Problem with goat growth

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Danielle Stormes, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
    I have two 8month old Boar Goats that only way 53 pounds and 59 pounds. Their stools have been checked they don’t have coccidia they’ve been treated for worms and have been treated for coccidia prevention. They’re on an 18% grain. And they’re half pasture half hay fed and Every month I give them selenium and vitamin E paste.

    They don’t seem to be growing at a normal rate and I was wondering if there’s anything I can give them or why this would be happening

    And if you have a doe close to my Goat’s age would you be able to post their weight for reference.
     
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  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA

  3. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
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    This is the 59 pound doe I have to take a picture of my other one. Give me a couple minutes and I will post her too
     
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  4. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
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  5. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    They look to be smaller boned does. They look great. Do you own the parents? What size are they?
    I have a yearling doeling..shes over 100 lbs 20200719_095737.jpg I have an 6 month old doeling that weighs 80.lbs 20200719_095459.jpg
    These 2 are bigger boned and wider than your 2. Its just their genetics. Some are tall & thin..some are short & wide.
     
  6. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Mine are fed grain 2xs a day. They have pasture..no hay right now.
     
  7. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey


    I don’t own the parents both dams are over 100lbs. Sires were big too don’t know weights but that’s why I went for these two knowing the parents were decent sizes.

    Are they a good weight for smaller boned goats?
     
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  8. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Is there a chance that they’re crosses? That could explain why they may be smaller.
     
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  9. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    They look healthy. I agree that they are smaller boned.
     
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  10. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Some lines just grow slower then others and some you really just need to feed those genetics.
    I agree though they look healthy just smaller framed. They are still young and have plenty of time to grow before hopefully your wanting to breed them. Another thing is if it’s hot where you are, that really puts a damper on gaining weight. It’s miserable right now where I’m at and I’m pretty sure my doe kids are not gaining much at the moment.
    But if you are very worried about their weight try bumping the feed up for them, maybe slowly start giving the grain 2X a day and see if that makes a difference.
     
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  11. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I have a smaller.boned doe..she is.decent size. She is long & thin
    But produces 10 lb.twins. I cant complain shes a good girl. But she is not huge or wide , just long bodied. Shes 2 yrs old here 20200331_112449.jpg
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If you purchased them semi recent.
    It may be they had a large cocci load and the breeder didn't do treatment soon enough, before the gut lining was destroyed.
    This can forever stunt growth.

    They are way under weight and growth.

    They may be stunted and never be able to come back full sadly.

    8 months is almost a year and they should be more than that even if they are late bloomers as some can be.

    So you did a fecal for both worms and cocci to make sure the drugs you used are working?
     
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  13. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I agree - my first thought was that the cocci damage may have been residual from a time they DID have it even if they don’t have it now.
     
  14. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
    No they are 100% registered
     
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  15. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
    I am waiting for the results on the test I sent out...

    The breeder did

    BOSE .25

    Ivomec twice

    Baycox

    And cdt twice
     
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  16. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    How much 18% grain are they getting per day?
     
  17. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
    About 2 lbs and is mixed with alfalfa pellets
     
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  18. Danielle Stormes

    Danielle Stormes Member

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    Apr 7, 2020
    New Jersey
    If I give them more they don’t finish it and I leave it out for them all day