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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  2. Goat Management
    I did an experiment with my goats! I took away their loose minerals from April-June and here are the negative results I experienced: Everybody's selenium tail came back. EVERYBODY! Needed a (or 2) copper bolus at the beginning of June I was having a lot of poop problems. either constipated...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I just rescued a goat from someone who wasn't taking care of their herd and they had a mama goat with two kids that had an untreated uterine prolapse. It has started to decay and smells bad. I called the vet and he said to just take her to slaughter but I want to try to save her. Should I try to...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    hey i am new in raising goats. i don't know the maths of how much ml drug i have to give to my goats according to their body weight. is any one here help me out this
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey! Fairly new goat owner here! I don't normally have too much trouble with worms, but several of my goats have lost condition recently. I did a check of their mucous membranes, and they were looking a little pale. I went ahead and wormed with Ivermectin, since that's what I had on hand, but...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi folks! I put this here has a half rant to myself and lamentation. So Sugar will be seven months in October. We lined up a buck to purchase based on her weight numbers from early this month however, I believe I did not measure her correctly. Instead of being almost 80 lbs, she is only 72...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Geneva is a 6 wk ok Pygmy ( the runt of a triplet birth, only female) who I found on Monday at lunch, laying on her side in the barn at feeding time. She couldn’t stand, and when I picked her up she thrashed and couldn’t hold her head up. I segregated her from the rest in a corner of the barn...
  8. Introductions
    Breeding and raising purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats in northern Virginia using natural, chemical-free methods. Have been reading the forums for years and decided to join! Thank you and hope you'll participate in the poll! (You may have to view this thread in a browser as the poll might not...
  9. Goat Management
    Hello all! I'm on the "wet coast" and have a few La Mancha goats. Even though I trim their hooves once a month and keep their feet on as dry ground as is possible through the rainy winters, I've been noticing a developing hoof problem on the rear hooves of my largest goat--see photo attached...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I bought a Nigerian Dwarf Doe this summer that started showing neurological issues almost immediately after getting her home. She was very unstable on her back legs. I thought it may be due to the stress of moving and her being off feed. I started her on probiotics in her Chaffhaye as that was...
  11. Introductions
    Hi all I found this forum because I was looking for help for my pigmy goat. I had 2 sisters, and one male in my 2 acre pasture. 5 days ago a coyote got in and finished off one of the sisters...the next night same coyote got the male and ate him, and managed to bite but not kill the last sister...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    * ** Feel free to Skype me (chipmunkrulzz) about this topic or just to chat about goats and farming! ^^ Also keep in mind I work a full time job. If I could keep a goat schedule around my work schedule that works great, and if you have any tips/tricks, that would be fantastic! Thank you. :)...
  13. TGS Announcements & Help
    I am seeking recommendations for the best dairy goat management book to buy. I would like an all around book I can pick up for quick reference. A textbook would work. I know about Merck (my 1960's version has gone astray!)and will buy that again. If necessary, I will buy supplemental books...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I have recently got a goat to save it from going to slaughter. I have only had it a few weeks and never owned a goat before. She is a Saanen goat. I am a little concerned as sometimes she will twist a little to the side and her stomach will expand on one side, like it blows up, even at the back...
  15. Goat Management
    Hey there! Our family would eventually love to keep a few goats for homesteading purposes (looking into a mini dairy breed) and had a few questions about dry lotting. What have you all used to remove the grass from your pens? Did you lay some type of "landscaping" (or other type) fabric or base...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, I am new to this site and new to goats. I have a 2 month old doeling who is sick. Two days ago she had diarrhea on her hind legs. I associated this with her grain diet. Yesterday I let her out of the stall with 2 other little doelings- they darted out- but she did not. She just stood...
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