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Goats: 6 month old Oberhasli doeling with missing patches of skin on neck, oberhasli goats, hydrogen peroxide
oberhasli goats, hydrogen peroxide, open wounds: Hello - if it were missing hair around the neck, back and hips it could be selenium. But this sounds more like the doeling is being picked on by another goat. I always keep my doelings under 9 months of age in their own pen at night - usually just put up...

Goats: 6 month old with weak back legs, copper deficiency, rear legs
copper deficiency, rear legs, head butt: Unless she has had an injury to her rear legs/hips, this is probably either selenium and/or copper deficiency. Would start with the selenium at five 200 mcg tablets crushed and dissolved in hot water along with all the oil from a 1000 IU capsule of vitamin...

Goats: Addition to herd, urinary calculi, phosphorus ratio
urinary calculi, phosphorus ratio, 4 months: Most likely the female will become alpha of the herd - with the boys castrated there may be some running around, chasing and trying to mount her but doubt that will last long, especially given the boys young age. Having an extra shelter available just in...

Goats: angora goat skin, angora goat, goat skin
angora goat, goat skin, dry in the sun: Hello - I have never tanned/cured an animal s skin/hide. We have a friend who just stretches the hide out,scrapes excess fat and tissues off of it and then uses coarse salt to dry it out. But there are many informative sites on the internet that give you...

Goats: baby kid goat sick, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, livestock auctions: Hi there - will give you a call too - if the darrhea is white it is most likely E. coli she is suffering from. How much penicillin were you giving her and was it twice a day intramuscularly? Penicillin is usually best for most infections but if it really...

Goats: Breathing Problem in Newborn, goat serum, iu vitamin
goat serum, iu vitamin, rectal thermometer: If she wants to get up that s fine but I would let her rest for the most part - when you feed her though I would make sure she is in the normal position for drinking milk - standing if possible with head tipped up so the milk goes down correctly. Keep me...

Goats: Bred Nanny Pygmy, mucous plug, water bucket
mucous plug, water bucket, rearend: Pelvic ligaments are the best way to know when she will kid - in a non pregnant or early pregnant doe the ligaments feel like pencils and as she gets closer to kidding the ligaments begin to soften until they disappear and you are able to put your thumb...

Goats: How do I care for my goat's pealing horns?, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, damp weather: Thanks for the update. Generally horn peeling/strength of keratin layer is due to internal deficiencies not the weather. Horn peeling is either not getting enough protein - as an example our 6 month old kid goats (30 pounds) get 1 1/2 cups of the general...

Goats: cloud burst, kid goat, selenium supplement
kid goat, selenium supplement, false pregnancy: Was it the same buck? It is possible it could have been from ingestion of a toxin. If they do this again might consider a selenium/vitamin E and D supplement along with a 5 day course of oxytetracycline injections to clear any possible chronic infections....

Goats: Coughing Goat, dear madam, intramuscular injections
dear madam, intramuscular injections, urine color: Sounds like it may have pneumonia. I would start it on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds injectable twice a day for 5 days - during this time the goat also needs to be on probiotics. If he is not eating would also start him on B complex (human kind is fine)....

Goats: dirt eating kid, kid question, grain ration
kid question, grain ration, adavance: I don t think mine start quite that early, but they are often pretty young when they do it. So far there have been no negative outcomes. You might consider taking some of the milk you get from the mom and trying the kid on a bottle to see whether she is actually...

Goats: fertility of newly castrated buck, bloody show, heat cycles
bloody show, heat cycles, stickiness: Even though he was castrated, since this was done recently, he would still have testosterone in him and would still be wanting to breed. If the doeling is young, it is possible she was not in heat and the male tried to breed her and caused an injury - that...

Goats: first time 1 1/2 year doe is due on 5 weeks,, pelvic bones, stomach area
pelvic bones, stomach area, stall area: Hello - are you sure of the doe s due date of 5 weeks out? Has she gotten into any new browse or pasture that might have toxic/poisonous plants, as these can cause abortion. The arching of the back and pushing and mucous coming out certainly sounds like...

Goats: My He Goat does not eat, b complex vitamins, water mixture
b complex vitamins, water mixture, thinness: Hello - thank you for the update. So, your goat is eating the grains that you have in the photo but it is the grass that he is not eating much of? As concerns his poop, the photos shows poop that is not normal, and it would indicate possible worms. Advice...

Goats: goat plasenta problem, Retained placenta
Retained placenta: The cause can be infection, such as toxoplasmosis, or a deficiency of selenium. You can give a shot of BoSe ten days before kidding. This is a vitamin E and selenium injection, which is a prescription, at least in the US. If you know the placenta has not come...

Goats: Goats with mange and abcesses, zimectrin gold, mange mite
zimectrin gold, mange mite, kid goats: Thank you for the photos. How long has the one lesion under the goat s ear been present, that is how long has it been growing, and what did it look like when it was first starting? Generally if the lesions are from mange mites then the Zimectrin works well...

Goats: Joint ill?, white muscle disease, navel area
white muscle disease, navel area, selenium deficiency: HI Kim, I have no idea what your access to medications are there or the brand name of them - But I woud try an injection of BO-Se which is a selenium/vit E combo vet Rx- only takes abotu 1/4 cc-Joint ill is bacteria that wicks up into the body via the raw...

Goats: kid not cleaned, internet availability, warm water
internet availability, warm water, thanks in advance: Thanks for the update. Are the kids eating and looking otherwise well? If she thinks/feels the kids are ill she will not attend to them as she should. Might check their temperatures too. Also, did she have a difficult birth with them? If she did then...

Goats: Kidding problem, rectal temp, pregnancy complications
rectal temp, pregnancy complications, dead kid: HI Denny, Honestly she needs to see a vet to make sure what is going on- at this advanced stage of illness I fear trying different things right now, may be her demise. She needs to be milked to relieve the pressure in her udder- take her rectal temp-...

Goats: Leaky udder, boer goat, milk leakage
boer goat, milk leakage, pain thanks: Thanks for the update. That would be great if you can check our her hind leg - looking for warmth and/or swelling due to an injury such as a sprain, or perhaps there is a wound that is infected and that is the reason for limping. Also milking her out might...

Goats: Mastitis, thigh muscles, neck muscles
thigh muscles, neck muscles, udder: Hi there - 12 cc sounds perfect/swishing is a good sound. Would do this once a day for 3 days. Glad her udder has gone down already - perhaps we are on the right track now. Oh yes, goats are always a learning experience - when you think there is nothing...

Goats: mastitis, bleach solution, goats milk
bleach solution, goats milk, living quarters: Thanks for the update. Is the teat cup you use the same as you used before? It is possible it is contaminated. It is also possible that she could have had the infection brewing in her udder from previously and stress or immune system deficiency allowed...

Goats: No milk, poop and pee, uterine infection
poop and pee, uterine infection, mastitis: Thanks for the update. I recommend penicillin given IM, with this though you must remember to draw back on the plunger when the needle is in to be sure you are not in a vein - many goats can get very bad reactions if antibiotics are injected into their veins...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf Goat, calf manna, goat food
calf manna, goat food, kid goats: Their birth date is 9/26/2012??, correct? Does it seem that all are looking healthy and getting enough milk? If they seem thin even after feeding on mom then a bottle once or twice a day of either milk replacer or goat s milk would help. As kid goats do...

Goats: Pigmy goat not eating, soda crackers, throat infection
soda crackers, throat infection, rumen: Thanks for the update. So, Baytril should never be given to goats - would not let the vet do that again. Sounds like prednisone as an anfi-inflammatory. Not sure what the other could be. It does sound like she has an infection and I would definitely start...

Goats: A possible pregnant goat., pygmy goats, lower abdomen
pygmy goats, lower abdomen, stomach area: Thanks for the update. The pelvic ligaments are located in a V-shape on either side of the back bone about 5 inches up from the tailhead - if you place two fingers at about 5 inches (sometimes more, sometimes less inches) and then begin moving the fingers...

Goats: pygmy goat, urinary calculi, cedar shavings
urinary calculi, cedar shavings, pygmy goat: That lemon juice is fine - as long as it is from concentrate - no dilution/watered down. If the potassium citrate 1080 mg then one tablet each time you give the lemon juice - the citrate also helps break down the calculi. Keep me posted - thanks - Donn...

Goats: Pygmy goat aborted, pygmy goat, selenium levels
pygmy goat, selenium levels, strange message: I don t see any missed calls on my phone - 360-742-8310. It is possible that stress along with low selenium levels could cause an abortion at what sounds like 4-6 weeks out from true kidding date. It is also possible a poisonous plant ingestion can cause...

Goats: Re: Migi sick, milk of magnesia, gummy bear candy
milk of magnesia, gummy bear candy, snack food: I think I would let him go for at leat 4 to 8 hours and see how his poop goes - as long as he is pooping I doubt he is constipated or obstibated at this point - so no mineral oil. If he continues pooping soft poop you can give him milk of magnesia as that...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, sensitive digestive system, milk of magnesia
sensitive digestive system, milk of magnesia, snack foods: I would stop the milk of magnesia - this does a good job of cleaning things out but then will make things stay runny - if he is still having soft plops/liquidy tonight would give him a dose of pepto bismol (this helps harden the poop). Or you can just wait...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, vitamin b complex, zimectrin
vitamin b complex, zimectrin, internet range: Thanks for the update. The color of the poop and soft property could be from the pepto. Would also wait on more pepto for a while. I ll be out of internet range tomorrow, Thursday, so if you need me emergently give me a call. I should have internet...

Goats: Re: Migis bloat, bloated stomach, graham crackers
bloated stomach, graham crackers, grass hay: Thanks for more information - I would stop the probiotics and vitamin B as those might be making him more hungry. He really only needs those when he is not feeling well. He might also need more protein - a higher protein keeps their tummies more full longer...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics
milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics, upset stomach: Sorry - I m putting on a goat seminar today - just taking a break so e-mailing you now - Migi could have the start of a pneumonia and if you wanted to start him on oral antibiotics that would be fine. He could still just have an upset stomach. Temperatures...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, types of grasses, grass hay
types of grasses, grass hay, fields of grass: Hi there - great to hear Migi is doing well. Re the grass hay - sometimes in the fields of grass there are weeds that grow or other types of grasses and, even if there was a little bit of alfalfa in it I would doubt there was enough to ever cause any concern....

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, vitamin b complex, urinary calculi
vitamin b complex, urinary calculi, vitamins and minerals: We talked about Migi having a delicate digestive system - so perhaps the vitamin B complex and probiotics every 2 to 3 days would be okay/work for him. Re seaweed, that is very good for goats - we get it in 50 pound bags known as kelp - goats love it - it...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, cigarette butts, nasal tissues
cigarette butts, nasal tissues, corn chips: Thanks for the uupdate. Sometimes weather can play a part in how an animal acts, feels and eats. A wet nose is not an acute symptom generally, it usually just indicates their nasal tissues are reacting to something in the air - allergens, or dust or vog,...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, milk of magnesia, mineral oil
milk of magnesia, mineral oil, intestines: Hi there - the gummy type candy could be balled up in his intestines and causing the problem. Milk of magnesia and mineral oil may be needed - unless he is still pooping then we know things inside of him are moving okay, even though they may not be perfect...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, milk of magnesia, snack foods
milk of magnesia, snack foods, question thanks: Goats do get bored. Does he have anything to jump up on? Some play things are good for goats. I have some wood structures/boxes that the goats can jump up and down from - they also have a child s large playball to push around and play with - perhaps that...

Goats: Re: Worming Migi, plunger, regimen
plunger, regimen, worms: He may have some leftover worms so would go ahead and worm him - it will not hurt him. You use twice his body weight to find the dosing on the plunger of the wormer - if he is close to 200 pounds double in weight would go to the 250 mark and place the lock...

Goats: several questions on my pregnant boers, calcium stores, grass hay
calcium stores, grass hay, due jan: Hi there - would advise close watch on the does close to kidding and just afterwards, and if they go down, can t get up, stop eating, then that would be hypocalcemia and they would need intravenous calcium from a vet in an emergent way. Hoping that does not...

Goats: sick Nigerian Dwarf doe, oil works, milk of magnesia
oil works, milk of magnesia, mineral oil: What color is the diarrhea? Any foam around the mouth? If she is bloated then mineral oil works best. Did she just start having the diarrhea? This could be a pneumonia and would need penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds injectable twice a day for 5 days (intramuscularly)....

Goats: Sore mouth, nigerian dwarf goats, spots on the nose
nigerian dwarf goats, spots on the nose, sore mouth: Well that makes sense then.. some people do sell goats who are having major health issues (not a very nice thing to do to the new owner OR the goat) But this sounds logical to me.. The bigger goats are no more trouble than the small ones,, they eat more....

Goats: stillborn, dead kids, dead kid
dead kids, dead kid, oxytocin: I would get some Lutalyse for her asap..24 hours TOPS for retained placenta.. after that it begins to go toxic.. I suspect this is what happened with your other doe.. :( The nursing should have dispelled the placenta.. if not she absolutely needs to lose...

Goats: very swollen testicles after banding, swollen testicles, urinary calculi
swollen testicles, urinary calculi, kid goats: Generally it is best to band bucklings at age 2 weeks - the theory about waiting for less chance of urinary calculi is incorrect. Sometimes older banding goes well but many times it does not, as in the case of your one little guy. Does not sound like you...

Goats: Tooth Loss, dairy goats, peanut butter and jelly
dairy goats, peanut butter and jelly, loose teeth: HI David, Boy that s a tough call not knowing her exact age.. I try to make sure to retire my girls when they hit the double digits - pregnancy takes a toll on them.. it really all depends on her health- if she is in good flesh- not wormy and no lameness.....

Goats: UC, vet asap, scrotum
vet asap, scrotum, boar: HI Allie, Squatting? to pee? The boys stretch out placing the back feet further away from the body than they normally hold them.. Not trying to be a wise cracker.. but if this goat is squatting to pee.. are you sure this is a boy goat? Maybe it was just...

Goats: urinary calculi, urinary calculi, goat owners
urinary calculi, goat owners, loose minerals: HI Rick, Yes, a TBSP for now is fine.. As long as the weather allows and they have something in the pasture to eat.. and they are used to it.. let them graze when ever they like.. you can up the amount gradually of goat chow to about 1/4 cup as they get...

Goats: wonky kid, adult goats, soft poop
adult goats, soft poop, kid goat: Thanks much for the update. If you see even a small improvement, might go with a third dose for her - it will not hurt her. If in another 7 days she is still not much improved it may be time to look at copper deficiency, which can cause joint looseness as...

Goats: worming, gastrointestinal parasites, liver fluke
gastrointestinal parasites, liver fluke, goat owners: HI Maria, Are these your only goats? I use Ivomec PLUS or Valbazen for treating worms and also liver fluke which is an internal parasite that can be deadly.. it has spread across the nation in the last few years which is why I suggest the Ivomec PLUS rather...

Goats: Wounded Pregnant Pygmy, kid goats, hydrogen peroxide
kid goats, hydrogen peroxide, injured legs: Thanks for the update. Penicillin injectable (that is available at most feed/farm stores over the counter/no prescription needed) should be given intramuscularly in the rear thigh muscles - twice a day for 5 days - you need to draw back on the plunger once...

Goats: My two year old boar keeps grinding his teeth, weird habit, boar goat
weird habit, boar goat, belly ache: HI Allie, Teeth grinding or gritting is a symptom usually of gut pain- is the hay moldy? (does it poof dust when torn apart?) he may have an issue due to the hay.. 2 yr old hay is lacking in nutrition and as hard as hay is to get these days.. I understand...

Goats: 5 day old pygmy, kid goats, surgical scrub
kid goats, surgical scrub, umbilical cords: Alcohol I try to stay away from as it burns badly. Do you have any antibacterial ointment or even dishwasher liquid that says it is antibacterial will help to rub the cord with (ointment) or to make a warm solution and dip/wash off the cord and then dry well....

Goats: 6 mo pigmy won't eat hay, urinary calculi, pigmy
urinary calculi, pigmy, nibble: If he is hungry enough he will eat it. If he is a wether, he shouldn t be eating goat chow, at least not that much. It can cause urinary calculi. Wethers do not need grain, just hay and a goat mineral block. As long as he is eating brush, I wouldn t worry...

Goats: Angora Goat both horns just came off, angora goat, goat feed
angora goat, goat feed, yard trimmings: I wouldn t put her down for that. I would still consider a nutritional deficiency. Goat Medicine says that zinc deficiency can cause the dandruff problem. You can feed zinc pills from any store to goats to correct this. I have goats just eat the whole pill,...

Goats: baby goat, kid goat, kid goats
kid goat, kid goats, baby goat: Thanks for the update. Sounds like both kids are having trouble staying warm - issue there is pneumonia, which they can catch very easily - if you see them not wanting the bottle (little one) or not eating or having trouble breathing would advise penicillin....

Goats: baby goat horns bleeding, goat horns, baby goat
goat horns, baby goat, klote: You only need to give this every 48 hours, which makes it easier for the kid. Do you have any idea how much she weighs.? The dosage is 5 ml per 100 lbs of body weight. So You may need to give only 1/2 cc or so. Give it subcutaneously, not in the muscle. Good...

Goats: baby Zee, nux vomica, health food store
nux vomica, health food store, kid goats: Hi there - the product is called Nux Vomica - since I have not used it in a while I am going to talk with my homeopathic expert to remind me of the dosing (there are also two strengths that I do not remember what we used on the other kid goats) - should have...

Goats: bad needle, stupid mistake, cardinal rule
stupid mistake, cardinal rule, mastitis: I am so sorry to hear of the loss - don t beat yourself up - it could happen to anyone - you make a good thought about Santanna not responding to treatments and sometimes things happen for a reason. I am able to get epinephrine from my veterinarian so have...

Goats: Boer Buck Can't Pee, boer buck, cedar shavings
boer buck, cedar shavings, running a fever: I am sorry I am responding so late but I was away from a computer all day. Okay, so if you are finding blood and mucous that is sounding more like an infection. What type of bedding is the buckling on? If cedar shavings that would cause urinary tract infections....

Goats: Breeding, buck rag, lutalyse
buck rag, lutalyse, togg: Never any worries about questions - that s what I volunteer for. So re increasing chances for males or females to be born the following is a good rule of thumb - if you breed your doe early in her heat cycle then she has more of a chance of having male kids...

Goats: calfs, e coli infection, shipping fever
e coli infection, shipping fever, goat milk: Hi there - so calves can get clostridium/enterotoxemia too from overeating - also the stress of moving can easily give calves shipping fever/pneumonia. Calves can also come down with E. coli infection from the stress - penicillin would also help that. So...

Goats: Doe had kids premature, she seems to be feeling bad, vaginal area, oxytetracycline
vaginal area, oxytetracycline, roughage: Ideally, you should take her to a vet to be checked out. If you cannot do that, you should give her a course of antibiotics. You can give oxytetracycline 5 ml per 100 lbs, subcutaneously every 48 hours for a total of 4 injections. Make sure she gets probiotics...

Goats: goat with out of place hip and broken pelvis, glucosamine with chondroitin, vitamin b complex
glucosamine with chondroitin, vitamin b complex, broken pelvis: So sorry to hear of this injury. I agree with the vet, let things heal as best they can by themselves. I would keep him on aspirin at one 325 mg tablet every four hours. If he is ever not eating well would be sure to keep him on probiotics and vitamin B...

Goats: goat with seizures, b vitamin deficiency, vitamin b complex
b vitamin deficiency, vitamin b complex, thiamin deficiency: Thanks for the info - sorry I did not get back to you last night. Re the vitamin B complex - that would not be enough, especially subcutaneously given, to get the amount of thiamin she needs to turn around the polio - would expect she would need 4 cc four...

Goats: how to introduce 3 month old goat to momma goat, kid goat, old goat
kid goat, old goat, two little kids: Unfortunately I doubt she will ever allow the new goat in and I would not even try to put the new little one in with her as it will put it in fatal harms way. Once the other kid goat is weaned perhaps you could put the two little kids together, again, away...

Goats: mange/mites, mange mites, cholinesterase inhibitor
mange mites, cholinesterase inhibitor, mange mite: Hi there - I have never used the Prolat/Lintox - I know it is an organophosphate and a cholinesterase inhibitor - so can be toxic to livestock. Is the any redness to the scales/scabs? This could be a fungus or it could be mange mites. The outside of the...

Goats: nursing doe, pygmy goat, asprin
pygmy goat, asprin, ahold: Yes, you can give her some aspirin. Give her a whole one, or even 1.5, but make sure you give it with some food so it doesn t hurt her stomach. When you get the vet, you should ask for a banamine prescription. That is a painkiller/anti inflammatory. ...

Goats: My pet goat very sick please help, pygmy goat, pineapple juice
pygmy goat, pineapple juice, pet goat: Hello - What is his temperature - measurement please. Sounds like he has an infection not stones. What feed regimen has he been on. Baking soda is not advised. Pineapple juice is not advised. If stones then concentrated lemon juice is needed. Penicillin...

Goats: possible pink eye, terramycin eye ointment, puple
terramycin eye ointment, puple, pink eye: Sounds like an infection - terramycin eye ointment or NFZ puffer eye powder works well - twice a day for 7 days - would also start on penicillinn at 6 cc/100 pounds given subcutaneously, and probiotics of course. Glad you are feeling better. Hope this helps...

Goats: pregnant pygmy goat, pygmy goat, pregna
pygmy goat, pregna, vulva: Thanks for the update. Have you been able to feel the pelvic ligaments on the first doe? Sounds like her hormones are starting and stopping. Glad she is eating and acting normal though. Sounds like the discharge she did have could have been the mucous...

Goats: Proper Feeding Portions, free choice minerals, kid goats
free choice minerals, kid goats, urinary calculi: Hello: Are these wethers, that is, castrated? Are you not feeding any grain at all? Re the ammonium chloride that is not needed on a daily basis unless they are on the incorrect feed, that is feed that does not have the correct 2:1 or better 3:1 calcium...

Goats: pygmy babies, soft poop, kid goats
soft poop, kid goats, new babies: Thanks for the update - glad all made it through the night. Re little Zee - glad the poop is a little thicker - and it is still orange, correct, but darker? If so that is a good sign. Did all get their CDT toxoid vaccinations at 1/2 cc each? Since the...

Goats: pygmy goat possibly sick, milk of magnesia, pygmy goat
milk of magnesia, pygmy goat, grinding teeth: Sorry for the delay. What is her temperature? Any stresses she has been under - weather changes, new goats to her pasture, etc.? For bloat milk of magnesia mixed with mineral oil is best for bloat - pepto is used for diarrhea only. Grinding her teeth indicates...

Goats: Pygmy goat Zee, pygmy goat, yellow orange
pygmy goat, yellow orange, job lots: Yup, mineral oil in just one bottle that day should do it, if needed. Kid goats like to try to nibble, but have no rumen until about 2 weeks of age so they cannot really eat it, just suck/nibble on it. If Zee wants to suck/nibble on the hay that s okay -...

Goats: Re: Migi, milk of magnesia, soft poop
milk of magnesia, soft poop, snack foods: The issue with seaweed is that it swells in their rumen - so too much would cause digestive upset and his not wanting to eat hay. Milk of magnesia if great anytime you think he needs it and that amount is perfect. He will most likely have the clumpy poop...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, external parasites, sensitive systems
external parasites, sensitive systems, mites: Hi there - the python dust should do the trick. Nothing that you use on dogs can be used on goats as it can be toxic to the goat. Most times you can use anything used on cats for use on the goats as cats have sensitive systems like the goat. Would wait...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, ammonium chloride, happy thanksgiving
ammonium chloride, happy thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner: Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I am work today. Will have Thanksgiving dinner here at work. Sounds great on Migi - you ve done a great job - sounds like you have a good plan. You re probably correct that he has a hay belly - perhaps he just ate too fast....

Goats: Re: Migis Update, donna hope, vitamin b complex
donna hope, vitamin b complex, snack foods: Thanks for the update. So glad to hear Migi is doing well. Some goats when they eat, fill their rumen and it looks large - not really bloat, just full of food - and then as their system processes the food their tummy decreases in size back to normal. If...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, ammonium chloride, snack food
ammonium chloride, snack food, grass hay: Okay, so our goats get fed in the a.m. and not again (except for the two 6 month old ones) - for one goat that would be about one flake of hay - they eat for about 20 minutes then go away and chew cud and then come back to finish the hay in the afternoon some...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, vitamin b complex, sensitive digestive system
vitamin b complex, sensitive digestive system, soft poop: Thanks for the update. Unfortunately I think Migi just has a very sensitive digestive system. So not overdoing on anything different than his regular feed is what we need to continue for him, probably forever. I understand your thoughts about the same food...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, milk of magnesia, rumen
milk of magnesia, rumen, mineral oil: Sounds like his system is trying to get back to normal. Doubt he is constipated or obstipated. Usually goats do well with hay as it goes to their rumen and then becomes soft there and then is chewed as cud and then goes back to the rumen for more mushing...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, milk of magnesia, b complex
milk of magnesia, b complex, mineral oil: Glad you called re this e-mail. Hope Migi is feeling better today - I will be out of phone and e-mail contact today until probably 6 p.m. this evening. Hoping all goes well. Let me know later how he is doing. Continuing on his antibiotics, the oral probiotics...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, vitamin b complex, yellow mucus
vitamin b complex, yellow mucus, running a fever: Sorry I could not get back to you until now - I have been away from phone service and internet service. Glad he pooped. The yellow can be from dehydration or it can be from build up of toxins, such as if he was not pooping well and it had backed up. If...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, powerade drink mix, yellow mucus
powerade drink mix, yellow mucus, yellow mucous: Thanks for the update. The size of the first pooping would be consistent with constipation. The yellow mucous could be from the vitamin B or the milk of magnesia. Oxytetracycline (LA200) also can produce a yellowish color to eyes and mucous. Are his eyes...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, vitamin b complex, giving intramuscular injections
vitamin b complex, giving intramuscular injections, soft poop: As I said before, the change in poop can be from the antibiotics. If he seems almost back to normal you could stop the injectable antibiotics. I might advise continuing with oral antibiotics whenever the weather changes or you see a slight change in his...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, soluble powder
oxytetracycline hydrochloride, soluble powder, terramycin: Thanks for the update. Re the terramycin oral powder that is different than the oxytetracycline. There is a tetracycline oral powder available - on line or many feed stores have this - it is most likely found in the poultry section if you decide to look...

Goats: release of afterbirth, adult goats, kid goats
adult goats, kid goats, kid goat: You can cut the hanging afterbirth so it does not trip her or interfere with the kid goat drinking as at this point the blood vessels should be dried up/stopped flowing. Losing a kid this a.m. could indicate she has an infection and as such the kids have...

Goats: scouring, sheep and goat medicine, vitamin b injections
sheep and goat medicine, vitamin b injections, woody plants: Has she been tested for Johne s disease? It can cause chronic diarrhea, and you could eventually expect wasting with it. It is also transmissible. According to sheep and goat medicine, there are many possible causes. Even copper deficiency is implicated. I...

Goats: Shedding, oral drench, nigerian dwarf
oral drench, nigerian dwarf, iu vitamin: Hello - all goats have coccidia in their systems at all times - the diagnosis of coccidiosis would occur if there was green diarrhea. Pre treating can create worm resistance. If the goat has good poop pellets then that generally indicates no worm infestation....

Goats: sheep with kidney stones, health food stores, ammonium chloride
health food stores, ammonium chloride, urinary calculi: I take it he is not urinating at all? Is he humping up and tries to pee but nothing? Ammonium chloride is only a preventative therapy not a cure. Use of concentrated lemon juice as an oral drench at 1 cup per 75 pounds of body weight every 2 hours for two...

Goats: sick calf, fungal pneumonia, shipping fever
fungal pneumonia, shipping fever, high fever: What is his temperature? The twitching sometimes is from a high fever. If he has a fever (over 102.5) then would start on a high dose of aspirin at two 325 mg aspirins and then the next 4 hours would drop to one aspirin until the fever is gone. It is possible...

Goats: Sick Nubian Buckling, low body temp, frequent urination
low body temp, frequent urination, rear legs: Thanks for the update. Very nice you started him on the probiotics and B complex - would keep that up until he is back to normal. Would go ahead and update on his CDT toxoid - 2 cc. Are your other goats on the pellets too? Do the pellets look and smell...

Goats: sick pygmy goat, goat wormer, pygmy goat
goat wormer, pygmy goat, low body temperature: Hi there - I would generally not treat the whole herd for something like barber pole worm or liver flukes unless you start seeing the lower inner eyelids becoming very light pink or you see the goats becoming less thrifty. It is certainly your choice though....

Goats: small bumps on udder & possible mastitis, cow product, good appetite
cow product, good appetite, excenel: Re the mastitis - it sounds like she has a subacute chronic mastitis that will cause the positive CMT testing. For mastitis I recommend use of penicillin injectable - feed store available - 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 7 to 10 days - this generally kills...

Goats: sudden death, little doe, boer goat
little doe, boer goat, milk replacer: Sorry to hear of the loss. When did the mom reject this little doe? It is possible the doeling had a pneumonia even without a fever. Did she have any diarrhea? If so, what color. Was the mom up on her CDT toxoid vaccination, that is had she had a booster...

Goats: Tight leg ligament, nubian goat, linament
nubian goat, linament, banamine: Could he have injured the leg at all? You should talk to your vet and get some banamine for the inflammation and pain. Then you will have better luck encouraging him to walk. If you don t have a relationship with a vet who will prescribe, or cannot go to a...

Goats: udder in a kid., raising goats, positive reinforcement
raising goats, positive reinforcement, spray bottle: The precocious udder went away within a year, without breeding. I would get a spray bottle and spray her anytime she tries to butt. You can also do positive reinforcement with a clicker and some peanuts. Raising goats for dummies has a section on that....

Goats: umbilical cord, kid goat, antiseptic soap
kid goat, antiseptic soap, soap solution: Hello - use of floss is great. Yes, you can cut it shorter now, once the blood has stopped flowing in the cord, usually about an hour after birth, it is generally safe to cut it shorter - you can cut it so it is about two inches in length. Dipping in another...

Goats: baby goat, kid goats, soft poop
kid goats, soft poop, baby goat: Kid goats of 3 to 5 days of age usually have a yellowish brown soft poop that is cleaning their systems out but no blood should be seen with this. Sounds like he has enterotoxemia - this is caused by the Clostridium type C and D bacteria and whenever stress...

Goats: baby goat ill, feed trough, baby goat
feed trough, baby goat, little babies: Thanks for the update. Glad the little one is doing better. I would continue with Sulmet for another 3 days at least - if you see her drinking from mom and she seems better (I might still bring her in at night if weather is very cold just in case - at least...

Goats: baby goat ill, hay feeder, baby goat
hay feeder, baby goat, questions kids: Thanks for the update. Sounds like he is getting back to normal. I would really keep him inside with you with the temps the way they are and keep him out of harms way. I would work on getting him on a bottle - it certainly may take a bit of time to get...

Goats: baby goat ill, bacterial diarrhea, kid goats
bacterial diarrhea, kid goats, kid goat: The chewing can be from pain - a pneumonia - would start her on penicillin for that, or it could be enterotoxemia, even though no yellow diarrhea - causes toxins in the rumen and pain. Penicillin helps with that along with CDT antitoxin if you had it - but...

Goats: Baby goat with front leg pain, terramycin eye ointment, baby goat
terramycin eye ointment, baby goat, oxytetracycline: Did you dip his cord in iodine immediately after birth? This usually helps keep joint ill away. It sounds like he has joint ill - he needs 1/2 cc of penicillin intramuscularly twice a day for 5 days, along with aspirin (half of an 81 mg low dose human aspirin)...

Goats: Baby goat troubles., newborn baby care, kid goat
newborn baby care, kid goat, baby goat: Warming up is excellent - will take some time to get her going - rubbing/warming/massaging - wrap her up in a warmed blanket, etc. Have you ever stomach tubed a kid goat or any animal? No baking soda. If you have available a stomach tube I can walk you through....

Goats: baby zee, pasture grasses, kid goats
pasture grasses, kid goats, coccidiosis: Thanks for the update. Green diarrhea, that is runny and smells quite horrid, points to coccidiosis which they pick up from the pasture/grasses they are running around in - everyone in the world has coccidia in their pastures/grasses. This is usually a bright...

Goats: baby zee update, kid goats, warm soapy water
kid goats, warm soapy water, iu vitamin: It is possible the constipation is closer to the rectum so an enema would help - I use infant enemas but the warm soapy water is okay too. It is possible he still has the joint ill - as it starts out with stiff legs. The other reason could be the selenium...

Goats: Big toggenburg nanny, runts, toggenburg
runts, toggenburg, those kids: When you say runts do you mean they were sickly, or just small, or did not grow well, or? The size of the kids is generally the bucks issue. If she did not take those kids last year to full 155 or more days then that could be her issue - not enough protein...

Goats: cyst like udder problem, oral drench, hydrogen peroxide
oral drench, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment: Thanks for the info. Sounds like the bag balm may be causing the allergic reaction and then to the Staph infection. Chlorhexidine is a little harsh on the udder skin and the zinc oxide can help with some skin infections but generally not a staph infection....

Goats: Female foul odor, pygmy goat, yellow tinge
pygmy goat, yellow tinge, unnatural color: Any chance she could have been bred? Is she eating and drinking normally? Is she peeing and pooping normally? Have you been able to pin point a specific part of the body where the odor is coming from? I would look for abscesses anywhere on the body, would...

Goats: follow-up question about sub-acute chronic mastitis, strong immune system, leukocytes
strong immune system, leukocytes, teats: Thanks for the update. It indeed still sounds like she still has a small subacute mastitis on that side. Would hope that after drying up and giving it a rest she will be fine on that side. You re right about the injections, the more you give the better...

Goats: Goat down for 24 hrs due any moment help, hypocalcemia, roughage
hypocalcemia, roughage, ketosis: Margaret, I just got this in the morning, so I hope it is not too late. Is she in labor? It sounds like ketosis and/ or hypocalcemia, so the molasses may help her out of it. You need some cmpk, but really sounds like you need a vet for an iv. Continue with...

Goats: goat abortimg, false pregnancy, neber
false pregnancy, neber, cloudburst: Do you know how far along she would have been? Is this her first pregnancy? It is possible it is a cloudburst/false pregnancy. She could also truly be aborting still. Can you feel anything that feels like a kid in her abdomen? Are her pelvic ligaments gone?...

Goats: Goat bedding, kid goats, cedar shavings
kid goats, cedar shavings, cedar bedding: Cedar bedding can cause urinary infections so I suggest folks stay away from that for bedding. How cold are we talking? I generally use regular straw or grass hay as bedding and do use a heat lamp if it is extremely cold, for the kid goats, but with that...

Goats: Goat farm (Specially about Foddar), fodder grasses, types of fodder
fodder grasses, types of fodder, karnataka india: I would be happy to give you information about what specific fodder/grasses is good for goats and about how much you would need to sustain about 50 goats but the specific information about when to grow, when to cut (except of course to cut always before the...

Goats: goat kidding question, false pregnancy, definite answer
false pregnancy, definite answer, rumen: I would suspect a false pregnancy or precocious udder. It is not normal to bag up and lose the milk before kidding. It was too early to bag up if she got pregnant at the end of July. However, I think you are wise to be alert to kidding within the dates, just...

Goats: goat with scours and is pregnat, wheat straw, scours
wheat straw, scours, rumen: Yes, this is very bad for her. She will get dehydrated. If you can you need to get a vet to give her an IV for fluids. For now, you need to get some electrolytes and syringe them into her. Get some browse, fir branches, wheat straw, whatever is available in...

Goats: goat throwing up?, horse wormers, bicarb
horse wormers, bicarb, mechanical problem: Re worming, for 28 years and what I advise to at least start out with/try in folks herds is the following. Starting at age 2 months and every two months from then on you use Zimectrin horse wormer (Ivermectin) and Safeguard (fenbendazole) horse wormer -...

Goats: goats, urinary calculi, ammonium chloride
urinary calculi, ammonium chloride, livestock feed: Thanks for the update. So glad to hear she is doing well - nice job. Re the bucks - grain is fine for them - the issue is the calcium to phosphorus ratio which to keep urinary calculi away needs to be at least 2:1 and best is 3:1, along with giving them...

Goats: How to keep warm, pygmy goat, cold shivers
pygmy goat, cold shivers, crate works: I use sweatshirts for the goats - easy to put on, can be tightened up easily and washed easily if needed - the goats really do get used to them fairly easily - you usually have to cut open the shirt s neck a bit and cut the sleeves shorter. If that still...

Goats: kid with strange leg bumps, mange mites, inner thigh
mange mites, inner thigh, cyst: Is she eating and drinking okay, and otherwise in good health? Is the knee with the scratch on it swollen or warm to touch? When you say bumps are these not true lumps or cysts where they are 1/4 to 1/2 inch tall? If the bumps are roundish but not raised...

Goats: lumps, goat health, masitis
goat health, masitis, peppermint oil: Try that for a week or so. If you see no change, let me know and I will do some further investigating. Goat Health Care has a home remedy for this, but it seems a bit extreme to me, so I recommend that you try a simpler alternative first. Also if you have...

Goats: New kid taking bottle, bottle feeding baby goats, bottle feeding baby
bottle feeding baby goats, bottle feeding baby, natural goat: HI Delise.. Now is the time to be concerned.. The previous owner should have given you a couple gallons of the mom s milk to send you off with these kids.. reasons why a baby will not take a bottle can vary.. milk not warm enough.. milk replacer used...

Goats: newborn baby goat, light corn syrup, baby goat
light corn syrup, baby goat, goat milk: Thanks for the update - yup, sorry you re not closer, but hang in there. Re the pepto, would only give one teaspoon every 2 hours for three doses and see if that helps with the diarrhea. Use of the 3 cc syringes (without the needle of course) works well...

Goats: Newborn Pygmy Goat, goat kids, pygmy goat
goat kids, pygmy goat, black nipples: Many times the mom will not take the kid back after a C-section. So be prepared for that. I would start bottle feeding the little one - powdered colostrum is great - follow directions on label - this should be 1 ounce every 1 to 2 hours for the first day...

Goats: pet goat getting sicker and sicker, alfalfa grass, goat farmer
alfalfa grass, goat farmer, pet goat: It is safe to give the penicillin. Give her the full dose twice a day for 5 days. Sounds like she may be improving. I would deworm her just in case. I use albendazole ( valbazen). Only cannot give it if she is pregnant. I use the probiotic paste. Give wheat...

Goats: Poop changing, pale yellow, cdt
pale yellow, cdt, sip: Thanks for the update. Sounds like his character is great and the starting to sip water is fantastic. Soon he should be nibbling on some hay. Is the poop thicker consistency than it was? Did little Zee get his 2nd CDT dosing? As long as the poop is not...

Goats: pregnant pygmy, mini horses, hibiclens
mini horses, hibiclens, naxcel: Thanks for the update - sounds like you have all things ready - re the coccidia, all goats carry this - it is in all pastures and grass. Once the kids are born I start them at one week of age on preventative Sulmet liquid - I bottle raise all our kid goats...

Goats: Re: Migi, milk of magnesia, strawberry fruit
milk of magnesia, strawberry fruit, sunny periods: When you say a little strawberry roll, how much exactly? That type of snack can easily sit in the rumen and cause upset - I would stay away from anything overly sweet, sticky, etc. Would give him some milk of magnesia if he is not looking better within about...

Goats: Re: Migi, colored balloon, wafer cookies
colored balloon, wafer cookies, snack food: Hi there - the weather really can make goats depressed or less active - a few pieces of balloon usually would not bother a goat, but Migi has such a delicate digestive system that I think anything out of the ordinary can cause upset. The 101.2 is fine. Glad...

Goats: Re: Migi, vitamin b complex, migi
vitamin b complex, migi, clump: Well, the good thing is that is is eating, drinking, peeing and pooping. And, his temperature is good, remember anything over 102.5 can indicate an infection. Does he look bloated at all? His digestive system could still be out of sorts just enough to cause...

Goats: Re: Migi, vitamin b complex, safeguard wormer
vitamin b complex, safeguard wormer, migi: You had said he was eating a little hay, so he is really not eating anything now, correct? You could give him some pepto bismol just to help calm his rumen, that s okay. Would give him probiotics too and vitamin B complex if he is not eating at all. Let...

Goats: Re: Migi & mites in ear, ear mite medicine, ear mites
ear mite medicine, ear mites, ear pinch: Re the hoof item, hard to tell what it is, it could be an injury or abscess, would just watch and wait on that. Re hoof trimming, having a play toy with cement on it so the goat jumps on and off and at that time files the hooves, but this only works on hooves...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, vitamin b complex, weather change
vitamin b complex, weather change, snack food: So, over doing antibiotics can sometimes upset their digestive tract. If you think he is ill or coming down with a pneumonia then you could give 5 days worth of duramycin and then stop and wait for 5 days to see how he is doing. Most goats like to stay outside...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, soft poop, snack foods
soft poop, snack foods, rain wind: Would just wait and see - with his sensitive digestive track you may find that some days he is just off a bit - would not overdose him on things - try and let nature take its course and let his system come back to normal by itself, unless there are certain...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, prosperous new year, snack food
prosperous new year, snack food, weather man: Thanks for the update. Pneumonia can come with a fever or not. It certainly could be the start of pneumonia or just digestive upset. As long as he is even nibbling at the hay that is okay for his rumen to keep it functioning. You could start up on the...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, snack food, snack foods
snack food, snack foods, thiamine: Thanks for the update. The thiamine is fine. Glad his poop is getting better. Have you put any flavoring in his water to see if he will drink it more? Sometimes goats do get tired of the same food. Eating hay and weeds is of course the best for Migi....

Goats: Re: Migis hay, plastic pallet, wooden pallet
plastic pallet, wooden pallet, drizzling rain: Best thing to do would be to open the bale and re-tie in smaller sections so you can turn those smaller sections easier than the one big bale - that way if you turn the sections every few days from one side to another that should allow any moister or dampness...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, oral antibiotic, higher hope
oral antibiotic, higher hope, snack foods: For preventative use, I would recommend only using the duramycin or any other oral antibiotic only for 5 days. The sunken in sounds more like he is not drinking enough water. Worming is best done every two months - so whenever he is due next - would not...

Goats: Re: Terramycin powder, terramycin, migi
terramycin, migi, tetracycline: Hi there - Sounds like he is getting back to normal without the MOM so I think it is a good idea just to wait especially if he is eating and drinking fine. Re the terramycin powder, that is about the same as the duramycin powder, same as the tetracycline...

Goats: Re: Trimming of hooves, cooperative extension office, goat hooves
cooperative extension office, goat hooves, straight blade: Hoof trimming should be done every 6 to 8 weeks forever. Really a good pair of straight blade garden trimmers will work well. Your objective is to trim down the walls until they are flat with the hoof pad itself. If the hoof walls are overgrown it may take...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, donna hope, christmas thanks
donna hope, christmas thanks, snack food: He could be constipated - MOM should work for that. I am glad that he is interested in something to eat, like the seaweed - he knows he needs fiber. He could have the beginning of bronchitis too and that is why he does not want to eat hay. Would start on...

Goats: going into season after miscarriage, nubian doe, dead fetus
nubian doe, dead fetus, intrauterine infection: Thanks for the info. Her behavior certainly sounds like she is in serious heat. If this is just a miscarriage with no infection then she probably would do fine with breeding, that is the egg could probably implant fine. If there is an infection, I doubt the...

Goats: sick goat, kaolin pectin, sick goat
kaolin pectin, sick goat, cydectin: This is a situation where you need to get a vet to give her an iv. Try another dewormer, also give kaolin pectin to stop the diarrhea, fortified vitamin b injection to support her rumen, and also find good roughage, even wheat straw helps. Keep giving her...

Goats: sick goat, milk of magnesia, sick goat
milk of magnesia, sick goat, going fishing: Hi there - nice to hear Maple is doing better. In answer to your question, yes her being bullied and not getting enough food or water can certainly cause constipation and lack of energy and lack of interest in trying to fight for the food. There is always...

Goats: sick goat, low dose aspirin, adult goats
low dose aspirin, adult goats, kid goats: Sounds like pneumonia - would start on penicillin injectable (this is regular penicillin available at the feed store - not the long acting type) at 1 cc twice a day for 3 days. He also should have human aspirin - 1/2 of an 81 mg low dose aspirin crushed and...

Goats: sick kid, baby goat, goat milk
baby goat, goat milk, kid question: This is not tetanus, not a snake bite, nor is it an issue with where you buck died last year- get the ivermectin pour on as I stated in the last note.. the lice are causing the anemia.. if you do not address this right away this baby will die.. in addition...

Goats: sick kid, stomach tube, symptoms of death
stomach tube, symptoms of death, rectal temp: HI Julie :( I m so sorry to say with the symptoms you are explaining I do not think this baby will make it either- you can try to save her by stomach tubing her.. First you need to take her rectal temp- my guess is this will be low, I suspect under 95 degrees...

Goats: sick MaMa Goat, mama goat, warm compresses
mama goat, warm compresses, good appetite: It sounds like you re doing great . So glad to hear of the improvement. Try to milk, to relieve pressure. But you can do the infusion even if you cannot milk out. Also, I know it s lots of work, but if you can, it is better to give baby smaller amounts more...

Goats: small goat giving birth, Pygmy I think, ear syringe, concrete basement
ear syringe, concrete basement, brownish discharge: So it does sound like and looks like from the photo that she is pregnant, especially if she is still eating and drinking well, peeing and pooping okay, correct? The discharge is probably the mucous plug and that is normal. You do not want to see any bloody...

Goats: small pregnant goat, 1st pregnancy., mange mites, rabbit feet
mange mites, rabbit feet, mucous plug: Hi there - if she is pregnant and is close to kidding, it could be the mucous plug having pased - this happens about one or two weeks before kidding. Washing is a good idea. If this doe is not pregnant then this could be an infection/uterine infection. ...

Goats: Zee, livestock antibiotics, oral drench
livestock antibiotics, oral drench, kid goats: Hi there - per an e-mail earlier, I always advise folks to keep Sulmet on hand just in case - if the store does not have that, CoRid powder will work too. I even use the Sulmet on all my kid goats as a preventative against pneumonia and coccidiosis - 1.5...

Goats: Zee is stiff, kid goats, mg aspirin
kid goats, mg aspirin, hib: Did he get his cord dipped in iodine immediately after birth? I think you had said no and were going to dip it in something else later on and I had talked about possible joint ill - so think this is what it is - would take his temperature - anything over...

Goats: Zee update, yellow orange, mineral oil
yellow orange, mineral oil, little ones: Thanks so much for the update - it can be a circus with new little ones - re Zee nice to hear he seems to be doing well. If his belly is tight when you check on him again I might think he is starting enterotoxemia or he is just bloated - another CDT vaccination...

Goats: 1 day old kid., milk replacer, heating pad
milk replacer, heating pad, pillow cases: I would be more worried about underfeeding. Go to fiascofarm.com for a feeding schedule. Get some electrolytes and feed those by tube or in a bottle for energy boost. If you tootle goat homemade electrolytes, you will find a recipe. Her chance of survival...

Goats: 12- hour baby kid, kid goat, uterine infection
kid goat, uterine infection, pouring rain: The kid could either have a pneumonia or have an infection from the mom. Is the mom doing well - eating and drinking okay - no purple/gray discharge? Re the first kid was it stillborn or weak and then died? Would take the kid into the house and bottle feed...

Goats: 24 hour kid won't stand up, floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease
floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease, raising goats: You need to make sure she is still eating, even if you need to tube her again. Google homemade electrolytes goat for an electrolyte recipe. This will give her some energy. Also, they may need 1/2 cc Bose--they can get white muscle disease with vit E or selenium...

Goats: 24 hour old kid won't stand up, kid goat, amish farm
kid goat, amish farm, iu vitamin: Thanks for the update. Yes, molasses water is excellent for the doe. Nutri-drench is nothing more than molasses and propylene glycol so I do not recommend it. The selenium and other vitamins D and E are human type that can be found wherever you get your...

Goats: 3 day old dwarf goat, toilet paper rolls, goat health
toilet paper rolls, goat health, leg muscles: I would give 1/2 cc Bose. But it could just be the position she was in while in mom s uterus. Is she having trouble with straightening the legs out? That is not uncommon and usually corrects itself. If it seems severe, many of had success using splints with...

Goats: 3 week old kid question, kid goat, kid question
kid goat, kid question, stomach upset: When a kid goat cries other than usual or different than it usually does it generally means stomach upset or gas. Is her stomach more distended than usual? Is she up to date on her CDT toxoid vaccination - should have had one at one day if mom did not have...

Goats: My 3 year old goat beats up my 1 year old goat ALL the time, little goat, pygmy goat
little goat, pygmy goat, raising goats: It sounds like he is jealous and is trying to keep the little one away from you. You should read about clicker training in Raising Goats for Dummies. That kind of training would help. Rewarding for good behavior. In the meantime, I would separate them and...

Goats: 6 day old Boer kid still can not stand up, kay kay, 1cc
kay kay, 1cc, little distance: Kay, Sounds like he is healthy otherwise. That s good. Some people have had luck with physical therapy, bending, straightening and massaging legs, helping him stand. Do the legs look deformed in any way? Maybe encourage him by holding a bottle a little distance...

Goats: abnormal birth, genetic abnormality, mineral deficiencies
genetic abnormality, mineral deficiencies, congenital problem: Sorry to hear that - this is called am omphalocele - it is a congenital condition as it happens during pregnancy. It can be a genetic abnormality or a one time condition. Sometimes abnormalities such as this can be due to ingestion of a plant that could...

Goats: Angora Goat - Stiff, swollen hock, tetanus toxoid
swollen hock, tetanus toxoid, angora goat: What feed regimen do you have her on? A high protein diet could cause laminitis/founder. Could she have been bitten by an insect - anything poisonous in your area? It sounds more likely that she has an abscess in the leg/hock area and the infection is spreading...

Goats: answer to your questions, orchard grass, oat hay
orchard grass, oat hay, grass hay: Thanks for the information. Hay pellets are not the best for goats - they can be used as a partial diet but a good grass hay is best - even a timothy or an orchard grass or oat hay works well - whatever is economical for you and convenient for you. Many...

Goats: Baby goat with frozen ears?, baby goat, milk replacers
baby goat, milk replacers, dead tissue: Thanks for the information. I would bring the kid inside and start bottle feeding to be sure she is getting enough and be able to deal with her ears well. Sounds like the little one is not getting enough to eat and may be too cold. Bottle feeding and keeping...

Goats: Baby Goats Die Suddenly, floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease
floppy kid syndrome, white muscle disease, clostridium bacteria: Thanks for the update. If the mom of these kids is fine/no illness symptoms then she probably did not pass anything on to the kids that died. I know many people do not vaccinate for clostridium, which causes enterotoxemia, which is usually fatal to kids...

Goats: A big bump on my goat's nose, antibiotic ointment, gunk
antibiotic ointment, gunk, abscess: Emily, It is most likely an abscess. Could he have gotten a sliver or something in his skin? That would be the most likely scenario. You can put a hot compress (not too hot) on the area several times a day and that will help bring it to a head so it can drain....

Goats: care of mama goat, mama goat, nanny goat
mama goat, nanny goat, alfalfa: Is she all right? You should clean her up with a warm rag, deworm her, very gradually start feeding grain if you haven t already. Also alfalfa. Keep an eye on her, make sure she is eating and drinking, and babies are thriving. Let me know if you see any problems...

Goats: Covexin 8, kid goats, kid goat
kid goats, kid goat, vaccination program: I would suggest not using Covexin 8 as it is made specifically for sheep and cattle and has a number of other vaccinations in it that are not needed for goats. CDT toxoid is the best for goats and is easiest on kid goats - re a vaccination program, if the...

Goats: disbudding, horn buds, dairy goats
horn buds, dairy goats, nubian: Sometimes it is difficult to tell early on. With no hair swirl though that usually indicates he is polled. Horn buds should start becoming pointy, even under the skin, at no later than 4 weeks of age. With polled goats you would feel a bump but no point...

Goats: doe drying up, grass hay, good shape
grass hay, good shape, legume: How much grain is she getting? What is the protein amount in the grain? Is she the low goat in the herd? Is she drinking water well. Are you hand milking of using machines? Does she have a good lumbar score currently or did she lose scoring from kidding?...

Goats: eye problems, droopy eye lids, terramycin eye ointment
droopy eye lids, terramycin eye ointment, thyroid glands: Is her poop pelleted? When you say dusted - I am assuming you mean livestock or poultry type dust? If it were iodine deficiency that would show up as enlarged thyroid glands not eye symptoms. The droopy and red could still indicate an infection - even though...

Goats: how much to feed, pygmy goats, milk intake
pygmy goats, milk intake, colostrum: Have they had their colostrum on day one and two? Feedings after day two should be every 4 hours at about 4 to 6 ounces of milk each time for about one to two weeks - if they are tiny - less than 3 pounds - then they may only be able to drink/should only drink...

Goats: feeding dairy goat, alfalfa grass, calf manna
alfalfa grass, calf manna, orchard grass: Protein for milkers should be at least 16 to 18%. Re a nutrition calculation, they should be getting about 5% of their body weight in total feed a day, with 1/4 to 1/3 in grain (depends on the lumbar score of the doe as to that ratio - lower lumbar score...

Goats: Five week old boar with hair loss, mange mites, iu vitamin
mange mites, iu vitamin, oral supplementation: Sounds more like selenium deficiency. Did the mom have her selenium supplement before kidding? I use human oral supplementation instead of the injectable from the vet. This would be two of the 200 mcg selenium tablets crushed and dissolved in a little hot...

Goats: food, fruits and veggies, fruits vegetables
fruits and veggies, fruits vegetables, oxalates: They can eat anything that other goats can. Many people avoid onions and garlic because they can taint the milk flavor. I don t give kale or much cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli because of oxalates, which can poison them. Same with tomato and potato. Otherwise,...

Goats: What to give boer doe before birth to mature lungs of kids, adult goats, kid goat
adult goats, kid goat, selenium deficiency: Thanks for the info. No side effects with the dexamethasone to the doe. Re the selenium/E and D I advise giving about 2 weeks prior to kidding date. You can give her some now if she has not had this supplement before and as long as it is at least 2 weeks...

Goats: my Goat, african pygmy, milk of magnesia
african pygmy, milk of magnesia, mineral oil: The dry looking certainly sounds like constipation and larger size also could be constipation. If the poop looks more like dog poop it also could be worms - is he on a regular worming program? Would start with the mineral oil and milk of magnesia - you should...

Goats: goat behavior, term pregnancy, behavior question
term pregnancy, behavior question, horse wormer: Sorry to hear about the one doe. The swollen knee could be due to an injury or arthritis - you can give her one 325 mg human aspirin per 100 pounds body weight every 4 to 6 hours to help with the pain and swelling. Swollen joints can be from anemia too....

Goats: goat dominance, dominance behavior
dominance behavior: This is how goats are. They can be bullies, but eventually it calms down as everyone accepts their place in the hierarchy. What I do is build a place that the little ones can get to, but the big ones can t. this could be a sleeping shelf that they can get...

Goats: goat not eating, lamancha goats, willow twigs
lamancha goats, willow twigs, poison plant: What did the vet say the first one died from? Take this boy s temp. Is he peeing and pooping normally? Bloated? Give probiotics and.lots of.roughage. could there be a poison plant in the area? Is he drinking lots of water. Give it hot to encourage drinking....

Goats: goat introduction, goat herds, goat herd
goat herds, goat herd, new comers: My suggestion would be to find out about what other goat herds are around, so you know where you can get one. Then I would probably wait until one of the others is gone before bringing in a new one. You should be able to get another wether fairly inexpensively....

Goats: GOAT ON ITS KNEES, grass hay, hooves
grass hay, hooves, goat: Hello - Hoof length can play a part in a goat s not wanting to walk well - keeping them trimmed about every 6 weeks to 8 weeks works well. I use small garden straight shears that work well - not sure what you have available. As to the grain, you are...

Goats: goat kids, bicarb of soda, molasses blocks
bicarb of soda, molasses blocks, goat kids: I doubt that the problem was inbreeding. Goats seem to be able to withstand a fair amount of inbreeding. I think it is probably the poor nutrition, adding to pregnancies too close together. They need time to recover from that kind of stress. If these are dairy...

Goats: Goat is pregnant, female goats, billy goat
female goats, billy goat, milky discharge: Does the doe look pregnant - is her abdomen enlarged, does she have an udder? How long ago did you put them in together? If she were close to kidding the milky discharge could be the mucous plug. If she is not that far along then she could have an infection....

Goats: Is my goat pregnant or do I have a problem?, female goats, male offspring
female goats, male offspring, mucas: Thanks for the update - it certainly sounds like she is pregnant - however she got that way or worst case is a full false pregnancy. The shiny udder is not a perfect symptom of labor to come. Some goats do not fill their udder until after kidding. The best...

Goats: My Goat is Sick, liver fluke, intestinal parasites
liver fluke, intestinal parasites, coccidiosis: HI Kevin, This sounds like a classic symptom of worms- or coccidiosis (scouring and thinness) The best way I can help you is to give you a few links to articles I have written on my website since the information is all there along with photos and illustrations....

Goats: goat wound, white muscle disease, screw worm
white muscle disease, screw worm, tetanus antitoxin: HI Tami, What is this wound from? a deep wound such as this takes a long time to heal, and I would have him on penicillin procaine G for 7 days injected.. ask your vet to show you how - you can get pennG at the feed store usually.. if not the vet will...

Goats: goats and delivery dates, veterinarian school, selenium vitamin
veterinarian school, selenium vitamin, mucous plug: Thanks so much for the update. Glad things are going well. Sounds like she is getting close. CDT vaccines are the most important for goats. Pneumonia vaccines generally are not needed for goats. I would put her in her own kidding stall/area. It all sounds...

Goats: My goats hair start pealing off DONT KNOW WHY :(, oral drench, kid goat
oral drench, kid goat, cause hair loss: This could be due to either selenium deficiency or lice/mites. Some goats need more selenium than others (even if they have selenium in their mineral salt/brick) - I use human selenium tablets along with vitamin D and E oil - for an adult goat you would crush...

Goats: Housing Goats, adult goats, kid goats
adult goats, kid goats, goat kids: Re shelters, how cold does it get during the winter in your area? Anything below 15 degrees F we usually put our adult goats in the barn, otherwise, as long as there is not a storm with high winds which would bring the temp down even lower, they are allowed...

Goats: kid rejected by mom and pack, great pyrennes, safety sake
great pyrennes, safety sake, first timer: For his own safety sake and health I would advise that you take him in the house and raise him via bottle feeding - if he stays outside in that situation he will most likely come down with a pneumonia and then you most likely would lose him - he also is at...

Goats: Kidding Issues, pygmy goat, goat barn
pygmy goat, goat barn, internal organs: Thanks for the update. Her breathing heavy could be from the stress of kidding. Would watch her at this point, taking temps here and there, and if she looks at all ill let me know. Glad she is eating and drinking and sounds as if the little one is also...

Goats: kidding prep, content view, goat
content view, goat, cdt: HI Victoria, O the does who are due in the next week I would wait until the day they kid or the day after. for the does a month away you can give the CDT now and booster in 30 days.. here is info on he CDT http://goat-link.com/content/view/161/168/ Deworm...

Goats: large hard mass on shoulder of goat, vitamin b complex, nanny goat
vitamin b complex, nanny goat, needle gauge: When you give antibiotics subcutaneously you do not go into the muscle and as such you would not contact any veins so no anaphylactic reaction would be possible. The second fastest way for medicine to get to a goat is via intramuscular injection - the fastest...

Goats: Leg Injury in Fainting Goat, soft tissue injury, arnica montana
soft tissue injury, arnica montana, fainting goat: Thanks for the update. The main risk with surgery for a fracture is osteomyelitis which is a huge risk - the fracture does not heal well and splinting adds more difficulty. Sorry to say that, hope it does not come to pass for him and he heals well. The...

Goats: Lice on my baby goat, lice on baby goat
lice on baby goat: Kayla, How old is she? Has she been dewormed or could she have coccidia? What is she eating? Is she with other goats? That could be the bigger problem. For the lice, you can use a product from the drug store called cetaphil. It is safe to use on the goat...

Goats: Lil goat. . :), banamine, swollen knee
banamine, swollen knee, twenty four hours: It could be an injury, but my first thought is navel ill. Check his navel for infection. You need to get some banamine from a vet, but also need to give antibiotics, if that is what it is. Google it. Biomycin (oxytetracycline) is a good choice and you give...

Goats: mayby sick goats, fungal pneumonia, lung worms
fungal pneumonia, lung worms, bacterial pneumonia: I usually advise not starting directly with penicillin for just a cough or even a runny nose. I usually advise starting with oral antibiotics such as Sulmet liquid or tetracycline powder along with immune enhancers - vitamin C, zinc and ecchinacea (human...

Goats: no milk, vaginal discharge, mastitis
vaginal discharge, mastitis, colostrum: Was the second kid stillborn or when did it die? Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? What is her body temperature? Did she pass her placenta okay? Does she have any pink/purple/gray vaginal discharge? How old is she? What feed did you have her on...

Goats: miniature pygmy goats, dry flaky skin, flaky dry skin
dry flaky skin, flaky dry skin, urinary calculi: Alfalfa does not cause dry skin. But, alfalfa can cause urinary calculi in wethers (castrated male goats). Alfalfa is very high in protein and calcium, which most goats do not need on a consistent basis, and as it is high in calcium this can cause urinary...

Goats: miscarriage, nubian goat, maroon color
nubian goat, maroon color, uterine infection: Thanks for the update. Generally once the placenta is out there are no more kids inside - it can happen but is very rare. If the udder looks like it is filling with milk you could certainly start milking and giving her the necessary grain for milk production....

Goats: miscarriage, smelly discharge, rectal temp
smelly discharge, rectal temp, dead kids: HI Peggy, I m very sorry.. :( Possible not probable.. But yes possible. Make ABSOLUTELY sure you keep a close eye on her for any sign of infection - take her rectal temp every day.. it is also possible she had multiple kids and one came out and one or more...

Goats: mother goat not taking its kids, first time mom, mother goat
first time mom, mother goat, oxytocin: The milk is colostrum and kids need to drink it for disease immunity. Milk some out and bottle feed it. Then try to put baby under mom and get it to drink. You need to keep trying, even if you have to restrain the mom. Often milking helps because it releases...

Goats: Neutering Bucks., aggressive buck
aggressive buck: You would need a vet to neuter the buck under anesthesia. I know they are more prone to infection and other problems when it is done this late. He may also retain some aggression. This is one reason I don t think disbudding is cruel. It can save a lot...

Goats: newborn kid, terramycin eye ointment, kid goat
terramycin eye ointment, kid goat, thick cloud: Probably an eye infection that he got from his mom via the uterus. Is the mom eating and drinkingwell? A doe can have a chronic uterine infection that can get passed on to a kid goat without affecting the doe. Would use NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ointment...

Goats: newborn nubian goat, nubian goat, milk replacement
nubian goat, milk replacement, black coffee: Would give him a teaspoon of black coffee mixed with a little of the colostrum via an oral drench - small syringe (without the needle of course) - this could stimulate him a little. He could have an infection from the doe or he could have enterotoxemia already...

Goats: newborns/new doe, kid goat, dexamethason
kid goat, dexamethason, black coffee: Thanks for the update. Making sure she drinks plenty of water - warm molasses water will help her feel better and will give her a little energy. Making sure she is also warm is important. If her udder is large/full of milk would watch for possible hypocalcemia,...

Goats: Nursing does, intramammary infusion, mastitis
intramammary infusion, mastitis, udders: They can get a mastitis from this so getting them dried up as soon as you can if you are not going to milk is important. You can start by milking them out and then no grain - after 3 or 4 days they may fill up but should not be as full as before - continue...

Goats: Can I take them back outside?, signs of pneumonia, calf manna
signs of pneumonia, calf manna, kid goats: At a week old they probably could go to four feedings a day as long as they are eating well for you. By 4 weeks of age if they are drinking some water and starting to nibble on hay you could push them to 3 times a day and by 6 weeks should be at 2 feedings...

Goats: please help! Sick goat., free choice minerals, epsom salts
free choice minerals, epsom salts, milk of magnesia: Sorry to hear about the mom. Just in case it was an infection (did you get a recent temp on her before she died?) I might suggest starting the kids on a short course of penicillin at 1/2 cc twice a day for 2 days or at least oral antibiotics - Sulmet liquid...

Goats: Pregnant Doe Can not stand, earliest due date, breath smell
earliest due date, breath smell, mid nov: What feed regimen do you have her on - is she on alfalfa? If she has multiple kids, which it sounds like she does, then she could have ketosis - does her breath smell sickly sweet? If so she needs large amounts of sugar intake - molasses water or cow ketosis...

Goats: pregnant doe down, propylene glycol, b12 injections
propylene glycol, b12 injections, calcium gluconate: L/You need to stop the grain and get her some calcium gluconate ASAP, iv, if possible. She iS prone to abort right now. If you cannot get a vet out, get some cmpk and give her that. I am not home right now to give more info. Google sue truth and hypocalcemia...

Goats: pregnant goats, nanny goat, mucous plug
nanny goat, mucous plug, vaginal area: Is she pushing hard, making noises and arching her back? Has she passed her mucous plug? Has she had any bubble from her vaginal area yet? Does she have a long string of mucous (10 inches or so) of prekidding mucous hanging from her vaginal area? If she...

Goats: VERY pregnant nanny, orchard grass, nanny goat
orchard grass, nanny goat, grass mix: If she were not eating or drinking it could be ketosis, but that does not sound like the case. A very sweet/sickly so breath also points to ketosis. Ketosis comes from a build up of ketones in the doe s system due to her not having enough sugar and having...

Goats: pygmy goat, raising pygmy goats, pygmy goats
raising pygmy goats, pygmy goats, pygmy goat: Thanks for all the information - it does help. These are all signs that she is getting close to kidding. Once the pelvic ligaments cannot be felt anymore usually 36 to 48 hours later the doe will kid. Also, once her sides of the abdomen drop so she looks...

Goats: re: 2/6 rejected kid, kid goats, loose tube
kid goats, loose tube, tube sock: Hi there - there are certainly many things people try and I have heard some work, but I consider that once a doe has rejected the kid, that kid even if allowed to nurse again will just not be as healthy or cared for as the others and tends to be at risk for...

Goats: Re: Dog Ticks on Goats, dog ticks, cigarette butts
dog ticks, cigarette butts, donna hope: I doubt a little paper and ink would hurt him, but too much could ball up in his digestive tract and cause indigestion - a page or two but no more a day I would say. Re the ticks - generally these do not jump from an animal to animal or to a human but must...

Goats: Re: Follow-up question, little creatures, migi
little creatures, migi, slow pace: So if these little creatures were not attached to the dog then they are just fleas filled with blood. The poultry dust will kill ticks, mites, fleas, and flies. But if these are mites that are embedded in the dog s skin then they have to be pulled out first....

Goats: Re: Migi, donna hope, windy days
donna hope, windy days, probiotics: Is he eating at all? Is he drinking for you? Does he have a shelter to go into during the day? Even with windy days and changes in weather he should not become ill, but if his immune system is down and just does not get back up to normal he could get ill...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, pee poop, oral antibiotics
pee poop, oral antibiotics, stomach upset: He is pooping, right?? When was the last time he was wormed? It is possible he is constipated so mineral oil could help if that were the issue, 1/4 cup is a good place to start. I might go ahead and give him the LA200 just to get it started. Have you tried...

Goats: Re: Migis Condition, aspirin tablet, mg aspirin
aspirin tablet, mg aspirin, running a fever: All sounds good. It would be nice for him to drink lots of water - you may need to add some sort of flavoring to the water - not much but enough to add some flavor - I use a strawberry lemonade flavoring - about 1/2 cup to 2 1/2 gallons of water if I see...

Goats: Re: Migis condition, pumpkin kernels, sunflower kernels
pumpkin kernels, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries: Thanks for the update. I would continue with the meds for a full seven days - so until Saturday. The trail mix sounds great - cranberries are fine for goats - the change in poop last time could have been just from new type of feed and his digestive tract...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, vita c, immune enhancers
vita c, immune enhancers, work donna: Sometimes it is just the weather that can cause illnesses especially when it goes from nice to bad in what seems to be an instant. I totally understand though about wanting to keep him out of harms way, and, of course, if it is really horrid weather coming...

Goats: re: old pygmy goat- hair and weight loss, mcg pills, pygmy goat
mcg pills, pygmy goat, goat hair: Thanks for the update. Re the selenium, the 200 mcg tablets are the general tablets they come in - so you are correct it is 2 mg which is the ten tablets - again crushed and dissolved along with the vitamin E and vitamin D oil. The dosing is just once now...

Goats: re sick goat-s, sick goat, longlasting
sick goat, longlasting, probio: I would suggest continuing on penicillin regular at twice a day for several days for Crystal. I generally never use the long lasting antibiotics - they just do not catch most infections or take care of infections well - I like to see immediate results and...

Goats: Re: Update, snack foods, snack food
snack foods, snack food, potato chips: Thanks for the update - I think he probably is eating fine - snacks like potato chips or okay for them as they have salt and that s good for their system as well as making him drink water. And if he is eating his hay when he comes into the house then he is...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics
milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics, donna hope: Is he pooping and peeing? The nasal mucous sounds like a bronchitis or pneumonia - so he needs antibiotics - you could double the dose on the oral antibiotics if you do not want to start him on injectable antibiotics. Do you also have him on probiotics, which...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, oral antibiotic, oral antibiotics
oral antibiotic, oral antibiotics, donna hope: So for te B complex usually twice the human dose at least once a day. For probiotics I just use human yogurt - and I mix about 4 ounces with the B complex dissolved liquid and give both at the same time. You can get human probiotic tablets or livetock paste...

Goats: Re: Vitamin c & Rose hips, vitamin c rose hips, donna hope
vitamin c rose hips, donna hope, immune enhancers: Sorry to hear Migi is not feeling well. The D1-alpha is just a synthetic vitamin D - no worries there. The vitamin C and rose hips is great - rose hips works well in goats too to help the vitamin C work. Sounds good on the amoxicillin - would stay with...

Goats: Re: Windy & Cold, cold weather conditions, benadryl for children
cold weather conditions, benadryl for children, hay fever: I heard the islands have a big surf advisory up. The change in weather can possibly upset his digestive tract or just make him not feel perfect. Goats do not get hay fever but can can allergic reactions with sneezes and coughs to certain dust and pollen...

Goats: respitory problem in pregnant goat, calcium diet, ketosis
calcium diet, ketosis, nubian: What type of feed regimen did you have her on? Had she been eating and drinking well? Was she peeing and pooping okay? What was her temperature? Was her udder full? Did she have any foam around her mouth either before or after her death? Did you check...

Goats: Safe to give bred doe antibiotics?, mite infestation, white discharge
mite infestation, white discharge, lamancha: Either a heavy mite infestation along with an infection or, many times LaMancha s get ear infections. Is she eating and drinking okay? Would clean out the ear with hydrogen pyroxide or even a mite cleansing solution for cats twice daily and then put 2 or...

Goats: safety of pine needles as food, dilation of the cervix, high protein diet
dilation of the cervix, high protein diet, female goats: HI Rene, Yes they can - also cause dead kids at birth.. Pine needle abortion: Pine needles from the Ponderosa Pine ( Pinus ponderosa) contains an anti-estrogenic compound. Ingestion of the needles results in abortion during the last trimester....

Goats: sick 3 day old goat, tube feeder, old goat
tube feeder, old goat, corn syrup: You have done the right things. Are you giving her mother s milk? That is best. Keep her warm and if you can, tube feed some electrolytes. Go to ruminationsongoats.blogspot.com to recipe for homemade electrolytes. Do you have a tube-feeder or can you borrow...

Goats: sick 3 day old goat, old goat, corn syrup
old goat, corn syrup, baking soda: It most likely is pneumonia - would start on injectable antibiotics, such as penicillin as soon as possible - 1/2 cc twice a day for 3 days at least. No baking soda. Keep her warm - good you dried her off - giving a little corn syrup, perhaps 1/2 teaspoon...

Goats: sick boer doe, vitamin b complex, uterine infection
vitamin b complex, uterine infection, ketosis: What is her temp? Anything over 102.5 would indicate she has an infection, possibly a uterine infection. Are the kids doing well - everyone eating well - I take it you are bottle feeding the kids now? With four kids she might be suffering from either hypocalcemia...

Goats: sick goat, propylene glycol, aqueous penicillin
propylene glycol, aqueous penicillin, thiamin deficiency: Sounds like pneumonia. Have you taken a temperature? Regular aqueous penicillin given twice a day at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight for 5 to 7 days should help - I do not like the long lasting types of antibiotics as you generally do not see quick enough turn...

Goats: sick goat, rumen ph, hay bales
rumen ph, hay bales, sick goat: Thanks for the update. Unfortunately antibiotics do not work well in the digestive tract - penicillin in particular - intramuscular is the best way to get it to her. The seizures are most likely from the fever. The mucous and panting is the pneumonia in...

Goats: sick goat, goat herder, goat health
goat herder, goat health, sick goat: I am sorry for the loss. We always learn from things that happen-that s the good thing-but the loss is always difficult. When I was learning many years ago about goat health care and nutrition I had many could have, should have lessons, and have tried...

Goats: Sick pygme, oral antibiotics, good bacteria
oral antibiotics, good bacteria, bladder infection: Is the white discharge in the urine or is it at the vaginal opening? Is she eating and drinking okay? What is her temperature? Is she pregnant? How old is she? Depending on whether she is otherwise doing okay except for her symptoms oral antibiotics may work....

Goats: Skin problems...maybe zinc deficiency?, mites
mites: I have also heard or read that there may be a hereditary component in how goats use zinc, leasing to deficiency. Lice and mites are similar in that they re both external parasites. But the mites are nastier critters, IMO. Good luck. The return of the sun...

Goats: strange goat behavior, pygmy goats, heat cycles
pygmy goats, heat cycles, bleats: Has this doe been coming into regular heat cycles? It is possible her hormones are off due to selenium deficiency, which also could be the cause of the rubbed off hair on her nose, and also the different behavior, as if she is in heat. Re the swollen udder/teats...

Goats: swollen leg- possible sprain, nubian goat, banamine
nubian goat, banamine, swollen leg: I think that both your treatments are fine. I would call a vet and get some more banamine, though. In the meantime, you can continue with aspirin or ibuprofen.The ibuprofen dosage is twice the human dose for an adult goat, twice a day with food. The dosage...

Goats: Traveling with pregnant does, horse trailer, mid march
horse trailer, mid march, due dates: I would definitely avoid moving them that far close to the due date, because of the stress. If it is at least a month before the due dates s you can probably safely move them, otherwise I would wait till they kid and give them at least a week to get established....

Goats: Udder Question, cottage cheese, thick cream
cottage cheese, thick cream, peppermint: It sounds like it could be mastitis. You might squeeze a little milk from each side to see what it looks like - it should look like colostrum, a little thick, cream colored, but no chunks or cottage cheese appearance. If she were closer to her due date,...

Goats: vaccination, vaccination
vaccination: Here is a link to a vaccination schedule: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/vac-schedule.htm Like the folks at fiasco farm, I do not vaccinate my goats. Goat Health Care notes that you should vaccinate kids with CDT at 2-3 weeks and then 4-6 weeks later...

Goats: vaccinations, kid goats, history of pneumonia
kid goats, history of pneumonia, baby goats: If the doe has not had her CDT toxoid (CD is for Clostridium type C and D which takes care of enterotoxemia, and T is for tetanus) booster at 4 weeks out prior to kidding would give the newborn kid goats 1/2 cc of CDT toxoid during the first or second day...

Goats: weak kid, toilet paper rolls, goat health
toilet paper rolls, goat health, hooves: Give 1/2 cc Bose SQ. Make sure it nurses even if you have to hold it on mom. This is critical. The leg. You can splint the legs with toilet paper rolls and vet wrap. The problem is common and often corrects itself. There is a photo in goat health care. Good...

Goats: Week Old Baby Goat : acts like he is constipated., warm soapy water, baby goat
warm soapy water, baby goat, ear syringe: HI Heather, He most likely needs an enema.. Somewhere along the line I suspect he ate too much and got bound up.. in the mean time cut his bottle amount down.. but make sure he poops.. you may have to redo the enema multiple times.. How to Give a...

Goats: young goat will not eat, poop and pee, roughage
poop and pee, roughage, rumen: What are the signs that she has something caught in her throat? Are you able to hold her and see whether there is an obstruction? I would not feed bread to a goat in general. I would try to get her to eat some browse/roughage. That will tell whether she can...

Goats: 1-2 week ols nubian goats, kid goats, nubian goats
kid goats, nubian goats, kid goat: For the kid goat who is not eating well could be the nipple it could also be she has pneumonia or another illness. What is her temperature? Would start her on 1/2 cc penicillin injectable twice a day for 2 days along with aspirin 1/4 of a 325 mg human aspirin...

Goats: 1 mth old boer doe, having trouble breathing, honest answer
having trouble breathing, honest answer, head over heels: Richard, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. My heart goes out to you and I can tell that you are in a panic. My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you...

Goats: 6 day old goat, lamb milk replacer, old goat
lamb milk replacer, old goat, cow milk: What color is the diarrhea? If yellow it is enterotoxemia, if white it is E. coli, if it is green it is coccidiosis, if it is just brown it is just digestive upset. Lamb milk replacer is not good for goats. No electrolytes should need to be given. Let...

Goats: alternative feeds, beet pulp, poultry feed
beet pulp, poultry feed, cracked corn: Yes, I love to see the discounted bags too - I sometimes will purchase other types of grain to add to our regular regimen (we use the general livestock pelleted feed). I still do not give extra goat chows to my bucks or wethers though. Any of the goat...

Goats: angora goat, angora goat, wheat bran
angora goat, wheat bran, soybean meal: A nutritional calculation I use would have angoras needing about 12 to 14% protein to produce good hair growth and anywhere between 3 and 5% of their body weight a day in total feed - grain and hay - with the grain amount being either 1/4 or 1/3 of the total...

Goats: baby buckling, rejected kid
rejected kid: If your other doe kids soon, you can sneak that baby in after the first kid is born, rub the birth fluids on him and get her to start licking him. Then help him under her to nurse with the other kids. I have successfully done this with an orphaned goat and...

Goats: baby goat, nubian goat, baby goat
nubian goat, baby goat, naxcel: She may have pneumonia. When they are born breech, they need to be swung to get all the amniotic fluid out of their lungs. I would be concerned about her. If you can afford to take her to a vet, you should consider doing so. Do you know what the antibiotic...

Goats: baby goat loosing teeth, baby goats, baby goat
baby goats, baby goat, vitamin d: Both the blindness and the teeth issues sound like selenium deficiency. Are they eating well? Still on the bottle? What type of milk? Would start them on selenium at 400 mcg (two 200 mcg tablets crushed and dissolved in a little hot water) then add 1/2 the...

Goats: Baby Goat Sick ????, male goat, kid goat
male goat, kid goat, baby goats: Have you seen her poop today? It is also possible she is just constipated - when you take her temperature and if it is low then that could indicate constipation - or she could be bloated - too much gas in the rumen (left side) causes either the left side only...

Goats: Baby goat with swollen knees., swollen knees, baby goats
swollen knees, baby goats, baby goat: Hi there, My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you specified. I cannot give you an honest answer because I would have to examine her to figure out what the real problem...

Goats: baby goats, rumen bacteria, karo syrup
rumen bacteria, karo syrup, baby goats: Thanks for the update. Would generally not give extra calcium to new moms. I totally understand about everyone eating the same - I use a general livestock pelleted feed and grass hay so that it works for all - it has a 14% protein in it and so I generally...

Goats: Baby Goats with Lice or Mites, kid goats, livestock poultry
kid goats, livestock poultry, baby goats: No on the Ivermectin Pour on - especially for kid goats - goats have a very high metabolism and the pour on can be toxic to them. You can use livestock/poultry dust on them - just a small amount of dust to each kid keeping it away from their face. Treat...

Goats: Baby Pygmy Goat can't stay awake, then dies suddenly..., pygmy goat, goat feed
pygmy goat, goat feed, cracked corn: Hello kalie, Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. The best comfort I can offer is that their life spans and ours are very different, and we will lose them. We can only treasure each day because their lives are always too short. The two...

Goats: after birth, goat birth expelled
goat birth expelled: Hi Lori, The doe usually expels her placenta shortly after giving birth or up to a few hours afterward. Keep track of this; don’t let the afterbirth become lost in the bedding. Be sure she has expelled it. If she doesn’t, it is usually evident, as it hangs...

Goats: birthing, two legs, best of luck
two legs, best of luck, two feet: Hi Nan, Thanks for your question, I understand your concern.  In my experience it is safer for two legs and the head to come out. Many times they come out different ways, but the two feet and head are the safest way. I hope that this information...

Goats: Bleeding 3 wks after delivery, pinkish discharge, lochia
pinkish discharge, lochia, placenta: Bright red blood is not normal. A slight amount of pinkish discharge/lochia that may last up to 6 weeks - any reason the vet put her on antibiotics? Is there a lot of this blood or just a teaspoon or less? Did the doe pass her full placenta? Did the doe...

Goats: Boar goats, ivermectin, milk withdrawal period
ivermectin, milk withdrawal period, pregnant doe: Yes, it is safe. Is this to treat lice or mites? That is the only treatment where you should inject ivermectin. For worms, give it at twice the cow dose orally, down the back of the throat. It works better and they don t have to taste it. The milk withdrawal...

Goats: what are these bugs on my goats?, nubian goats, snotty nose
nubian goats, snotty nose, runny eyes: I cant tell from the pic, but they are probably mites. Where are they on the body? You can wash the kids with cetaphil and blow dry. Just google lice and cetaphil to see how it works on human hair. It is nontoxic and smothers lice, so should work on mites....

Goats: disbudding and infection, kid goats, antibiotic resistance
kid goats, antibiotic resistance, thigh area: Thanks for the update. Clear serous discharge is okay but the scrathing and crustiness and head shaking could point to an infection. I understand your concern about resistance, but the amount of antibiotic and the time period should not create any challenges...

Goats: Disbudding A Second Time, scurs
scurs: Is he a wether that you want for a pet? Or will he be a buck? If you are just getting goats, I would caution you against buying a buck. Rather, you should use someone else s buck for a stud. They have to be kept alone or with another buck or wether. To...

Goats: ELLIE,not feeling well, pennicillan, penicillan
pennicillan, penicillan, wetland areas: What is her current temperature? If she still has a fever (anything over 102.5) that would keep her from eating well. What color are her lower inner eyelids? What type of hay is she on? Good idea to take one kid off and feed separately. Goats generally...

Goats: Goat, boer buck, running a fever
boer buck, running a fever, grinding teeth: Thanks for the info. If he were running a fever - anything over 102.5 F temp then it would most likely be an abscess/infection and would need antibiotics. If he is breathing heavily this could be a symptom of pneumonia or a digestibve problem - the jaw movement...

Goats: Goat-buck pain at urination, urinary calculi, potassium citrate
urinary calculi, potassium citrate, pygmy goat: Thanks for the update. He is a great old age. Correct grain is okay for bucks and wethers (calcium to phosphorus ratio of 3:1) but alfalfa is not the best as it is high in calcium - with his old age and slowing down of his systems from old age it is possible...

Goats: goat eyes, male goat, household pets
male goat, household pets, crusties: Hi there, Thanks for your question. I am happy to help. I would just continue to wipe the crusties off of his eye. There is nothing else you can do because this is genetic that occurs a lot in goats. It also occurs with many household pets. If you want...

Goats: Goat health, Goats jaw swollen jaw problems
Goats jaw swollen jaw problems: Hi there, Thanks for your question. I suspect bottle jaw which is a symptom of heavy worm load and severe anemia from worms. Was this goat thin? When did you deworm last? What  dewormer did you use? How much? Sometimes people either do not deworm often...

Goats: Goat hoof growing abnormally, alfalfa pellets, horse farrier
alfalfa pellets, horse farrier, loose minerals: I am not sure a farrier would know, but you could at least call and ask. I would trim even more frequently, but conservatively, of course. Feel the hoof for heat anywhere and check it well. Look for stones or infection pockets. I have a friend with a similar...

Goats: Goat with injured jaw, old goat, open wounds
old goat, open wounds, underbite: Did the goat receive a course of antibiotics after the bite? Do you smell any bad odor from the goat s mouth? Thanks for the photo. I would say the goat probably has an infection and that is keeping the inside of the mouth from healing so that is causing...

Goats: Is my goat okay?, pigmy goat, female goat
pigmy goat, female goat, female goats: Hi there, Yes it is possible for all female goats to produce milk. They do not need to be pregnant to produce milk. The reason they produce milk is for farming reasons like if you were to milk the goat and sell the milk. Some people do that. Your goat is...

Goats: Goat had a stillborn and still has afterbirth, necropsy, stillborn
necropsy, stillborn, stillbirth: In goats it can take up to 12 hours for the placenta to come out before it is considered a problem. So just wait and it should come out by itself. Do you have other goats to kid? If so and you have another stillbirth, you should get a necropsy on the kid....

Goats: goat with swollen hot utters, pygmy goat, false pregnancy
pygmy goat, false pregnancy, udders: Hi there. The best thing for you to do on this situation is put something cold on the udders. This will cool them off and ease up the swelling. I hope this information helps or gives you more to think about. If there is anything else I can do, let me...

Goats: Goat Had Triplets - Should I Bottle Feed One of Them?, two teats, dairy goat
two teats, dairy goat, three babies: That would work fine just to supplement the kid who is not seeming to get as much as the others. If this is a dairy goat about 4 to 6 ounces three times a day should help for the first week - if this is a miniature goat then it would be 2 to 3 ounces at...

Goats: Goats as Pets, salt water pool, banana plants
salt water pool, banana plants, pygmy goat: Hi Mike, In my experience it can be a challenge to have a goat as a pet if you don t have them living on a farm. Goats are not potty trained so that would be an issue. Also they may become bored because there not where they would usually live in a field...

Goats: goats udder, udders, milk production
udders, milk production, goats: If you do not want the milk then you need to dry the does up. You do this by stopping any grain they are on, milking them out once very completely, in 2 days milk out again, then wait 5 days and milk again, by that time the mammary system should have shut...

Goats: Green mucus, green mucus, milk of magnesia
green mucus, milk of magnesia, thiamin: Sounds like she ate something poisonous - if it were deadly poisonous she most likely would have been dead by now - so I take it is is toxic - would still give her milk of magnesia 1/2 cup per 100 pounds of body weight along with vitamin B complex human (with...

Goats: hair loss, livestock guardian, nigerian dwarf
livestock guardian, nigerian dwarf, losing hair: Hi there, My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you specified. I cannot give you an honest answer because I would have to examine her to figure out what the real problem...

Goats: hairless lump on upper back, sized lump, approximate area
sized lump, approximate area, honest answer: Hi Kathleen, My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you specified. I cannot give you an honest answer because I would have to examine her to figure out what the real problem...

Goats: hunched goat, diarrhea fever, grass weeds
diarrhea fever, grass weeds, baby goat: I would personally keep trying with the bottle intermittently. There is definitely an art to it. If you can hold it in his mouth so he cant get loose, he may figure it out. However, he is old enough that he can thrive without milk at this point. So maybe...

Goats: INJURED BUCK GOAT, good bacteria, shoulder blade
good bacteria, shoulder blade, rumen: Thanks for the update/info. Sounds like it is not a circulation issue from the sling then. It could indeed be secondary swelling/edema from healing. Would give selenium with vitamin E and D - did I talk about that in prior e-mail? Also could give him a...

Goats: Injured goat, pygmy goat, baking soda
pygmy goat, baking soda, bloat: Yes, get a drenching syringe. I don t know how I got through so many years without one. They are good for getting liquids into goats for various problems. If she is really bloated, I would try the vegetable oil. You really need the drenching syringe for this...

Goats: injured new born, shoulder blade, little fellow
shoulder blade, little fellow, best guess: Yikes! I hope this is a learning experience on identifying the direction of the hoof before pulling. And fyi, they can often get out with one front leg and head only. But iguess that is hindsight. I have had to push the other kid back. Anyway, to answer your...

Goats: Injured Pygmy Goat, pygmy goat, half a pint
pygmy goat, half a pint, wire fence: Bandaging would be necessary to stop the bleeding but once the bleeding has stopped it is best to let the area heal with air circulation to it for a few hours of the day - but not letting the goat run around enough to re open the wound. Can use vet-wrap as...

Goats: kid born with no eyes, anophthalmia
anophthalmia: It is impossible to say for sure. I would suspect that she probably had other defects, as well. Here is an article on the condition, which notes that the problem has been shown to be caused by vitamin A deficiency in some animals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1476183/pdf/canvetj00019-0058.pdf...

Goats: kidding problem??, mucous plug, water bag
mucous plug, water bag, ligaments: Sorry for not getting back to you earlier - hoping all is well. If the mucous was just a small amount it was most likely the mucous plug. If her sides have dropped and her pelvic ligaments are gone then that would indicate kidding in 36 to 48 hours. If...

Goats: lame goats/siblings, boar goats, white muscle disease
boar goats, white muscle disease, coccidiosis: What are their temperatures? What does their hair coat look like? What does their poop look like? Are the other goats in the herd free of works/treated with dewormers on a regular basis? What type of feed do you have them on? Have they had their selenium/vitamin...

Goats: Large Sack/Placenta after birth, little honey, umbilical chord
little honey, umbilical chord, gelatin capsules: When you say placenta are you talking about the tissues surrounding the kid goats? Because the stringy chord like material and the sac is the placenta. If it does not completely come out it will start rotting inside and cause an infection. Needs to all...

Goats: Lice/Mites on baby goats, baby goats, flea comb
baby goats, flea comb, soap and water: Angie, Thanks for your question.  I understand your concern. Your goats need to see a vet now. It is critical that they get the bugs off them or they might not survive.  If you need help finding a vet please provide me with your zip code so I can...

Goats: How long after worming can you breed does?, horse wormers, kid goats
horse wormers, kid goats, valbazen: Most wormers will stay in a goat s system/muscles/other tissues for different periods of time, but some wormers are okay for use in pregnant does. We use oral horse wormers switching back and forth between two every two months - we use Zimectrin horse wormer...

Goats: Mange on Goat, livestock poultry, external parasites
livestock poultry, external parasites, horse wormer: A livestock/poultry/horse dust works well - any of these have the same chemicals in them. You can also give oral Zimectrin horse wormer as it kills external parasites from the inside out. You double the goat s weight to find out the dosage on the plunger...

Goats: Mentally Challenged Goat, baby abby, boer goat
baby abby, boer goat, head trauma: Hi Jessica, My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you specified. I cannot give you an honest answer because I would have to examine her to figure out what the real problem...

Goats: Mites/Lice on Baby Goats, lice in kids
lice in kids: You can give the mother subcutaneous ivermectin or use the pour on that you have for the mother. For the kids, go buy some cetaphil cleanser and read this site: http://www.nuvoforheadlice.com/method_explained.htm. This tells about using this completely safe...

Goats: mother goat stopped eating, wobbly gait, mother goat
wobbly gait, mother goat, dairy goats: Hypocalcemia can happen to does who are pregnant or who have just kidded. Your doe will not have a discharge for about a week to 10 days after kidding- and any discharge that is brown or has an odor is a red flag of something wrong. So keep an eye for it-...

Goats: Multi birth baby problem, eye dropper, birth baby
eye dropper, birth baby, udders: Hi there,  Thanks for the question.  My advice to you is you force her mouth open. This will not hurt her an many people do this to get there babies to eat. You force her mouth open and put the bottle in. As she becomes more strong. In the upcoming weeks...

Goats: NANNY GOAT, vitamin b complex, oil corn
vitamin b complex, oil corn, grass hay: Thanks for the update - forgot to say last time nice to hear the little guy seems to be progressing. Re the injectable ivermectin - as it is not made for goats it does not always work well on them - but if you are getting consistently empty fecal counts then...

Goats: Nanny pushing away one of twins, jacob sheep, first kid
jacob sheep, first kid, kidder: Sometimes a first kidder decides it does not like one of the kids - glad you brought them into the house - you may end up having to bottle raise the one she pushes away. Making sure the little one is fed well and stays warm is important, especially when you...

Goats: Need Help!, floppy kid syndrome, tetanus antitoxin
floppy kid syndrome, tetanus antitoxin, neurological problem: Give him a half teaspoon baking soda in water. It may be floppy kid syndrome. Let me know if there is no change in an hour or so. He may have a congenital neurological problem, otherwise. It s good that you have worked with him, as the legs need to be worked....

Goats: new born kid buck, vet bill, blood discharge
vet bill, blood discharge, best guess: This sounds more like just the umbilical cord filled with blood - having bled from being pulled/torn quickly - if you have it tied off and you see no large gaping wound I would just watch and wait. From the description I doubt this is an internal organ hanging...

Goats: New Momma Goat, warning signs of pregnancy, alpine goat
warning signs of pregnancy, alpine goat, signs of pregnancy: Once he is old enough - 5 to 6 months - he could go out at least during the day with the rest of the herd, but would put him up at night until he is at least 9 months of age - unless you see him bonding well with the others and they allow him to sleep in shelters...

Goats: newborn buck goat, mg aspirin, nasty strain
mg aspirin, nasty strain, little buck: Sometimes the little ones who seem to be having a hard start turn out to be the greatest goats. With that said, I always like to give goats a good chance at surviving. It is possible that the shoulder could have been dislocated but it is possible that...

Goats: nubian goats that are pregnant, nubian goats, mucus plug
nubian goats, mucus plug, signs of labor: There was not a chance you did not see Caroline get bred earlier? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? A mucous plug generally is dispelled up to 2 weeks prior to kidding in multiple kids and within days of a single - not a guarantee but generally. Have her sides...

Goats: nursing for first time nannies, time nannies, best of luck
time nannies, best of luck, goats: Yes, This is very common for any nannies who are nursing for the first time.  What you need to do is make them lay down and have the babies nurse. Then if that won t work you will need to hand feed them with a bottle. I hope that this information...

Goats: Pregnant goat lots of milk, nubian doe, false pregnancy
nubian doe, false pregnancy, human consumption: You need to find out exactly when you purchased her, and if you can, when she was bred. Their gestation is about 150 days, or five months. You don t say how old she is. Could this be a false pregnancy (precocious milker)? Can you see or feel any movement on...

Goats: Pygmy goat down for 2 weeks, pygmy goat, breed horses
pygmy goat, breed horses, super b complex: It could have been ketosis but that generally occurs the last few days before kidding or just after kidding. Did her breath smell sickly sweet, which is a sure sign of ketosis. But ketosis also usually occurs with more than two kids. Did you get a temp on...

Goats: Re: Baking Soda, baking soda, bloat
baking soda, bloat, mineral oil: Baking soda does work sometimes but I usually go straight to the mineral oil for bloat. Hoping he is better this a.m. with all the work you have been doing on him - I know it is tiring and frustrating when they don t get better as quickly as we would like....

Goats: Re: Loose mineral and/or mineral block, loose minerals, salt block
loose minerals, salt block, goats: If the feed store has horse salt bricks with selenium and other minerals those work very well for goats - plus they are just a small size - you can use general livestock loose salt that also has all the minerals including selenium but these usually come in...

Goats: Re: Migi, donna hope, stormy weather
donna hope, stormy weather, migi: Hi there - I had seen you and the other islands have had a lot of rain/stormy weather - glad it is looking brighter - can t remember if I asked you if he had an outside shelter. Goats can get spoiled and he knows you will feed him inside so he is getting...

Goats: Re: Migi, migi, goats
migi, goats, digestion: It could be just the weather that is causing his mood to swing - happens to people so why not goats-it s possible. He also could have a digestive issue - if their digestion is not up to par then they are not up to par - you may need to increase probiotics...

Goats: Re: Migi, baking soda, migi
baking soda, migi, milk of magnesia: Never any bother taking phone calls, really. Bloating is best treated with mineral oil or milk of magnesia. Baking soda sometimes will help but can change the pH of the rumen so it does not function as well. The bloating can be from digestive upset, not...

Goats: Re: Migi & Motor oil, goats milk, pain in the butt
goats milk, pain in the butt, dirty oil: Motor oil is not good for goats - milk of magnesia should be given for any intake of poisonous items - sorry I did not get back to you until this morning but I was still traveling - always give me a phone call if you could for emergent things. It is possible...

Goats: Re: Migi poop, milk of magnesia, migi
milk of magnesia, migi, antibiotic cream: Re the wound around his castration site, you can use any type of spray antibiotic or pain reliever - benzocaine, burn spray, even Blukote (a livestock wound spray - although it is blue and if you get some on yourself you ll be blue!) - any of the over the...

Goats: Re: Migi's Update, milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics
milk of magnesia, oral antibiotics, upset stomach: The gurgling sounds are just regular rumen sounds - good to hear. Glad he is eating at least some. Weather could cause him to be a little nervous and so not eat as well. You don t have to start the injections until you are ready and especially if Migi is...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, zimectrin, donna hope
zimectrin, donna hope, horse wormer: Sounds like he is definitely doing better. Re the Zimectrin - have you had him on the worming regimen we have talked about in the past - every 2 months you worm him switching back and forth every two months between Zimectrin type horse wormer and Safeguard...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, pepto bismol, donna hope
pepto bismol, donna hope, migi: I usually wait at least 6 to 8 hours to see if the poop is starting to thicken up and if it s not then you can give the pepto bismol to them - the dosage is 1/4 cup of pepto per 50 pounds of goat body weight - really not very much - that is just 2 ounces....

Goats: Re: Migi Update, grass hay, new grass
grass hay, new grass, migi: If he is pooping then he should not be constipated or obstipated. It is quite possible the hay is bad or lacks flavor. I think I saw that a feed store or two on the island carries the compacted bales - these may seem more expensive but they are compact,...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, milk of magnesia, migi
milk of magnesia, migi, pedialyte: Is he just not eating hay or is he not eating anything? If he is not eating then not much poop will come out. He may have an obstipation - that is, something he ate that he should not have is stuck in his digestive tract somewhere and it is causing him not...

Goats: Re: Migis Condition, blackish color, pedialyte
blackish color, pedialyte, molasses: Thanks for the update. 1/4 cup of pepto is sometimes enough but he can have more - and anytime he seems to have real diarrhea. If it is hardening up then I would hold off on the pepto. Re the molasses and water - you can give that to him anytime you want...

Goats: Re: Migis dewclaw, dewclaw, abrasion
dewclaw, abrasion, goats: Thanks for the update - sounds like he is doing okay. I know you do all you can for him - it is difficult at times when goats act up - they are smarter than many people do give them credit for - as an example. when it is time for all the goats CDT vaccinations...

Goats: Re: Migis feet, donna hope, migi
donna hope, migi, pastern: Above the hoof itself at the pastern area - this is the next up from the hoof - in the back are called dewclaws - just like in a dog - if these have grown long they can be cut back with the same shears you use for hoof trimming - there is no blood in them....

Goats: Re: Migis Poop, soft poop, poop question
soft poop, poop question, donna hope: Has he been eating green things - plants, etc.? If not then we might be dealing with coccidiosis which needs Sulmet or Corid (oral medicines) to get rid of it. But usually only goats a lot younger than Migi get coccidiosis and not his age. He could have...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, subcutaneous injection, shoulder blades
subcutaneous injection, shoulder blades, nephew: Sorry to hear that - did not get back to you earlier as I was traveling. Anywhere that you can tent up the skin will work for a subcutaneous injection. Hope that helps - Donna PS - If you ever need to get a hold of me quickly and I do not respond quickly...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, donna hope, zimecterin
donna hope, zimecterin, migi: Thanks for the update. Glad to hear he is doing well. The dog poop form could be from the last of the worms dying out, or it could be from too much probiotics - this does not hurt the goat as the goat s system uses what it wants of the probiotics and then...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, old goat, donna hope
old goat, donna hope, pepto: The 6 cc of pepto will not do any good - that s a dose for a 2 day old goat not an adult. Not sure what that person is talking about. The gurgling sounds are the rumen sounds and the more probiotics one has in the rumen the more sounds it makes. Has he...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, orchard grass, grass hay
orchard grass, grass hay, pepto: Sounds like he is doing better - would just give this some time to see if everything clears in a few days. What type of compressed hay does the feed store carry or do they only have the large bales and, then, what type of hay do they carry - alfalfa, timothy,...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, grass hay, timothy hay
grass hay, timothy hay, goats: Thanks for the update. Yes, the pepto can darken the poop in goats too. Grass hay is great for goats - that is what I feed our goats along with grain (at least some of the goats get it) and there are some days when they turn their noses up to it - but by...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, migi, mineral oil
migi, mineral oil, poop: Sometimes in goats you have to give them more than you think and also have to do a multiple regimen for them because we just do not know exactly what is wrong with them. I would only give the mineral oil for three times and then see if all is better, especially...

Goats: Re: Update on Migi, upper respiratory infection, pneumonia vaccine
upper respiratory infection, pneumonia vaccine, grass hay: Unfortunately goats are sometimes hard to figure out what is wrong with them - even with testing veterinarians many times cannot tell you exactly what is wrong. That is a reason many of us who have goats treat the kitchen sink method - treat for everything...

Goats: red and white boer goat, boer goat, salt block
boer goat, salt block, old mom: The tiny black spots could be simply specks of dirt - all goats have these - or they could be mites - is there any redness or abrasions to the skin in those areas? The loss of hair is most likely due to selenium deficiency - some goats need more than others...

Goats: Sick Goat, bacterial diarrhea, baby goat
bacterial diarrhea, baby goat, sick goat: Get some electrolytes or make some. (Google homemade goat electrolytes) Also get some dimethoxine or terramycin powder and treat him with that for coccidia or bacterial diarrhea. They are over the counter at feed store. Do not mix milk with electrolytes,...

Goats: sick goat, injectable antibiotic, nanny goat
injectable antibiotic, nanny goat, sick goat: I advise against Baytril as it is not meant to be used on goats - would ask the vet if you can please change to penicillin - it s safer and works better on goats. Penicillin is available at most feed stores - 22 gauge needle 1 inch in length works well -...

Goats: Swollen Joint On Kid., swollen knee
swollen knee: Could she have injured it? Is it also hot? I would contact the vet and get some Banamine, which will relieve the pain and swelling. You should also consider treating her with an antibiotic. You can talk to the vet or use oxytetracline (Biomycin 200 or LA-200)...

Goats: tumor-like growth, caseous lymphadenitis, hydrogen peroxide
caseous lymphadenitis, hydrogen peroxide, pygmy goats: Lumps/growths on the cheek and mandible areas of goats can be CL (caseous lymphadenitis) which is very infectious when they pop - the material inside is generally a cottage cheese like substance. These lumps can also be regular abscesses/infections. It certainly...

Goats: vaccine for kids, kid goats, toxoid
kid goats, toxoid, ammount: I do not advise that type of vaccine - it has more vaccines in it than goats need - it is designed for sheep and cattle. If possible do not use it. I suggest a general CDT toxoid vaccination - these generally are at most feed stores or can be ordered online....

Goats: Water and Baby Goats, baby goats, fiasco farm
baby goats, fiasco farm, bottle fed: No, that will not change the amount of milk to feed him. Here is a feeding chart from Fiasco Farm: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/feeding.htm#bottle You don t say what breed he is. This link also has a feeding schedule for pygmy and Nigerian, further down...

Goats: Weak Baby, nigerian dwarf, little goat
nigerian dwarf, little goat, baby goat: Give her electrolytes in alternating feedings with milk. (Do not mix the two.) Take her temp. Has she or mom had Bose? 1/4 cc sq injection or give a vit e capsule contents. Maybe mom sensed something wrong? You may need to tube feed. Google homemade goat electrolytes...

Goats: Weak baby goat, floppy kid syndrome, blood sugar level
floppy kid syndrome, blood sugar level, karo syrup: Glad the doe is doing well. So, no baking soda and salt - that is not good for the kid s digestive system - not sure why other people seem to advise that. Karo syrup is okay - a little caffeine - 1 teaspoon can help with energy level. I would assume this...

Goats: worming Boer mix kids, kid goats, raising goats
kid goats, raising goats, tetanus toxoid: I start worming kids at age 2 months and every 2 months thereafter using Safeguard and Zimectrin horse wormers - we switch every 2 months between the two horse wormers - these are oral, used off label for goats and cover all the worms, easy to give and are...

Goats: 2 pygmy goats appear blind but eyes not cloudy., fainting goats, pygmy goats
fainting goats, pygmy goats, running in circles: It could well be selenium deficiency and/or an infection in the eyes even without cloudiness. What are their temperatures? (measurements please). Is the doe doing well? Did you notice if the placenta was not healthy looking? Let me know about the questions...

Goats: 3 w baby kid, kid goats, length needle
kid goats, length needle, selenium deficiency: Is she drinking from a bottle for you? What is her temperature - measurement please. I would suspect she has an infection that she got from her mom (may or may not be symptomatic in the mom or other kids) and that is causing her blindness. She is also most...

Goats: 4 week old goat, old goat, enamas
old goat, enamas, mineral oil: Is she only on milk currently? How much milk is she drinking and how often? What does her poop look like? I would not overdo the enemas. I would instead start by diluting her milk - 1/4 water to 3/4 mom s milk and would add one half teaspoon of human type...

Goats: able to squeeze a bit of milk?, teat, teats
teat, teats, continued development: No, the milk is not part of heat. It s a little late, but you should not have squeezed the teat, because if you don t continue milking, breaking the teat seal can predispose to mastitis. There is something called precociousmillier where no pregnant does...

Goats: abscess on goat's uterus, little iodine, boer goat
little iodine, boer goat, odd problem: Thanks much for the update. Glad she seems to be feeling better. So the part that is bulging out, is it extremely large or just bulging slightly? Was it bulging more before it was draining? It could well be that the area is either from a rectal prolapse...

Goats: anemic goat off feed, stomach worm, propylene glycol
stomach worm, propylene glycol, liver fluke: You can use that but must use three times the amount and generally that s a lot of liquid - I also find that the oral horse wormers work very well - we have been using a worming regimen of use of Safeguard and Zimectrin horse wormers starting at 2 months of...

Goats: arthritis in goats, dogs and horses, banamine
dogs and horses, banamine, time amy: Sorry for the delay; I have had the flu. You can give aspirin every 12 hours or phenylbutazone at 10 mg/kg per day. Some people also use ibuprofen, but with that and aspirin you need to have food on the stomach. I would recommend trying the OTC things you...

Goats: baby goat, female goat, baby goat
female goat, baby goat, google: Milk out colostrum immediately and give to baby in a bottle. Hooves are always soft at birth. If you have vit e capsules; break one open and give liquid to her. Also after colostrum give some electrolytes an hour or more later. Google goats homemade electrolytes...

Goats: Baby goat refusing one of mama's teats, intramammary infusion, baby goat
intramammary infusion, baby goat, california mastitis test: It sounds as though the doe my have mastitis in that side of the udder and that she may also be discouraging the kid from nursing, as well. That would explain the pain. If you do not have a CMT kit (California Mastitis Test), you need to get one, so you can...

Goats: baby goats, baby goats, finger slide
baby goats, finger slide, 2 sisters: HI Mason, sometimes it can be a real bugger.. but don t make the mistake of thinking when he is hungry enough he will eat- not so.. he will get weak and sick.. you may have to play with different nipples, change the temp of the milk (make sure it is...

Goats: baby pigmy 3 weeks old dirrea, kid goats, sulfa antibiotics
kid goats, sulfa antibiotics, coccidiosis: Generally green diarrhea is coccidiosis, all brown is digestive upset, white is E. coli and yellow is enterotoxemia. Sounds like it may be coccidiosis, especially if he has been allowed out on pasture. The change in diet could also have allowed the coccidia...

Goats: bleeding, running a fever, mucous plug
running a fever, mucous plug, old blood: If her pelvic ligaments cannot be felt and her sides have dropped then it sounds like she could just be getting ready to kid - starting early labor with the kids moving into the birthing canal. A little fresh looking blood is okay but if it starts to dribble...

Goats: Boer goat nanny just had two kids, boer goat, pink color
boer goat, pink color, molasses: Is this just now kidding? If so pink color could indicate some bleeding - are the kids doing well? Is she drinking anything? Did you offer her molasses in warm water yet? If this was a few days ago that she kidded then I would take her temp - anything...

Goats: CALF, hydrogen peroxide, leisions
hydrogen peroxide, leisions, surgical gloves: Thanks for the update - so certainly sounds like ringworm. The Loprox should work fine. Cleaning off the areas is a good idea but don t damage the tissue too much - infection could set in on top of the fungus. I usually suggest using iodine scrub or hydrogen...

Goats: CDT / Deworming / itching goat questions, baby goats, ivermectin
baby goats, ivermectin, goat dewormer: Thanks for the update. Yu can repeat the powder in one to two weeks. Re Gib, two main things of concern for grain for him - one is that the calcium to phosphorus ratio needs to be at least 2:1 and should be 3:1 in the grain or urinary calculi can become...

Goats: cdt vac, green snot, goat kids
green snot, goat kids, bronchial infection: Dose for penicillin is 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days (if he is less than 30 pounds just still give him 1 cc of the penicillin) - sounds like he might have a bronchial infection - if you do give the penicillin he also needs probiotics during that time...

Goats: coccidia in pygmy goats, alfalfa grass, pygmy goats
alfalfa grass, pygmy goats, parisites: All goats carry coccidia in their systems - if the vet knows what he is looking for and did a correct count then I would have to agree that that is the cause of the green diarrhea. I advise use of Sulmet or Sul-Q-Nox liquid medicines but given as oral drench...

Goats: crusty skin on nose area, mange mites, livestock poultry
mange mites, livestock poultry, foot fungus: Thanks for the photo. It could either be a fungal infection or mange mites - would treat for both as neither should hurt the goat - use of an antifungal medication - human type is fine, even the one they use for foot fungus - this is a cream - put on twice...

Goats: Doe has no milk, first timer, selenium deficiency
first timer, selenium deficiency, mineral deficiency: What protein level is she getting? The mammary system must have protein and water to produce milk - a protein level of at least 18% is needed. It can also be a selenium deficiency - is she on free choice selenium containing minerals? Let me know - Donn...

Goats: doe not shedding afterbirth, low body temp, last ditch effort
low body temp, last ditch effort, good bacteria: Thanks for the update. I would give another dose of the Oxytocin today to be sure she is cleaned out inside. I would start her on the penicillin and keep her on it for at least 5 days - seems like she does have an infection in the uterus. Would also go...

Goats: dog bite, dog bite
dog bite: I would put warm/hot compresses on it to aid in healing. Then get some procaine penicillin or Biomycin-200 for antibiotic. The Biomycin may be given every 48 hours subcutaneously for a total of 4 injections. Is she a full size goat or mini? You can give aspirin;...

Goats: fear, kaolin pectin, lucy and ethel
kaolin pectin, lucy and ethel, pygmy goat: You need to just pick her up and nicely but forcibly hold her. Pet her and hold her and she will get used to you. You are bottle feeding her of course. Hold her when feeding. She will relate to you as the food person and get over her fear. They do need the...

Goats: Feeding, bean pods, boer goats
bean pods, boer goats, nutrition formula: Thanks for the update. Are you thinking of using any grain for their protein or do you want only to use the beans? If so, beans would work but I would advise soaking them in water before giving them to the goats as the hard beans could obstipate the goats....

Goats: feeding baby goats, baby goats, goat milk
baby goats, goat milk, cow milk: You can feed them whole cow milk. It is still expensive, but a lot cheaper than canned goat milk. If they were younger, I would recommend adding some half and half, but at this age, they should be eating some hay and drinking some water. Thanks for caring...

Goats: feeding baby goats, pygmy goats, baby goats
pygmy goats, baby goats, baby goat: You can give her an enema with some soapy water. Google baby goat enema and you will find instructions. Laxative is not a good idea. Are you treating the eyes with LA-200? You just need to put a drop in the bad eye 2-3 times a day. You may or may not...

Goats: Freshened Goat not producing milk, dairy ration, baby doe
dairy ration, baby doe, green grass: Krista, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. My heart goes out to you and I can tell you are in a panic.  To boost milk production she needs to be eating and drinking more than ever. Make sure you provide plenty of food and fresh water....

Goats: Goat breeds, mother goat, milk goat
mother goat, milk goat, goat breeds: Thanks for the photos - looks like part Nubian and part Boer - I take it these are both does? If so would use the black one as a milk goat and the tan one has more meat goat conformation so if bred to a Boer buck she could throw some nice meat goats. Hope...

Goats: Goat with deformed front legs., skeletal changes, riding in the car
skeletal changes, riding in the car, x rays: Thanks for the info. So he just gets around on his bent legs then? So, again, would not amputate as the amputation they would do is to take the legs off at the shoulder which would give him nothing to walk on. It is a hard decision to make I understand....

Goats: goat poisened from mountain laurel, milk of magnesia, stomach cramps
milk of magnesia, stomach cramps, boar goat: Would start on milk of magnesia at 1/2 cup per 50 pounds body weight every 2 hours for four dosings. Would also be sure he is drinking water for you and if not then he should be drenched with electrolytes to keep him hydrated and pushing the poison out of...

Goats: Goats Attacked by Dogs, water and electrolytes, tetanus antitoxin
water and electrolytes, tetanus antitoxin, vet bills: He is in shock. Yes, start the penicillin. The ointment is also good. Get some branches or other roughage to help him keep his rumen active. Also, get probiotics and make sure he has warm water and electrolytes to drink. Hand deliver the drinks to encourage...

Goats: Help., adult goats, month old baby
adult goats, month old baby, biting insects: This sounds like CL - this is a contagious infection (the abscess material is what can be passed to other goats and cause infection - goes through other open wounds of the other goats)that can continue to cause abscesses - it is brought to the farm by flies...

Goats: hoof trimmed to deep, hoof rot, topical antibiotic
hoof rot, topical antibiotic, hoof wall: Did you cut any of the main hoof, or was it just the sides that peeled off? If just the sides and no bleeding, the injury is more of an inflammation and should grow back. If this was a true cut too deep into the hoof pad then the LA200 could help or penicillin...

Goats: hookworm, kid goats, horse wormer
kid goats, horse wormer, horse wormers: If the goats look fairly good - good weight - bright eyes - otherwise eationg and drinking well would do one dose now and then in one month then go to the every two month regimen. If the goats do not look as good as you d like - on the thin side, not eating...

Goats: ill goat, sweet creatures, neurological issues
sweet creatures, neurological issues, blood profile: I am so sorry to hear about your goat. It s really hard to lose these sweet creatures. Dexamethasone is a steroid. If there is brain swelling, it helps bring it down. Also helps with other neurological problems, because it is an anti inflammatory. It does...

Goats: injuried baby pygmy goat, baby aspirin, pygmy goat
baby aspirin, pygmy goat, banamine: Give a baby aspirin or a half aspirin with food or milk. You need to call a vet to get some banamine. Take his temp first and carefully examine the leg for injury, pain or heat. The vet will need to knw these things. Keep up on the electrolytes to avoid dehydration...

Goats: johnes disease, cow milk, production practices
cow milk, production practices, vaccination: Vaccines used in calfhood can be effective in reducing the incidence, but they do not totally eliminate disease. A more effective vaccine is also being researched at this time, but vaccination does not eliminate the need for good production practices. ...

Goats: Kid goat 3 weeks old-won't stand, floppy kid syndrome, normal bowel movements
floppy kid syndrome, normal bowel movements, kid goats: Sounds like floppy kid syndrome for which I advise selenium/vitamin E and vitamin D dosing - over the years experience with such symptoms in kid goats usually are caused by selenium deficiency. Did the mom have her seleneium/E/D before kidding and did the...

Goats: kidding, loose minerals, selenium supplement
loose minerals, selenium supplement, golden blend: Sorry to hear about the losses. I always strongly advise not to breed goats, especially Oberhasli who tend to grow slower, before they are at least 90 pounds or 1 1/2 years. This certainly could be part of the issue. The other part of the issue might be...

Goats: Leptospirosis, nigerian dwarf goats, baby goat
nigerian dwarf goats, baby goat, urinary tract infections: The bug spray or any poison generally does not cause blood in the urine. What type of bedding is he on? Any change in feeds? What food do you have him on currently? I would suspect this is a urinary tract infection or it could be something a bit worse....

Goats: lump on baby goats back, inch needles, baby goats
inch needles, baby goats, gauge needle: Thanks for the update on the little goat. Glad that is working. Re the calf, I take it the areas of ringworm are indeed round with missing hair in the middle?, perhaps scabbing? If there is just loss of hair here and there it is more likely selenium deficiency...

Goats: lumps in teats, poor doe, teat
poor doe, teat, johne: I did some reading and foun that goats can get a fibrocystc disease, but rarely mammary cancer. Also wondered could the be bug bites? The odd thing is IDE,ntical location on both teats. Sorry I cannot help further. It will probably go away. Good luck...

Goats: lungworm? etc, stomach worms, lung worms
stomach worms, lung worms, eye lids: Hi there - So they all have a fever. Would assume they have pneumonia, possibly chronic, but could also have lung worms. They most likely have stomach worms and are selenium deficient. Along, with, of course, probably not being fed enough to eat at all...

Goats: Mastitic doe, intramammary infusion, breader
intramammary infusion, breader, earlyer: Thanks for the update. Hope she continues to recuperate. If not eating by end of today would continue with probiotics and also give B complex with thiamin. Re the mastitis, what was she treated with and does the milk look okay now as well as her udder?...

Goats: Mites?, free choice minerals, mange mites
free choice minerals, mange mites, external parasites: No invermectin injectable for oral or anything for goats. No agrimectin or any pour on for goats. No dipping of goats. Any hair loss? Are they of good lumbar score? Any red spots on the skin? It could easily be just dry skin and selenium deficiency. ...

Goats: Nigerian Dwarf Goat injury or illness, frosted mini wheats, lyme disease
frosted mini wheats, lyme disease, hind legs: What other animals is he out with? Is he on grain and if so, has this increased recently? Doubt Lyme disease, but it is always possible. It is more likely just a bad sprain. What is his temperature (anything over 102.5 indicates an infection). It could...

Goats: nigerian dwarf goat kids, goat kids, salt block
goat kids, salt block, yellow discharge: Make some electrolytes and make sure he is drinking well. (you can google goats homemade electrolytes) is he active? You can get kids Benadryl syrup and give some of that, but you need antibiotics ASAP tomorrow.. I would also take it up with the seller for...

Goats: nursing baby goats, baby goats, goats milk
baby goats, goats milk, mastitis: Nice that you have goat s milk and adding the powdered milk is fine. At one week they should be on about 5 to 7 ounces of milk every 4 hours, then by 2 weeks to 8 to 10 ounces four times a day. Keep me posted. Re the doe with mastitis, subclinical mastitis...

Goats: open wound, iodine solution, water trough
iodine solution, water trough, oral antibiotic: Sorry for the delay in answering - sounds like you have been doing everything you need to - mouth and muzzle area wounds are the most difficult to heal as they always have the mouth in something - you certainly can take the penicillin and flush the wound with...

Goats: pokes eye on goat, terramycin eye ointment, eye ball
terramycin eye ointment, eye ball, puffer: Is the injury to the eye ball itself or around the eye? Would use NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ointment twice a day for 5 days. If the eye begins to weep or has infected looking material in it or around it you may need to start the goat on penicillin. The...

Goats: pregnant goat, farenhight, blood discharge
farenhight, blood discharge, placenta previa: Thanks for the update - once the pelvic ligaments are gone it is usually about 36 to 48 hours to kidding. Sounds like it is possible she had a uterine/placental tear and that caused the blood. Would just keep an eye on her - is she in with other more aggressive...

Goats: Problem with a fainter buckling, milk of magnesia, gas bubbles
milk of magnesia, gas bubbles, mineral oil: Was he out on new pasture or got into too much grain? I advise using human mineral oil - 1/2 cup per 50 pounds body weight once every 2 hours for at least two doses - this may cause diarrhea but should take care of the bloat. 20 minutes after orally dosing...

Goats: Pygmy goat kid back hoof bent, floppy kid syndrome, goat kid
floppy kid syndrome, goat kid, goat owners: I think it may be the shot. This is a common mistake of new goat owners. Never give shots in the back leg. You can give most shots subcutaneously in the neck or frot armpit area. Hopefully this will improve, but be aware it can sometimes cause permanent damage...

Goats: Pygmy Goats, kid goats, pygmy goats
kid goats, pygmy goats, goat kids: I would check this kid goats temperature - if over 102.5 then he has a fever and that is the cause of his not wanting his bottle. Is he bloated at all? He is peeing and pooping well? Are they eating hay? It is possible for goat kids to wean themselves but...

Goats: Re: Migi, vitamin b 12, donna hope
vitamin b 12, donna hope, geritol: B12 really does not do anything for goats - if the goat is not eating well then you use B1 or thiamin or use B complex that contains that - it s okay to give just doesn t do anything for them. 3 cc of Redcell does not sound like much as for Geritol liquid...

Goats: Re: Migi, urinary calculi, donna hope
urinary calculi, donna hope, digestive tract: Stretching can be constipation, obstipation or urinary calculi - since he is peeing would doubt the calculi. He still could be dealing with constipation or obstipation (something he ate is stuck along the digestive tract) and the milk of mag is great for...

Goats: Re: Migi, redcell, geritol
redcell, geritol, migi: Sorry I did not get back to you sooner - I was away from my computer all day yesterday. It is possible he just needs probiotics and B complex on a consistent basis - so good that you have started this again. You can certainly give him the redcell or geritol...

Goats: Re: Migi, urinary calculi, green poop
urinary calculi, green poop, migi: If he is peeing then no urinary calculi. The fever indicates he has an infection - probably a pneumonia again - would start on LA200 right away. Keep up with aspirin every 4 hours. Sorry I could not get back to you after your first call but was in a conference...

Goats: Re: Migi Eyelids, zimectrin, barber pole
zimectrin, barber pole, zimecterin: If the lower inner eyelids are light pink to white then that usually indicates anemia due to the barber pole worm, not other worms - this is not treated by Zimectrin but by three weekly doses of Safeguard horse wormer given using three times the goat s body...

Goats: Re: Migi Update, migi, urinary stones
migi, urinary stones, lemon juice: Since we do not know exactly what we are dealing with we use the kitchen sink method - continue with the different items as above - for his possible constipation/obstipation, for his possible anemia, for stomach help (B complex and probiotics) and the lemon...

Goats: Re: Migi worming, stomach worm, stomach worms
stomach worm, stomach worms, donna hope: Sounds fine for the B complex and probiotics. Only treat with Safeguard for the three weeks if you believe it is barber pole worm and he still has anemia. That is once a week for three weeks at three times his body weight. If you are just treating for stomach...

Goats: Re: Migis Diarrhea, diarrhea medication, peptobismol
diarrhea medication, peptobismol, consistency: When you say the diarrhea is watery, is it clear looking like water, or just the consistency of water? Would wait until this afternoon and then start him on peptobismol to help control the diarrhea. Kids are doing well - I m about ready to take my lunch...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, geritol, vog
geritol, vog, thiamine: When we talked on the phone I thought you had said you had been giving all items, B complex, probiotics, geritol along with the other items? The color of the pellets can be due to bleeding, pepto, or the geritol (iron). You can certainly give him probiotics...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, correct calcium, sunflower kernels
correct calcium, sunflower kernels, snack foods: The goat chow will not be good for him. The sweet feed may be okay - is this is a horse feed or livestock feed? What you want to see is at least a 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio but better is 3:1 ratio - as an example if the phosphorus is 0.5% then calcium...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, dry grass, human medicine
dry grass, human medicine, high blood pressure: All is fine here - more kid goats born - new puppy too - goat seminar on Saturday and then had three different groups of folks over on Sunday re goats - so busy, busy, busy - so I m sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner. Glad you gave him an injection....

Goats: Re: Migis Update, urinary calculi, island volcano
urinary calculi, island volcano, donna hope: Hi there - you know it is never a problem for you to call me, really. Glad he seems better. I would doubt that the vog could cause anything but sinus issues. You can keep on the redcell but Migi must have food in his rumen for even that to work well. The...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, donna hope, redcell
donna hope, redcell, b1 thiamine: Yes, it s okay to mix the B12 and B1 (thiamine). Glad he still is looking better. Polio can come on quickly but if the thiamin is given quickly and repeatedly it can turn the polio symptoms around fairly quickly. It is possible he ate something poisonous...

Goats: Re: Migis Update, loose minerals, donna hope
loose minerals, donna hope, snack foods: So nice to hear - you did all the work and you re the one who watches over him with so much love. Re the B1 or B complex - either is fine - the B complex has the B1 in it and yes re the thiamin is needed to keep polio away. But, now that he is eating well,...

Goats: Re: Safeguard oral paste, pound horse, oral paste
pound horse, oral paste, horse wormer: The small horse size tube (probably the 25 gm) - it can worm a 1200 pound horse - so can easily worm Miji three times at three times his body weight - you would round off his weight - so to 100 then three times that is 300 - you look on the plunger for 300...

Goats: Re: Worming, stomach worms, zimectrin
stomach worms, zimectrin, barber pole: For regular worming it is double the goat s body weight and use this to find the dose on the plunger of the worming syringe. Generally stomach worms do not cause anemia, just lack of weight or growth in the goat. It is the barber pole worm that causes the...

Goats: scared out my mind, baby teeth grinding, goat health
baby teeth grinding, goat health, goat kid: Is it the left side moving? Could it be her rumen? It is highly unlikely she would be able to retain a living kid. She may be grinding teeth because placenta is not out. You need to start her on penicillin or Biomycin in 200 for possible infection. You can...

Goats: scours, scours
scours: Feed him electrolytes for a day. Go to ruminationsongoats.blogspot.com for a recipe or buy some. Also give some kaolin pectin or pepto bismol to get them stopped. Then try the kid milk again; or switch to whole cow milk with some cream in it. Do not mix milk...

Goats: Selenium deficiency in pygmy goat, free choice minerals, pygmy goat
free choice minerals, pygmy goat, iu vitamin: Sounds like it is just selenium deficiency and the shivering is that she does not have enough hair to keep her warm. Shivering can also be due to a fever, but with her eating and active that most likely rules out a fever. So I would start with selenium supplement...

Goats: my sick goat, turkey baster, karo syrup
turkey baster, karo syrup, sick goat: She has poliomyoencephalacia - this is caused by a lack of vitamin B1/thiamin due to her not eating well - she probably has a pneumonia which has caused her not to eat well - she may or may not have a fever - could you take a temperature for me? Would start...

Goats: sick goat, pigmy goat, sick goat
pigmy goat, sick goat, throat muscles: Is the goat on a bottle or mom s milk or anything else? If it is on the bottle and foaming after it eats it is probably selenium deficient causing the throat muscles not to be able to swallow correctly, same would be with on mom. If eating other things like...

Goats: sick little kid, inch needles, kid goats
inch needles, kid goats, baby goat: Sorry for the delay in answering. If it is yellow diarrhea it is enterotoxemia and he may also have a fever and also may have selenium deficiency. Could you take his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever/infection. I would start him on...

Goats: SORE ON TEATS, topical remedy, head butt
topical remedy, head butt, kid age: Glad things worked out for you - everyone has different opinions. The colostrum from the dam is given to the kids so all immunity is passed on. Lansinoh or any lanolin product is helpful in many situations - glad it helped in this. If the doe keeps getting...

Goats: stressed widow goat, nubian goat, homeopathic remedy
nubian goat, homeopathic remedy, wild dogs: Sorry to hear of the loss. Goats can become very anxious when they lose their only herd companion. I would use Pulsatilla, a homeopathic remedy for anxiety. If this is a large goat (about 150 pounds or so) would use 3 to 5 of the pellets once and then again...

Goats: swollen rear foot in two week old goat., injured foot
injured foot: You can ice it and also give her a quarter of an aspirin in her bottle twice a day for the inflammation. (Unless you can get some banamine from a vet) You also need to check the pen area well to see whether you can make it safer. If she has not had a tetanus...

Goats: toxic plants, toxic plants, goats
toxic plants, goats, hens: If we are talking about Sempervivum everything I have checked out says it is nontoxic to animals - with that said some goats tolerate different plants better than other goats - would not let them eat a lot of it just in case. A little probably would not hurt...

Goats: undescended testicle, lower abdomen, testicle
lower abdomen, testicle, nubian: Depending if the testicle survives the temperature of the abdomen is whether or not it can give off hormones. You are correct that if there is testosterone there are bucky characteristics. If there is a small amount of hormones you might not see anything...

Goats: Vomiting goat, green grass, milk of magnesia
green grass, milk of magnesia, rumen: The main reason goats vomit is that they have eaten something toxic/poisonous. Since it is well past the time we could give charcoal to clean out her system before the toxins enter it, milk of magnesia would be a better choice as this both coats the stomach...

Goats: Vomiting goat, poisenous plants, intramammary infusion
poisenous plants, intramammary infusion, blunted needle: So it is the intramammary infusion med (Today or Tomorrow) that you cannot get without seeing the vet? If so, use of penicillin is great BUT NO blunted needle, just use a syringe that has a bit longer nozzle on it - the ones that you just slip on the needle...

Goats: watery diarrhea in pregnant goat, watery diarrhea, red lipstick
watery diarrhea, red lipstick, sweet feed: HI Heather* Well the snacks that you mention really should not have caused an issue.. now if she all of a sudden had access to lush pasture after being used to hay only - that would cause a gut ache and scouring. If she ate too much of the sweet feed...

Goats: Wormer, kid goats, many different things
kid goats, many different things, dull hair: Holly, Thanks for your question, I would go to your local vet. They have many different types of wormer and will give you the best kind based on your goats condition. Thanks again for your question. I hope this takes care of your concern. It is my...

Goats: Yearling goat wethered 4 days ago still sore, angora goats, arnica montana
angora goats, arnica montana, aspirin tablet: Thanks for the update. What is the outside temperature? If it is cold then his temp of 102 could actually be a fever. Since he is not eating well, especially hay, I would start him on B complex - human kind is fine - four times the daily dose for a human...

Goats: zinc deficiency in my nigerian dwarf goat, adult goats, zinc supplements
adult goats, zinc supplements, mange mites: I would beleive this is selenium deficiency and not zinc deficiency. It is possible with the scaly description that this could also be mange mites (a common occurrence after winter) and that can be taken care of with a livestock dust or horse dust. Re the...

Goats: Alpine Doe, not eating well after kidding, alfalfa hay, calcium tablets
alfalfa hay, calcium tablets, calcium levels: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection and would need injectable antibiotics. If she has been on alfalfa the whole time I might worry about hypocalcemia, and especially with the large milk production. Alfalfa provides too much...

Goats: Anemia with Goats, ivomec, 1cc
ivomec, 1cc, barber pole: Thanks for the update. The iron tablets or Geritol iron liquid is usually at most drug stores - the feed store would only carry RedCel which is okay but it comes in a huge container and is generally costly - something I stay away from. Have never heard of...

Goats: new born with locked joints on all four legs, mother goat, kid goat
mother goat, kid goat, karo syrup: It can take a week or more to start seeing loosening of the joints - if this is from being in a cramped position in the uterus for the last month (where the kid grows the most) then it takes a while for the joints to become loosened. Are any of the joints...

Goats: baby goat, baby goat, bouce
baby goat, bouce, neurologic symptoms: So we have tried the selenium and how many doses? Did we check her lower inner eyelids for anemia? I am very surprised the other goats are doing okay on the privet as the Ligustrum species of plants are quite toxic/poisonous to all livestock and cause digestive...

Goats: baby goat chiva, adult goats, baby goat
adult goats, baby goat, hemolytic anemia: It still could be an infection that we are not getting to, especially with the fever. Would use the aspirin. Give her one more dose of the selenium. May think about starting her on possibly some oral antibiotics - perhaps a Sulmet liquid or an oxytetracycline...

Goats: Baby goat in pain, baby goats, baby goat
baby goats, baby goat, digestive problem: Is he pooping and peeing normally? Does he or do his ears feel hot or cold? Is he eating? Does he eat grain? Does he feel bloated? Put you head against his left side and listen for rumen sounds. Also put your ear farther up and lis ten for whether lungs sound...

Goats: The baby has stopped Pooping, knee bone, miralax
knee bone, miralax, mineral oil: Thanks for the update. Good temperature. Could just be bloat/constipation, especially if she is not moving around as well as others. Sounds like they are all up on the CDT now. Mineral oil should help - somtimes the penicillin can cause constipation. ...

Goats: bagot goat, goat folks, arnica montana
goat folks, arnica montana, symptoms of shock: Hello. First off, I always advise goat folks never to use hay nets as these are just accidents waiting to happen. It is certainly possible with his panic and thrashing about trying to get away from the net that he strained his back and hips and could have...

Goats: bald fainting goat, adult goats, fainting goat
adult goats, fainting goat, external parasites: First off, ivomec pour on, any pour on for that matter, is usually toxic to goats - their metabolism is very fast and these just are not designed for goats. The hair loss sounds like she is very selenium deficient. No external parasites that you can...

Goats: Butting Goat, pygmy goats, sweetness and light
pygmy goats, sweetness and light, neighborhood children: Hi there - as to getting along - a goat with horns and mature in age considers himself the alpha and with that said I doubt he will ever be friends with the horse - the good thing is that the horse is so much bigger than this goat that the horse should be...

Goats: How to care for a goat with a stoma, rumen bacteria, old goat
rumen bacteria, old goat, urinary bladder: Thanks for the update. A temp over 102.5 generally indicates an infection. I would hope that the vet put him on antibiotics - if not, use of penicillin (feed/farm stores have it along with needles and syringes) 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for...

Goats: chiva, bounceback, chiva
bounceback, chiva, selenium: 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days - if she is less than 15 pounds would go with 1/2 cc of penicillin twice a day - between 15 and 25 pounds 1 cc. Would continue with the iron, hold on the selenium. Still great that she is eating. Is she...

Goats: chiva, reply thanks, selenium deficiency
reply thanks, selenium deficiency, current temperature: Is she still looking like she has a hard time swallowing? If so, I m thinking we should switch to a different antibiotic - perhaps try an oral one - perhaps tetracycline or duramycin - these are powders, mixed in juice (they taste terrible) and given orally...

Goats: chiva, oral antibiotic, hind legs
oral antibiotic, hind legs, swollen knee: Thanks for the info. Re the knees, have they always been larger or just recently? Didn t she start off having one very swollen knee? And if so, had that gone done over time? The dragging and limpness can both be caused by not enough selenium - we may need...

Goats: chiva, white muscle disease, goat folks
white muscle disease, goat folks, kid goats: Totally could understand the dosing concerns - mcg/mg, so close. So, yes re the selenium/E and D. Re her swallowing difficulties - quick question for you - please remind me of Chiva s age and did she venture out on a pasture or drink from a water bucket...

Goats: chiva, animal advocates, franny
animal advocates, franny, lastnight: So sorry for not giving you my phone number, my miss - but now you have and please do use it whenever. Also, I do have a packet of goat care and nutrition information that I give out at my seminars that I would be happy to send to you - covers lots of items...

Goats: chiva, oral antibiotics, lastnight
oral antibiotics, lastnight, good eye: I would have hoped to see her a little stronger. Perhaps we are back to thinking of an infection. I would start her on antibiotics - oral is fine if you want to start with that - I myself would go back to injectable - your choice though - let me know what...

Goats: Clover Follow Up, vitamin b complex, pygmy goat
vitamin b complex, pygmy goat, neurological system: Thanks for the update - glad to hear things are looking better. She may have gained most of her eyesight back but lacks still a little and that may not come back. I would not think she needs the selenium mix currently. I would definitely continue with vitamin...

Goats: cont. Anemia in Goats, respiratory issues, geritol
respiratory issues, geritol, bloat: Thanks for the information. So, that s good it is soft on the sides. It could be bloat as the stomach is wider than it should be normally. Certainly does not look like bottle jaw from the photo. Re the temperature, anything over 102.5 can indicate an infection,...

Goats: cut lower leg on 2 day old kid, wound care
wound care: Make sure she gets a tetanus antitoxin shot, to avoid tetanus. Keep an eye on it for infection. You can use honey or triple antibiotic on it until it starts healing. If it does become infected, you can treat with penicillin. You can also use a warm compress...

Goats: DEAD BABYS, premature babys, inner eyelid
premature babys, inner eyelid, metox: Thanks for the update. Dimethox usually should work very well but I believe the dosage (what I and a vet figured out years ago) was 1/2 teaspoon twice a day for 7 days with preventative at 1/2 teaspoon every other day - this is a high dose but is needed in...

Goats: DEAD BABYS, panacure, mother hood
panacure, mother hood, poisonous plants: Sorry for the misunderstanding - but, if they had their eyes still closed they were most definitely premature/underdeveloped. It is still quite possible that she ingested something in the second trimester that had stunted their development. Still doubt genetics....

Goats: dehorning pygmy goat, kid goats, pygmy bucks
kid goats, pygmy bucks, pygmy goat: So you disbudded, not dehorned (that is a surgical technique for removing the horns)? If you are not keeping them as bucks they should be wethered/banded/castrated at 2 weeks of age but you could still castrate at 5 weeks. The testosterone causes the horns...

Goats: discharge from goats vagina., willow branches, uterine infection
willow branches, uterine infection, rumen: It could be a uterine infection, cancer, or even a prolapse with infection. She needs to see a vet. Take her temperature to determine whether she has a fever. That would be sign of infection. She would need to be treated with antibiotics, and get probiotics...

Goats: doe wont eat, vitamin b complex, appetite stimulation
vitamin b complex, appetite stimulation, cow milk: This could be very serious and you may want to call a vet. Get some nutridrench or calcium drench and give her that at the label dose immediately and then several times a day to give her the boost she needs. I would get her whatever kind of roughage you...

Goats: Effects of Seizures, aspirin tablet, question thanks
aspirin tablet, question thanks, open mouth: Rectal - use of a human digital thermometer works great - I use a little vaseline on the tip and place just past the metal tip into the anus. Re keeping her calm , is she running around in circles or jumping or just seems nervous? The not opening her mouth...

Goats: Fainting goat kids, fainting goat, goat kids
fainting goat, goat kids, cow milk: They can show the fainting (actually muscle stiffening) as young as one month old. I am an advocate of disbudding. It is personal preference or may depend on whether you show them. A vet can do it within the first week after birth. Is there any way to get...

Goats: Feed..., raising boer goats, kid goats
raising boer goats, kid goats, boer goats: It is hard to tell from the photos but they may be a bit on the thin side - best way to check for a good lumbar score (good weight/condition) is to use the palm of your hand and place it over the ribs - you should feel a little fat covering them but not be...

Goats: Feeding a goat, blue seal feed, urinary calculi
blue seal feed, urinary calculi, loose minerals: Hi there - thanks for the update. Orchard grass or timothy works well. Re the minerals - I do not know about Source - I use just a horse loose mineral that our feed store has - as long as it has selenium in it - these minerals usually also have cobalt...

Goats: Female Pygmy cries when uninating, female goats, pygmy goats
female goats, pygmy goats, urinary tract infections: She probably has a urinary tract infection and needs antibiotics. Probably sulfa drugs. You can buy sulfadimethoxine powder, mix it with water and give her the dose on the package for five days or so, with a drenching syringe. You may also be able to help...

Goats: full utter, high protein food, high protein diet
high protein food, high protein diet, low protein diet: Thanks for the update. What type of hay is she on? If alfalfa, that is high in protein and can cause the same issues as grain. Glad she is peeing and pooping. No, you do not have to use the Tomorrow product - it just is used to prevent possible mastitis....

Goats: ? giving IM antibiotic orally ?, penicillin g procaine, little tent
penicillin g procaine, little tent, tent area: Thanks for the update. Penicillin injectable does not work orally. You can give it to her subcutaneously, although only 50% of the antibiotic will get used by the body that way, but at least it will be a little - tent the skin in between the shoulders and...

Goats: Goat not getting up!, mother goat, google
mother goat, google, time mother: Do you see any of the placenta hanging out? Passing the placenta is the final stage of labor and tells you it is over. Google bumping pregnant goat to tell if there are more kids inside. Bring her some hot water with molasses or electrolytes. Also give the...

Goats: Goat bleeding, pygmy goats, protein feed
pygmy goats, protein feed, bowling ball: Thanks for the update. Cancer is certainly possible, but sometimes that is a go to diagnosis instead of a well thought through or experienced diagnosis. With that said there would be no milk in the udder but a fluid - that s really what I meant when I...

Goats: Goat Care, goat care, kid goat
goat care, kid goat, pygmy goat: What is her temperature? She could have a fever and that is why she is shaking. For a fever you would use 1/8 of a human 325 mg aspirin dissolved in hot water and given every 4 hours to bring the fever down. She also probably has a pneumonia for which she...

Goats: goat Chloe, abscess, boer goat, coal mining
boer goat, coal mining, mining country: Its been a while. What has her temperature been running? How long did you have her on penicillin - 5 or 7 days, and it was twice a day correct? I did not realize that the hole was to the outside of the vulva - it sounded like it was totally internal from...

Goats: goat diarrhea, kaolin pectin, soft poop
kaolin pectin, soft poop, good appetite: Thanks for the update. Before she had the soft poop was her poop pelleted form? Kaolin pectin is the same as pepto bismol - but you must give enough and often enough for it to help. If this is a bacterial enteritis/diarrhea then pepto would help slow the...

Goats: goat feed, goat feed, meat goats
goat feed, meat goats, perfect shape: It depends on the area you live in and what they have available. You should use something specifically formulated for meat goats, if possible. My goats refuse pelleted feed, so you will need to see whether yours will eat what you come up with. Ask other breeders...

Goats: goat feed, horse oats, urinary calculi
horse oats, urinary calculi, goat feed: If they have a good lumbar score and are healthy and are adults they would do well on a 9 to 12% protein grain. If feeding bucks or wethers the calcium to phosphorus ratio needs to be at least 2:1 and best is 3:1 otherwise urinary calculi may occur (this...

Goats: goat foot, pasterns, pastern
pasterns, pastern, swollen foot: Thanks for the update. Many goats with dropped pasterns can certainly live good lives - generally there is no pain with a dropped pastern, it is just that they cannot walk correctly because of the lack of ligament strength in the pasterns (the pasterns are...

Goats: goat kid with some diarrhea starting, goat kid, karo syrup
goat kid, karo syrup, kid goats: Mixture for cow milk is 4 cups cow milk to one 12 ounce can of canned milk to 1 tablespoon of karo syrup to 1 cup of water. Gatorade or other electrolytes are good for keeping him hydrated - not too much though - perhaps 1 cup a day. For helping to stop...

Goats: goat pees when touch bottom of tummy, old goat, pine needles
old goat, pine needles, toxic plants: Thanks for the update. It could be listeriosis, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, chlamydia, other uterine infections, ingestion of toxic plants early on such as sweet pea. It is possible that leptospirosis (a bacteria brought into the goats by raccoons, oppossums,...

Goats: goat skin issue, kid goats, mange mites
kid goats, mange mites, smoke dope: Very nice - would bathe once to try to get most of the flakes off and then use tea tree oil or the bag balm once or twice a day every day for 5 days - may have to give him another bath in a few days to clean off things and start fresh. Would think if it is...

Goats: Goat not swallowing and losing weight, vitamin b complex, boer goat
vitamin b complex, boer goat, treatment regimen: Sorry for the delay in answering. Could be a pneumonia that is causing her not to eat well and then secondary polio is coming on. Would start with penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days, along with probiotics and vitamin B complex...

Goats: Goat temp 107.1, vitamin b complex, chewing the cud
vitamin b complex, chewing the cud, mg aspirin: A normal goat s temperature should be no higher than 102.5 - with the 107.1 that is a huge fever and it is literally burning her brain - even if she is laying in the sun it is still a huge fever - probably is pneumonia or could be another infection - penicillin...

Goats: Goat Tetanus, goat medicine, persistent dedication
goat medicine, persistent dedication, dietary deficiency: Could she possibly have an unrelated dietary deficiency that is contributing to this? How was the moms nutrition? I haven t heard of this kind of permanent damage, but I have not personally seen tetanus. Goat Medicine mentions nothing about effects in survivors....

Goats: goat udders, kid goats, teat
kid goats, teat, teats: I would supplement the kid goats with one or two bottles a day as you are correct that the kids are not going to be able to drink from that teat, doubt they ever will if it is that large. Or if you want just pull kids and bottle raise - that is what we do...

Goats: Goat not walking, baby goats, goat milk
baby goats, goat milk, milk mixture: I hope the mother was treated for mastitis, as that sounds like what she had. I researched the back leg problem. I hope it is just stiffness and would encourage the massage. But it could be a nutritional muscular dystrophy. I would recommend the BoSe shot,...

Goats: goats with dry flaky skin, dry flaky skin, selenium supplements
dry flaky skin, selenium supplements, hair coat: Red cell is really for anemia or lack of energy. Any other symptoms such as loss of hair or thinning hair? Is the skin/hair coat flaky looking? It could just be selenium deficiency. Do they have a mineral brick or loose salt that has selenium in it? Do...

Goats: goats suddenly dying, boer goats, liver flukes
boer goats, liver flukes, barber pole: Where are you located? Did you ever get temperatures on the ill ones with symptoms. What grain were you feeding and are you sure there was no mold in it (listeriosis could be the cause). Are they on pasture/browse - anything poisonous that you know of in...

Goats: hair loss & flaky itchy skin, mange mites, skin parasites
mange mites, skin parasites, vitamins and minerals: Hi there - if you re using the Bo-Se injectable then no more than 2 ml is ever needed per adult goat - it goes by age, not weight - and the Bo-Se does not have vitamin D in it so the selenium and vitamin E might not be working at all. I normally give the...

Goats: Hair and weight loss female goat, female goat, nanny goat
female goat, nanny goat, protein feed: What does her poop look like? The hair loss is probably selenium deficiency. The weight loss may be due to her needing more protein/fat as she is getting older. At her age she probably needs 5% of her body weight in feed a day - with 1/4 to 1/3 of this...

Goats: Horse wormer, hook worm, valbazen
hook worm, valbazen, oral drench: Eqvalan Gold has both ivermectin and praziquantel in it - the ivermectin is fine but the praziquantel is not okay for goats. Fenbendazole drench - I m assuming that s oral drench - does not work well for goats either, and valbazen is not my favorite either....

Goats: Ivomec, parisites, barber pole
parisites, barber pole, goats: Yes, I once is effective, unless the parasites have developed r.esistance to it in the area. Twice the cow dose, given orally over the back of the tongue. Despite the fact that the parasites in different animals are different, the action of the dewormers are...

Goats: kid goat with swollen knee, injectable antibiotic, slow gait
injectable antibiotic, slow gait, kid goat: Sounds like it could be an infection or just an injury. I would start the penicillin at 1 cc twice a day for three days along with the probiotics. I would alco continue with the aspirin at every 4 hours with a dose of one 81 mg tablet per 25 pounds of body...

Goats: Long trip with goats, kid goats, hoeggers
kid goats, hoeggers, immune enhancers: Kid goats should have CDT toxoid vaccinations at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months of 1 cc AND anytime there is stress or could be stress they should get another booster. Starting at 1 year of age and each year thereafter it should...

Goats: lung worm?pneumonia, green snot, lung worm
green snot, lung worm, boer goat: Get some biomycin in or other oxytetracycline and give 7.5 cc every 48 hours for a total of four shots. Sounds like respiratory infection. Get whatever roughage is available for him to eat, so he will eat something. Also try cut up carrots. I would isolate...

Goats: mange, mange mites, low immune system
mange mites, low immune system, oral antibiotics: Hi there - all sounds good. Yes re the antibiotic cream rubbing onto the lesions/areas. Would not believe you need to sterilize his pen. Would, however, be sure you wash your hands thoroughly after all contact with him so that if it is Staph we are dealing...

Goats: mass on my 9 yr old boar goats neck, boar goats, goats neck
boar goats, goats neck, loose minerals: What feed regimen is she on? Does she have loose minerals or a salt block and, if so, does she use it? What is her temperature? When you touch the mass is it hard or soft, and does it seem tender to her? It could be either a goiter and this is generally remedied...

Goats: MASTIC DOE, bovine mastitis, tetanus toxoid
bovine mastitis, tetanus toxoid, agalactia: Thanks for the update. So glad all are doing well. No worries on the tasvax 8 - if that s all you can get then it will cover the goats for the important items well. I am glad I can help - you re the one doing all the work and the goats are lucky to have...

Goats: Mature Nubian Doe, nubian doe, high protein diet
nubian doe, high protein diet, grass weeds: Thanks for the update - the fresh greens can offer enough protein to push her hormones - if possible, to be sure she does not have mastitis, trying to milk out a little milk would let us know if she has mastitis or not - if the milk/fluid is chunky then she...

Goats: mayby mange, mange mites, power microscope
mange mites, power microscope, ecchinacea: Thanks for the update. Re the little guy - it can take up to 10 days to 2 weeks to get new hair growth so sounds like it s starting. Have not used the Cararyl - is it the 5% Carbaryl Garden & Pet Dust - if so and it says goats I m assuming it is okay...

Goats: out of milk replcer, baby goats, milk replacer
baby goats, milk replacer, probiotic: Were you able to get a multispecies type milk replacer or just kid milk replacer? If multispecies that should switch over fine. If not, then diluting the new milk replacer will help - adding about 1/4 of the amount of water extra to the mixing directions...

Goats: milking a goat and worm medicine, strongid, withdrawal time
strongid, withdrawal time, pyrantel: Thanks for the update. Oral ivermectin horse paste works very well and is okay for all production of goats, including pregnant and milking. I have seen information that states at least a 96 hour withdrawal for human use of milk is advised, if the milk is...

Goats: month old goat, old goat, baby asprin
old goat, baby asprin, electrolytes: You need to get her to a vet if she is not peeing. Also she needs her poop checked to see if she has a parasite. You also should try to milk the mom,so she isn t too uncomfortable. It is also possible the mom has mastitis and is avoiding the kid nursing. I...

Goats: Myotonic goat with leg issue, leg problem
leg problem: It doesn t sound like a parasite issue. It could be a hairline fracture or the beginning of arthritis. I would give an anti inflammatory like aspirin or banamine for a short trial. The only way to know for sure is to take him to a vet. The weight loss sounds...

Goats: new baby, peppermint oil, well baby
peppermint oil, well baby, work thanks: Thanks for the update. Sounds like she is indeed doing her part to try and get better, and I always thank the Lord for people like you who are willing to take their time to help animals. And, never worry about calling or e-mailing me - it is definitely never...

Goats: Nigerian goats with twitching legs & cough., goat experience, horse lice
goat experience, horse lice, how to trim hooves: Good for you on trying to learn everything you can. I hope you got the Dummies book. It is documentation of my learning curve. It tells you how to trim hooves, but then if you learn by watching, the 4-H is a good idea. I am thinking lice for the twitchiness....