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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi again. My doe Willow kidded 2 days ago. Triplets, but 2 stillborn. She had a rough time. I rushed off after the birth to care for the remaining kid witch she rejected, and didn't see if she got the afterbirth out. The day after, yesterday, she was very swollen, looks like she may have torn...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hi any help is appreciated! Our Doe struggled to give birthday Wednesday night. We had to assist due to a very narrow birth canal/pelvis. Baby one made it to last night, second baby was born dead. Both were malpresenting making it very hard on us and mama to get babies situated and out. Mama...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone. First post here. Long time lurker. Thanks for all the info over the years. I noticed abscesses on two of my goats this week. I’m worried it’s CL. A vet has been contacted and will be coming out to look but wanted to get the community’s thoughts. pretty much in the same spot...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Goat Frenzy
    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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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...
  13. 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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