My goats bleet sounds strained why?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Amanda Johnson, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Amanda Johnson

    Amanda Johnson Member

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    Mar 29, 2019
    Saltillo, MS
    I have a alpine buckling that I’m an concerned about. His bleet sounds very strained and dry. This morning when I herd it I thought he was choking but he seemed fine. I thought he may have injured his throat while pushing on the gate trying to smell the does. Am I overreacting? Is there anything I can give him that will help?
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    He'll be fine.
     
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  3. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Boys in rut can make some really funny sounds, but he also may have worn out his voice box from yelling at the girls. ;)
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It happens sometimes.
    Especially to those who are very noisy. ;)
     
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  5. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I have a buck who has a very hoarse voice especially in the rut. He sounds like a cicada. I don't think you should be worried about it, as long as it's the only symptom.
     
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  6. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    My goes crazy when in rut. Head banging gates, sounding like he a sissy instead of what he normally is. Lol He has even now decided he loves garlic with a little dab of peanut butter. He use to not come near me but this year only out of 4 years has he decided to come up to me and get the treat. I just have to keep an eye on him because he can butt pretty good. He is a good strong Buck but is a sissyfied boy when in rut.
     
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  7. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2020
    Texas
    My boys do the same thing...especially my buck when he smells a nice lady or my wether when he can't be near a doe who he has decided is his mom (she's not, lol!). It always goes back to normal a day or two after they calm down.
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    My buck has an opera voice when he is either ready for more food or his girls are walking to the back of their pen, or worst of all, when his girls are leaving their pen with me and he is missing out. He has had voice strain a few times. It lasts one day.
     
  9. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    How long does rut last in a buck?
     
  10. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Mine goes from September till February.
     
  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Not that it's abnormal, but a little slippery elm soothes the throat!!
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Mine as well. ;)
     
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  13. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    I put up a electric fence that includes the gate and he broke the wire and went thru. We had just made it hot and the gate was latched but not chained. He has almost broken the gate in half. His horn spread are almost 2 feet.
     
  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Does he bother the girls even if they are bred?