Is my Nubian too skinny or malnourished?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CrockettsLastStand, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. CrockettsLastStand

    CrockettsLastStand New Member

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    Mar 31, 2010
    Epping, NH
    I just got this Nubian yesterday. He is 3months old. I think he looks skinny. His sides have sunken in dents. What do you think?
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  2. CrockettsLastStand

    CrockettsLastStand New Member

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    Mar 31, 2010
    Epping, NH
    Oops.. didn't realize photos were so big.

    Here's another, but resized.
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  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Very handsome little guy...and very dairy looking too. Most dairy breeds will look as though they need some meat on their bones, how does he feel to you? Can you feel his spine protruding too much or can you feel his ribs easily?
    How long since he was weaned and wormed? If he's recently weaned, he's still adjusting to having no milk, worming him would help if he has a parasite load.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree...if he was just weaned ....they do lose weight....milk fat...also.. he is under stress..from the move.... so a worm load... may be possible.....
    ask the prior owner if ...they wormed him ...if so....ask what was used....
    He is cute... :wink:
     
  5. CrockettsLastStand

    CrockettsLastStand New Member

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    Mar 31, 2010
    Epping, NH
    Yesterday he was given the following before I took him home.

    Vitamin B12 injection
    Bo-Se injection
    Wormed with SafeGuard
     
  6. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    My Romeo is half Nubian and he is 2 1/2 almost 3 years old. He is now a wether and he still looks hippy. Vet checked him and said he was fine. No worm load that it was the dairy breed in him. :shrug: Ben is full Nubian and is working on being weaned. :laugh: :laugh: (he thinks it's funny I don't want to give him but 1 watered down bottle a day.) He keeps trying to get more. I think he sucks his sides in at night just to make me feel bad. Bad goat mommy! I'm so hungry! (he eats goat feed and hay just fine) Look! I'm shrinking away! Call PETA! I want my bottle!

    Gina
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    How much safeguard did they give? I am assuming it is horse wormer paste...? I ask because ...sometimes it gets under dosed....

    He will also need CD&T tetanus shot... then again 21 to 28 days later.. if it wasn't given to him :wink:
     
  8. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    No, he does not look undernourished. If you can see his ribs, then he is too thin. Goats put on fat around the internal organs before putting it on under the skin. You do not want a fat goat because it puts a load on the lungs, heart and digestive organs.

    A Nubian will not be as muscular as a meat goat. Males should be heavier than females but will still look "dairy".
     
  9. kannm

    kannm New Member

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    Mar 18, 2009
    He is handsome!! He looks good, possibly a tiny bit thin. Wow, he is really nice looking.