Doe wouldn't eat hay...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Darby77, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Darby77

    Darby77 Active Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Hello Group,

    This morning one of my does gave me a bit of a scare. She ate breakfast, but then didn't seem to want to come outside. She stood in her stall chewing her cud. She did end up coming out but wouldn't eat hay with the others. She would eat alfalfa cubes though. I gave her a dose of probiotic paste and a shot of B complex. Her berries were normal, she drank water and urinated. I temped her and it was 101.5. Someone told me that is too low. I could hear distinct rumen sounds and after a bit she did start eating hay. Could it just have been a fluke? Her color is good, she is in good weight, if not a little chubby. She is a 2.5yr old Saanen doe. She seems normal now, though all my goats were fluffed and miserable looking today because of the crappy wet weather we have been having in Massachusetts. Should I worry about that temp? I was thinking I should do a fecal on her? Everytime I do a fecal or send one out, everyone is good. I only have 6 goats and they are my little family, so I worry so much about them. Should I do anything else? Or stop being a neurotic worrier?
    Thanks all!!!
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    They can have an off day just like us. I'd do probiotics for a couple days. 101.5 is normal.
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  3. Darby77

    Darby77 Active Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Ok, thank you so much. I was sick with worry about my Dahlia all day. I'm a little obsessed with my herd.
  4. elvis&oliver

    elvis&oliver Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    I hear ya I can be the same way. Sounds like she just had an off day. And it sounds like you are doing the right thing and know what to do. Hope she continues to feel good:)
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