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  1. Health & Wellness
    One of our goats had triplets on December 5th - 2 girls and a boy. The first girl died 24 hours after birth. The little boy was found passed away at 3 days old. The last little girl seemed weak and not well, so we brought her in. We syringe fed her and had to give an enema due to constipation...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I’m new here and have a huge problem. So my 1.5 Month old baby goat is doing terribly, she didn’t receive any colostrum from when she was born because she was a bit premature and her mother barely had any milk. I’ve been bottle feeding her ever since. At first she was fine then she got a...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I have a kid that’s 2 days old and I’m serious condition. I noticed today he was pretty weak so I watched him for about an hour, took his temperature and it was 104, so I took him to the vet and they gave him banamine and another antibiotic. He improved for about 3 hours, nursed great, walked...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Is there any significant difference in how interstitial pneumonia presents in a one-month-old kid? Other than dosage, is there a differential in how to treat?
  5. 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...
  6. Chickens & Poultry
    Hey there! Appealing to all the chicken friends I can for help, I have had FIVE chickens die in the past week….crazy! 2 silkie roos, one buff orpington/silkie mix 5mo chick, buff orpington hen, and barred rock hen. So strange, I guess it could be heat or anything? It’s been way wet out here, if...
  7. Health & Wellness
    My young buckling(5 months) has been having Diarrhea for the past 5 days now. I thought he was scouring but even after giving him just hay and mineral, it hasn't changed. Its like a pudding consistency. I've only had Kikos for about 2 1/2years now. Never had an issue with Coccidiosis but now I...
  8. 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...
  9. Health & Wellness
    We raise Boer goats. We have a kid, two months old, sudden onset of symptoms just came on today. We do not have a thermometer. He weighs about 30 lbs. He's disoriented- went to nurse and completely missed both bags. Walks slow, very sluggish. Seems to be dizzy. He swaggers when he walks...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone, I have a first time momma doe that isn’t acting herself and I am not sure what is wrong with her. She has no interest to eat grain but she will eat hay, grass, and alfalfa. Her milk is down (she kidded 2 weeks ago) and she is low on energy. Her poop looks normal and she is still...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! Yesterday and today we had our first experience with goat illness that ended in death unfortunately. We have had Nigerian dwarfs for 4 years and have never dealt with any sort of illness (luckily). 3 weeks ago we brought home our first ever adult doe (we have only ever purchased...
  12. Health & Wellness
    I am desperate for help. My doe is due any minute but sounds very congested .She is a pygmy and looks to have at least 2 babies. Can I give her penicillin and if so how much
  13. Health & Wellness
    One of our teenage doelings is not feeling well. We suspect she ate something she wasn't supposed to eat on pasture. We tried giving her slippery elm with milk and also charcoal tablets but she still isn't eating, she is just forced to drink milk with slippery elm to give her liquid. This is the...
  14. 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?
  15. Health & Wellness
    My 11 month old doe(ling) is stating off into space. Her temp is 101.9, and I checked her eyes, maybe a bit pale, but not alarmingly so. She seemed fine this morning, although I have noticed some diarrhea. I don't know that it was hers. It has been incredibly rainy here, maybe that is a factor...
  16. Goat Management
    Hi All, I'm looking for some advice. My mom had been keeping my 18 year old Pygmy wether at her house and last Tuesday (12/26) she said he was down & didn't want to get up. She checked on him the next morning 12/27 and he was still down. I drove to her house that morning and picked him up. He...
  17. Introductions
    Hey Guys. New to this website and new to raising goats. I have had my little girl and her friends since August and today one of them has come down with a stuffy nose. She seems fine otherwise, eating, drinking, and grazing. I took her temperature with a regular digital thermometer and it was...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Our herd princess Griselda was fine at milking time last night. A couple hours later when I went to put the goats in the pen for the night she was last one in and did not come and eat any dinner- just went and stood in the barn alone with her head down. This morning she did not get up...
  19. Goat Management
    Normally kid is bouncing around the pasture and stays close to mama and other 2 goats. This morning is just lays in the sun far away from the others. Only time she voluntarily got up was to drink under the shade tree but immediately returned to a sunny spot away from the herd and lays down...
  20. Health & Wellness
    We have a female goat that seems to no longer be accepted by the herd. She has been part of the pack for a few years. Her two babies still stay with her but the others very seldom gather with her. We often see her alone. She is also losing weight and is now starting to lose fur on her hind legs...
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