Anyone EVER had this happen??

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by ksacres, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. ksacres

    ksacres New Member

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    Oct 30, 2007
    San Antonio Texas
    I have a two week (almost three week) old doeling that hasn't pooped in four days. I mean it. I know she hasn't b/c she is a house goat right now, living in my tub. She is drinking 60 oz a day, and loves her milk, and pees freely. She nibbles hay, is bright, perky, runs, jumps, and plays. She just hasn't pooped. I'm starting to get concerned, even with her being a typical baby goat.

    I have NEVER seen anything like this, without some ill effect.

    Any ideas??
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Wow, seems that the little thing would be acting uncomfortable by now. I would suggest though helping her along with a baby enema, before it turns into something worse.
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I agree with Liz. Don't let her wait it will kill her.

    Get a baby enema and give her some of that or a syringe of warm soapy water would work. I have a adapter that goes on the end of a syringe to put in the back of the cheek to keep goats from spitting the meds ou. It is little and works great for a enema.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Liz and Lori.....the baby needs an enema.... :hug:
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres New Member

    161
    Oct 30, 2007
    San Antonio Texas
    She has had two. Still nothing.

    Had the vet out last night for something unrelated and had him take a look.

    He said he couldn't feel any impaction, but that if she hadn't pooped by tonight to give him a call and he will come and take an x-ray.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    how many enema syringes.... did you put up the babies bottom?
    sometimes ...it may take 2 or 3 ...be gentle ... plunge in slowly ....what you do is... put 1 in and watch.....if nothing happens try another one ...watch....what goes in ..must come out......the more that is up there ...the stronger the urge is... to push it out.. and that is when you should get......Pooooooooooo....good luck... I have found with the boer kids... that it takes maximum of 3 syringes..... :hug:
     
  7. ksacres

    ksacres New Member

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    Oct 30, 2007
    San Antonio Texas
    She has had two. Fleet enemas, from the vet :)
     
  8. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    maybe she is part hermit crab? :shrug:

    sorry I cant offer anything else other than what has been said ... good luck and keep us updated, hope the baby is okay :pray:
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    so sorry that it isn't working....she may have to take a trip to the vet.....to find out what's up..... :hug: :(
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres New Member

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    Oct 30, 2007
    San Antonio Texas
    She had surgery yesterday.

    She was full of gravel/rocks. Had to have her rumen and part of her intestine opened and emptied.

    Three weeks old, and the most expensive goat I've ever owned. *sigh*

    I hope she pulls through, the vet gave her a 60% chance of surviving.
     
  11. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    :hug: Hope she recovers!!!!!
     
  12. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh dear!!! I hope she pulls through too! :hug:
     
  13. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Oh, wow. That is very strange. When would she have had access to gravel/rocks - she was in your bathtub?

    I sure hope she makes it.
     
  14. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OH my goodness.

    I have never heard of something like this. I sure hoe she recovers.

    I guess she gives a new meaning to "goats eat everything".
     
  15. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Wow! I pray that she recovers.....At times I notice my young kids eating dirt, it's possible that she was picking them up on her outside visits.