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Goats: Goat after birth, health food stores, uterine muscles
health food stores, uterine muscles, pygmy goat: Do not pull out the afterbirth as you will tear the insides of the placenta and cause bleeding. Sorry the little ones did not make it - was it a difficult birth? How long has it been since the birth? You can cut the afterbirth a little bit if it is hanging...

Goats: Goat with diherrea, maxine kinne, milk of magnesia
maxine kinne, milk of magnesia, diet change: Hello Gloria, It would help me a lot to know the doe s age. What is her diet, and how much is she eating? Diarrhea in a kid can be caused by digestive upsets, bacterial infection in the intestines, and the most common reason, coccidia. If your doe...

Goats: Goat ear infection, lamancha goats, hydrogen peroxide
lamancha goats, hydrogen peroxide, ear syringe: LaMancha goats are well known for getting ear infections and for having mites which can cause discharge. Is it shaking its head a lot? Is it otherwise eating and drinking well. I would clean the ear out using a human ear syringe with hydrogen peroxide to...

Goats: Goat health, goat health, water drainage
goat health, water drainage, calcium intake: Thanks for the update. It still amazes me about email, facebook, etc. Anyway, appreciate the specifics. Sounds like it could be worms, particularly tapeworms can sometimes be wrapped around the regular poop. Nice - brown on the inside - you re a good goat...

Goats: Goat leg injury - sprain or break?, nubian goat, ace bandage
nubian goat, ace bandage, linda steiner: Thanks for the update. Have not heard of that injury too often in a goat, but does not mean it is not possible. The swelling of the knee does not account for that type of injury though. Re the cast, I would offer that the muscle atrophy that will occur...

Goats: Goat Stress, vitamin b complex, free choice minerals
vitamin b complex, free choice minerals, stress anxiety: What is her temperature? What is her regular feed regimen? Is she pregnant? Sounds like she was having a seizure or a reaction to a poisonous substance - any poisonous plants she could have gotten into or given while at the show? Would get on a regular regimen...

Goats: Goat's udder is swollen, jake and elwood, female goat
jake and elwood, female goat, 2 females: My first guess would be that their nursing on her stimulated milk production, just like you suspected. Have you tried to milk her to see whether that is the case? Some of these kids just don t want to wean. I had a doe kid that I took away from mom when she...

Goats: Goats, liver fluke treatment
liver fluke treatment: According to page 144 of Goat Health Care, the treatment of choice for liver flukes is Chlorsulon or Valbazen. Only Chlorsulon is effect against both the immature and mature liver flukes. Either of these dewormers, like all dewormers used in goats, should...

Goats: Goats losing hair/shivering, beet pulp, copper deficiency
beet pulp, copper deficiency, classic fish: Thanks for the update. Selenium amount was 2 mg (ten 200 mcg tablets) correct? It is possible he needs more E and D added to this. It normally takes 10 days for the selenium to show a result with new hair growth - which can be difficult to see. I agree...

Goats: Goats temp., goat kids, aspirn
goat kids, aspirn, follow ups: Thanks for the info. Forgot to ask how old he is. Sometimes wattle cysts become apparent at about 2 weeks of age. As long as you wash the area of the lump/cyst with antibiotic soap no infection should occur. Does sound like it could be a little pocket...

Goats: Goats Urinary Calculi, urinary calculi, ammonium chloride
urinary calculi, ammonium chloride, potassium citrate: The calcium to phosphorus ratio should be at least 2:1 but 3:1 is best. We use a general livestock pelleted feed that has the 3:1 ratio. Also, drinking lots of water is important. You can also place ammonium chloride salt along with a flavoring (Kool-aid...

Goats: Grass tetany or listeria?, grass tetany, muscle tremors
grass tetany, muscle tremors, moldy hay: Thanks for the update. Sounds like they are fighting a pneumonia. If they are in an area where their water source can possibly be used by other wild critters they could also have contracted leptospirosis for which the penicillin will help. Anything over...

Goats: Growth, calf manna, good bacteria
calf manna, good bacteria, bermuda grass: Thanks for the update. Re the wormer my suggestion is the following: Use of Zimectrin (Ivermectin is wormer) and Safeguard (Fenbendazole is wormer) oral horse wormer used every two months, switching between the two - start with Safeguard and then 2 months...

Goats: goat, pygmy goat, blood discharge
pygmy goat, blood discharge, bloody discharge: Lochia, or the discharge after birth, is normal up to 6 weeks after kidding and can wax and wane over that period of time. What you do not want to see/not normal is bright red blood still coming out. Is the bloody discharge dark red in color or grayish pink?...

Goats: goat birth and vaginal prolapse, propylene glycol, vaginal prolapse
propylene glycol, vaginal prolapse, hind legs: Generally only one amnionic sac per kid - are you sure the first one that she passed was all of it? Is the kid doing well? What type of feed do you have the doe on? Has she had previous kids without problems? Normally within 20 minutes a second kid should...

Goats: goat getting diaherra, vitamin b complex, turkey baster
vitamin b complex, turkey baster, female goat: What color is the diarrhea? If it is green it is coccidiosis and she would need pepto bismol (human anti diarrhea) and CoRid or Sulmet (feed store medications) given orally for a few days. If is it yellow it is enterotoxemia and she would need the pepto...

Goats: goat ilness, aqueous penicillin, milk of magnesia
aqueous penicillin, milk of magnesia, toxic plants: Unfortunately vegetable oil is not great for bloat as 60% of the oil floats through the digestive tract easily as the molecules are small - the mineral oil has large molecules that stay in the rumen and pop the bubbles. You would have to give the goat 3 times...

Goats: my goat is losing hair, nigerian dwarf goats, adult goats
nigerian dwarf goats, adult goats, mange mites: Thanks much for the photo. Looks like and sounds like selenium deficiency - some goats need more selenium supplementation than others even if they are on a selenium mineral salt mix/brick. No scabs or scaliness to the skin underneath? If so, this could be...

Goats: goat magazine, dairy goat journal, goat magazine
dairy goat journal, goat magazine, nutrition seminar: The only magazine I know of is the Dairy Goat Journal and since I do not subscribe to it I do not know if it is monthly or quarterly. I do not know of any other magazines, sorry. If you are near us, Olympia, WA, I am putting on another goat healthcare/nutrition...

Goats: goat sick, vitamin b complex, woody plants
vitamin b complex, woody plants, wheat straw: You need to call a vet. First, take her temp, if you are in a cold place, get her hot water to drink. Get some roughage, woody plants, fir, wheat straw, whatever you have to see if she will eat that. Is her poop normal? Listen to her left side to see if her...

Goats: goat worming, horse wormers, oral paste
horse wormers, oral paste, fenbendazole: Prohibit wormer is for cattle and sheep and is used as a drench - not good for goats - goats have a very fast metabolism and this can be toxic to them. We recommend use of two horse wormers, Zimectrin (Ivermectin) and Safeguard (Fenbendazole), switching between...

Goats: goat worming, deworming
deworming: Cindy, I am sorry to have to tell you that you are on the wrong track here. You should not be rotating dewormers. It has been determined that rotating causes more resistance. You should use the same dewormer until it doesn t work. Please go to the website:...

Goats: goats, external parasites, oral paste
external parasites, oral paste, nannies: No pour on meds for goats at all - their metabolism is fast and those pour on meds and wormers can be toxic to them. For mites, lice, etc. I would sugggest use of a poultry or livestock dust to them and also dust their bedding. You can also use Zimectrin...

Goats: Human multi-vitamins for boer goats, raising boer goats, livestock supplements
raising boer goats, livestock supplements, goat health: Sounds like your herd is very healthy. Are you just wanting to cover your bases with possible deficiencies in vitamins and minerals? Starting with vitamins and minerals, I use a general livestock loose salt that contains the correct calcium to phosphorus...

Goats: hard udder, peppermint oil, milker
peppermint oil, milker, teat: It is possible that it is mastitis. It is also possible it is just congested and massaging it four times a day with a peppermint lotion (I make my own with a little peppermint oil added to unscented inexpensive human body lotion) - the peppermint helps with...

Goats: help my goats keep aborting there babies, maxine kinne, boer goat
maxine kinne, boer goat, definite diagnosis: Hello Andrea, Your veterinarian will need to get involved in diagnosing the cause of the abortions to develop a treatment plan. A number of different diseases can cause abortion in goats, and the veterinarian will have to submit samples to a laboratory...

Goats: Injured Leg, vitamin b complex, morning ration
vitamin b complex, morning ration, mineral dust: If it does not look like a lot of little leaves and looks more like just grass, then it is a grass or orchard or timothy hay which is great for all goats. The penicillin is for infection - whether it is laminitis or pneumonia or both. Intramuscular injections...

Goats: Ivermectin injectable, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, ivermectin injectable: Neither Ivermectin injectable nor the pour on are acceptable for kid goats - they can be toxic to them. A goat s metabolism is too fast for these. The best to use is Zimectrin horse oral wormer using 1/2 inch of this given orally. The very best thing to...

Goats: inbreeding and linebreeding ?, genetic anomalies, steve wilburn
genetic anomalies, steve wilburn, prairie grass: The eyelid mucous membranes should be pink in color, not white or clear - this is the lower and upper eyelids. Re the amount of grain - if each goat were 100 pounds of body weight and there are five of them and they are in kid production, then they should...

Goats: injured goat, tetanus toxoid, arnica montana
tetanus toxoid, arnica montana, homeopathic remedy: Hi there - she should have a CDT booster (this has tetanus toxoid in it) - 2 cc. Would also use hydrogen pyroxide to clean out her wounds - I use a small syringe (without the needle of course) and push the peroxide into the wounds so it comes flushing out....

Goats: Kids died within days of birth, milk of magnesia, small rain
milk of magnesia, small rain, days of birth: So sorry to hear of the loss. Thanks for all the information - appreciate it. It could be either that the doe had a uterine infection of some sort and the kids contracted the infection in utero and that is why things went the way they did. It could also...

Goats: how do I know if our bottle goat is actually doing ok? eating right?, kid feeding
kid feeding: Here is some info on feeding a baby goat, from Fiasco Farm: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/feeding.htm You will need to get him castrated/banded after 2 months old. You need to wait this long because otherwise he may be prone to urinary calculi. As long...

Goats: Lump near goats waddle., goat kid, lump on the neck
goat kid, lump on the neck, digital thermometer: Thanks for the update. Sounds more like a wattle cyst. You could just watch and wait - if it gets continually larger would access with the needle. If the goat seems less energetic or starts to not eat and drink well then perhaps it is an abscess. Keep...

Goats: lame goat, nigerian dwarf, quality grass
nigerian dwarf, quality grass, power punch: Thanks again for the update. Re the selenium, even the BOSS (thanks - do not use them myself) do not have enough selenium to help - also must have the E and D to make it work well. We use this on floppy kid syndrome kids and it works fantastically. Re the...

Goats: loose stools, loose stools, sheep feed
loose stools, sheep feed, hay type: Thanks for the update. Unless you have sheep in with the goats it is best not to use lamb/sheep feed for goats as it does not have copper in it and goats need copper. You said the mucous membranes are clear, so they have no color at all to them? Donn...

Goats: lum in baby pygmy throat, lump in neck, young kid
lump in neck, young kid: Sometimes they get what is a called a milk goiter. It is enlarged thymus. They usually start at 2 months old in a well-nourished kid. I have had one with it; and she was fat. Tumors of the thymus are normally seen in older goats, so I would rule that out....

Goats: lumbar score, calf manna, nutrition regimen
calf manna, nutrition regimen, grass hay: Thanks for the update. Let s start with the pale eyelids - it is possible that the goat has barber pole worms (Haemonchus contortus) which causes anemia and weight loss and the pale membranes of the eyelids and mouth. To cover this I would treat with...

Goats: Mu-Se dosage, hind legs, pasterns
hind legs, pasterns, crumple: Thanks for the update. If your weather is cold then the temp of 102.6 could be in the 103s easily and I might think she is fighting a pneumonia - the buckling could also be fighting a pneumonia - might start on oral antibiotics - given as an oral drench daily...

Goats: male nubian goat behavior, nubian goat, raising goats
nubian goat, raising goats, pet goat: There are a couple of ways you can approach trying to change this behavior. Raising Goats for Dummies tells you the basics of clicker training. There are also books on clicker training other animals. It takes time and patience; what you are doing is rewarding...

Goats: mange treatment, lime sulfur, mange mites
lime sulfur, mange mites, goat farm: I do not advise ivomec injectable - it can be toxic to goats as they have such a fast metabolism. You found the mites - able to see them? The weather really is the culprit here - I generally dust and give Zimectrin horse wormer (use as a regular wormer too,...

Goats: mastitis?, intramammary infusion, milking goats
intramammary infusion, milking goats, peppermint oil: Has she been checked for CAE? A hard udder can be a symptoms of CAE or it can be a symptom of chronic mastitis. I would start bottle feeding the kid as most likely it is not getting enough. Is the udder warm to the touch? Is she otherwise eating and drinking...

Goats: No milk bag, nanny, last time
nanny, last time, babies: How old are the kids? When you say kicking them off you mean getting them to stop nursing for a while? It is quite possible they do not have enough to eat and as such are continuously looking for more. Are the kids thin looking? How much protein is the...

Goats: minerals, golden blend, urinary tract system
golden blend, urinary tract system, aluminum chloride: The calcium to phosphorus ration should be at least 2:1 with 3:1 being best. So with that, the Golden blend seems like it would be okay for use. I generally use horse or livestock minerals they are generally much less expensive and they generally have a...

Goats: mites, zimectrin, ivermectin
zimectrin, ivermectin, mites: Ivermectin pour-on is not acceptable for any goats, especially pregnant does. Use of Zimectrin (has ivermectin in it) horse oral wormer using twice the weight of the goat to measure the dose on the plunger where to place the lock, is safe for all goats, including...

Goats: moving goats from south U.S. to central U.S., meat goats, vitamin deficiencies
meat goats, vitamin deficiencies, copper deficiency: My first thought is as yours, nutritional, and more specifically a selenium and/or copper deficiency problem. Stress also can cause an upset in the reproductive system both in the bucks and does. I would wonder also if it was a buck problem not the does...

Goats: Natural pain relief, pygmy goat, natural pain relief
pygmy goat, natural pain relief, chondroiton: I use an arthritis homeopathic formula - almost any of these would work - all generally have the same homeopathic items in them. I also give glucosamine with chondroiton and MSM on a twice daily basis too (this is just the human type - you can also get liquid...

Goats: Nubian kid with cold, signs of malnutrition, liquid minerals
signs of malnutrition, liquid minerals, dairy cow: Is she not sucking a bottle for you? If not she could have a fever. Let me know her temperature measurement as she may need aspirin. Would start her on penicillin at 1/2 cc twice a day for 3 days. I would also give her either an immune enhancer or wellness...

Goats: I need some advice about my pygmy, pygmy goats, ignatia amara
pygmy goats, ignatia amara, pulsatilla: Sorry to hear of the other one passing away. Re the one goat left, had you noticed if the other goat had been the alpha , re pushing this one away from food or pushing her away from you? It sounds like this goat is either just playing with you like she...

Goats: nerve damage?, spinal injury
spinal injury: I am wondering whether she may have a spinal injury or broken back. Do you know whether she has feeling in her legs? If not, that would indicate a spinal nerve problem. As would the inability to poop. I would give an enema if she continues to be unable...

Goats: new mom rejecting baby, new mom, goat
new mom, goat, doe: I advise just taking the kid and bottle feeding it - this is the safest and healthiest way for the kid. It is very difficult to get a doe to take her kid once she is pushing it away. If left to fend for itself against the doe it will not survive. Is this...

Goats: Overweight Goat, hay type, few more years
hay type, few more years, nubian: Hi there - concerning overweight goats, it does take its toll on them reproductively as the fat goes first to the uterus and that often means they will not have as many kids as they should or even have problems with breeding. What type of feed regimen do...

Goats: Pregnancy toxemia with drooling/frothing, large animal vets, pregnancy toxemia
large animal vets, pregnancy toxemia, ketosis: Thanks for the update. So she is experiencing ketosis and must have lots of sugar now. That is the only way to get rid of the ketosis - again there are cow ketosis gel s available at some feed stores. If the ketosis is not taken care of the kids will die...

Goats: Pregnant goat discharge, egg white discharge, cup molasses
egg white discharge, cup molasses, mucous plug: The main item that will tell you when she is ready to kid are the pelvic ligaments - once you cannot feel these any more and the tail head area is so loose that you could put two fingers around the back bone at that area easily this indicates kidding should...

Goats: Pygmy Goat down, female goat, pygmy goat
female goat, pygmy goat, pain meds: Was she at her due date? What type of hay is she on? What other grain or supplements ws she on? Was this her first kidding? Any different items in her hay? What type of antibiotics? What is her temperature measurement? I would immediately start her...

Goats: Pygmy goat can't maintain blood sugar level, blood sugar level, pygmy goats
blood sugar level, pygmy goats, pygmy goat: Did she have diarrhea when you took her to the vet? It sounds like they do not have the original illness treated. At 10 weeks of age she should not be on sweet feed. She should be on a good calf starter/calf manna pellet as the sweet feed is too difficult...

Goats: pregnant goat, no labor, pygmy goats, white discharge
pygmy goats, white discharge, mucous plug: If the doe is large/seems heavy, then panting can be normal during prelabor. The grinding of her teeth is due to pain, and therefore she is probably having contractions. The dry nose can just be from her not drinking enough water - due to her not feeling...

Goats: pregnant goat problems, milk fever
milk fever: She may be developing what is called milk fever, or hypocalcemia. The first thing you should do is give her nutridrench (according to the bottle by weight) or 60 ml of propylene glycol orally twice a day to restore energy lost while not eating. (P. 54 of Goat...

Goats: premature goats, pound babies, boer goats
pound babies, boer goats, bottom teeth: They should have the 8 bottom teeth. They have no top teeth. Anyway, you need to get a feeding tube ASAP so you can get that colostrum into them. If they really are premature, you may lose them anyway. Keep them warm, give 1/2 cc bose, too. If you keep...

Goats: pygmy goats losing hair, copper toxicity, copper piping
copper toxicity, copper piping, goat feed: Sounds like selenium deficiency and this needs a specific supplement not just minerals as they will not get enough. Re deworming I might suggest our advice which is to use Zimectrin and Safeguard oral horse worms, switching between the two every two months...

Goats: RE: our goats & sheep keep dying, natural water sources, barbados sheep
natural water sources, barbados sheep, little goat: Thanks for the update. Some more questions for you What part of the country are you located in? Are their any natural water sources on the acreage? Can you check any of the goats you currently have to see what color their eyelid and mouth mucous membranes...

Goats: Re: The Flu, terumo syringes, flu virus
terumo syringes, flu virus, migi: Hi there - so sorry about getting the flu - that sometimes happen when we care so much for others and forget about ourselves. The answer is that no the flu cannot be passed onto goats or other animals - our flu types are species specific. Glad you have the...

Goats: Re: Hay, kid goats, zimecterin paste
kid goats, zimecterin paste, hay area: I believe they have to say that about the Zimectrin for liability purposes but I use it on all my goats even the 2 month old kid goats without any problems. If you are worried then I would only give him half his dose now and then the second half tomorrow....

Goats: Re: Meds, zimecterin paste, donna hope
zimecterin paste, donna hope, migi: Once you put the lock on the measurement on the plunger then you remove the cap off the end and place the tube into his mouth so that the tube end is over the mid tongue and squeeze along with holding his mouth closed just for a second or two to be sure he...

Goats: Re: Migi Coughing, external parasites, growth spurt
external parasites, growth spurt, immune enhancers: I would stay with the immune enhancers if you can. Would not use antibiotics unless you see him becoming lethargic and not eating well. Goats can get colds and usually come out of them without medicines. The coughing and runny nose could also be from dust...

Goats: Re: Migi & Salt Blocks for Goats, livestock salt, idea what kind
livestock salt, idea what kind, salt blocks: Then best salt blocks for goats are horse blocks - these have copper in them which goats need as well as selenium. You may not have these available where you are - if not a general livestock salt either block (brick size) or loose salt works well. I use...

Goats: Re: Needles, procaine penicillin, gauge needles
procaine penicillin, gauge needles, first aid kit: 20 gauge 1/2 inch or 21 gauge 1/2 inch for intramuscular (in the thigh) injections. For subcutaneous (under the skin) injections 20 or 21 gauge for most antibiotics with a 1 inch length works well. The 25 gauge needles work well for CDT and penicillin but...

Goats: Re: Question, needles and syringes, question question
needles and syringes, question question, 6cc: LA 200 is thick especially when cold (from refrig). I generally pull back on the plunger to about 3 or 4 cc with air (before you stick it into the bottle) and then put the needle into the bottle and allow the air you drew up to go into the bottle - this gives...

Goats: Re: Scab under belly near penis, string of beads, scab
string of beads, scab, belly button: The scab could just be from an area where he was itching. Would just feel it once in a while to be sure it is not wet/or has a discharge. Glad he is doing well. Sometimes depending on what they are eating, the poop pellets can be a little string of beads...

Goats: Re: Sulmet Drinking Water, oral drench, coccidiosis treatment
oral drench, coccidiosis treatment, treatment of pneumonia: Sulmet is used for coccidiosis treatment - this is when a goat, usually less than a year of age, gets green diarrhea. You can also use the Sulmet for treatment of pneumonia. I use it as an oral drench and not in the drinking water - it tastes terrible and...

Goats: Re: Water Intake, strawberry lemonade, lemonade mix
strawberry lemonade, lemonade mix, kool aid: You shouldn t need to change the water as often - unless the water gets dirty - I just keep fresh water available for the goats - checking it twice a day. I use a strawberry lemonade mix and our goats love it - I only put in about one or two scoops of it...

Goats: Re: Zimecterin, little devil, zimecterin
little devil, zimecterin, plunger: Migi sounds like such a little devil-a cute little devil though! Anyway because it is sometimes messy - although again once I have the goat s head tied and I push them against a fence or the barn, I place the end of the tube through the corner of their mouth...

Goats: radial nerve damage, radial nerve damage, nubian goat
radial nerve damage, nubian goat, limp leg: Thanks for the update - I believe you are on the right track with him - I agree totally with you about not giving up on him, especially since he seems like he is working hard to get better himself. He is lucky to have such good folks as you caring for him....

Goats: retained placenta?, urinary calculi, ml 100
urinary calculi, ml 100, bright blood: No, the blood in urine is not normal. But are you sure it is really coming out in the urine, or could it be post-kidding blood? Bloody urine comes from cystitis, urinary calculi and sometimes cancer. If you think she might have a partially retained placenta,...

Goats: Sick kid, kid question, sick kid
kid question, sick kid, neck surgery: So you have only had them for a week? How far did they have to travel to get to your place? Any stress whatsoever can cause a pneumonia. What type of milk do you have them on? Would give all three their CDT vaccination now - you can get the CDT toxoid at...

Goats: Sinus infection in goats?, orchard grass, sinus conditions
orchard grass, sinus conditions, alfalfa hay: Thanks for the update. Goats do get sinus conditions. Could be a chronic sinusitis - once inflamed the sinuses just cannot get back to normal - could try an immune enhancer that includes vitamin C along with trying a homeopathic remedy for sinus problems....

Goats: Stopped producing milk, rumen ph, milk goat
rumen ph, milk goat, grain ration: If possible I would also check her temperature - anything over 102.5 indicates she has an infection. It is possible she has a pneumonia with her not eating her normal grain ration. Penicillin or LA200 injectable antibiotics would take care of a pneumonia....

Goats: SWOLLENRUNNEY EYES IN NUBIEN GOAT, terramycin eye ointment, aspirin tablet
terramycin eye ointment, aspirin tablet, mg aspirin: Sounds like he has a conjunctivitis/infection in the eyes. Would keep him away from others as this can be contagious. Would start on either NFZ puffer (antibiotic powder that is puffed into the eyes twice a day for 5 days) or you can use terramycin eye ointment...

Goats: shivering pygmy/hair loss, pygmy goat, tail hair
pygmy goat, tail hair, selenium: Glad to hear everyone is good. The vet is correct in that all goats are different and some even need more than the normal for a goat. Selenium at 200 mcg (one tablet) plus 1/2 oil from 800 IU of vitamin D and half oil from 1000 IU capsule of vitamin E...

Goats: sick baby goats, baby goats, baby goat
baby goats, baby goat, goat milk: That shouldn t be too much if they are standard size goats. But I thought you said you were feeding goat milk. Is it actually formula? If so, you need to stay exactly to their instructions and not make it too strong or diluted. I, personally, do not use the...

Goats: sick doe, different kinds of bacteria, kinds of bacteria
different kinds of bacteria, kinds of bacteria, water trough: Hello Keith, It sounds like a digestive problem, probably due to the diet change. In your shoes, I would be giving something for her rumen - a probiotic product like Probios or a mixture of live-culture yogurt and beer. When you feed the goat, you re...

Goats: my sick kid, dryer vent, color consistency
dryer vent, color consistency, loquat tree: HI there - no foam around the mouth? What does his diarrhea look like - color/consistency? Any chance you can take a temperature for me - a digital human thermometer works well - just insert the metal tip into the anus and press the button - should read within...

Goats: sick mama goat, mama goat, willow bark
mama goat, willow bark, banamine: You need to keep giving her antibiotics. I am not sure that penicillin is the right one, though. If you can get some, I would switch to oxytetracycline (biomycin or LA 200). You give 5 cc/100 lbs every 48 hours. She may have a retained placenta. You give 4...

Goats: soft tissue infection under tail, soft tissue infection, dairy goat
soft tissue infection, dairy goat, good bacteria: It sounds like she is doing well, all things considered. The vitamin B is usually used for digestive issues, so she may not even need it. I only give the probiotic during stressful times or when something else is upsetting the digestive flora, such as antibiotics....

Goats: staphylococcus aureus, human mastitis, staphylococcus aureus
human mastitis, staphylococcus aureus, pat colby: The vet is correct about being easier and better to treat on a milk-less udder. I am assuming your dry out procedure includes taking away all grain? If her mammary system has protein such as in a 16 or 18% form then it will not dry up. If this still does...

Goats: swollen goat udder, precocious udder
precocious udder: That is a long time for her to still have the udder. This is a maiden milker/precocious udder. According to Goat Medicine, often the udder enlargement is due to deposits of fatty tissue. This happens more often in goats that come from high milking stock. ...

Goats: swollen, hard hind leg, horse liniment, female goats
horse liniment, female goats, epsom salt: The main reason for laminitis is that the goat is getting too much protein and this can turn to bacterial laminitis which needs injectable antibiotics for a 5 to 7 day course. What exactly was her temperature? Would start her on either LA-200 at 4.5 cc/100...

Goats: More symptoms found in our goats, vitamin b complex, urinary calculi
vitamin b complex, urinary calculi, mycoplasma pneumonia: Firstly, re the urinary calculi - does do not get this, just the bucks and wethers and the symptoms you talk about are not that of calculi. Now to the doe, what is her temperature? From the symptom that you are mentioning about wanting to eat but not being...

Goats: Tetracycline, first time mom, kid goats
first time mom, kid goats, pygmy goat: Hi there - So glad you brought him in as it sounds like he is one that is very susceptible to not surviving his kid days. The low temp indicates his systems are not functioning well. He is also susceptible to enterotoxemia from this stress. Did his mom...

Goats: thinkin lung wormes S.O.S please!!!!!, vitamin b complex, lung worms
vitamin b complex, lung worms, old buck: What is his temperature? Both sides of his throat are swollen? Has he been not eating for you for how long? Is he on a regular worming regimen? It is possible he has a pneumonia that is going to polioencephalomalacia which could cause the foaming. What...

Goats: tumor- fixed, dry gauze, gauge needle
dry gauze, gauge needle, baseball size: Nice job! If it is large, yes, packing with penicillin soaked gauze would help to keep bacteria out and for it to heal from the inside out - would change the gauze once or twice a day - once you begin seeing the skin around it shrinking then I would start...

Goats: unusual aggressive behaviour, pygmy goats, cayenne pepper
pygmy goats, cayenne pepper, squirt bottle: At a year of age this is the time when goats want to become the alpha - she is challenging you and you cannot let her get away with it. As soon as you walk into their pen immediately go up to her and with two middle fingers rap her across her nose (this will...

Goats: vinegar-water, apple cider vinegar, corn chips
apple cider vinegar, corn chips, old buck: I know some people piut apple cider vinegar in the water, but my goats don t like it I would use no more than 1/4 cup in a 5 gallon bucket. Good luck turning him around. mother trick is to lightly spray salt water on the hay or give salted corn chips to make...

Goats: Weak 2 week old kid, goat kids, goat milk
goat kids, goat milk, cardboard box: What color are the scours. Has she always had the scours since she was ill? How much penicillin has she been on? Could be selenium/vitamin E and D deficiency and possibly pneumonia. What is her current temperature? Let me know and I will get back to you...

Goats: wether water intake, powdered drink, excess sugar
powdered drink, excess sugar, sweet drink: I wouldn t worry about calculi with all the water he is drinking. But I would suggest that you gradually decrease the lemonade, just in case. See what the minimum he requires, or alternatively, use another brand or switch to something with no calcium. I would...

Goats: 12 day old baby goat, baby goat, coccidiosis
baby goat, coccidiosis, milk replacer: What color diarrhea? Brown is digestive, yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis and white is E. coli. I use a multispecies milk replacer - easier on their stomachs. I also have a milk recipe you can use. Let me know and I will get back to you -...

Goats: 12 days old pygmy kid with green diarrhea, kid goat, draxxin
kid goat, draxxin, cows milk: First thing, the shaking/quivering that the kid goat underwent was a neurologic side effect from the Baytril - Baytril is a last ditch antibiotic that has hundreds of very bad side effects, one of which is death. Don t understand why vets do give this to...

Goats: 14 day old pygmy goat, kaolin pectin, pygmy goat
kaolin pectin, pygmy goat, baby goat: Sorry, I missed your first question. Add heavy cream to cow milk. But pasteurized goat milk is much better and has the fat you need. You can get some kaolin pectin from the feed store and give that for diarrhea. I would give only about 5 cc to start with since...

Goats: 1st time doe kidding, boergoat, congenital problem
boergoat, congenital problem, uterine prolapse: I didn t get a picture, and sorry I didn t get this till this morning. I does sound like it could be a uterine prolapse. It sounds strange for such a young goat to have this happen, but maybe she has a congenital problem. Hopefully by the time you get this...

Goats: 1st time pregnant goat, vaginal prolapse, mucus plug
vaginal prolapse, mucus plug, uterine horns: Thanks for the update. Glad you have a vet who sounds like he is knowledgeable about goat kiddings/challenges. Once she loses the pelvic ligaments it is usually within 36 to 48 hours when she starts the labor process. Once you see the 6 to 10 inch length...

Goats: 2 1/2 wk old cant walk, new babies, selenium deficiency
new babies, selenium deficiency, omega 3: It is possible the mom stepped on her or kicked her - would keep her away from mom. Is she up to date on CDT vaccination? Did she receive a selenium/vitamin E and D supplement at birth? she could also have a pneumonia. What is her temperature? If no CDT...

Goats: 2 mon. old gaot spitting up foam from nose and mouth., baby asprin, 2 month old baby
baby asprin, 2 month old baby, kid goats: The foam is from either eating too fast or eating a poison - where is she housed? Can she get to unknown plants? What type of feed do you have her on. The head up and ears back are not symptoms of pain. Grinding her teeth is a symptom of pain. The temperature...

Goats: 2 month baby goat has diarrea, diarrhea in kid
diarrhea in kid: Give him kaolin pectin 5 cc starting and then every 2-4 hours if it continues. Does it smell really bad? If so, I would also give him either terramycin (In a powder to mix with water) or sulfadimethoxine (also powdered) according to the directions. These can...

Goats: 4~5day old goat, oral drench, milk of magnesia
oral drench, milk of magnesia, raising goats: Would give 1/2 teaspoon of the neomycin every 8 hours - you can mix this in the milk of magnesia as the neomycin tastes terrible - just mix in about one tablespoon of the milk of magnesia. If you can also give him lots of electrolytes to keep his system hydrated...

Goats: my 4 week old baby goat has diarrhea, pygmy goat, baby goat
pygmy goat, baby goat, milk replacer: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. What color is the diarrhea? What is his temperature measurement? Let me know and I will get right back to you are you may also call me if you d like - 360-742-8310 - Donn...

Goats: 4 does, year old, abortion storm
abortion storm: If you can, you should isolate the other pregnant goats. The most likely cause of abortion is infection, although most cause it in the last month or two. Goat Medicine suggest treating pregnant goats who haven t kidded with 3 injections of oxytetracycline...

Goats: Age a boer billy can breed, 4 months, boer
4 months, boer, six months: Bucklings are capable of breeding at anywhere from 2 months to 4 months. What makes the decision of if they can breed the does is how tall he is and how tall the does are. If he cannot reach the does for servicing then it would be most likely that he could...

Goats: Alpine nanny udder problems, symptoms of mastitis, gentle massage
symptoms of mastitis, gentle massage, udder: The one side of the udder that is not milking, is it soft then a feels like it has milk in it? The teat can sometimes have a milk plug that can be difficult to remove - it usually comes out with milking. If the side is soft and pliable then it is most likely...

Goats: Amount to Bottle Feed Baby Goat, two teats, goat breed
two teats, goat breed, baby goat: No worries about questions, really. Sounds like the 8 to 9 ounces is really filling up her tummy. I might think it would be healthier for her to go to at least four feedings a day - going at every 4 hours during the day (if that is possible for you) - say...

Goats: aggressive goat behavior, water and cayenne pepper, hind legs
water and cayenne pepper, hind legs, two legs: How old is she now? Age will let me know why she is doing this. She most likely is just trying to become the alpha goat and as no one has challenged her and put her in her place she is looking to challenge others. Many times this happens when they are in...

Goats: angora goats flakey skin, angora goats, mange mites
angora goats, mange mites, lice infestation: I do not raise Angora goats but help others who do raise them. Yes, I have seen the dandruff-like flakes on them after they have been shorn. Where I have seen it, I have advised selenium/E&D supplements (not just in the mineral block form, but as an oral...

Goats: Baby Goat with Fever, goat owners, baby goat
goat owners, baby goat, calf hut: Thanks for the info - so still no on the Tylan. Yes on the 1/2 cc twice a day for the kid goat - if you are not comfortable with giving the penicillin intramuscularly you may do it subcutaneously. I would still take the kid away from the mother - just easier...

Goats: Baby Goat with Fever, pneumonia?
pneumonia?: Christine, Start her on the penicillin right away. They can go down fast with pneumonia and that may be what she has. I would start her on 1 cc SQ twice a day. Penicillin does have problems with effectiveness, though, so I would switch to another antibiotic...

Goats: Baby Goat problem, tetanus toxoid, goat problem
tetanus toxoid, goat problem, baby goat: You need to call a vet for some dexamethasone or something similar to prevent the brain swelling. she should have tetanus toxoid, though, as it prevents immediate tetanus. You can try some banamine, or a baby aspirin or baby motrin, for reducing inflammation...

Goats: Baby Goats, guardian dogs, baby goats
guardian dogs, baby goats, female sheep: I do appreciate the update on info. With that info I do not see that the billy nor the sheep would have done something like that. Do you have fox or wolverines or raccoons or coyotes around? Any loose dogs? Dogs unfortunately are notorious for eating/mangling...

Goats: Baby goat enemas, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, baby goat: That mineral oil should work. For kid goats under 10 pounds about 2 teaspoons; for kid goats 10 to 15 pounds about 3 teaspoons and for kids about 20 pounds 1 tablespoon. You can repeat this in 2 hours. If you do not see improvement in 2 hours you can increase...

Goats: Baby Pygmy, liquid poop, pygmy goat
liquid poop, pygmy goat, brownish color: Sounds like digestive problems - what type of milk is he getting now? That is what is causing the diarrhea. How much pepto are you giving him? He could have 10 cc of pepto every 4 hours to help stop the diarrhea. Is he up to date on his CDT vaccination?...

Goats: Baby pygmy goat not getting enough milk, pygmy goat, goat milk
pygmy goat, goat milk, milk replacer: I would just take him away from the mom and start bottle feeding him - kicking can lead to injury to the kid and possible death from injury or just not getting enough food. This also stresses the kid out and that can lead to enterotoxemia or pneumonia. Sometimes...

Goats: Blindness in Baby Kid, pinkeye
pinkeye: This could be pinkeye. Put a drop of port wine, or oxytetracycline, or some terramycin ointment in the eye several times a day. If not treated, she could go blind, but I have treated goats that started to get that film and had it totally turn around. I...

Goats: Boer Goat Kid, kid goat, goat kid
kid goat, goat kid, iu vitamin: Is the doe eating and drinking well? The stillborns could have been caused by an intrauterine infection or anemia. Re the one survivor, I would advise taking her away and bottle feeding her - she will be in harms way not being as agile and it is best for...

Goats: Breeding, overabundance, young buck
overabundance, young buck, nubian: Normally the large breeds only go into heat in the fall. It is unlikely but possible. I suspect it is just the young buck has an overabundance of hormones and has fallen for the older woman. Good to keep them separated, as he could stress her out, at the minimum...

Goats: Buck with diarrhea, chronic diarrhea
chronic diarrhea: Since you already treated him with that, I would suggest you get some of the terramycin powder and treat him with that. OR, you can just keep treating with the kaolin pectin regularly and hope it stops eventually. Also give him a vitamin B shot (helps the...

Goats: Bump on Lip, boer goat, gauge needle
boer goat, gauge needle, bee sting: Could be an abscess/infection from an injury or it could be from a bee sting or bug bite - do you have weather currently that allows bees and bugs to be around? What is her temperature? You could use a large gauge (18 gauge) needle and puncture the bump to...

Goats: baby goat, enlarged lymph node, baby goats
enlarged lymph node, baby goats, baby goat: Thanks for the update. I really like the NFZ puffer (can get online too) as you never get cross contamination as you puff the antibiotic into the eye whereas the terramycin ointment can contaminate the rest of the ointment if the tip touchs the mucous membranes...

Goats: baby goat with blood in stool, baby goat, dairy goat
baby goat, dairy goat, goat milk: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. Is there diarrhea? If so, what color? Is her mother anemic, that is looking at the lower inner eyelids are they white or bright pink? She may also be constipated or even...

Goats: baby goat not taking bottle, nanny goats, baby goat
nanny goats, baby goat, stomach tube: Thanks for the update. What is his temperature? If over 102.5 F then he has a fever and that is keeping him from really wanting to eat which could be at least a portion of the challenge. If he has a fever then he probably is fighting pneumonia. Would...

Goats: bloat in young kids, commercial herd, doe kids
commercial herd, doe kids, milk replacer: Re the CDT toxoid, that is why we give multiple dosings and then we also give another booster anytime they are under stress, such as moving to a new home, shelter, cold weather, etc. Are they truly bloated? Whole abdomen is expanded like a balloon? The humped...

Goats: boer goat not eating, vitamin b complex, mix yogurt
vitamin b complex, mix yogurt, boer goat: What is her temperature? Any foam around the mouth? Is she bloated? Is she peeing and pooping? Would start her on vitamin B complex with thiamin (oral human type is fine - crush pills and give at twice the human dose twice a day), also add probiotic to this...

Goats: Caring for Pygmy goat mom after babies die, pygmy goat, intrauterine infection
pygmy goat, intrauterine infection, afterbirth: Is she eating and drinking okay? Did the kids seem necrotic at all/infection setting in? Did she pass her afterbirth? Is her discharge just dark reddish, not purplish or grayish? If the kids died from an intrauterine infection that the doe had then she...

Goats: Coughing Goats, lung worm, pygmy goats
lung worm, pygmy goats, dewormers: I would get a fecal sample (mixed) from some of the coughers and send it in for a Baermann analysis, which can tell whether they have lungworms. It s pretty inexpensive and could save you some money on dewormers. I personally have not had experience with using...

Goats: Coughing Goats in the Herd, dry pasture, lung worm
dry pasture, lung worm, pygmy goats: It is possible it is lungworm. Is their hay dusty at all? Do they have a dry pasture? If it is lungworm and you want to treat for that the best regimen is to use Safeguard horse wormer at 3 times the goat s body weight to figure out the dose on the plunger...

Goats: Curved Spine in Newborn Goat, spinal curvature, curved spine
spinal curvature, curved spine, question thanks: Thanks for the update. I would start her on infant liquid vitamins - these usually have copper, selenium and calcium in them - go with the dose on the label. Probably would give once a day for a week and then drop to once or twice a week for a few weeks -...

Goats: cd&t, clostridium bacteria, kid goats
clostridium bacteria, kid goats, passive immunity: Hello - Sorry about the challenges with the CDT toxoid vaccine. It is not absolutely necessary but without a booster 2 to 4 weeks prior to kidding the kid goats will not have passive immunity to the clostridium bacteria and then you would worry about stresses...

Goats: cd&t, usps package, vacc
usps package, vacc, usps: Sorry for the delay in answering. I would suspect it would be okay - you can even double the dose to make sure it has a good effect - that will not hurt her or the kids. I probably would use it myself. Re the cal fresh - I do not use any special things...

Goats: cl, CL, CLA
CL, CLA: First make sure she is isolated from others because it can spread. Also wear gloves if you lance it because it can spread to humans. You have more control over the contents if you lance it, but it can be quite thick and be a problem to clean up. You need to...

Goats: Diarrhea in Two Month Old Goat, diarrhea, deworming
diarrhea, deworming: Hoegger Supply has DiMethox and also has instructions for preventive treatment for kids, as well as treatment once they get coccidiosis. I have never treated preventively, only once they get diarrhea. But it can spread fast if babies get it. It is spread through...

Goats: Doe appears to not be standing for nursing, hitting the kids, first few days
hitting the kids, first few days, togg: If she is not allowing the kids to nurse without eating grain at the time I would advise just taking the kids away and bottle feeding. This way you can regulate the amount of grain she needs when milking twice a day. It would be in the interest of the kids...

Goats: Doe giving birth to kids, oral antibiotics, immune enhancer
oral antibiotics, immune enhancer, dead kid: Some possible reasons why the two kids were deformed. One is that the doe ate something during the 2nd or 3rd trimester of her pregnancy that was toxic/causes malformations in the kids - one is sweet pea that is sometimes found in hays or just in the pasture....

Goats: One day old goat, baby goat, old goat
baby goat, old goat, tent area: Do you know why his mother died? Was this a hard birth? He needs colostrum - you can get colostrum powder from the feed store - needs 24 hours of this as his milk and then you can switch him to a multispecies milk replacer. How much did you feed him the...

Goats: doe, tylan 200, vitamin b complex
tylan 200, vitamin b complex, wet fields: What color are the inner lower eyelid membranes? Where are you located? Are your pastures/paddocks near a water source that the goats can get into - lake, stream, wet fields? The temperature indicates she has an infection. Would suggest starting her on 3...

Goats: External Parasites?, mange mites, external parasites
mange mites, external parasites, little doe: Thanks for the update. The generic brand of Zimectrin works well too - no worries. Re the doeling with the abscess - penicillin is good choice - general dose is 3 cc/100 pounds body weight - twice a day for 5 days. She also needs probiotics while on antibiotics....

Goats: Feed Question, calf manna, correct calcium
calf manna, correct calcium, phosphorus ratio: Unfortunately bucklings can be sexually able at 4 months of age. If you do not want another buck I would castrate this little guy now - then he can stay in with the doelings and when he is a bit older - perhaps closer to 9 months of age he could go in with...

Goats: fur lose on goat, boar goats, loose minerals
boar goats, loose minerals, mange mites: Sounds like it is selenium, and yes, selenium is a mineral. Loose minerals should have copper and selenium included in them. Copper sometimes helps increase the intensity of the color of the goat. Selenium helps with hair coat as well as many other functions....

Goats: Goat with abscess, CLA
CLA: It does sound like CL, but I would have wanted it tested to make sure. Because they can have lung abscesses, you may not even see that they have it and it can be contagious to other goats. I think you would have to touch it for it to be contagious to humans....

Goats: Goat not dried off, lamancha, s system
lamancha, s system, point in time: You must take the 9 month old kid off of her - at this point in time she is probably not producing colostrum - if the older kid does not stop drinking from her you will need another source to bottle feed the new kids their colostrum. It generally takes 4...

Goats: Goat Hair Loss, goat hair, oral vitamin
goat hair, oral vitamin, flakiness: No flakiness to the skin? Have not seen any mites or lice? If not, then it may just be selenium defiency. Adults need 2 mg human selenium with oil from 1000 IU capsule of E and oil from an 800 IU capsule of D - I just crush the selenium tablets and mix...

Goats: Goat hoof injury, neosporin, oxytetracycline
neosporin, oxytetracycline, ointments: I agree with you to take her to the vet. I would get her in there right away, otherwise you are going to be worrying after surgery, when you need to put your energy into healing. It may be that the wound also needs to be dry to heal and that as you suspect...

Goats: Goat not letting her milk down, nubian doe, warm compresses
nubian doe, warm compresses, milk flow: Sounds like she either has a very tense udder or she could have the beginning of mastitis. I would supplement the kids with at least two bottles a day (even milk replacer if you do not have any other does in milk) to be sure they stay healthy. You can use...

Goats: Goat Question, urinary calculi, hind legs
urinary calculi, hind legs, urine retention: Thanks for the update. Looking back at the original email I see that the one we are talking about is a castrated male, correct? Not a buck? Are we sure that he was castrated correctly? Most wethers will act somewhat bucky to the extent of mounting each other...

Goats: goat will/cannot get up, vitamin b complex, turkey baster
vitamin b complex, turkey baster, pet goat: What is his temperature? Sounds like it could be a pneumonia and if he does not eat and give his rumen something to stay alive on he will come down with polioencephalomalacia - he should have probiotics and vitamin B complex with thiamine (twice the adult...

Goats: my goat, kid goat, shipping fever
kid goat, shipping fever, toxoid: How old is the goat? No injuries that you can see? Most likely he has a pneumonia/shipping fever which they get from being at an auction with the stresses that go along with that. He could also have the start of tetanus. I would start him on penicillin...

Goats: goat, pepto bismol, cup measurement
pepto bismol, cup measurement, rehydration salts: Do you mean salt tablets? If so they are okay but a goat as well as humans really need all the electrolytes to help with dehydation - sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate. We usually use gatorade type or pedialyte type electrolytes. Hope this helps...

Goats: goat behavior, kid goats, time moms
kid goats, time moms, look in her eyes: You chose very well to just take the kid and keep it out of harms way. There are some does who will just reject the less active kid - or what it seems to them to be the unhealthier to her. She may or may not do it again as first time moms tend to do this...

Goats: goat kid fur missing, nubian goat, oral drench
nubian goat, oral drench, mother goat: It most likely is a selenium deficiency - can use selenium and vitamin E gel that some feed stores carry or you can get on line. Or you can use human type selenium tablets at 2 mg (which is ten of the 200 mcg tablets) - crush well and mix in a little hot...

Goats: goat in labor- help!, goat, angles
goat, angles, shoulders: If she has pushed for more than 20 minutes then the kid is in distress and needs help. Wash up and go back in - feel for legs and head - if you feel legs pull one at a time to straighten out and then find the head - then pull the legs, pulling out and down...

Goats: goat losing hair and lots of it!, lice treatment
lice treatment: I have treated nursing moms, but I would be hesitant to treat the kids unless they are showing serious signs of it. A little itching is not too bad and goats often usually get lice that go away in the spring/summer. If I wanted to treat kids for lice,...

Goats: goat polio?, bobble head doll, polio treatment
bobble head doll, polio treatment, kid goats: Enterotoxemia either kills without warning - you find the goat kid dead - or they have horrid yellow diarrhea. The standing off by herself sounds closer to pneumonia and kid goats are very prone to pneumonia. Whenever I see a kid goat hunched up or shivering...

Goats: goat's, having babies, raccoons
having babies, raccoons, raccoon: The goats and their kids should be in a secure area so raccoons cannot get to them. However, I have not heard of them being a problem, other than carrying rabies or other diseases. Do the goats have a shelter to stay in at night? That would be the best thing...

Goats: goats, horse wormers, plunger
horse wormers, plunger, goats: I advise against the use of Ivomec whether it is given orally or as an injection - it was developed for cattle and goats have a faster metabolism so it can cause some reactions to its use plus I have not seen great results with worming. We advise using...

Goats: goats, junket rennet, green slime
junket rennet, green slime, metre radius: Give this recipe: Irene s Recipe for Rhododendron Poisoning. Ingredients: 15 mls Renco (rennet) 15 mls Mylanta (milk of magnesia) 5 mls brandy Mix all together This is the adult dose! For kids under 4 months...

Goats: goats, standing at the gate, goats
standing at the gate, goats, goat: Goats become used to each other and when one dies or is taken away that is stressful on them and they will holler a lot and pace, and sometimes even make themselves ill and not eat. Do you know why the neighbor separated them? I might ask the neighbor if...

Goats: Are goats easy pets to care for?, castrated males, kid goats
castrated males, kid goats, pygmy goats: Depends on what you want from your goat. If you just want pets or show goats, pygmy goats or other mini breeds work well. If you have just a small area to use for their place then again mini breeds a nd pygmy goats work well. Then there are the dairy breeds,...

Goats: goats hair loss, bristly hairs, little scaly
bristly hairs, little scaly, skin flakes: Thanks for the update/info. I just use human selenium tablets with vitamin E and D capsules. How old is she? The selenium usually comes in 200 mcg tablets so if she is an adult goat she should have 2 mg of selenium which means ten of the 200 mcg tablets...

Goats: hand milking goat, mastitis
mastitis: Yes, this could be the start of mastitis. You need to get a California Mastitis Test (CMT) kit and test the milk for starters. That will tell you. THen you will need to decide whether to get a lab test to determine the culprit or treat with an OTC intramammary...

Goats: hard utters, peppermint oil, udders
peppermint oil, udders, peppermint: It is possible that her udders are just very tense from the fullness. I would start massaging them with peppermint oil lotion (I just put some peppermint oil in a little human no fragrance body lotion - mix well) two to three times a day to help break up...

Goats: hoarsey coughing with pygmy goats, lung worms, horse wormers
lung worms, horse wormers, pygmy goats: Where are you located? How is their hay - does it look dusty at all? No dust in their grain? Are they otherwise eating and drinking, peeing and pooping well? Has the weather in your area changed to warm and moist over the past few weeks? Also, have they...

Goats: irregular growth in front legs of kid, thanks in advance, vitamin d
thanks in advance, vitamin d, vitamin e: Was she a single? Would assume this is selenium deficiency and would start her on one 200 mcg selenium human tablet crushed and mixed in a little hot water along with half the oil from one 1000 IU capsule of vitamin E and one half of the oil from an 800 IU...

Goats: jaw abnormalities in nubians, jaw abnormality
jaw abnormality: It took me a little time to read up on this. It apparently is genetic. I couldnt find it in Goat Medicine (but then that is so poorly indexed it may be in there somewhere). Some info said that it was recessive and both parents had to have it for it to show...

Goats: Kid pygmy goat, kid goats, pygmy goat
kid goats, pygmy goat, baby goat: I assume the ratio of water to formula is what is on the label? At 3 weeks of age kid goats should be up to about 6 ounces of milk 3 to 4 times a day - sounds like you are right on with that. Nothing else added to his diet - no hay, grain? The black indicates...

Goats: Kids limping/swollen joints, aspirin tablet, mg aspirin
aspirin tablet, mg aspirin, fainting goats: What are the temperatures of the kids with symptoms? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection. It certainly sounds like joint ill and I would just start treating with injectable antibiotics along with probiotics. I would also start them on aspirin -...

Goats: Is there another kid, afterbirth, act that way
afterbirth, act that way, sweet heart: Sorry for the delay in answer - know this is late - if she passed her placenta then there would have been no more kids inside. Sometimes the contraction of the uterus after kidding feels and looks like another kid. You did see the afterbirth? Is she otherwise...

Goats: kid bent front legs, selenium vitamin, iu
selenium vitamin, iu, vitamin e: He is most likely low on selenium - you could use the selenium/vitamin E gel that they have at the feed/farm stores or you can use human selenium - he would get one 200 mcg tablet of selenium ground up well and mixed in a little hot water and also add to that...

Goats: Little LaMancha, mycoplasma pneumonia, goat dairy
mycoplasma pneumonia, goat dairy, charmy: I am so sorry to hear about Charmy - love the name. Was everyone up on their CDT boosters? It sounds like enterotoxemia. Re the raspy breathing, possibly snotty noses - could just be a cold or could be the start of bronchitis or pneumonia - would start...

Goats: front legs bow forward, kid goats, floppy kid
kid goats, floppy kid, knee joints: Thanks for the update. It is possible that the heat lamp has raised their temps a bit. You could start on oral terramycin powder (1/2 teaspoon for 50 pounds of body weight twice a day - mix in milk as it tastes terrible) just as an edge on possible infection...

Goats: little white eggs attached to hair, mama goat, fainting goats
mama goat, fainting goats, bedding area: Certainly sounds like lice. They are too young yet to use Zimectrin horse wormer on them - has ivermectin in it and kills mites and lice from the inside out. At this point I would use a poultry or livestock dust on them sprinkling it onto their backs and...

Goats: Mom no longer allowing kid to nurse, angora goats, aggressive manner
angora goats, aggressive manner, harms way: Do you have a buck around? If the doe s udder is fairly tense then it may hurt her to nurse. The doe may be coming down with mastitis and again it is painful to her for the kids to nurse. I would just take the other kid away and start bottle feeding - it...

Goats: Mortality Rate, alfalfa hay, grass hay
alfalfa hay, grass hay, late pregnancy: Several questions - were the does in good shape when bred; were they up on their CDT and selenium when they were bred and continue to be current on selenium now; are they a good lumbar score; when selecting bucks did you choose ones that consistently threw...

Goats: male goat, hematuria
hematuria: Are you feeding him grain? This is a bit young for urinary calculi, but that is the most common cause of blood in urine. Is he having any trouble peeing? Is he castrated? There is also a possibility of something congenital, considering the age. I would have...

Goats: mastitis, intramammary infusion, udder
intramammary infusion, udder, infusions: If she has mastitis then the kids will not get enough milk and to treat the mastitis you should also use intramammary infusions along with injectable penicillin - the kids cannot drink the intramammary infusion. I would definitely take them and start them...

Goats: no milk, kid goats, barber pole
kid goats, barber pole, mineral salt: Thanks for the update. Yes re the selenium deficiency - goats must have extra vitamin E and D to have the selenium work well and with wintertime kiddings they just do not get enough of the D vitamin and if she was not getting grain, then no extra vitamin...

Goats: minerals for goats, loose minerals, ingredient label
loose minerals, ingredient label, phosphorus ratio: The wether is the one which you need to watch the calcium to phosphorus ratio in their feed and supplements. That ratio should be at least 2:1 or best is 3:1 of calcium to phosphorus. This ratio generally comes into concern when feeding grain. For all...

Goats: NANNY GOAT, vitamin b complex, stillborn babies
vitamin b complex, stillborn babies, intrauterine infection: What is her temperature measurement? Is she eating and drinking? Were the stillborn kids at term? It is possible she has an intrauterine infection and this is what killed the kids and is now making her ill. Did she have a hard labor/birth? Would start her...

Goats: Newborn kid with bendable hock, oral supplements, hock
oral supplements, hock, triplet: Most likely she is selenium deficient. I generally give my newborn kids selenium with vitamin D and E even if their doe was given it 4 weeks prior to kidding. I use human oral supplements - using one 200 mcg tablet along with half the oil from a 1000 IU...

Goats: neubean pre-mature twins, sulmet, 3ml
sulmet, 3ml, antibodies: Would start the kid on injectable penicillin or oral Sulmet right away as she will most likely have pneumonia. 1/4 cc penicillin twice a day subcutaneous injection is okay for 3 days - or if you are not comfortable with injections you can use Sulmet liquid...

Goats: newborn baby goat, baby goat, milk replacer
baby goat, milk replacer, pop bottle: If it is having seizures, it may not make it. You need to get a feeding tube and feed some colostrum. Look at the rear ends of all the goats to see if any have discharge. Then milk that goat. Are there any goat people in the area? Maybe they will have a feeding...

Goats: whether nubian boar 12 yrs +/-, side legs, vitamins and minerals
side legs, vitamins and minerals, kid company: What color are his lower eyelid membranes? What type of feed do you have him on? Does he have a selenium added livestock mineral salt lick or loose salt? Does he have his own place to eat? What is his temperature? This could be deficiencies in vitamins...

Goats: nubian goat miscarriage, alfalfa grass, barber pole
alfalfa grass, barber pole, mid section: What type of hay was it - alfalfa, grass, etc.? Generally when they get bloat it does not spread to face or other parts of the body, just in the left mainly (rumen side) and right side of the body. It is possible the kids were moving in such a way that they...

Goats: Pregnant Alpine Nanny, signs of pregnancy, zimectrin
signs of pregnancy, zimectrin, toxoid: Sounds like she is close - once the pelvic ligaments go and the sides are sunken it can be within days. I would have her in her own kidding stall if possible. Once you see the long 10 inch string of clear to opaque mucous kidding/labor should start within...

Goats: Pregnant Goat, protein feed, adequate protein
protein feed, adequate protein, protein intake: Thanks for the update. Generally the last four weeks of pregnancy you do not want her to get too much protein as this is the time when the kid grows the most and if you have a small doe or first time kidder you would not want the kid to get too big. A nice...

Goats: Pregnant spanish goat, spanish goat, karo syrup
spanish goat, karo syrup, pregnancy toxemia: Thanks so much for the update, very helpful. Sounds like she has ketosis and I would start her on high doses of sugar - honey, molasses, etc. as noted previously. Would also keep her up on vitamin B complex (human dosing is fine - crush the tablets and mix...

Goats: Problems birthing, selenium, nannies
selenium, nannies, vitamin d: Were the kids larger than they had been in the past? How old are the does? If the kids are larger than normal that can be a buck challenge, even if he is small he can still produce large kids. Selenium dosing is important - I use human selenium tablets -...

Goats: Pygmy Goat Doe ??? When Kidding SHOULD Occur, signs of kidding
signs of kidding: Pygmies often have multiple kids. And if it is several smaller kids rather than just a big-headed buckling, they should come out easily. I wouldn t try to milk her anymore until she has the kids. You risk mastitis when you break the seal. Do you have...

Goats: Pygmy Goat w/ pot belly, pasture grass, kid goat
pasture grass, kid goat, pygmy goat: Thanks for the update. I would suspect that the reason he gets the pot belly is that his rumen is bloating after he eats the pasture grass - for a kid goat this is hard on their tummies. It is also okay that he does get a little bloat from the nitrogen that...

Goats: Pygmy Goat w/ UC, ammonium chloride, male goat
ammonium chloride, male goat, pygmy goat: Bermuda hay is fine. He can have grain but the calcium to phosphorus ratio that you see on the label should be a 3:1 ratio of those ingredients. We use a general livestock pelleted feed that has the correct ratio as well as vitamins and other minerals and...

Goats: pet goat, pet goat, neutured
pet goat, neutured, service animal: Where are you located? How old are you? Any chance you need a service animal? You can petition the local planning department for a hearing (generally) to possibly get a permit. Let me know. I will be happy to write a letter if that would help but need...

Goats: pot bellied boer kids, pot bellies, stomach worms
pot bellies, stomach worms, shiny coats: Thanks for the update. It could be simply from eating on the pasture - getting a grass belly - the grass takes longer to digest and creates more gas and that creates the large abdomen. I am assuming that their tummies are soft. It could be, but doubt...

Goats: pour on ivermectin, horse wormer, ivermectin
horse wormer, ivermectin, dandruff: I advise NOT using pour on or injectable ivermectin - these can be toxic to goats. I advise use of a livestock/horse dust on the goats as well as their bedding. I also suggest use of Zimectrin oral horse wormer (has ivermectin in it-not toxic in this form/use)...

Goats: pregnant doe died, black widow spider, nubian doe
black widow spider, nubian doe, signal mountain tennessee: Thanks for the update. It is certainly possible that she was bitten by a Black Widow spider or perhaps even by a rattlesnake - have you seen any in your area? The jerking motions generally indicate a neurologic problem, which venom can cause. There are a...

Goats: pregnant doe w/diarhea, nigerian dwarf, sign of labor
nigerian dwarf, sign of labor, flavored water: Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Are her sides dropped? Have you changed her diet at all? It is possible that sometimes does get digestive upset before they kid. You can give her some pepto bismol for the diarrhea - I would give her warm molasses flavored...

Goats: premature labor, boer goats, selenium supplement
boer goats, selenium supplement, liver flukes: Thanks for the update. Do they get their extra selenium supplement 4 weeks before kidding? - this is either Bo-Se injection or oral gel or oral human tablets/capsules - even if they are on a mineral mix with selenium in it they still need the selenium before...

Goats: protein level, starter feed, protein level
starter feed, protein level, starter mix: Is your goat fat? Are her legs swelling? I am not sure what you read. I certainly didn t write it. I think that as long as she is doing all right, you shouldn t worry. She is almost there. Goats generally don t have problems with kidding. The only thing I...

Goats: pygmy goat has not eaten in 7 or 8 days, vitamin b complex, alfalfa pellets
vitamin b complex, alfalfa pellets, first stomach: Sounds like this is constipation and would give mineral oil - human type - at 1/4 cup orally for every 15 pounds body weight - this should be given every 2 hours for at least 2 doses, then wait 2 hours and see if we have bowel movements. Is there anything...

Goats: pygmy goats, feed pellets, goat feed
feed pellets, goat feed, pygmy goats: Do you know what the vet gave her? How old is she? Was she eating and drinking well before she started the illness? What is the color of her gums and eyelids? Is she pregnant? Is she bloated? What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate she...

Goats: pygmy limping, arnica montana, urinary calculi
arnica montana, urinary calculi, orchard grass: Did you take his temperature? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection. It is certainly possible it could be just old age or arthritis. Tetanus generally starts in the neck region. The front leg limping usually indicates laminitis - even if not warm...

Goats: Re baby goat, kid goats, e coli infection
kid goats, e coli infection, kid goat: Whitish diarrhea/stool can be a precursor to E. coli infection of the digestive tract - would watch this - might even start her on Sulmet liquid antibiotic in her bottle along with an immune enhancer (either human baby type or something like I-D which is available...

Goats: Re: Migi, vitamin c 1000mg, immune enhancer
vitamin c 1000mg, immune enhancer, immune enhancers: The vitamin C and yogurt is excellent and you can give that to him every day. While he is coughing you can even give him the immune enhancer every day. The VOG could certainly cause him to cough as it does in humans. Re the stringy poop, this can be fron...

Goats: Re: Migi ate sharp hard plastic, migi, asap thanks
migi, asap thanks, mineral oil: He may have crunched on it but it is usually difficult for them to swallow things like this unless they are in really small sizes. Just in case you could give him mineral oil and some powdered antibiotic twice a day for a day or two to help get the items...

Goats: Re: Mineral salt block, urinary calculi, mineral salts
urinary calculi, mineral salts, salt block: Most black goats are either partially or all a very dark brown that in the sunlight shows up as a reddish brown. I seriously doubt that he is copper deficient. If his black hair started turning gray or white then he could be copper deficient, but goats only...

Goats: Re: Treated wood & Dengue fever, caramel candy, cayenne pepper
caramel candy, cayenne pepper, viruses and bacteria: Re the treated you are correct about the chemicals. Sounds like if he is still nibbling on wood he is missing phosphorus - do you every get downed trees or have neighbors with trees that have been taken down or blown down? If so you could cut up some pieces...

Goats: Retained plcenta??, retained placenta
retained placenta: Red raspberry leaves aid contractions, so you could try that. How long has the placenta been retained? If it goes over a day, you need to start on a course of antibiotics so she doesn t get sick from infection. Biomycin 200 is good; 5 ml/100 lbs given SQ...

Goats: SICK 2WK PIGMY, selenium vitamin, oral supplement
selenium vitamin, oral supplement, toxoid: What color is the poop/diarrhea? Has he received his CDT toxoid vaccination? Is he up to date on his selenium/vitamin E and D oral supplement? What is his temperature? Would start him on Sulmet oral antibiotic liquid at 1 cc twice a day in his bottle for 3...

Goats: Sick Pygmy buck, dexamethason, temperature measurement
dexamethason, temperature measurement, massive doses: He probably has or had pneumonia and a fever and that caused him to stop eating and then he now is fighting polioencephalomalacia - he needs massive doses of B complex with thiamin or if the vet has thiamin injections that would be great - I use human dosing...

Goats: Sick Pygmy Goat, goat medicine, pygmy goat
goat medicine, pygmy goat, kidney failure: I cannot find anything linking the difficulty urinating with foaming at the mouth. She is old, so perhaps has multiple problems developing. I would wonder about kidney failure. I couldn t find much in Goat Medicine about foaming at the mouth, but I do know...

Goats: Swollen head after disbudding, drawing salve, copper color
drawing salve, copper color, asprins: Thanks for the update. All kids need the CDT toxoid vaccination on a regular regimen as well as during stressful times - enterotoxemia can occur at any time. The CDT has the enterotoxemia vaccine as well as the tetanus vaccine. Re the Sulmet liquid - this...

Goats: sick baby, sick baby, b complex
sick baby, b complex, electrolytes: Is she too weak to nurse again? She is much too young to wean. The absolute earliest should be 8 weeks, but 12 is better for growth. Take her temperature to see whether she has a fever. Is her breathing loud or raspy? Is she peeing? I would give her electrolytes...

Goats: sick goat, arnica montana, sick goat
arnica montana, sick goat, dairy goat: Did you see her give birth? If so, was it a difficult birth? Are the kids large? How are the kids doing? Was it a long kidding? It is possible that when kidding she injured her pelvic nerves which control the hips and legs - usually within a short time,...

Goats: sick goat, natural food store, north east pennsylvania
natural food store, north east pennsylvania, sinus congestion: So with a feer of 104.5 he most likely has a chronic pneumonia. It might even be fungal pneumonia. Might use LA200 at 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight once every other day for 7 doses. Then see how he is doing. He will need probiotics while on the injectable...

Goats: sick goat, red bud tree, sugar bushes
red bud tree, sugar bushes, orchard grass: Sounds like he has a pneumonia and needs injectable antibiotics right away - penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days OR LA-200 at 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight once every other day for 5 doses. Along with this he should have aspirin...

Goats: very very sick litle goat(found on roadside), vitamin b complex, electrolyte replacement
vitamin b complex, electrolyte replacement, little bugger: So sorry for the delay in answering - Since we do not know his age - are his teeth small? - I would start him on probiotics and vitamin B complex as well as baby vitamins - twice a day for these - human type are fine - yogurt is okay for probiotics too -...

Goats: site injections for kids, neck muscles, neat experience
neck muscles, neat experience, intramuscular injections: Unfortunately most vets and farm stores really do not know goats. Would be happy to send you a health care/nutrition packet for goats - this is the handout that I give at my workshop - just send me your postal address. So, re the selenium/vitamin...

Goats: skin problem, itch
itch: It could be a mite. Some of them seem more prone to them. I don t know what dew blister is. You can give SQ ivermectin for mites. You could also try some benadryl syrup for the itching. Neither of these will hurt the kids. Some topical natural remedies for...

Goats: soft tissue infection under tail, soft tissue infection, dairy goat
soft tissue infection, dairy goat, good bacteria: In answer to your question, I would continue the probiotics for a few more days.You should give the penicillin twice a day for the first 2-3 days, according to Goat Health Care. I would also continue with the compresses. If you just hold it there, she may...

Goats: sordelli in goats, clostridium sordelli
clostridium sordelli: There is a vaccine by Colorado Serum to prevent this. http://www.drugs.com/vet/essential-4.html. There is also a vaccine call Multiclos that covers C&D, sordelli and others. Goat Medicine refers to C. sordelli, but in terms of other infections, such as...

Goats: spots on my goats nose, goat medicine, grapefruit seed
goat medicine, grapefruit seed, dry weather: It does sound like a staph dermatitis. It is normal on the skin, but sometimes gets out of control like this. My friend found grapefruit seed extract to be the most effective. She tried a week of systemic penicillin, triple antibiotic, washing with chlorhexidine...

Goats: still born kids, stillbirths
stillbirths: I agree with you; it is probably some disease that they got, rather than the feed. The only way to really know is to have one of the dead kids necropsied. Were the kids born at the right time or were they early? Any idea what week? Were the moms sick or did...

Goats: unexpected baby goat, baby goat, colustrum
baby goat, colustrum, losing my mind: I see this was last night. I hope he has turned around and is still with you. Colostrum was good. I would probably give 1/2 cc BoSe to see if that helps with his weakness. Or an opened up vitamin E capsule. I am not sure you will be able to get him back...

Goats: Weak newborn boer, boer goats, brink of death
boer goats, brink of death, cold temperatures: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. Hoping you took her away from the mom and are keeping her inside. Her weakness can be caused by the kidding process and the cold temperatures do not help that. Yes, you can get...

Goats: wobbly sickness in my goats., vitamin b complex, raising goats
vitamin b complex, raising goats, old goat: My first thought is that they ate a toxic plant. Do you know what plants they have access to? Is there a way that you can pen them up temporarily to see whether it goes away? Are there any chemicals they could have gotten to? Insecticide, fertilizer, other...

Goats: wondering, vaginal area, placental
vaginal area, placental, ligaments: If she has a placental sac hanging out then you must try to get the kid out - it may be large for her to deliver it herself and at this point is probably dead. Are her pelvic ligaments still loose? Have you tried going in to feel for the kid? I would certainly...

Goats: 2 week old baby-failure to thrive, weak kid
weak kid: I have not heard of anemia in goat kids, so I wouldn t consider that as the first possibility. Did the mom of this kid have a BoSe (selenium/vitamin E) injection while pregnant? That could be the problem--white muscle disease. I don t have much faith in...

Goats: 4 mos. old Doe Sick, alfalfa pellets, rice cereal
alfalfa pellets, rice cereal, horse wormer: Thanks for the update - nice job getting her through and giving all the medicines. You can start her on a calf starter pelleted feed - Calf Manna is one brand name - this has high fat and vitamins and minerals which will add weight to her - you can also put...

Goats: 5 week old doe not eating & tender teat, cocoa mixture, nubian goats
cocoa mixture, nubian goats, goat health: It sounds like you need to take a deep breath and cut yourself some slack. I know the fear of doing something wrong so they die, but you have to stop thinking that way. I strongly recommend that you get Raising Goats for Dummies and Goat Health Care from your...

Goats: 5 week old Nubian Male, baby goat, staph infection
baby goat, staph infection, antibiotic ointment: Stacey, Without being able to see them, it is hard for me to say with any certainty. If they do have pus in them, then my guess would be a staph infection. I have friends whose goat has gotten it on her udder, and some of the kids got it on their nose. It...

Goats: 7 week old pygmy goat, kid goats, pygmy goat
kid goats, pygmy goat, kidney stone: How do you know he passed a stone? Did you catch it in a filter? Kid goats rarely if ever get kidney stones. Did we get a temperature on him? If he is constipated this can cause low urine flow. Is he drinking water now? What type of hay do you have him...

Goats: Abandoned goat baby, mother goat, penecillin
mother goat, penecillin, baby mother: Sorry for the delay - hoping little one is hanging on - please do call next time - 360-742-8310 number - anyway, yes on the penicillin 1/2 cc only twice a day for 3 days. What is her temperature? Are the tumors in the back of the jaw past the bone portion...

Goats: Very attached Pygmy goat, pygmy goat, dog kennel
pygmy goat, dog kennel, neighbors: He does not have a buddy? I totally understand you keeping him inside but now he is so used to this and this is security to him that it may take some months of him being outside at night before he feels secure and he would need a friend to be with him at night....

Goats: Baby Boer/Nigerian Dwarf Cross with Mycoplasma Arthritis, mycoplasma
mycoplasma: I would continue the Tylan for another five days to see whether it continues to improve. (I hope I didn t mess you up because I couldn t get to this--out late last night). I would expect the swelling on her knees to go down and would continue with anti inflammatories...

Goats: Baby Goat Born Too Early, baby goat, weight shape
baby goat, weight shape, intrauterine infection: So I am assuming the kid did not survive. Is there any afterbirth hanging out? What did the kid look like - necrotic or malformed or? It is always possible there is a second placenta and another kid or two. Can you feel any more kids inside - easiest on...

Goats: Baby goat with bumps on muzzle, baby goat, rubber gloves
baby goat, rubber gloves, old buck: I haven t heard of putting vaseline on soremouth. Actually, my experience is that nothing works; it just goes away. However, to your question: It doesn t really look like soremouth. Have you asked the sellers whether they have had soremouth in their herd...

Goats: Baby goat (neubian?), clostridium bacteria, kid goats
clostridium bacteria, kid goats, baby goat: The yellow diarrhea usually indicates enterotoxemia. Is he up on his CDT toxoid injection? Would suggest you use Scour Halt liquid or a Neomycin powder (usually both are available at the feed stores) - if he is still drinking milk well then add 1 teaspoon...

Goats: Baffled bowels, worm larva, dwarf nubian
worm larva, dwarf nubian, pet goats: So the temp is less than 102.5 F? The every three to four weeks sounds like not all worm larva and juveniles were killed - did you use twice the goat s weight to figure out the dosing on the plunger? If not enough wormer was given, the adults were killed but...

Goats: Buck with dry lips, hydrogen peroxide, dry lips
hydrogen peroxide, dry lips, tea oil: Without seeing them it is difficult to say. First thought is soremouth. No one else in your herd has lesions/sore spots on their lips/muzzle? Generally you would see an abscess first though and after drying up it becomes crusty/dry. I am assuming no abscesses...

Goats: Bucks mating with baby does, goat owners, grown males
goat owners, grown males, young ones: Yes, it happens all the time. That is why I advise new goat owners not to get a buck, but to pay someone else for breeding. When you separate him, he needs a friend, so you have to get a wether. Goats have been known to get bred as young as 2 months old, which...

Goats: baby forn blind and having seizures, pregnancy toxemia, kid goats
pregnancy toxemia, kid goats, horse stance: Kid goats up to 3 days old cannot see well at all and go totally by smell. The rocking horse stance is probably selenium deficiency. When you say seizures, what did they look like? - falling down, head thrown back, etc. If the mom was not given her 4 week...

Goats: baby goat, kid with scours
kid with scours: Give him a few ccs of the pepto bismol. If the poop smells bad, it could be infectious. You should give him whole cow milk with some heavy cream added. The powdered milk and the corn syrup are not good for him. If you can get him some electrolytes or make...

Goats: baby goat died, moms full of milk, lamancha goat, baby goat
lamancha goat, baby goat, momma: So sorry to hear. If you are not wanting the milk then drying up would be the best option. Milk her out well and stop all grain, do not milk for another 2 days, she will get very tense and fill up again. Milk once more again not feeding grain and within...

Goats: boer goats, boer goats, dairy goats
boer goats, dairy goats, molasis: Is the molasses tub a goat mineral? I am not familiar with it. If so, the answer is yes. They just need hay, forage and minerals to be healthy. I raise dairy goats, but they never get the grain unless they are in the last 2 months of pregnancy or nursing...

Goats: What breed do I have?, baby goats, livestock sale
baby goats, livestock sale, wethers: Yes, send the pictures. And if these goats are not castrated, I would suggest you have it done right away. You do not want buck goats for pets because they can stink and get more aggressive than wethers. They will be happier and so will you if you have them...

Goats: breeding and bloody discharge, walking the fence, bloody discharge
walking the fence, bloody discharge, vaginal area: Check out and join the International Fainting Goat Association (http://www.faintinggoat.com/). They should be able to provide you with information and other breeders. I also suggest my two books--Goat Health Care and Raising Goats for Dummies (www.goathealthcare.com)...

Goats: buck paralysis, alfalfa pellets, oatmeal cereal
alfalfa pellets, oatmeal cereal, karo syrup: Did not get your second email, just this one. Thanks for the update - sorry he passed. The stopping eating and drinking that quickly generally indicates a poison intake or possible a toxin such as from Clostridium - was he up to date on his CDT vaccinations....

Goats: cloudy cornea 5 wk old kid, terramycin eye ointment, rumen bacteria
terramycin eye ointment, rumen bacteria, animal vet: This is an infection of the eye - treatment with either NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ointment twice a day for 5 days should help. Also, penicillin injectable at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 3 days along with the eye antibiotic should help. Both NFZ puffer...

Goats: Doe has no appetite, nubian doe, vitamin b complex
nubian doe, vitamin b complex, alfalfa grass: Thanks much for the info/update, and I appreciate your taking the temperature. With a fever (over 102.5) definitely is an infection. Would continue with penicillin for the 5 days along with the other items. Hoping she will start eating more for you soon....

Goats: Doe Favors One Twin, boy and a girl, little girl
boy and a girl, little girl, doe: If the doeling is much smaller than the buckling that could be a reason as in the wild a doe may favor the one who will be more likely to survive. I would just take the doeling away and bottle raise her, in fact I always advise folks to bottle raise the kids....

Goats: Doe kidding, rectal prolapse, prolaps
rectal prolapse, prolaps, dexamethasone: Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear of the outcome though. As an aside, if a vet can give the doe a Dexamethasone injection 36 to 48 hours before the C-section then that can help the kids lungs mature more rapidly. A vaginal and rectal prolapse are devastating...

Goats: death of new born kid, pygmy goat, oral supplements
pygmy goat, oral supplements, dead baby: Did the kid look full term? Was there anything unusual looking about the kid? Is the doe eating and drinking okay? Did the doe pass her placenta? There are many reasons will does have stillborns or perhaps weak kids that do not survive past kidding - intake...

Goats: dehorning pygmy goats, pygmy goats, sinuses
pygmy goats, sinuses, blood vessel: Yes, it is best to disbud at 2 weeks to 3 weeks of age. At this point true dehorning is hard on the goat and difficult at best to recuperate from as it literally goes through the sinuses of the goat to remove all the bone. Re trimming the sharp tips - there...

Goats: Fainting goat not eating, alfalfa cubes, urinary calculi
alfalfa cubes, urinary calculi, fainting goat: Thanks for all the information - it helps a lot. Is he peeing at all? Is he drinking water? Is he standing strangely - perhaps hunched up and looks cold? Is he straining to pee or poop at all? Any foam around his mouth? Anything poisonous in his pasture/pen...

Goats: Following up and new question, natural food store, alpine goat
natural food store, alpine goat, rainy weather: Thanks for the update - so glad she is better - nice job. She can have glucosamine and chondroitin without the MSM - human dose every day - crush and mix in juice or they even have equine liquid now. You can also use a homeopathic arthritic remedy - don...

Goats: Fractured hip or pelvis, low dose aspirin, arnica montana
low dose aspirin, arnica montana, goat show: Thanks for the update - I assumed the vet knew what he was doing - it sounds more like polio from not eating which originated from pneumonia - Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection and the 106.4 is a massive fever that is literally cooking his brain and...

Goats: can I feed a goat one of my suppliment tablets, white muscle disease, iu vitamin
white muscle disease, iu vitamin, cows milk: No injuries that you can see? Are either of the rear legs hot or warm to touch? Do either of the legs looks swollen? What is her current temperature? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection. How much grain is she eating? What type of grain? Is she...

Goats: feed mix for milking, calf manna, livestock feed
calf manna, livestock feed, protein level: Hi there - A grain with a 16% protein is a good choice for does being milked. I use a general livestock pelleted feed that has 14% protein and add about 1/2 cup of Calf Manna (a calf starter with a high protein and lots of vitamins and minerals) to each 4...

Goats: female goat grinding teeth and moaning, vitamin b complex, female goat
vitamin b complex, female goat, cow colostrum: Sounds like it is either digestive problems or an infection. I would take the kids and start bottle feeding - especially if the doe has an infection the kids will most likely come down with it. The grinding of the teeth tells us she is in pain. I take it...

Goats: GOAT'S AFTERBIRTH, vitamin b complex, ceserean
vitamin b complex, ceserean, afterbirth: Thanks for the update. What antibiotics is she on? Hoping she has been on probiotics with the vitamin B complex and thiamin since she was started on antibiotics. Is the vet going to at least try some Oxytocin or pitocin on her to get rid of the placenta...

Goats: Goat abandoned by mom, mom does not have milk, baby has a lot of mucus coming out of mouth, two days old. I have suctioned., goat kids, baby goat
goat kids, baby goat, milk baby: You have done a lot of work - she has pneumonia - I was out of email range yesterday so I am hoping the little one is hanging on - she needs penicillin injectable twice a day for 3 to 5 days and she also needs selenium with vitamin E and D now - give me a...

Goats: Goat c-section this afternoon, mama goat, little goat
mama goat, little goat, spay or neuter: Too bad he didn t give you some banamine for the pain. That would be best. Is she grinding her teeth? That is usually what they do in pain. You can contact the vet tomorrow. I am not familiar with Rimadyl being prescribed for goats, but it is a NSAID, so would...

Goats: Goat with a goiter?, iodine tincture, kelp meal
iodine tincture, kelp meal, mineral issues: If you have high iron in your well water the high iron in the Hemostam would put the goats over the edge on iron. Selenium deficiency is not caused by high iron. Goats only need a small amount of copper. Poliomyencephalomalacia is only a secondary disease...

Goats: Goats Lice/Mites, lice in lactating goats
lice in lactating goats: Permethrins are safe in lactating goats. You can find a powder with this in it. There is no milk withdrawal requirement. If it isn t too cold where you are, you can clip them and the sun will get rid of the lice. (We just had a frost this morning, so that...

Goats: goat, alfalfa cubes, urinary calculi
alfalfa cubes, urinary calculi, fainting goat: Thanks for the update. With a temp of 102.5 and the weather I would start him on the penicillin or the LA 200. Ammonium chloride helps only in preventing calculi not breaking them up. Use of straight lemon juice concentrate from the bottle at 1 cup for a...

Goats: goat craving salt, alfalfa pellets, rumen function
alfalfa pellets, rumen function, old goat: Would change her worming schedule and regimen - use of Safeguard and Zimectrin horse wormer switching back and forth every two months using twice their body weight as a measurement on the plunger to figure out dose amount. The dull coat can be from worms....

Goats: goat craving salt, alfalfa pellets, eye lids
alfalfa pellets, eye lids, old goat: Some are more prone to nutritional problems than others. I would suggest that feeding corn is not the ideal diet for a goat in terms of grain. Unless they are pregnant or lactating you really don t need to feed them grain, anyway. But if you do, it should...

Goats: goat help, pygmy goat, udder
pygmy goat, udder, ligaments: Have her sides dropped so that she looks skinny at the back area? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Is this her first time kidding? Can you feel the kids moving? Is her tail held in a crooked position? The brown looking string is not normal and I have concerns...

Goats: goat with lice, lice treatment
lice treatment: Lice only affect specific species, so dogs and people have their own variety and goats have their own and they can t get it from the others. You are safe. You can use a horse lice powder with pyrethrins in it to treat the goat. On another note, you also...

Goats: goat shyness, fearful goats
fearful goats: Hi. I am sorry you got goats that the owners had not bothered to tame. I hope the male is a wether, as a male and female should not live together if they are young, and the male has to be isolated once the doe is about to kid. Then kept away so the mom and...

Goats: goats bagels and bread, type breads, sour dough
type breads, sour dough, wethers: Goats can have bagels and bread (staying away from sour dough type breads) - but they cannot have a lot as their rumens will not process it well - just as a treat - as an example, one of our pens has 3 adult wethers and 2 young bucklings and they get two loaves...

Goats: goats and birth, oral antibiotics, afterbirth
oral antibiotics, afterbirth, miscalculation: The doe probably ate her afterbirth, that is a normal thing for them. As long as the blood is not bright red and more than a tablespoon amount at any one time this is probably just the left over from the kidding. If she is bleeding more then that is not...

Goats: Hair Loss, hair loss
hair loss: My thought at this time of the year is lice. They are pretty small. You need to scrape the skin and look under a microscope to be sure. Some of my goats are rubbing and losing hair, too. You can get a lice dust (for horses) made with pyrethrins and use that...

Goats: Hip Problem, protein level, running on ice
protein level, running on ice, hard skin: What is her temperature? Are the legs and/or hooves hot to touch? Any swelling noted? When you touch all of the leg are there any sore points? What type of grain do you have her on and if she is on grain, what is the protein level and how much is she getting?...

Goats: Hoof trimming, goat health, raising goats
goat health, raising goats, hooves: Yes, let them grow out more. If you keep going now you are likely to make him bleed. Do they have something rough to stand or play on to keep the hooves down? (gravel, e.g.) Go to the library and get Raising Goats for Dummies or Goat Health Care. Both have...

Goats: hair color turning, selenium vitamin, mineral salt
selenium vitamin, mineral salt, mg dose: Generally it is the selenium that keeps a goats color - so I am assuming your goat is selenium deficient. Even if the goat is on a mineral salt with selenium they can still become deficient at different times of the year. Several modes of selenium available...

Goats: hair thinning on neck of nigerian dwarf buck, zebra stripes, mange mites
zebra stripes, mange mites, selenium deficiency: It is most likely selenium deficiency - every goat needs different amounts of selenium and some are fine with the selenium in the mineral licks/salt they get but others need extra. You can use either Bo-Se injection from the vet or you can use the selenium/vitamin...

Goats: Ill Goat, pigmy goat, baby aspirin
pigmy goat, baby aspirin, teeth grinding: She is much older or not a pygmy. They are much smaller. The teeth grinding is pain, she needs banamine or a baby aspirin with food every 4-6 hrs. What is she eating? You should give electrolytes to give energy. Take a rectal temp, listen to her lungs for...

Goats: jelly hoof, kid goats, fainting goats
kid goats, fainting goats, calcium deficiency: All newborn kid goats hooves are very soft. If they are trully more jelly like than the others then it could be selenium deficiency or calcium deficiency. Would give him one 200 mcg tablet of selenium (human kind) along with half the oil from a 1000 IU capsule...

Goats: Kid Goat, kid goat, time hope
kid goat, time hope, nannie: Only thing is to get the scent of the mom and the other kid onto this one - perhaps a rag wiped down on the others and then on the other kid - otherwise I would just bottle raise - healthier for a kid whose mother could reject again at any time. Hope this...

Goats: Kidd with knot under jaw, tooth abscess, gauge needle
tooth abscess, gauge needle, lymph node: A milk goiter is generally the size of a golfball to baseball and normally occurs in Nubians. It is possible it is this and it sounds like you are checking out all the possibilities well and if nothing came out with squeezing after needle puncture this may...

Goats: Kids with lump on their throats, nubian kids, loose minerals
nubian kids, loose minerals, free herd: Are the lumps hard or soft to touch? Are the kids eating well and drinking well? Thanks so much for sending a picture. Thanks also for letting me know their temperatures/fevers. It is a bit hard to tell, but are the lumps right in the middle of the neck/throat...

Goats: Knots of our goat, disposable paper towels, jaw bones
disposable paper towels, jaw bones, pet goat: Thanks for the update. Sounds like abscesses especially with a soft spot in the middle of at least one of them. In goats I advise use of the thigh muscles of the rear legs to give intramuscular injections in - goats are the same as horses in that they are...

Goats: kid eating poop, goat experience, injectable antibiotic
goat experience, injectable antibiotic, milk of magnesia: So you actually saw him eating the poop? or did you just think what was covering his mouth looked like poop? What color was it? It is possible he had vomited on himself or brought up rumen contents. Is he bloated - left or both sides popped up like a balloon?...

Goats: kid goat breathing, ear syringe, kid goat
ear syringe, kid goat, probios: Thanks for the update. Sounds like he is doing well. You do not have to give probiotics as he does not have a rumen so the bacteria go no where but out. Only with adults must you give probiotics with the antibiotics. Yes, you may give the penicillin subcutaneously....

Goats: kid goat (left side gets bigger then the other side everytime he eats, kid goats, fainting goat
kid goats, fainting goat, kid goat: Normal poop? How much milk is he on and how often? I normally advise not allowing kid goats under 3 months of age free pasture to eat all day - perhaps a few hours a day but not all day - this can cause bloat easily in kids under 3 months of age. The reason...

Goats: kid goat won't eat, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, baby goat: The belching is from the baking soda - kids do not take well to that. Banamine is also harsh on kid goats. Sounds like pneumonia especially with the fever (anything over 102.5) - what color is the diarrhea? Green is coccidiosis, brown is digestive upset,...

Goats: Lamancha w/inner ear infection, inner ear infection, vitamin b complex
inner ear infection, vitamin b complex, lamancha: What type of antibiotics? Would have him on 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight of penicillin at twice a day for 7 days. Would use penicilin to his ears twice a day. Can give him aspirin as he probably has a fever - 1/2 of a 325 mg/50 pound animal of human aspirin...

Goats: Lameness, limping
limping: Check it closely to make sure there isn t an injury of some sort. And then if you can, just do very conservative trimming frequently. Look for a puncture wound or other injury. If there is any, she may need antibiotics. You can give a regular aspiring a...

Goats: My Little "Special" Goat, pygmy goat, lack of oxygen
pygmy goat, lack of oxygen, birth canal: That is unfortunately many times the result of a C-section, the doe has no idea what just happened - there is not much you can do at this point and if the kid is indeed special might have a difficult time surviving with her own mom. So with that, I would...

Goats: Lochia, kid goats, smelly discharge
kid goats, smelly discharge, banamine: Would stop the banamine as it is not good for the kid goats. As long as the discharge/lochia is not bright red or grayish very smelly discharge she is fine - most lochia lasts for up to 6 weeks after kidding. Any time I have to go in to help with kidding...

Goats: does with lumps on neck reply, lumps on neck, goiter
lumps on neck, goiter, time hope: Thanks for the info and picture - it certainly does sound like two items at once - the milk goiter sounds like and looks what the lump is, and the pneumonia is the fever - I would continue on penicillin for a total of 5 days or the LA200 for 5 doses and give...

Goats: Male pygmy goat aggressive behavior, aggressive buck
aggressive buck: There are a couple of things you can do to changes the behavior. Do stay/get away if he starts this. But you can also use a spray bottle and spray him in the face as soon as he makes the first aggressive move. You can also get a clicker and some treats and...

Goats: Mama goat, mama goat, kid goat
mama goat, kid goat, baby nurse: With a fever of 103.8 (anything over 102.5 indicates an infection) - she either has an intrauterine infection, which could have been the cause of the one kid s death or she could have pneumonia. I would suspect intrauterine infection as the cause. I would...

Goats: Mama goat not nursing 6 week old twins, nubian doe, mama goat
nubian doe, mama goat, cow milk: If they are losing weight, yes you need to bottle feed. They can certainly survive without it, but it may be a good idea to do it until they are 12 weeks old. Do keep in mind that you will often seen the mom seeming to prevent them, but they are usually...

Goats: Mites, mites
mites: Depends on the mite. But I have been able to use vaseline to smother them when they were chorioptic mites. Did he say what kind. Usually some goats are more prone than others, so there is no need to treat the well goats or the barn. Sun and warm weather are...

Goats: Mucous in stools, mucous in stools, horse wormers
mucous in stools, horse wormers, fenbendazole: In your first description you said quite well formed stools which to me meant they looked like pellets but were clumped into dog poop type stool - is this what they look like? What type of feed is he on? Anything toxic that you have seen in his pasture?...

Goats: milk yield, calf manna, grass hay
calf manna, grass hay, grain intake: Is she a dairy breed? If so, their usual breeding season is late August to February. If she is a mini breed or meat breed then they can come into heat all year long every 21 days. If it is a lack of coming into cycles then it could be she is selenium deficient....

Goats: miscarriage at three months, abortion
abortion: Sorry for the long time to respond. I had a long day at work. It could be a miscarriage. It almost sounds like an infection of some sort, bacterial or yeast. In this case, I would have a vet look at her with a speculum, and perhaps test the discharge. If you...

Goats: myotopic goats, horse wormers, vaginal area
horse wormers, vaginal area, ivermectin: It is best to not breed a doe until she is at least a year and a half old or 90 pounds - this is to allow their skeletal system to grow well. Is the doe flagging? Does the doe have a discharge? My advice is to not allow her to be bred this early. Hope that...

Goats: nanny goat has swollen ankle(s), protein level, swollen ankle
protein level, swollen ankle, laminitis: Are the ankles/hooves hot to touch? What type of grain is she on/protein level and how much is she eating of the grain? Would suspect founder or laminitis if the protein level in the grain is high (over 16%) and she is eating a lot of grain. Any chance she...

Goats: neutering adult fainting goats, fainting goats, hobby farm
fainting goats, hobby farm, dairy farmer: I generally advise castration via banding at age 2 weeks. If you are comfortable with cutting that is a possibility but at their age excessive bleeding can occur and the pain is quite intense. If you are not comfortable with doing it yourself and the possible...

Goats: new mother has runs, mother goat, livestock feed
mother goat, livestock feed, coccidiosis: Is this a whole corn mix? If so, that is not a good choice for goats as it is difficult for them to digest well. A good general pelleted livestock feed is a good choice for grain. Did you just start her on the alfalfa? If this is not normal for her then...

Goats: Post pregnancy not eating, vitamin b complex, swollen joints
vitamin b complex, swollen joints, mouth pain: Thanks for the update. What is the weather like where you are? If it is still cold out the 101.8 temp could be a 102.8 temp. If it is not cold weather currently where you are, she still could have an infection brewing and as long as you do not mind giving...

Goats: Pregnant Goat??, fainting goat, false pregnancy
fainting goat, false pregnancy, teets: The gestation for goats is 150 days, so it is too late for her to be pregnant. The darkening of the face has nothing to do with pregnancy, but enlargement of the udder usually does. It could be a false pregnancy or something else, like a tumor affecting her...

Goats: Pygmy doe udder hot & inflamed/irritated from nursing, milk replacer, couple seconds
milk replacer, couple seconds, mastitis: Sounds like mastitis and I would start bottle feeding kids now - use of a multispecies milk replacer works well unless you have other does in milk. What is her temperature? What does the milk look like? Are both sides of the udder involved? Is the udder hot...

Goats: Pygmy goat, calf manna, kid goats
calf manna, kid goats, pygmy goat: Thanks for the update. Goat chow is not a good choice for kid goats uner 6 months of age - their starting rumen cannot handle that type of feed and that can cause bloat and/or constipation. I use a Calf starter pelleted feed - one brand name is Calf Manna...

Goats: Pygmy goat maintenance, apple cider vinegar, water buckets
apple cider vinegar, water buckets, pygmy goat: I do not advise use of Valbazen for goats. Goats have a very fast metabolism and many wormers that okay for sheep and cattle can be toxic and have other side effects for goats. I advise a worming regimen using two horse oral wormers - one is Zimectrin (Ivermectin...

Goats: Pygmy goat udder sores, sores on udder
sores on udder: The most common cause of this is staph infection. You need to get some chlorhexidine to wash the area regularly. You can then put antibacterial salve on it. My friend has the best luck with grapefruit seed extract for getting rid of them. It also could...

Goats: my pets, pygmy goats, pasture area
pygmy goats, pasture area, neighborhood dogs: Where are you located? What type of weather do you have/temperature? Is the area they are in during the day time secure/you could close them up at night time into a smaller pen or is a large pasture area? Do you have loose neighborhood dogs or coyotes around?...

Goats: my pigmy gaot, feeding sheep, copper deficiency
feeding sheep, copper deficiency, vet hospital: So the inner lower eyelids are a good bright pink color? If not then the edema could be due to anemia from barber pole worms. She is pooping pellets? Do you have sheep in with the goats and that is why you use the sheep pellets? With no copper allowed in...

Goats: pregant pygmy goat, prolapsed vagina, pygmy goat
prolapsed vagina, pygmy goat, penicillin: You can give her penicillin if you d like, will not hurt the kids or her even if she does not end up needing it. Regular dose is 3 cc/100 pounds body weight - so would give her 1.5 cc twice a day for 5 days. She also will need probiotics during the time...

Goats: my pygmy doe, foaming at the mouth
foaming at the mouth: I would check her mouth and throat. She could have a tooth problem or something caught in her throat. I have a goat who will eat her grain too fast sometimes and she gets this problem. Let me know if you determine that s not it or she continues to have problems....

Goats: pygmy goat, vitamin b complex, pygmy goats
vitamin b complex, pygmy goats, pygmy goat: Thanks for all the information. I would just start her on penicillin - 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 7 days. You can also use LA200 at 4.5 cc/100 pounds of body weight once every other day for 7 doses. The aspirin and yogurt is excellent....

Goats: pygmy goat kid, goat kid, pygmy goat
goat kid, pygmy goat, copper deficiency: It is possible she has copper deficiency which is causing subcutaneous edema. Is her mom looking okay - good hair coat and color? I might start her on copper tablets - would only give 1/4 of a 2 mg copper tablet and perhaps even 1/8 of that if the kid is...

Goats: pygmy vs nigerian growth, african pygmy goats, nigerian dwarf goats
african pygmy goats, nigerian dwarf goats, dairy conformation: Most of the mini breeds grow at the same rate but then Pygmy goats put more into their bones and barrel whereas Nigerian Dwarf goats, which are dairy goats, put more into height and their different dairy conformation structures - they also have much thinner...

Goats: Re: Bloat or too fat, grass hay, pet goat
grass hay, pet goat, baking soda: Thanks for the update. Glad he is doing okay. The snacks are okay - they all seem healthy and that s okay. It is possible if he seems like he has been growing a bit that his rumen has not caught up with the rest of him and it seemed like it was bigger...

Goats: Re: Choking, grass hay, immune enhancers
grass hay, immune enhancers, cold sweat: Goats will sometimes just eat to quickly - they vaccuum down their food without chewing - sounds like you did a great job and glad he is doing great today. I have even seen them eat grain so fast that they start choking and foaming at the mouth and then I...

Goats: Rusty mass after placenta passed, detached placenta, lochia
detached placenta, lochia, current temperature: The rusty mass could either be a mummified/necrotic fetus or an old placental hematoma. I would assume that she should pass it on its own but would watch to be sure it does. Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? What is her current temperature? As...

Goats: re: doe not coming into heat, natural food stores, homeopathic remedy
natural food stores, homeopathic remedy, heat cycle: If you have not seen her come into a heat then it is possible she will only come in during the true breeding time of August through February. But, with that said it is certainly possible that being with a buck may bring some does into a heat cycle. It certainly...

Goats: Sick 4 mos. old, vitamin b complex, corid
vitamin b complex, corid, whitis: What color are her lower inner eyelids? The dark brown is from the MOM. If she is now bloated I would give her mineral oil 1/4 cup per 20 pounds body weight every 2 hours. If you have Sulmet or can get it you could use that instead of the penicillin as...

Goats: selenium dosage, adult goats, will most likely need
adult goats, will most likely need, vitamin store: You gave him the perfect amount of selenium but he also should have vitamin D with it along with the E. Dosage is generally one 200 mcg tablet of selenium with half the oil from a 1000 IU of E and half the oil from an 800 IU of D - there is no problem if...

Goats: selenium dose, gelatin capsule, mcg
gelatin capsule, mcg, iu: HI there: Age Selenium amount Vitamin E and D amounts (number of 200 mcg tablets) Newborn 1 oil of a 1000...

Goats: selenium and nursing, selenium, luster
selenium, luster, doe: The selenium will go through the milk to the kids - I would wait at least two weeks before giving her a dose and then by that time the other selenium that the kid had should be out of his system and what little gets to them should not be an issue. Hope this...

Goats: "semi-blind" goat, blind kid
blind kid: You can get some terramycin eye ointment for livestock at the feed store. Or put a drop of port wine or oxytetracycline in the eyes several times a day. The damage may already be done at this time, but it is worth trying. I have not heard of feeding the...

Goats: sick baby goat, floppy kid syndrome, baby goat
floppy kid syndrome, baby goat, rectal thermometer: You are bottle feeding? What type of milk are you using? What is its body temperature measurement - use of a human rectal thermometer/digital one works very well. Any diarrhea? If diarrhea, what color. Did she receive selenium/vitamin E and D at birth? Was...

Goats: sick buck, terramycin eye ointment, vitamin b complex
terramycin eye ointment, vitamin b complex, runny eyes: What is his temperature? I would start him right away on penicillin injectable at 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight twice a day for 5 days - use NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ointment for the eyes twice a day for 5 days - give him vitamin B complex with thiamin...

Goats: sick goat ?, sick goat, yucky
sick goat, yucky, pygmy: Yes about bringing him indoors - what is his temperature? Is he pooping and peeing? Let me know - you can also call me at 360-742-8310 He may need penicillin for a pneumonia which it sounds like he may have. Is he eating okay? Are you already bottle feeding...

Goats: sick nigerian dwarf kid, kid goats, nigerian dwarf
kid goats, nigerian dwarf, watery diarrhea: What color is the diarrhea? What is the temperature where you are/cold or warm, etc. The kid who is humped up, what does her poop look like? What feed do you have them on? What type of milk? Would start the humped up one on penicillin at 1/2 cc twice...

Goats: skin condition, dry skin patches, wheat barley
dry skin patches, wheat barley, mange mites: Zinc is more of an immune enhancer vitamin. I never give extra zinc other than in a general human immune enhancer that I give to the goats if they are ill, so with that would assume just a regular human dose for an adult goat. Re the selenium - 2 mg is for...

Goats: sprain, arnica montana, mg aspirin
arnica montana, mg aspirin, pygmy goat: Are other goats in with her? If so, are any aggressive enough they could have run into her? Does the leg feel hot? Does the leg look swollen - especially around the hoof? What type of feed is she on? It could be just an injury and time and aspirin will...

Goats: stop breeding, viable sperm, boer buck
viable sperm, boer buck, general health: This totally depends on his nutrition and general health. Buck goats will mechanically breed close to as long as they live and are otherwise not disabled by arthritis or other limb function problems. The ability to produce viable sperm may start dropping...

Goats: swollen front joints, swollen joints in kid
swollen joints in kid: Of these, joint ill is the only one that would cause swollen joints. Other infectious causes are mycoplasma or CAEv. But it is so young, that seems soon to have this symptom from any of those causes. According to Goat Medicine, rickets is another cause...

Goats: swollen joints on legs on kid, joint ill
joint ill: It doesn t sound like white muscle disease or tetanus. Also, you can overdose on selenium, which would just add to problems. Navel ill can show up as inflamed joints at about this age. It is systemic infection and can be serious, even affecting the heart....

Goats: Tender teat, california mastitis test, guilt trip
california mastitis test, guilt trip, chicken coop: She is clearly stressed. Leaving her mom with two other goats that may not be her friends. First freshener and losing the baby. Then sleeping in the chicken coop. I am not trying to guilt trip you, but goats are very socially oriented and prefer family groups....

Goats: trauma-induced labor/retained placenta?, retained placenta
retained placenta: I agree with you. I hate to jump right into medicating, as well. If you have oxytocin, Goat Health Care recommends 0.5-1.0 ml oxytocin given within 24 hours after kidding.Has it been just that or slightly over? I would give it. GHC also says that oxytetracycline...

Goats: Wethered Nigerian Dwarf, correct calcium, injectable ivermectin
correct calcium, injectable ivermectin, bert and ernie: Firstly, lamb finisher is not a good idea for any goat - goats need copper and generally sheep grains have none. The other item that grain has is the incorrect calcium to phosphorus ratio for wether goats. The lice/mites usually come around in the early...

Goats: wormer, red blood cells, diareaha
red blood cells, diareaha, iron supplements: Thanks for the update-- you had not said before that the lactating doe had diarrhea, just that she had worms. Diarrhea does not always indicate worms. Would go with the treatment for barber pole worm. Would also give the lactating doe with the diarrhea...

Goats: wormers, kid goats, withdrawal time
kid goats, withdrawal time, withdrawal times: We use and have used for 28 years now and advise usage of this worming regimen: Worming every two months beginning at two months of age - use oral horse wormers of Zimectrin (Ivermectin is the wormer - generic product works fine too) and Safeguard (Fenbendazole...

Goats: young goat with possible constipation, 3 month old baby, baby goat
3 month old baby, baby goat, pygmy goat: Sorry to take so long. I was away for Easter. Hope he is improving. There is a how-to on giving a baby goat an enema at http://goat-link.com/content/view/92/74/. Try that. I found it works really well. He is too young for urinary stones. Also take his temperature...

Goats: Angora Goat -Handstands, angora goats, angora goat
angora goats, angora goat, two teats: Sounds like an infection. Glad you are starting her on the penicillin - it cannot hurt her and certainly might be able to help her. Is she up to date on selenium with vitamin E and D? She might be low on this and that can sometimes create skeletal and muscle...

Goats: arthritis in a nubian goat, glucosamine and chondroitin, nubian goat
glucosamine and chondroitin, nubian goat, female goat: Thanks for the update. Hoof walls are parallel to the hoof pad not the frog - the frog is the rounded bump on the heels of the hoof and the frog should also be trimmed down if it is a bump. Re goat s temp - use of a digital thermometer works - insert into...

Goats: Baby billy with swollen testicles, swollen testicles, baby billy
swollen testicles, baby billy, tiptoes: What is his temperature? Is he peeing and pooping well? Is he eating and drinking well? Do the testicles feel hot to touch? It is possible he has an infection in his testicles and for that would need penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days...

Goats: Baby boer with difficulty standing /weak legs, boer goat, first few days
boer goat, first few days, life doesn: If the mom is eating grass with seleium in it in your area the kid is going to get some. The weakness is definitely the selenium/E/D deficiency. Every goat is different and every area is different. Glad she is better. The human dosing as I sent before...

Goats: Baby Goats Eyes, terramycin eye ointment, baby goats
terramycin eye ointment, baby goats, 2 females: She most likely has an eye infection probably obtained from her mom in the uterus. If she is not able to eat from her mom then she needs to be bottle fed. What is the color of her inner lower eyelids? Would start her on use of NFZ puffer or terramycin eye...

Goats: Behavioral Change in Fomerly Sweet Doe, sushi company, fainting goat
sushi company, fainting goat, mini horse: It sounds like she is trying to be the alpha goat over all the herd, you included. She was not alpha to the horse and now that the horse is out of the picture Sushi is trying to be the alpha. You may need to use a spray bottle with water and a little vinegar...

Goats: Blind goat, bacterial infection, penicillin
bacterial infection, penicillin, selenium: I would advise against allowing her to stay with mom and siblings for her safety. I would start bottle raising. I would assume that she might be the smaller of the group and as such probably was given an infection - sometimes the weaker of the kids is attacked...

Goats: Boer Goat birth, boer goats, boer goat
boer goats, boer goat, baby thanks: Did you have to go inside to retrieve the kid? You can just allow her to dry up - may need to milk her out once and then no grain for a few days so her mammary system will start to shut down along with no milking. Always milk her out first, then no grain...

Goats: Boer goat born with masses on throat, goiter in newborn
goiter in newborn: It sounds like goiter caused by congenital iodine deficiency. Some of these kids do have normal hair, according to Goat Medicine. The mom eating brassicas during pregnancy can cause this, as can a lack of iodized salt. Irene Ramsay of New Zealand advocates...

Goats: baby alpine, pedialyte, penicillin
pedialyte, penicillin, fresh water: Thanks for the update. When it is joint ill it takes at least 5 days of twice a day penicillin and sometimes even 7 days. Glad his knees are looking better. Would keep on the aspirin for a few days too. You can start the pedialyte any time if you think...

Goats: baby alpine, imflamation, milk replacer
imflamation, milk replacer, negitive: Thanks for the info. You can give him the extra electrolytes any time he will take it - if yu are using milk replacer you can even use the electrolytes to mix with instead of water. Re how much he is eating, generally when a kid goat is about 4 weeks old...

Goats: baby goat can not stand up, floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease
floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease, baby goat: There is a disorder called Floppy Kid Syndrome. It is unknown what causes it, but giving 1/2 tsp of baking soda in some cold water cures it. Try that. You have nothing to lose. You can put it in a bottle and feed to her. You can also get some electrolytes...

Goats: baby goat bottle feeding, baby goats, baby goat
baby goats, baby goat, bottle fed: I assume you have tried opening his mouth, putting the nipple in and then holding him with his mouth closed and the nipple there for a while? That is the method that I use. They may freeze up for a while and try to get it out, but if you hold it firmly often...

Goats: baby goat failure to thrive, low dose aspirin, baby goat
low dose aspirin, baby goat, mineral deficiency: I am so sorry for the delay in answering - do hope the little one is hanging on. What is its temperature? Probably has pneumonia and needs 1 cc of penicillin now and then 1/2 cc twice a day for 5 days. If she has a fever (over 102.5 F) then she would need...

Goats: baby goat horns, goat horns, baby goat
goat horns, baby goat, green leaves: You don t mention whether they have minerals. That is important and she should be eating them by now. It could be a mineral deficiency. Do you have a place to lock them up at night? I would expect predators to be around at night. Anyway, if they have...

Goats: baby pygmy goats, pygmy goats, goat kids
pygmy goats, goat kids, grass hay: Sometimes the mucous is from dust and dirt in their eyes, and sometimes from a little cold - are they eating well for you? The clumpy poop can be from worms or if they eat too much of one item or a different item. What were they wormed with and when? Generally...

Goats: blind Kid?, pinkeye
pinkeye: It may be pinkeye, which is very common in goats. I would treat both eyes several times a day, either with terramycin eye ointment (which you can get at a feed store), a drop of port wine or a drop of oxytetracycline. Treat for several days after her symptoms...

Goats: blood in urine?, apple cider vinagar, blood in urine
apple cider vinagar, blood in urine, blood in the urine: Are you sure that it isn t just discharge from after the birth? If it is the pee, then she probably has a bladdder infection. Her udder is probably fine. It could just be transient blood in the urine. If she seems to be acting all right and doesn t have a...

Goats: bottle goat with crooked legs(front), bowed legs in kid
bowed legs in kid: This is most likely a mineral deficiency. It could be a lack of phosphorus or too much calcium given to the mom in her feed. The two work together and need to be balanced for proper growth. Rickets is another condition that causes this--it is a vitamin D deficiency....

Goats: Congested Udder? Mastitis?, old mom, pasteurize
old mom, pasteurize, oberhasli: Has this goat been tested for CAE virus? This is the most common cause of hard udder. It is called interstitial mastitis. If the udder is not hot or swollen and is not responding to your treatment,that is the most likely cause. She could also have another...

Goats: Dangerous Goat Minerals, goats, goat
goats, goat, livestock: The only danger in minerals is if they have copper and you feed it to sheep - otherwise dogs and donkeys are fine. I use a general livestock/horse loose salt for the goats and all other livestock except sheep - if the goats eat it that will not hurt them....

Goats: Dehorned 7 week old, goat owners, antibiotic cream
goat owners, antibiotic cream, scur: I take it this was there when you got him and the other side did not have one of these? That side could have been either not had enough burn to it or too much - is there a scab there? No redness around the area? No swelling of the head. I would just watch...

Goats: Diarreah, apple cider vinagar, goat lady
apple cider vinagar, goat lady, electrolyte solution: Thanks for the update. I also use homeopathic remedies but sometimes you need to use a quicker solution especially when they are down. The electrolyte and apple cider is excellent-nice job - keep getting her to drink. Has she lost her pelvic ligaments...

Goats: Diarrhea in baby goat, clostridium bacteria, baby goat
clostridium bacteria, baby goat, oral antibiotic: If more towards the yellow then it is enterotoxemia/Clostridium infection. Green diarrhea indicates coccidiosis, yellow indicates enterotoxemia, white indicates E. coli, and a brown indicates digestive upset. Is she eating her bottle well for you? Any...

Goats: Doe with twins, mastitis
mastitis: It sounds like mastitis. First thing to do is to milk it out and then treat with an intramammary antibiotic infusion. The best way is to get a culture of the milk to find out what it is and what will work. If you cannot do that, then treat it with something...

Goats: Dwarf Nigerian Goat, glucosamine with chondroitin, arnica montana
glucosamine with chondroitin, arnica montana, boxer dogs: Thanks for the info. 10 years is not really old age for a goat - if arthritis is going to set in it generally comes on slowly, not quickly, and age 13 or 14 would be the beginning of an arthritic age. It is always possible there is something in hoof-between...

Goats: disbudding, nigerian dwarf goats, goat breeder
nigerian dwarf goats, goat breeder, time one: For Nigerian Dwarf kids disbudding with an electric disbudding iron at about 4 to 6 weeks is fine. Even if you see some horns up at about 1/2 inch it should still be fine. If you have a disbudding iron I can walk you through it or perhaps there is a goat...

Goats: disbudding goat kids, disbudding
disbudding: Don t feel horrible. You just need to get a good reference book. I would gently wash the one that has a problem, with a mild soap or, ideally, some betadine soap. Then let it dry out and if it still seems a problem, then put some BluKote on it. They really...

Goats: Fever at a hight temperature, oral drench, injectable antibiotic
oral drench, injectable antibiotic, batisa: In your first post you only stated that he had abnormal stool as his symptom. The water that came out of his mouth after you orally drenched him was probably just him spitting out what you put into him or was it a different color and consistency? You had...

Goats: Fighting Does, butting heads, boy and a girl
butting heads, boy and a girl, time one: They are butting heads because they do not want the other to take her babies - even though the babies are not with them. You are correct that it does not hurt them except for getting a little bloody. They will stop at some point of time - one or both should...

Goats: feeding goats vegetables?, list of poisons, sudan grass
list of poisons, sudan grass, boer goats: Ivis.org has some of the book A Guide to Plant Poisoning in Animals of North America , which is comprehensive info on poisoning. Goats are often less likely to be poisoned then some other animals, which is good. And they usually don t so much that they will...

Goats: How much food., poison plants, goat food
poison plants, goat food, urinary calculi: I am not sure what kinds of poison plants are in Georgia. You probably don t have anything, and they also usually don t eat enough poison plants to get sick unless they are really hungry. If there is something you aren t sure about there is a site called ivis.com,...

Goats: General Pygmy Goat Care, pygmy goat care, pygmy goats
pygmy goat care, pygmy goats, pygmy goat: Thanks for the update. Hoping the doe has passed her afterbirth by this a.m. Milking her also helps stimulate her to drop the afterbirth. If she still has the afterbirth this morning would then consider using selenium with vitamin E and D She will continue...

Goats: Goat died after Kidding, gurnsey, dewormer
gurnsey, dewormer, time treatment: I am sorry to hear about the loss of your goat and the other problems you are having. 1. I looked up alamycin and see it is a one-time treatment of oxytetracycline. However, the literature says that you should never give more than one injection of 10 ml...

Goats: Goat kids, kid goats, goat kid
kid goats, goat kid, raising goats: What type of milk are they on? What color is the diarrhea? What are their temperatures? Use of pritchard teats (many feed stores carry these - yellow band with red nipple) work best for small kid goats. They may need oral or injectable antibiotics, especially...

Goats: my goat, poisonous plant, goat
poisonous plant, goat, goats: Goats generally are not allergic to plants but plants can be poisonous to them. If your goat ate a poisonous plant you might see foam at his mouth, or he may vomit, or he may become very ill quickly with not eating or drinking. Anything in particular going...

Goats: goat hair loss and discoloration, goat health, copper deficiency
goat health, copper deficiency, goat hair: The shampoos may actually have contributed to the drying of the coat. When was he last dewormed? What is your program with deworming and are you sure it is working? That can contribute to a poor coat. Another thing could be diet; copper deficiency is known...

Goats: goat illness, nubian doe, bracken fern
nubian doe, bracken fern, liver samples: Juli, I am so sorry to hear about your goats. You must be really disheartened about raising them. My experience with necropsies has been similar to yours--they don t seem to give the answer. Have you checked your pasture for any new plants? I am thinking...

Goats: goat with recurring goat polio, bracken fern, lush pasture
bracken fern, lush pasture, neck trouble: I have not heard of giving it orally, but I would probably try that too. I know they get tired of injections and often start running away to avoid them. It may be that it isn t well-absorbed from the rumen. You could try orally and keep a very close eye to...

Goats: goat with swollen neck, ripped ear
ripped ear: I would put hot compresses on it, if she will let you. That will bring blood flow to help with the healing. Hopefully the vet will need to reply to advise you on the fluid collection. That may need to be removed. And continue to put topical antibiotic on it....

Goats: goats milk pasteurization, milk pasteurization, goats milk
milk pasteurization, goats milk, double boiler: As long as the goats are healthy and the milk tastes good, I would prefer it raw. If you feel better pasteurizing it, then do so. The process is to put the milk in a double boiler or in jars in a canner or large pot and heat to 165 degrees fahrenheit for 15...

Goats: Horns, castrating and worming, potbelly pigs, tennis balls
potbelly pigs, tennis balls, castrating: I would still go with the 1 inch length of the paste - you cannot overdose goats with either of these two wormers. Re the friend, we have both horned and nonhorned goats together in the same pen - the nonhorned learn not to get too close to the horned...

Goats: increasing milk supply, increasing milk supply, calf manna
increasing milk supply, calf manna, cows milk: How is her hair coat? Might just try some higher protein feed - I would add one cup of calf manna per milking to her regular grain - for grain amount, since she was ill she may need a bit more so her system becomes more functional - a milking doe generally...

Goats: Listeriosis, neurologic illness, facial paralysis
neurologic illness, facial paralysis, moldy hay: Listeriosis is not contagious - it comes from eating something moldy. The symptoms are really from poliomyoencephalomalacia as it is a secondary neurologic illness that comes from a goat not eating, which is what happens with listeriosis - the rumen malfunctions...

Goats: Back legs wobbly, goat owners, raising goats
goat owners, raising goats, sick goat: I took a long time to get back to you because this is puzzling me. I am so sorry you have to go through this, because I don t like to see new goat owners start off and then decide goats are not for them after all. First of all, I would make the owner take...

Goats: Milking Doe, first timer, diarhea
first timer, diarhea, quadruplet: If there are hard spots in the udder that could be from old scarring from previous mastitis - not much you can do for those. But they do cause the mammary system not to work fully. Thanks for the picture. I would think he will grow out of the deformity...

Goats: Momma goat depressed and has scours, dark brown colour, oral supplement
dark brown colour, oral supplement, water bag: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever. From the sounds of the doeling it could have had an infection from the mom. Also, the doeling could also have been selenium deficient if the mom had not had her selenium with vitamin E and D...

Goats: mange, pygmy goats, ear tips
pygmy goats, ear tips, little water: Most likely this is caused by manage mites. Use of a livestock or horse dust for mites works well on goats - also need to dust their bedding as well as the goats. You can make a paste of the powder with a little water and spread on the crusty ear-tips. ...

Goats: Navel ill?, fiasco farm, diarhea
fiasco farm, diarhea, inflations: Is she a first time kidder? Are her kids on her? If kids are on her they are probably using only that one side. Is the stream a strong one, or just tiny too? If so, she may need to have a intramammary tube placed to open up the stricture there. If this...

Goats: Neck injury in 3month old goat kid, low dose aspirin, arnica montana
low dose aspirin, arnica montana, goat kid: Sorry for the delay - hope the little one is doing okay - would keep her on aspirin not banamine - at one low dose aspirin every 4 hours - crushed and mixed in water and given orally - Naxcel is for pneumonia mainly - would go with either an oral antibiotic...

Goats: New Goats, gauge needle, size needle
gauge needle, size needle, cottage cheese: Generally if it is thick/cream colored then it is not CL. Unfortunately I have found that even with the CL vaccine goats still can get it. Would try and squeeze each day after wiping off with betadine or other antibacterial wash to try and get it to completely...

Goats: New Goats with Lump, abscesses
abscesses: I would call the goat sellers and ask whether they have had CL in their herd. If they have had it recently, I would ask them to take the goats back and refund your money. I would also question them about the abscesses. It does sound suspicious, especially...

Goats: Noisey, herd animals, pet goat
herd animals, pet goat, wether: It is most likely because s/he needs another goat. They are herd animals and need each other. If they don t have that, then they may cry to be with their owner all the time. I would suggest you get a wether for another pet and to keep your goat happy...

Goats: Nubian dairy goat limping, stone bruise, dairy goat
stone bruise, dairy goat, great shape: Chris, I suppose it could be. But I would wonder whether the seller just trimmed her hooves for the sale and that they hadn t been in great shape before then. Is that possible? You could give her an aspirin, but would need to do it with food at least...

Goats: My Nubians Udders, udder, nubians
udder, nubians, alfalfa: Thanks for the update. Sounds like it is just a precocious udder with no sign of mastitis. Would not drink the milk. The alfalfa has a high amount of protein in it and so that is also helping to create the mammary system. You could try to dry her up by...

Goats: new baby goats advice, baby goats, taking a nap
baby goats, taking a nap, 3day: My experience is that if the babies are active and appear to be growing they are fine. I just had one with triplets and noticed the little girl was always taking a nap. I got her and found that she didn t seem to be growing, and then noticed mom rejecting...

Goats: newborn baby goat, baby goat, raising goats
baby goat, raising goats, calf manna: He is most likely selenium deficient - I use the human selenium tablets with vitamin E and D capsules or you can use the Bo-Se from a vet (an injection) or you can sometimes purchase a selenium/vitamin E gel from the feed store - let me know which is available...

Goats: nigerian dwarf bottle feed baby goat, procaine penicillin, goat bloat
procaine penicillin, goat bloat, goat health: It sounds like he might have pneumonia. Maybe he aspirated at birth. Was he breech? They usually need to be swung right after birth to prevent this when breech. I am sure it isn t bloat. Keep him warm, take his temp. I would start treating him with antibiotics....

Goats: Pregnant or not???, angora goats, new years eve
angora goats, new years eve, udders: Bobbi, Often you don t see udder development until the last month, and in some cases only days before. I am surprised though that they didn t get pregnant earlier in their visit (and would have kidded by now. So keep watching. If they look pregnant (sometimes...

Goats: Premature Birth, premature
premature: If they have hair and hooves and are alive they are close to term. I hope they are still alive, because they are quite fragile at this point. The fact that they can suck is excellent. I would give them some electrolytes to give some energy. Are they nursing...

Goats: Pustules on rectum, goat owners, grapefruit seed
goat owners, grapefruit seed, fecal analysis: It is most likely a bacterial infection, such as staph. I am hearing a lot from goat owners whose goats are getting staph on their udders and faces. I would put warm/hot compresses on it, wash with chlorhexidine soap and then put some antibiotic ointment or...

Goats: Pygmy goat leaking urine, low dose aspirin, urinary track infection
low dose aspirin, urinary track infection, cedar shavings: Is he on cedar shavings for his bedding? Otherwise, what type of bedding is he on? Is he hunching up at all when he pees? or does he look like he is trying to pee and cannot? Can you see if there is a different color to the urine than normal light yellow or...

Goats: pregnant pygmy goat, pygmy goat, passive immunity
pygmy goat, passive immunity, cats and dogs: Doelings can become pregnant at 4 to 6 months of age and the bucklings are potent as young as 2 months of age - not sure what that person was thinking who told you about the male. Anyway, accidents do happen. Gestation in goats is about 150 days. Four weeks...

Goats: pygmy billy just dies, poisonous weeds, poisonous snakes
poisonous weeds, poisonous snakes, poisonous plants: Are you getting warmer weather? Is is still raining too or dry? Do you have poisonous snakes there? Are they near a wet area? How was the buck laying - legs stretched out or curled up, any foam around his mouth, any bite marks? Could be poisonous plants...

Goats: pygmy goat, goat experience, pygmy goat
goat experience, pygmy goat, pygmy goats: What type of hay is she on? Is she eating grain? Does her breath smell sweet? Is she peeing and pooping? What is her temperature? She could have a ketosis or hypocalcemia or digestive upset or pneumonia. Let me know the above items and I will get back to...

Goats: My pygmy goat is having trouble swallowing, throat obstruction
throat obstruction: Yes, it is most likely an obstruction in this throat. The vet can look down his throat and figure out what it is. This is not necessarily common in Pygmies. I haven t personally seen it, but you aren t the first person who has had it happen, so I know it does...

Goats: pygmy goat with unusual vaginal discharge, pygmy goat, intrauterine infection
pygmy goat, intrauterine infection, pencillin: She could have an intrauterine infection or more likely a urinary tract infection. The penicillin at twice a day for 5 days should take care of both. During the time she is on antibiotics/penicillin she must be on probiotics to keep her rumen functioning...

Goats: pygmy goat wheezing, wheezing
wheezing: No. It could be hay dust (have you changed hay recently?), allergy, or a respiratory infection. Take his/her temperature, listen on the left side toward the front of the body for sounds. You can try giving a tsp of children s benadryl syrup to see whether...

Goats: pygmy goats (wether), urinary calculi, pygmy goats
urinary calculi, pygmy goats, phosphorus ratio: Purina goat chow will easily cause urinary calculi in wethers and bucks as the calcium to phosphorus ratio is incorrect for these goats - the females can eat but not the boys. I would suspect that he has urinary calculi and may not be peeing well. I would...

Goats: Re: Injections, migi, dimetapp
migi, dimetapp, subcutaneous injections: Yes re the generic brand of Dimetapp for congestion. Robitussin is good for the cough. Benadryl is also good to help with cough and stuffy/runny noses. All of these items will make him sleep a bit more - I guess they put that medication in so the children...

Goats: Re: Migi, donna hope, migi
donna hope, migi, b complex: Nice job - that is the nice thing about giving medication subcutaneously you do not have to draw back on the plunger as you will not hit a vein just under the skin - with the LA-200 it is usually given subcu anyway so, yes, it will get to helping Migi fairly...

Goats: Re: Migis Condition, asap thanks, aspirin
asap thanks, aspirin, antibiotics: In the past did Migi have a fever as high as he does now - I do not remember him having as high a fever. A fever of 103.6 would make him feel not well at all. You can give him one half of a 325 mg human aspirin every 4 hours to help get the fever down and...

Goats: Re: Migis coughing, warm moist climate, lung worms
warm moist climate, lung worms, zimectrin: It is possible he has lung worms and yes, Hawaii does have them - warm/moist climate - would use Safeguard at 3 times his body weight once now and then again in one week and then again the next week - three doses a week apart. Do not give him the Zimectrin...

Goats: Re: Migis Injections, sciatic nerve, leg area
sciatic nerve, leg area, thigh area: LA 200 is meant to be given subcutaneously but you can give it intramuscularly - if you use a short needle then you stay away from hitting any nerves or vessels in the thigh - the thigh area is the best place to give intramuscular injections in goats - your...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, vitamin b1, internet range
vitamin b1, internet range, immune enhancers: Have been out of internet range for two days. Just sent you other emails today. Glad he is doing better. Abscesses are not caused by consecutive same area injections - these are caused by not getting the needle under the skin - you would know it if you...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, safeguard dewormer, donna hope
safeguard dewormer, donna hope, lungworm: Thanks for the update. Re one day great and next day not so, just keeping an eye on him is about all you can do. For the lungworm, you use the Safeguard horse paste not the liquid. Is there anything in the hay that you can see that looks different? Do you...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, bumble bees, grass hay
bumble bees, grass hay, migi: So glad to hear Migi is better. Goats can sense when something is not right and so with the bees, who do like to get into the hay - don t remember if I told you but I went to get hay into the kids stalls and got stung by a huge bumble bee - was he angry...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, wet paper towel, grass hay
wet paper towel, grass hay, snack foods: If he is still not eating well then it sounds like he still has a fever so giving him the immune enhancers and the aspirin was a good idea. The LA-200 is 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight - I always advise going to the higher dose to be sure - so if you want...

Goats: Re: Needles & syringes, dish soap, million questions
dish soap, million questions, soapy water: You can reuse syringes many times by washing them with dish soap and rinsing well and then boiling them for 1 minute in water. The needles can be reused one or two times - I just suck up soapy water via the syringe through them and then squeeze out several...

Goats: Re: Peeing, mango leaves, urinary calculi
mango leaves, urinary calculi, donna hope: The yellow/greenish coloration is from the mango leaves and especially the bark of the leaves. Doubt this will hurt him. It is like when people take a lot of vitamin B12 then our urine turns bright yellow. The only thing you need to watch out for is too...

Goats: At Risk for CAE???, lack luster, poor hair
lack luster, poor hair, age history: Thanks for the update. The crimped corn and beans is probably difficult for her older rumen to break down well. I use a general livestock pelleted feed with 14% protein along with calf manna and a little oil for my older girls. Easy to digest and works...

Goats: Rough dry hair on goat, lice
lice: You can do a skin scraping and look at it under a microscope to be sure. Usually just their behavior--rubbing, chewing, and their coat--hair missing, rough hair, are the signs. Sunlight will cure it, so sometimes you can just wait it out. That is what I usually...

Goats: rapid breathing, goat medicine, baby doe
goat medicine, baby doe, ml 100: Can you get access to antibiotics? He may have pneumonia. Take his temp first to see whether it is at all elevated. Use that information and his activity level to make a decision whether to treat. Normal temp should be between 101.5-104.5. The penicillin...

Goats: rice bran, rice bran
rice bran: Here is a link that tells about its nutritional value and how much to add to feed: http://www.goatworld.com/nutrition/ricebran.shtml Disadvantage is that powder will not mix well with a pellet and you may find it going to the bottom of the storage bin....

Goats: Sel. Deficiency..? or Navel ill.., kid goats, clostridium infection
kid goats, clostridium infection, hind legs: Would give another selenium/E/D dose. LA200 can be given subcu or IM - must still draw back on plunger to be sure you are not in a vein if given IM. Between the withers is fine for subcu. 4.5 cc per 100 pounds of body weight once every other day for 5 doses...

Goats: Selenium deficiency in goats, kid goats, mineral salts
kid goats, mineral salts, leg muscles: I advise using human selenium tablets with vitamin E and D (if there is not enough D vitamin available then selenium and E will not work well) - this is inexpensive and easy to give. I am assuming he gave the kid 1/2 cc of Bo-Se - I would give the doeling...

Goats: Sick Baby, kid goats, cocci
kid goats, cocci, navel: Sorry for the delay in answering. What is his temp this morning? LA200 does not work well for kid goats. Penicillin at 1/2 cc twice a day for 3 days along with 1/4 aspirin every four hours to help with the fever. Okay to cool him down with a shower. Pepto...

Goats: Sick Nubian, kaolin pectin, infectious diarrhea
kaolin pectin, infectious diarrhea, dairy goat: Did you deworm her after kidding? If not, it could be parasites. Have you changed her feed at all? Has she gotten a larger amount of grain? They can get enterotoxemia when they are stressed by birth. Another possibility is infectious diarrhea. I had a...

Goats: Sick wether, wether with pneumonia
wether with pneumonia: Buy some Red Cell at the feed store and give 1 cc per 20 lbs every 12 hours. This is a a yucca vitamin-mineral supplement that is very good for treating anemia. Make sure he is getting enough to drink. Sometimes this can be hard. I also find that it helps...

Goats: Smores, My 3 year old Buck-Goat, alfalfa pellets, vitamin b complex
alfalfa pellets, vitamin b complex, rabbit pellets: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection. The bottle jaw is from anemia. What color are his lower inner eyelids? What does his hair coat look like? What color is the diarrhea? Low on protein just indicates he is not eating well....

Goats: Swollen udder in goat, old goat, cottage cheese
old goat, cottage cheese, tight as a drum: Doe goats that are not bred or had kids can get an udder. With being in brush I would suspect the udder has mastitis - would milk out the best you can - if stringy milk or cottage cheese looking material then it is mastitis. Is the udder warm or hot to...

Goats: sick baby boer goat, old baby girl, boer goat
old baby girl, boer goat, month old baby: Is she pooping and peeing? I would either milk that goat and feed it to the baby or get cow milk mixed with a little heavy cream and feed that to her so I could monitor her intake. Maybe she is not getting enough to eat? I have had to supplement them in the...

Goats: sick kid, sick kid, bleat
sick kid, bleat, paddock: They can get dehydrated very easily, so I wondered whether he is getting enough liquid that way. In regard to the diarrhea, I would have to wonder about coccidia. Have you tested or treated for that or other parasites? I would suspect he is more prone to...

Goats: strange leathery abcess, pygmy goat, ivomec
pygmy goat, ivomec, dewormers: Faye, Yes, They often get lumps from CDT vaccinations. Most people do it right above the armpit, rather than the neck. In terms of Ivomec, unless you are treating lice, you need to give all dewormers to them orally at 2x the cow dose by weight, over the...

Goats: stressed mama goat, mama goat, baby goat
mama goat, baby goat, protective mother: What is her temperature? What color is the diarrhea? What is the color of her gums and the inner lower eyelids? It is quite possible the stress is the reason, but I doubt you had him away from her for very long, correct? Let me know about the answers and I...

Goats: sudden post partum death, goat medicine, uterine infection
goat medicine, uterine infection, necropsy: Without a necropsy it is impossible to say. Goat Medicine has a short mention of uterine artery rupture in the postpartum goat. According that that, it has been seen by the author as late as 4 days postpartum and the goat is often found dead. If it...

Goats: switching milk, kid goats, fly predators
kid goats, fly predators, horse fly: Switching at one month of age can be done but it will be difficult at best. Milk replacer for humans is not the best for kid goats but you could water it down a bit and mix with cow milk. Re the flies - I am surprised that no one will send the fly predators...

Goats: swollen knees/baby alpine, swollen knees, testies
swollen knees, testies, heat lamp: Thanks for the update. Sounds like he has joint ill - even if the umbilical site looks clean bacteria could still have found their way into the joints. Even with a heat lamp 103.5 is a fever - would start him on 1/4 of a 325 human aspirin every 4 hours to...

Goats: Tick problem, external parasites, horse fly
external parasites, horse fly, horse wormer: Ivomec injectable does not help with external parasites - the Ivermectin found in Zimectrin horse wormer will help but does not prevent. We use horse fly and tick spray or you can use wipes - I usually just use the spray, spray it on a cloth and then wipe...

Goats: trading a goat, boer goat, boer goats
boer goat, boer goats, coccidiosis: It s hard to tell which way it will go. Each goat is different. If you have spent all that money, you might want to just keep the one you have and hope he settles down and stops crying. Sometimes it is just the adjustment to a new place. If you do decide...

Goats: Weak Lamanchas, inbred child, doe kids
inbred child, doe kids, grass hay: Thanks for update. You are looking at the lower inner eyelids, correct? veins in eye do not indicate anything in particular. Is their hair coat soft and full. or scruffy looking? Might start them on children s/infants liquid vitamins at same dose for a...

Goats: weaning/milking, goat health, milker
goat health, milker, morning and evening: You will get less milk unless you get going on the milking. I have waited as long as two months. I usually milk them even if the kids are with them. That way you are encouraging more production and as the kids get older and drink less, you get more. I just...

Goats: weight loss and loose stools, vitamin b complex, milk of magnesia
vitamin b complex, milk of magnesia, pygmy goats: What color diarrhea? Is she drinking well? What does her hair coat look like? No milk of magnesia as that is for bloat not diarrhea. You can start her on vitamin B complex and pepto bismol (human kind is good) to help with diarrhea. Let me know about the...

Goats: worms, goat wormer, adult worms
goat wormer, adult worms, cause anemia: Would start the others on the worming regimen in two weeks. It is possible she has barber pole worms and these cause anemia and loss of weight. Would treat her for the barber pole worm (it will not hurt her if she does not have it) with Safeguard horse paste...

Goats: 1 day old baby goat with bloody bowel movements and non-responsive, karo syrup, baby goat
karo syrup, baby goat, bloody bowel: What is his temperature? Are you sure it is blood or do they just look dark brown/black - tar type stools rae normal for the first day or two of life. Did the doe have a selenium/vitamin E and D supplement 2 to 4 weeks prior to kidding? If not he may be...

Goats: 10 wk old apline goats now, green grass, coccidiosis
green grass, coccidiosis, toxoid: Thanks for the update. 102.6 is still a fever - anything over 102.5. A green diarrhea can be coccidiosis or if a goat was on green grass/browse then that could be the cause too. Did you give the CDT toxoid booster? Penicillin will not hurt the digestive...

Goats: 100 % Fullblood boer wont perform, body condition score, boer buck
body condition score, boer buck, sway back: Thanks for the update. Lumbar score is a body condition score - goes from 1 which is very thin to 5 which is very fat and 3 being perfect - that is at his ribs and back bone you can barely feel the ribs and backbone feeling like they have a little layer of...

Goats: 11 wk old goats, alpine goats, lung worm
alpine goats, lung worm, deworming: Bob, You give all the dewormers orally to goats, even if they are marked as pour-on or injectable. They are most effective that way. You can buy a drenching syringe so it goes over their tongue and down the throat to avoid the bad taste. I prefer valbazen;...

Goats: 2-day-old pygmy goat having trouble with his front legs, floppy kid syndrome, mama goat
floppy kid syndrome, mama goat, pygmy goat: I am so sorry to hear you lost the little guy. This may have been FKS, so if you have other kids being born, keep a close eye and give baking soda as soon as you see symptoms. Its cause is not known, but sometimes it will sweep a herd. They normally get it...

Goats: 3 month old wether questions, baby goat, goats milk
baby goat, goats milk, close distance: I would put them together in a smaller pen, so he can t run anywhere. Then hang out with them for a bit and see how they do. Take some snacks, peanuts in the shell, cut up carrots or something like that. Then if you have a larger area, you can let them both...

Goats: 4w baby goat, baby goat, old goat
baby goat, old goat, stomach upset: How much have you been feeding her and how often? Milk or milk replacer? Stools are pelleted? Is her stomach bloated or hard to touch? Is she pooping regularly? Is she up to date on CDT vaccination. What is her temperature? Could be pneumonia for which she...

Goats: 6 year old pygmy goat with severe hair loss, dry flaky skin, pygmy goat
dry flaky skin, pygmy goat, antibiotic treatment: A couple of things come to mind, although I am not a veterinarian. Could he have a secondary bacterial infection from rubbing caused by the initial problem? How long did he get the antibiotic? Sometimes it can take as long as two weeks of treatment to get...

Goats: 6wk old 4 days of diarrhea, fir boughs, pepto bismal
fir boughs, pepto bismal, boer goat: It could be eating too much grass that caused the problem. Are you giving grain to put weight on him? Stopping the grain was good. He also needs to stay off the pasture until improved, and then only on for limited periods until he is used to it. Was he...

Goats: 8 wk nubian buckling, 12oz bottles, urinary calculi
12oz bottles, urinary calculi, goat health: Is the lump hot or red? Do you think it is navel ill? With the straining to urinate the most common cause is urinary calculi, but because he is so young and not eating much food, that seems unlikely unless he has a congenital problem. The urethra can burst...

Goats: 8 wk old apline goats, alpine goats, goat health
alpine goats, goat health, raising goats: Number one is that if they are active and eating well, they are all right. I have a 3 week old kid with very rapid breathing and I had a vet check her out and was told that this is not abnormal in kids. In relation to the diarrhea, I have had bad luck...

Goats: 8 wk old apline goats, goat books, kid goats
goat books, kid goats, pack goats: Thanks for the update. With fevers like they have I certainly would start them on penicillin. I would also give them 1 cc of the CDT (what you have is perfect) subcutaneously or intramuscular - let me know if you have never given penicillin before. Watering...

Goats: baby goat, swollen leg
swollen leg: Could he have put his foot in a hole while running or jumping? I know of kids that have broken their legs this way, but he could have gotten injured less. My pasture is irregular and moles have left holes that I worry about them getting injured in. Another...

Goats: billy with swollen scrotum, swollen scrotum
swollen scrotum: You need to consistently give the antibiotics for at least 5 days or it won t work or could cause resistance by the bacteria. It could be that the penicillin improved things temporarily and now it is worsening. So start over again and give penicillin for 5...

Goats: Bite Wound, systemic antibiotics, bite wounds
systemic antibiotics, bite wounds, abcesses: I know just what you are talking about with the pin cushion. I always feel so awful when they run from me for fear of another shot. If you are around enough and can do it, put hot moist compresses on the wound 3-4 times a day. You will have to get her to...

Goats: Boer Goat, thick curd, collostrum
thick curd, collostrum, boer goat: No worries - ask away, really. So is the colostrum just thick or is really curd-like/lumpy? Lumpy indicates mastitis, but very thick indicates she is dehydrated and so that is what is making it thick. Glad you are giving them other colostrum - the powdered...

Goats: Boer Goat engorged teats, boer goat, teats
boer goat, teats, pop bottle: You need to get her restrained and milk it out. Then get a pritchard nipple, put it on a pop bottle and see whether the kid will take the bottle. That is how you will find out if he is getting enough. She does need to have the pressure relieved and get milked...

Goats: Boer Goats - scouring., kaolin pectin, fir boughs
kaolin pectin, fir boughs, protozoal parasites: It sounds like this is not a goat vet. You have to blood-test goats to determine CAEV, and it usually does not kill kids that young, or even affect them that badly. (Years ago it was a scourge, just like HIV). You should be able to find the kaolin and sulfadimethoxine...

Goats: bottlejaw in baby goat?, goat health, baby goat
goat health, baby goat, thymus gland: I am thinking it is a milk goiter. This is actually an overgrown thymus gland. Goat Health Care mentions it on page 100. It is harmless. For more detailed information and a drawing, see www.goatbiology.com/milkgoiter.html. If this doesn t seem like the...

Goats: broken leg?, natural food stores, arnica montana
natural food stores, arnica montana, pygmy goat: Thanks for the update. You can use banamine if you like - although the injectable can sting a lot and sometimes gives no more help than aspirin or Arnica montana. Your choice though as to what you have available to you. Thanks for feeling the leg, sounds...

Goats: Buck, old buck, hair coat
old buck, hair coat, good shape: What breed is he? What do his testicles look like - large, firm, no infecion seen, etc.? Is he in good condition - good lumbar score, hair coat in good shape, pelleted poop? Does he have a mineral block or loose salt available to him? What type of feed regimen...

Goats: Castration Age?, tetanus antitoxin, keeping goats
tetanus antitoxin, keeping goats, elastrator: I usually try to band mine no later than 12 weeks. It would depend on the size of the testicles whether you have to get larger elastics, but I would think you might be in between sizes--Goat too small and calf too large. I would try to use the goat ones. ...

Goats: Chronic dry cough now loosing weight, cough
cough: Have you dewormed this goat? Lungworm can cause a dry cough and perhaps the baby now has them too. (I know nothing about horses, and they have different parasites.) It is usually found in wet, cool climates, and hot dry weather kills it, so that may not be...

Goats: Cody, arnica montana, glucosomine
arnica montana, glucosomine, apple juice: I generally advise penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight injectable, given intramuscularly twice a day for a course of 7 days (this is the regimen I gave the gal to use). You could use tetracycline oral powder but this generally will not get to the extremities...

Goats: congestive heart failure, congestive heart failure, signs of congestive heart failure
congestive heart failure, signs of congestive heart failure, running a fever: I saw your other email first - sorry - still would like to know the exact temperature measurement as if she is running a fever, then it is an infection causing the edema/inflammation not anything to do with the heart. She could even have a pneumonia which...

Goats: Dairy goats, 4 quarts, dairy goats
4 quarts, dairy goats, having babies: No bother with any questions, really. She is not missing anything inside, it is just the anatomy of the teat - 2 inches in diameter is not large but a good size for a person s hand for milking. Re the amount of sweet feed she is getting, it sounds like a...

Goats: Dairy Goats, baby goats, kid goat
baby goats, kid goat, dairy goats: Sometimes a little cut happens from the kid goat s teeth. I would keep an eye on it, as you are already doing, along with wiping down her teat well after milking and placing some antibiotic salve or udder salve/cream on it. If it becomes more red/angry looking...

Goats: Dame lost 3 newborn babies, geritol tonic, pen dame
geritol tonic, pen dame, newborn babies: Thanks for the update - those vitamins sound fine and at this point you could not overdose her with iron - but once she seems to have stopped bleeding would slow down on it as it could cause constipation. If you can get her some vitamin K that will also help...

Goats: Difficulty+milking+first+freshner, kid work, mammary gland
kid work, mammary gland, udder: Sometimes first fresheners can have tense udders even after a first good milking - since the colostrum looks normal would not consider it being mastitis. Would use peppermint lotion to massage the whole udder and teat 4 to 5 times a day - then wipe off so...

Goats: is it an edema/trauma or something else?, peppermint oil, temperature measurement
peppermint oil, temperature measurement, question thanks: It is possible she has a hematoma from an injury - perhaps you have other goats who could have given her a side hit. With the pale pink color of the eyelids she may have the barber pole worm which can cause anemia which then causes either muzzle or abdomen...

Goats: four day old nubian dwarf goat with diahrrea, pepto bismal, clostridium bacteria
pepto bismal, clostridium bacteria, pepto bismol: Yellow diarrhea is enterotoxemia. If you had CD antitoxin that would be best but feed stores do not carry it and you must get it online. So, if none of that CDT toxoid at 2 cc now and then again in 4 hours and then again in 4 hours. She also needs either...

Goats: goat behavior, pygmy goats, old mama
pygmy goats, old mama, behavior question: Thanks for the update. Too much protein will have an effect on the hormones and that amount of grain is rather high for them. Generally I advise that pygmy goats do not need grain unless they are pregnant or nursing, especially when they are getting alfalfa...

Goats: goat behavior, goats, dislike
goats, dislike, goat: It sounds like she acting buckish. Do you have other goats? Has anyone ever pushed on her head? That can make them mean. I wonder whether she is in heat. Has she had kids or been bred? The reason that I ask is that sometimes hermaphrodites will act like bucks...

Goats: goat diarhea, goat horn, digital thermometer
goat horn, digital thermometer, coccidiosis: Brown diarrhea is just digestive upset, green is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia, and white/cream color is E. coli. What color is it? Any mucous in it? Would get a temperature on her if possible (human digital thermometer works well). It is possible...

Goats: Goat with foot problems, foot rot
foot rot: You can do two things: First keep them off of any muddy or wet areas. ideally clean bedding, which means changing it frequently. The bacteria that cause foot rot stay in the soil and reinfect when they walk in the mud. Second, when you trim, put hoof n...

Goats: Goat frothing at mouth, digestive challenges, milk of magnesia
digestive challenges, milk of magnesia, boer goats: Generally foam indicates the goats has eaten a poison and has digestive challenges. Is she vomiting at all? Would start her on milk of magnesia at 1 cup per 75 pounds of body weight now and then again in 2 hours to clean her out. No neurologic symptoms...

Goats: goat horn splintering / breaking, terramycin eye ointment, grass weeds
terramycin eye ointment, grass weeds, goat feed: Thanks for the update. Would start her on selenium, vitamin E and D as well as extra calcium and biotin - these all will help with bone injury and re-growth. For a 4-month old she would need two 200 mcg capsules/tablets of selenium with 1/2 the oil from...

Goats: Goat kids, crimped oats, kid goats
crimped oats, kid goats, tiny pellets: Hi Alison - as we talked on the phone we had talked about overfeeding - enterotoxemia - but if the diarrhea was not yellow then it is not enterotoxemia - would continue with CDT toxoid vaccine to keep him away from the enterotoxemia - hope your vet and the...

Goats: Goat kids, goat babies, goat kids
goat babies, goat kids, mg aspirin: Please remind me how old they are. Generally bucklings can be castrated via banding up to about 4 to 8 weeks of age, depending on the size of their testicles. I use a burn spray (over the counter) that causes numbness while banding and then spray again after...

Goats: goat siblings, boer goats, rear legs
boer goats, rear legs, legged kids: Luckily goats are not like dogs and anomalies that do develop in close relation breeding in dogs does not usually occur in goats. With that said, you would not want to breed them if they both have a conformation item that you do not like - as an example,...

Goats: goat may be sick?, vitamin b complex, alphalfa
vitamin b complex, alphalfa, teeth grinding: Sounds like she has bloat, could be enterotoxemia - also sounds like she has too rich of a diet. What color is the diarrhea? Is her stomach hard or soft to touch. Left side is the rumen and if she is bloated the bloat starts on that side and then the right...

Goats: goat sick, digestion, vitamin b complex, chewing the cud
vitamin b complex, chewing the cud, goat feed: So sorry for the loss. Re coccidia, if the coccidia was affecting her she would have had green diarrhea. Every property in the world has coccidia there. That does not mean though that you cannot use the Corid, although I do not like that as much as I do...

Goats: Goat suddenly afraid of me, pygmy goat, miss lilly
pygmy goat, miss lilly, personality change: The fever is caused by something and the fever is making her brain a bit off and that is why she is scared - with that would start her on human aspirin - 1/2 325 mg tablet if she is under 50 pounds, whole one is she is over 50 pounds - grind well and mix in...

Goats: Goat with swelling on her side, goat medicine, fatty tumors
goat medicine, fatty tumors, boer goat: That isn t a likely spot for a hernia, so I wouldn t think that is it. (Or did I misunderstand and it is lower on the abdomen?) There is a hernia of the flank that can occur, according to Goat Medicine. Without seeing and feeling it, though, it is hard...

Goats: goat is having trouble breathing, and has lump under ear, lump under ear, dry cough
lump under ear, dry cough, having trouble breathing: Ivermectin works on lungworms. Even though it is injectable you give it orally, at twice the cow dose by weight. You can get a drenching syringe which puts it over the tongue so they have less yucky taste. I would give the red cell for 5 days or so. You...

Goats: Goat tumor, soft tissue tumor, boer goat
soft tissue tumor, boer goat, baseball size: And it has not been there before, not even smaller? Does she get picked on by the other goats? What is her temperature? Any cuts or abrasions in that area? It is possible it is a soft tissue tumor, but generally these take longer to grow. A blunt injury...

Goats: goat udder, warm compresses, milk bags
warm compresses, milk bags, peppermint: Has she been tested for CAE virus? THat is the most common cause of hard udder, and it is scarring that makes it hard. If you haven t already, you should have her tested right away, so you can take the babies away at birth to prevent them from getting it....

Goats: goat worming at 2-3 months, goat kids, goat milk
goat kids, goat milk, lb line: It is virtually impossible to get an accurate dose with that kind of measuring. You don t really have to worry about overdosing, though. It won t be perfect, but do about 1/3 of the 250 lb line. That will be fine. You won t hurt them. Is the bottle baby...

Goats: How much injectable cydectin should be given to a goat, watery diarrhea, cydectin
watery diarrhea, cydectin, oral supplements: Thanks for the update and thanks for the picture. Watery diarrhea generally has nothing to do with worms, that is totally a digestive upset thing with brown being general digestive upset, yellow being enterotoxemia, green being coccidiosis, and white/cream...

Goats: injured horns, tin snips, pygmy goats
tin snips, pygmy goats, gorilla tape: I would take the bandage off because it isn t get enough air. If it looks all right then just keep an eye on it and let it heal. Another option is to use a disbudding iron (do you know another goat owner who has one?)and cauterize it. This kind of injury...

Goats: introduce doeling to wethers, bully, goats
bully, goats, fence: They should be fine, ultimately. Supervise them at the beginning. They will most likely bully her a bit, but may be fine. You want to make sure she is safe. If there is a problem, then you can put a fence between them, so they can see each other but not fight....

Goats: introducing a new goat to a single goat, lamancha goat, wire fencing
lamancha goat, wire fencing, second fiddle: I would just keep putting them together supervised to see how they do. I have a little one right now that doesn t stand a chance with the bigger herd and I have made her a pen with fencing on one side so she can see them and be right next to them without getting...

Goats: too much ivermectin, vitamin b complex, eye dilation
vitamin b complex, eye dilation, milk of magnesia: Thanks for the update. Zimectrin/Ivermectin paste is fine for kids and kids starting at 2 months of age at 1/2 inch in amount. He could indeed be allergic to it and the benadryl may help. Getting him to drink is great. Is he bloated? Is he new to eating...

Goats: kid with reddish brown urine, hematuria
hematuria: As you probably suspected, the most likely cause is a bladder or kidney infection. This is probably blood in the urine (hematuria). Most commonly, sulfa drugs are used to treat such infections, so it may be that the nuflor just didn t work. I would go to the...