Goat in pain

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by angelynbelle, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. angelynbelle

    angelynbelle New Member

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    Jul 7, 2009
    I have a 6 year old Alpine doe in milk right now. I just took her to be bred and when she came back I should have kept her alone for the first few days but didn't I put her right in with my small herd, 4 Nubian does. 1 doe was in heat and they wrestled a bit but nothing much, the Alpine is usually the leader. I think they must have wrestled with each other too much because now she seems sore, maybe her legs are a little swollen, she won't come to be milked like usual. She is mostly off feed, standing in one spot. I am going to take her temp and then possibly give her Naxel and Banamine. What will the effect be on the pregnancy, if she took? I guess her health is most important right now. Any thoughts? I am new to dairy goats.
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Well first off, welcome to the goat spot. So glad you are here with us.

    Ok, the first thing you have to do isl like you said get a temp. I would never give a antibiotic unless I new the HAD to have it. I would bet she is a little sore from the buck and then from coming home and having to tell them she is still the queen.
    How long ago did she kid? Is her bag hot or hard?
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    did you hand breed her or was she at the bucks for a while?

    Welcome to TGS :wave:
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    welcome ...angelynbelle....glad to have you here... :wave:

    How is she today...did you take her temp?