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Hi folks,

We need your thoughts and/or prayers for my folks oldest buck, Desperado. He is recovering from having kidney stones and we are hoping he can pull through this. Thanks to our aweasome friend who is very knowledgeable in goat business and who traveled all the way to our place to help us, Trish. It wasn't a very pretty process but he did have a bunch of little stones that he passed(even though scary it was rather interesting to see). He was put into a light sleep for the procedure so thankfully was happy for a bit. Now if we can just get some more water in him that'll help. But, your well wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated. He is still not completely out of the woods as he has a chance at having a big stone in there still if we missed any.
 

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one of my bucks had stones earlier this year. the vet cut the pizzel(sp) off & then i drenched him with 60cc of acv mixed with water & ac three times a day. on the 2nd day he peed like there was no tomorrow. i kept drenching him for another 2 days & he has been fine ever since.
:pray: that he does as well.
 

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Hope all turns out for the best.
How on earth did you get the stones to pass? Did they cut the tip off?
 

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Desperado passed away in his sleep today. Evidently there must have been a big one that was developed. I'm not sure what exactly was cut off-dont think it was much. It was supposed to help with passing the stones-but like I say I think there must have been a bigger stone lodged somewhere that we didn't know of. It's definately something that we've never had to deal with before-even a long time ago when my folks had LaManchas.
 

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there is so much pain with trying to pass a stone, that i doubt, if he died in his sleep, that that was the cause. perhaps he was just too stressed by the whole ordeal, especially being older. or maybe he had suffered kidney damage?
i am glad that he did die in his sleep; that is a much more peaceful way to die than suffering with a stone. i am sorry you have lost him. i just hate this part of loving our pets. they leave such big holes behind in our hearts/lives.
 

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Yeah, my folks never had so many issues with the LaManchas-but seems like the Saanens always seem to find trouble. Thankfully he has lots of great does and kids on the place and some of his swimmers are preserved in the semen tank. One thing we are grateful for is that the young buck that broke his leg earlier this year is mending great and is walking around fine on his leg now. Although he will not be used again this year so as not to risk his leg getting injured again. Thankfully(Knock-on-wood) all the other critters on the place seem to be in great shape.
 
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