Goat thermometer

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Tyler, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Forgive me if this has already been asked. Where would I look to find a thermometer to take my goat's temp?
     
  2. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Wally World.....9 second digital, works great! :wink:
     

  3. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    So a thermometer and human would use to take his temp?
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Any Drug Store....I buy the human ...digital kind ...they are quicker...as you know... goats don't like to stand still long.........the thermometer is soft and flexible..... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Yes, a human one.
     
  6. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

    310
    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    And does it go in the mouth, under the tongue?
     
  7. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

    361
    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Nope in there rear under there tail. :)
     
  8. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

    310
    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    kk. Thank you all! :)
     
  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I would love to see a picture of that. :ROFL:
     
  10. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    :ROFL: It goes in the pellet end ... lube it ,its faster
     
  11. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    I would suggest buy 2 or 3 of them. Keep one in the barn & extras in the house. Cold weather makes the batteries go dead faster.

    And duct tape a string w/a loop onto the end that you would normally hold on to & put your hand through the loop. After a few times of a goat "launching" the thermometer out of her bumm & then having to search for it in the hay, I found the string to be immensely helpful.
     
  12. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The dollar store carries the digitals as well....much quicker and safer IMO..can you imagine the mess with using glass?

    I like your suggestion Miss MM...I have had to retrieve my thermometer aftermy doe had a coughing fit and shot it across the room!
     
  13. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Wow never had one shot out before. Once had a dairy cow "suck up" a glass one. That was fun to go after :rolls eyes:
     
  14. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    :ROFL: :slapfloor: I don't envy THAT moment!!!!

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    www.faintheartedrsanch.net