Is my goat sick?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Supergoat33, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    My goat has been acting weird lately. She refuses to get locked in the barn at night and she goes outside just to cry. She won't stop wagging her tail and her legs are shaking. I don't know what to do. Please help!
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What is her temp?
     
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  3. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    How old is she and what breed?
     
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  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Start with a check up
    Temp
    Famancha
    Rumen sound and movement
    Are eyes Brite and alert?
    Could she be in heat?
    Or is she bred? How far along?
    Peeing and pooping berries?
     
  5. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    Her temp is normal and her eyes look fine. She could be in heat, is that how they act during that time?
     
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  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Other than the leg shaking, yes that sounds like normal heat cycle behavior.
     
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  7. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    It should only last a few days though. How long has this been occurring?
     
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  8. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    It happened a couple weeks ago and lasted for about a week. Now she is doing it again and has been for 2 days.
     
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  9. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Heat cycles in ever 21 days on average..Mark your calendar and keep note
     
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  10. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    Okay will do thanks
     
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  11. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    So her eyes are brite and alert but I googled what famancha was and her eyes are very light pink. Should I give her deworming medicine then?
     
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  12. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    When was she last dewormed and using what and how much? Any weight loss or clumpy poops?

    How are the FAMACHA scores of your other goats?

    Which dewormers do you have on hand?
     
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  13. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    I give her molly's herbal dewormer once a week. I don't think she has lost weight and I haven't seen her poop. I have one other goat and her eyes are very light pink also.
     
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  14. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Might try acute dosing of the herbs and add daily garlic. I have not used Molly's but some feel its not as effective. @NigerianDwarfOwner707 may have more info on Molly's. I use Land of Havilah herbs with good success.
     
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  15. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I would take a fecal sample into your vet and see if she is battling parasite and or worms. The leg shaking and eye color concerns me. If her counts are high you may need to treat with chemical wormer.
     
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  16. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    I'll give the some garlic and a little extra of the herbal dewormer. The problem with the fecal sample is that the vet is far away. Would it be possible doing the procedure myself?
     
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  17. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Doing your own fecals is definitely a good thing to have in your toolbox. You will have to have a microscope and slides (Mcmaster are easiest). But for the first time I wouldn’t rely on your own results, since it takes time to learn what you are looking at.
     
  18. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    My milking goat’s legs shakes on the milk stand when in she is in heat.
     
  19. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    You can also send a fecal into Meadowmistlabs for $6
     
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  20. Supergoat33

    Supergoat33 Member

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Michigan
    All right I'll try out the meadowistlabs then later learn how to do the fecal.