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  1. Health & Wellness
    First time posting on this forum...I have an 8 year old (expected) LaMancha doe who looks like she's wasting away. Off feed, moderate pasture grazing. Vet has checked blood and all vitals, urine, stool...everything reports to be OK, with the exception of the weight loss and no appetite. She's...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I’m looking for someone that can help my Nigerian dwarf goat. She’s only 11 months old. She had diarrhea and weight loss so I took her to the vet and they said she probably ate something bad so the vet gave me probiotics. They did take a fecal and said it was clean. Less than a week later she...
  3. Bucks
    My Merlin is giving me a run for my money this year.. I know some weight loss is normal BUT.... He’s getting ribby no matter what I do to the point I’m really getting worried. He’s a one and a half year old Nigerian dwarf. His FAMACHA is a 1-2 and he is being kept in a pen away from the doe area...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello, two of my diary goats escaped and spent the last three nights in the wilderness behind our house. They are back now. Concerning health, what should I be looking out for? They are quite skinny after just a few days! Drinking and eating okay. A little scratched up. Should I be concerned...
  5. Health & Wellness
    My Nubian doe is turning 15 in July, but I still want to help however I can. She was completely fine until a couple months ago. She started losing weight around February and I treated extensively for worms in March. We found she had a long, broken molar on the top right so she was set for...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I have 3 female ND goats. Momma is 4 years old and I have her two twin girls that are now just over a year old. This is the first time going into spring and adolescence for me with goats and I have noticed the little ones are losing weight coming out of winter. Momma is too, but the littles...
  7. Goat Management
    SO! I have 3 fat yearlings that need to lose weight before i breed them this year. They were all born January 9th, 2018, but only 2 are related. The 2 twins, Cheerio and Poptart are really easy keepers, other than their hooves, thanks to their mom Delta. Cricket, who is not related to them, has...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, We are brand new to owning goats and as it's a holiday, I can't get a vet out to take a look at our two goats that we just brought home last Saturday. They are almost 6 month old half sisters that were recently tested and declared free of CAE and Johnes. They were also last...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have 10 Sannen goats, five boys, five girls, in two separate herds. They both get fed the same diet, but over the last few weeks, the girls have been dropping weight. Two of the mums have just finished weaning, so I was expecting them to gain weight rather than lose it. One of the others, who...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey! I am a new 'goat keeper' with 3 Pygmy goats aged 6 months old. I am having problems with my girl goat, her sysmptoms are: - very scabby skin all over apart from belly - she keeps dropping her back end as if unable to stand properly - snotty nose and eyes (eyes keep scabbing completely shut)...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I have a 14 year old wether that has lost all his teeth. He cannot eat hay anymore but I've been giving him soaked beet pellets and soaked alfalfa/timothy cubes. He eats those very well. Also tried a Lucerne brand of bagged chopped timothy with molasses in it but he doesn't seem...
  12. Other Pets
    We've got one troublesome alpaca, Oreo, who started out ok, but developed a skin condition. She now has patches of thick skin, with a loss of hair in those spots. We asked our vet about it, and he feels it's a genetic condition (even though the breeder swears otherwise). So we put vitamin e oil...
  13. Health & Wellness
    This is long to tell you everything and help figure out possible issues. Sorry.. My two girls will be a year old this month and I really wanted to breed them but now I'm glad I waited. The goat I'm worried about was the rounder one last year. At first I thought it was an optical illusion...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    We are new to raising Boers or any goats for that matter-Claire is 11 mos. and about 85#. She seems to be getting taller but thinner. She's eating the same amount of her 16% protein feed and we've added calf manna to top dress. What other than a growth spurt would cause her lean to lean out...
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