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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. Introductions
    I have a 3wk kid that is showing signs of E. Coli. What can I do??!
  3. Health & Wellness
    Would it be ok to give a kid LA-200? If so how much and could I give it orally? I have a five day old boer kid (6-7lb) that I've been bottle feeding. She's been drinking fine, but yesterday she had a decrease in appetite, but after some probiotics her appetite has returned. She also has had...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Have I asked this before? I don't know... If you are curious to my nursery I'm now running read on, but I just wanted to get everyone's input on how often they have fed their own bottle babies. We are currently on a 4 hour rotation but I don't see where there would be an issue with a six...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am relatively new to goats and have only had them for a little over one year and know very little about the topic of kids. This year we had one baby that was rejected who is now three weeks old. We had a milking goat who provided us with the babies milk for the first two and a half...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, I am a new to goats. A few months ago I bought 4 boer does and one buck from a local guy who was selling his herd. They are boer/ probably boer cross. He said they were UTD on vaccs, but in hindsight his animal husbandry was lacking, so I doubt the animals I purchased were properly...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Back story- We brought home a boer nubian mix at 4wks old that has little use of her back legs. It was thought when we got her that she couldn't walk. She was a bottle baby, with an unsettled rumin and an infection in one rear leg. After caring for the infection and clearing up the rumin issues...
  8. Health & Wellness
    I recently became a new goat owner of two Nigerian Dwarf bucklings that are 9 weeks old. I brought them to their new home a week ago today. On Wednesday, one of my boys, Alfie, started to develop poop that looked more like dog poop, and then later turned into thick and runny consistency. I...
  9. Kidding Koral
    Hi I am new to here (and new to goats as well), and I am so happy to see so many knowledgeable goat owners who offer advice! I have a 4wk old Nubian/ weather/bottle baby- he is doing well- on Manna Kid milk- nibbling on hay/grains and pasture- active/plays and seems to be feeling well.....my...
  10. Goat Management
    I am buying a new wether kid in April, very young as I want to bottle-raise him for a pack goat. I already have 4 adults, 3 does and a wether. It just seems really cruel to have only one little baby all by himself, knowing that he will have to endure some serious bullying while integrating...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I have a 17 day old male Nubian with a swollen cheek. He's just starting to nibble on grass and feed and I think he got ahold of a fire ant by mistake. He cries if you try to open his mouth. He is being bottle-fed by me and I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on how to make him...
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