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Goats: sore jaw inside right cheek, alfalfa pellets, pencillian
alfalfa pellets, pencillian, karo syrup: Sounds like she is either having tooth issues that have caused an infection in the mouth. It is possible she also just got scratched or poked with something inside the mouth and that has caused an abscess/infection. Her not being able to contain the cud...

Goats: stone in teat, referenced article, teat
referenced article, teat, goat: Generally you can crush the stone within the teat to make it smaller so you can then massage it out. These stones are generally from too high in calcium or protein - what type of feed regimen is she on? Also when the goat is not hydrated enough these stones...

Goats: Sweetpea, vitamin b complex, baby aspirin
vitamin b complex, baby aspirin, high fever: So sorry to hear. This sounds like enterotoxemia - quick acting unfortunately and high fever. Keeping up on the CDT vaccination regimen (2 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months at 1 cc and then starting every year at 2 cc) along with giving...

Goats: swollen joints, swollen knees, milk of magnesia
swollen knees, milk of magnesia, baby goat: Thanks for the update. Glad the fever is down but would stay with aspirin use to help with pain and swelling. You can also use either peppermint oil lotion (I make my own - a little peppermint oil in some human body lotion) to rub on and open the tissues...

Goats: Thin, rough coated doe, propylene glycol, rough coat
propylene glycol, rough coat, ivermectin: Nutri drench really does not help - I do not advise using it. It has propylene glycol in it which is toxic. Are you using ivermectin injectable or oral? Neither works well on goats. I can give you a good worming regimen. If the lower inner eyelids are...

Goats: Udder injury?, clostridium tetani, running a fever
clostridium tetani, running a fever, nipple milk: We bottle raise all our goat kids, as well as other livestock - and work full time - know it can be a circus that is for sure. But, I am very worried that any of the kid goats pushing and butting on mom s udder will tear the healing portion open and possibly...

Goats: Weak 8 month old goat kid, goat kid, old goat
goat kid, old goat, kid question: Thanks for the update. Yes, she has a high fever. She would need human aspirin at one 325 mg aspirin tablet crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, cooled and given orally every 4 hours until the fever goes down. The fever indicates an infection that...

Goats: WHITE STUFF IN MOHAIR, angora goat, white stuff
angora goat, white stuff, mohair: This sounds like dandruff/dry skin leftovers. With that said I do not have experience in fleece - I can only offer to look on the internet for washing fleece or there may also be some sheep groups on the internet where you can ask questions. Hope this...

Goats: won't eat weeds, grass hay, good bacteria
grass hay, good bacteria, pine needles: Since goats are browsers and not grazers, their last want is to eat weeds and grass. They certainly will eat them if there is nothing else to eat and they are hungry. I have one pen that is about 1/2 acre and has 1 foot tall grass and lots of weeds here...

Goats: 1-week kid goat foamy and lethargic, umbilical cord stump, inch needles
umbilical cord stump, inch needles, hydrogen peroxide: Her symptoms point to an infection and the smelly umbilical cord would point to an infection there and that could go to her joints. Would get a baseline temperature on her. Pretty sure she has a fever (anything over 102.5 is a fever) - use of a human digital...

Goats: 12 week old Nigerian Dwarf male with Diarrhea, diarrheas, coccidiosis
diarrheas, coccidiosis, hot weather: Thanks for the update. This could be just the stress of the hot weather causing the diarrhea. Would start on the peptobismol and oral electrolyte drenching - you can use a small syringe (without the needle of course) and put it s tip over the goat s tongue...

Goats: Have 2 Nubian Goats, kid goats, nubian goats
kid goats, nubian goats, false pregnancy: Can you feel kid goats inside of both? Should be able to feel kicking/movement especially on the lower right hand side of the stomach area with the palm/flat of your hand. Does the one doe have a flat udder or enlarged teats but just no milk in the udder?...

Goats: acute anemia, stomach worms, acute anemia
stomach worms, acute anemia, old buck: Usual dose is 3 cc per 100 pounds body weight for regular worming - would double or triple this for liver flukes - so 1 cc regular dose and 3 cc for triple - sounds like the 12 cc total should be more than enough to kill the flukes. Glad you are fencing the...

Goats: anemic kids, liver fluke, kid goats
liver fluke, kid goats, acute anemia: HI Barry - Safeguard will not help with liver fluke.. :( safeguard used on goats is only effective for tapeworm - go to the feed store (call first) tractor supply usually has it - and get a bottle of injectable ivermectin PLUS (can be Ivomec PLUS or Noromectin...

Goats: challenging 'princess of the barnyard', alpine goat, squirt bottle
alpine goat, squirt bottle, hind legs: How old is she? If she is only 1 or 2 these are her teenage years and she is trying to establish her alpha over everyone in her pen. Even older goats can start their alpha trials later. One option is for anyone going into her pen should walk up to her...

Goats: cocci, kid goat, corid
kid goat, corid, sulmet: Hi - so if this is green diarrhea it is most likely coccidiosis or are you treating preventatively? Different dosings. Best to use is liquid Sulmet, but there is also sulfamethoxizine (a powder) and there is CoRid. Corid does not kill the cocci but makes...

Goats: copper sulfate, stomach worms, copper sulfate
stomach worms, copper sulfate, valbazen: Thanks for the update. Re the Valbazen from what I have read it does not always work well for barber pole worms. The bottle jaw definitely indicates anemia, as does the lethargy. Are these goats on the thin side - can you easily see or feel their backbones,...

Goats: GOAT BLOAT, goat bloat, stress disease
goat bloat, stress disease, activated charcoal: Not sure where you got the recipe you are using but please stop that - no soap no baking soda - it does not clear the intestine just makes the bloat worse. No charcoal either - that is for poison. Okay so if she ate pig feed she probably has constipation...

Goats: Goat's eye irritation, terramycin eye ointment, pink eye
terramycin eye ointment, pink eye, eye irritation: Was the horn touching the eye at all? It is possible the eye has an infection or it could just be inflammation. I would treat the eye with either terramycin eye ointment or NFZ puffer powder antibiotics (okayed for use in the eye) - both should be available...

Goats: goat hacking, nigerian dwarf goats, lung worms
nigerian dwarf goats, lung worms, reply thanks: Hi there - for 150 pounds would treat the 250 pound increment - you cannot overdose with the Safeguard horse wormer so no worries and it is always best to give a little more than less. Re the Benadryl - I usually use children s benadryl liquid and this would...

Goats: Goat Health, goat health, mineral oil
goat health, mineral oil, bloat: Is he pooping and peeing? Has he been in a new pasture? Did he get into any grain? Any foam coming from his mouth? Since he seems bloated, would assume this is bloat and would start treatment with human mineral oil orally - 1/2 cup per 100 pounds body...

Goats: goat separation, mama goat, natural food stores
mama goat, natural food stores, health food stores: Sorry to hear of the loss. Some questions for you first. How the baby acting? Does she seem lethargic or depressed ? Is she eating and drinking okay? Is she more talkative than normal? Does she walk around as if she is looking for her mom? You can try...

Goats: Goats Dieing, kid goats, pasture area
kid goats, pasture area, raising goats: Thanks for more information. Re the kids, if the diarrhea was brown it is from bacterial infection or digestive upset, if it was green in color that is coccidiosis, if it was yellow in color it was enterotoxemia, and if white it was E. coli. And any of these...

Goats: goats and worm issues, stomach worms, eye lids
stomach worms, eye lids, liver flukes: If her poop is pelleted and clumped then she has regular stomach worms and that is probably what the vet saw. If she is thin and her lower inner eyelids (must be these specifically) are white to extremely light pink it is possible she also has the barber...

Goats: Hurt leg, natural food store, arnica montana
natural food store, arnica montana, baby aspirin: Hi there - sounds like a bad sprain/strain. Would give one 325 mg human aspirin per 100 pounds body weight (crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, cooled and given orally) every 4 hours for pain and swelling for at least 2 days. Goats do not tolerate...

Goats: infection ( DOE ), liver fluke, kid goat
liver fluke, kid goat, liverfluke: So glad the BioSponge is there. Yes, you can certainly give it to the doe - any time I think it is a digestive issue - worms, poison, etc. I give them one or two doses. So for the doe would give three inches of the biosponge - shake well and then push it...

Goats: LaMancha Whether 11 weeks old, shipping fever, green discharge
shipping fever, green discharge, lamancha: Sorry for the delay in answering. Sounds like has shipping fever/pneumonia. Is he on a bottle or weaned? What has he been eating? Is he currently eating and drinking. Is he pooping and peeing? Would start him on penicillin at 1.5 cc intramuscularly twice...

Goats: limping goat, hoof rot, nannys
hoof rot, nannys, hooves: Can you tell which hoof/leg it is? If there is a specific one hoof or leg that seems to be the issue, is it warm or hot to touch or swollen? Are they eating and drinking okay? Do their hooves look healthy - no overdue hoof trimming needed or hoof rot or injury...

Goats: mastitis, hot compresses, udder
hot compresses, udder, coat hanger: It is quite possible that part of the udder has died and then absorbed by the doe. It is also possible that the mammary system in that side of the udder is also dead and so would not come back with next kidding. Hard to tell at this point. You are correct...

Goats: Multiple goat births, pigmy goat, goat kid
pigmy goat, goat kid, pygmy goat: Can you feel any other bodies along the sides of her abdomen? Did she pass the placenta? If she did then there should be no more kids inside. If not she could have another kid or two. Was the one kid a big size for a pygmy goat kid? Re time between births,...

Goats: Re: Shipping fever, oral drench, kid goats
oral drench, kid goats, shipping fever: So good to hear from you - all is well hear - kid goats are growing big. We ve had great weather here for a week - that s our summer - but can t complain. Traveling and being at a fair can cause stress on goats. If these are older goats then the stress...

Goats: SICK BILLY GOAT, urinary calculi, billy goat
urinary calculi, billy goat, poisonous plants: An enema won t help unless it is constipation that is low in the intestine. Have you seen him pee? Is the hay alfalfa? Is the sweet feed a dairy goat chow? Would also advise to either try mineral oil to see if this is constipation and/or bloat - 1/2...

Goats: sick goat, goat feed, sick goat
goat feed, sick goat, feed ration: HI Polly - Sounds like possible pneumonia but without a rectal temp hard to be sure - Both Nuflor and Tylan200 (or 50 which is the same but 4 times less in strength than the 200) are both good for upper respiratory - the nuflor you will not give twice a day...

Goats: sick kid, milk of magnesia, little fellow
milk of magnesia, little fellow, sick kid: Is he on penicillin? Would suspect this is more of an infection/pneumonia/leptospirosis - that would be my advice. Might also use milk of magnesia to clean out his system. 1/4 cup every 4 hours. The smell of his poop sounds like digestive issues that can...

Goats: sick kid, thiamin b1, injectable antibiotic
thiamin b1, injectable antibiotic, kid question: Liver flukes or the barber pole worm are the two main culprits in goats that cause anemia (aside from a traumatic wound/injury). With liver flukes and barber pole worm the use of Safeguard (fenbendazole) at three times the goat s body weight to find the dosing...

Goats: skinny goat, selenium deficiency, hair coat
selenium deficiency, hair coat, nubian: How old are the goats? Are they on a worming regimen? What does their poop look like? What is the color of their lower inner eyelids? Where are you located/what type of pasture/climate are they in? What type of feed regimen do you have them on? Have they been...

Goats: off tasting milk, protein level, lamancha
protein level, lamancha, s system: What grain is she on? What protein level? What is in her pasture? What is in her hay?, that is are there different weeds/flowers in the hay that she perhaps eats more of. Goaty taste comes from high lactose in the goat s system or ingestion of feed that gives...

Goats: Thinking about getting a couple of goats, wooden privacy fence, field fencing
wooden privacy fence, field fencing, wooden fencing: Glad I could help. Re feeding on the ground, it is a good idea to not feed on the ground - I use laundry baskets and other type of large plastic feeders/storage containers for the hay. Hope that helps - Donna Forgot to say to keep away from horse type...

Goats: Timid goat, homeopathic remedy, kid goats
homeopathic remedy, kid goats, old goat: Keeping her on a lead to stay with you whenever you are out there with her - giving some favorite snacks too when you pull on the lead and bring her close to you - constant brushing, cuddling and hugging. You can give her a human homeopathic remedy called...

Goats: Is there something wrong with my 1 week old kid?, kid goats, roughage
kid goats, roughage, rumen: As long as she is eating well, does not look thin, and is active I doubt this will do any harm. Sounds like she is going to be an early browser and has already started actively searching for things on the ground and thus is eating some dirt - but is she really...

Goats: 1 month old pygmy all the sudden cant stand or walk, high fever, little water
high fever, little water, electrolytes: Thanks for the update. This is sounding more like joint ill. Continue with all above, including the aspirin even though it has brought her fever down, the aspirin will continue to help with pain and discomfort. If her joints seem to still be tight/painful,...

Goats: Alpine milking goat sick, alpine goat, ketosis
alpine goat, ketosis, constipated: First off, I would definitely get the buck in his own pen - for your safety especially. Once you can check her out I would check her udder to be sure this is not mastitis, would take a temperature (anything over 102.5 is a fever), would check her gums. Is...

Goats: Banding/Clamping, Wethering Banding Scrotum Clampinig Neutering Fixing
Wethering Banding Scrotum Clampinig Neutering Fixing: Hello! Well it really depends on if you can feel the spermatic cords leading to the testes. If not, i would not recommend trying to band him because you could instead only band whats left(the testicles) thus cutting the testicles in half. While he wouldnt...

Goats: blood in urine of recently castrated young buckling, urinary calculi, blood in urine
urinary calculi, blood in urine, castration: HI Jane; I would call the vet tomorrow.. sounds like his urethra was cut off some or damaged in someway - I never promote early castrating.. I wait till the boys are around 6 months old.. or 50lbs which ever comes first.. but never under 3 months old.....

Goats: buck dragging hind leg, white tail deer, goat producers
white tail deer, goat producers, whitetail deer: HI Julie: Is there any chance he got hit by another goat? Almost makes me think it is a spinal injury. Could be something injured in his neck even. The only way to see if the spine is ok is Xray - The other thing it may be is deer worm.. or more correctly...

Goats: Bullet, alfalfa pellets, feed oats
alfalfa pellets, feed oats, valbazen: Cindy - I d start the antibiotic for a day or so and see - go ahead and get the corid but wait a day or so to start the drench and yes the amount is correct - leave her alone except for deworming - always do the initial 10 day 10 day 10 day thing when...

Goats: Goat 1st time mother, baby nurses, baby nurse
baby nurses, baby nurse, time moms: Hi Pam: First of all the black tarry poop in a newborn is normal - it will change to yellow sticky poop for about the first week or so.. -many first time moms are very sensitive to having a kid nurse. You will have to be forceful and hold her still while...

Goats: Goat, vitamin b complex, red blood cells
vitamin b complex, red blood cells, liver fluke: Hi Paul: Typically when the back end gets weak - it could either be due to heavy wormload or injury from getting knocked by another goat or stuck somehow that compromised her spine - Have you dewormed her since she kidded? IF so with what and how much?...

Goats: Goat with a broken leg, baby goat, old goat
baby goat, old goat, baby aspirin: HI Morgan- Sorry my internet connection tonight is SLOW - Do the best you can by laying him down on his side, broken leg on top - put books or something under the leg on top to hold it flat, feel the bone and then adjust it gently as best you can -...

Goats: Goat with 'chronic' diarrhea, kaolin pectin, oat hay
kaolin pectin, oat hay, milking goats: Thanks for the info. The white indicates anemia which is due to barber pole worms or liver flukes (not regular stomach worms) - these will also cause diarrhea and loss of weight. Unfortunately use of oral horse wormer/chemical wormer to kill either of these...

Goats: goat with collasped lung, tetanus antitoxin, 2 moms
tetanus antitoxin, 2 moms, rectal temps: HI Nancy: Oh Boy this is a tough one.. dog attacks are bad.. even if the goat doesn t seem that tore up externally - the stress and internal damage can be extremely detrimental.. The gas in the rumen should have nothing to do with the air in the lungs...

Goats: Goat down - diagnosis meningeal worm, meningeal worm, wagging tail
meningeal worm, wagging tail, moving head: Hi there - thanks for the update. The color of the tongue is from his systems not working as well as they should - circulation is lacking - but, with the talking more and lifting his head a bit more, I would say that circulation should be getting better....

Goats: goat with knee pain, female goat, sore joints
female goat, sore joints, knee pain: HI Susie, Aspirin also thins the blood which is probably why he said one a day - Maybe try one am one pm every other day ? ALSO they make many different horse lineaments for sore joints and muscles -most feed store carry them. go look and read the labels,...

Goats: Goat is sick and went blind, female goat, fatal diseases
female goat, fatal diseases, management conditions: HI Houston, Thiamine is needed for goat polio - did she get into the grain or corn bin? Could she have gotten into something moldy? Every 6 hours minimum for thiamin injections round the clock - I am enclosing a good article on goat polio and how to treat...

Goats: Goat with a sore that wont heal, parasite infection, bladder function
parasite infection, bladder function, grass hay: HI Jane, I have seen this on another pygmy goat (oddly her pygmy almost looks exactly like this one- the coloring is the same ) - UNfortunately the owner did nothing about it and I have no contact with them anymore so I do not know how it turned out.. it...

Goats: Goat still down, alfalfa pellets, vitamin b injections
alfalfa pellets, vitamin b injections, karo syrup: Thanks much for the updates. You are correct about his moving being a good sign. Re B complex injections, I do not use these as I try and use oral human vitamins and such - easier to get than going to the vet and less injections to the goat. But that s...

Goats: LaMancha 3 year old, swollen knees, aspirin treatment
swollen knees, aspirin treatment, knee questions: Has she been tested for CAE? Unfortunately anytime after 2 or 3 years of age if goats are positive for CAE then that is when they will start to show the signs of the inflamed/swollen knees. If she tested negative it is possible she has a joint infection, but...

Goats: Large knots in udder, apple cider vinegar, vitimin c
apple cider vinegar, vitimin c, mother goat: HI Jay: Pink milk can be the result for small vessels in the teats bleeding - this can be from the doe not being used to being milked or from being milked too aggressively - or just tender teats - first time milkers sometimes do this because they are not...

Goats: nigerian goat 10 weeks old/Intoxication-induced hemolysis, red blood cells, water intoxication
red blood cells, water intoxication, iron tablet: Yes, especially the large amount you gave to a small breed of goat - it does sound like water induced hemolysis - would give vitamin K to stop the bleeding/rupture of the red blood cells and also give iron to create more red blood cells - vitamin K would be...

Goats: nutrition, purple loose strife, kid goats
purple loose strife, kid goats, vitamins and minerals: Thanks for the update. Glad the doe is better. Sorry about losing the two little guys. Re enterotoxemia , are you sure that is what it was? Did all have white to pale lower inner eyelids still? Generally cold milk should not bother kid goats, it can cause...

Goats: Old Buck, fuzzy face, old fellow
fuzzy face, old fellow, night answer: Sorry to hear about the old guy. But we all know it can happen. Re the Fuzzy Face I would go with the 3 cc as a first dose and then 1.5 to 2 cc twice a day after this. Re catching pneumonia, if a goat seems depressed/down/slow/not eating as they normally...

Goats: precocious udder, self sucker, bottle babies
self sucker, bottle babies, milker: Hi Betty: I had one self sucker a Royal PIA too - I tried taping her teats, tried using hobbles to no avail - :( I have not had one (she was my only one) take milk from the kids - she nursed her kids fine, BUT after they were weaned and I was milking her.....

Goats: Pygmy Goat, male goat, pygmy goat
male goat, pygmy goat, baby goat: Call in advance, Buchheit may have it.. so should MFA - tractor supply carries it as well - even your smaller feed stores.. Family center also carries it.. they may have the generic but like I said, as long as it is tylosin 200 NOW if they ONLY have tylan50...

Goats: Pygmy goats, pygmy goat, pygmy goats
pygmy goat, pygmy goats, double digits: HI Dianne; If the goat is in good health - not fat - not thin - eats well - not been down with heavy wormload - no other physical or health issues, good rule of thumb is once they hit the double digits (10yrs or older) time to retire them from kidding....

Goats: Re: Convo, baby goats, baby goat
baby goats, baby goat, heart frame: Hi there - good to hear from you - we re good here - had a doe kid late in the season so have two more newborns to raise - just 7 days old right now - busy, busy. Re livestock vets, unfortunately most of these vets still don t know anything about goats -...

Goats: RE: Weak kid, fuzzy face, system malfunction
fuzzy face, system malfunction, being cold: I think I had said before my regimen was the oral selenium, D and E once and then a second day and possibly a third day. For her age the amount of selenium/D/E would be 750 mcg (not quite 1 mg) plus 500 of the E and 400 of the D. Since she is improving I...

Goats: sick kids, red blood cells, liver fluke
red blood cells, liver fluke, signs of anemia: Wow! Okay, so you have been using Fenbendazole oral horse paste wormer at three times the animal s weight given once a week for three weeks, correct? I have read articles where Ivomec does work and then again does not. The liver description sounds like...

Goats: weak kid, liverfluke, biosponge
liverfluke, biosponge, sweet hope: Hi there - sounds like you are doing everything for the weak doeling - I might also add selenium with vitamin E and D as this could be partially selenium deficiency which can occur in starving animals. So glad the penicillin is working for the others...

Goats: weak kid, kid goats, biosponge
kid goats, biosponge, winter thanks: Would give her iron for energy. Re the selenium did you add the D and E with it? Also re the selenium for kid goats I give it once then again the second day and possibly a third day. If you can get some high fat product down her that might also help - milk...

Goats: weak kid, liver fluke, nova scotia canada
liver fluke, nova scotia canada, kid question: HI Barry , :) Thank you (BabyGirl) I miss her so.. Looks like you are coming up with some good ideas.. (Our idea on the baby walker didn t work as you could see in her story.. and she was not happy with me ) it will take awhile.. I d switch to the Ivomec...

Goats: what's wong with my goat, follicle stimulating hormones, water blister
follicle stimulating hormones, water blister, false pregnancy: HI Glen, It IS possible for a doe to come into a false pregnancy but is there ANY chance she was bred sometime in late Feb or early March? Goats can be bred through a fence - I know.. I have had it happen.. ALSO, A lopsided udder can be caused by kids nursing...

Goats: young doe straining to pee, loose minerals, umbilical hernia
loose minerals, umbilical hernia, retaining water: Hi Karen, Is it possible that this was a premature birth? perhaps the urinary tract was malformed or wasnt formed well enough. it sounds to me like there was a variety of problems with the kids, possibly the mother. The navel infection is normal however...

Goats: 3 month old pygmy goat, pygmy goat, thigh muscles
pygmy goat, thigh muscles, high fever: Sounds like he has joint ill/infection into the joints. What antibiotics is he currently on? Any other medications he is currently on? Would go with penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds - going a little higher/not less; would double the dose for first dose and...

Goats: 4 new goats, one is the outcast, fainting goats, protein feed
fainting goats, protein feed, intact males: Hi Julia, sorry for the late reply. To check for worms you can check the eye lid color and the gum color. If they are pink they are healthy, if that are pale of grey, they have worms. This is because worms cause goats, or any animal for that matter to...

Goats: broken horn, vitamin b complex, horse fly
vitamin b complex, horse fly, broken horn: Thanks for the updates. I usually use a wire saw/camping type saw and that usually works well. If not, you may need to use something like horse hoof nippers - these usually easy snap off the left over horn no matter how thick it is. Do hope this helps -...

Goats: Cause of death bleeding after birth, goat farming, baby goat
goat farming, baby goat, bleeding after birth: Hello Priscilla, you have dont nothing wrong here. My first thought is a premature birth, or birthing problems. Were you with her when she kidded? If she had a difficult birth and was bleeding internally that would kill her. However, blood after giving...

Goats: founder, goat world, ventura county area
goat world, ventura county area, female goat: Hi Linda. As far as dosages go it depends on how much the doe weighs. For a standard size doe the 15 ml sounds about right. Goats have a fast metabolism so the dosages need to be substantial. The inward facing hoofs is severe from the sounds of it. It...

Goats: Fuzzy Face, impregnable fortress, fuzzy face
impregnable fortress, fuzzy face, bottle baby: So great to hear about Ms. Fuzzy Face - nice job, actually, great job! Always nice to hear from folks who have gotten your goats and know they are doing well and have a great home. I have a day off of work today so it s putting 3 week old kids down at the...

Goats: Fuzzy Face, alpha tocopheryl acetate, iu vitamin
alpha tocopheryl acetate, iu vitamin, sodium selenite: Did you give her the vitamin D at the same time with the E and the selenium injections? I might add zinc, copper (1200 ppm for adult goats), vitamin C, calcium, biotin - these all help with muscle strength - what do you have on hand/available to you? I usually...

Goats: goat losing hair, oral drench, adult goats
oral drench, adult goats, stomach worms: Re the selenium/E/D - we use human selenium (200 mcg dose tablets) along with human vitamin E (1000 IU) and D capsules (800 IU). The dosing for adult goats is ten of the 200 mcg tablets crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, and to that add all the...

Goats: dosage of zimecterin for goats?, sodium lauryl ether sulfate, cocamide dea
sodium lauryl ether sulfate, cocamide dea, tea tree oil: The Zimectrin dose is found by using two times the body weight of the goat. But with kid goats you really can t figure that out directly as the measurement on the plunger starts at 250 pounds. As an example, a 100 pound goat would use the dose at 250 on...

Goats: milk problem, corn leaf, selenium deficiency
corn leaf, selenium deficiency, ketosis: Thank you for the information. It is possible she could have a ketosis, which is a lack in sugar and that causes buildup of ketones in the goat s system and this can cause illness and lack of milk production. Giving the doe extra sugar, such as molasses...

Goats: Nutrition - treats, absoutly, nigerians
absoutly, nigerians, gourds: Hi Rick, Absoutly! After Halloween I let children visit my farm with their pumpkins and gourds to feed my goats. They can eat any part of the pumpkin. Some of my Nigerians don t care for the guts of the pumpkin though. If your goats are the same just...

Goats: My Possibly Pregnant Doe
Hey Maddy, Well, while I have never had a buck successfully bred a doe until they are past 3 months, they do become fertile and able breed a doe at 7 weeks. If you have a particular buck who is showing breeding interest then its possible shes bred. its...

Goats: Super weak kid, floppy kid syndrome, normal heart rate
floppy kid syndrome, normal heart rate, little doe: Hi tiffiny, I feel for you here. Its always hard when you loose animals, especially when you work so hard to keep them well. My best advise is as follows: There is an old wives tell that my grandmother taught me, if you stick your finger in the kids...

Goats: teat is swollen and lots of milk, mastitis, udder
mastitis, udder, goat: hello ted, I would first try and have one of the kids switch over to the second teat. If you can get the kid to suck on it and keep nursing from it then the problem is resolved. kids for some reason pick a favorite teat. Just correct the same kid each time....

Goats: teet, pinicillin, mastitis treatment
pinicillin, mastitis treatment, teat: The plug in the teat may not have come out. Try pulling it out by placing your first finger on one side of the teat and your thumb on the other side gently pull at the top of the teat. The plug is very small and granular. If that doesn t work try and milk...

Goats: u/c, ammonium chloride, potassium citrate
ammonium chloride, potassium citrate, e mail: Please read my most recent e-mail - would like to talk more about this and who diagnosed this as UC. You can also call me too if you d like - cel phone is 360-742-8310 - if I don t answer immediately I will get right back to you - thanks - Donna PS As...

Goats: u/c, urinary calculi, potassium citrate
urinary calculi, potassium citrate, concentrated lemon juice: Thanks for the update. Is this a doe goat? Does generally never get urinary calculi as their system can take any ratio of calcium to phosphorus. How old is the goat? I would think a diagnosis of urinary tract infection may be a better diagnosis as doe goats...

Goats: wormer
Thanks for the update. Injectable ivermectin really does not work well on goats and indeed can be toxic to the fetus. Sounds great about your own herd - nice job. You are going to be busy this season. I have cut back to just breeding 7 does this breeding...

Goats: worming
If you see worms in the poop, its probably tape worms. Panacure is best used for this. Safegaurd works too. Panacure is used for tapes and is safe for use in pregnant goats. Ivermectin is safe for pregnant does. the injectable is better given as a...

Goats: Yearling Boer Grind teeth, carrot pieces, vitamin b complex
carrot pieces, vitamin b complex, grinding teeth: Thanks for all the info. What exactly is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever. How long has he been grinding his teeth? Grinding of the teeth indicates he is in pain. Do wild animals have access to their pasture? I would start him...

Goats: 10 month old goat
So she has stood to be bred by the buck each time? Had you seen her in a regular estrus/heat cycle before the January time frame (as the breeding cycle starts in August)? Is she up to date on selenium/E/D supplementation? If a doe is selenium deficient,...

Goats: Baby male goat urinary problem
Hi there - this could be a defect in the urethra. It could have been caused from a birth injury. Did the kid come out in an other than normal way, or was it breach and did you have to pull hard for it? Was this a multiple birth and if so how many other...

Goats: baby nanny
Is that .5 cc which is one half cc or is it really 0.05 cc? If 0.05 cc then that is not enough at all to treat for pneumonia. Usually I start a newborn with 1 cc of penicillin and then go to the half cc twice a day. Prednisone is a bit strong for newborns....

Goats: Birthing
Is this her first kidding? Can you feel another kid inside of her on either side? To answer your question, the second kid should come within 30 minutes, after that it usually indicates there is an issue with the kidding. Has she passed her placenta yet? Sometimes...

Goats: Breed Options
Hi there - you are correct that goats certainly make a good companion for a horse. And, the key is finding a friendly, non agressive goat, without horns. Bottle raised wethers (castrated male goats) are indeed a good way to go. But with that said a doe/female...

Goats: Cold Weather
It certainly sounds like a cozy place and one that will keep them out of wind chill. With the info you have given me it sounds like they should be able to tolerate the cold. If possible feed them hay/alfalfa this evening as when the rumen is working it helps...

Goats: Just went through a difficult delivery
I am sorry for the loss. Unfortunately there just are not enough competent goat veterinarians around - that is a reason that 28 years ago my daughter and I began learning everything we could about goats and then started helping others. The main key to knowing...

Goats: doe down
. Please call 3607428310. Am away from internet. Just got home so had not heard from you and figured I would send a response. Does she have a sweet sickly smell to her breath? What feed regimen is she on/is she on alfalfa? Grinding teeth indicates...

Goats: doeling not thriving
What color are her lower inner eyelids? Has she been tested for CAE? Any cough or runny nose that you have noticed? Is her poop regular pellets? If her lower inner eyelids are light pink to white then she is anemic and probably this is due to barber pole...

Goats: follow up on doe w/ bloody urine
Thanks for the update. It s possible she has a urinary tract/kidney infection - the symptoms fit this. It may take 2 or 3 days before you see improvement. You can double the antibiotics for one or two days to try to get a hold on the infection. Would keep...

Goats: my goat
Thanks for the update. Did you have a chance to check the color of her lower inner eyelids? Also are they up on hoof trimming? I would at least start her on human oral selenium - you use ten of the 200 mcg (normal dosage) tablets crushed and dissolved...

Goats: goat with blood
Is this bright red blood or darker blood? If the doe is pregnant this could be the start of a miscarriage. The other possibility is that she has a urinary tract infection. Are her pelvic ligaments intact? Had she been in with the buck for a long period...

Goats: My goat Callie
Thanks for the update. Glad Callie is doing better. Only issue I see is that two antibiotics at the same time cancel each other out - my choice is always penicillin. Many vets do not understand that giving two antibiotics at once cancels their effects,...

Goats: goat coughing
Thanks for the update. Re the Ivermectin pour on, I advise against this as it is made for sheep and cattle with tougher hides. Goats have a much faster metabolism so it is possible for the ivermectin not to work and also cause intestinal issues. With that...

Goats: goat health
Thanks for the update. What was their temperature measurement? What color is the diarrhea? The light color inner lower eyelids could indicate anemia from worms, specifically the barber pole worm, which has a different treatment than regular worms. Or...

Goats: goat lumps
Is the skin or the hair white? It is in the loose skin behind the front legs? Have you given subcu vaccinations there? Is it hard or can you squeeze it or roll it? Is the goat otherwise eating and drinking well? No other lumps or bumps anywhere else on the...

Goats: Goats
Hi there - sorry for the delay in answering. Calf Manna (a calf starter pellet) works very well for all kid goats - this is high in protein and other vitamins and a Nigerian Dwarf goat would only need 1/4 cup a day to start with, working up to 1/2 cup by...

Goats: GOATS
Sounds like she has a pneumonia or other infection. Would start on penicillin injectable - intramuscular injection into the thigh muscle given at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight with the first dose given at twice that dose (available at feed/farm stores) - use...

Goats: My goats are bullying each other
So the adult/pygmy doe who has horns and the wether (castrated male) are bullying the younger doe? Bullying unfortunately is a goat thing. About the only thing you can do outside of making a separate pen for the doe who is getting bullied is to put at...

Goats: goats and freezing weather
Would say the two young Nigerian Dwarf wethers absolutely need a better place to stay out of the weather and try to stay warm. Any chance they can be in building? I would also suggest the older goats be kept in a building too. Igloos and dog houses just...

Goats: hoof rot
Would see if he can get the horse wormer fenbendazole to treat for the liver flukes - are the inner eyelids light color to white? Would start on vitamin B complex and vitamin D - triple the human dosage, along with probiotics daily for at least 10 days....

Goats: Mysterious Death
Doubt rabies if they are in a barn - no rabid animals could get in most likely. If they are in a barn it is possible this is a fungal pneumonia. Is there good venting in the barn? Are the goats allowed outside during the day? Do you have any rodents such...

Goats: pneumonia
Agrimycin is oxytetracycline and that is good to use if the penicillin is not helping as this pneumonia sounds more like a fungal pneumonia, and not bacterial. Dosage should be 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight either once a day or every other day for 7 days...

Goats: pregnant pygmyw poss. dead fetus
Would take a temperature if you can - anything over 102.5 would be a fever and that would indicate an infection, which could be an intrauterine infection. Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Sounds like she has dropped on the sides which usually happens within...

Goats: Pygmy breeding
Were the photos stamped by you at the birth or did you purchase the goats from someone else? What exact age were these doelings? Were the kid goats born full term and/or alive? To answer your question about the age a doe goat can become pregnant, that...

Goats: pygmy goat keeps falling
Is she eating well? What color are her lower inner eyelids? What feed regimen is she on and how much is she eating? What does her poop look like? Is she coughing at all? Any nasal discharge? This could be a persistent pneumonia or it could be selenium...

Goats: pygmy goat preg w dead fetus
So sorry to hear. Yes, you are correct about goats and having just hours sometimes. Many times too goats don t show symptoms as quickly of illness and so it is hard to catch them early on in an illness. Weather can also easily cause illness in goats. Take...

Goats: PYGMY GOAT PREGNANCY
Did you see the placenta? Is she otherwise eating and drinking, peeing and pooping well? To answer your question, it is possible, although rare, for a doe to miscarry two kids and still be pregnant with another kid. Is her udder filling up? Can you feel...

Goats: sick goat
Any foam at her mouth? What is her temperature? Is she eating her hay and grain? Do you see any mold in either her grain or her hay? Is she drinking water for you? Is she peeing and pooping? Is there any diarrhea: The eyes moving side to side are usually...

Goats: Sore Mouth in Goats
Are you bottle raising the kids or did you allow them to nurse on the does? If the kid goats are nursing from a positive Soremouth doe then they most likely will have an immunity to soremouth virus and therefore should not get it. But, you are saying that...

Goats: Temperature
If the goats are otherwise healthy and have a good coat of hair on them, and there are a number of them in there to provide extra warmth to each other, they could possibly do okay into the teens, and possibly into higher single digits. Feeding them a high...

Goats: update on doe bleeding
Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear but good to know what was going on. Yes, I would continue with antibiotics for 5 more days to be sure we cover her for a possible uterine infection. Most often when they abort a fetus all other fetuses are aborted too...

Goats: Vaginal prolapse
Vaginal prolapses can be genetic or they can be due to selenium deficiency (selenium strengthens muscles in the goat). Stitching the vulva up is advised if the vaginal walls are literally falling out of the vulva. A doe usually cannot kid without help...

Goats: wether with diarrhea
Thanks for the info. Sounds like it is just digestive upset which you can treat with pepto bismol and probiotics. You are more than welcome to use the oral antibiotics just in case. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 days for digestive upset diarrhea to subside...

Goats: Bloated Goat
Thanks for the update. Is the poop really a diarrhea then and not pellets? The temperature to be accurate needs to be taken rectally. What is the weather like in your area - looking to see if the weather is wet or cold. Bloat can certainly cause the...

Goats: Blood in urin
Thanks for the update. The feed analysis has a good 2:1 to 3:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio which certainly helps keep urinary calculi away. The symptoms then sound like they indicate a urinary tract infection. Would suggest starting Harley on oral antibiotics...

Goats: Boer Goat just not himself today.
I think the B complex was a good move. I would take his temp again and continue to keep an eye on him. Sometimes they can have a temp that high normally and it isn t a problem. Obviously there isn t much else you can do treatment-wise at this time. Either...

Goats: breeding age of goats
It depends on the general health and lumbar score and past functioning/gives healthy kids. Generally I would say by about age 10 a buck goat will begin to decline - they generally do not live as long as does or wethers because of the strain on their system....

Goats: contact crying
I would bet that she is in heat. The tail wagging is called flagging. Some of them need a buck around to get worked up, but others don t. It should go away in a day or two. If you want to breed her, write the date on your calendar and be ready to take her...

Goats: Cough in young female boar goat
Coughing in goats can come from eating dusty and moldy hay, or indeed eating too fast, but this generally is not a consistent cough, just once in a while. Where are you located? This is possibly lung worm, which can be treated. Re the poop, the big blob...

Goats: Doe with diarrhea
Is the diarrhea still brown? Any foam or mucous in the diarrhea? Pepto is 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight every 4 to 6 hours for at least two doses and more as needed. She certainly could have a bacterial enteritis for which oral antibiotics can help....

Goats: Doeling
Most lumps are either an abscess, either infected or CL, or a cyst. Overnight development usually indicates an abscess. How large is the lump? A beginning abscess can easily be soft/swollen at the beginning. Something could have stuck her in the area -...

Goats: doeling
Much less likely if she is weaned. (I guess I was thinking of my goats, whose mothers sometimes won t wean them and whose granddaughters even nurse from them.) I would then suspect abscess. I have seen them in the neck where they go more inward than outward....

Goats: Goat Breeding
We all have our favorite breeds because of certain breed characteristics. We raise the Oberhasli breed of dairy goat and have for 28 years - they are quiet, mellow, easy to handle, give milk that does not have a goaty taste to it. That is what made us choose...

Goats: Goat Passing Blood
Sounds like a very bad urinary tract infection. Many times an oral antibiotic will help. Do u have any currently? Let me know. Donna added information Sorry, I was on the road so could not answer as much as I wanted. For urinary or kidney infection...

Goats: Goats
First off, what are the goat s symptoms that you think you need to use something like promethazine? Secondly, acetaminophen is not good for goats, so would not use this type of medication on a goat. Please let me know what the goat s symptoms are and perhaps...

Goats: Harley
Thanks for the update. Every goat has coccidia in its poop and generally it does not bother the goat - if the poop becomes green diarrhea then it should be treated. We use Corid (a powder) or Sulmet (a liquid) and these work much better and easier than amprolium....

Goats: Laying down a lot
Thanks for the info/update. Glad he seems better. Re the poop being clumped sometimes - this can be due to worms - I generally start worming kid goats at 8 weeks of age - I use a regimen with oral horse wormers - Zimectrin and Safeguard types - these...

Goats: momma goat
All of the above items are fine for the kids too/will not hurt them. The not eating and drinking can certainly happen when the doe is in labor, but the greenish nose discharge is concerning. If this is pneumonia and the doe gets worse this could make her...

Goats: RE: Doe with diarrhea
So the diarrhea is still just brown? Dose is 1/2 cup per 50 to 75 pounds body weight every 2 to 4 hours - but usually three doses starts to help the diarrhea. Neomycin is really only for E. coli - if the diarrhea was white, then that would be E. coli. It...

Goats: Skin problem
About how big is this patch? Any drainage or liquid at the patch or around it? Is the area painful to touch? Is the area soft/spongy feeling to touch? This could be an abscess area that popped by itself and is starting to heal but could still be causing...

Goats: Straining
Sounds like he has a huge case of roundworms. Both Zimectrin and Safeguard generally take care of the roundworms. Yup, I agree it is gross - but glad the worms are dying and coming out. I might think he would not be eating much as he probably does not...

Goats: Sudden death
Is it just one puncture? Could it be snake bite? If they were stressed I would expect to see other signs.how is the third goat doing? If another one dies, I would suggest getting to vet immediately for a necropsy. That would help determine if it is pre existing...

Goats: 2 mos old African Pygmy goat
Thanks for the update. At her age and size she should be on about 1 cup of a pelleted grain with 12 to 14% protein. Pasture is fine. She could be hungry due to worms or she is lacking enough fat in her diet. Would suspect wo ms first. Would suggest using an...

Goats: 5 month old pygmy goat
Thanks for the update. If the goat was in the house, then that might be why he was warm. So, from that I might say not to worry currently, just watch that he continues to eat and drink well. Usually the first sign of an infection/fever would be that the...

Goats: Arthritis
I like aspirin the best. I use one 325 mg human aspirin per 75 to 100 pounds given every 4 to 6 hours as needed. This can be long term. The key for aspirin is to crush the aspirin tablets and dissolve in a little hot water, cooled and given as an oral drench...

Goats: Deworming pregnant goats
Hi there - because we are on pasture I deworm every 2 months. I use both Safeguard and Zimectrin, which are oral horse wormers. You start with one, does not matter which, and then switch to the other wormer in 2 months, then switch back and forth every 2...

Goats: goat ate glove
How old is the goat? If it is a kid there may be a complication. If it is a 1 year or older goat the glove should come through either in pieces or a whole piece without issues. You might want to give some mineral oil to help move things along a little faster....

Goats: goat ate glove
How old is the goat? If it is a kid there may be a complication. If it is a 1 year or older goat the glove should come through either in pieces or a whole piece without issues. You might want to give some mineral oil to help move things along a little faster....

Goats: goat bleeding
Thanks for the update. Copper toxicity is possible but it takes a huge amount of copper, and the blocks are fine for goats, unless of course the goat ate the block all by itself. If you can would take a temp. Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever and that...

Goats: Goat shivering, hunched, hair loss on neck
The symptoms could indicate a number of possibilities. One is an infection, another is anemia, another is selenium deficiency, another is worms, and possibly other ones. Some questions for you. You said she is eating normally. Is she drinking normally?...

Goats: my goat's tit got infected by an unsterilized needle
To start with never, ever stick a needle into a teat - don t know where that site is on the internet but that person is totally wrong. With that said, this certainly sounds like a very bad infection. The good thing about the udder is that the sides are...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf doe, seems ill
Can anyone bring you some antibiotics from the feed store? I would still give her some aspirin, but if you cannot get antibiotics, she will die. If it were me, I would try giving the cephalexin. The dosage is 10 mg/22 lbs. Can you figure that out with what...

Goats: Pygmy goat kidding
I generally give only 20 minutes of hard pushing before helping. Breech kids, which is what this sounds like, often prolongs kidding. If you feel she has another kid inside I would wash up and go in and get the baby out. When you pull out also pull down...

Goats: Sick granny goat
Thanks for the update. Re cdt this should be given at 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months of age at a dose of 1 cc and then starting at a year and every year thereafter is 2 cc. Hope this helps. Let me know if the benadryl worked. Thanks, Donn...

Goats: 5 yr old nubian/high repsiration/lump right side front of barrel
The lump may or may not be part of the high respirations/breathing hard. Does he look bloated at all, especially on the left side? How big is the hard lump? Does it move at all? Do you have any other goats that might have hit him hard? When he eats does any...

Goats: Buck goat down
Re the Pancur it also must be given at 3 times the goat s body weight for correct dosing, and then given once a week for three weeks. That should take care of possible meningeal worm. Re selenium, dosing for selenium deficiency for a 9 month old goat is...

Goats: diareah
Powdered colostrum works fine. In kid goats, brown diarrhea is usually bacterial infection or just digestive upset. I would give her pepto bismol at one tablespoon per 10 pounds body weight now and again in 4 hours. This usually helps with digestive upset...

Goats: feeding pygmy goats
Green potato peelings can be toxic - these contain cyanide - and too much can poison a goat, this can also build up in their system. Regular potato peelings should be okay, it is just the green parts/ones that should not be given. Also, overindulgence in...

Goats: goat not eating and just not acting right
Have you taken her temp? Anything over 102.5 is a fever. The fever is from an infection. Is her stomach bloated looking at all? Is she peeing and pooping. Did you just change feeds? What type of grain are you feeding? Any new/different food? Because...

Goats: Goat pregnancy
sorry for the delayed response. How many days along is she? Goats can go up to 160 days sometimes without issues. The main key is have her pelvic ligaments gone and have her sides dropped? If a goat is in active hard labor then I give her 20 minutes to...

Goats: M.E. BUCK
Thanks for the update. He could still have an infection that keeps him weak. Would do another round of antibiotics - if you tried penicillin before would switch to oxytetracycline - was the previous antibiotic given intramuscularly? The clicking sound can...

Goats: pneumonia
Sorry, I have never heard of Resfler. What antibiotics did you use? If this is a bacterial pneumonia penicillin works best, if it is a fungal pneumonia then oxytetracycline works best. If it is pneumonia then it should have improved symptoms within 2 to...

Goats: pneumonia
The Resflur should take care of any fungal/mycoplasm pneumonia. This pneumonia could just be a chronic bacterial pneumonia. Along with the penicillin I would increase vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc for her to help strengthen her immune system. Re the congestion...

Goats: pneumonia
I worked on Christmas Day, but that s okay family not around - we had celebrated early - so worked out well. Hope yours was good. Glad the doe is better. Would either stick to the pen g or change to an LA200 to cover for possible fungal pneumonia, for another...

Goats: Pregnant Doe
The only time a goat should/needs to be treated for coccidia is if that animal has green diarrhea. All goats have a small amount of coccidia in their systems all the time. Generally the only goats who have a hard time with controlling the coccidia numbers...

Goats: Question
So sorry to hear of the losses. Of course the very cold temperatures you are having certainly can add to illness and weakness in a goat s immune system. Do the goats have a shelter they sleep under at night? The first illnesses that come to mind with pregnant...

Goats: Re: Goats & Kale
HI there - yes, Happy Holiday! Great to hear from you. I understand about missing Migi - I still think of goats long passed away and shed a tear - it s because we loved them so - but, that was a good thing for us because they loved us back. Kale contains...

Goats: Selenium O.D.
Thanks for the update. Not coccidia, that would only be an issue if he had green diarrhea. Are we sure he was not injured? This is sounding more like a neurologic issue as from an injury to the back/spine. Could put him on some homeopathic remedies for...

Goats: swollen udder
Thanks for the update. The swollen vagina with the viscous type discharge sounds like she is either in heat or ready to kid. Have you had her tested for CAE? CAE can cause a hard udder, but usually this does not occur until after the doe has kidded. Did...

Goats: amniotic fluid loss?
Sorry for the delay in answering. The liquid certainly can be amniotic fluid - especially with multiples or large kids they can actually have torn the placental wall and amniotic fluid can be leaking. Are her pelvic ligaments gone? It is possible she is...

Goats: baby boer goat
HI Shawna, I am SO sorry I never got an email alert for this message - I just now saw this. What have you been feeding this baby in the bottle? How much and how often? Feeding too much or feeding milk replacer can cause this type of reaction - baby goats...

Goats: baby goat born in very cold weather
You need to take his rectal temperature.. stick your finger like I said, into corn syrup or molasses and directly into the mouth.. is his mouth cold or warm? What do you have in the bottle? is it warm enough? it take a lot of patience, ALSO has he pooped?...

Goats: Baby Goat Diarrhea
HI Brittaney, 8 days old I highly doubt it is cocci - most likely in this case it is e-coli and or feed scours- or a combination of both - I would treat him for e-coli myself.. I would also change his diet to just regular whole cow milk and nix the buttermilk...

Goats: baby goat eye
Is there any inflammation seen when you open the eyelids? Is there any discharge around the eyes? Two items are most likely happening. One is that he has an eye infection - for this would treat with NFZ puffer (many feed/farm stores carry this now) - this...

Goats: CAE
More LA200 can t hurt and indeed it could help. You can give him Benadryl or you can also certainly use an asthma puffer. Is he running a fever today? You can also use vitamin D to help with immune system help. If he is not drinking then electrolytes to...

Goats: Death of a goat
HI Lani, Forgive my tardiness answering you, the storms knocked out my power. I am So very sorry for your loss.. that is the only thing I hate about raising goats- losing them.. She sounds like she is in terrific mourning - I have had them do this and ...

Goats: dog attack/pygmy goat
Hi there - give me a call at 360-742-8310 and I can give you specifics - I m on my way to work and have my bluetooth on - if I don t hear from you by the time I get to work I will e-mail you information. In the house in a small kennel is a great idea to...

Goats: goat abusing one another
Hi Bob, If the doe got side-blasted by another goat it could happen. There are other reasons though for abortion. Were you there at kidding? It may be the babies were born and first time mom didn t know what to do.. leaving them without cleaning the face...

Goats: goat cant stand and has soft poop
Whata color is the diarrhea? If it is yellow it is enterotoxemia. If white it is E. coli. If it is green it is coccidiosis. What is his temperature? Is he being bottle raised? Did his mom have a CDT toxoid vaccination prior to kidding? Let me know - give...

Goats: Goat Nutrition
Sounds like you have been busy - I just had the first kid born here yesterday. A good grass hay generally has only 9 to 10% protein - this is a good maintenance hay for most all goats. And grass hay generally has a higher scratch factor than many other hays...

Goats: My Goat is Pregnant
HI MattiB, Congratulations! Some does do get a bit unfriendly when time is near.. Here are the signs of early labor: Typical Signs of Early Labor (Not necessarily in order): Appears restless, shys away from herd Eyes glossy or luminous...

Goats: My Goat is Pregnant
HI Matti, If this is a first time mom, I think I would make every effort to be there when she kids - there are issues to worry about, mal-positioned kids that will not easily be born without help, new moms sometimes have kids and walk away not really knowing...

Goats: goat urinary calculi
HI Chris, Symptoms are straining to pee, dribbling , no urine flow, stretching the belly, kicking at the belly, possible blood in the urine and/or under belly big for it s normal size. Many folks see UC and think the goat may be constipated- Urinary Calculi...

Goats: goats premature births
HI Jack, I m sorry for your losses. There are many reasons for does to abort - I have an article on the subject that explains many of the causes for late gestation abortion in goats on my website here: http://goat-link.com/content/view/126/127 . Being...

Goats: grain requirements
Had some snow here but goats liked it - crazy goats! Okay so for a pregnant doe they should get 5 to 6% of their body weight in feed a day and of that 2/3 in hay and 1/3 in grain. The only item is that for pregnant does in their last 4 weeks of pregnancy...

Goats: hurt leg on week old goat
HI, Forgive me for answering late - I just now saw this post Some kids have contracted tendons - if you can put a splint on it, it will most likely help it get stronger. Typically this happens at newborn age, maybe the previous owners did nothing...

Goats: miscarriage
Sorry for the loss. What did the fetus (was this one fetus or did she have two miscarries) look like? Any necrosis/breakdown of the skin? So she has not passed her placenta yet? Is she passing any blood or other discharge? If she is passing discharge still...

Goats: mucus in stool
Is she eating and drinking well? Is she pooping and peeing well? Is the poop regular pellets? To answer your question about mucous in the stool, it usually indicates digestive issues/upsets. This can be caused by worms, bacterial infection, or just a...

Goats: older pygmy goat with sore front legs
Do her legs look arthritic? Are the knees/carpal joints swollen? Do the legs feel hot to touch? Is she running a fever (anything over 102.5 is a fever/would indicate an infection)? Is she eating a high protein grain, more so than she has in the past? Are...

Goats: pneumonia
Thanks for the info. Normal temp is 100 to 102.5. The low temp usually indicates the body systems are working hard and the fact that he is not eating also keeps his temp low. Getting some food into him should help. The gas could be coming from him getting...

Goats: Pneumonia
No one s fault, indeed. Antibiotics would not have obstipated or constipated him. Could have been plain constipation and since his immune system was down he caught pneumonia. Whenever a goat has less than normal poop amount I treat with mineral oil assuming...

Goats: Re: Henry & Henrietta
So good to hear from you. You are right about chickens not being high maintenance. Not much you have to do for them. Especially those on the islands are fairly self sufficient. But with that said, they do know when there is a good home for them. Glad...

Goats: Re: Iggy female goat
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately a veterinarian will have to do the castration, but it is fairly easy and quick to do. But a buck can become extremely aggressive and hurt people as well as any other goats around. Would not want to see the kid goats killed....

Goats: Ready to SCREAM!
Thanks for the update. Even with no coughing or raspy breaths they can still easily have pneumonia. Re the selenium, yes you can use Bo-Se injectable except that vitamin D (sunshine) is needed for both to work and especially during the winter there is just...

Goats: Sheltering goats
HI Joe, How many are you thinking of getting? For fun or commercial? Meat goats? Dairy goats? pet goats? Fiber goats? What s your setup going to be like? How far from the house will the barn be? Where will the goats be (before going to the barn) in a...

Goats: sick goat
Mineral oil - human type - is a great start - give 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight now, then again in 2 hours and then again in 4 hours (if he has started pooping and/or lost some of his bloat you can hold on the 4 hour dosing). 20 minutes after giving...

Goats: very sick goat kid
HI Bert I need MUCH more information before I can even begin to be able to figure out what may be wrong. I need to know, his rectal temperature, what he eats for solid food and how often and if he still nurses his mom or gets a bottle, if he gets a bottle...

Goats: urinary problem
Hi Rita, I m sorry to hear this - Sounds like probable Urinary Calculi, this boy needs a vet as soon as you can.. no antibiotics will help this. If he does not get Vet care his bladder may burst which would be fatal- many times a UC stone can be worked...

Goats: Whitedischargefromnose
HI Anne, Wormload can give goats a snotty nose and cough - the white discharge with a normal rectal temp is most likely not pneumonia- although I would keep an eye on the rectal temp just in case as temps can vary through the day - are the goats locked...

Goats: 3 month old glazed eyed head bobbing
Hi Rick, Yeah the vets aren t too hot on using it much .. it IS a corticosteroid, but in some cases.. it is the best thing.. I m thinking had it been polio it would be over by now as well.. doesn t really sound like listeriosis now but the choices are...

Goats: 9 day old kid with fever and wheezing
HI Kerry, You are more than welcome.. glad to see things are looking up .. keep me posted on how she does.. sounds positive :) I am sure he showed you how to stomach tube her while you were there? for a reminder here is my link on how to tube a baby goat-...

Goats: baby goat breating funny
Sorry for the delay in answering. He most likely has a pneumonia. Would start him on 1/2 cc of penicillin injectable (intramuscular in the rear thigh area/muscle) using a 22 gauge 3/4 inch length needle (penicillin and needles should be over the counter...

Goats: Baby goat and di methox
Thanks for the update. If there was no diarrhea then it was not coccidiosis. Sounds like the kid that passed had a fever and a pneumonia/shipping fever which would have needed penicillin to take care of (this is an over the counter injectable). Just the...

Goats: Baby Goat Disbudding Problems
It is not normal. It means that she was burned too long and developed some swelling. I have had this happen once in the distant past. Do you have any banamine? Or a baby aspirin? It is anti inflammatory. Hopefully the swelling will go down on its own fairly...

Goats: Baby goat just splays legs out, white muscle disease
white muscle disease: How old is this goat? My initial thought is white muscle disease. The treatment is vitamin E and selenium, or BoSe, which is a vet prescription. If it is not too late and no heart muscle damage was caused, one treatment can cure it. If you have a vet, call...

Goats: Boer Doe 3 months old
HI Rick, First of all SQ injections are fine in most cases so not to worry.. even my vet doesn t like to use IM IM injections. Not sure what you mean by this: (Was also told to cut the feed off because at 2 months they would eat over a lb each.) I...

Goats: breeding
HI Bob, Forgive my tardiness - there was some sort of glitch where I never received a notice of question pending here at AllExperts It depends on the breed of goat- some are what is known as seasonal breeders - some non seasonal - dairy goats for instance...

Goats: CAE
Hi there - if the buck had an open sore or injury on his penis and the doe had an open sore or wound in her cervix it is possible, most likely not probable, that the buck could contract CAE. It has not been proven that kids can get CAE from the placental...

Goats: CAE DOE .
Sorry for the delay. As to the doe with mastitis I usually advise penicillin first - 7 day dosing twice a day. Re the CAE positive doe - doubt her udder will ever soften up - I advise drying up and bottle raising the kids - re catching CAE - all the...

Goats: What could have caused this?
HI Teresa, I am SO Very Sorry you lost your doe and her kids - just about anything could have caused the kids to die en-utero - most likely the front kid that was difficult to remove was stopping up the works as she tried to deliver when she went into...

Goats: Cocci
You are More than welcome! Yes, Once you have them changed over - just milk according to the feeding schedule in my article IF it is easier for you to get evaporated milk - you can give them evaporated milk (NOT Sweetened condensed milk) cut with water...

Goats: Cocci in kid goats
HI Lauren, Wow that is very young to already have cocci :( Once they recover from the anemia they should be fine BUT that being said.. cocci damages the intestinal wall and the gut lining - absorption from nutrients will probably always be difficult -...

Goats: diarrhea
What color is the diarrhea? Has she had a change in feed regimen? If the diarrhea is brown it could just be a sign of stress with early labor/hormones kicking in. For this you can give her human peptobismol at 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight given as...

Goats: Dying doeling Goats
Thanks for the update. This sounds like enterotoxemia, which is caused by Clostridium C or D. In kid goats their immune system is not strong so they need a consistent source starting early on of the Clostridium toxoid, from whatever source you can get it...

Goats: Experienced doe not milking
Terri, Oh I m sorry It sounded like the kids last year were her only others - I think it s a good idea for the mastitis testing - and yes you are probably correct - Vitamin A deficiency Selenium deficiency Iodine deficiency Vitamin E deficiency...

Goats: Experienced doe not milking
HI Terri, Have you tested her for mastitis? Have you taken a rectal temp? I m thinking this is due to the infection caused by the retained placenta but I would see for sure that you are not dealing with a case of mastitis- you can do a home test CMT -...

Goats: My goat
HI David; Has she always been drinking mom s milk or at any time was she on milk replacer? 3 bottles a day is not enough bottles per day and you may be giving her too much at one time, better to give more bottles with less in them per feeding. I have a...

Goats: Goat with diarrhea, diarrhea; electrolytes
diarrhea; electrolytes: Here is a recipe for homemade electrolytes. If they have hot or warm water they are more likely to drink it. Greens are not the same as roughage. They need fibrous plants, bark, shrubs. Goats are not the greatest grass-eaters. Leaves are better. If they are...

Goats: Goat Not Drinking
He sounds definitely depressed/still in shock too. You can use Pulsatilla, a homeopathic medicine, for this - most supplement/natural food stores carry this. Five pellets dissolved in a little hot water given once and again in 2 hours and the following day...

Goats: Goat kid
Joe, My guess would be that he somehow got injured then. In the absence of other symptoms, this is most likely a spinal injury or, hopefully rear legs, which will somehow improve. I would give some banamine, or if you don t have that then aspirin or ibuprofen....

Goats: Goats
HI Mo, Depends on the size/age of the goat - I band at 6 months of age - (This is my article on castration - http://goat-link.com/content/view/20/87/ ) which is the optimal age for castration - I use about 1/3 of the vial, it holds approx 4ccs - and ...

Goats: do goats fight till the death?
HI Jenn, I don t know that you could say they fight to the death such as other animals who will have battles until one dies during that battle. What Can happen is she could get injured enough that it could cause her to die. Unfortunately.. when goats get...

Goats: himroid in goat
May have been caused by pushing with no success. Other than keeping the area clean, I would leave it alone with the expectation that it will go away. I would also give your vet a call. There is generally no charge for a phone call and s/he may have some good...

Goats: Kid urinating what looks like orange juice pulp
HI Catherine, The CD antitoxin is a good thing to have on hand.. I will say I am a firm believer in not using milk replacers - if you ever have issues with gut related illness in your bottle babies, please keep in mind to change them over to milk...

Goats: Lame goat
Thanks for the update. Sounds like protein is okay. Copper deficieny is many times incorrectly diagnosed as it is rare. Most likely with the symptoms of the hair coat that is usually selenium deficiency. A fishtail is not always indicative of copper deficiency....

Goats: Front Leg
HI Julie, It depends on how severe the injury- he could have twisted it and it is sore or he may have dislocated it - which if this is the case only a vet can tell you for sure. I would continue as you have and wait a couple days to see if there is an improvement....

Goats: just lost the strongest of my twin kids
HI Stephanie, I m SO very sorry . I need much more information on symptoms before she got sick and information on what happened when she died- : Was she dam fed? bottle fed? What was she eating? had she been ill? What was her rectal temp? What symptoms...

Goats: LOW TEMP
Thanks for the update. Might give him at least one dose of the tasvax as it has Clostridium toxoid in it and could help. Glad the temp is up and poop is hardening up. Since the scour med has oral antibiotics in it and he seems on the mend that should take...

Goats: Mastitis
HI there - certainly could be from over aggressive kids breaking small blood vessels. But adding the LA200 should take care of the possibility of mastitis and, yes, it usually works well for it. Dosing is 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight once a day for 5 to...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Thanks for the info. If the banding was not done correctly, it is possible he still has some testicular tissue that is creating more hormones. Re the homeopathic remedy, it is Pulsatilla, these are tiny pellets - you can purchase online or if you have...

Goats: oddbaby goat
Hi Marianne, I think your friend may be equating clumsy with weakness - I will bet the little guy is not getting his share of the milk from mom - that his sister is beating him to the punch and getting it all or most of it.. esp if he is smaller.. I would...

Goats: Overdue goat
First time kidders usually have only one kid. If the kid is on the left side (under the rumen) it is harder to feel/see. If the kid is in the right horn of the uterus then it is easier to see move on the right side. Re the pelvic ligaments - start about...

Goats: Pink Eye in goats
HI Rebecca, Pinkeye can be brought on by stress . . . stress from moving/transporting the goat, stress resulting from improper nutrition, stress caused by severe weather or dramatic weather changes, or stress arising from an underlying illness (abortion,...

Goats: Pregnant doe not eating much
Hi Erika, Typically the first thing that comes to mind with loss of appetite esp in this weird weather is pneumonia - it usually has other symptoms but it can be present without a cough or runny nose, it will show signs of scours and lack of interest...

Goats: rash/allergy/fungus
HI Teri: Forgive my tardiness - there was some sort of glitch where I never received a notice of question pending here at AllExperts until now Mites do live in straw so it could be mites. Or lice or weather related. To rule out external parasites, I...

Goats: Re: Henry & Henrietta
Sorry to hear. He could have a broken wing and/or internal injuries. He could also only be in shock. Making sure he has some food and water available to him could help. It totally depends how badly the dog injured him as to if he will survive or not. Hope...

Goats: several sick bottle babies
HI Nicole, IF yu have some robitussin expectorant (walmrt or walgreens) you can give him a tsp or 2 of this - it may help the congestion - how much tylan200 are you injecting? The dose I use is 1cc/25lbs - usually for small kids about 1/2cc - twice a day...

Goats: Very Sick Baby Nubian Goat
I think then that this could be ruled out.. :) Some times the ones who are going to die, have a good day just before they crash.. this is adults and babies alike - something to keep in mind for future years.. I have seen it happen in almost every case of...

Goats: sick goat, diarrhea
diarrhea: Sorry for the delay, been at work all day. Make sure she has lots of water. The blood is a little concerning. I would give kaolin pectin (or pepto bismol if that is what you have) to help firm up the stool. That and the deworming may solve the problem. Also,...

Goats: Sick goat
HI Matt: What did you deworm with? Weak back legs is a sign of severe anemia usually due to parasites - either wormload or coccidiosis- The best dewormer IMHO to use is Ivomec PLUS injected - the Plus part also takes care of liver fluke - I would also...

Goats: watery mattery eyes
It could be a simple cold or virus. I have had a number of goats getting cruddy eyes after kidding, but then it goes away. Just keep a close eye on them, make sure they continue to eat and drink. If you see worsening, it should be investigated. If their eyes...

Goats: weak kids twice now
Hi Tina, Awe, I am very sorry.. I have never heard of a selenium block - but typically yes selenium is the first thing to look at with weak kids at birth - Toxoplasmosis is another cause.. comes from cat poop - if the feed has been contaminated with...

Goats: 1 day old limp kid urgent
Did mom get BoSe the month before kidding? And fed grain and alfalfa for last two months of pregnancy? Those two things are the most important. Sometimes you just cannot prevent it though. I lost one last year; she was just too little and didn t have the spunk...

Goats: 3 month old with what we think is polio?
Yikes. The place on the ear is of concern. I wonder what is going on. I would use hot compresses on that and also put honey on it for healing. Use the penicillin rather than the LA-200, just in case it is listeria. But get some probiotics and give those daily...

Goats: baby goat will not eat
What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever and an infection. Did you dip his cord in iodine after his birth? What type of nipple do you use? Many goat kids don t like the lamb nipples (black) but the Pritchard teats (yellow band/red...

Goats: Disbudding infection?, scurs, disbudding
scurs, disbudding, infection: It looks like if there are scurs they will be small and not be a problem. Often they just fall off or get knocked off. I usually just spray some blue-kote on scurs or a minor wound like this. It should heal without a problem. It may be a minor infection, but...

Goats: GOAT IN CHICKEN FEED
Thanks for the update. Yes on the mineral oil amount. Glad she has diarrhea as that generally indicates there may not be any obstipation. Would see how she is tomorrow and if still diarrhea would not give any more mineral oil. Would not stomach tube as...

Goats: goat with diarrhea
Sounds like this is just digestive upset, especially if the diarrhea is a brown color. If not brown, let me know for a different remedy. Feed changes can certainly bring on diarrhea so would start her on peptobismol (people type is fine/and is cheaper than...

Goats: Goat sticking head thru fence constantly
No device is made that I know of. You can use a piece of PVC piping that fits from horn to horn and then you duct tape it on - you place it so that he cannot get his head through the fence. This usually works very well. The other fix is that you have hot...

Goats: Goats Itching
Thanks for your update. Re the hair loss - these goats could be selenium deficient - I usually advise giving selenium/E/D supplements at least three times a year - this in addition to their being on salt block or salt that includes selenium. Selenium deficiency...

Goats: HELP!!!
HI Travis - Not exactly sure what you mean by horse feed but if you are talking about pellets or some sort of concentrated bagged feed - too much of ANY kind can kill them - goats need hay foremost (or hay and pasture in summer) - bagged feed is for...

Goats: kid goat
The health risk would be the cows passing Johnes disease. I have not heard of that happening. But I have always used cow milk along with a little whole cream to make it rich enough. My kids never did well on replacer, so I gave it up long ago. Fortunately,...

Goats: listless little buck, diarrhea in kid
diarrhea in kid: You should be alarmed. Grinding teeth is a sign of pain. He may have coccidiosis, one of the most common problems in kids this age. I would give him a bottle of electrolytes for the next feeding, in case he is having a problem with the milk replacer. (I don...

Goats: Mastitis
HI Jaye, This sounds like gangrene mastitis to me- You should have a vet check it and put her on a medication schedule for it- he also may be able to amputate the udder - which can fairly easily be done- While the doe will no longer be able to be milked,...

Goats: Mites, mites
mites: Here is a good overview of mites: http://www.goatbiology.com/mites.html You can get a skin scraping and look under the microscope to see what it looks like. This works with lice. Often there is a crustiness with mites. And as the link above notes, it also...

Goats: nubian goat kid with swollen knee, swollen knee
swollen knee: I wonder whether it is stressed due to overusing that leg. Unless you have been giving banamine or other anti inflammatory for the broken leg, I would consider giving him that to help his knee. He also could have injured it somehow. Also, because you probably...

Goats: pin worms
HI there - good to hear about the calf doing better. Re Valbazen, side effects can be liver damage. I don t use this product on goats, so can t help you with amount. Would advise against using on kid goats. I only use fenbendazole (Safeguard oral horse...

Goats: Re: The birds
Hi there. Nice time off, yes. Chickens are not made really to perch on small limbs. Re their food. Sometimes it takes a while for chickens to get used to new food. We feed ours a combination of cracked corn and a chicken crumble feed with some bread and lettuce...

Goats: Re: Henry & Henrietta
Hi there - glad Henry is with Henrietta now. You might leave the ladder there a few more days to see if he gets used to it and uses it. I would expect that he will get stronger over the next few weeks. Thanks for the update. Love to you all - Donn...

Goats: Re: Iggy
Sorry for the delay in answer but I have not been receiving the questions in a timely manner - an allexpert.com issue. Hoping the kid goat is doing well and received mom s colostrum for 2 days. Seeing the kid with a fat tummy at least 3 times a day would...

Goats: Scours in kid goats., chronic scours; diarrhea
chronic scours; diarrhea: That is discouraging. A vet could do a stool sample and also test for Johnes disease, and also could rx a drug that you cannot buy, e.g., Trimethoprim, which is a broad spectrum antibiotic. If you don t yet want to go that route, I am wondered whether it might...

Goats: White Muscle
Hi there - When you say white muscle I take it he was not able to get up and his whole body became flaccid/floppy? Sometimes it is not full blown white muscle disease but they definitely are selenium/E/D deficient. For a calf they would get 2 mg of selenium...

Goats: None
The standard is 15-20 feet per goat. I think no more than 3 goats, but you could get a lot of milk from them. Do they have an indoor area to stay at night? Sheep are harder on the land, causing more erosion and overgrazing, because they prefer the grass and...

Goats: 2.5 Year old with chronic recurring diarrhea
Totally understand. I have helped with so many ill goats over the past 28 years. Re the calf manna and its calcium/phosphorus ratio because you are only giving a little it is not the huge part of the diet. Goats are one of the more difficult to diagnosis,...

Goats: 4 month old with polio
Rick, Thanks for letting me know. I know it was a hard loss. It is so difficult to figure out when to let go, or whether you can turn things around. I have been through this so many times (although thankfully not lately). You did your best for her. Take care...

Goats: 4 month with what we think is polio, polio?
polio?: Let me know when she seems to be improving. Do you have Goat Health Care? On page 151 is a recommendation that you have water tested for sulfur and if it is high, find another water source. This can apparently interfere with thiamine. Also if you start feeding...

Goats: 4yr old very sick dwarf nigerian nanny
Re the pink eye, not much you can do to keep it from spreading unless you can quarantine sick from healthy goats. I use NFZ Puffer, available online or at some feed stores. This a puff type anribiotic powder that you puff into the eys twce a day for 5 days....

Goats: 9 week old girl dwarf Nigerian having pee problems
Sounds like a urinary tract infection. Would start on oral antibiotics - what do you have available to you? Sulfa or terramycin, or duramycin, etc. work well and are available at most feed stores. These are powdered and you would use 1/4 teaspoon mixed...

Goats: boer goat (maybe), aggressive new lead buck
aggressive new lead buck: I recommend the water gun or sprayer. Is he a wether or a buck? Hopefully a wether, otherwise you are in deep trouble when breeding season rolls around. He is re-establishing the order, and he wants you below him rather than the alpha. He definitely has...

Goats: BOTTLE JAW
I don t use the new cell - I only use human iron tablets or Geritol liquid to treat for the anemia, so I can t help with the new cell dosing. It depends on how much iron is in the new cell - too much and the goat will get constipated. For goats if I use...

Goats: Goat leaves chew side of mouth
Hi there. Sometimes a goat gets either an abscess inside the mouth that can cause the cud/food to stick in the side or it could be a molar that is rubbing against the inside of the mouth or it could an irritation to the inside of the mouth. If the goat is...

Goats: Goat Loosing Weight
7 years old is not old so that should not be the issue. What feed regimen do you have him on? How much feed is he eating? Does he have to compete with other goats for his food? What color are the lower inner eyelids? When was he last wormed? Any other symptoms...

Goats: growth
Sorry for the delay in answering. I was trying to research this on the internet and with my local extension office. Consensus is that we would advise checking with your local extension office to see if they have a list of poisonous fungi and other mushrooms...

Goats: Ill/unhappy looking pygmy goat, Goat off
Goat off: I don t think it is caused by the pregnancy if it started right away. And it is too early for her to have toxemia, milk fever, ketosis. I would take her temperature and listen to her lungs (you can put your head against her side). You can give an injection...

Goats: lamb won't drink from bottle, kid not sucking
kid not sucking: Have you given her or her did you give her mother BoSe? I am wondering about white muscle disease as a reason to not be able to suck. If not, get some from the vet and see if that makes a difference. Are you sure she cannot suck, or is she just being stubborn....

Goats: male goat
What feed regimen has he been on? If he has been on alfalfa and/or a dairy goat chow this could be urinary calculi. Does he try to urinate often? Any dark color to the drips? Do you have any oral livestock antibiotics available to you now? I would treat...

Goats: Mastitis
I never have use the CMT kit as it does give false positives. Sometimes just a high protein level of the milk will give a false positive. I go with the milk - starting to get thick or lumpy or flecks of blood, then I start the antibiotics. Sounds like you...

Goats: Pygmy Goat dry flaky skin
The selenium is just a mineral people use and should be available at many stores. Vitamin E and vitamin D are also human vitamins - also available at many stores. This does not come in one tablet or capsule, but are separate. Generally when you find something...

Goats: Response after deworming, deworming
deworming: I would expect a change within a day or so. I don t think there is a set period of time, because there can be other factors, such as damage to the gut lining caused by the heavy parasite load. With a particularly heavy worm load, some veterinarians recommend...

Goats: Sheeps vs goats
Hello. The following information below is from an article I read that gives a good amount of information as concerns sheep or goat milk. GOAT PROS – Goat’s milk is closest in structure to human milk. The fat globules are smaller which aids in digestion....

Goats: Shoulder injury
Do you see any wound there? Since he has a fever and there is swelling i would start on penicillin. Have you given intramuscular injections before? You can get penicillin over the counter at most feed stores. Use 20 gauge12 to 34 inch needles. Would also...

Goats: sick goat
When you say a seizure , exactly what were the symptoms? The breath smell was a sickly sweet , correct? Is she on alfalfa hay or other high source of calcium? What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever, and temps as high as 104 to 105 can easily...

Goats: Switch to replacer?
Thanks for the update. Sounds like you have a done a great job on his care. When switching to milk replacer do so slowly, some cow milk and some replacer, going to full replacer in 7 days as long as he is tolerating it. Twice a day at 8 to 10 ounces is a good...

Goats: swollen lower leg on goat .
Has her feed regimen changed recently? Is the area warm or hot to touch? What is her temperature? Anything above 102.5 would indicate a fever and that would indicate an infection. If she has been put on more or higher protein feed that could cause a laminitis....

Goats: weight loss
Are you treating him for the diarrhea? If not, I would get some kaolin pectin and treat him with that. It is like pepto-bismol. Also, get some fortified vitamin B complex and give him an injection; it helps soothe the gut and help his appetite. If you are...

Goats: None
Hello, Jem. 1. I think most people prefer goat milk to sheep milk, considering that more people drink it. I have not tried sheep milk, other than as feta cheese. 2. Goats that are raised for milking have more milk than sheep. Although there are dairy...

Goats: None, goat milk
goat milk: Goat milk is not stinky unless you raise the females with the males. My goats give great sweet milk. You are mistaken that goats have a bad odor. Even the bucks do not smell bad when it is not breeding season. Either do not keep bucks or keep them separate...

Goats: None
Goats need exercise, but usually get it themselves. If they are in a limited space, each goat is said to need 20 square feet of area outside their living space. They are happiest being able to forage on a variety of woody plants and shrubs. I recommend...

Goats: 4yr old very sick dwarf nigerian nanny
How are her lower inner eyelids? At this point I would continue with the iron, B complex (it must be the B complex with B1 as B12 does not do anything for them) and the probiotic. Would start her on some food - I make a mush out of people oatmeal, molasses,...

Goats: Cl in goats
What did the puss look like? If it was cottage cheese looking it most likely is CL, if it was yellowish and toothpaste in consistency then it is puss from an abscess/infection. A veterinarian can also send in a sample to test for CL. For CL precautions the...

Goats: Cracked Hoof?, swollen leg
swollen leg: MegAnne, First thing is to trim his hooves to check for foot rot or a wound. (Unless you have done that.) It does sound like an infection, so I recommend that you treat him with an antibiotic before it goes further. (Unless you can afford to take him to a...

Goats: Digestive problems
HI there - thanks for the info. Re the appetite stimulant if this is propylene glycol then that can be toxic to goats. Re the rumen exchange these are usually not indicated unless the rumen is dead. If she were my goat I would start her on penicillin...

Goats: goat's eye damage
Hello - accidents do happen. The mistrust and liking the dark is from the eye pain/injury. Was this 100% iodine or a dilution? Full strength iodine can burn the eye and its membranes. Glad you were able to rinse thoroughly. Rinsing the eye out with human...

Goats: goat in heat
The earliest I have seen a goat in heat, here in Oregon, was July. And if you have no bucks around, it is unlikely. I would suggest that she is a hermaphrodite, except for the fact that she has a daughter. Maybe just some kind of dominance behavior? Or a hormonal...

Goats: goats with cough
You are right; those are normal temps. If your hay situation is anything like ours has been, the hay is dusty and older. Thank goodness they have just cut fresh hay here. Hope the benadryl does something or the coughs just go away like they came. ...

Goats: Nutrition
So nice to hear from you and so happy all is well - nice job! Re fodder, that is excellent feed for goats. You can use the nutrition calculation of 3 to 5% of the goat s body weight for food needs a day. And the fodder should provide everything they...

Goats: Older goat shows sign of illness
Hello - the one symptom that stands out is the shivering. Generally that indicates either anemia or a fever/infection. What type of feed regimen do you currently have them on? What is the color of the lower inner eyelids? Have they been wormed recently...

Goats: Sick Goat
Had she not been eating prior to Friday May 30th? Does not sound like listeriosis as this usually does not come with a fever. The fever of 105, which is extremely high - anything over 102.5 is a fever - can cause walking in circles and blindness symptoms....

Goats: Sick Goat
Thanks for the update. Glad she is better. The blindness sometimes takes weeks. I would continue with human B complex with B1 (thiamin) giving 5 tablets of B complex, crushed and dissolved in a little hot water and given orally twice a day for another 7...

Goats: weak kid
Thanks for the update. Bo-Se is fine except that it does not contain vitamin D and with many goats no vitamin D means that the selenium will not work, so that is why I go with the oral. It sounds like she needs the vitamin D/oral selenium/E combination....

Goats: None, feed
feed: Hi, Jem. If they have proper nutrition, goats can produce for more than a year. I have a goat that I have been milking for more than two years. I have not bred her again but just continued to milk. You just need to keep milking her regularly. I do not not...

Goats: Bot Fly larvea
Because you are only using this possible 2-week regimen once in a while it should not create resistance. The use of the Safeguard and Zimectrin back and forth every 2 months has never created resistance in the 28 years we have used this regimen. We do...

Goats: cheesy gland or what???
If the lump is only on one side this is either CL (caseous lymphadenitis)which causes cheesy gland that comes from the contents looking like cottage cheese or it is an abscess. Iodine deficiency most always is on both sides of the neck below the jawline...

Goats: Doe with hard milk bag
Is she eating and drinking well? Is she peeing and pooping well? Generally for mastitis the symptoms of hardness start at the teats and work their way up each udder size. Does the swelling seem to be superficial/skin or does it seem thicker as if going into...

Goats: goat breathing
Was this sudden? Could she have been stung by a bee or something? I would check for that. Do you have epinephrine? You can give an injection of that, in case it is allergy. Worst it will do is make her heart race, etc. You should be able to get some at feed...

Goats: Hoove support
I like the bleach because it is cheap and effective. I use a general livestock loose mineral that has selenium, cobalt, and other minerals in it, as well as copper (which if you have sheep in the same pasture won t work for the sheep). I love the idea of...

Goats: Large udder
When there is lack of fore and rear udder attachments as well as the medial suspensory ligament being very lax/not strong an udder can expand to be dragging and oversized as it is not kept in shape by the attachments and ligaments of the udder. Also, overuse/overmilking...

Goats: lifeless little goat
What is his temperature? If over 102.5 that is a fever/infection and could cause this. Was he peeing and pooping well before? It is most likely he has a pneumonia along with selenium deficiency. Would start immediately on injectable penicillin (at the feed/farm...

Goats: Mangy and thin goat
Hi there - You are correct about different areas and circumstances re wormers. We use, and this has worked for many folks across the country too, is the following regimen. Using Safeguard oral horse wormer (fenbendazole) and Zimectrin (ivermectin) oral horse...

Goats: Newborn premie with fever
She may just be too young to survive. If you have vit e capsules break one open for each kid and feed it. Yes, tube feed electrolytes. You can Google homemade goat electrolytes for a recipe. Keep her warm. But realize that she is likely to die and you have...

Goats: Princess Pei Pei (1month old)
Yes, I would not recommend Citius for goats. I agree with injections but sometimes it is just best to take the plunge to be sure we are treating for an issue. Re oral antibiotics, these do work in some circumstances such as pneumonia or digestive but with...

Goats: Re: Henry & Hnryetta
HI there - nice to hear from you. So sorry for the bad day. So sorry about Hnryetta. Unfortunately it is hard to tell what a chicken will do. It is possible he may just stick around because he knows you feed him but if he hears other chickens he may just...

Goats: Triplet birth/2 died
Sorry to hear of the loss. Unfortunately first time kidders sometimes just don t have the ability to be a good mom and so once they deliver they don t do anything else. If the doe delivers laying down then there is no impact to tear open the sac(s) and...

Goats: None
1. It is not a wise idea to add water to milk, as it limits the nutrition. Goat milk is more digestible than other milks, and can be given unmixed. 2. Goat milk is more similar to human milk than cow milk is. So I don t think cow milk makes people bigger....

Goats: None
I give it to my grandchildren. They are breastfed for several years and then they get goat milk. Many people find it superior to cow milk, which is what most people in the USA drink. The breed of goats that I raise is called Oberian, or mini Oberhasli. They...

Goats: copper toxicity in goats/ red orange urine
Thanks for the update. Have they been eating a lot of carrots or beet pulp or beet greens? Anything new to their feed regimen? Are their water buckets metal? No bucks in with these? Copper toxicity can clear up on its own if it is not a high toxicity. Boluses...

Goats: Doeling has stopped eating grain
First of all I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I did not receive this until today. There is no need to feed grain to a dairy goat kid and it sounds like she knows this. I feed grain only to pregnant and lactating goats, and possibly a...

Goats: enlarged teats
Alpines and Nubian breed dairy does are prone to get precocious udders, especially when they get to maturity which is for these breeds at about 2 to 2 1/2 years of age. That means they have good dairy quality and even though they have not kidded any high...

Goats: goat bucks
Not sure if this was a question or just info. Are they meat or dairy goats? If dairy, they do not need any corn or goat feed. They need a regular mineral block or loose, though. If their coats look good, then maybe it is just their rumen you are seeing. One...

Goats: goat bucks
What you look at is when do you want kids born. If you have a hard winter or have hard winters in the past you might think about breeding later so you have the kids born when the weather is warmer. I bottle feed all my kid goats so I can have the kids born...

Goats: goat bucks
I use an every 2 month worming regimen. I use oral horse wormers, one is called Safeguard (has fenbendazole in it) and the other is Zimectrin (has ivermectin in it) but you can use generic oral horse wormers with the specific wormers in them. You use the...

Goats: goat gasping for air ...HELP looks like suffocating
Did the mom also have diarrhea? It is possible the kid does have coccidiosis which kid goats easily get when stressed. All goats have coccidia in their systems and all pastures carry coccidia. When stressed because kid goats do not have a full immune system...

Goats: Goat, rolling head
Certainly sounds like stress. Re keeping them apart, 2 to 4 weeks usually is enough time for mom to dry up. You can use a homeopathic remedy on the yearling called Pulsatilla - this is available over the counter at supplement and some natural food stores,...

Goats: Keeping goats with chickens
Obstipation is when there is something in the goat s intestines that is blocking all movement of poop. Constipation is the first step toward obstipation - this is where you would see no poop or only dry bits of poop pellets coming from the goat and many times...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf Goat Pregnancy
It could be that she lost one or two babies and they absorbed so she would not be as big. Is her udder larger than when you dried her up from last kidding? What do her pelvic ligaments feel like? When did she wean off her kids from the last time? Did you...

Goats: Pregnant Nanny
How far along is she. I think you have no option but to use the antibiotics, especially in light of the fact that she now has an injury. I am a believer in hot compresses to aid in healing and break up udder congestion. I would apply to the udder several times...

Goats: Puss from disbudding
This looks like the disbudded areas are infected (thanks much for sending the photo). Would start the kid goat on 1/2 cc of intramuscular injection of penicillin twice a day for 3 days - penicillin is available at most feed stores, over the counter. Use...

Goats: Show goats
Thanks for the update. Would not over protein him as this can cause founder/laminitis. Ovaltine is fine if it is not the chocolate, goats should not have chocolate. Condensed milk is fine - you can also use goat milk replacer powder over their grain to...

Goats: sinus infection, cough and runny nose
cough and runny nose: Do you have dusty hay or another dust that may be causing it? Some people use benadryl syrup for this kind of problem. The dosage is from 2-5 ml for kids. I would suggest trying that to see whether it makes a difference. You can also try echinacea or vitamin...

Goats: Small Pygmy goat female
Does she have a fever? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and would indicate an infection. Did she have her umbilical cord dipped in iodine at birth? Are either of the front legs swollen or feel hot to touch? This could be a delayed joint ill which is an infection...

Goats: SWOLLEN FACE
So you are looking at lower inner eyelids? Re the liver fluke only fenbendazole/Safeguard helps with that. If poop/diarrhea is green then it is cocci, otherwise it is something else causing the loose poop. This sounds like bottle jaw but could be an infection....

Goats: Watery Eye's !
Hi there - I would say it is a chronic infection or an allergic reaction. Would treat for infection - the polysporin is that the eye ointment you have? I like to use NFZ puffer to puff into their eyes twice a day for 5 days. Usually that takes care of...

Goats: anemic goat
First of all you need to treat for what is causing the anemia. This is usually liver fluke or the barber pole worm for which use of Safeguard oral horse wormer (fenbendazole) works well - you use three times the goat s weight to find the dosing on the plunger,...

Goats: bottle jaw
Perhaps he is not looking at the lower inner eyelids - other membranes around the eyes can look pink but the lower inner eyelids (actually pulling down the lower lids) really shows anemia. Also, if he has not looked at the lower inner eyelids before, perhaps...

Goats: CL
Definitely would check it before culling. The other issue is that even in a CL negative herd CL can pop up because flies that have landed on open CL lumps can easily transfer the virus to other goats up to 100 miles away. If the goat is in good condition...

Goats: CL
The only way to verify it is CL is to have a sample sent to a lab. You need to isolate her so they others do not get infected if it bursts. You can get a good idea by what the pus looks like. Bad-smelling pus is bacterial; CL is very thick and cheese-like....

Goats: CL
Hi there - I don t give the CL vaccine. I have heard good and bad results from it. They want you to inject subcutaneously which is difficult on the side of the neck and also I never give injections subcu for any injection as it in itself can create abscesses....

Goats: Doe died
Charlene, I am so sorry about your doe. That must have been a huge shock. Is there any chance she could have gotten into some grain? Bloat from excess grain will do this. Did you move to a new place? The only other things I can think of are some kind of respiratory...

Goats: Goat birth
Are you sure she has no more kids inside? Is she having a bloody discharge at all? Were you there for the birth? The breathing hard can be due to over exertion, loss of blood, or an illness. Would start her on vitamins (human kind is fine - one tablet crushed...

Goats: goat horns
Regular goat grain can be hard for kid goats to digest and also not be attractive in smell or taste to the kid goats. I start my bottle kids on Calf Manna which has high protein, fats, minerals and vitamins and most kid goats love to eat that - starting each...

Goats: Goat sick and can't get up
What is her temperature measurement? This could be as simple as constipation for which mineral oil is best, although milk of mag would help. Have you seen her pee and poop? If pooping, is it normal pellets? She could also easily have a pneumonia for which...

Goats: Goat stomach problems
Thanks for the update. Unfortunately normal does not help - to many vets up to 104 is normal and it is definitely not normal. And, even low temps some vets consider to be normal but, again, are not. Alfalfa wether hay or pellets has too much calcium...

Goats: Goats as pets
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately goats will be goats and there will most likely be some head butting when the new goat arrives. Since your current goat has horns perhaps a goat with horns would at least have a bit more protection from getting hurt with...

Goats: Lame buck
Thanks for the info. Might think this is could be an infection, especially with the no eating well. I take it he is peeing and pooping okay though? Regular poop pellets? Would suggest starting him on injectable intramuscular penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds...

Goats: lump on pygmy goats left side
are you sure the vet did not give the subcutaneous vaccination in that spot or close to it? These are the usual symptoms of an incorrectly given subcutaneous injection. If this is in a close line to the injection site the lump you are seeing could be an...

Goats: mouth sores
Unfortunately that sounds like sore mouth /pox. This also unfortunately can be contagious if the sores leak fluid onto other goats. Best thing currently is to separate these goats from the rest of your herd until the sores are dried up totally. Here is...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf breeding, estrus
I am sure he will be able to do it again. It may be that she is not really in heat, and was not cooperating enough for him. We hand breed ours, so we sometimes have the doe or buck on a leash and lead them to an area where she is lower. I suspect she is already...

Goats: Many questions!!
Hello. Yes, 4 weeks is too early to wean. Would start them on milk replacer - use of a multispecies type is best - if you can get them, Pritchard teats are best (yellow band with red nipple) and these fit on most soda or water bottles. Otherwise you can...

Goats: So many questions!!
Get them some nipples at the feed store. They are yellow and red and screw on a pop bottle. Called pritchard teats. You can feed them regular whole cow milk, unless you can get goat milk. Make sure it is pasteurized. Heat milk to about 100 F. You can do a...

Goats: Sick Dairy Goats
What color are the doeling s lower inner eyelid? What does her poop look like? Is she up to date on worming? A pneumonia is still a possibility for the other kid, and indeed this doeling could have that too. Re the doeling s belly is not normally bloated?...

Goats: 2 day old Nigi
Great job getting him through the night. Would keep up with the aspirin. Hoping the penicillin will kick in today and start fighting the bacteria. You can give him vitamin C and vitamin D to help his immune system too - about a half pinch of a vitamin C...

Goats: 2 day old Nigi
Thanks so much for the update. So anything over 102.5 is a fever. Glad you gave him the baby aspirin. He has an infection that would be causing the fever, which could be an infection he got from his mom or a pneumonia, but either way penicillin is best....

Goats: 2 wk old baby goat
I would suspect joint I ll. do you know if her cord was dipped in iodine at birth? It could be injury. Is it warm? I would probably start her on procaine penicillin. If you want a vet to answer, there is a facebook page called goat vet corner that has volunteer...

Goats: baby goat with swoolen leg
Did she have her umbilical cord dipped in iodine just after she was born? If not, it is possible this is not an injury but a joint infection (navel infection is what it is called and this goes to the joints). Would take temp if possible. If the temp is...

Goats: baby goat vs possum
Sorry for the delay in answering. The current symptoms could be from the trauma just setting in. Tetanus generally takes 10 days to show any symptoms, sometimes longer. Treating with penicillin at 1/2 cc three times a day for 7 days and this must be given...

Goats: Boer/nubian 1 yr old billy
This either polio which is always a secondary disease caused by not eating which is caused by another illness, or it is listeriosis from eating something moldy. Is there any foam around his mouth? Has he been vomiting at all? Is he eating or drinking currently?...

Goats: Following up on Nigi baby w/ fever
Hi there - yes, I would see how her temp is by the end of today. If no change then start LA300 tomorrow a.m. - dose would be 1/4 cc for up to about 10 pounds body weight. Give IM (you still need to draw back just a little on the plunger to be sure you are...

Goats: Goat ate mouse poison
Charcoal is best given immediately after ingestion of poison. Did the goat end up vomiting? Is the goat eating and drinking, and acting normally currently? Would advise giving milk of magnesia at 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight every 4 hours for 3 dosings....

Goats: Kid Goats
HI Mary, Wormload or cocci is possible at this (older) age although not probable, and I would think they would be showing signs of scouring. The only 2 things come to my mind are: 1. lice, which will bring a baby down very quickly 2. starvation, being...

Goats: newborn Nigi twins
HI Julie, Some newly freshened does will have very thick (like glue) colostrum for the first day or 2 and in these cases you have to make sure the babies are getting enough to eat as they do not have the strength to suckle that thick colostrum. Supplementing...

Goats: nigi baby
Sorry to hear about the little guy. You are correct though that you did everything that could have been done for him. Glad the little girl is doing well. Re the 2 babies with mom, as long as they seem healthy, hopping around, eating from mom, etc. they...

Goats: nigi baby
Thanks for the update. She should be okay through the night with the peptobismol. CDT would be good for both kids - over the counter at most feed/farm stores. Glad she is eating well. Re the little guy, hard to tell why he is flipping around, especially...

Goats: Nigi doe follow up
Thanks for the update. Sounds like she is getting better, perhaps it is her immune system kicking in and working against the infection that causes the fever. 2 ounces sounds fine. I have raised premies before and they can only handle 1/2 ounce every 2 to...

Goats: Nigi doe follow up
Thanks for the update. Is she otherwise drinking her milk, peeing and pooping okay. You could hole off on that third dose and watch her - she may or may not need it - hard to say at this point. You could keep her on oral tetracycline (livestock type - usually...

Goats: Nigi doe follow up
Yup, the 18 gauge needles are for cows and pigs and sheep. It may take some time for her to heal up from the needles. Also, the 1/2 inch needle lengths make it easier not to hit nerves or blood vessels. Glad her appetite is better, that is most likely from...

Goats: poorly kid
HI Karen, I am so sorry you and he went through this.. it s scary I know.. Angora goats are more fragile than other breeds.. and it seems as though they can almost literally lose weight to a very frightening thin structure in a short time yet putting weight...

Goats: Pregnant Goat
thanks for the update. Once you cannot feel the ligaments at all usually by 36 hours they will begin labor. The appetite dropping can also be a sign of labor. The on and off straining can be early labor. Generally I do not allow a doe to be in hard/pushing/groaning...

Goats: RE: Sick Goat?
Thanks for the update. Has she been on any new hay that might be dusty? Did you recently clean their shelter and bring up some dust? The clear discharge usually is from a cold or an allergic reaction. The allergic reaction could be from dust - you could...

Goats: RE: Sick granny goat
What is the granny goat s temp? Anything over 102.5 is a fever/infection. This could be a fungal nasal/bronchial infectio and as such neither duramycin or penicillin will work. You could try a course of LA-200 at 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight once a day...

Goats: show goat with splitting horns
Can you put a tarp on the side where the wind comes in? I am thinking about the fair, when we encountered this problem. I also wonder about oiling the hooves and horns with coconut oil with vitamin E. That may help with their appearance. Good luck with...

Goats: Sick Goat?
Is the nasal discharge clear or another color? Is she eating and drinking normally? Is she away from the other goats? 100.5 is a good temp. Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever/infection. She could have a pneumonia though as sometimes pneumonia does...

Goats: Unbred Nubian Doe with Swollen Udders
Some goats who have good milk production in their genetic lines if not bred have what are called precocious udders - udders that fill up but not with true milk. But, the one side of the udder that feels hard sounds like it has mastitis. This could also be...

Goats: utter infection
With a blue/black and cold color/feel it does sound like the udder is gangrenous and will most likely die and slough off. Not much you can do to move the process along but keeping her on penicillin - and this must be 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a...

Goats: Wendall our nubian goat
Thanks for the update. The white willow and yucca certainly help with mild pain due to arthritis as well as helping joints, but for an acute need straight aspirin works better in my experience. I would advise stopping the willow and yucca and start aspirin...

Goats: 3 nannies vaginal bleeding
HI Ashely, Congratulations on the new babies. I should have specified better.. the discharge that is normal will appear as a red not bright red but muddy red.. it can appear almost black red.. this is normal, the brownish red is more brown or gray...

Goats: 3 week old nubian
HI Scott, you have not provided much information to go on.. weakness in the front legs typically is nutritional.. are you sure she is actually nursing and getting enough to eat? She may look like she is nursing but without actually getting down to...

Goats: 6 wk possible constipation
Would give the mineral oil at least two times. No Karo syrup as that can cause further constipation. Keeping him hydrated is important too. If he is not drinking then would orally drench with warm water or electrolytes. Would advise checking on him during...

Goats: abortions
Thanks for the update. Re the selenium, was this Bo-Se? Usual dose is 2 cc for adult goats. But I still give vitamin D with it as many times plain selenium/E just does not work. The unusual amount of blood could be seen in selenium deficiency. The old...

Goats: bloody urine from wether
Thanks for the update. Is the hay just regular grass hay or alfalfa? If alfalfa then would still think it could be calculi. If not then it is most likely an infection - oral antibiotics are generally available at farm/feed stores over the counter/no prescription...

Goats: boar goat
Thanks for the info. The thin look and drop of her sides so she looks thin certainly says labor is coming. The pelvic ligaments are a good way to know how close she is to kidding. If you place a thumb and forefinger about 4 inches up from the tail head...

Goats: boer goats
HI stmmfarm, Do these goats have access to mold free hay, Also? Hay is important in winter months as it helps keep them warm and keeps the rumen moving. ALSO the safeguard block is doing you no good at all - :( for deworming you need to deworm after...

Goats: Bulgeing eye
Thanks for the update. With your current info I might think she has an eye infection and so, yes, would start her on antibiotics. The glaze - is it a cream color over the eye? It certainly is possible she could have been injured by a horn. Would continue...

Goats: Bulging eye
Yes, grayish/white or cream can indicate an infection is still there, just deep in the eye. This can also be scar tissue from the heat. When you say she can blink, does that mean when you put a hand or fingers in front of that eye that she blinks then?...

Goats: female goat with UTI
Are the does on fir or pine shavings in their shelters? This can cause urinary tract infections. Although some does are more prone to picking up a UTI than others. I usually advise starting the goat with a likely UTI on sulfa/powdered medication - dosage...

Goats: Female goats straining to pee
HI Janice First of all let me tell you - I started to answer this yesterday.. wood delivery came and I apparently just left the page open.. babies getting born.. etc.. hay came today.. I just now started looking at what tabs I have open on my computer.....

Goats: follow up
Thanks for the update. Is the little guy still not passing more than a few pellets? Did you start him on the wormer? The painful cry would indicate most likely he is obstipated. A vet visit might be in order, if possible, otherwise, more mineral oil - or...

Goats: follow up on constipated nigi
Thanks for the update. Have you wormed his mom and/or him yet? It is possible that he has worms and these are causing his constipation. The yellow/brown goo/mucous can be from worms. It can also be from enterotoxemia trying to take hold with the stress...

Goats: follow up on constipated nigi
It is definitely hard to tell what it is - low temperature and little or no poop always indicates constipation; little urine can indicate a urinary tract infection, constipation/obstipation, or urinary stones. A fat tummy can indicate bloat that can be caused...

Goats: Goat Kid - Wattles Wet
HI MasSa Seen, You do not mention HOW the kid is acting like it is not feeling well - so I have nothing to go on for this.. if this kid is not getting enough milk by nursing you will have to supplement by bottle feeding 3-4 times a day in between nursings...

Goats: Goat pygmy Nubian cross
Not the best when the male is the Nubian, which is so much larger than the pygmy doe. How far along are they? You may be looking at C-sections. Would expect kids to be 4 to 6 pounds instead of the 2 or 3 pounds of a pygmy to pygmy breeding. If you are going...

Goats: hoof rot in pregnant goat
HI Sheila, I apologize for not answering until now, I was unable to get an internet connection due to weather until now. You are correct that LA200 (or ANY tetracycline) is not safe for pregnant does or kids under 6 months of age - this is a good article...

Goats: Pregnant Goat
Do you have a good kidding date for her? Is she on alfalfa or extra calcium? Do you have her on molasses water every day? Does she have a sickly sweet smell to her breath? This could be just that she is carrying such a heavy load that is why she is weak/acting...

Goats: Pregnant Goat Down
HI Kristy, You need to call a different vet - she needs to be checked.. for hypocalcemia and or Pregnancy Toxemia / Ketosis (I suspect hypocalcemia over Ketosis.. ) Being you are new to goats I would not depend on home testing, I would get her to a...

Goats: pregnant nanny
Sorry for the delay. We had a power outage all day. Has anything happened since? It is impossible to tell if this is labor or post kidding. Was she due? Could she have aborted? The way to check for kids is get behind. Her, put arms around belly in front of...

Goats: Re: Baby Migi
Would either mix half and half for the buck or only give the buck the COB, if that is possible. The goat chow is okay for the doe while she is nursing but will make her fat once she has stopped nursing the little one. Glad the little one is eating well....

Goats: Re: Baby Migi
Hi there - always great to hear from you. If the purina goat feed is the goat chow then that is not good for the wethers and bucks - it can cause urinary calculi. Usually goats do not need the high protein that is in many goat feeds - 16% and higher is...

Goats: Re: Goat grains
Thanks for the updates. If Ziggy does not want grain, that is fine as long as he is staying healthy with the hay and weeds. Re the little guy - so great he is healthy - that s the way a little goat kid should act - wonderful to hear. He may start munching...

Goats: Re: Goat grains
Hi there - are all the goats in together? If so you have two concerns currently - one is the possible UC with boys and keeping the new kid goat out of any harm from the other goats. Let me know what their housing situation is. If the new mom and her baby...

Goats: Squat-and-pee followup
HI Janice.. These are the same girls with the suspected UTI? The thing that bothers me most is the smell.. I KNOW you don t trust vets.. (So do I for the most part) BUT is there Any chance you can call around outside of town to see if any vets are familiar...

Goats: swollen knees
Has she been tested for CAE virus? That can cause arthritis. Other than banamine, which is rx, I am not aware of anti inflammatory tested in goats. I know some people has used glucosamine and chondroitin, but I don t know if they work or not. There just isn...

Goats: unknown disease
Anton, This is upper respiratory infection. It may be infectious to other goats. The goat with symptoms needs to be started on antibiotics as soon as possible. I don t know what you have there in Egypt. You can put terramycin ointment in eyes. What injectable...

Goats: 1 yr old goat
glad she is better. But, there is most likely an underlying issue/illness. If she has a fever, anything over 102.5, then that is caused by an infection, and that fever can cause seizure like activity too. If she has a pneumonia (with or without a fever)...

Goats: 15day old baby goat
What color is the diarrhea? Yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis, brown is infection or just tummy upset. Is the baby still eating? Did the mom get her CDT booster a few weeks before kidding? How old is the kid goat now? Do you have any anbitiotics...

Goats: 2 week old boer doe
How old are the kids? Would suspect a pneumonia and secondary polio - penicillin (over the counter at most farm/feed stores) given as an intramuscular injection twice a day for 5 days at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight and for kid goats - 1 cc for a 10 to 20...

Goats: 7 year old Pygmy goat
How are you drying her off? I usually stop all protein so that means no grain and no alfalfa hay while drying off the doe. I then milk the doe out, let her go two days without milking, then milk out again, and by 5 days out the mammary system usually will...

Goats: Ailing doe
Thanks for the update. Yes on the sulfa you have. But, I would advise making a choice between penicillin and the sulfa. Any antibiotic generally cancels out another antibiotic. You could start with penicillin and go for two or three days on that and if...

Goats: baby goat
So sorry to hear of the loss. Enterotoxemia is certainly a likely candidate. Re vaccinations. They should have their first CDT toxoid at 2 weeks (when disbudded and/or castrated) and then at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, 9 months at 1 cc each time,...

Goats: Baby Goat Constipation
I use the warm soapy water enema method. Get a syringe (w/o needle)., put some lubricant on the rectum and inject the soapy water a little at a time. It works amazingly. Here is a web site with details. http://goat-link.com/content/view/92/74/#.VRhJ_IZHaK...

Goats: blood in the pee of my little girl saana goat
HI Talei, yes cows milk is fine.. this is what I use for my orphans - but again.... read that article on bottle babies to see how to change them over gradually so you do not have tummy upsets.. which can lead to worse digestive disorders.. If you...

Goats: Boer goat 6 days overdue, possible placenta previa
Are you sure of the due date? How many days pregnant is she? Some goats can go up to 160 to 162 days pregnant. Is this her first time kidding? Are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? Are her sides dropped down from where they were? When she was contracting...

Goats: Boer goat with weak hip joints
Thanks for the update. I would definitely start with the selenium treatment. Selenium deficiency can hit a herd or just a few goats and then cause major issues, not only with kidding and kids, but with reproduction and growth. If the issue is selenium deficiency,...

Goats: CDTshot & milk
HI Deana My research shows for many of the multi vaccines from various companies, a slaughter withdrawal but nothing on milk withdrawal. I know many dairy folks do not use a milk withdrawal. http://goat-link.com/content/view/161/30/ http://jeffers.naccvp.com/view.php?u=jeffers&p=cvp&prodnum=1028011...

Goats: doe not putting weight on back leg after injection
Thanks for the update. Re subq injections - unfortunately I have seen too many abscesses and cysts occur from these, even when the vets give the injections. The meat issue is only important when it comes to a true meat goat within 90 days of going to market....

Goats: Facial lump.
A CL lump can become fairly hard if it fills up quickly. Was the lump not there one day and the next there? Sounds like it is not able to be opened. I would probably just watch and wait. It is strange that the other goat has what appears to be the same...

Goats: goat with diarrhea
Hi Teri You said we don t have hay right now so I have been giving more alfalfa pellets and beet pulp pellets ( beet pulp pellets are a recent addition in the last month) maybe more wet green grass while browsing? I will bet this is the problem.....

Goats: goat horn protectors, goat horn protectors, how to cover horn ends
goat horn protectors, how to cover horn ends: HI Larry, Not sure that we were discussing this.. maybe it was a different expert? BUT this is a great idea.. and I thank you for the input and information.. good to know. Thank you so much for offering this so others can also read it.. I will keep...

Goats: hookworms in billy boer goat
HI Jess, I m sorry you and your precious boy have been through so much.. What did the vet say about this? I know a dewormer called Valbazen (Albendazole) is the drug of choice which is a white oral liquid will kill Bunostomum trigonocephalum (hookworm)...

Goats: kidding
First off, never a bother, always glad to try and help, so no worries there. Does the leg feel warm to touch in the area of the injection or is it swollen at all? What size needle and length of needle did you use? You might have hit a nerve, especially...

Goats: Lame goat!
Does sound like a sprain/muscle/tendon pull. This can take days to weeks to get better. I would advise using aspirin - one 325 mg aspirin per 75 pounds body weight every 4 hours for at least a week s time. The aspirin needs to be crushed and dissolved in...

Goats: Mom stop nursing
Was the mom in good health? Was she of good weight? What feeding regimen did they have her on? Was she term at kidding? Do you know if the mom had difficulty with kidding? This could be from the doe having a uterine infection or she could have a pneumonia....

Goats: newborn pygmy goat
Sorry to hear of the loss. Being full of blood would indicate the cord vein hemorrhaged, either from being torn in an abnormal way at birth or a prolonged birth time or from being a breech kidding. It is always great if we can be at the kidding to help if...

Goats: Nubian Kids
Hi Jessica.. you are correct that he should not have been castrated at such an early age- 6 months is best.. and if he has not yet been castrated.. he would have testicles.. right where you would expect them to be.. tiny and somewhat deflated at this age...

Goats: Pasture Extender
These pasture extenders work well for goats, would advise not giving as much as on the label for cattle as they could cause bloat and/or constipation in the goats - but to help fill their rumen when hay is scarce they do work. They are meant to be fillers...

Goats: pygmy goat losing hair, hair loss
hair loss: Diane, What is her diet? Does she have a goat mineral block? Another possibility is that she has lice or mites. They are very small, but can you see anything like that? Is she rubbing a lot? Normally a goat can get all the vitamins needed from their...

Goats: pygmy goat mom
Hi there - The yellow drainage can be a uterine infectio starting. Lochia/vaginal discharge after kidding can last up to 3 to 4 weeks. Usually the color of infection is a gray to maroon color and smells very badly. But to be proactive would start a treatment,...

Goats: Re: Mama & newborn baby miggy
Is it when you feed both hay and grain to the mama and baby or just the grain? If it is just the grain you could just feed them separately for the grain and then let them back in together. Is the baby still nursing? Sometimes the mom will butt away the...

Goats: severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat
What a cute little one. Yes, heating of the electrolytes is great. You may need to put some socks on her or even use a onesie long john type baby outfit to help keep her warm. You can even use a baby s warm hat with holes cut in it for her ears - I have...

Goats: severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat
So wonderful to hear from you. Thanks so for the update. Glad little Olga is doing well. Sounds like it was a good decision to amputate and a prosthetic sounds great - if dogs can get used to them I am sure a goat can too. I would use a multi species milk...

Goats: severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat
Thanks for the update. Thanks for the photos. For pain you can keep up with low dose aspirin for as long as she needs it - it will not hurt her. Glad she likes the electrolytes. Glad you are starting the penicillin and CDT today. At least the tissue under...

Goats: Sick Doe
Hi there - the not eating but wanting to eat usually indicates either constipation or infection (and many times it is a pneumonia). It sounds more like a pneumonia/bronchitis and so antibiotics and probiotics - would do the antibiotics for 7 days. Giving...

Goats: sick newborn
Sometimes they are in the uterus in an odd position. My friends had one they initially called Twisty because she was like this. She ultimately straightened out. I would get a Pritchard teat and milk mom and bottle feed the kid to supplement his nursing. You...

Goats: my going on three month old male Pygmy goat
Is he pooping okay? Is his tummy bloated? If so he may be constipated. Let me know about this. What feed do you have him on? Generally urinary calculi does not affect under 9 month old kid bucklings and wethers. Re banding, banding early is best, that...

Goats: Baby Goat
Yes, I would give them colostrum from the other doe. I think it is too late to get fluid out of the kids lungs at this point. Just keep feeding at least every four hours, small amounts, or more frequently. Sometimes they can recover from the rattly lungs over...

Goats: Baby goat down
HI Rebecca.. The first thing I think of when I have any goat off feed with a high fever is pneumonia.. I personally use Tylan200 injections for uipper respiratory.. this is much more effective than pennG or even IMHO the vet prescribed medications.. it...

Goats: BAD TOOTH
Penicillin should take care of the infection. 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day intramuscularly (a must) for 7 to 10 days. For the pain, and most likely she has a fever (over 102.5 temp) would use human aspirin one 325 mg per 75 pounds body weight...

Goats: Di-metox and pregnant goats
HI Ellie, Forgive me.. I somehow did not see this question until now. Coccidiosis does not just go away.. here is my article on the subject.. http://goat-link.com/content/view/145/155/ BUT if it were me.. I d ditch the herbal dewormer and use a dewormer...

Goats: Diarrhea
Sorry for the delay. This is either just digestive upset or bacterial digestive infection. Would start with peptobismol at one half cup per 50 pounds body weight every four hours. I am not near internet often enough currently so please call if you need to...

Goats: drenching baby goats
Rhonda, I totally understand your frustration and problem. I have experienced it too. What kind of drenching syringe are you using? You could try putting something tasty in there a few times so she doesn t have such a bad association. A little molasses water,...

Goats: feeding
I assume you are talking about feeding incorrectly. Are these goats Wethers or does? If they are Wethers, they do not ever need grain. If does, then only when pregnant or in milk. I would gradually eliminate the grain, if they are just pets. You can give cut...

Goats: Feeding weathers, please help :)
When were the wethers banded? My advice is early banding at 2 weeks of age. Banding early is not an issue for calculi/stones. What is the issue, as your question points to, is the grain they are fed. We use a general livestock pelleted feed/grain - it...

Goats: follow up on Abby
HI Rhonda, If she is acting fine and all seems well I see no reason to continue medications - actually over doing the meds is a bad thing as it lower s the resistance to the medications. I believe if it was in fact navel ill and she has no symptoms now,...

Goats: goat not chewing cud standing alone not eating hay
Michel, Yes, it sounds as though she may have a fever, so the penicillin is probably warranted and Vitamin B can help with appetite. You need to get her rumen going. Find some roughage, what grows in your area or even wheat straw. Get some probiotics and...

Goats: Goat Hernia??
I am unable to enlarge the photo so cannot see exactly where it is - on one side of the abdomen or the other? Or is it right in the middle abdomen? If in the middle it could be a mammary artery that is bleeding out. What color are her lower inner eyelids?...

Goats: Goat kid scours
Hi, Allison, Do you know of a vet you can call? It sounds like an infection of some kind. It he approved drug for pneumonia and which can help other infections is Naxcel, which requires a prescription. If you have no way to get that, then I would get some...

Goats: help
HI Lizeth, Have you done a fecal on him for wormload? Sounds like he may have either a heavy wormload or coccidiosis causing severe anemia. Many times people do not see it until they get very weak.. You can check his inner eyelid color - it should be very...

Goats: joints
Did forget to say that use of a 22 gauge needle 1/2 to 3/4 inch in length is best - the muscle is indeed small but if you squeeze the whole thigh area and go for the middle you should hit muscle. Subcu only gets 50% of the medicine to the goat unfortunately....

Goats: kid lost his voice
HI Rhonda, how long are they apart when he cries? Only when she comes in the house to get treated? I have had kids over the years who have gone almost voiceless due to hollering.. and honestly there is nothing you can really do but try to keep the incidences...

Goats: kids can't nurse
Sounds like you are certainly doing everything you can but I would advise bottle raising - the kids are just never going to be able to nurse correctly and get enough food. You could milk her out and bottle feed the kids that and perhaps then the kids could...

Goats: Mama dairy goat stiff legs
I assume you have taken the kids away to bottle feed - that is definitely advised. Re the doe, are her joints swollen at all, specifically the front/carpal joints? When you say no fever, the temp is then under 102.5? When she did this before, was it during...

Goats: mom wont nurse
HI Teresa, Quite honestly if mom is just standing in the yard.. and refuses attention - I would call the vet and have her looked at- just to make sure nothing is wrong with her from the surgery - this does not sound normal to me. Take her rectal temp...

Goats: new small pergnet goats
Sorry for the delay in answering, just received this. Would use penicillin (over the counter at the feed store) instead of LA200 as it works better for the most likely pneumonia they have - use 1 1/2 cc twice a day for 5 days, given intramuscularly in the...

Goats: Pasture
What type of fertilizer are you using? Different fertilizers can be more or less toxic if eaten. Usually there are specifics as to off time after use on the package. Generally would advise waiting until the rain has washed off the fertilizer on the current...

Goats: pigmy goat tissue hanging from rear
This looks like leftover placental tissue. No kids were born? Is it possible she had the kids somewhere you cannot find them? This can also be (hard to tell exactly from photo but do appreciate the photo) that this could be placental tissue previa, which...

Goats: Polio
When she first was ill did she have any white foam around her mouth? It is certainly possible she has enterotoxemia, although generally it only affects younger goats - might give her CDT toxoid if you have it - 2 cc now, again in 4 hours and again in 8 hours....

Goats: Polio
Re the B1, yes, crushed up. Re the pen-G - those folks most likely give it subcutaneously and that would need a higher dose just to get it through the body - but intramuscularly will be the 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day - are you giving it intramuscularly...

Goats: Polio
I think we talked about milk of magnesia for the gas, and yes, now that you are talking about possible leftovers in the system would do a two day course of the milk of magnesia to see if all can be cleaned out - you could also use human type colon cleanse...

Goats: POOPS
I am well but tired - lots of kids at home - but it is always fun! Okay, generally yellow loose poop to diarrhea is enterotoxemia. This needs CDT toxoid injections along with antibiotics - oral is fine - and milk of magnesia to flush out the clostridium...

Goats: problem with doe after stillbirth
HI PG Sorry internet was down yesterday I m so sorry you and your doe lost your baby - Many times after kidding the doe will seem more swollen or bloated than normal, usually it subsides in a day - best to have the vet check her out though, just in...

Goats: prolapse in goat
HI Sharon, If she has three weeks yet and a first timer, I think your best option is to have her checked out by a vet - it may not get any worse BUT it may worsen over this time frame and become a very serious issue. He may be able to put a holding stitch...

Goats: sick baby nubian
You are correct about not giving her a lot of milk, let her slowly build back up otherwise she could come down with enterotoxemia. Intramuscular injections are given in the rear thigh muscle of the back legs - use of a 22 gauge 1/2 to 3/4 inch needle is best....

Goats: very sick goat
No, polio is not contagious - polio is a secondary disease that occurs when a goat is not eating well, loss of B1/thiamine causes neurologic issues that she seems to have. Do you have any vitamin B complex tabs? If so these have B1 in them. Glad she is...

Goats: sick goats
HI Nancy - It is so hard when you buy goats at auction because you have no idea of the background - Shipping stress also called Shipping Fever is the lowering of the immune system due to the stress of the environment being change - it can bring on ...

Goats: sick goats
HI Ms.Lou sounds like orf (sore mouth ) to me.. it will run its course.. and typically once they have it they will not get it again.. careful not to touch yourself after touching them as it is contagious.. Use my deworming article to deworm properly.....

Goats: Time for a wormer
HI Rick, Research has shown that it is NOT good to rotate dewormers - this creates a resistance to your parasite issue.. Anthelmintic resistance was inevitable. It is a world wide problem, having reached catastrophic proportions in some regions. Each...

Goats: Vaccines and CDT
HI Laura, BOTH of these goats died at the same time? how were they laying? (Please try to be as precise as you can ) were there any signs of the ground next to the feet/legs being disturbed as if they were struggling to get up? Are these goats anywhere...

Goats: 2 week old goat
Never a bother with questions. I use just a small amount of water to dissolve crushed tablets in - the smaller amount used the less you have to get down the goat. Same with Arnica, as an example, I would use perhaps 3 cc of water per 3 pellets of the Arnica...

Goats: 2 week old goat
Thanks for the info. I did look back to see what I had advised. Did you ever start her on the LA200? And, if so, was it given intramuscularly? Has she had two doses of the selenium? What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever. The labored...

Goats: anxiety; seperation
So understand it - I have had a number of singles. I bottle feed all our kid goats. If I have a single I give them a large stuffed animal to snuggle with, I keep the TV or a radio on for them, and I also put baby teether safe toys in their pen - hang a few...

Goats: baby kid
HI Annie, It is not unusual for a newborn to sound somewhat raspy.. especially when they nurse.. many times they get a bit of mucus from the birth.. You can try my Swing Baby Technique to bring some if it out.. http://www.goat-link.com/Articles/SwingBaby/sb.html...

Goats: boer goats
HI, It is always best to inject this SQ.. it works more effectively and for a longer period of time.. Take a look at my article please - http://goat-link.com/content/view/58/46/ I look forward to seeing the photos.. try to get a few different views.....

Goats: boer goats
The dog poop type points to worms. The good eyelid color only indicates they do not have the barber pole worm/no anemia. This could also be worms. What worming regimen do you have them on? I use (and have used for 28 years) the following regimen for worming...

Goats: Doeling Herniated umbilicus
Thanks for the info. Sounds like the plopped out created the hernia. If it is not too large it may recede/repair by itself and if you see no hernia forming as she matures then I would assume her muscles have repaired themselves enough to be strong enough...

Goats: Fever
HI Ronald- what is her rectal temp? 101.5 to 103.5 is normal.. what is she eating in her bottles? how often do you feed and how much each feeding? these things may be unrelated. If you are feeding too much and or using replacer as opposed to milk, this...

Goats: goat barn
Would stay away from concrete for sleeping area for goats - the concrete will leach away the heat from them. You could put concrete in your milking area. I like dirt as a base and then cover with pine shavings or straw. This way you can clean out the area...

Goats: goat barn
Cement is really hard on the goats joints, so I would leave it dirt. If you will be milking, I souldmake the milk room cement, as I would the food storage area, for easier cleanup and to keep the rats down. You could even put a gray water drain the floor so...

Goats: goats
These could all be happening coincidentally. If the goats are playing rough or their pasture has holes in it and they are playing a lot then the limping could be from slight injuries. The ones with limping, what do their hooves look like? Are they otherwise...

Goats: goats
HI , How wet is it there where you are? Could be foot rot.. could be something like a dip or hole in the yard or pasture they are stepping on/in and twisting their ankle? Could be mud clotted between the toes.. or rocks- fire ants could also cause this.....

Goats: goats
Could they have hoof rot or founder? Have you checked their feet? The stargazing sounds like a different issue. Take the temp of that one. How is her condition otherwise? Is she eating and drinking okay? Is her poop and pee normal? It could be the start...

Goats: hair question
HI Rita, Dermatitis is one of the most difficult things to diagnose - esp since I cannot see her.. skin scrapings by the vet is you best bet.. if he suspects external parasites such as mites or lice.. injecting ivomec will not help.. you will need to...

Goats: Hurt baby goat
Hi Hannah The ears have many vessels and bleed a lot more than you would expect.. and it looks much worse than it is.. the antibiotic is fine to put on it.. lie neosporin.. Worst thing you can do is to change his feed to pelleted feed.. it will mess...

Goats: Ivomec sheep drench dosage for goats
HI Dawn, You are FAR better off using Ivomec PLUS injectable.. injected SQ.. this is the most effective dewormer - if you have no pregnant does.. you can use Valbazen oral suspension if you want to deworm orally.. As far as external parasites.. a dewormer...

Goats: Peanut
Does she look bloated at all? Doubt an air bubble, could be gas bubble still there. Her rumen or her intestines could be inflamed or perhaps turned a bit and so when the weight of the animal goes off of them it feels better but when back laying down that...

Goats: Persistent diarrhea/muscle support
Brown diarrhea in an adult goat either indicates digestive upset or bacterial infection in the intestines. Had he had a change in diet at all? Had he gotten into anything he should not have gotten into recently? What color are his lower inner eyelids? The...

Goats: sick goat
Greg, What kinds of branches did you put in? With the vomiting it sounds like poisoning. Teeth grinding is pain. I would give activated charcoal for the poison and remove what you put in until you figure out what it is. Give wheat straw if you have it. Also...

Goats: 5 DAY OLD GOAT, goat business, female goat
goat business, female goat, old goat: Well first, watch the heating pad thing...they are not bright enough, or strong enough if sick to move when they get too hot...what kind of milk replacer is it, and how much are you feeding and when? How is her poop? PLease reply and I will try to help you...

Goats: 5 Week pygmy goat not eating, pygmy goat, corn syrup
pygmy goat, corn syrup, milk replacer: What are you using for a milk replacer? If you are using a powder, it might be a little heavy...make sure you use something for goats or lambs, no universal type replacers. If he is feeling lousy, he will not want to eat...give him a few days...make sure he...

Goats: 7 year old billy, maxine kinne, epsom salt
maxine kinne, epsom salt, hoof wall: Hello Karen, We don t know if he has a hoof problem or a joint problem elsewhere in the leg. You re going to have to trim his feet to see what they really look like. If he has a hoof wall separation - a pocket of debris between the soft sole and the hard...

Goats: 8 week old Pygmy Goat went blind, pygmy goat, karo syrup
pygmy goat, karo syrup, many different reasons: If you haven t already, have a vet look at him. There could be many different reasons why this happened. It could have been caused by some sort of deficiency soon after birth, or it could have been caused by inbreeding. It s really hard to tell without knowing...

Goats: 9 year old female pygmy goat, goat owners, pygmy goat
goat owners, pygmy goat, horse vet: She could have a serious infection, like a tear or abcess...is the blood very dark or smelling bad? Is there any pus? Is she feeling good, eating and drinking, eyes bright? Even if she has none of the above symptoms, I would try to find a vet to see her...usually...

Goats: Amounts to bottle feed doeling, pippi longstockings, goat kids
pippi longstockings, goat kids, jade plant: Hello Therese, Goat kids shouldn t be weaned until they are about 10 weeks of age. Please don t dilute the milk with water. The next paragraph explains why. In addition, her diarrhea may have been the result of a change in the type of milk or the temperature...

Goats: Animal Cruelty, livestock management, acceptable management
livestock management, acceptable management, animal cruelty: No, it is not acceptable, and its obviously not working either. I am not a big fan of animal rights , however, welfare is a concern, and this person you speak of? Why does he keep this goat? Are you in a position to report this issue? Goats do have hard...

Goats: my alpine goat (female) has blood in her urine, alpine goat, proper medication
alpine goat, proper medication, kidney problems: She could be having kidney problems, so I suggest taking her to the vet to get her the proper medication. If she has kidney stones and it is not treated, she could eventually die from it, because it would be blocking the urine. With treatment, she should be...

Goats: angora goat, rumen bacteria, angora goats
rumen bacteria, angora goats, angora goat: Hello Gayle, Anything you do to her is going to be stressful. Angora goats grow mohair with a vengeance, and that seems to put them on the brink anyway. The drunk-type behavior you saw is very characterisitic of the metabolic disease called polioencephalomalacia,...

Goats: article on goats, mountain goats, speedy reply
mountain goats, speedy reply, cliff tops: Goats would keep the shrubbery down, although they would be basically the same as deer. I don t think they would allow people to get too close, but if there is a town near by, they could end up getting hit by cars, or eating people s shrubbery they have planted....

Goats: Baby Goat, baby goat, bottom teeth
baby goat, bottom teeth, pepto: Well great! Sounds like you know what you are doing...keep her off any milk until the diarrhea is under control. If you see that she is not runny, reintroduce the milk, in small amounts, with a little pepto in it..just enough to make the milk light pink...then...

Goats: Baby Goats Dying!!, thiamin deficiency, baby goats
thiamin deficiency, baby goats, goats milk: Most likely, it was a thiamin deficiency...if you were feeding them a powdered milk, and it wasnt specifically for kids or lambs, that was most likely the culprit. There are many universal milk replacers on the market that claim to cater to puppies, kittens,...

Goats: Baby Goats, baby goats, tetanus shot
baby goats, tetanus shot, horned animal: Price is variable...I pay 20.00, and yes, it is very painful...a most unpleasant experience...however, believe it or not, less than five minutes later they are playing, eating, butting like nothing ever happened. Make sure they get a tetanus shot when dehorned....