panting, panting, panting! problem????

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Club-Mini, May 23, 2008.

  1. Club-Mini

    Club-Mini New Member

    79
    Mar 31, 2008
    hey all.

    this is my first "summer" having goats.
    every single one of them is PANTING non-stop. yes, its VERY hot here already...but is this normal? i can only imagine how bad it will get in a few months....will they die on me??
    should i hose them down every day to keep 'em cool?
    any suggestions??
    thanks,
    nella
     
  2. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    Do they have shade? Are they open mouth panting or just breathing faster?
     

  3. Club-Mini

    Club-Mini New Member

    79
    Mar 31, 2008
    both. some of them are having more difficulties more than others.
     
  4. Club-Mini

    Club-Mini New Member

    79
    Mar 31, 2008
    most of them have shade...but dont really choose to go where there is shade though....
     
  5. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    If they do not go to the shade that could be a problem. Mine live in the shade but still breath fast and will pant for a few minutes sometime after grazing in the sun. The black ones are the worst. I would try to find a way to make the shade appealing to them.
     
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    put their hay, grain and water in the shade and they will be cooler while eating, also try combing the excess hair out