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How do you know if your buck kid has the urinary calculus stuff? I have a 1 month old buck kid that looks bloated. Acting funny and walking like hes trying to stretch out. Idk what to do.
 

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How do you know if your buck kid has the urinary calculus stuff? I have a 1 month old buck kid that looks bloated. Acting funny and walking like hes trying to stretch out. Idk what to do.
Ok. If you have banamine for pain that will help.

Next. Fruit fresh in the canning isle at the grocery. @ksalvagno i cannot remember how to mix it and i am not by my notes right now. I think it was a tablespoon in just enough water to dissolve and drench. This needs be done three times a day for several days. :/. Can you help with that please? . Anyhoo... if you feel around the outside his penis on hos belly does it feel gritty? Like sandy gritty? You can cut his pizzle. Yes sounds scary but is not at all hard to do! Just have a sharp disinfected implement. Youtube has some good videos on doing this. If you do this and he does not pee.....

We had one with uc and tried doing the pizzle but he was very swollen. But. When we had him turned over and i was pushing the skin back a bit of urine came out. So what i did (and go on start laughing now cause you indeed will) was to "milk" the goat. Yes it os what it sounds like. Just keep working that skin back and forth like a bad porn flick on a goat k? Urine may come out and that is what you want to happen. Keep doing it until you get no more urine amd samdy feeling grit and let him stand. Hopefully he will pee for you then. Sorry for the not so savvy explanation but this is the only way i can put it into words. :/.

Ammonium chloride in the food daily is a preventative. But if you figure out your calcium to phospherous ratio in his feed it will help greatly in reducing reoccurrances. What breed is he and what are you feeding him?

If you cannot get fruit fresh in your part of the world you want something that is very acidic in nature. High levels of vitamin c is what you are looking for.
 

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I didnt feel anything gritty around his penis area. I'm definitely gonna get some fresh fruit stuff from the store. I have their grain mixed. The recipe came from a vet. It does have ammonia chloride on it but hes just playing around in the grain right now. He is a bottle kid. My hubby told me he gave him goat formula today. Uggg. They are not used to that. We got him outside and I did see him go p about 4 times. Good long streams. Would it hurt to give home the fresh fruit stuff just to be safe? It's crazy how you fall in love with these crazy kids. I knew something definitely wasn't right tho when I called his name and he didnt come running
 

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If he started acting like that after the milk replacer, it's probably a digestive issue. You could try a pinch of baking soda...and also just electrolytes till he becomes normal. Does he normally have whole cow/goat milk in his bottle?

If he gets worse I would give some CDT antitoxin
 

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I didnt feel anything gritty around his penis area. I'm definitely gonna get some fresh fruit stuff from the store. I have their grain mixed. The recipe came from a vet. It does have ammonia chloride on it but hes just playing around in the grain right now. He is a bottle kid. My hubby told me he gave him goat formula today. Uggg. They are not used to that. We got him outside and I did see him go p about 4 times. Good long streams. Would it hurt to give home the fresh fruit stuff just to be safe? It's crazy how you fall in love with these crazy kids. I knew something definitely wasn't right tho when I called his name and he didnt come running
Ahhhh hubby fessed up! He has a tummy ache not us i bet.
 

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Since he's peeing well...i would say it was the replacer. Stop all milk..give cd antitoxin and or Milk of magnesia to flush toxins. Feed electrolytes in place of his milk.
Banamine would be helpful as long as his temp is good
 

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Yea I told my husband dont do that again. He gets goats milk. He thought he was doing the right thing so I didnt scold to badly. I did give him some baking soda last night since I saw him going p. Checked on this as soon as I woke up and acting normal and belly is down. Thank goodness!
 

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FYI, if you ever do suspect UC this is what I did in the cases where a buck was in obvious pain, crying, lying down, only urinating small amounts: I put some AC vinegar in a syringe (orally) and gave it to him every couple hours. It did the trick in every case. It's also helpful in the absence of ammonium chloride to add to drinking water as a preventative. Glad your boy is better!
 
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