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  1. Introductions
    I dehorned yesterday and this morning I decided to put blue kote and when I was spaying it he moved and got a little in his eye. I was around and tried to wash the eye out with warm water. What should I do .
  2. Health & Wellness
    15 day old Nigerian buckling got near the honey bee hives and a ton started stinging him. My dad and I got stung too trying to get them off as they would not leave him. Finally got them off and gave him a 25 mg Benadryl pill. Have him in the house as they’ve marked him with the pheromones and...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi! I need help ASAP! Yesterday evening our oldest nanny goat, Berlin (5 years old) had triplet doelings. This is her 3rd time having kids, but first time having triplets. The last born baby, Percy, is the smallest and has been acting “weak” since she was born. We made sure her airway was clear...
  4. Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I am excited to be part of this forum. I have used it for years, but just searched the posts and never signed up. I have Oberhasli and Mini Nubians in my milking herd. Some are a mix of both. One of my does just had triplets (3 days ago) and the first baby was breached and I had...
  5. Health & Wellness
    One of our goats had triplets on December 5th - 2 girls and a boy. The first girl died 24 hours after birth. The little boy was found passed away at 3 days old. The last little girl seemed weak and not well, so we brought her in. We syringe fed her and had to give an enema due to constipation...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Ok. So background story. Im a new goat owner. I got my first 2 goats mid-April. 2 Does. 1 Nigerian dwarf and 1 Nigerian-Saanen. The Nigerian-Sannen, Willow, ( then 6 weeks old) got sick and had a weird back-and-forth of Scours and chunky stools for a couple weeks before we took her to the vet...
  7. Health & Wellness
    We have a baby goat that was born on Saturday. His mother was pushing for the last few days after his birth and unfortunately passed yesterday. We are not sure why, but suspect a retained placenta since she was pushing? Afterwards, we took her baby in and started bottle feeding 4 oz every 2-4...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Let me preface by saying before I bought a pregnant goat I found a vet that said they did goat care. Now I called the vet and they can’t offer services. And I’m having trouble finding anyone that can help locally. I have a 10 day old baby that has been nursing off mom and has seemed...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hey, I was wondering if it was safe and effective to use Cydectin (sheep oral drench) for 9 week old kids? I have the safeguard liquid too if that would be a better option. Let me know your opinions.
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have read a lot on here but nothing fully fits my situation. We found my baby wet and shivering. Did all things necessary to get him warm and alive. However; he cant stand. He has a lot on movement with his legs. Seems to be able to put weight on his legs but cant stay standing. He has a...
  11. Waiting Room
    My third or fourth freshener, Half-Pint, is due around February 28 or early March, but that's just a guess, it could be earlier or later. For the past few days I have noticed that her udder is getting huge and her teats look like they are going to explode. Do you think she will go into labor...
  12. Waiting Room
    So, today I noticed my first freshener, MoonPie, developing an udder. Two days ago she had absolutely nothing, and now she definitely has a bag. I didn't expect her to kid until around April or May, but my breeding dates may be wrong. Is developing an udder a sure sign of kidding in the next...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    hey yall! im considerably a new goat owner. We got our first Nigerian when she was a month old in February this year. We got her from a lady that ended up taking in a herd from a neighbor and was practically giving them away as she found herself overwhelmed with all the new goats. So we took her...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I have an 8 week old buckling who has been grinding his teeth and i was unable to figure out WHY . He isnt bloated and he has no other signs of pain aside from the grinding teeth . I look at him closely every day and FINALLY today I see one side of his mouth/cheek is a bit swollen . I HIGHLY...
  15. Health & Wellness
    He started to get scours yesterday, but he had quite a bit of alfalfa that day, so I gave him 5 cc goats prefer probiotics. This morning, he still had scours, so i gave him 10 cc of Jumpstart probiotics. I pulled feed from him this evening, and with each probiotics dose i gave him 24 cc of water...
  16. Breeder Listings
    I have an ADGA doe kid for sale.....let me know if you are interested raleigh.craigslist.org/grd/d/fuquay-varina-alpine-doe-kid-adga/6876575917.html
  17. Introductions
    Hello! My name is Diane and I just joined the forum. We just acquired an eight week old fainting goat. Since we brought him home (last Saturday) he has had liquid diarrhea. At first I thought it was a change in food and we have been giving him probiotics and electrolytes and he is not...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone! I'm VERY new to goats. We just picked up 3 baby does (2 weeks old) nigerian goats this weekend. They seem to be doing well. Active, playing, drinking from the bottle well. I brought them inside this morning to do their morning bottle and one of them proceeded to have a loose...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    We first bought ten pregnant nannies last January who kidded out shortly there-after. One nanny surprised us and had kids on the ground in the cold- we brought them inside to warm them up, both ended up fine. She took one back but not the other. We put her on the stand or I'd hold her to let...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, We have a 2 week old buckling who is healthy and growing well but we just noticed this morning he has a very swollen knee and has started limping. Do you think this is joint ill? Or could it possibly be something else? We dipped his umbilical cord in iodine when he was born. We just...
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