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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a severely anemic adult alpine wether. His eyes lids are near white. I started treatment as soon as I saw that he had bottle jaw. His breathing is very accelerated and he has had a dry cough for sometime that I thought was a result of dry dusty alfalfa until I saw the bottle jaw. Today is...
  2. Parasites
    I have not had much luck getting a vet to identify worm load for my goats. Vets keep saying no worms but wormers work to make them look better and gain weight. I have watched you tube videos and it seems fairly straightforward. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Health & Wellness
    This morning I found one of my doelings dead. Her eyelids, super pale, no color, whatsoever. I dewormed my herd because they all seemed to have slightly low FAMANCHA score. I dewormed with cydectin, safeguard, and I did a 5 day Corid treatment. They all seem to be doing well, but I still...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello, two of my diary goats escaped and spent the last three nights in the wilderness behind our house. They are back now. Concerning health, what should I be looking out for? They are quite skinny after just a few days! Drinking and eating okay. A little scratched up. Should I be concerned...
  5. Chickens & Poultry
    Can Valbazen be put in the gallon waterers? Can not find any straight answers. There is no way we would be able to catch all 70+ chickens. I’m afraid the bread method would cause some chickens to be overdosed and others to be under-dosed as they steal and fight for the bread.
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hey, I was wondering if it was safe and effective to use Cydectin (sheep oral drench) for 9 week old kids? I have the safeguard liquid too if that would be a better option. Let me know your opinions.
  7. Health & Wellness
    Okay forgive me if this is long but I want to be detailed so I can best manage my situation. I have a backyard mini farm with a fenced in acre. 2 Nigerian dwarf does that are 2 years. 4 ducks. 3 chickens. 5 barn cats. We just brought home a new 4 week old buckling from a farm 2 hours away. I...
  8. Parasites
    I have 2 bucklings in a 15 x 20 dirt lot in the barn, and let them out to graze regularly. One day, I noticed Archie was off, so i looked at FAMACHA (which was good), gave some b complex, and took temp. I wasn't that worried about it. The next morning, I went out, he had watery scours, and was...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I got Chloe on August 18th 2018, bottle fed with another goat, Faith. I'm not 100% on all of the information of the parents or the herd they came from, just that they are from different does but the same buck. Chloe seems to be a Lamancha but may have Nubian in her, Faith is a cross between...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey! Fairly new goat owner here! I don't normally have too much trouble with worms, but several of my goats have lost condition recently. I did a check of their mucous membranes, and they were looking a little pale. I went ahead and wormed with Ivermectin, since that's what I had on hand, but...
  11. Parasites
    Hey All, I was reading Grit and found this article thought it might be useful for folks. https://www.grit.com/animals/livestock/successful-deworming-strategies-zm0z19soznad
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all. I am new to the goat game, however I have done quite a bit of research (online and in person) Here is my quandary, I have recently purchased a 10 acre property. I do not live on it but rather I rent out the house to a tenant but I intend on using the 8.8 acre pasture to run a few...
  13. Parasites
    We have a small meat goat herd and have been battling with barberpole worms for about 2 years. We lost several before we knew what was going on and realized that Safeguard wasn't doing the trick. Since, I have been able to save MOST of our affected goats with Red Cell and injectible Iron...
  14. 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...
  15. Health & Wellness
    We have a little white doe goat about 5 1/2 months old. This is what her legs look like What do you think it is?
  16. Introductions
    Hi. I’ve never had goats before. Anything relating to farming is completely new to me. I purchased 19 Saanens from someone on island who was getting out of goats and into cows. 7 doelings from one blood line, just under a year when we got them a few months ago, and then 4 moms with 2 kids...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Can anybody help? Vet has been here three times, last gave 2ccs terrible gosh awful reaction to Dexium-SP does not know what my three guys have. Only a dermatitis, mostly neck and face, tons of itchy, puss filled scabs. Thanks in advance.
  18. Parasites
    Hi all! I'm staying on a farm in Hawaii and have been put in charge of all animal care- goats and chickens. I have no prior experience but have been reading all I can. Two does kidded last month and one got anemia. Her symptoms started one week ago and are tiredness, less of an appetite, and...
  19. Parasites
    We need help quick. I need to know how to dose for goats and the yes and no ~ ages to give/not give, milk withdrawal ~ we sell the milk for consumption and crafts~wethers for meat. Our vet doesnt know the answer to these questions and would call the pharma. Co. But i told them i would only...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Chip was 1.5 years old and died under strange circumstances. He was fine in the morning but when I went out there in the evening I couldn't find him. Thinking he escaped, I searched the entire property. I went back to the barn and found him "sleeping" in the corner. I went over and touched him...
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