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Old 02-08-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default PLEASE HELP new baby goat thats hunched over???

I just had my first nubian goat of this season, he was born two days ago and he was the only one in the birth. I was their at his birth and made sure he got colostrum and his mother has plenty of milk. But I have noticed that he always stand hunched up like he is trying to poop all the time and he is not stretching his back legs out all the way. He stands on his own and walks around a little but is not active like kids I have had before. I was worried that he was not pooping so I gave him a enema about a hour ago and he pooped solid black poo out and then gel like yellow goop. I am really worried that something is wrong with him. I have never seen anything like this so what should I do?



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Old 02-08-2013, 02:03 AM   #2
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His poo is normal, the black meconuim then the yellow gel stuff.
Have you taken his temp?



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No, I have not checked his temp yet, it is cold and rainy here today, but he has been in the barn in a stall with his mom since he was born. Should I put a heat lamp on him?

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If you stick your finger in his mouth it should be toasty.
Has he been nursing enough? Feel his belly. Is it sort of full or empty?
His flanks should not be sunken in.

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I would take his temp. A shot of BoSe wouldn't hurt. Maybe a shot of B Complex. I think you would have to decide if he needs a heat lamp but make sure it is up high enough that the goats can't touch it.

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His belly is very full, and his mouth is warm, I also just seen him pee, its a little yellow but not real bad, I also thought of giving him some boSe but no where that sells it around here. I would have to order it online and that would take 3 days for it to get here. I am going to take his temp.

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You have to get Bo-Se from your vet. If he didn't pass the meconuim for 2 days, that was probably the problem and you fixed it with the enema. You can get the bo-se gel from your TSS, and a little b-complex will always be a good choice. He's eating, peeing and now pooping, he should be ok now.

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All great advice, can't add anymore.

Congrats and I am pulling for him.

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Hope he is better now! Good thinking with the enema!

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Agree as well with everything. I have a little guy that I was worried about for the same reason a couple weeks ago.



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