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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello I'm studying to be an herbalist, and we were given the choice of any subject to write a paper on, but it needs to be 40+ pages so something we can write in-depth about, and something no other past student has chosen as their topic. Since I am a new goat mom, and no one has covered it...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone, it's been a while. One of our pygmy goats gave birth to twins yesterday, sometime in the morning. Today when I went to check on them one of the babies, a brown girl, was limp and cold. I saw her drinking colostrum and she was active yesterday. I brought her home and dipped her in...
  3. Health & Wellness
    About a week ago I noticed my goat was limping. He did not appear to be in A lot of pain. We checked his hoof and trimmed it and his leg was a little swollen below the knee. We checked for a wound or a break but saw no real cause for swelling. As a precaution my husband gave him a shot of LA...
  4. Introductions
    I have a 3wk kid that is showing signs of E. Coli. What can I do??!
  5. Health & Wellness
    My doe kidded on Friday, she had one stillborn and a normal kid. I never saw her deliver the afterbirth, and she keeps moving like she’s having contractions. Now she’s not eating, drinking and doesn’t want to get up. She keeps releasing watery bloody liquid and is starting to Smell. She stop...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I have a 5month old fainting doe. We have had her almost 2 months. From day 1 she has been a sweet girl that loves to cuddle, but not very active. Her brother is a wild man, running, climbing, ya know normal goat stuff. She on the other hand does none of that. She eats & drinks normal...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    I got copper boluses for my new Nigerian doe who shows pretty clear sign of copper deficiency (fishtail, matted lighter colored hair tips with hooks). To deliver it I bought one of the plastic pill dispensers that Jeffers pet sells. I thought that even the small bolus gun looked big and...
  8. Health & Wellness
    hey! We are raising Nubians , I love Nubians but I haven’t been happy with how ours look. I need a list of everything I need for my Nubians! Vitamins,grow gel, everything I need please help!
  9. Health & Wellness
    He is 7 month old Boar billy named Truffle. Today during feeding i noticed his chin is swollen I took pictures we don't have a vet close I will drive the forty minutes to the vet if need to just wanting some advice please and thank you The last picture is just a size reference he is the one on...
  10. Goat Management
    Got one 11 month old wether that has been losing hair on this legs with white flaky skin. This is my first time having goats so I did my research and saw it was mange mites. I literally just wormed him and his brother as normal orally with Equimax and then again 10 days later and there is no...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Im in search of some much needed opinions. I have a 10 month old wether who for the past few days have had his tail hanging over his butt on and off. I know that's a big sign of the goat feeling sick but he's eating just fine, drinking water, and has his normal level of energy. I know they...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hi there everyone, I hope you are all having a healthy spring season. We have been very busy (9 kids born today)! All of our herd is doing well except for one little guy. He's a 100% Kiko buck, one year old Charlie. He's always had a beautiful coat until about the beginning of February. The hair...
  13. Health & Wellness
    So I had been using Equimax for my two wethers as directed by the lady I got them from, but it seems that Equimax is no longer being sold? I've looked at my farm store and online and it's not available. So I'm trying to find another to give them. Equimax had 1.87% ivermectin and 14.03%...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Just curious what a healthy 7 month old wethered Nigerian Dwarf should weight?
  15. Goat Management
    So one of my wethered Nigerian Dwarfs is growing scurs that is small and growing in towards the skull. I've been keeping an eye on them hoping that he would knock them off, like my other goat seems to do fairly easy. After looking at them today, I noticed that they are extremely close to the...
  16. Health & Wellness
    My doe was due yesterday. Out of no where she developed this cough and sounds like she is struggling to breathe. She has had lungworms before. Can I go ahead and give her Ivomec? Or should I wait for her to deliver? Can the kids drink the milk after I deworm her?
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