Weak momma goat

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by R0ughneck, May 18, 2017.

  1. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    I need some info. I'm new to Boer goats. I have a momma with a 2 week old. She's weak and anemic. We've had a battle of worms lately. I've wormed all animals multiple times over the last 4 weeks. Today I noticed pinkish urine. Thoughts? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    What minerals are they on? Can you get a fecal done?
     

  3. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    On a loose goat mineral. Doing fecal now
     
  4. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Can you post photos of her?
     
  5. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    Fecal shows definite worms. I've probably near overdosed them on Panacur. So that's not working.
     
  6. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    What kind of worms? Panacur doesn't work anymore in most areas. Different types of wormers kill different types of parasites.
     
  7. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    He didn't say
     
  8. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    You really need to know what you're dealing with before treating.
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    If anemic be careful how a wormer is given when anemic.

    If we knew the worm type, we could help further. Call your vet and ask what was given and what is was. Worming should be done 10- days later as well, 3 x , 10 days apart. If not, the worms will come back over and over.

    I would start her on iron supplement like red cell, a horse product, 6 cc's per 100 lbs orally 1 x a day for 1 week, monitor the coloring and if at any time the color gets into a safe zone (border line) then stop, if the coloring is still too light, after 1 solid week of giving it, start giving it 1 x a week thereafter until borderline safe color is present.
    Also, if a goat gets worms consistently after treatments, she may be copper deficient, giving a copper bolus will help her fight the worms.

    Pinkish urine can be from Vit B injections, plant types eaten.
    It can also be from urinary stones or bladder infection. Have a vet test her urine.
    Does she pee like it burns, little spurts hesitant about peeing?
    Does she strain when urinating, not full stream is coming out and squatting frequently?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  10. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    Lost the momma about an hour ago. Been working on bottle feeding the baby with no luck. Going out of town next week so trying to find someone that wants a bottle baby.
     
  11. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Active Member

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    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    Where are you?
     
  12. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    Marlow Oklahoma
     
  13. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Sorry you lost her :(
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    I am so very sorry, hope you find someone who will take the kid.

    Have you tried the Pritchard nipple?
    Tried to put a dab of karo syrup on the nipple?
    Tried tickling the tailhead at the same time as putting the nipple into the kids mouth?
    Slightly moving the nipple in and out a bit, still leaving it into the mouth?

    Has the kid got any milk at all? If not you can syringe feed(no needle) very slowly at the back corner of the mouth.
    So at least the kid gets some nutrients. Leave the kid a little hungry so it makes it easier to try the bottle on the kid.
     
  15. R0ughneck

    R0ughneck New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    I found someone to take him. I was able to get one of my other nannies to nurse him before he left. He left with a full belly and went to someone that can take care of him.
     
  16. catharina

    catharina Catharina

    Mar 16, 2016
    Northern California
    Oh no! How sad!:rose:
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Glad he has a good home. Hope he will take the bottle for them.