month before they are due to deliver so that they produce antibodies in the colostrum (first milk) to help protect the kids against whatever it is you are vaccinating for. Vaccinating now will not...

Goats: vitamins, white muscle disease, oral drench
white muscle disease, oral drench, adult goats: Vitamin A is good for helping eyes, teeth and mucous membranes in humans stay healthy. Most of the time there is plenty of beta-carotene found in the green hay and plants and grass that the goats eat which then gets turned into vitamin A in the goat s system....

Goats: Winter comming on, hot water heater, urinary calculi
hot water heater, urinary calculi, johnson grass: I am not familiar with bahale hay, but do know that johnson grass contains cyanide and can be dangerous to goats and other ruminants. If this is your only other choice, I see why you give them alfalfa. Where I live there is lots of local grass hay and outstanding...

Goats: Are my weeds safe to eat?, poison plants
poison plants: Fiddleneck contains an alkaloid that has been known to cause photosensitization (a form of dermatitis) in cows and horses. No mention of goats, but I suppose it could affect them, so pulling it is good. I have wild cucumber but my goats have no interest...

Goats: wethered goats (feed), beet pulp pellets, alpine goats
beet pulp pellets, alpine goats, corn stalks: I don t advocate EVER feeding grain to wethers. It can cause urinary calculi in some of them. Goat minerals (I prefer sweetlix meat maker) and hay are adequate. That is all I feed any of my goats in the winter unless they are lactating. (Also some kelp and...

Goats: worming goat, 3cc, body temperature
3cc, body temperature, diarrhea: Did you check your goat for worms before giving Cydectin? Why do you use Cydectin as a wormer? How old is the goat? What is body temperature? Is he thin looking? What color is the diarrhea? Diarrhea generally does not indicate worm infestation. Dog poop...

Goats: 12 day old goat, boer goat, old goat
boer goat, old goat, good appetite: Check his belly for bloat. Does it feel swelled up or tight? Is he pooping? Sometimes they get constipated with bottle feeding. If he is not pooping, then google bsby goat enema and follow those directions. I had to do it for the first time this year and...

Goats: 17 year old nannie, glucosamine and chondroitin, beet pulp
glucosamine and chondroitin, beet pulp, goat health: She is really an old goat. She is probably just slowing down; but too bad a wether took her spot as Queen. It sounds like you really love her; I am glad she has such a good home. Some people give senior horse feed for the extra calories. I use hydrated...

Goats: 2 yr old male suddenly very ill, pasture plants, garden vegetables
pasture plants, garden vegetables, hind legs: Thanks for your update - sorry to hear that - if you do decide to get goats again please let me know and I can end you one of my seminar workbooks (I put on goat health care and nutrition and packgoat seminars throughout the year in the Northwest) that is...

Goats: 9 MONTH OLD TOO YOUNG TO BREED, sun and rain, animal abuse
sun and rain, animal abuse, nubian: 9 months old isn t too young to breed, but if you didn t want them bred, then you can get Lutalyse from the vet. You need to wait until 11 days after the breeding and then give 2ml lutalyse IM (in the muscle). They will probably continue to escape or the...

Goats: over agressive wether, angora goat, estrus
angora goat, estrus, testicle: I am not aware of any hormone that would work on him. I suspect he still has a testicle, hence the behavior. But if it is still inside him, he would be sterile. I have a Nigerian buck who is just horrible during breeding season. I do not trust him at all,...

Goats: angora goat, angora goat, dairy goats
angora goat, dairy goats, normal temperature: Temp would be the same for all kinds of goats. The 100.5 isn t necessarily abnormal. I suggest you take all of their temperatures a couple times when they are healthy to learn what is normal for each. Is sugarplum sick otherwise? Any symptoms at all? If...

Goats: Baby goat, baby goat, althou
baby goat, althou, old baby: Christina, I need to have more information to be able to advise. Has he been pooping and peeing regularly? Is his stomach tight or is he bloated? How much and what have you been feeding him. As long as he got dried off and didn t get chilled, the bathing...

Goats: Boar goat cross skin problem, mange mites, selenium deficiency
mange mites, selenium deficiency, boar goat: It is most likely selenium deficiency - use either a selenium gel with vitamin E (online or feed store) now and then again in 2 weeks. I would also treat her with a poultry/livestock dust just in case it is mange mites. Re selenium, please look at some of...

Goats: putting baby orphan goat outside in winter, ducks and chickens, orphan kid
ducks and chickens, orphan kid, herd animals: He is a little cutie! Why don t you get another kid for him? Goats should not live alone because they are herd animals and need each other. I think it s okay to keep him there in terms of health, especially with the bedding, but I would be concerned that...

Goats: barn / hay cleanliness, grass hay, missouri weather
grass hay, missouri weather, mini barn: I do not clean my barn out during the winter - it is generally a once a year clean out just before kidding (Spring). Although I do not keep all of my goats in the barn, unless the weather gets below 15 degrees I do keep the 5 month old kids in the barn -...

Goats: basketball size lump in stomach, uterine tumor, fluid in the abdomen
uterine tumor, fluid in the abdomen, lump in stomach: If she had a benign tumor sometimes it does not cause any outward signs. Thanks for the update on her membranes - sounds like it is not barber pole worms with the good color. Re the other goats who died within 24 hours of them looking sick, that is not...

Goats: chronic udder problems, high white cell count, growth of bacteria
high white cell count, growth of bacteria, banamine: Janice, I had to look up Vetrimycin--it is the same as the OTC LA-200 or Biomycin. It can cause pain and necrosis at the injection site. Four weeks is really excessive in my (non-veterinarian) opinion. It is effective against most mastitis-causing bacteria....

Goats: Is it something contagious?, pigmy goat, boer goats
pigmy goat, boer goats, shipping fever: Firstly, a goat generally would not die from hoof problems. What typeof hoof problems - hoof rot, laminitis, etc.? What was the goat s temperature? Was it otherwise eating and drinking well? What are the ages of the Boer goats? What did you treat them with?...

Goats: Debudding., nubian goat, horns
nubian goat, horns, duct tape: Unfortunately if you want a goat disbudded then it should be done at 2 weeks of age before the vein has a chance to grow in the horns. Now, there is a vein in the horns and it would be very painful to use any cutting method or banding method on the horns....

Goats: Doe with enlarged udder, enlarged udder half
enlarged udder half: You need to get a California Mastitis Test (CMT) and see whether the doe has mastitis. Eventually, even without milking, a normal udder should decrease in size. It may be that she has mastitis on one side or the other. You can treat it with an intramammary...

Goats: dairey goats and chickens, chickens and goats
chickens and goats: They can, but I wouldn t do it. They don t generally share any diseases, so that isn t the problem. In the milking area in particular, chickens can make a mess that leads to contamination of the milk. Also, you need to feed them in different places, particularly...

Goats: dwarf and nubian does, length of pregnancy, signs of labor
length of pregnancy, signs of labor, yellowish discharge: Sounds like the dwarf goat will be kidding soon and all sounds normal so far. Re the pink in the opening, that is also a good sign that she is getting close. Re the big doe, so you cannot feel any kids in her? Has she been out in a pasture so you could not...

Goats: Is Flumethrin pour-on safe on young goats?, mature goats, external parasites
mature goats, external parasites, skin pores: Pour ons are really not good for goats - their metabolism is too fast and most of the pour ons will become toxic to them. Zimectrin (has ivermectin in it) oral horse wormer worms for killing external parasites - this is okay for goats older than 2 months...

Goats: Goat will not stand, nanny goat, 3 apples
nanny goat, 3 apples, ate 3: Yes, you have to get her up somehow. Are you giving her electrolytes or anything? I am glad she is improving, but she really does need to get up.Keep feeding leaves and branches, as well as hay. Give vitamin B shots and also a BoSe shot if you have it. ...

Goats: Goat, boer goat, exact temperature
boer goat, exact temperature, mucous membranes: Thanks again for the update. Are any of his legs from knees to hooves warm to touch? Sounds like it might just be selenium deficiency. Would also start him on probiotic on a daily basis for a few days to be sure it is not an acidosis starting up. Please...

Goats: Goat's age, hooves, goat
hooves, goat, goats: You cannot tell a goat s age by its hooves, except that newborn goats have soft hooves that peel their first layer off and older kids have well established hooves. The only way to tell a goat s age via its anatomy is by its teeth. Hope this helps. Donn...

Goats: Goat agresion [Basil], nose cartilage, hot pepper sauce
nose cartilage, hot pepper sauce, old goat: This goat is certainly trying to be alpha over you and this needs to be nipped in the bud. With that said, there are four things you can try and one of them should work on him. 1. Rapping him across the nose using two middle fingers snapping him at mid...

Goats: Goat coat, hair loss and color change
hair loss and color change: I would suspect a nutritional deficiency. Goat Medicine mentions zinc or vitamin A as causes of hair loss. I wonder if it came in a different color because of a specific deficiency or because her system went through a shock during that time. I know that people...

Goats: Goat with Mastitis, propylene glycol, gerty
propylene glycol, gerty, udder: Any milk at all out, pink in color, pus looking, thick? I would start her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days and give her probiotics as well during the antibiotics. Also, would start massaging her udder with peppermint lotion 4 times...

Goats: Goat nose chapped, swollen nose
swollen nose: Caryn, I am glad to hear that it may be superficial. I would put some salve or vaseline on it for the chapping. If you think it is an allergy, you can try benadryl syrup. A couple teaspoons is the dosage. (1 for a kid, and 3-4 for an adult) I have never...

Goats: Goat post castration- shivering, male goat, vaccinations
male goat, vaccinations, clamp: Kathy, If it continues, you should be concerned. I would make sure he warm, give him some hot water to drink. He may be stressed from the pain. If he shows other signs, like not eating or drinking or continuing to shake, I would call the vet. I am not sure...

Goats: Goat's problem with rear legs, milking goats, rear legs
milking goats, rear legs, good appetite: Has this goat been tested for CAE virus? That would be the most likely cause of swelling in the joints. It often starts in the legs, if symptoms are of arthritis. There is no cure for it, but it sounds like you are taking good care of her symptoms. There...

Goats: Goat suddenly died - filled with food, hay diet, shallow eyes
hay diet, shallow eyes, food question: Thanks much for the update. Could well have been the tannin of the oat leaves causing problems, could also be just constipation. Generally the key to goats is to be able to see them pee and poop pellets and eat and drink. When they rise from a laying position...

Goats: Goat Teeth Grinding and in pain, possible bloat
possible bloat: It seems odd to me that he is chewing cud. (Good, though). What does his belly look like? It sounds like he is bloated. First thing, I would try to give him some baking soda to change the pH in his rumen. The foam also points to bloat, or an obstruction. Could...

Goats: My Goat was throwing up diarrhea looking vomit, poison plants, baking soda
poison plants, baking soda, wheat straw: It may not have been the apples, but something else she ate when she was roaming around. There are numerous poison plants. She needs to be eating hay rather than goat chow or oatmeal. That is all right for a supplement, but not as the main food. Get some good...

Goats: Goat wont go to sleep, vitamin b complex, daisy mae
vitamin b complex, daisy mae, boar goat: No fever, but what was her exact temperature reading - sometimes the reading is not over 102.5 but if the outside temperature is very cold then a fever on a goat could read 101 on the thermometer but still be a fever. Hope all helps - let me know - thanks...

Goats: goa int labor,remove the male??, goat owners, yellow discharge
goat owners, yellow discharge, bloody discharge: Firstly, the buck should always be kept away from does - just less stress on the does all the way around. If pregnant in August then she is miscarrying, if earlier possible labor but yellow discharge is not normal for either. Generally for miscarrying there...

Goats: goat cl and vaccines, mosquitoes and flies, cottage cheese
mosquitoes and flies, cottage cheese, liquid skin: If the abscess contents was cottage cheese looking then it most likely was CL. Generally CL is on the jaw line, or chest area, not the throat area. The only vaccine available for CL is designed for sheep and the manufacturer says not to use in goats. As...

Goats: goat ears, ear mite treatment, ear mites
ear mite treatment, ear mites, external ears: Sounds like mites - LaMancha s because of their little or no external ears tend to get ear mites lots more than other goats. You can use either human type mineral oil, using a small syringe (without needle of course) and place the mineral oil down the ear...

Goats: goat health, rumen fluid, goat health
rumen fluid, goat health, ground ginger: Is he still coughing up the brown liquid? His poop is pellets, correct? Sounds like he ate too much of something or ate something toxic - would start him on probiotics - human tablets or yogurt or livestock gel/powder - every day for 7 days and then once...

Goats: My goat with juvenile arthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin, juvenile arthritis
glucosamine and chondroitin, juvenile arthritis, willow bark: I haven t heard of juvenile arthritis in a goat. Are you sure isn t CAE? Still arthritis that is progressive. Here are some ideas: Heat and cold treatments on the affected joints can help with the pain and swelling. I would use a warm (not too hot) compress...

Goats: My goat is Losing her balance, vitamin b injections, barn cats
vitamin b injections, barn cats, cracked corn: I would stop her grain immediately. Goats on molasses-based grains can get goat polio. It may be that the change started it; perhaps she is just more prone to it. Also give her vitamin B injections, 12 ml for an adult goat, several times a day, if you do...

Goats: my goat looks preg.??, rumen, udder
rumen, udder, goat: Hi, Janie. If she looked pregnant in August, she would have had the kids by now. Usually you can t tell until the last month or two. She may just have a well-developed rumen. Has she had an udder all this time or did it just recently develop? I would suspect...

Goats: goat making goose noises, loose minerals, goat feed
loose minerals, goat feed, larnyx: Thanks for the update. Sounds like perhaps she was just talking too much, but as you are doing already, would continue to watch her. Re grain, most goats do not need more than a 12 to 14% protein in their grain - if the Noble Goat Feed is more then I...

Goats: goat prob., tetanus vaccinations, old goat
tetanus vaccinations, old goat, wiks: Firstly, I am assuming the Following is the reason answer was someone elses - I did not write that answer. What is his temperature - need a measurement, not just normal ? Is he up to date on his CDT (clostridium and tetanus) vaccinations? I also...

Goats: kid Angora goat is not growing new hair, angora goat, peach fuzz
angora goat, peach fuzz, oral capsules: Would say it is possibly selenium deficient. Each goat needs its own amount of selenium/vitamin E and this little guy may need more. We generally give selenium/vitamin E and D 3 to 4 times a year, even though we have available horse mineral blocks with all...

Goats: knee problems, nubian doe, oral drench
nubian doe, oral drench, swelling of the leg: What wormer did she get? Injectable or oral? What type of feed regimen do you have her on? Any part of the leg warm to touch? What is her exact temperature measurement. Where did you give her the B complex injection. Any swelling of the leg? If you are...

Goats: Male goats-when to breed?, fainting goat, interest thanks
fainting goat, interest thanks, 5 months: I usually wait until they are a year old, but they sometimes have other ideas. Are they big enough for the does? If not, I would wait, especially if you have another buck. But it wouldn t hurt them to breed, if the does accept them. (Sometimes they hate the...

Goats: Nanny goat with scours, kaolin pectin, fleece jacket
kaolin pectin, fleece jacket, scours: Katie, The colostrum will gradually turn into milk over about 3 days. As long as the baby is acting all right and suckling, he should be all right. The jumper is a good idea for a little guy. When you do give her grain, start it gradually and work up...

Goats: Nanny sick after kidding, special thermometer, nanny goat
special thermometer, nanny goat, powder milk: You can use a human thermometer. Just make sure it is lubricated and take it rectally. Should range from 101-103, although can be higher or lower. It s good she did get up on her own. Do you have another goat you can get milk from? They need the high butterfat,...

Goats: Nubian doe (seems old) not getting up, nubian doe, rumen ph
nubian doe, rumen ph, sick goat: Ross, I will start at then end. The lying on the side and kicking legs seems to me related to some abdominal or digestive problem. The first thing to do for her, if you can, is to give her hot water frequently. When I have a sick goat I hand feed it. This...

Goats: nanny goat, fainting goat, bloody discharge
fainting goat, bloody discharge, geritol: Re the temperature - what was the measurement? Anything over 102.5 is generally indicative of an infection. Is she up to date on her selenium/vitamin E and D. It is possible that if you can still feel kids inside of her that she has a torn placenta that...

Goats: new goat owner, goats having diarrhea, green stools, goat feed
green stools, goat feed, boer goats: What feed regimen did the previous owners have them on? Whole corn is not a good feed for goats as it is very difficult for them to digest well and can make them obstipated (bolus of corn ends up in intestines) and a 16% protein feed is generally too high...

Goats: Pigmy Pregnancy? Today She Stopped Walking!, alfalfa pellets, goat food
alfalfa pellets, goat food, core doors: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - so she is eating and drinking well. Can you feel any kids? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Have her sides dropped? Are you sure she is pregnant. If she is pregnant and she herself is overweight and her pelvic...

Goats: Pygmy Goat-possible bloat, pygmy goats, pygmy goat
pygmy goats, pygmy goat, gas bubbles: Thanks much for the update. Glad she is feeling better/sounding better. Re the baking soda, this sometimes will work, but tends to make the rumen too basic if used too much and that will kill the good bacteria in the rumen. Once in a while is okay, but...

Goats: Pygmy Goat Wound, pygmy goats, pygmy goat
pygmy goats, pygmy goat, puncture wound: The wounds should have been originally cleaned out and irrigated with penicillin and then 3 cc/100 pounds of penicillin twice a day for 7 to 10 days would be the regimen - and continued wiping down of the wounds with hydrogen pyroxide to keep them open and...

Goats: pack goat, pack goat, nutrition and health
pack goat, nutrition and health, edelweiss: Was he bottle raised? How long have you had him? Does he come when called? When you say what s next does that include nutrition and health care as well as training? I do have a packgoat manual available for sale that goes over everything you would need to...

Goats: pregnancy, boer goat, pin bones
boer goat, pin bones, pregnancy question: Thanks for the update - sounds like all is going well, kids are moving, she is peeing and pooping well. Would just watch the anal membranes, but think this is just due to the labor/kids. The white mucous generally is the mucous plug, which usually comes...

Goats: preterm labor in boer goats, anticoccidial drugs, boer goats
anticoccidial drugs, boer goats, toxic plant: Worms are not a problem. What type of feed regimen are they on. What is their temperature (measurement please). Any toxic items in the pasture they could get into. Any mold in their feed. Any strange looking plants in their hay. Same buck serviced all...

Goats: preterm labor, abortion storm
abortion storm: You need to get one of the kids necropsied, as well as a placenta. This is called an abortion storm. Fifty percent of abortion are considered to have an infectious cause, so this is likely. There are quite a few culprits. The dewormer, levamisole (tramisol)...

Goats: pygmy birth, cesareans, pasture
cesareans, pasture, uterus: Get her into a secured area. Wash your hands well. You may not need to break it. The kid will live longer if you can avoid it. Kid may be malpositioned and need help. Pygmies are notorious for needing cesareans. If you haven t done it before--you need to visualize...

Goats: pygmy doe with neck swelling, hot rags, head and shoulders
hot rags, head and shoulders, abscesses: Maggie, It could be a bacterial abscess, CL or a vaccine abscess. You need to find out where they vaccinated her. Most people do it above the armpit area. The only way you can find out for sure whether it is CL is to have it tested. You need to ask the...

Goats: pygmy? full udder,dragging,no kids, epsom salts, acute case
epsom salts, acute case, mg tablet: Do you know if she was with a buck?/are you expected that she is bred? So her udder has always been large, since how long ago? Is it full of milk or? Is she eating and drinking okay? If she is not expected to be pregnant and her udder has increased in size...

Goats: my pygmys dont seem to be bred, sighns, pygmys
sighns, pygmys, great health: How old are the does? How old are the bucks? Is everyone eating and drinking well? Pooping and peeing fine? Everyone up on their selenium/vitamin E and D? Lumbar score of all does and bucks? Could be lacking in selenium. Could be on the fat side which...

Goats: Re: Migi's Aggressiveness, hot pepper sauce, tennis balls
hot pepper sauce, tennis balls, middle fingers: A halter goes over and around the nose and under the neck and around the ears - it comes in different sizes - sheep halters work well or small pony halters work well - take a look on the internet for some ideas. Also, you can check a place such as Northwest...

Goats: Re: Migis Agressive Behavior, agressive behavior, donna hope
agressive behavior, donna hope, two legs: Please remind me, he is castrated, correct? Re his behavior, at 2 years of age he is in his goat teenage years and is trying to become the alpha goat between you and he. The best thing to do when scolding him are two items to try: 1. Before he even...

Goats: rear leg paralysis in goat, white muscle disease, kid goat
white muscle disease, kid goat, nubian goat: When you say he is low in selenium, what exactly was his amount. Many times what the normal is for selenium is still not enough for goats. With that, I would still likely assume (unless there was a birth injury) that it is selenium deficiency. In order...

Goats: Sick Goat!, pygmy goats, sick goat
pygmy goats, sick goat, eye infection: What is his temperature? That is very important to a diagnosis. Re the mucous in his eyes, it could be just an eye infection. With the cough though it could be pneumonia. Is he eating and drinking okay? Is he peeing and pooping well - good pellets? What...

Goats: sick bottle baby, vitamin b complex, bottle baby
vitamin b complex, bottle baby, cald: What color was the diarrhea? What is his temperature? He could have a pneumonia and I would start him right away on either penicillin at 1 cc twice a day for 3 to 5 days or LA200 at 1 cc every other day for 3 doses. He also probably needs some probiotic...

Goats: sick fainting goat, oral drench, fainting goat
oral drench, fainting goat, kid goat: What is her body temperature? This is an important help to solving her illness - if at all possible please give me the measurement - a good human digital theromometer used rectally is a good choice. What color diarrhea? When did she last eat hay? How much...

Goats: sick goat, oral drench, turkey baster
oral drench, turkey baster, sick goat: What type of grain? What color diarrhea? Tomato plants can be very toxic/deadly to goats. Good on the mineral oil. Is he not bloated anymore? He can have water - warm is best especially with cold weather. Yes on the yogurt for probiotic effect (good bacteria...

Goats: sick goat kid, kid goats, goat kid
kid goats, goat kid, kid goat: So it sounds like Barber pole worm issue - Cydectin is again not the best for that in my research. Safeguard (Fenbendazole) does seem to work well in many areas - the regimen for this for Barber pole worms is again double their weight on the plunger, but...

Goats: soft lump in goat udder, milk cyst
milk cyst: Keith, It sounds like milk cysts. The tissue gets separated and it fills with milk, making a lump. Sometimes some of the tissue lets some milk through to the outside of the udder. I have not heard of two at once, but I have a goat with one right now--the...

Goats: sores on udders, staph on udder
staph on udder: I wouldn t start with penicillin injections to treat it. I would start with something less invasive and see whether that works before going to antibiotics. I think you are probably right on your diagnosis. Buy some chlorhexidine wash and wash her udder...

Goats: Thin doe late in pregnancy getting over severe CL's, good bacteria, rumen acidosis
good bacteria, rumen acidosis, pencillin: What type of hay do you have her on? If alfalfa it is most likely hypocalcemia especially with the large udder. Ketosis is also a problem if she has multiple kids. Would start her immediately on molasses water (warm) if she will not drink it, orally drench....

Goats: UDDER IS ONLY HALF DEVELOPING, half udder not developing
half udder not developing: I would suspect mastitis in that half. Has this goat been tested for CAE virus? That can cause mastitis and udder problems. Is the undeveloped side of the udder pliable? Are you sure you are feeling kids and not just the rumen movement? The best way to...

Goats: unknown mucous, fainting goat, oral antibiotic
fainting goat, oral antibiotic, bladder infection: It is possible it is just an older goat s mucous from the heat cycle. Is the blood bright red or darker? Not sure why a vet would say pain somewhere without a diagnosis. With a temperature of 103 that generally indicates she has an infection. Is she...

Goats: Wether and Billy not getting along, sweetest thing in the world, female goats
sweetest thing in the world, female goats, billy goat: Wash the pygmy castrated late? If so, he still has some testosterone in him. Not much you can do in this situation except for keeping him in his own pen (perhaps with a couple of does to keep him company), at least during the doe goats breeding season (are...

Goats: white discharge, mucus discharge, mucous discharge
mucus discharge, mucous discharge, white discharge: Hi there - good to hear from you. Generally after a doe is bred, within one day to three days post breeding, a white mucous discharge can show up - this is just the clean-out after the breeding. Sometimes you see this and sometimes it just falls off...

Goats: worming, horse wormers, stomach worms
horse wormers, stomach worms, kid goats: If she has regular poop pellets but white mucous membranes in the eyes and mouth then she probably has the barber pole worm and this needs Safeguard (fenbendazole) at 2 times her body weight given now, then again in one week, then again in another week (3...

Goats: Young goat dragging legs, veterinaries, veterinary college
veterinaries, veterinary college, chiropractic college: It does sound as though she has a vertebra out of whack. I would call the closest veterinary college and see whether they would be interested. You might also try a chiropractic college and see what they think, if you have one anywhere nearby. Good luck...

Goats: 10 month old female in labor?, doe kidding
doe kidding: Not sure when you sent this, so perhaps she has had kids. She may or may not be all right. I know that Nigerians can kid young without a problem. You need to get her into an isolated stall with quiet. If she is pushing for more than a half hour, you need to...

Goats: 2 day old goat seizures, seizures in newborn
seizures in newborn: Unfortunately, the little guy has a number of strikes against him, so he may not make it. The seizures, the lack of colostrum and the chilling. as long as he is pooping and peeing normally there is nothing you can do for that. Is he getting mom s milk in the...

Goats: 6week old kid, paper towel rolls, nutritional deficiencies
paper towel rolls, nutritional deficiencies, diseses: There are a number of possibilities. Do you know the history of this kid? Usual cause of this is arthritis. Both mycoplasma and CAE virus can cause arthritis, as can other bacteria. So can nutritional deficiencies, such as rickets. Seems too young to...

Goats: Abscesses that don't have CL-type pus, hydrogen peroxide, dairy goats
hydrogen peroxide, dairy goats, soft lump: What type of hay are they fed? Are they allowed out on pasture? It certainly does not sound like CL. Many times goats can injure their mouhts, outside as well as inside, on sharp pieces of hay or browse, and also on fencing, etc. Sounds like this is just...

Goats: Anemic goat, old goat, syrup mixture
old goat, syrup mixture, corn oil: Bottle jaw is most often caused by the barber pole worm as this is mainly the worm that causes anemia in goats. What is her temperature? With the gums white I usually assume it is barber pole worm and start the goats on a regimen of worming using Safeguard...

Goats: aspirin for cae symptoms, necropsy, stiffness
necropsy, stiffness, wether: Generally CAE symptoms show themselves at 2 years of age. Is the weather cold where you are? Does he have a warm shelter to get in out of the cold? What is his temperature? He is otherwise eating and drinking well? Is he up on his selenium with vitamin E?...

Goats: baby goat, kid goats, baby goat
kid goats, baby goat, goat breeds: You must either get her to take a bottle or she will need to be stomach tubed in order to surive. I would have her on powdered colostrum or colostrum from the mom for most nutrition for two days. Would try the Pritchard teats (red nipple with yellow collar)...

Goats: boa goats, rear legs, signs of life
rear legs, signs of life, current temperature: Was it a difficult birth? Had the doe been pushing for more than 20 minutes? Were the kids mature - that is at 150 days? Did they look misshapen at all? Is the doe eating and drinking well now? Did she pass her placenta? Re kids who are born lifeless, I suggest...

Goats: Calf Replace to goat kid, weaning
weaning: I would just wean him rather than risk having the digestive upset and diarrhea that can come with a switch to calf milk replacer. The main reason it is bad for them is the lower fat content, but making such a switch can really affect their digestion. He is...

Goats: Crystal....Lamancha, alfalfa pellets, poop and pee
alfalfa pellets, poop and pee, rabbit pellets: Thanks so much for the update. If she is indeed pregnant and has multiples, albeit it is a bit early for ketosis but it is possible - if she has a sickly sweet smelling breath that is what it is - this then means she needs sugar to cut back on the ketones...

Goats: does not coming back in heat, corn gluten pellets, boer goats
corn gluten pellets, boer goats, vaginal discharges: What is the lumbar score of the does - too fat (need to feel their ribs and backbone to know this) would cause too much fat to build up in the uterus of the does and this would cause infertility. It could also be a hormonal imbalance from the weather or deficiency...

Goats: doe who favors one kid over the other, boer, doe
boer, doe, nurse: I would just keep a close eye on them. The mom may come around. If he has milk on his mouth and doesn t seem hungry, he is probably all right. So just wait a day or so and see what happens. As long as he can nurse when his sister does he should be all right...

Goats: Elderly goat, breast tissue, cold weather
breast tissue, cold weather, shot time: It is possible it is a mastitis that is causing the mass. Does the udder feel hot to the touch? Could you squeeze a teat as if milking to see if there is anything in the udder? I use a rectal thermometer (people type digital) - temperature should be 102.5...

Goats: Goat Allergies, poison sumac, kid goat
poison sumac, kid goat, skin rashes: So, poisonous and allergic reactions are different - allergic refers to skin rashes or anaphylactic shock and the poisonous reactions can range from mild upset stomach to death. Sumac is very poisonous to goats, all livestock for that matter, and can cause...

Goats: Goat constipation, lemon juice concentrate, oral drench
lemon juice concentrate, oral drench, large animal clinic: I am hoping the lemon juice will work for the little guy. It was very nice of the veterinarian to call me. She sounds very experienced. Nothing is ever a guarantee in goats but giving different remedies a try sometimes helps. Surgery also is hard on goats...

Goats: Goat's feed comes out her nostrils, pygmy goat, selenium deficiency
pygmy goat, selenium deficiency, selenium vitamin: Does it seem like she is peeing and pooping okay? It is possible she also has a digestive challenge - could be so many things - perhaps even just constipation, especially if she has a fat tummy. If she has a fever then I might think it was bronchitis causing...

Goats: Goat night blindness, blind goat
blind goat: I couldn t find anything more than you found on this. B vitamin (thiamine) deficiency, or vitamin A deficiency. Goat Medicine says after polio it can last for weeks, months or even a nighttime. Check the label on the A&D to see how often you can give it and...

Goats: Goat Paralyzed, fractured spine, goat kid
fractured spine, goat kid, nerve damage: If the dog has rabies the goat will have rabies now and this will not be successfully treated usually. An infection will also most likely set into the injury - so it would also need to be treated with injectable antibiotics such as penicillin at 3 cc/100...

Goats: Goat Paralyzed, goat kid, nerves
goat kid, nerves, spine: I am so sorry about your goat. I think your idea is a very creative and humane one, but I don t think it will be successful due to the damage to her legs and nerves. She may just continue to get worse. If she seems to be recovering from the damage, I would...

Goats: Goat with vaginal bleeding, I think., maxine kinne, pygmy goat
maxine kinne, pygmy goat, vaginal area: The easy answer is that she is in heat. If she is pregnant, she could be aborting or ready to deliver kids at term. The only way to know which one it could be is to have your veterinarian examine her. Udder size is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy...

Goats: Goats losing hair, mite treatment
mite treatment: Judy, you can use this on the skin, but you would be better served to take it back and get some ivermectin injectable. you give it orally for worms, but inject it for mites. (I think that is what is bothering them.) In the meantime, slather vaseline on the...

Goats: Goats/Penicillin, procaine penicillin, goat health
procaine penicillin, goat health, wire fencing: I am not sure what Durvet penicillin is. Is it the same as procaine penicillin? That is the more effective kind. You should dose her the same as a sheep. Most drugs are not approved in goats so are used off label. For goats and all the other animals, ideally...

Goats: goat, nerve injury, rear legs
nerve injury, rear legs, hind legs: Did you see the birth happen? If so, did the doe have a great difficulty with kidding/pushing? Most likely this was a nerve injury/pinching in the pelvic area - normally within hours the doe is able to at least get up but may have problems for days with...

Goats: my goat, vaginal area, uterine prolapse
vaginal area, uterine prolapse, little bits: Sounds like either anal or uterine prolapse - this can happen when the labor/pushing is difficult or a kid was stuck or hard to push out - Not much you can do for it yourself. A veterinarian can repair it if it becomes consistent. I would advise not breeding...

Goats: goat, water bag, two fingers
water bag, two fingers, vaginal opening: Thanks for the picture/diagram - nicely done. So it is in the vaginal area for sure. When you touch the area, is it soft or hard? Still no discharge? Can you still feel the ligaments? It could be the placenta pushing on that area, it could also be the whole...

Goats: goat castration, castration complications
castration complications: You don t say whether the testicles have fallen off or not. If not, they should be dried up enough to cut them off right above the bands with a sharp scalpel. This will allow better healing and you can treat it locally as well. If he hasn t already had a tetanus...

Goats: goat feet, kid goat, selenium deficiency
kid goat, selenium deficiency, hoove: So was it a single or did it have a brother/sister or two?? Is the kid otherwise eating okay, peeing and pooping okay? I need to know the answer to these questions first. Thanks. Was this little one born that way or did his first joint start turning under...

Goats: goat inlabor distress.fluid coming out of nose, labor distress
labor distress: It sounds unrelated to the labor, in my experience as well. I would get some coffee with honey and see whether she will drink that. It will give her a boost for labor if she is getting weak from something else, like pneumonia. Get a suction and try to keep...

Goats: goats, mites
mites: The best treatment for mites is subcutaneous injections of ivermectin. Sometimes it takes a second treatment. You don t say where the mites are, but I have also had success treating mites on the scrotum and hairless areas under the legs with a thick coating...

Goats: goats, orchard grass, grass hay
orchard grass, grass hay, protein level: What type of hay exactly is it - grass hay, orchard grass, alfalfa, timothy - as long as it is a clean hay without mold then it should be fine - a regular grass hay is good hay with about a 12% protein level which is fine. Hope this helps. Keep me posted...

Goats: grief, turkey baster, pygmy goat
turkey baster, pygmy goat, animal crackers: You are correct about goats grieving, they certainly do. Would totally change all the bedding in their shed if possible, if not perhaps just adding a good layer of new material to it might help. You could also rub a towel over both of them to get some of...

Goats: Hard udder in goats, boer goats, abcess
boer goats, abcess, udder: So, with a temp of 40 C she definitely had a fever and that indicates an infection - so it most likely was a mastitis. At this point it sounds like you have done a great job in getting her back to good health. When you say there are eruptions are these...

Goats: hair loss around injury on goat, tetanus antitoxin, tetanus toxoid
tetanus antitoxin, tetanus toxoid, nanny goat: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates that the infection has spread. Penicillin given at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days should take care of any infection. THe warmth and swelling would also indicate infection. Sounds like bite...

Goats: ill goat, goat books, orchard grass
goat books, orchard grass, lung sounds: Ruth, Do you have any idea how much grain he had? Did he get a full cup? Is it molasses-based? Have the symptoms gotten worse? I am wondering whether it might be the beginning of polioencephalomalacia. Has he always had malformed stools? What do they...

Goats: infant goal problems, floppy kid
floppy kid: My first question would be whether the kid has had baking soda. This is the first line treatment for floppy kid syndrome. 1/2 tsp in cold water often turns them around within a very short time, but sometimes need another dose. They also can have white muscle...

Goats: introducing baby pygmy to adult pygmy, kid goats, docile one
kid goats, docile one, vet bills: We bottle raise all our kid goats until 4 months of age. I even take on 4 to 8 week old kids and get them started on the bottle - it is difficult at best but is better for them. With that said, many other people wean at 8 weeks of age. Goat ration pellets...

Goats: Lamancha bred?, foot ball, rest of the day
foot ball, rest of the day, goats: Is the weather very cold where you are? If it is, it is also possible her 101.3 is a fever, just cooled down due to the cold temperatures outside. You said she is huge - is her abdomen distended looking at all - left side balloon-like and perhaps hard? ...

Goats: LIMPING GOAT, extreme pain, yesterday afternoon
extreme pain, yesterday afternoon, goat: When you touch the whole leg does it cause extreme pain anywhere in particular? Is it hot to the touch? It is most likely that she just injured it. You can give her one 325 mg/150 pound goat body weight of people aspirin orally every 4 hours to help with...

Goats: Male Pygmy Goat Ill, pygmy goat, peptobismal
pygmy goat, peptobismal, couple drinks: Never a problem with questions, really. Sounds like he has had enough for a night and it would be good to let him rest. I possible somewhere warmer would be great - the shivering/shaking is from the fever - just like we get chills when we have a fever. ...

Goats: Mini Nubian, goat not eating
goat not eating: I would not give penicillin. It could just be a temporary thing. I would offer some baking soda, give probiotics, and find some branches or other roughage and see whether she eats that. Watch to see that she is pooping and peeing and that it is normal looking....

Goats: Mother goat, cow colostrum, mother goat
cow colostrum, mother goat, kid goats: Thanks for the update. How much colostrum are you getting from her? Does it milk out easily or are there clumps coming out? Does she not like to be milked, as if the udder is sore/tender? If within another day or so, when the true milk comes in, if the milk...

Goats: Mother goat, mother goat, colostrum
mother goat, colostrum, teats: It is colostrum and will gradually turn to milk over about 3 days. It may be that the little girl didn t have a good suck reflex or that the mom was not letting them get enough to eat. Sometimes you have to watch them closely to make sure they are actually...

Goats: New born goat, baby goat, herd animals
baby goat, herd animals, milk replacer: First, if you have been using milk replacer, don t worry about it killing her. I have personally had problems with using milk replacer, but I wouldn t say it kills goats. Some kids digestive systems just don t like it; others do just fine. She needs...

Goats: Nubian buckling frozen and starved, wheat bread, b vitamins
wheat bread, b vitamins, sweet feed: I would call the vet and get an IV. When they get dehydrated it is very serious and can kill them. If you are only getting water in with an eyedropper, it isn t enough. He could also give some B vitamins with the IV, which helps the gut. You also need to get...

Goats: nanny not nursing, mom won't nurse
mom won't nurse: I had a first freshener do this one time, too. They just don t know. I would keep holding her to let them nurse, but I would also milk her and give them milk out of a bottle. That way, if she never gets it, they will know how to bottle feed. When this happened...

Goats: nanny in the winter, little goat, plastic tarp
little goat, plastic tarp, nanny goat: Especially during winter time some sort of shelter is a must - does not have to be a barn but at least should be three sided with a roof to help keep out the cold, wind, and snow/rain. If the temperature goes below 20 F the goat should be brought into a warmer...

Goats: need shorter catheter for pygmy goat, foley catheter, urinary calculi
foley catheter, urinary calculi, pygmy goat: Could I ask why OSU had to do a permanent catheter? Hoping it was not for urinary calculi. Aside from that, I might check with a local small animal vet as catheters for dogs and cats are most likely much shorter. If you cannot find one, then I would suggest...

Goats: nerve damage, hit sciatic nerve
hit sciatic nerve: Missy, I am so sorry to hear about your goat. I suggest that you never give shots in the rear legs because of this possibility. In the future, they should always be in the neck, armpit, or along the spinal cord, subcutaneously. I wish I could say that...

Goats: newborn boar kid cannot stand up, floppy kid syndrome, will most likely need
floppy kid syndrome, will most likely need, milk replacer: If the temp is over 102.5 then she has an infection and that is possible why her mom did not feed her. The inability to stand can also be due to selenium/vitamin E and D deficiency. Would start her on 200 mcg of selenium with 500 units of vitamin E and 400...

Goats: nigerian dwarf pregnancy, thick milk, milker
thick milk, milker, udder: No idea when she was in with the buck? If she was not due until March then colostrum should no come in until about 2 to 4 weeks pre kidding. What do her pelvic ligaments feel like? Does she look large on either side? Has she dropped at all in the abdomen...

Goats: Oberhasli's, livestock diseases, crazy question
livestock diseases, crazy question, long plane: Nice to hear from you - Guaracha and Balada look great. Re Oberhasli - I sell my bucklings under 4 months of age for $200 and the doelings under 4 months of age for $225. Yes, we love our Obers - and their milk is just wonderful. With that, it would...

Goats: Older doe with vaginal bleeding, orchard grass, banamine
orchard grass, banamine, excess of calcium: Sorry for such a delay in answering - had an emergency. Doubt it is high calcium as you are not giving her anything or an amount with high enough calcium. Would put her on a course of penicillin at 3 cc per 100 pounds twice a day for 5 days or LA200...

Goats: Pigmy Goat, chronic bloat
chronic bloat: Marilyn, Please clarify for me whether she is getting any grain at all. First, I would avoid this. You need something that helps the rumen. Give probiotics and free choice baking soda for starters. Also what kind of brush or roughage do you have there?...

Goats: Possible Cystic/Short Cycles??, estrumate, christmas eve
estrumate, christmas eve, good heat: I tend not to like to use chemicals to bring them into heat as this usually masks the real problem. What is her lumbar score? What is her temperature? Is she up to date on her selenium and vitamin E and D? Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? Any...

Goats: Pregnant w/CL, pregnant doe with CL
pregnant doe with CL: Hi, Adrienne. Unfortunately, I could find no information that kids could get passive immunity by vaccinating an infected mom. The recommendation is that you immediately remove the kids and bottle-feed pasteurized milk. When the goat has an active abscess,...

Goats: Is my Pygmy in heat or ill?, female goats, clear discharge
female goats, clear discharge, uterine infection: It is possible she has a uterine infection. Is she otherwise eating and drinking okay? What color were her lids? You could start her on LA200 or penicillin for an infection. You could also get her on potassium and iron to help with anemia from any blood...

Goats: pgymy goat in distress, urinary calculi
urinary calculi: I don t know what the vet found out. He is clearly in pain and needs some Banamine to help the pain and inflammation, (is this what the vet gave?). Since the massaging worked, I would do that again. Maybe it helped his bladder. I would suspect urinary stones...

Goats: potty training goat, kid goat, american bulldog
kid goat, american bulldog, cats and dogs: To start with, whenever a goat stands up from a lying position it will pee and probably also poop within seconds of peeing. Do you have the litter box next to its area? or is the kid goat in a kennel? How do you have things arranged? The kid goat must be...

Goats: pygmy doe, chronic pneumonia, lung worms
chronic pneumonia, lung worms, passive immunity: What is her temperature? Where are you located? It sounds like it could well be pneumonia for which she would need penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days or LA-200 at 4.5 cc/100 pounsa once a day every other day for 4 doses. Have you given...

Goats: Question pneumonia onset, pneumonia
pneumonia: Caryn, I would treat. The dosage is 2 mg/25 lbs SQ once or twice a day. Also make sure to give him probiotics or yogurt to keep the digestive bacteria happy and alive. If you have any roughage/browse to give him that will also help keep his rumen in good...

Goats: questions, blood counts
blood counts: The RBC varies with age and sex. According to reports from Nigerian, from 0-6 months it is 13.4 +-3.3; 6-12 months, 12.9 +-2.1, 12-24 months 11.9+-2.3, and 2 years old 12.2 +-2.2. Average for all goats is 12.3 +-2.4. Males are a little higher and females are...

Goats: Re: Aggressive Behavior, urinary calculi, tennis balls
urinary calculi, tennis balls, strange noises: The horse blocks usually (I would still check the label anyway) have the correct 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus. The amounts of phosphorus in the plants I noted and in the phosphorus pills should be low enough not to cause problems. Glad the...

Goats: Re: Chewing and eating press wood, tummy ache, vitamins and minerals
tummy ache, vitamins and minerals, salt blocks: Here s a list of some plant/vegetables (lots more) - pumpkin, squashs like zucchini, cabbage, taro shoots, broccoli, lettuce, kelp. The only thing is that you cannot give him too much as we do not want him to get urinary calculi from the calcium to phosphorus...

Goats: Sick Goat, sick goat, gatoraide
sick goat, gatoraide, heat lamp: Sorry for the confusion - once a day for three days was a suggestion for his condition since it seemed a bit more grave than LA 200 at once every other day - which is the normal regimen for LA200. Hope this helps. Again, sorry for the confusion. Bottom...

Goats: Sick pygmy, pot belly pigs, goat feed
pot belly pigs, goat feed, pygmy goat: THanks for the update. Any sloshing in his tummy? You could try the livestock feed, only 1/4 cup currently. So, with the temperature outside it does not sound like he has a fever. Sometimes though pneumonia happens even without a fever and many times that...

Goats: Skeet, arnica montana, homeopathic remedy
arnica montana, homeopathic remedy, meat goat: Thanks for the update. So it could be a back injury with swelling or injury to the nerves that work that leg. Would continue on aspirin. If he is eating and drinking well, that is half the battle. I like to keep my wethers on a general pelleted livestock...

Goats: Skeet our goat, boer goat, ring worm
boer goat, ring worm, listeriosis: The ringworm, if that is what it was, would not have anything to do with paralysis. When you say paralysis do you mean he totally cannot move any of his back legs and hip, or is it just one side? Is he always in with the horses? Are his legs warm or hot to...

Goats: Stunted yearling, jack mauldin, fullblood boer
jack mauldin, fullblood boer, meat goats: Devra, I raise mini dairy goats, which are not supposed to grow large, so I have little insight into meat goats. It does sound like she was not fed quite right. I wonder whether she had a goat mineral, which is so critical to good nutrition. I would recommend...

Goats: salt, horse type, mineral salt
horse type, mineral salt, trace mineral: A trace mineral salt with selenium is excellent for goats - we use a general livestock or horse loose salt or salt brick - this has copper in it too which is fine for goats but if you have sheep in with the goats you would not want to use livestock/horse type,...

Goats: shaking, beet pulp, selium
beet pulp, selium, dairy goat: Teressa, First of all I would make her a coat out of a used sweatshirt. Cut off sleeves and cut it down the middle so the bottom is open. I would get her some brush or other roughage to eat to stimulate her rumen some more. Is she getting alfalfa? Grain?...

Goats: sick baby goat 5 days, baby goat, baby aspirin
baby goat, baby aspirin, cows milk: Coul.d be pneumonia and/or selenium deficiency - would start on penicillin at 1/2 cc subcutaneously between the shoulders twice a day for 3 days. Would also give colostrum (cow type is fine - feed stores have) - 1/2 teaspoon every 4 hours. You can try a...

Goats: sick baby Nigerian goat, mg aspirin, oral antibiotics
mg aspirin, oral antibiotics, milk replacer: Sorry for the delay in answering - most likely they have a pneumonia. Have you taken their temperature? If over 102.5 they have a fever and could receive 1/2 of an 81 mg aspirin (crushed and mixed in a little water and given orally) every 4 hours for 2...

Goats: very sick goat, vitamin b complex, milk of magnesia
vitamin b complex, milk of magnesia, deadly night shade: The froth at the mouth certainly goes with a poison - after 2 to 4 hours though the poison would have gone into her system and the only thing you can do then is general care - would give her milk of magnesia at 1/2 cup per 50 pounds twice to three times a...

Goats: very sick goat wont poop, water enema, baby goat
water enema, baby goat, wheat grass: Jamie, It s more likely that the blob was mucus. You can give him a soapy water enema if he is still unable to poop. Just google baby goat enema and you will find instructions. Get him some regular grass hay, rather than alfalfa. Alfalfa has too much calcium...

Goats: swollen face and loose stool, calcium gluconate, months of pregnancy
calcium gluconate, months of pregnancy, dewormer: Sunny, I have heard that you are having snow and other cold weather there. Keep up with the warm/hot water if you can. They will drink much better. First the swelling: Facial swelling can be a side effect of ivermectin. I would not use ivermectin on...

Goats: transportation?, injectable antibiotic, clostridium bacteria
injectable antibiotic, clostridium bacteria, shipping fever: Thanks for the update - would use dog kennels if possible as this will make them feel more comfortable - I usually put some hay in there so they can snuggle up. If there is room for both in the kennel that would work fine too. You could fit them in the truck...

Goats: types of hay, grass hay, timoty
grass hay, timoty, alfalfa: Most goats do not need alfalfa. A good timoty, orchard or even regular grass hay works fine. Depending on what production your goat is also should help you decide what their feed regimen should be - just hay or hay and grain, what type of hay, etc. Hope...

Goats: Hoof Trimming, tool steel blades, hoof trimmers
tool steel blades, hoof trimmers, carbon tool steel: Re goat hoof trimmers, I would recommend something like Jeffers has (look under grooming for sheep and goats) - ARS Hoof Trimmers Professional quality, high carbon tool. Steel blades that hold a razor-sharp edge cut after cut. Strong comfortable handles...

Goats: Wethers v. Does, wethers
wethers: Kiely, The best way to learn the basic care of goats is to get a good book, such as Raising Goats for Dummies. I think that wethers make the best pets. You can feed them good hay (not alfalfa) and make sure to have a mineral block made for goats. They...

Goats: weak goat after kidding, arnica montana, nerve injury
arnica montana, nerve injury, nerve damage: It sounds like the doe has nerve injury or trauma or damage to the pelvic area and hip area - generally this will heal with time. You could give her arnica montana (holistic) to help with the trauma. I would say aspirin for the inflammation/injury but since...

Goats: worming a pregnat goat, nubian goats, passive immunity
nubian goats, passive immunity, horse wormer: You should stay with worming throughout their pregnancy - I would advise either Safeguard or Ivermectin horse wormer using twice their body weight to figure out the dose on the plunger - lock at twice their weight - both of these are okay for pregnancy does....

Goats: 1 new kid week later still looks pregnant and discharging blood, uterus contracts, placenta
uterus contracts, placenta, new kid: Did she have any trouble with the first kidding? What is her temperature? Are her pelvic ligaments still soft? Did you see her pass a placenta with the first kidding? What breed of goat is she? Generally it is impossible for a doe to have two separate...

Goats: 1 week old kid - Joint Ill and Coccidia?, pregnancy toxemia, sore knees
pregnancy toxemia, sore knees, diarhhea: You should always give those subcutaneously in the skin of the neck, upper back, or right above the armpit. Kind of late for that. But it may or may not be permanent. This is why not to give shots there. If you have some Banamine, give her some of that for...

Goats: 2 days after delivery doe is not eating or drinking, vitamin b complex, intrauterine infection
vitamin b complex, intrauterine infection, first timers: What is her temperature? Did you notice anything odd about the placenta/afterbirth? What type of hay is she on, alfalfa? She has a bad odor? - is it her breath? - does it smell sickly sweet? She could have hypocalcemia if she was on high amount of alfalfa....

Goats: 2 week old bottle baby doesnt want to latch on, bottle babies, bottle baby
bottle babies, bottle baby, teats: Sometimes it is more difficult for some kids than others to get the idea of a bottle - the best nipples we advise are Pritchard teats - yellow band with a red nipple - easy for the goat to latch on to. The black lamb nipples make it more difficult for most...

Goats: Avoiding a goat pregnancy, goat pregnancy, baby goats
goat pregnancy, baby goats, heat cycles: They go into heat every 3 weeks. Depending on the type of goat, (miniatures are year-round breeders) you will need to keep it away forever until the buck is castrated. Some of the bigger ones are seasonal, but you need to keep them separated until there are...

Goats: adding shine to coats, maxine kinne, kinds of parasites
maxine kinne, kinds of parasites, worm burden: Hello Melanie, Healthy goats usually have glossy, healthy hair, so the first place to look is at the possibility of a worm burden. The first thing is to verify that the goats are dewormed with a product that works for them. The way to do that is to take...

Goats: adding shine to coats, domestic birds, vitamins and minerals
domestic birds, vitamins and minerals, oil sunflower: The sunflower seeds that are for birds, and are called black oil sunflower seeds, are fine for the goats. I have not seen sunflower seeds with added vitamins and minerals, at least the bulk kind found at the feed stores, and perhaps what you see on the label...

Goats: what is alfalfa pellets, abortion storm
abortion storm: Many infections and viruses can cause this, Niko. The only way to tell what it is and to stop it from happening in the other goats is to take a dead baby for a necropsy. They can find out what is causing the problem and you can treat the other goats. A common...

Goats: Baby Goat Lice, lice
lice: Yes, it is probably lice. Are they really small? And they could easily move to the others. Lice are very common during the winter and not a huge worry. sorry about your losing the little one. That s always really hard. If the lice aren t bad they are not...

Goats: Baby goats dying, baby goats, shipping fever
baby goats, shipping fever, milk goat: What is there temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection such as pneumonia - especially if they were just under stress in traveling to a new home - shipping fever/pneumonia. Whole milk? - goat milk? Cow s milk is not good for them. When did...

Goats: Billy Goat, lonely buck
lonely buck: Your instincts are right about this goat. No goat should have to live alone. And I also believe that tethering a goat is cruel and can lead to problems--strangling, attack by a predator, etc. Goats are herd animals. They need other goats. I have seen the rare...

Goats: Boer buck not eating, rumen function, maxine kinne
rumen function, maxine kinne, probios: Hello Dana, Whenever a goat seems sick, take it s rectal temperature. Not too much fun with an adult buck, but it has to be done. Leave the thermometer in for 3 full minutes (use a watch with a second hand) to get an accurate reading. The normal temperature...

Goats: Boer goat (doe), boer goat, udder
boer goat, udder, teats: I would remove a little milk if it is that tight. Make sure the kids are getting what they need. I haven t encountered this problem, and don t think that ripping is likely. But you could put a hot, but not too hot, compress on the udder to help with the swelling...

Goats: Bottle Baby Has Diarrhea, purina mills, bottle baby
purina mills, bottle baby, bottle fed: I would suspect that it is the change in food. I would take him off the milk replacer and give him electrolytes for his feedings for 24 hours. He is almost old enough to be weaned, anyhow. then if you can, go back to the Purina Mills and if you can t, try...

Goats: Bred doe exposed to CL Buck, unborn babies, acute problem
unborn babies, acute problem, milk replacer: First, let me say that all goats can and most likely will be exposed to CL in their lifetime, even the ones who have been tested negative, they can be positive at any time. This is due to the fact that flies and mosquitoes can carry the CL from open abscesses...

Goats: Bump on does spine, lamancha, probiotic
lamancha, probiotic, abscess: Is the bump soft or hard? Does it seem to bother the doe when you touch the bump? It could be an abscess from an injury, or it could be a cyst, or possibly a tumor. Difficult to say. What is her temperature? Is there hair loss around the bump? Re...

Goats: babies, winter babies, three babies
winter babies, three babies, early birth: Julie, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. My internet was down when I got home from work today. Yes, you should milk her out or she will be uncomfortable. If you want milk, you should have plenty from her, because she had the 3 kids. I really understand...

Goats: baby goat grinding teeth, pygmy goat, baby goat
pygmy goat, baby goat, grinding teeth: As it sounds like she is doing well, I would say it is the milk - what type of milk are you feeding her? The grinding, you are correct, is from pain and it is certainly possible it is from the milk or the air she gets in after eating. What type of nipple/bottle...

Goats: baby goat infection in leg, aspirin tablet, mg aspirin
aspirin tablet, mg aspirin, baby goat: Sounds like it could be an infection or indeed a frostbite with damage of the tissues. At any rate, I would start him on a course of penicillin at 3cc/100 pounds and for a kid 10 pounds or so 1/2 cc twice a day times seven days. I would also give him 1/2...

Goats: baby goat is sick i think, maxine kinne, baby goat
maxine kinne, baby goat, sick goat: Hello Dorothy, When kids are born, their first bowel movement is tarry black meconium (first poop) that accumulates in the intestines to help keep the intestines inflated. When they drink colostrum (first milk), the meconium comes out and the milk poop...

Goats: baby goats and lice/mites, nigerian dwarf goats, adult goats
nigerian dwarf goats, adult goats, kid goats: Hello - Re the lice/mites a poultry/horse dust works well on adults but for kids less than 2 months old I would use a kitten or cat lice/mite dust. Just a little along their back fluffed into their hair coat - keep away from the eyes and nose and mouth -...

Goats: baby with turned in hoofs, hoofs, mcg
hoofs, mcg, baby boy: He is most likely selenium deficient - I would give him either 1/2 cc of Bo-Se (from the vet) or 200 mcg plus 500 IU of vitamin E orally (this is human kind). He may need another dose in a few days. You can also massage his feet to help strengthen them and...

Goats: billy, housing buck separately
housing buck separately: It is possible; even by stepping on the kid accidentally. I never house my bucks with my does. The bigger reason is that the doe may get bred too early. It isn t good for her to get rebred too soon, as it is too hard on the body while she is still trying to...

Goats: births, goat medicine, first kid
goat medicine, first kid, nannies: Sherry, I am sorry to hear about your losing the kids. I am wondering why the goat didn t go inside to give birth--maybe other goats wouldn t let her in? Is she low on the hierarchy? I have not heard of a delay of two weeks between kids, and Goat Medicine...

Goats: bottle fed baby has diaherra, boar goat, clostridium infection
boar goat, clostridium infection, coccidiosis: What color is the diarrhea? If it is green it is coccidiosis and she needs Corid powder or a sulfamethoxizine (feed stores should have both of these). If it is a yellowish with mucous in it, it may be clostridium infection. What type of milk is she on?...

Goats: bottle feeding, cows milk, goat milk
cows milk, goat milk, cow milk: I do not advise using cow milk for kid feeding as the fat molecules are very large and can cause stomach upset and constipation. I would rather advise feeding a multispecies milk replacer (powdered) or a goat milk replacer - these work very well. Hope...

Goats: bottle feeding newborn goat, kid goat, human baby
kid goat, human baby, little water: The best nipple to use is a Pritchard teat - yellow band with a red nipple - you cut the end to the appropriate amount to allow milk to flow out. You can also try a human baby nipple/bottle. I do not advise the black lamb nipples as these taste terrible...

Goats: CLA, antibiotic use, groin area
antibiotic use, groin area, open wounds: I do not advise formalin as it is not an okayed method of treatment and can enter the goat s system and cause a toxic effect. I would say surgically removing an abscess would be expensive at best and the goat also has a 50/50 chance of not surviving the anesthetic...

Goats: constipated baby pygmy-bottle fed, goats milk, calf milk replacer
goats milk, calf milk replacer, goat milk: Hi there - for about a week old pygmy kid she should be on a every 4 hour or so feeding schedule eating about 5 to 6 ounces. Fresh goat milk is fine. Only use milk replacer made specifically for goats or you can also use a multispecies milk replacer, but...

Goats: Diarreha- lame goat, ringers lactate, bacterial diarrhea
ringers lactate, bacterial diarrhea, old goat: There are lots. Partly it depends on where you are. You would be safe to start with ivermectin. It is an injectable dewormer, but you give it orally at twice the cattle dose (by weight) down the back of the throat over the tongue. You don t need to give it...

Goats: DOA @ birth, time mommy, loss of appetite
time mommy, loss of appetite, infectious cause: You will be all right waiting until tomorrow to take her. The fact that she is eating and drinking indicates that she is all right. Just watch for loss of appetite, listlessness, fever. If you haven t already disposed of the kid and placenta, it would be good...

Goats: Doe goat, postpartum uterine infection
postpartum uterine infection: I would get some Biomycin 200 from the feed store and give the doe (5 ml per 100 lb) injections subcutaneously every 48 hours for four days. It sounds like she has a uterine infection. And remember the milk withdrawal time is 6 days. The antibiotic can have...

Goats: Doe Miscarraige, first time mom, goat owners
first time mom, goat owners, valbazen: Kelly, since you have now seen two of these cases, it may be that there is an infectious or viral cause. If this happens again, you need to take the kid and the placenta to be necropsied to find out what is going on. Hopefully it is random, but when it...

Goats: after delivery bleeding, steady drip, dripping blood
steady drip, dripping blood, pygmy: You may have torn her on the inside when helping deliver the kid - as long as the blood is not gushing out she probably will be okay. Since it is now many hours past that, let me know if she is still dripping blood, what color, etc. She may need some iron...

Goats: dexamethasone treatment, thigh muscles, muscle tissues
thigh muscles, muscle tissues, selenium vitamin: If you gave injections in the rear that was intramuscular not subcu - so it is possible if she had the dexa there then it could have caused some muscle problems. It is your choice re the Bo-Se (selenium) injection or orally - you are correct about the 40...

Goats: diarrhea, mother goats, mini goats
mother goats, mini goats, baby goats: What breed are they? At 2 weeks of age dairy goats (large) should be on about 10 to 12 ounces of milk at leat 4 times daily and perhaps more if they are growing well. If they are the mini goats/pygmy goats then they would be on about 6 to 8 ounces at least...

Goats: due date, gestation length, heat cycle
gestation length, heat cycle, heat cycles: Hello Jessica, There have been VERY FEW reported cases of 2 sets of fetal ages, and the medical term for it is superfetation . The most likely thing is that she just didn t settle on the first breeding, and she could be expected to deliver about 3 weeks...

Goats: "Fat goat", female goat, teets
female goat, teets, bloat: Because it happened slowly, it doesn t sound like bloat, which would cause distress. My suspicion is that maybe she has a tumor that caused the growth. I would definitely call a vet for this; it is not something that can be diagnosed or helped without looking...

Goats: bottle feeding, baby goat, milk jug
Goats: bottle feeding, baby goat, milk jug, goat milk

Goats: goats, graft, goat
Goats: goats, graft, goat, nanny

Goats: Injured kids, lgd, goats
Goats: Injured kids, lgd, goats, peace

Goats: feed ratio, crimped oats, goat care
crimped oats, goat care, ammonium chloride: Hi there - on the label is it greater than 1.5% or minimum of 1.5% and minimum or maximum of the .40%? This makes a difference - but the 3:1 as close as you can get to this is great. Protein is fine. For wethers they generally do not need grain everyday...

Goats: feeding baby, goat food, orchard grass
goat food, orchard grass, little goat: First thing, she should have a CDT vaccination at 2 weeks of age - 1/2 cc either subcu or IM. Usually at 4 weeks of age you can start her on Calf Starter/Calf Manna (a pelleted grain that is easy to digest and the kids like) - start with only a few pellets...

Goats: founder, 5 gallon buckets, rumen microorganisms
5 gallon buckets, rumen microorganisms, different kinds of bacteria: Hello Melanie, The amount of grain they get is relative, not an absolute. It s most likely that they got too much grain too quickly. Changes in the goat s diet need to be gradual and over about 10 days to 2 weeks. The goat doesn t actually use the food...

Goats: General care, male sheep, vet visits
male sheep, vet visits, microcope: Marshall, I think it is kind of sad for a buck to have to live alone, especially since it will be for a whole year. There are plenty of people with pygmies and Nigerian dwarves that you could lease from. Go to NPGA website and see if you can find other breeders....

Goats: GOATS, thin goats
thin goats: Denise, That really is too many for the amount of land, especially if they are eating it down. It sounds like you do need to sell some of them for the good of all. Did you deworm just the thin ones? I would do it again within a week or 10 days. Also, if you...

Goats: Goat acting depressed, vitamin b complex, poop and pee
vitamin b complex, poop and pee, mold fungus: What is her temperature? If over 102.5 she may have a pneumonia and that can cause the symptoms you note. Anyway she could have gotten into anything poisonous? Is her grain without mold/fungus? I might just start her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds (injectable...

Goats: Goat appetite off looking thinner, nigerian dwarf, sick grandson
nigerian dwarf, sick grandson, dull coat: What does her poop look like? Straight pellets is what we want to see. If there are pellets but they are together then she has worms. My first thought would be worms. Have you had her poop tested for worms currently? What is her current temperature? ...

Goats: Goat has combined male and female tendancies, vagina area, female goats
vagina area, female goats, male goat: Yes, your mother is right. Sophia is probably a hermaphrodite. Sophia is also most likely sterile. This is usually caused when there are twins--a male and a female. The female gets some male hormones during development. The infection may or may not have...

Goats: Goat with congestion and wind, straw bedding, allegy
straw bedding, allegy, haylage: Sorry the lateness in answering your question - what is his temperature? If it is over 102.5 then he has an infection - could be a pneumonia and he would need injectable antibiotics - Antibiotics can be given subcutaneously if you are worried about giving...

Goats: Goat ear tag, visible veins, betadine solution
visible veins, betadine solution, ear tag: Generally a good place is in the middle of the ear away from visible veins. I usually disinfect the area first with a betadine solution. I just watch the area to be sure it is healing up well but if you are concerned, you can either pour/spray betadine solution...

Goats: Goat has eating problem, goat medicine, excessive salivation
goat medicine, excessive salivation, foot and mouth disease: Usually this happens when they eat too fast. I have some that always want to wolf down the food and start choking and foaming. According to Goat Medicine, inflammation of the mouth (caused by soremouth, foot and mouth disease and other problems) can cause...

Goats: Goat hair loss, mange mites, pygmy goat
mange mites, pygmy goat, goat hair: Most likely this is selenium deficiency. Even if a goat is on a mineral salt that has selenium, sometimes they just need more - you can either obtain an injection of Bo-Se (2 cc) from the local veterinarian or you can purchase selenium/vitamin E gel online,...

Goats: Goat molars, nubian goat, rear molars
nubian goat, rear molars, horse veterinarian: With older goats sometimes they do need their rear molars filed like horses do but I do not know of any veterinarians that do this. I have asked a horse veterinarian in the past but their instruments are not small enough. I have a goat like this and was...

Goats: Goat sick after giving birth to triplets, maxine kinne, propylene glycol
maxine kinne, propylene glycol, three babies: Hello Erin, Get your veterinarian involved NOW. I would bet a lot that she probably has ketosis. Carrying triplets is hard on them, as they can t eat enough to maintain themselves and grow triplets. There is a lot of good information about ketosis...

Goats: Goat talking to me, kid goat, nigerian dwarf
kid goat, nigerian dwarf, udder: Is she okay with the buckling, does she push him around at all? Are the other goats close to her where she can see them? It is possible that she just wants to be back with the herd. Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? As long as the udder is not...

Goats: Goats horns, selenium supplement, dairy goat
selenium supplement, dairy goat, salt block: The Alpine doe may certainly need the selenium and vitamin E, A&D, but doubt biotin (used for horn/hoof growth), unless her hooves are not in the best of shape. You would give the selenium/vitamin combination now and then see how their horns are in about...

Goats: Goats killed, cat paw prints, dead goats
cat paw prints, dead goats, fleshy area: What breed of goats? You are correct about the big cats - they generally do not leave their prey. When you say you saw several cat paw prints - so what you saw looked like dogs but with no nail? If there are no nail markings it could have been dogs - even...

Goats: goat, goat barn, baby aspirin
goat barn, baby aspirin, boer goat: Hi there - re the vodka, this is only a pain medication/muscle relaxor and with the aspirin you do not need the vodka - the only time I recommend giving a liqour is if the goat is having spasms in his stomach and you do not have Banamine available. Re the...

Goats: My goat will not get up, vitamin b complex, cup molasses
vitamin b complex, cup molasses, stomach ulcers: Glad to hear she is doing better. Are you sure it is intestines? It could just be the vaginal or cervical mucosa that is inflamed and so is pushing out. I would just watch her carefully. If it is only an inch out that is probably not too bad. If more...

Goats: my goat acting funny, maxine kinne, molar teeth
maxine kinne, molar teeth, nanny goat: Hello Debbie, She is probably drooling because something is stuck in her mouth or esophagus. You probably know how dangerous it is to your fingers to go fishing for something in a goat s mouth. The best suggestion I have is to have someone hold her mouth...

Goats: goat diarrhea, chronic diarrhea
chronic diarrhea: He could have Johne s disease, or he could just be more prone to parasites. I would suggest first trying a different dewormer on him and see whether that helps. In the long run, you need to get his feces examined to see whether he has worms or coccidia that...

Goats: goat went off her feed, alfalfa hay, vitamin water
alfalfa hay, vitamin water, ketosis: If she is not drinking herself she certainly needs to be orally drenched with electrolytes and/or vitamin water. She may be producing enough but without seeing the kids I cannot tell you exactly - just watch that the kids do not become thin looking or stop...

Goats: goat kid acting strangely, circling, loss of balance
circling, loss of balance: He may have either polio or listeriosis. You need to treat him immediately with thiamine injections. This is something you have to get from a vet. He also needs a course of penicillin. Listeriosis is called circling disease. Both affect the nervous system....

Goats: goat milk replacer, calf milk replacer, kid goats
calf milk replacer, kid goats, kid goat: Unfortunately calf milk replacer will most likely give them diarrhea as the fat molecules in that are very large and the kid goat s system is unable to easily digest them. Another milk replacer that is excellent for kid goats is something like Snowflake...

Goats: goat miscarriage, store thanks, goats
store thanks, goats, goat: Call a vet. You could get some LA-200, and give injections, but a vet will be able to better determine what caused the miscarriage. Especially if you have other pregnant goats, it would be best to find out what caused it to prevent others from having the same...

Goats: goat molars, maxine kinne, nubian doe
maxine kinne, nubian doe, optimal height: Hello Meri, Overgrown molars are a fairly common problem. Your vet will have to use a tool called a pony float (it s a file) to file the molar(s) down to the optimal height so they match the other molars. It s an easy fix. :-) Sometimes packing a...

Goats: My goat has a problem eating, nubian doe, phlegm
nubian doe, phlegm, couple of minutes: Has she always been on grain? What type of grain do you feed her? The swinging of the head and choking noises is choking - she is eating her grain so fast that she cannot get it down easily - is she with other goats? Has she been checked for worms? Let...

Goats: goat seizure, procaine penicillin, thiamine deficiency
procaine penicillin, thiamine deficiency, congenital problem: Either polio or listeriosis, unless she has some congenital problem. Polio will cause blindness; it is a thiamine deficiency. I would contact a vet to get thiamine. Treatment (since you don t know which of these it is, is first a thiamine IV at 1 ml per 45...

Goats: goat sharing at school, clostridium bacteria, kid goat
clostridium bacteria, kid goat, goat kids: If possible it might be better and healthier/safer for the kids if they were at least 2 weeks old - at that time they should have had their first CDT vaccination (clostridium bacteria can grow quickly with stress situations and this can cause the release of...

Goats: goat swallowed a clothes pin, pygmy goats, hardware disease
pygmy goats, hardware disease, clothes pin: Hopefully what you saw was after she had chewed and the metal spring came out. It will not make it it to the intestines--the reticulum (honeycomb-textured part of the stomach) will stop it. When a ruminant eats metal it can get what is known as hardware disease....

Goats: My goat won't stand up, nigerian dwarf, hind legs
nigerian dwarf, hind legs, coccidiosis: How old is he? What is his temperature? What type of feed regimen do you have him on? It is possible it is a laminitis/founder from too much protein. It could also be a pneumonia or a listerioris type illness. What color is the diarrhea? If he is under...

Goats: goats, maxine kinne, baby goat
maxine kinne, baby goat, new mother: Hello Stephen, Having tried this twice, I have no hope that what you want can be done. The milk-producing mother is not going to allow a kid which isn t hers to nurse. The only way to do that is to hold the doe so she can t injure the kid and get him to...

Goats: goats, longevity, fertility
longevity, fertility: Hello Kevin, Actually, if a doe/nanny can still conceive and deliver at an older age, she is very valuable to the herd. She has the genetics to get her to an advanced age while maintaining her fertility. She should pass at least some of those longevity...

Goats: goats, kid goats, pygmy goat
kid goats, pygmy goat, milk replacer: Kid goats up to 2 months of age at least need milk. They do not receive any type of calf starter pellets until about 3 to 4 weeks of age and then no real grain until about 2 months of age. At 9 days old the kid should be eating every 3 to 4 hours at about...

Goats: Hair Fall in My goat, external parasites, gel capsule
external parasites, gel capsule, hair fall: Sounds like he is selenium deficient. You can give him an oral product (gel - if you can order over the internet) or you can use human vitamins - selenium 2 mg plus 1000 IU of vitamin E, and 800 IU of vitamin A&D - the selenium is in a 200 mcg capsule form...

Goats: hair loss and salivary cyst, mange mites, surgical excision
mange mites, surgical excision, pygmy goat: Sounds like the skin/hair problem is mange mites - I would dust him with a livestock/horse dust. For the really affected areas I would make a paste from the dust mixed with water and spread onto the affected areas. I would also dust his bedding. Re the...

Goats: hard utter - mastitis, maxine kinne, purple solution
maxine kinne, purple solution, california mastitis test: Hello Jerusha, The udder should be soft and pliable. The knot you found could be an active infection or scarring from an infection in a previous lactation. The best thing to do right now is to get a California Mastitis Test kit and use it. It comes with...

Goats: hay, pet goats, northwest fl
pet goats, northwest fl, vitamins minerals: Sounds like you are feeding the 7 month old one a protein block (24% protein) and if feeding her the 16% protein feed, this may be too much protein for her system, especially if she is overweight. A mineral block generally has no protein, just trace minerals...

Goats: hay mineral, purina mills, vitamin and mineral supplement
purina mills, vitamin and mineral supplement, crude protein: Thanks for the update - a loose mineral salt like that is great for all goats, young and old, as this is taken in when they want it but not on a constant basis. Your choice is great. Thanks again for letting me know more about it - appreciate it - Donn...

Goats: hoof rot, maxine kinne, hoof rot
maxine kinne, hoof rot, hoof wall: Hello Melanie, You will need to trim all the hooves and make sure you cut any pockets containing debris between the hoof wall and the sole up to where there is healthy hoof wall attached to the sole. If the skin between the toes is unhealthy (oozing,...

Goats: Injured Goat, rabies symptoms, gauze pad
rabies symptoms, gauze pad, deep wound: I am so sorry - dogs are horrid on goats!! Yes definitely on the penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 10 days at least, and she may need it for more days. For the first 2 or 3 days I might even double the dose to be sure it gets to all the wounds....

Goats: Injured kids, shoulder dislocation, electrolyte replacement
shoulder dislocation, electrolyte replacement, mg aspirin: I would take both the kids away from their moms and confine them in smaller spaces under your supervision - this may mean continuing to bottle feed and care for these two until they are weaned - this should give you a higher survival rate for them. Re the...

Goats: poop, baby goats, straw bedding
baby goats, straw bedding, heat lamp: I don t use milk replacer because of problems like you mention. You should never mix milk and milk replacer. The ideal is milk with some half and half mixed in to give them the fat they need. (although I know that some people successfully use milk replacer)...

Goats: inside or outside?, kid goats, baby goats
kid goats, baby goats, heat lamp: At a week old I would definitely not put them outside for any period of time - you could take them out once or twice a day to play a little just for a few minutes but with the stress of leaving them outside, especially with colder temperatures, even during...

Goats: Kids died, colostrum, triplets
colostrum, triplets, goats: Nancy, I am sorry it took so long to get back to you. My router was not working and I couldn t get on the internet to answer. I would take that kid and when the next one kids, rub it with the fluid and put it with the mom and other kids. I have done this...

Goats: kid boar not eating, boar goats, karo syrup
boar goats, karo syrup, goats milk: You can give whole cow milk with a little 1/2 and 1/2, rather than spend so much on goat milk at the store. It is a learning thing. Babies do sleep a lot, so it may not be a problem. But you can give some calf electrolyte for an energy boost, or give some...

Goats: getting a kid to latch on, teat, selenium
teat, selenium, udder: What is her temperature? It is possible she has pneumonia and is ill enough where she wants to eat but her brain cannot function to get to the sucking part. She also could be low on selenium and this may be keeping her from sucking. If her mom did not receive...

Goats: Lame Adult Goat, maxine kinne, nubian doe
maxine kinne, nubian doe, c corn: Hello Pam, Have you compared both of her front legs to each other? Have you compared her front legs to another goat s front legs? Have you trimmed her hooves? I wonder about arthritis - she may starting to get elderly. Because she can t get up, I...

Goats: Meningeal parasites in Oberhasli wether, vitamin b complex, thiamin deficiency
vitamin b complex, thiamin deficiency, head tilt: Hello Barbara, In my previous answer, I covered several different medical conditions and the traditional treatments for them. You probably know that when a goat gets sick, we often do shotgun treatment, which means that we treat for several different...

Goats: Milking a dairy goat whose baby died, dairy goat, colustrum
dairy goat, colustrum, apparent health: Is she eating and drinking well? Does she otherwise look okay? Is her udder hot at all? Did you just find the kid dead? Was it stillborn? If it was stillborn that might indicate a uterine or other infection in the doe and that is the cause of the milking...

Goats: Mites, cat flea, hair coat
cat flea, hair coat, udder: I would recommend using a kitten or cat flea/mite powder - I generally use a livestock dust (hourse, poultry, etc) for older goats. Just a little dust along their back and then fluffing it into their hair coat a little, keeping the dust away from their eyes,...

Goats: Multiple loss of baby goats different nannies, baby goats, rotten eggs
baby goats, rotten eggs, intrauterine infection: It could be a chlamydial infection as this is contagious to all does. It could be a toxoplasmosis from mainly cats, but also from local wildlife - do raccoons and such visit the pens where the does are? It could be also be a deficiency of minerals/vitamins...

Goats: mange and hay, maxine kinne, mange mites
maxine kinne, mange mites, sheep and goats: Hello Diana, There are several different kinds of mange mites which affect goats. They are already on the skin surface of goats without causing a problem, but susceptible goats are more prone to showing signs of mange. Chorioptic mange mites can live in...

Goats: mange/mites, mange mites, withdrawal time
mange mites, withdrawal time, goat: Use of a livestock or poultry type dust can be used on a pregnant or milking doe without problems. No withdrawal time as this is an external product not internal. On the milking doe I would not place any of the dust around the under body of the goat. Hope...

Goats: milking and udder problems, nubian goat, california mastitis test
nubian goat, california mastitis test, mastitis: Is this the first time the goat has kidded? That is, has she been successfully milked in the past? Before treating for mastitis I would get a California Mastitis test and see how that turns out. Has this goat been tested for CAE virus? Is there any hardness...

Goats: Nanny won't feed, bottle feeding, mammals
bottle feeding, mammals, nurse: If the kids are growing and active they are likely getting enough to eat. Like all mammals, kids nurse for short times very frequently. Often the moms will pull away. I suspect that they have longer periods of nursing as well, that you just didn t see. Then...

Goats: New mom knock knees, yellow mucus, knock knees
yellow mucus, knock knees, mucous plug: What type of feed regimen are they on? She may be low on selenium, my first thought - she may need extra selenium - are they on a trace mineral salt block with selenium? I would give her a supplement of 2 mg of selenium with vitamin E at 1000 IU - these...

Goats: Newborn Pygmy- No appetite, selenium supplementation, karo syrup
selenium supplementation, karo syrup, baby momma: Most likely she needs a selenium supplementation - I would give her either 1/2 cc of Bo-Se (from the vet) injectable, she may need a second dose of this at 2 weeks. Or you can give her one 200 mcg human selenium tablet and one half the amount in a human vitamin...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf, horse shampoo, tomato juice
horse shampoo, tomato juice, old standby: Did they get into something? Are you sure they are wethered or were correctly wethered? Wethers do not smell unless they have gotten into something. Anyway - any type of horse shampoo or dog shampoo would work - you can also work skunk out a type of shampoo...

Goats: Nursing Doe follow up, goat milk, milk replacer
goat milk, milk replacer, vitamins and minerals: It is possible that the kids are ill and so she does not want to care for them - it could be just her hormones - you may need to just start bottle feeding these too - this is not rare and happens off and on in goats. Glad to hear the one doe is doing better...

Goats: Re: Nursing Doe, vitamin b complex, breath smell
vitamin b complex, breath smell, milk producer: Glad she drank for you - just keep this up as much as possible. It sounds like the kids do need more milk - I would start them on a good goat or multispecies milk replacer - perhaps 4 feedings a day from you - the mom will not generally reject for being partially...

Goats: newborn, mother goat, pygmy goat
mother goat, pygmy goat, minpin: Sorry for the delay in answer. I would not put him back with the mom - obviously he is the one she would have left to die. I would try a Pritchard teat for feeding him - these have a yellow band with a red nipple, some feed stores may have them, or you try...

Goats: newborn goat that wont feed, goat milk, milk formula
goat milk, milk formula, asap: I am so sorry for the delay. My internet service has been down for two days. You can either give the milk or get the mom to feed the kid. It needs colostrum ASAP and you can get that from the mom. I would not leave the kid alone with the mom if she is rejecting...

Goats: newborn nubian doe kid rapid breathing, tetanus antitoxin, nubian doe
tetanus antitoxin, nubian doe, goat health: The dosage for babies is 1-2 ml SQ once or twice a day. I would give some BoSe also. That sometimes helps with weak kids. (I hope I have not responded too late; my internet has been off and on for a while.) I don t think tetanus is the cause of problems, though....

Goats: what is normal?, normal pulse rate, maxine kinne
normal pulse rate, maxine kinne, cold stress: Hello Cathy, I m sorry for your loss. The normal respiratory rate for kids is 20 to 40 per minute. Normal pulse rate can be 140 or higher in active kids. Fetal pulse has been measured at 180 beats per minute. I would consider this kid s rectal body...

Goats: overtrimmed goat hooves, trimming goat hooves, goat group
trimming goat hooves, goat group, goat breeder: Were the hooves hot? Really no prosthetic to help. Trimming the hooves correctly is the most important thing. Generally we do not advise trimming goat hooves on a doe whi is within 4 weeks of kidding as it is difficult at best for her to stand on three legs...

Goats: Pgmy goat urination, pygmy goat, salt block
pygmy goat, salt block, urinate: Generally, every time a goat gets up from a lying position it should urinate. Also during the day when they are just standing about you might see them urinate another five times. It also depends on their feed regimen, if they have a salt block, and how much...

Goats: Pregnant goat, cup molasses, 2 quarts
cup molasses, 2 quarts, flavored water: When the belly seems to drop and you get the depressions - as if she looks skinnier up top/sides - that indicates she is nearing kidding. An absolute way to tell is by feeling her pelvic ligaments - using your thumb and forefinger together about 4 inches...

Goats: Pregnant Nubian, calf manna, nubian doe
calf manna, nubian doe, weeks of pregnancy: I would probably wait but be sure to give the kids their first CDT at 2 weeks of age at 1/2 cc. Our regimen for CDT for kids is 2 weeks at 1/2 cc, 4 weeks, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months at 1 cc and then anytime there is stress to the kids we give...

Goats: Problem with hip during delivery, glucosamine chondroitin, hip leg
glucosamine chondroitin, hip leg, afterbirth: Glad to hear she is seeming a bit better. The glucosamine/chondroitin is probably the same as the one for the dog except that it might have a meat type flavoring, so might not be accepted easily by the goat. Also, does it have the MSM with it? Not all glucosamine/chondroitin...

Goats: My Pygmy goat, pygmy goat, vaginal area
pygmy goat, vaginal area, nubian: Sounds like she will be kidding today. Donna PS after kidding we always offer the doe some warm molasses water - this helps her rehydrate from the loss of fluid and they like the taste of the molasses - about 1/2 cup of molasses to 2 quarts of warm water...

Goats: Pygmy goat delivery, pygmy goat, vaginal discharge
pygmy goat, vaginal discharge, oxytocin: Is this her first kidding? Are you sure the doe did not eat the placenta? Is she otherwise having a vaginal discharge? Is she eating and drinking well otherwise? Are her pelvic ligaments back to normal yet? If she has a kid still in her, which would be...

Goats: pigmy goat compliations in birth, thers, aspirated
thers, aspirated, lubricant: I just got your question this morning. Not sure when you posted. You should call a vet if you are unsure and she is acting like she still has a kid in her. It sounds like the baby aspirated because maybe it got stuck? If you wash your hand and arm very well...

Goats: pregnancy, lower abdomen, dead babies
lower abdomen, dead babies, horse problem: At this point in time you should definitely be able to feel the kids - best/easiest on the right lower abdomen area placing your palm firmly against the side and pressing in a bit and you will feel a body or two. It will also most likely move at that time....

Goats: pregnancy length, dead babies, horse problem
dead babies, horse problem, google: It may be that the other goat delivered a little early. 150 days is the usual and I have had one go to 156. Check her ligaments (google it) if you haven t already and keep checking. She may have only 3 kids--I have had them look that huge and have fewer than...

Goats: problem with a baby goat, inflamed lymph nodes, two lumps
inflamed lymph nodes, two lumps, goat kid: What is the kid s temperature? The lumps sound like salivery cysts if they are at the angle of the mandible or around there. They could also be infected/inflamed lymph nodes. These lumps may or may not have anything to do with the kid s weakness. It could...

Goats: pygmee goats, female goats, nigerian dwarf
female goats, nigerian dwarf, snow storms: Rickie, It may be unrelated to the storm. Without a necropsy of the babies, you can t know what happened. When this occurs in more than one goat they may have an infection that is causing it. It will depend when they go into heat. If this happens to the 3rd...

Goats: re-kid won't latch on teat, karo syrup, human baby
karo syrup, human baby, teat: I have heard of problems like this before - sometimes it is the size of the mom s teat. Re the bottle, it can also be the type of nipple used - we recommend use of a Pritchard teat (yellow band part with red nipple end) works very well and is easy for the...

Goats: re: stillborn, flavored water, oxytetracycline
flavored water, oxytetracycline, probiotics: What is her temperature? I would probably start her on injectable antibiotics - either penicillin or LA200 (oxytetracycline) along with probiotics for 5 days. I would make sure she is drinking well and if not orally drench her with electrolytes. Offering...

Goats: Sick bottle baby goat, runny nose
runny nose: Goats don t usually get colds, although they can have allergies and get snotty noses that ultimately go away. I would first take his temperature to make sure it is normal. A normal temperature has a quite a range--between 101.5 and 105. If it is under 104,...

Goats: Sick Kidd, clostridium bacteria, low body temperature
clostridium bacteria, low body temperature, bacteria infection: I had a total knee replacement two years ago and know it is difficult to keep up with goat chores. I believe if another kid looks a bit off and does not have a fever (then it would be a pneumonia) then I might start at least with a double dose of the CDT...

Goats: selenium, deficient soil, cape breton
deficient soil, cape breton, toxic plants: Hello - goats should have 0.2 ppm minimum in their mineral block or loose salt available to them at all times. Four weeks prior to kidding a doe should have a supplementation of 2 mg of selenium with vitamin E - this can be oral or injectable. Unfortunately...

Goats: should we seperate Billy from pregnant Doe?, maxine kinne, togg
maxine kinne, togg, one of the girls: Hello Carrie, As you suspect, Billy Togg has done his job. When bucks run with the doe herd, the testosterone takes over and they become protective. I had an Angora buck who wouldn t let me within three feet of any of the does while he was in rut. It...

Goats: sick baby pygmy goat, soapy enema, pygmy goat
soapy enema, pygmy goat, baby goat: Cindy, It sounds like he is now pooping normally. I have had problems with kid milk replacer, so I only use cow milk, mixed with little half and half (for added fat). You should never mix the two--milk or milk replacer and electrolytes. You can alternate...

Goats: sick goat, kaolin pectin, sick goat
kaolin pectin, sick goat, squirty: If you induce too early the kid will die. Have you treated for parasites? That would be my first thought for the diarrhea. Is she getting grain and alfalfa? If not, she could be getting hypocalcemia and ketosis. She also is at risk of getting dehydrated. ...

Goats: sore legs?, stiff legs
stiff legs: It could be arthritis. Is there any swelling in the joints? The licking could be caused by pain or irritation. Has he been tested for CAE virus? This can cause this symptom. And the age would be a factor. Another possibility is a zinc deficiency, which...

Goats: sudden death of doe, nubian doe, poisonous insects
nubian doe, poisonous insects, milk fever: The kids are eating well for you? Do they otherwise look okay? Where are you located? Any chance you are in a snake area? Other possible poisonous insects - scorpions? I am trying to cover all things, even though they may seem beyond belief. Could she...

Goats: Transporting pregnant does, shipping fever, immune stimulant
shipping fever, immune stimulant, ecchinacea: I would be sure to give the pregnant does the most comfortable ride - if you can tether them to a small area in the vehicle that would be a good idea so it would keep them from wandering around and perhaps falling more often. Re the young ones, those should...

Goats: weaning bottle fed goat, maxine kinne, milk replacer
maxine kinne, milk replacer, bottle fed: Hello Stormy, Goats are usually weaned between the ages of 10 to 12 weeks. Sprinkling milk replacer on the feed isn t going to help. Is she currently eating solid food like hay and grain? She should be. If not, let me know and I can tell you how to make...

Goats: wether goat, urinary calculi, cranberry extracts
urinary calculi, cranberry extracts, ammonium chloride: If you do not have a vet that will irrigate/flush his urinary tract system then I would definitely give him lemon juice orally - at least 2 cups to start with and then 2 cups every 6 to 8 hours until he starts urinating again. The ammonium chloride is only...

Goats: worms in pygmy goats, pygmy goats, generic type
pygmy goats, generic type, oocysts: We advise a worming regimen that uses horse oral wormers Zimectrin (Ivermectin) and Safeguard (Fenbendazole) both of the worm medications (those in parentheses) are okayed for goats - you switch back and forth between the two wormers every two months. You...

Goats: 1 month old boer goat, kaolin pectin, diarehha
kaolin pectin, diarehha, boer goat: It could be the different brand doesn t agree with them. I would switch entirely to electrolytes for 24 hours to get it under control. You can give kaolin pectin or pepto bismol right away to stop the diarrhea. Then start the milk again, but give them a smaller...

Goats: 11 week old Nigerian Dwarf Male w/head injury, calf manna, going in circles
calf manna, going in circles, animal crackers: Sorry for the delay in response. Sounds like he has come a long way. Good idea keeping him out of harms way/away from the other goats until he is a bit more stable. Getting him out in the sunshine is a great idea too. Re to fatten him up - I would offer...

Goats: 2 1/2 week old goat kidd wont eat, floppy kid syndrome, old goat
floppy kid syndrome, old goat, toxoid: He might also have enterotoxemia especially if he has not received his first 2 week old CDT toxoid vaccination and also if his mother did not have her pre-kidding CDT toxoid vaccination. I would give him 1 cc of CDT toxoid now along with penicillin injectable...

Goats: My 2 day old Nubians, milk fats, protein milk
milk fats, protein milk, salivary glands: Do the kids otherwise look fine, eating, peeing and pooping okay? If so, I would suspect this is just the milk goiter - not much you can do - you could drop the protein that the doe is getting - that is, if she is getting grain that has 16 to 18% protein...

Goats: 2 day old pygmy kid won't suck off nipple, gelatin capsule, selenium vitamin
gelatin capsule, selenium vitamin, human baby: What type of nipple are you using? If it is the lamb nipples (black ones) some kids just do not like them. Best nipples are the Pritchard teats (yellow band with red nipple). You can also try a human baby bottle/nipple. Kids need 10% of their body weight...

Goats: 3 to 4 month Kid (Billy), banamine, oxytetracycline
banamine, oxytetracycline, electrolytes: The penicillin dose is 1-2 ml subcutaneous, twice a day. The banamine should be only about 1/2 cc at most. Biomycin would be better, but if you don t have that, keep up the penicillin. He also needs to stay hydrated, so give him warm water or electrolytes...

Goats: 3 month old Boer Goat, Billy, news years eve, kid goats
news years eve, kid goats, milk of magnesia: Sounds like a little bloat - The dark and clumpy could also indicate worms and the fresh new growth grass certainly points towards causing a bloat. So I would do as you are planning. Glad he is not in distress. Also, has he had his current CDT vaccination?...

Goats: angora goat health, angora goat, mold fungus
angora goat, mold fungus, goat health: Has there been a change in their hays/grain? No mold/fungus - smells differently, etc. Does the hay have anything different in it - what type of hay are you using? What are their temperatures? It could be leptospirosis, or a viral pneumonia, - need a...

Goats: BABY GOAT, meconium
meconium: The black and sticky poop is the first that they have. It is called meconium. Then it switches to yellow after a few days of the milk. So everything is fine. Keep trying with the bottle from time to time to see whether she is able to suck. good luck with this...

Goats: BABY GOAT STOPPED EATING 2 WK OLD, baby goat, chewing cud
baby goat, chewing cud, upset stomach: Could she have gotten too much. You don t say what kind of goat she is, but that sounds like a lot of milk in one feeding. I would give her some electrolytes rather than milk. And a teaspoon of baking soda in the liquid. Maybe she will try that. She needs...

Goats: Baby Goat Not able to walk, floppy kid syndrome, boer goats
floppy kid syndrome, boer goats, baby goat: Sounds like floppy kid syndrome - selenium with vitamin E and vitamin A&D is probably needed - 200 mcg of selenium withy 500 IU of vitamin E and 400 IU of vitamin A&D orally - we use the human kind - dissolve (also remove the gelatin capsule from the oil capsules)...

Goats: Banding, kid goat, aspirin tablet
kid goat, aspirin tablet, tablet mix: Banding is what I advise - works easily - does the job well - minimal discomfort to the kids - done at 2 weeks of age which is generally when the testicles are in the sac. I advise their first CDT vaccination at this time, 1 cc. Have someone hold the kid...

Goats: Barber Pole Worms, chicken coop, barber pole
chicken coop, barber pole, levamisole: Hi there - re the barber pole worms - these can be treated with use of Fenbendazole wormer which is okayed for goats - you can either use the Safeguard (brand name with Fenbendazole in it) liquid wormer that is made for goats - follow their instructions -...

Goats: Bent front legs on 1 day old goat kid, hyperflexion of legs in newborn
hyperflexion of legs in newborn: This is called hyperflexion of the legs. It is not uncommon and usually resolves itself in a few days. It may be caused by the position the kid was in, in the uterus. If it doesn t seem to be going away, you can make a splint out of a toilet paper or paper...

Goats: Bloat, bloat
bloat: Yes, you can give pepto bismol, although kaolin pectin is better. Also give some baking soda in water. Or ginger ale or other fizzy soda, and then walk her around. You can also massage the stomach gently. No more grain or pasture or alfalfa for now. She needs...

Goats: Buck knees, vitamin e deficiency, mom and dad
vitamin e deficiency, mom and dad, vitamin deficiency: Most likely selenium and vitamin E deficiency - especially if they did not receive this supplement at birth. 200 mcg of selenium with 500 IU of vitamin E given orally - these are human capsules/tablets - I dissolve them in hot water and then after the vitamin...

Goats: baby goat, baby goat, baby asprin
baby goat, baby asprin, rear legs: I would continue the aspirin. I would also start him on the LA200 (Oxytetracycline) at 1/2 cc dose every 36 hours or penicillin at 1 cc first dose and then 1/2 cc twice a day for a 5 day course. You can give both of these subcutaneously with tenting of the...

Goats: baby goat ill?, baby goat, coccidiosis
baby goat, coccidiosis, milk and water: It is a pneumonia most likely and should be treated as above, although it may be too late now. The seizures are probably from a high temperature. If she has green diarrhea then it could be coccidiosis, otherwise not a problem. Most vets do not have good...

Goats: baby goats, kid goats, baby goats
kid goats, baby goats, cows milk: Goat milk from the store is fine. Cow milk is generally not advised for kid goats as the fat molecules are too large to allow the kid s stomach to easily processed and this sometimes can cause constipation. I use both goat s milk and milk replacer (either...

Goats: baby goats 24 hours old, mother goat, baby goats
mother goat, baby goats, human baby: It could be the mother is rejecting the kids because the male was in there. If she remains not letting them nurse I would certainly take them away and bottle feed. Use of a Pritchard teat (yellow band with red nipple) which some feed stores have or use of...

Goats: baby having a hard time walking on right front foot, mix rest, little babies
mix rest, little babies, oxytetracycline: Is the foot swollen or warm to touch? If so he could have joint ill and will need oxytetracycline injectable times 3 days. If not he could be selenium deficient and would need 200 mcg plus 500 IU of vitamin E given orally - you may need to give this again...

Goats: baby pgymy goat questions, female goat, pygmy goat
female goat, pygmy goat, baby goat: I would keep him out of the barn yard until he is at least a month to 2 months of age, especially if it is still cold out weather wise. You may find that the cow milk will be giving him constipation - the fat molecules are too large for a kid s system to...

Goats: bad tasting milk, bad tasting milk
bad tasting milk: Nicole, Again I would suspect mastitis. Get a california mastitis test (not very expensive) and check both sides of the udder for mastitis. Ideally you should get a culture (milk sample) for testing to see what the organism is if the CMT shows mastitis. This...

Goats: bloat, bicarbonate of soda, green grass
bicarbonate of soda, green grass, baking soda: Frothy bloat is from green grass - rich full of nitrogen. Regular bloat is from overeating - browse, hay, grain, and can be from obstipation and constipation. Are we sure the goat who had torsion wasn t just constipated or obstipated?? Mineral oil is...

Goats: bore goats, clovers, goats
clovers, goats, clover: It all depends on how much they eat. They can get bloated from a lot. My goats will not touch clover. Some people feed their goats clover along with other things. I would need more info. How much did they eat? Are they acting sick? Do they have other feed...

Goats: breeding, nigerian dwarf, high protein
nigerian dwarf, high protein, pound range: An even smaller line really would be amazing. I would assume that your worst case scenario for delivery would be a C-section hoping that you had a goat knowledgeable veterinarian near by. You could also follow a low protein diet the last 4 weeks to keep...

Goats: buck depressed, baby aspirin, mg tablet
baby aspirin, mg tablet, coffee table: I usually spray their testicles with a burn spray (over the counter type lidocaine spray) to help with the pain. I also give them baby aspirin - one 81 mg tablet every 4 hours or so to help with the pain. Did he receive his CDT vaccination before you banded....

Goats: bum legs, ambilical cord, alphalfa
ambilical cord, alphalfa, tsp: Sounds like it is/was chronic navel/joint ill - LA 200 is not the best treatment - penicillin at 3 to 6 cc per 100 pounds of body weight given over 5 to 10 days twice a day may be necessary to kill the bacteria of this. A second antibiotic may also need to...

Goats: Care of mother goat after dead babies, mama goat, mother goat
mama goat, mother goat, good bacteria: Sorry for such a delay - I would give her a course of penicillin injectable for 3 to 5 days at 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight twice a day - at the same time she should also have probiotics to keep her good bacteria alive. Has she passed the afterbirth totally?...

Goats: Concentrated Dietary Supplement for kids?, calf manna, dairy goats
calf manna, dairy goats, dietary supplement: You make what is called a creep feeder. This is simply creating an area that the kids can get into but that the adults can t. I use a cattle panel section; kids can get through the spaces and adults can t. Another option is to put the kids in a different...

Goats: caprine birth defect, schistosomus reflexus
schistosomus reflexus: Cheri, Goat Medicine only makes mention of it in terms of problems with kidding. This is the summary of an article in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: Volume 34 Issue 5, Pages 312 - 318 Published Online: 18 Aug 2005 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd...

Goats: cd & t, clostridium bacteria, antitoxin toxoid
clostridium bacteria, antitoxin toxoid, immune systems: Sorry for the delay. If the kids had the clostridium disease they need the antitoxin. If this is just given to them to help their immune systems have the antibodies of the CDT in them they needed the toxoid, not the antitoxin. The antitoxin would not hurt...

Goats: change in goat droppings, dewormer
dewormer: I looked up the dewormer that you mention, and it is made using dehydrated alfalfa. So my best guess is that it is the dewormer that did it. My goats get this when they are eating alfalfa. I would recommend that you collect feces and send them to the nearest...

Goats: Dairy Goat, sweet almond oil, tea tree oil
sweet almond oil, tea tree oil, warm compresses: I normally just re-use the tube of Today - after withdrawing the end from the teat I squeeze some of the medicine out and then wipe off the tip. Have not had a problem reusing in the past - your decision though. Generally the two doses of Today 3 days...

Goats: DeWorming Confusion, adult goats, injectable ivermectin
adult goats, injectable ivermectin, whethers: We do not advise use of injectable Ivermectin - a goat s metabolism is too fast and the injectable Ivermectin is too much on their systems. We advise use of oral horse wormer - every two months - switching between Safeguard (Fenbendazole) and Zimectrin (Ivermectin)...

Goats: Diarrhia in Birth Mother Dairy Goat, cup molasses, dairy goat
cup molasses, dairy goat, 2 quarts: Does she still have nasal discharge? Is there any lochia (vaginal discharge) that looks purplish or gray color - that could indicate an infection and give the diarrhea. Is she starting to eat again? If she is eating and drinking now and her diarrhea is...

Goats: Doe not acting right, hoof rot, respiratory problem
hoof rot, respiratory problem, standoffish: Often people take sick goats to the auction when they know something is wrong with them. It sounds like she still has a respiratory problem. Perhaps the penicillin wasn t the right antibiotic. I would get some Naxcel from the vet (it if approved in goats for...

Goats: Doe down after kidding / 1 back leg bad, good appetite, 3 legs
good appetite, 3 legs, current temperature: Thanks for the update. It does sound like she could have had nerve damage or have even injured herself getting up and down from kidding. It is possible it is dislocated. When you move the leg does it seem to hurt her anywhere? I totally understand about...

Goats: debudded kids, electric dehorner, low dose aspirin
electric dehorner, low dose aspirin, tractor supply store: Most likely whoever disbudded these burned a little too long and perhaps slipped too close to the side of the face where there are more soft tissues. As long as it is eating and drinking well it should heal. I would advise giving it a low dose aspirin/half...

Goats: descenting, scent glands, estrus
scent glands, estrus, addendum: The scent glands are only half of the smell that brings on estrus in the does - the scent glands which are inside/next to where the horns are/were can also be burned when disbudded - otherwise they would need to be surgically removed if an adult goat - not...

Goats: doe squatting after kidding, pepto bismol, uterine infection
pepto bismol, uterine infection, afterbirth: I would supplement the kids with a bottle. She may be getting dehydrated and it also sounds like she might have a uterine infection. Make sure she has lots of warm water and hand deliver it, if necessary. If she gets too dehydrated she will need an IV. I would...

Goats: dying during childbirth, poisonous plants, giving birth
poisonous plants, giving birth, momma: What type of feed regimen do you have them on? Did you get temperatures on the animals before they died? Did they show other symptoms leading up to their deaths? What type of supplements are they on? Do they get to go out to pasture - have you checked...

Goats: Feeding a pregnant doe & kid size, mare and foal, nutrition question
mare and foal, nutrition question, weeks of pregnancy: Hi there - kid size is determined by the buck and also by the amount of protein fed in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. Generally it is a good idea to stop the grain or cut way back at 4 weeks prior to the kidding date, the kid grows in size its most in the...

Goats: Flaky goat horns?, goat horns, adult goats
goat horns, adult goats, yard weeds: Most goat kids start drinking water at 2 weeks of age. I usually wean my kids at 4 months of age, but they can be weaned as early as 2 months if they are drinking water and otherwise eating well. Horns that are dry and flaky generally indicate lack of adequate...

Goats: angora goat health, pens
Goats: angora goat health, pens

Goats: Barber Pole Worms, chicken scratch, chicken pen
Goats: Barber Pole Worms, chicken scratch, chicken pen, water and oil

Goats: Wether goat became agressive, umbilical hernia, hormone shots
Goats: Wether goat became agressive, umbilical hernia, hormone shots, castrated

Goats: face swelling, boer goats, first health
boer goats, first health, gurgle: Where is the swelling exactly? Is it under the jaw? Could it be bottle jaw? That is caused by parasites. How often and with what do you deworm them? Are their gums or eyelids gray or pale? Have they had any diarrhea? I need to know these things to figure out...

Goats: What to feed older doe, goat food, baby cereal
goat food, baby cereal, hard palate: Hopefully you did not grind down her molars too much as this is where goats get their main chewing power - the other teeth/hard palate are for pulling only. With that said, yes on the horse feed - I would use a senior one with good protein, vitamins and...

Goats: first milking, udder cream, animal crackers
udder cream, animal crackers, pregnant time: Your first step of having her eat her grain in the milking stand is excellent. I might suggest you know lean over her back so that she has a hard time kicking/jumping, etc. This might be a bit of a rodeo the first few times but she does need to know you...

Goats: Goat, urinary tract infection, rectum
urinary tract infection, rectum, goat: Is she bred? Do you have a buck around? Is she peeing okay? Is she pooping okay? It could be constipation. It could be a urinary tract infection. Let me know. Let me know - you can also give me a call for a little quicker answer as I may be away from...

Goats: Goat Bloat, goat bloat, oral drench
goat bloat, oral drench, turkey baster: What is her temperature? How old is she? Is she up to date on her CDT vaccination? I would start with mineral oil (human type) given as an oral drench - just draw up in regular syringe (without needle of course) or a drenching syringe or a turkey baster,...

Goats: Goat Hooves Problem, female goat, raising goats
female goat, raising goats, goat hooves: You need to carefully trim the hooves. The reason the wall is bent over is because it is overgrown. The inside is soft and hooves are more like fingernails (harder ones) than like horns. You should either go online for hoof-trimming instructions, or buy...

Goats: Goat itchiness, companio, wether
companio, wether, armpits: I wasn t familiar with Lugol s iodine, but just read a bit on it. It is used to decontaminate water, so doesn t sound like it would hurt them to get a little. It is no longer sold over the counter here, because people were using it to make methamphetamine....

Goats: Goat kid, angora goat, goat kid
angora goat, goat kid, goat kids: If he is the weaker then he is not getting as much from his mom as he needs - perhaps adding a bottle every few hours for him will help - I would put him on mom s milk with some colostrum (powdered is fine) to help him with his weight. The weaker kids tend...

Goats: Goat Walking On Knees, goat care, national herd
goat care, national herd, nutrition experience: I am not a vet, just a person with 27 years successful goat care/nutrition experience, so I do not take offense. What type of feed regimen do you have him on? If it is high protein then most likely it is founder. Let me know and I will get back to you on...

Goats: goat, back bone, palm of your hand
back bone, palm of your hand, ribs: There is a scoring process called lumbar scoring/body condition scoring that will help to determine if your goat is thin or fat or just right. The scoring goes from 1 to 5 with 1 being very skinny and 5 being very fat and 3 being the score you would like...

Goats: goat, bottle jaw
bottle jaw: Yes, it really sounds like bottle jaw. This means that she has a severe worm burden. Check her gums and/or eyelids--they may be very light-colored from anemia. She needs to be treated for parasites as soon as possible. It may be caused by the liver fluke,...

Goats: my goat, eyes turning white
eyes turning white: Becca, It sounds like pinkeye. you need to go to a feed store and get several tubes of terramycin eye ointment and put it in their eyes three times a day before they really do go blind. It is important to do it this often for a week or so and i think you...

Goats: goat baby, human baby, afterbirth
human baby, afterbirth, colostrum: If there was an afterbirth/placenta then there is not another kid. Sometimes a first time doe is not a good mom. At four hours out the kid really needs its colostrum or you will lose the kid. I would not wait any longer and take the kid into the house and...

Goats: not sure if our goat "birthed " its placenta, goat farmers, uterine infection
goat farmers, uterine infection, afterbirth: When you say trail how long are we talking about - is there any tissue with it? Generally most goats will pass their placenta/afterbirth within about 2 hours after kidding but can be as late as 24 hours with some vitamin deciciencies and possible uterine...

Goats: goat in labor, nubian goat, veterinarian
nubian goat, veterinarian, momma: You need to carefully wash your hand to the elbow and reach in there to get the kid arranged properly. Since you have no experience doing this, I would contact a veterinarian to do it. You could injure the uterus if you don t know what you are doing. The mother...

Goats: goat in labor for over a day, female goat, mucous plug
female goat, mucous plug, cel phone: Are you sure she is in labor? If it is only the mucous plug she passed then she has a few more days to kid. Is it the long stringy mucous? Sorry for the delay in answering - if it is the long stringy mucous and she has not begun pushing hard within an hour...

Goats: goat wound, hydrogen peroxide, dogs and cats
hydrogen peroxide, dogs and cats, tetanus: First, I would be sure to give her a CDT booster (tetanus) at 2 cc injectable. Next I would cleanse the area well with hydrogen peroxide or betadine, dry well. You could either use the invisible bandage they now have for livestock (human type is just the...

Goats: goats, baby goats, signs of pregnancy
baby goats, signs of pregnancy, pregnency: No signs of pregnancy in the early days. You will see changes in the last two months. Sometimes their personalities change. Most people give BoSe and CDT in the last month before kidding. Start giving grain and alfalfa in the last month or two, so they have...

Goats: goats, pygmy goats, grass hay
pygmy goats, grass hay, bermuda hay: Arlene, The grain once a way may not hurt them if it is an insignificant amount. The minerals are good--they only need one or the other though, block or loose. In terms of the Safeguard in the water--that will lead worms to be resistant to it by giving them...

Goats: goats, tube feeding a kid
tube feeding a kid: She would still have discharge, yes. Also in a week or so she will get some blood discharge on her tail. You have to keep trying the baby on a bottle, or you have to tube feed him or he will die. You cannot get enough into him with an eye dropper and there...

Goats: My goats keep itching, mange mites, loose minerals
mange mites, loose minerals, external parasites: Most likely a combination of selenium deficiency and mange mites - would treat with oral selenium and vitamin E (2 mg selenium and 1000 units of vitamin E) given orally (dissolve in hot water and after removing the vitamin E gelatin capsule that is now empty...

Goats: goats and mites, adult goats, mange mites
adult goats, mange mites, selenium deficiency: It could be mange mites - any scabs, etc. on the skin/hair? Sounds more like a selenium deficiency - this can happen during the spring time - a treatment with selenium and vitamin E should help - you can either use Bo-Se (2 cc injectable for adult goats -...

Goats: My goats scur is almost off!, garden shears, scur
garden shears, scur, home today: It most likely will get knocked off and then will bleed perhaps a lot. You can also cut it off with garden shears and at that point it might also fall off. Use of a blood stop powder can help with the bleeding. Usually the scurs can come off just by rubbing,...

Goats: Hard Udders after birth, mastitis
mastitis: She most likely has mastitis. It may be from CAEV, unless you have tested and found that she is negative. She will need to be treated for this. You can use an intramammary infusion such as Today, although the ideal is to get her tested and find out what antibiotic...

Goats: hair, proud goat, spanish goats
proud goat, spanish goats, selenium vitamin: Sounds like she needs a selenium/vitamin E supplement - not just what is in the mineral block but a true added supplement - She may also need vitamin A&D to help with the selenium and vitamin E being used in her system correctly. You can use human type vitamins/mineral...

Goats: hair loss, mange mites, selenium deficiency
mange mites, selenium deficiency, gelatin capsule: It could have a selenium deficiency or mange mites or both. Some goats are more susceptible to selenium deficiency than others. 2 mg of selenium orally along with 1000 units of vitamin E (human type) - dissolve in hot water, remove gelatin capsule of vitamin...

Goats: hair loss & scabby skin, losing hair, mites
losing hair, mites, pygmy: Sorry to say, but it probably is mites. I don t know what MTG is. I have had chorioptic mange mites on my bucks and slathered it with vaseline, which helps smother the mites. If this doesn t work, you could try ivomec injectable. Don t feel so bad, it often...

Goats: half and half, kid goats, karo syrup
kid goats, karo syrup, cow milk: If you are feeding kid goats they should not have cow milk - the fat molecules are too large for kids and can cause diarrhea or bloat or constipation. Half and half is double trouble. If you have to use cow milk you should dilute to half and add a little...

Goats: hoof rot, hoof rot, hoof walls
hoof rot, hoof walls, protein deficiency: You are sure it is hoof rot? I.e. the hoof pads have cauliflower-like growths on them and the smell is absolutely horrid? If the hoof walls are cracking only or if there is also pitting of the hooves that is not most likely hoof rot. The hoof walls cracking...

Goats: Integrating a new doeling to the herd, weathers, nieces
weathers, nieces, herd: I am assuming that you have weaned the kids because they are 3 months old. I would take a doe kid from the mean mom and move her in with this doe. Then they will become friends and when you reintroduce the two of them to the herd several months later, it should...

Goats: Introducing new goats, pygmy goats, pygmy goat
pygmy goats, pygmy goat, adult goats: Pygmy goats can be aggressive towards young kid goats so a little introduction at a time - I would not put in the 3 month kids - I generally say do not put kids younger than 6 months of age in with adult goats - especially if they have to share a shelter...

Goats: introducing baby goats-followup, hierarchy
hierarchy: No, I thought he as a buck. Wethers and does get along great. I apologize for the misunderstanding. Only if you have a buck do you need to separate them. I don t think you need to worry about the others really hurting the younger girl. They will certainly...

Goats: introducing baby goats to the rest of herd, baby goats, pygmy goat
baby goats, pygmy goat, wethers: First of all, to keep him warm you could make a coat. I have done it by just cutting up a T-shirt or a fleece blanket, making armholes. I would put him in with the other goats and then stay outside observing them, rather than being in with him. Then he can...

Goats: jaw?, inner jaw, jaw area
inner jaw, jaw area, bacterial illness: How old is this doe? Did she have an injury to that side of the jaw that you know about? There could be a number of items here occurring at the same time. The drool generally means there is something neurologic going on such as poliomyelacia - where the...

Goats: kid goats, kid goats, lost one
kid goats, lost one, herd: Hi, Joan. I didn t completely understand what you were saying about the feeding. You are bottle feeding the two twins and the other is with the goats? I would take the other two out there--at this point their mother will probably not know them--and put them...

Goats: Lame little boy, little doe, protein feed
little doe, protein feed, intramuscular injections: What type of feed regimen do you have Ozzie on? What is his temperature? (anything over 102.5 indicates an infection). It sounds like a bacterial infection in the hoof/leg itself. If he is on a high protein feed it could be laminitis that has now turned...

Goats: leaking udder, leaky udder
leaky udder: This is apparently hereditary. Goat Medicine suggests cauterizing with silver nitrate sticks (if it is near the top and not out of the teat). I would let it alone, especially if it is leakint just prior to kidding. I think the kids will be all right. Once...

Goats: lice on goats, horse lice, goats
horse lice, goats, old girl: I just use co-ral horse lice dust when it gets too bad. But there is a very effective product called BOSS, which you can use according to the directions. Usually the sun takes care of it, once it gets warm. If it is warm enough you can clip the goats and that...

Goats: lump in upper udder, running a fever, rich milk
running a fever, rich milk, mastitis: Is the lump there when she is dried up? It is possible it is just part of the mammary system that has weakened and bulged out a bit. It could also be a cyst. If the mastitis testing was negative, then the thickened pieces of milk are most likely fat strands...

Goats: Newborn Death, clostridium infection, intrauterine infection
clostridium infection, intrauterine infection, newborn death: Did the moms get a CDT toxoid injection pre kidding? Are the does doing okay who delivered the kids who have died? It could be clostridium infection or it could be an intrauterine infection with the infection going to the kids - let me know. Let me know...

Goats: Newborn Kid, goat farming, gelatin capsule
goat farming, gelatin capsule, vitamin e oil: Sounds like the jaw was crushed/squeezed during the kidding - I might just wait on it, being sure that he eats well - he should be eating for 3 to 5 minutes on his mom at a time currently, so I would watch his intake and if you can put him on a bottle. I...

Goats: Nubian doe sick after delivering kids, nubian doe, calcium gluconate
nubian doe, calcium gluconate, goat medicine: Yes, you can give oxytocin several times in a day. Also I would switch to oxytetracycline rather than penicillin. This is what Goat Medicine recommends when the infection has already set in. I would also give her a BoSe shot, if you haven t done so already....

Goats: new goats after cl, pygmy goat, flu virus
pygmy goat, flu virus, feed bucket: Once the abscess is ruptured/lanced it is best to leave it open so it heals from the inside out, unfortunately this allows the bacteria to become contagious to other goats at that point if those goats have any open sores and the bacteria gets into that opening....

Goats: newborn goat, selenium deficiency, three babies
selenium deficiency, three babies, selenium vitamin: It most likely is a selenium deficiency - I would give him either 1/2 cc of Bo-Se from your vet or you can use the selenium/vitamin E gel (some feed stores have this) at 1 cc or you can also use 200 mcg of selenium and 500 IU of vitamin E human type - dissolve...

Goats: newborn pygmy goat, pygmy goat, stools
pygmy goat, stools, sorry for the delay: If you have not seen the kid feed from the doe within an hour after birth you need to help out - either by teaching the kid where to get the milk or by substituting a bottle for the mom - they must have 10% of their body weight every 12 hours in order to survive....

Goats: nubian goat leg injury, limping doe
limping doe: It could be either of those injuries. Unless it seems severe, I would wait and see. Sometimes they limp for a little while and then improve. Since you can t find an injury, hopefully it will go away. Give it at least overnight before you make a decision. If...

Goats: Old goat not eating, fir boughs, beet pulp
fir boughs, beet pulp, horse candy: You are giving him the right things. You can also add some roughage, such as fir boughs or whatever you have there. That will keep his rumen working. Also make sure he is drinking plenty, by giving warm or hot water, with a little molasses. Some people give...

Goats: overeating lush pasture, lush pasture, rye grass
lush pasture, rye grass, mineral oil: I would give her mineral oil (human type) orally at 1/2 cup per 50 to 75 pounds of body weight now and then redo in about 2 hours if her abdomen has not started to lose the bloat. 20 minutes after giving her the mineral oil I would also suggest you massage...

Goats: overeating lush pasture, bloat
bloat: Watch for bloat. Listen on her left side to make sure the rumen is working. Give some baking soda free choice to help counteract it. Massage the abdomen. There is also a product called therabloat that you can use.No grain or alfalfa for 24 hours. Give some...

Goats: Pigmy Goats, gangrene mastitis
gangrene mastitis: It is gangrene mastitis. You need to get a vet involved. They can do surgery and remove part of the udder. It can kill the goat. you need to decide whether this is a goat you want to spend the money on saving her. the udder is dying. It can kill her....

Goats: Pregnant Boer Goat, false pregnancy?
false pregnancy?: That sounds like she was in heat rather than getting ready to kid. Sometimes they look pregnant when they aren t, and they can also have something called a cloudburst pregnancy, which is a false pregnancy. That could have occurred and all that comes out is...

Goats: Pregnant Boer Goat, propylene glycol, boer goat
propylene glycol, boer goat, swollen ankles: This sounds like a uterine prolapse. The kids are not far along enough to survive yet. You need to call a vet for the combination of this and the toxemia. Both she and the kids can die pretty fast. While waiting for the vet, I would give her a good dose of...

Goats: parasites, raising goats, internal parasites
raising goats, internal parasites, fleas: Here is a list: http://bedford.extension.psu.edu/agriculture/goat/Goat%20Parasites.htm. There is also a list in Raising Goats for Dummies. Humans cannot get goat parasites--they have their own lice and we have ours. Fleas are about the only one that goes back...

Goats: After the placenta, something else?, lochia, blood products
lochia, blood products, couple hours: Sorry for the delay in response - most likely the lump was part of the placenta bag that had collected leftover blood products and was hanging there - usually no worries. Pulling out by a person or the goat is never what you want to do with a placenta but...

Goats: pregnant angora goat, angora goat, early pregnancy
angora goat, early pregnancy, safe guard: Only in early pregnancy is it a problem to give antibiotics. I would choose the Biomycin over penicillin. The dosage is 5ml/100 lbs (so 3.5 to 4.0 for her) SQ every 48 hours. Three or four shots should be adequate and you should start to see a change after...

Goats: pregnant goat with bulbous something, old goat, protrusion
old goat, protrusion, ligaments: It sounds like a uterine prolapse. Have her ligaments gotten soft yet? This could be a big problem during the birth, but you can t do anything about it just yet. (Unless you are telling me that she is kidding.) I would have a vet involved in the kidding, so...

Goats: pygmy goat skin, pygmy goat, goat skin
pygmy goat, goat skin, bumpy skin: It is possible it is sore mouth as this starts with bumps and blisters around the mouth/lips. Has the goat been outside your farm. Is this a new goat? It is also possible it is a reaction to something it ate/got into. The reaction could cause bumps and...

Goats: Re:, milk of magnesia, running a fever
milk of magnesia, running a fever, safe guard: Sorry for such a delay - Sounds like he could be bloated - hopefully he is still doing okay - if he is not running a fever (over 102.5 degrees) I would treat him with mineral oil (human type) or milk of magnesia to help pthe bloat. If his poop is pebbles...

Goats: Re: Meds for Worms, safe guard dewormer, deworming
safe guard dewormer, deworming, meds: Hi there - you cannot overdose him on wormer - so I advise always giving the larger amount as if it is too little it will not kill the worms. What does his poop look like? If it is pebbles then generally that means he does not have worms. If the pebbles...

Goats: Re: Migi my goat, goat food, grass weeds
goat food, grass weeds, cel phone: Sorry that my cel phone is not working yet - I would start him on penicillin injectable at 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight right now - twice a day for 5 days - he could have pneumonia even though he does not have a fever. Does he look bloated at all? I would...

Goats: Retained Placenta?, metritis
metritis: I would switch to oxytetracycline, given at 5 ml/100 lb every 48 hours three times total. I would also give a BoSe shot, if you haven t already done that. Give her plenty of hot water to drink and also find some roughage--wheat straw, madrone, fir branches,...

Goats: Sanaan doe down after birthing and still not able to stand, alfalfa cubes, cedar boughs
alfalfa cubes, cedar boughs, caster oil: I would get some banamine and see if that helps with the swelling. I would also put some hot compresses on the legs and treat her with antibiotics if you think she has infection. Has she been tested for CAEV? This could add to the problems with her joints....

Goats: Scabs on udder, skin rash, betadine solution
skin rash, betadine solution, staph infection: Has she been in a new pasture? Is she on new straw/hay for her bedding? Did you use a new lotion on her udder? It sounds like it is a reaction to something causing a skin rash and then the skin rash has turned to a Staph infection - I would wash the udder...

Goats: Scours, intramammary infusion, goat milk
intramammary infusion, goat milk, milk replacer: She most likely has a mastitis and the kids are not getting enough milk from her. Treat both sides of the udder with a product called Today - an intramammary infusion that places antibiotic up into the udder - use 1/2 of the tube on each side - once the...

Goats: Separtation of male from newborn and mother, chain link fencing, pygmy goats
chain link fencing, pygmy goats, chain link fence: You should probably get a wether to keep the buck company. He should not be in with mother and baby because he will breed them both. You don t want the inbreeding and you don t want the baby to get pregnant too young. You are now at the stage that you need...

Goats: Sexe of a baby pygmy goat, pygmy goat, two balls
pygmy goat, two balls, sac: Male kids will have a testicular sac at birth, although the testicles (two balls ) may or may not be in the sac until about 2 weeks of age. The male kids also stand and stretch out to urinate. You said under the chin , do you really mean by the head area?...

Goats: Sick 1 1/2 week old baby goat, milk of magnesia, baby goat
milk of magnesia, baby goat, coccidiosis: Has she been outside? She most likely has coccidiosis - needs to be treated with Sulmet or Co-Rid immediately - give 2 cc of either mixture orally three times a day - also should have milk of magnesia for the bloat - 3 cc of this now and then again in an hour....

Goats: Sick 4 month old kid, kid question, nubianx
kid question, nubianx, vitamins and minerals: The vitamin B can help with the appetite. Give the penicillin at 5-6 ml per 100 lb. Procaine pen is the most effective. Take temperatures too, to find out what is normal and whether it might be high or low. High would indicate an infection. Good luck; sounds...