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  1. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I have a pregnant Nigerian Dwarf goat that should be giving birth any day now and it looks as if she had a prolapse, though I do not know how to help her and I want to try to get things better before she tries to go into labor
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hi all. I have been told/read that apple cider vinegar is good to help prevent UC in wethers. Does anyone else use it for this, and how much would I need to put in their water? The bucket is about two gallons. Should it make them drink more?
  18. Health & Wellness
    hey everyone. I’ve had this goat for about a month, and a week or two ago he developed this on his face. He is only five months old. Bought him from very reputable farm, who have said they’ve done all the tests. Could it be cl? I read it is rare in goat so young, but I’m very concerned, for the...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. In the sequel to ‘is this yew?’ we have, is this plum? My dad cut off a bunch of this tree today and it flew into the field. I have tried to clean up, but I’m bound to have missed something. My hair is steadily turning grey with stress sorry for so much plant ID... I chose my...
  20. Health & Wellness
    I am planning on worming (preventative) my goats with a recipe I found that has great reviews. It is: 8 oz of coconut oil Rosemary essential oil Oregano essential oil However, I have not been able to find a dosage for it anywhere. Any suggestions on how much I should give my goats? I have...
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