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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi guys! first time doe gave birth to healthy twins today! She’s doing great, eating, drinking, moving, taking care of the kids But when she’s laying down, she’s breathing very fast... then laying flat down still breathing fast. Is this something I should worry about?
  2. Introductions
    Hi! I am Max and our nigerian dwarf goat just gave birth to 3 kids. The first came out behind first and was stillborn. The following two kids had good births and came out just fine but seemed extremely small and weak and floppy. We rushed to get them warm and inside, milked the mama goat and...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone! I’d like to put together a medical kit/list for my herd since the nearest goat vet to me (that I know of) is about a forty minute drive and may or may not actually know goats super well. What do you recommend for stuff to have on hand, and what do you use commonly but buy as...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Our goat (8months old) all of a sudden can’t seem to use his hind legs anymore. They drag and wobble. He can every so often scramble and they seem to semi work but then he falls down. Please any advice before I call the vet would be helpful!
  5. Health & Wellness
    On Thursday, a 10 week old kid was weak with a messy tail. He had discharge in his eyes. I had banded him on the previous Sunday. All seems well with the banding. I brought him inside. Temp was low, 100. I washed him. Cleared his eyes. They were red, so I put some pink eye drops in. Nose is also...
  6. Kidding Koral
    HI, Ditza kidded with 2 stunning minis about 3 hours ago. But I haven't seen a placenta at all. Nothing. Should I go in?
  7. Health & Wellness
    Looking for insight: One of my fainting goat boys started acting off yesterday. He is 9 months old and basically a lap dog of a goat. Friday night, fed him and put him in his shed for the night and he was 100% normal. By Saturday morning, he wouldn’t leave his shed, hunched up and shivering...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hi all! I take care of 3 adult goats and 4 kids on a farm in Hawaii. This evening our female Alpine was a attacked by the owners dog. She is our biggest goat, heard leader, has horns and 2 kids that are about 10 weeks. I think she was trying to protect her babies. The dog mainly attacked under...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I'm brand new to the site, this is my first post. Just wondering what you all have in your goat emergency kits. I have a few things, but I would like to know what things you've all found to be absolutely necessary. I have: Hoof Trimmers Dewormer (SafeGuard/Ivermec) Copper Bolus Dry...
  10. Health & Wellness
    i have a month and a half Nigerian buckling that has a stick or a piece of bark stuck in this throat. i cant grab it with my fingers and i dont want to use pliers since i can injure him. i dont want to bring vet but i will if i have to. Im planing to sell him in a couple of weeks... he is also...
  11. Introductions
    Hi. We just bought our first two goats this past week. We had gotten some ducks from a lady and she had about 30 goats and we had wanted them for awhile so we bought two Nubian 5 month olds. We are first timers and soon realized they had hoof rot. We are dealing with that and believe we have...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hi folks, My aunt's wether Nubian apparently got out this morning. She doesn't know when, she just woke up and found him roaming. He got into her Omolene feed and she's not sure how much he got, but he got into it. It doesn't have corn in it though, she says. I'm going on about 3...
  13. Health & Wellness
    A family member witnessed a baby goat foaming at the mouth, shaking his head, and grinding his teeth when the goats got fed grain. Is this CAE? This has never happened to me, can anyone help?:anyone:
  14. Health & Wellness
    My 3 month old was free ranging and got extra curious about my husband doing his oil change. While he was at the bench he managed to get under the car and get a lick or 2 in of the motor oil in the drain pan! Will she be ok? What should I do?
  15. Kidding Koral
    Please help me - Cadbury was born yesterday morn...we nearly lost him but with lots of warming (his temp fell really low) we pulled him through. He has been great all night and day, since then. Nursing, toddling around, etc. I went to check on him at around 10.30, and sensed something was...
  16. Kidding Koral
    Please help me figure this out! I have six goats, have been a goat owner for about a year, and was approaching my first kidding season. I had two pregnant does - one due on the 23rd of this month, and the other (I think) due nearer the 29th. Both were third-time kidders with successful past...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Long story short: Yesterday he was fine, eating normally moving well ect. Last night he began stumbling around, I thought it was because my buck was messing with him (trying to push him around and stuff, so I put the buck in "time out".) Then my wether went back to being normal. This morning we...
  18. Mini Mania
    I have a baby Nigerian dwarf buckling who will not bottle feed. I have tried normal baby bottle, small baby bottle, puppy bottle, pritchard nipple and he will not suckle! I can feed him small amounts via syringe and forcefeeding. He also will not drink milk from a shallow bowl, but will tiny...
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