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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Dee4, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Just to update you, I have had an experienced goat breeder to check if Iam doing hooves correctly, and thank you for your help. I just need to trim them bit shorter, they go for walks along our Bank top which is rough tarmac, so that should help I hope.
    You take care
     
  2. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Himalayan salt is fine to have out. Goats also need to have free choice access to loose minerals, which are a sandlike consistency. If yours don’t have any yet, look at your feed store and see what is available. There are people on here that can help you pick whoch one to get.
    As for the clumpy poop, it might be a good idea to take a fresh fecal sample to your vet to check for parasites.
    The roundness could be her rumen, which is normal
    Below is a chart that may help you determine their body condition score.
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  3. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Two 6months Pygmys one wether one doe, lots to learn ....and worry about x
     
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  4. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    We all worry about our goat babies! That is what makes all of us so special. We care enough to BE THERE..for you..because we may need you sometime. We talk from our hearts and our experiences. Thats what makes these people great. Not regurgitating words..shareing actual hands on experiences we have gone through with our herds.
     
  5. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Hi,
    It's new goat mummy again.
    Need bit of advice or reassurance. My 6 months old Pygmy doe has just started doing a few clumpy poops and normal berries, they break up fairly well, this been like it few days, she been wormed, could she just have a sensitive digestion system? Only reading up, it's seems it's something to keep check on. She is eating her hay well, in fact a piggy, only has very very small amount of Pygmy mix, few carrots, but apple and garlic, should I stop the last bits and see his she is.
     
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  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    What was she wormed with and when?
     
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  7. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    You mean, what was she wormed with.
     
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  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Yes. Sorry!
     
  9. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Sometimes with worming..you have to reworm in 10 days when the eggs hatch. Depends on the type of worm..and what you use to deworm with.
     
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  10. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Hi,
    My vet did worm injection, that’s all I know, are berries clumping a bit with normal berries due to her eating too much hay ?or should I just cut out carrot, bit of garlic and see how she is
     
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  11. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    My wether is fine, my doe seems ok, but I just know her poops have changed in last few days
     
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  12. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Usually...not all the time...the loose stools are worm load. I would take a fecal sample to your vet. Let him do a fecal and go from there. That would end the guessing game and your vet would be there to help. Garlic & hay usually dont cause loose stools. Carrots are higher in sugar and can affect the rumen like grain.
     
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  13. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Arh thank you for that info, I did not know about carrots, she perhaps more sensitive than my boy, I have a kit to be able to send off poop for worm test, is that what you mean about decal test? Sorry to be not too bright on all this, I keep reading up but get worried that Iam not doing things right. Thanks again
     
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  14. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Would you just give hay, occasionally garlic, small amount of Pygmy goat mix, which has some dried carrot, and only give hard carrot as odd treat, what treats are best to give, I did give banana, but celery too x
     
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  15. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    A kit? All you need is poop, you just give your vet pure poop.

    Check FAMACHA score, give probiotics, take carrots away. When was the worm injection given?
     
  16. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Hi
    , I meant the poop goes into a container and sent in post to be checked , like worm count specialist. Worm injection done 9th November by vet, I will stop the carrots too x
     
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  17. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    We all are learning. Its fun to be new..and enjoy those goats. The fecal is the box that you need to put the berries in. The results will tell you how many & what kind of worms the goat has. So then you can decide what wormer you need.
    Yes the carrot can be used as a treat. The hay, pygmie mix , is what they both will need. Lots of fresh clean water to drink. Its sounds to me you are a :great: goat mom. Hang in there!
     
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  18. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Iam in UK
    many thanks for giving me more confidence, they are adorable little things, you all on this forum are amazing, I’ve not found anything as helpful in UK. I will keep you updated if that’s ok, take care and keep safe xx
     
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  19. Dee4

    Dee4 Active Member

    Also I’ve had equine in the past, got hens and duck and goose now, thought goat would be easy, they seem more delicate than I thought, I just got to keep learning, with all your help thanks , sorry to keep bothering you x
     
  20. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    You are not bothering us! :)
    Please keep asking!