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I have a 2 month old Myotonic baby boy. He has hard knots on his head but nothing has broken through. My Pygmy and ND had horns break though within the first month. Is he polled or do fainters take longer?
Well I am happy to say my new addition is slowly getting use to the routine of the day and evening routine She has been here sense 8/4/2017 Friday. Although we have had are ups and downs with each other. But she is the most sweetest doe.
Zinnia is a full size LaMancha weighs 156-lbs I know she is huge for her breed she is pure bred her age is 6 1/2 years old and in milk She is smart. Me and My father Drove 3 1/2 hours one way to pick her up and I am glad i picked this girl up I think i hit the jack pot with this girl I will be breeding her to my Friends Full size Lamancha Buck here when she comes in heat again and hopefully she will have 2 doe's so i can keep one or both doe's out of the breeding to raise for my milkers.
My kids will be selling their 4-H wethers in about a month at the annual 4-H sale. There are usually only a dozen animals, mostly country hams at the auction, and kids have to invite buyers. My kids are the only kids in our county that show goats! I usually help them make a flier to give or send out to buyers that include some info about the animal and misc photos & photos of them being shown.
Please bear with me on this 'book' of a post. I don't want to leave anything out, and really need some ideas if anyone has any that can help.
A while back in the health section I asked if there was anything we could do to help a young buck's back legs get stronger. He seems very flexible from the hock down. Proper hoof trimming is definitely part of it, but I wonder if there is anything else we can do to help strengthen his back legs. He is strong, but stands funny, his outside toe on each foot seems to roll under even with some corrective trimming, which makes his hocks roll outward.
One of my boys show market goats has a swollen knee. It entire knee is about 2/3 the size of a baseball. I would guess the total increase is about 15cc. He walks and runs fine. It only seems painful when I really mess hard with it. It is fluid filled. The fluid is under the skin and in front of the knee bones (behind that knee pad). I put a needle in there and pulled about 10cc of a yellowish liquid out of it. The fluid was as thin as water.
I am not sure what to do now. Usually, lance and administer antibiotics. This is a market goat that can't have medicines. I want to treat it, but I don't want my son disqualified.
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