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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! I'm new to goats, I took my 11 week old nigerian dwarf to the vet to be castrated today. They did the cutting method but the doc said I didn't need any pain meds or antibiotics for it. I wouldn't bother, but he seems very painful. He just stands in the same spot and doesn't move at...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hey everybody, new goat mom here and somewhat clueless. I got a couple of goats a few weeks ago, one 12 week old hermaphroditic female and a 12 month old wether (didn't want to breed). Now the little lady seems to have grown testicles and is bumping and rubbing her head against stuff to the...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I attached three pictures of my pygmy goat's scrotum. I banded him at 8 weeks, which was 10 days ago. I used the TSC bander with the green bands. When I banded him I was sure I had both testees. I put off checking his progress until today because he seemed to be getting around okay and I...
  4. Goats For Sale
    Goat services prices per head plus $20 travel. Hot iron dehorning $8 Band castration $5 Knife castration $8 Hoof trimming $8 CDT vaccine $5 12 years experience raising dairy goats including difficult births and training young milkers to stand. (314)605-5604 :ohlala: :ponder...
  5. Health & Wellness
    We just had two of our goats castrated. They had to be put under with anesthesia and thankfully both of them made it through the surgery. One goat is back to his normal self. The other is seeming depressed. He was a super friendly and hungry goat prior to the surgery, these days he just wants...
  6. Goat Management
    So my two Nigerian Dwarfs bucklings have not been given any CD/T shots and I will be banding them today. I read that they need to be given Tetanus anti-toxin to prevent Tetanus, but I have no idea on the dosage since they are smaller goats and only 11 weeks old. I also read that the anti-toxin...
  7. Health & Wellness
    We're new to goats (6 weeks since we bought our first 4 goats), and this seems like a potentially bad problem. One of the boys, 12 weeks old now (born April 21) has torn the sac of his testicles away from his body. Pictures are on Google Drive at https://goo.gl/VKnYu9 . An elastrator band was...
  8. Goat Management
    So it's my first time banding goats, and after doing countless amount of research, I have no idea if I should band them or if it's too late for banding. I recieved them at 8 weeks old, and I've finally got them settled in and healthy after a battle with Coccidia. I've seen people say so many...
  9. Goat Management
    I have a buckling who he's going to his new home this weekend. the buyer had wanted him banded over burdizzo because she says for the 4h Farm Show she does her show weather's can't have a sign of a scrotal sac. I told her that the only method of castration I use is burdizzo, but I'd be happy to...
  10. Kidding Koral
    We recently learned that banding bucklings is more likely to cause stones.(we have experienced this with many wethers and never known why they got them) We are interested in using a burdizzo but when we look for some it seems they have different sizes. We want to castrate on day three so...
  11. Health & Wellness
    I have a wee buckling here who was born 24 September. I have not once been able to feel either testicle in his scrotum, it has always felt completely empty. Otherwise he seems to have normal male genitalia, he also has bigger horns than his twin sister. Normally I would have put a ring on him by...
  12. Goat Management
    Hi all, I decided to buy a burdizzo to castrate my 9 week old buckling because the fiasco farm website was so adamant (as well as some other articles I've read) that it was the most humane method of castration. I watched videos and read up-- it looked like it'd be fairly simple, but when I...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Okay...this isn't life threatening, and I know it's been discussed, but PLEASE give me your opinions on this. My baby boy goatlet is 12 weeks old. He isn't going anywhere and either is his sister. He started his blubbering today.... Las Vegas has many many goats, but nobody seems to really...
  14. Goat Management
    Except for my first goat, who just wandered up to the house, every goat I have is an abandoned newborn that was given to me. I currently have 6 (2 does and 4 bucks). Sept. 6 I was given twin boys (Spanish/Boer):boy: . I clearly do not need more boys and will probably be selling these cute...
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