I'm more of an audio engineer that a goat farmer and I have an issue. What to do for a goat with numerous bee stings on the face? It was yesterday afternoon.
I have given water -- she drinks it willingly -- this morning and she stands for a while but she's lethargic and swollen throughout her facial area. Not sure how many stings but she was impaled on the fence and when she shook it to get loose the fence banged on the hive... a sad situation indeed! She was standing absolutely still when I found her. and I had to get the bee suit out for that rescue. Her face had swollen, in fact, it was kind of funny.
So, after about a good-Solid 5 years of searching for someone in our state that is actually breeding PURE BRED and JSBA registerable Jacobs Sheep in Arizona with absolutely NO LUCK-- we decided that we would go ahead and drive 2k miles to go get our OWN sheep
Thanks to the help of the JSBA, and several of their members we now have one of Arizona's FIRST flocks of pure bred registered Jacobs Sheep! We are in partnership with our friends who joined us on our trip to pick up a flock of their own as well, so now we can trade breedings for more genetic diversity.
We are so excited! And wanted to share pictures of our starter flock:
This is what I called my cousins Vet for last night. This "growth" popped up on my new donkey about 5 days ago. It's crusty but soft, doesn't appear to hurt her, I have felt it and put medicine on it and she's okay with it. It doesn't seem to bother her. There is leakage which shows on her legs but it hasn't bled profusely.
Hello, I have a couple of questions...The urgent one is that my 4 month old fainting goat whether is chewing on his sister's horns, is this normal?? Yesterday I noticed her horn looked like she had rammed something & broken off the tip (no bleeding). I called my vet this morning & had my Fiancé pick up an antibiotic to give her to be sure she doesn't get any infection. Then when he got home, he noticed her brother chewing on the other one!! So now I'm thinking he caused the other horn issue too. They HATE, I mean, hate, to be apart!! Is this my only option? & does anyone have advice on getting him to stop?
I have a doe who who's feet were badly neglected. She is limping and favoring her back feet. I have been gradually trimming her hooves, and have taken care of the actual hoof rot, but she seems to have some rot or infection on the actual flesh that connects her leg to her hoof. It's kind of whitish/grayish, wet, and mushy, mainly on the flesh between the "toes". I have been spraying the whole area with "Hoof Rot and Ringworm Spray" which is Benzalkonium Chloride, and either that or the hoof trimming has helped some, less limping, and no yucky smell anymore, but she is still limping some and the flesh still looks yucky. I also have this oily stuff called Hoof Heal, but it dawned on me today that this problem may not technically be hoof rot, but maybe an infection and an antibiotic spray would be better?
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