Table scraps for goats?
There is a lady that bought goats years ago from me. Now she is starting to breed her own pygmy goats, but still relies on me to give everyone shots and wormings.
She brought over a very sick goat that was 7 weeks old this week. She had bought the mother and two babies a few weeks previously. I had vaccinated the babies once.
This baby had diarrhea for a couple of days. When it came here, it was dehyrated, very skinny and wouldn't even stand, gums pale. Gave her some coccidia meds, wormed the goat (she hadn't done that) and gave it a lot of pepto-bismal. Told her to get as much pedialyte into it as possible. But if she really wanted to save the goat, take it to the vet for subq fluids. She didn't want to pay emergency vet call, so opted the pedialyte routine. The goat died that night.
But this is my question - they feed all of their left over fruit, veggies, potato skins etc. to their goats. One goat had gotten sick after eating a lot of watermelon once, so they don't feed that anymore. I told her that they needed to get a potbelly pig to feed their table scraps to!
Is it okay and safe for them to feed all of those fruits and veggies? I assume it is, but couldn't find anything to say it isn't safe.