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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  2. 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...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    hi all, I understand many will pay for a vet to save their goats but where is the line between paying $300-$1000 or more for a vet or just mercifully putting the animal down? I mean if one of my animals gets deathly sick I can't afford to pay that much. Does it seem evil to put down a goat that...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Went to feed the buck on Friday and he was standing by himself without approaching to say hello like he usually does. Buck is 4 years old this March and I only recently acquired him, with a clean bill of health from breeder (health testing done, supplements UTD). Was shivering slightly and just...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I'm far from a goat expert, I keep a few as a hobby. I have a pygmy/lamancha mix that is about 5 months old. When he was young he had a poor disbudding job therefore grew scurs. One scur was weak and flimsy, and now it's falling off? It's bloody underneath. I don't know what to do. I read to...
  6. Goat of the Month
    So this is Archie. His mum was in the birthing pen which is at the back of the house, and I normally hear them if there's something wrong. Mum had twins, but sadly, I didn't hear them come during the night and when I went out in the morning I discovered one live kid, and the other that was flat...
  7. Kidding Koral
    I put this together for a FB group, and was told I should share it here, too. Enjoy! I'll split them into two groups of photos as there are 14 photos. If someone wants to use them for a newsletter or 4-H or something, let me know and I can send them to you.
  8. Health & Wellness
    I have a pretty old Angora goat who has nerve damage and chronic pain in her bad leg. I would guess she is about 70 lbs? I had a horse who took Previcox daily... can a goat take that? What is the safest long term/effective pain medication for a goat? Thanks!
  9. Health & Wellness
    I took a goat from a woman 2 days ago. The rest of her goats had been killed by dogs and this goat was the only survivor. I only have one goat who needed a friend. The woman told me the goat was "limping". When I picked her up I saw that she was not putting any weight on her back left leg. She...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Not the best title ever, but my little 4 month old American Alpine doeling has been having loose stool for the past three weeks. I am at a total loss as to know what to do for her, I have researched scours and she does not have any of the other symptoms. She has a great appetite, eating tons of...
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