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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I am having concerns with one of my goats. I have not seen him urinate and am worried it could be urinary calculi. How do you tell if a goat has this? Is there a way to naturally reverse it with diet? How do you tell a difference between bloated and urinary ? What is the best diet for a...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello Everyone, A few weeks ago, we heard a scream and ran into the barn to find our 9 month wether on his side, legs straight out head back, screaming in pain. He continued to have these episodes throughout the day (and has now for three weeks) and seems to be in discomfort for the remainder...
  3. Health & Wellness
    My two boys have been displaying urinary calculi symptoms on and off for the last week. I only have the two and I have done extensive reading on the causes, management, etc. so after I give a little background - I appreciate any information but I'm pretty sure I've read just about every article...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi- We have one wether kid and two does. I know that we should be feeding the wether kid grain while he grows, but that soon we need to start being carful about UC. Currently we feed all three together. They get a good grain mix (new Country organic goat feed and/or Nature's Best pellets; with...
  5. Bucks
    Hey all, I have a 4-month old buckling (not yet band castrated) who I suspect has urinary calculi. I lost one a few years ago so I watch my little guys for signs, he started hollering yesterday and looks like the little bit he peed has blood in it. I inspected his penis but can't get his pizzle...
  6. Goat Management
    I have two Dwarf Nigerian weathers. They are 8 months old. They are pets. I have been feeding them Purina Goat Grower 16 DQ (pelleted). They get 1/4 cup each, every morning and night. This is just to supplement their hay. I am cautious about Urinary Calculi so don’t won’t to feed them too much...
  7. Goat Management
    I’m new to having a goat. Recently I was given a beautiful Nigerian dwarf male. This week I found out he has Urinary Calculi. I took him to the vet immediately (the only one in our area that sees them) and he drained his bladder and snipped off the tip of his manhood. He also gave him an anti...
  8. Goat Management
    Is there preventive treatment beyond a commercial feed to address this issue. I have not had any problems but would like to explore less expensive feed options for my wethers. As of right now I feed "Champion Meat Goat" fro Payback feeds. I like the feed options from this company but there are...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    I just got 2 Nigerian dwarf wether kids who were recently weaned. I am just wondering what is the best amount to grain to feed them and how often. I currently have Purina Noble Goat Grower 16 as a dressing and Purina Goat Chow as the primary food. I also have them on Manna Pro Goat Minerals...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have a rescued weather male, 4-5yrs old, Nigerian cross I believe. He seems to urinate very frequently. No straining, and stream is steady. A few nights ago I saw a spot where he had urinated and it looked dark/ bright red in color. So I did a urinalysis on him (I work in lab). The collection...
  11. Goat Management
    Okay y'all, my two boys are a little over a year now, and I am STILL having trouble trying to figure out what to feed them and what not because they're are so many conflicting answers when I read up on it. Of course my main concern is making sure they don't get urinary calculi. I have been...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Howdy! So I've known about Ammonium Chloride for a few years now but never bothered to get it. I know/think my 6 year old wether gets UC. I see him hunched over every once in a while dribbling urine but it goes away. I know some of you are thinking "GET AM CHLORIDE NOW!!!" but these weird...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hello, My Pygmy show wether has developed urinary calculi and we rushed him in for an emergency tubal cystotomy last weekend. We have a few good vets in the area, but they generally specialize in large animals, with treatments being geared to such, mostly using western medicine. I've heard...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I'm so totally confused. I have two bucks (will be wethers in a few weeks). They are still on the bottle but I'm researching what to feed them after they are weaned. I've decided I will not feed grain, but what about alfalfa? Half of the people say no alfalfa, and the other half say it's fine...
  15. Health & Wellness
    Yesterday evening I noticed one of my large wether rescues (6 years)standing in a different pen huddling in the corner and straining. He didn't feel bloated (he can look it sometimes because he is very large) but I gave him some mineral oil anyways just in case. It then occurred to me he could...
  16. Goat Management
    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to share a recipe we came up with to give our big goat Jasper his dose of ammonium chloride. We just got through with a nasty bout of urinary calculi and now the vet wants him on ammonium chloride for a week. After reading other posts on here, it sounds like they don't...
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