goat foaming at mouth

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by kritterkeeper, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. kritterkeeper

    kritterkeeper New Member

    301
    Nov 27, 2007
    Northern, Michigan
    Good Morning-

    well Sweet Pea our almost 5 yr old boar doe ate to fast this morning and started to cough and then gagging, and then foam started coming out of her mouth and snot out of her nose..

    any idea's

    have her in a pen by herself right now and still foaming and snotting-

    Thank you
     

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  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    massage her throat -- she has some grain stuck in her throat causing her to gag and foam at the mouth
     

  3. citylights

    citylights Member

    824
    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    it sounds like she has something stuck, all right. SHe will cough and foam 'til she gets it up. Careful massaging, if the esophagus is spasming, you could damage it. If you have acepromazine, you had dose her accordingly. It will act as a relaxant and let the matter [pass. But I suspect she'll get it up on her own. The extra saliva acts as a lubricant. -- keep us posted
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If it where me.... I would take her to the vet.... as the vet may need to go in with a tube to unblock her throat....

    Make sure .....she doesn't eat anymore...as it will just build up to the point... that she will choke to death...... :hug:
     
  5. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

    514
    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    How's Sweat Pea? Sending a prayer out. :hug:
     
  6. kritterkeeper

    kritterkeeper New Member

    301
    Nov 27, 2007
    Northern, Michigan
    She is doing fine what ever it was must be gone. She is back to her noise sassy self

    Thank you
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That is super .... :thumb: :leap:
     
  8. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    As I posted on another topic once, We were feeding our Nubian buckling apple slices and the way he chewed it the peel came off and made him do this too. It came out with all the foam he was producing.
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    I've seen goat kids choke on alfalfa pellets too, just gotta be careful with the pigs... um I meant goats
     
  10. citylights

    citylights Member

    824
    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Katrina -- LOL. That's why I call mine pyg-lets!
     
  11. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    There not fat, just fluffy! lol
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :ROFL:

    :ROFL:
     
  13. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    It scares mme when my girls inhale their grain like that.

    I swear they think they are starving and never fed. I am sure you never feed that girl as healthy as she looks. :applaud:

    I am glad she is fine now.
     
  14. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

    514
    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    Same thing happening to my boer doe this morning. Do you think a little mineral oil would help? She only eats hay and a small amount of grain so I dont expect it to be anything large in there.