Goat cough

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by kids-n-peeps, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

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    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    This is probably a strange post :p, but does a goat cough sound like a human cough? One or two of my goats have been more or less snorting, usually when they are eating. It's pretty dry, so I figured they were getting some dust up the nose . . . but I just wanted to double-check that a cough sound would be a familiar, human-like cough sound in a goat.
     
  2. Realfoodmama

    Realfoodmama New Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    My goats sneeze in pleasure when they eat alfalfa. Are you sure this isn't what you're hearing?

    And yeah...a goat cough sounds pretty much like a cough.
     

  3. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Some make a coughing sound when bringing up their cud. May or may not be loud.
     
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Sounds like it's probably nothing to worry about unless they have a rattly chest.
    Yeah mine snort too while eating. Pigs in goat coats. :greengrin:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    They should be OK... unless they are acting off ....not eating ect.... :wink: :thumb: