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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that is right at 3 months old yesterday around 5 PM noticed he was not himself.. He just wants to lay down and then when he gets up he just keeps stretching his back legs out.. Temp was 102.9 thinking bloat I gave him some vegetable oil and massaged his belly he did burp once...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I am a new goat owner. I am struggling to find information and places where I can buy some sort of Amprolium for my sick Nanny. She has been scouring for a few weeks and I'm struggling to wait for her bloods and stools to come back. My Doe has lost quite a lot of weight and is very...
  3. Health & Wellness
    So last night I heard one of my pygmy goats crying like she was in pain. I run outside to check on her, and she is just standing there crying. She is very small so I sat her on my lap. She jumped off my lap, walked a few step, stumbled, fell over, and that was it. She was gone. It all took less...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I am new here so just figuring out things. I have 3 goats. I am just trying to get some advice on my 10 month old Nigerian Dwarf goat. She has been foaming at her mouth for 7 days! Started on Sunday, 2/2/20. She is a little bit bloated but not that big, you can hear gas going up her throat...
  5. Health & Wellness
    As per the username, I am absolutely clueless at the moment and need help. Long story short, I am long term petsitting and I have 4 goats under my care. Last week on Wednesday I noticed Shirley (I believe she is a Nigerian but slightly bigger. She was a rescue.) I believe she is around 7-9 years...
  6. TGS Announcements & Help
    As per the username, I am absolutely clueless at the moment and need help. Long story short, I am long term petsitting and I have 4 goats under my care. Last week on Wednesday I noticed Shirley (I believe she is a Nigerian but slightly bigger. She was a rescue.) I believe she is around 7-9 years...
  7. Introductions
    hi, how are you all doing. I was searching google a couple of days ago when my goat was sick, I couldn't figure out in time what happened to her and she died. But I found this forum, so i bookmarked it in case I needed any advice in future. My another goat looks abnormal, she is very week and...
  8. Health & Wellness
    So I have a nanny goat that is acting weird. She is really stiff legged in the rear end. And lays down often. Is still eating a drinking. But her legs are super stiff and he back looks hunched. We are going to take fecal samples to the vet tomorrow. And our 1 year old buckling is starting to...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have a 7-month-old Nigerian Dwarf Buckling that was acting weird today. When we went out to feed and he wasn't bugging us with the other goats. I went to look for him and he was laying down and can't seem to get up and is kicking. I palpated him all over no reaction from him. No visible...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I am a new goat owner. We just received a new 8 week old Mini Nubian today. She rode three hours in a car. She has been breathing rapidly and bleating all day. Tonight she is breathing 110 per/ min, temp 104.6 and occasional cough. Cooled her down with fan and bath. Not sure if she...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Seven year old Nubian, kidded 2 weeks ago, everything went fine. Healthy babies. Have been milking her everyday, feeding the babes with her milk, she won't nurse them, she has a wonky udder, but she still mothers them. Everything normal, and fine yesterday. Today about 3:00 I went out and she...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Tonight when I went to check on the goats, my Alpine goat was sick. She has diarrhea and sunken in sides. She won't eat her feed. Usually she comes running up to me as soon as I go into the fence, but tonight she just layed there until I came up to her. She did get up on her feet, but you...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, My pygmy goat Arthur seems quite ill. Usually I'll go into his pen and he'll butt me or run a little but he's being quite lethargic. I took his temperature and he's about 38.4 to 38.9. He has diarrhea and is not eating at all. His gums are more pale than usual. Recently weve had...
  14. Health & Wellness
    There is something wrong with my 2 week old Pygmy goat but I’m unsure what. When we got him the owners thought he was a week old but now after having him for almost two weeks I believe he was maybe a few days old. He seemed fine when we got him but he has slowly been declining. I have been using...
  15. TGS Announcements & Help
    Hi, We have some three month doelings that have leaky eyes. They do NOT have pink eye because last year we had pink eye, so we know how it looks like. They are also a bit under the weather more or less. :( Do any of you what it is and how to treat it?
  16. Health & Wellness
    Morning all!! For those who did not see my previous post, we have been fighting barber pole worms and illness with our herd of 8 for about a month now. We initially lost one of our girls before we even knew anything was wrong. The second to get sick, we brought to Auburn large animal hospital...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! I'm somewhat new to goat raising, I had goats when I was a kid but this is my first venture into really raising goats. So here's my question: I have an 11 week old Nubian kid that seems depressed and has green diarrhea (not severe, just clumpy; it rained last night). I dewormed her...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Hello! One of my does has been acting a little strange. For the past few days, she's been laying down all the time (which is not normal for her, she's the herd queen and is in literally everyone's business.) Her daughter seems to know something is up, she's been cuddling with her, trying to...
  19. Introductions
    Hi all I found this forum because I was looking for help for my pigmy goat. I had 2 sisters, and one male in my 2 acre pasture. 5 days ago a coyote got in and finished off one of the sisters...the next night same coyote got the male and ate him, and managed to bite but not kill the last sister...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Hey all. I have a two y/o Nubian wether who has been having some trouble today and yesterday. He is off feed and is uninterested in water at the moment. I couldn't initially tell whether it was choke or bloat but, seeing as he hasn't been burping, I assumed it was bloat. I gave him a mix of...
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