My goats sides are like, look like they are caving in. What do I do? Is this normal?
Generally speaking, it is only normal if they are getting ready to kid. What are you feeding, how much and how often? Sunk in in front of the hip bones usually means they are not getting enough to eat, or the plane of nutrition is not high enough. A lack of clean, fresh water can also cause it, as can stress if they were recently purchased and not acclimated to their new surroundings yet. A heavy worm load can also cause this as the nutrition is going to the worms, not the doe. The first thing I would do is get a fecal done to check for worms - wouldn't hurt to check for coccidia, too.My goats sides are like, look like they are caving in. What do I do? Is this normal?