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  1. Parasites
    saw my doelings udder and saw bites? are flies doing this i moved them to a different shelter might that be the issue? its not ticks i was checking her for them but i have no clue, could she have fleas or some sort of bug???she seems fine and happy but im worried
  2. Health & Wellness
    I have a doe and some others that have really dry skin. I’ve really noticed it with her tho. I brushed her with a flea comb to check for lice/mite and i did find a few so i’ve treated the whole herd. When i did brush her clumps and clumps of hair came off and scaly skin. Some of my other does...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I currently have three 6/7 week old Nubian goats. 2 of the 3 seem very healthy, they run and play with each other, come and greet me and others who visit - however the last little one is the opposite. He’s skinny and not as active as the other two. I know for certain the first two are sisters...
  4. Health & Wellness
    If you’ve seen my other post, you know that i’ve just recently starting milking one of my does. Now that I’m able to get a closer inspection, I’ve noticed that most if not all my goats have dry skin. I’ve noticed them itching quite a bit. I have seen any more tho. I live in Texas so the weather...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I have a pregnant rescue angora goat that's due late this month. About a week after she came to us, she seemed lame and we couldn't really figure out why. She just sat in the back corner of the barn for a few days. We checked her hooves, legs, etc. but couldn't see anything so we figured it was...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Long time no see, everyone! Unfortunately I come with a pretty confusing situation. My one year old Nigerian dwarf doe has always had this weird cough and yawn thing. Ever since we got her, she would randomly break out into this coughing fit and make this weird yawn. Not a normal yawn, but one...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a 2 1/2 month old buckling. He is a Nigerian Dwarf/Nubian mix. I want to use the Emasculation method for castration. I called the vets, and it cost me $300.00 for this procedure. We live in Camp Verde, Arizona. Do you know anyone who will castrate using this...
  8. 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...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi all - there's been a behavior change in my milking goat, Patience, and I'm not sure if it's normal or not. There are a couple things I think might be causing it, but I'm not sure if there's anything else I don't know to think of or look for, and was hoping to get some input. I've been...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. So I know someone on here recommended kelp for wethers to help prevent UC? I’m guessing this is because of the sheer amount of calcium in it. I just wanted advice on the minerals from the kelp in the picture. Is this too much when compared to the phosphorus? Currently my pets are...
  11. Bucks
    My Merlin is giving me a run for my money this year.. I know some weight loss is normal BUT.... He’s getting ribby no matter what I do to the point I’m really getting worried. He’s a one and a half year old Nigerian dwarf. His FAMACHA is a 1-2 and he is being kept in a pen away from the doe area...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hi all - I've never seen this on a goat before. At first I thought she had some cud in her cheek, but I put my fingers in there and discovered it's a bump within her cheek. Been there for over a day. Is this something to be concerned about? Worth a vet visit? Or maybe something that will go away...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. So one of my pet wethers has been acting weird. My first fear was UC, but I watched him out on the field for a bit and he went twice as normal and didn’t show signs of distress. He’s twitching his tail, running around a lot, and keeps stomping and raising his legs up and kicking...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I have a few goats that I have dewormed with a combination of Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Cydectin (moxidectin) yesterday. Neither of those dewormers treat coccidia so I was wondering if I should go ahead and treat for it just in case. I have a bottle of the Corid 9.6% Oral Solution that I...
  15. Health & Wellness
    How do these girls look? Are they normal size? The White one is A Nigerian Dwarf / Saanen cross. Her birthday was March 16th 2020. Her name is Willow Tilly is the brown Nigerian dwarf. Her birthday was Jan 1st 2020. Either her mom or her grandmother was half Nubian, but she doesn't have any...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hello, About a month ago, I picked up my first two goats. Two bottle baby wethers, they were just over 4 weeks old (born March 24th, 2020). They are Nubian/Ober crosses. At the time both were healthy, happy little guys. Unfortnately, on May 7th I started to notice some weird, subtle changes in...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. My goat has a lump on his cheek. He also had one last year, and it thankfully went away in a few weeks. My suspicion is bee sting or somehow cutting himself on brambles, but I’d like to see what you guys think too, and if you think I should be concerned. (Also yes, I know he needs a...
  18. Health & Wellness
    I was away this weekend , and my dad was taking care of my goats, including my pregnant one. I suspect he was feeding them corn instead of the feed I usually give them. I am sure that is the cause of her stringy rectal discharge, but would their be any other causes? She is eating and drinking...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what this might be? I didn’t notice any swelling yesterday, but today I saw this lump just under his chin. He’s not coughing and seems ok otherwise. I’ve called the vet, but she’s not in. Hopefully she’ll ring me back soon.
  20. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. I’m going to call my vet about this but wanted to see if anyone has noticed this in a goat before. One of my boys has a lump very near and going on to his ribs. I felt my other two but couldn’t find anything like this on them. I googled it, and the first thing to come up was bone...
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