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  1. Health & Wellness
    Ok, goat gurus, I'm hoping you all can help me out here. My Nubian doe, Josie, is approx. 103 days bred, and has recently started developing some issues with her pasterns. They look fine when she's standing still, but when she walks, they bend until they're nearly parallel to the ground. I...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I live in Amarillo TX and I have found different things on giving my Nigerian Dwarfs selenium supplement. Some places say to give it, and some say not to. I have four does that are due in January. I just don't want them or the babies to be low in selenium. I can get it here fro decent price...
  3. Health & Wellness
    We had a rough 2018 with abortions, weak kids, trouble conceiving, reduced milk production. We live in a small town in the Andes and don't have access to labs or vets that know anything about goats so it's been trial and error. Eventually we had several newborns that wouldn't stand or suckle and...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Good Morning, all! I bought Durvet Selenium & Vitamin E gel on my vet's recommendation. Dosage says Newborns-2ml and Adults 4-ml. Here is the question: how many "clicks" is an Adult dose? The tube is super unhelpful and doesn't have any numbers along the notches. I've searched in several places...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I'm wondering if there is a thread here on TGS, or some other resource, which lists- and pictures, when possible- all the different symptoms and signs of selenium deficiency? Or if we can create one? It manifests in so many different forms that I want to be able to recognize it wherever it might...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I have been doing a lot of research on different vitamins and minerals and I am looking for opinions and other methods on pregnancy methods others use. Copper and Selenium- I have come to the conclusion between online research and other breeders to give copper (4 grams) and selenium (1cc per...
  7. Goat Management
    Hi All! I am considering using country feeds 17% textured goat feed for my goats I am purchasing in january. I have a few questions about the feed that I figured I would post here. 1. The feed states on the tag that adding extra selenium is prohibited. I live in northern California a...
  8. Sheep
    What type of minerals do any of you use who own lambs and sheep? We are relatively new at raising them and are evaluating what is the best to give to them. As we have had problems in our region of the country with low selenium levels we are wondering if the sheep and lambs need to be bolstered...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi I am learning about mineral deficiencies. I feel my goats coats are wiring and don't look good. So I should add the copper boulus. My area is diffecient in seliunium. My goats are due to start kidding out first of March. Should I give the selinum and cooper now? Or just the selinum. I am the...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hello Fellow Goat Lovers, I have a pregnant doe, Nora, who is two months prego and just this week, I noticed her ankles are rolling outward. Her left side is worse than her right, with her front left hoof being the worst. It is almost as if she is starting to walk on the outside edges of her...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hi All, I had a doe abort twins at around 123 days. I've read many of the posts on late abortion, and I suspect it was chlamydia. Unfortunately, I'm new to all of this, and I froze the dead babies (it's winter, the ground is too rock-hard for me to bury). She ate the afterbirth. As I understand...
  12. Goat Management
    We live in a low selenium area. Some breeders say to give Bose shot before breeding. Just wondering if this is necessary when free choice minerals are available which contain selenium.
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi guys I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on what has been happening to my goats... in the past month I have lost 3 kids that were born in February. A singleton doeling and twin bucklings, all by the same buck. None of the kids showed any sign of illness previously and were all a...
  14. Kidding Koral
    I am stuck waiting for the road to thaw out...as I bite my nails wondering WHAT HAPPENED?!! Last Wednesday night I had 2 goats kid (both new mommas)...4 kids total, 2 dead-presumably at birth-their mommas didn't even clean them up. Saturday 5 more babies were born-3 dead (one an experienced...
  15. Goat Management
    I have a ND doe that looks like she will be kidding today or tomorrow. Apparrently i am not giving as much selenium as they need, as i lost 2 kids from it. I am afraid to give it to her, but somebody convinced me to give it to her now anyway. Should I follow the label?
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