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Hi guys!! I know its been awhile since I've been here :(
But I need some help my doe was eating funny this morning, I looked closer and it looks like a ball of hay stuck in the back of her mouth. When she eats a small amount goes down, but a most of it stays in her mouth. She is alert and doesn't seem to be in distress, but looks super skinny. The vet recommeded washing her mouth out with water, but that didnt help. Do you have any ideas?
 

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I agree..get her cleaned out then have a vet look at her..this is not a normal thing to happen...I would be concerned her dropping weight..
Use a syringe to prop her mouth open so she dont chomp down on your finger and go get the wad...
How old is she?
any temp?
fecal done lately?
Eye lids bright pink to red?
 

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Not very old then..some older does have teeth problems that make it hard for them to chew proper..Pink lids are good news...I did have a doe that has a cud stuck in her jaw all the time..I was always having to help her get it out ... But with your doe droping weight I think its more than just a stuck cud...she obviously isnt getting what she needs..hopefully the vet will have a few answers..keep us posted
 

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I wanted to add to check for any obstruction in her throat...a tube pushed down her throat will help dislodge anything there...just in case..always be gentle..but it might be necessary..also look for other symptoms of Polio or listeriosis...although not being able to swallow is usally not the first sign, do read on this and be in the know so you can act quickly...
http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/listeriosis.html
 

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Ok so...got it pulled out :) we just moved them to a new pasture where the grass was deep, somehow she managed get a few jammed between 2 back teeth and it balled up. We used salad tongs lol thank you all so so very much!! Thank you for the warning about the mineral oil. She is happily eating her dinner!
 

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Yahooo..love it when its so simple :D
 

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I have had does that get their cheeks impacted with feed. Not sure if its the same thing. If it is, just open mouth wide and have someone else push their cheek in to dis log the feed.
 
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