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  1. Health & Wellness
    So just today I noticed my 12 week old wether has some bald patches on his legs. Some parts look completely bald, some parts look like the hair is just thinning. Any thoughts? Both my goats itch a bunch which could be part of the reason. My dad thought of dusting them with diatematious earth to...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! I just picked up my second goat on Saturday, and I worry that I may have chosen the wrong breeder. Betty (the doeling) is not only very skittish, but seems to have a twitch. Every now and then she’ll stomp her left leg, and there’s no real reason to it. She had been lying down and...
  3. Health & Wellness
    So i have recently noticed 2 out of 4 of my does are struggling to urinate. Like really squatting and bending hard down to get a couple drops out or even sometimes nothing. 1 of the does has been acting really strange and had a very high temp and was really sick 2 days ago I administered b...
  4. Health & Wellness
    So today our second doe kidded and its been awfully cold and rainy. She had 3 kids and currently two of them arent doing so well. They aren't keeping warm even when inside with a heater. I made the mistake of putting them back outside and they worsened within a few hours, currently they're...
  5. Goat Management
    We are completely new to having kids. We had a surprise birth a few days ago. The doe (Martha) has rejected one of the twins (Peter) and he is being bottle fed. The other twin (Parker) appears to be feeding. Martha's udders are so full all the time. Martha hates human contact, she had none...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi! I need help ASAP! Yesterday evening our oldest nanny goat, Berlin (5 years old) had triplet doelings. This is her 3rd time having kids, but first time having triplets. The last born baby, Percy, is the smallest and has been acting “weak” since she was born. We made sure her airway was clear...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. For starters, I've never bred my goats before and one of them is having some issues. She is a 2.5 year old alpine that has never had kids or been with a buck up until now. About a year ago, I noticed an udder started to form and eventually she started to act...
  8. Health & Wellness
    The past few days I've noticed my buckling nubian beginning to swell in the face, neck, all the way down to his legs. Yesterday it worsened. He wasn't his usual self. Slow, not really paying attention. Today, he's lethargic. He's just standing there, staring at a corner and very unresponsive. I...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I’m new here and have a huge problem. So my 1.5 Month old baby goat is doing terribly, she didn’t receive any colostrum from when she was born because she was a bit premature and her mother barely had any milk. I’ve been bottle feeding her ever since. At first she was fine then she got a...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone..I'll introduce myself later...I'm new to goats (like a week new) I have nigerian dwarf/nubian mix 3 year old doe. Bought her literally one week ago today. She had a buck and he was weaned..At least 3 weeks possibly longer. Well her udders are turning blue. Going to attach...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I would like to breed my 2 year old Alpine doe with a Nigerian Dwarf buck. I was just wondering if that would require artificial insemination or not. If so, would that mean a vet would have to do it? I have never bred my goats before, so anything helps. Thanks.
  12. Goat Management
    I ran out of Manna Pro goat minerals and have been trying to search for a new mineral. Has anybody used this mineral?
  13. Goat Conformation
    Hi, I have a 3wk5d old alpine buckling who weighs 18.9 pounds and is 17.5" at the withers. I'm not concerned about growth rate, because that seems fine (.51lb ADG over the past 2 weeks), but I am concerned that this little guy might be stunted because he was a twin and his brother was...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Hi, My 10wk old alpine bucks are both having issues with their horns. I got them when they were 8wks, both had slightly flaky horns when I picked them up but I figured it was normal/a sign of having been sick (both had sore mouth at 4 weeks old, were clear for over a week before I picked them...
  15. Goat Management
    I have a 2 yr old wether that I discovered crusty scabby legs on in March. I treated with Boss pour-on and then painted his legs with some sulphur dip from the vet. Smelled a bit like eggs.. Seemed to work and in a week or so he was happy again, lost the hair on his back legs but other than that...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I am looking into testing my 3 does and I have a few questions. 1: Is Johnes accurate? Should I even bother with having it done? One lab says that it is recommended that your goat is 18 months old, so I guess I can’t do Racheal. 2: What labs are the best and reasonably priced? 3: Is it risky...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have a 1 year old ND that is only about 40-50 pounds. She is a little skinny and boney. I am going to try to get a fecal test done this month but I was just wondering what feed is good for putting weight on goats? Is whole oats better than pellets? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Health & Wellness
    I have a doe getting ready to kid, and I put her in the kidding pen, which has some tall grass in it. Stupid, I know. Well, it rained, and when I went to check on her, she had watery diarrhea with a little blood in it. I immediately thought enterotoxemia and gave her 10ml C&D antitoxin SQ, 5...
  19. Kidding Koral
    I have a 4 month old ND doe. She was at the breeders until she was 3.5 months old. At the breeders, the bucks and the does where housed together. 2 Adult bucks, and a few young bucks. It didn't even occur to me until now that she could be pregnant! I don't know how to tell, and the breeder...
  20. Health & Wellness
    So I have a two 4 month old ND does. One has had a cough and a runny nose for about a week and a half now. We were going to wait it out incase it was just a cough. Yesterday we got a little worried, and ran out and got a thermometer. No temp, eating, drinking, and moving fine. Just a cough and...
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