New kids

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Annette Souder, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Annette Souder

    Annette Souder New Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    Calimesa Ca
    I have 2 new Nigerian boys born Thursday night. Both are eating well but one seems to be breathing a little raspy. He is nursing fine and moving around fine. Should I be worried?
     
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  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Maybe. Get a temp on him. Silent pneumonia comes to mind, a temperature does not always exhibit. Make sure he is very warm, alert, - I would go out at least every three hours to check. Give us a temp so we can help you further. Pneumonia can take babies down really fast!
     
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  3. Annette Souder

    Annette Souder New Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    Calimesa Ca
    Thank you. I will get the temp. He is warm and dry and is up and moving just like his brother but I just don’t like the sound of his breathing.
     
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  4. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Also I would weigh him daily.... great antibiotics are Nuflor and Draxxin. I hate when it's the weekend and we worry about our goats.
     
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  5. Annette Souder

    Annette Souder New Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    Calimesa Ca
    His temp is 103.5. My scale broke and the new one comes today so I will get his weight this afternoon. He is up and playing with his brother. Eating urinating and pooping.
     
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  6. Annette Souder

    Annette Souder New Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    Calimesa Ca
    I live in California bad we can’t buy Antibiotics at the feed store like in other states. I do have a good vet and I will call her out if I need to I just hate to do that if it is t necessary.
     
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  7. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    The temp is slightly high, I would recheck in a few hours and if it is over 103.5 and the raspy breathing continues, you'll need antibiotics from the veterinarian. Was he born breech by chance?
     
  8. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    X reference- Raspy Breathing- Health & Wellness
     
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  9. Annette Souder

    Annette Souder New Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    Calimesa Ca
    Thank you all for your help. His temp is 103 now. His breathing is much quieter now.