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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hey guys. I've been looking to this thread since June, when my goat first showed symptoms of being sick. I should start off by saying we moved in March, so my goats are in a new pasture. In June, I noticed he went off grain. Weird for him, so I wormed him with Ivermectin then safeguard 10 days...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Poor Minnie the LaMancha. She's usually our herd queen and is full of mischief. But she's not feeling well today. At chore time (7:30-ish) she wouldn't touch her grain and only lipped her hay. Temp was 100.8. No rumen sounds. She's not visibly bloated, but her left side is hard as a rock...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Have heard that dark beer (stout, ale, etc.) is good for rumen health and function. How much could be given at a time and what to do about the carbonation/nitrogenation? Do goats metabolize the alcohol rapidly? Also have heard that it works better/quicker than probiotics? Would this be a...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello! So I know this is a potentially strange question - but do goats need unlimited access to some type of forage? My reason for asking is that we have been trying chaffhaye for our herd over the last few weeks and absolutely LOVE it (and so do the goats ;) ) but boy can they burn through a...
  5. TGS Announcements & Help
    I just have a quick question. If I can hear my goats stomach growling does that mean the rumen is working alright?
  6. Health & Wellness
    I had three goats in quarantine (30 days) for Botswana. But on Tuesday I got a coal from the manager there that one goat had died during the morning. He told me that the goat was lying down in the stable, bleating not eating. The body temperature had went down to 34 C they tried sugar watter and...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I was going to put this in the goat 911, but he was able to turn a corner. This morning Ace had a temp. of 99.4 (I had already fed him his milk:tears:...Note to self: Take temp. before giving milk to a sick baby...). When I got his temp I brought him into the house and got a hot bath going for...
  8. Health & Wellness
    I'm rather new to goats, so any advice is greatly appreciated! My eight-month-old Nigerian Dwarf's left side is slightly swollen. I know this is where his rumen is, and usually indicates bloat, but I don't know if it could be any other ailment.:help: Merlin, my goat, was castrated last week and...
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