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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by That_Girl, Jul 25, 2020.
I bought Dyne at Tractor Supply..its a great additive.
When looking for the dyne.... check to see how much dog dyne is where you shop. Same good stuff in it. Sometimes it is significantly lower priced and sometimes not. And just know also that when giving it she may not eat as much. It makes them feel full. But it is a great thing to use in instances like this!
She looks a little strange to me. Yes, she's skinny but not so much over the ribs as she is in the hindquarters. Usually by the time the hindquarters are this wasted the rest of the body looks in worse condition. What kind of area was she kept in? It looks like the muscles have atrophied and I wonder if she just hasn't been getting enough exercise. If she was in a small pen or in a place with no pasture she may have simply eaten in one place and was never motivated to move around. I think taking her for a walk every day might do wonders for her body condition and her hooves. Having her on that leafy green pasture will also motivate her to move around as she eats. Rebuilding her pelvic muscles will probably improve her hock angle.
I'd do a fecal. She has the wasting at the spine which in my experience and others that have told me, bankrupt worm can cause. Possibly. I echo all that's been said above. But she appears to have wormy belly. Maybe check/worm for tapeworm as well. In kids, tapeworms and sometimes others lead to them being skinny everywhere but the belly. Her shoulders are super sharp as is her hind end and spine. Posty legs could be genetic. Also she only kidded 5 weeks ago, it takes a couple of months for the body to get back where it needs to be, including posty legs sometimes.
you make a good point! i suspected with the overgrown hooves, and the way her hindquarters look that she's not had much exercise. i plan on having her out and hoofing around more ASAP, but for now she's having an hour of browsing when im available to watch her.
ahh that makes a lot of sense. plus not getting enough minerals would make recovery from kidding physically very difficult. I started her and the kids on valbazen last week and will run a fecal to the diagnostics lab as soon as i'm done worming.
Here's two fresh sets of pics! what do you think?
I got Dyne from Chewy, before I learned they were a big supporter of HSUS, a sister group to PETA. That turned me right off of them.
I would say probably 4 years old.
I get it from amazon and tractor supply. Amazon has the better deals but tractor supply at least has it in stock if I happen to have missed that I didn’t have my usual back up gallon
i would be shocked if she was! she just looks so rough, it's hard to imagine she's younger than my big, sleek girls.
I'm willing to try this. im down for high-calorie anything that will not hurt her stomach like a big grain bump.
Yep, looks around 4 years.
update!! i bought dyne and she's eating just as well as before. her belly has shrunk a little, hopefully because of the worming and her famcha color seems to have improved over the two weeks i've had her. getting her clean and strong asap before she can be introduced into my herd (herd queen is a big 160lb monster). overall she is very resilient and im very very thankful for everyone's input! thank you!
I don't know if I'm imagining it, but I think she's looking better already! It's probably just that she knows she's loved now. Keep up the great work!
Good to see.
Good improvement. Keep up the good work
Keep up the good work. She is lucky to an awesome owner like you. A little more time we won't be able to recognize her
Thankyou for giving her a chance. All "the pretty" ones are sold easily. Thankyou for looking past the hardlife and saw the possibilty!
UPDATE on the doe: she's made slow progress? (last image is when i first brought her home) its hard to tell if she has made any at all... i sold her kids and dried her up to help along. the onther goats are not too mean to her, actually they treat her as more of a non-entity than push her around.
I think she is definitely looking better!
She looks soooo much better! Slow can be good sometimes. Great job.