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  1. Parasites
    My Nubian buck was banded on Sunday. All was well. He did not make any noise when it was applied. He ate well and ran around as normal. I made sure both testes were through the band and both nipples above it. On Friday we noticed he was bloated. We used baking soda water and massage and burped...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I went out to the goat yard this morning and found miss Ivy all swollen up. I don't know what wrong with her. It's not bloat because there is no feed she could have gotten into. I took her temperature and it was low 100.9 I think, it's chilly outside so that could help play a role. I Gave her...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Back in 2012, I got two Nigerian Dwarf kids from a farm a couple hours away. One of them, Rose, has always been healthy and problem-free. The other, Maggie, has always been plagued with what seemed like small problems. When we brought them home, Maggie would throw her head around a lot, but as a...
  4. Goat Management
    Last night around 8pm we fed my pygmy and my sister in laws Nigerian dwarf goats. All was fine. A couple of days ago we introduced small amounts of sweet feed to their regular medicated feed and hay as a treat. We had wormed with safeguard yesterday and the ND showed some watery diarrhea but was...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    bought a goat a month ago. goat is 3 months old now. when we bought him, his hair was and still is dry, he has dandruff, and his coat is full. his eyelids are pink. his feces is normal. he eats and drinks just fine. he’s not as lively as our healthy goat. i give him hay (endless) and feed (2...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I am new to goats and have 4 - 8 week old, soon to be wethers. Yesterday, the lid to the chicken feed was left off and they were out there with it all day. I don't know if they got into it. I noticed just before their bottle time, and the vet suggested I not give them their evening...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have a month old goat who is being bottle fed. Shes in thr house at the moment due to the really bad weather we've been having. We haven't been able to get her set up outside yet. She wears diapers in the house and I've noticed she hasn't really pooped in the last day or so. Her poops lately...
  8. Health & Wellness
    This afternoon, I noticed one of my little young doelings is bloated and somewhat inflated. She is only 3 weeks old.. She was laying down a lot, but when standing up, she had this slouched/depressed posture. I have syringed fed her a water/baking soda mixture and gave 15cc's of pepto bismol...
  9. Health & Wellness
    2 yr old Toggenburg, kidded 4 weeks ago, has bloat. Treated with bloat drench this morning, bloat went away, gave her probiotics a few hours later after the bloat went away. I went to barn earlier and she was back to being a balloon. Stomach is tight, sounds like drum when I tap on it. About 1/3...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have a 7 year old male weathered pygmy goat that did not want to get up this morning. I finally got him out of the goat house. Temperature normal 98.7 He is bloated and breathing weird. Ill post a video. He pooped and has peed 3 times. Drinking water but is not eating. I gave him 2cc Vit B...
  11. Health & Wellness
    It's been five days and he's not responding to anything. We've given him GasX, PeptoBismal, mineral oil, and baking soda. I've massaged and walked him. He seems to be peeing fine. The last bowel movement I saw was a few days ago, but I could have easily missed them. He's grinding his teeth and...
  12. Goat Management
    I recently baled a field of red clover. First cutting I squared baled for Winter. Second cutting I rolled. I had a small half bale left over so I gave it to my goats to snack on. The next day 3 of my 5 7 month old Nubians had frothy bloat. The adult females seemed fine. Got a bit worried and...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, I'm not new to homesteading or goats, but I haven't dealt with bloat much other than a very early incident in my goat keeping years with someone else's Nubian. I have a 10 year old Nigerian doe who always gets a little "hay belly" when she eats too much. For the past two days I've...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I’ve been following this website for a few weeks now since my 2 new Nigerians wethers came home and I’m finally deciding to join & ask questions I haven’t found answers to. They are about 5 weeks old today. My guys have been doing great but one has recently had some tummy troubles...
  15. Health & Wellness
    We have a momma who just had a baby on March 4 of this year.. The baby is fine and growing like a weed! She rarely nurses now at 6 weeks old (and I say rarely because when they free range all day I don't see everything.. I have seen her punch for a tit once or twice before bed :P). Anyways- mom...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I noticed one of my 3 year old Boer does yesterday morning was WAY bloated. she's not pregnant (we just weaned her kids off of her 3 weeks ago). No fever (temp 101.9) For sure peeing but now that I think about it I have yet to actually see her poop. Shivering, especially in her rear end...
  17. Health & Wellness
    We got our first goats six weeks ago. They are now 14 weeks old. They are Nigerian Dwarf weathers. They had a vet checkup at 10 weeks and they were positive for parasites so have been wormed with Corid and Cydectin. They are being fed costal Bermuda hay and 1/4 cup Nobel 16% medicated goat...
  18. Health & Wellness
    i just brought home 2 wethers about 2 weeks ago. One is a little larger than his brother. His stomach looks a little bloated to me. I have him some vegetable oil but It doesn't seem like it's making a big difference. Everything else is working just fine and he's quite spunky. I gave free...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello everyone, So technically I've had my Nubian for 3 years and raised goats as a teen in 4-H. I have been fortunate until this year to never have any health issues with my goats. I recently bought a 1 month old Nubian doeling. She is from a tested herd and from a doe that was vaccinated with...
  20. Health & Wellness
    I have had repeated cases of enter otoxemia over past few years in kids. I have saved some and lost some, but getting frustrated with how frequently it occurs. What should I be doing differently to prevent. Kids are usually 3 to 10 weeks. Any ideas?
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