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Old 05-02-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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I have posted about this kid before. I bought her and her half sister 4-11 from a "tested clean herd". She has never been right and I can't reach the breeder yet. I took them to my vet for CD&T shots (at 8wks she had not had a previous shot), fecal test and checkups upon purchase.
Fecal clean.
Temp normal.
Eating and drinking fine. (I didn't change her food bought the same kind)
I gave probiotics and electrolytes and pepto (she had soft poop)
I got the poop normal after a few days but she still was hunched over and tail tucked.
Went back to my vet; did another fecal (also clear) went ahead and treated for cocci 1 wk daily AM with Albon just in case. And gave probiotics PM daily to help restore rumen.
I have also given NutraDrench 2 times.
She has minerals and baking soda and hay all free choice.
I do think she wasn't weaned like I had been told (she was with mom when I went to pick her up) Could this be the only cause and what can help that now?
Here we are tomorrow will be 3 weeks and she is still hunched over tail up only sometimes. Vitals still normal. Stomach functions normal (gurgling sounds in there).
Someone please have a suggestion!! I don't know what else to do for her. She comes right over to me when I go outside and I wish I knew how to help her.



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Old 05-02-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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Is it cold weather there?



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Some days have been cool and wet but not cold and even on nice warm days like today she acts the same.
Oh and she has not gained weight!!!

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hmm this is an odd one -- makes me think its a birth defect issue for her in her development

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Hmmm... I have a doe kid...well she is over a year now. But she always acts like that when it is cold or wet. It seems she likes to put all her little feet as close together as possible, hunch up and puff herself like a proud parrot or something. She used to do it no matter the weather. She hasn't done it for the last couple of months at all (turned a year old in February). When I bought her she was stunted and seemed malnourished. I started giving her Vit A/E/D/B12 gel every couple of weeks and gave her plenty of high quality grain and free choice quality hay and she came out of it.

How is her behavior besides that? Is she perky, does she have a good appetite, does she play?

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She is alert and walks fine but is not active or playful like a little goat should be. She seams to have a normal appetite and also chews her cud.
I have been thinking like you are both saying that she may have been born this way with a defect or been malnourished and stunted.
I think I may try a BoSe shot. I can't get a hold of the breeder to see if she has already had them. I figure it has been 3 weeks so even if she had had them its been long enough that it wont be too much. I am at a loss as what else to try.

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Hmmm....that is confusing.... wish I knew more...

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Thanks Pam. It is so frustrating. I want to help her and just can't figure out how!

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Your welcome....

Yeah... I don't know either.. as she doesn't have any other symptoms to go with it..so she can be helped....it is a new one on me and I Pray... you find n answer for her...

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Gave BoSe injection. Hoping it may help a little.



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