Underweight Yearling

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by ALBoerGoats, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

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    Dec 26, 2015
    Fecal results are in. High strongyle count and also coccidia as expected. So, I will be giving her a dose of ivermectin and treat her for cocci.

    Friend says she is very surprised about the results. And said she is only a little thin and my other doe is way too fat.

    Well, I'm definitely glad poor Sassy is under my full care now. She is one of the sweetest does I have. She does seem to be having a hard time shedding out her winter coat and her coat is super thick so I may clip her hair a bit shorter so she doesn't get overheated.
     
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  2. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Glad you have the results. It’s unfortunate some people are blind to illness. The rough coat and the fact that she isn’t shedding out is more than likely a side effect of the worm overload and a probably deficiency.

    Can’t wait to see her transformation!
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh my, glad she is getting treatment now.

    Copper deficiency may also be why she isn't shedding out.

    I also agree with above posts.
     
  4. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

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    Dec 26, 2015
    I started doing a partial clip on Sassy today and I was disgusted by what I was seeing. There is not one inch of this doe that isn't covered in lice! So here she is before and after her clip and bath. Poor thing is so skinny under all that hair!

    You can see the lice in the last two up close photos.

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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. HungryFox

    HungryFox Well-Known Member

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    Feb 6, 2020
    New England
    Just been watching, learning. Trying to get my own goats at the right condition.
    If she were one of my Nigis, she'd have a beautiful shape for her age! But I can see looking at the size of her head versus body that it doesn't quite look like it belongs. Much too small all over.

    I bet getting that lice off her is going to see another surge of progress.

    I'm itchy now.
     
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  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Poor thing. So glad you are able to care for her now.
     
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  8. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

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    Dec 26, 2015
    Does it look like she's gained weight? Top is from last Sunday. Bottom is from today PhotoGrid_1588384968439.jpg
     
  9. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

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    Dec 26, 2015
  10. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I can see a big difference in her bootey! Yay! Love those thick hips! Shes already showing improvements! Wow :great: its going to be amazing in 30 days!
     
  11. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I'll be watching this thread!

    That's a real full rumen in the last photo! I think she's gaining already! I bet she's going to be a mighty fine animal when she's filled out. She seems like she has a very pretty coat pattern. Good luck and keep up the stupendous work! :neat:
     
  12. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Looking better already!
     
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  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  14. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

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    Dec 26, 2015
    Thank you all!
    Here's a picture from today. I'm happy with how she's coming along. received_2626405290911948.jpeg
     
  15. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    So are you feeling better now? I was concerned about you. I knew the doeling would be fine. You have too much experience,knowledge, and love for her not to do well. She looks like a different goat already! Isnt it amazing what a little effort can do! :goodjob:
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh wow, what a difference a day makes, she is really looking better. :)
     
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  17. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    :wow:Amazing that she could start showing improvement that quickly! Great job!
     
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  18. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    How is she doing? Any improvements?
     
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  19. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Amazing how much better she looks!
     
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  20. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    How's your girl doing?
     
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