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I haven't posted in quite awhile. I had a very sick momma goat with two kids "momma down" was the thread. I had to bottle fee the babies and everything was going good weaned the babies at 9 weeks and put them in the pasture with all the other goats, including the momma. They didn't try to nurse or anything, she thought they were just more goats, she really didn't pay attention to them as if they were hers (pics attached) Anyway about 2 weeks ago the momma died, no indication she wasn't feeling good again just standing one minute and dead the next. I was very upsetting to think she came such a long way from being so sick when she had the babies to doing great and then died. I have another doe due anytime, but she isn't acting like the other one did when she was pregnant. This one is huge, (pic attached)she is swelling up and her belly is almost touching the ground so I know she's dropped, her sides have caved in and her ligs are soft, (I can almost touch my fingers) but she...
I bought a 4 year old doe in May of 2016... she had just kidded quads the previous Feb.
The first 2 pics shows when she got here- totally dry and very skinny!
The next 2 pics show her 4 months after her last kidding. I am milking her now.
I think I've written about her on here before- she's the doe I had to pull 2 bucks from, and have been dealing with possible uterine infection - that seems to be going away ( I hope).
None of my younger Does have ever had this deep belly after kidding and milking. They loose it after kidding.
11 days out from the start of fair! Supper excited as I'm taking home grown kids this year! Today I clipped 5 out of the 9 that are going! Any constructive criticism about how I did on the clipping is welcome.
I will be shaving the wethers sometime next week and will post them as well to see what y'all think.
A few weeks ago our goat was attacked by 2 huskies. She had a pretty bad gash under her belly and a few puncture wounds. After the attack we started her on 3ccs of penicillin daily and cleaned her wounds twice daily with chlorhexadine. Everything started healing great. However, yesterday we noticed pus gushing out of one of the puncture wounds. We pushed out as much pus as possible. We just cleaned her today again and I pulled out a large mass from the site of the wound about an inch long and a more liquidy pus expelled from the wound along with a bit of blood. My question is what did I just pull out of the wound and what direction I should go in to help clear this infection up. We have been in communication with one of the techs from the vet and were told to call in Monday but I wanted to see if there is anything I can do now to prevent any further infection. I would really appreciate any help! She is my boyfriends pet and after the attack we had to bring her to our house and I...
Let me start by saying I'm very new to the goat world! My terminology won't be correct so I apologize. I had some weathers about 20 years ago but am just getting back into them now that I have the property. I've never owned a doe so this is all new!
I was given two 8 week old bucklings along with their first freshening 1 year old dam/mom. When I arrived the owner who definitely takes fab care of her goats stated this doe had always had these bumps in her teats since her bucklings started nursing. Doe has never been hand/machine milked. The offer is soft with no redness or heat. She lets me milk her and doesn't act as if they hurt, the milk smells and tastes fine, since I've had her for the last 2 weeks, the size seems to fluctuate a tiny bit.
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