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I have 2 does that I am milking one of them has a very odd almost with a little sweet smell to her breath. Another doe that isn't be milked yet has now started getting the same breath. I am not sure what is going on. Eye lids and top gums are way to light of a pink. I did give then 40 cc of ivermexon drench 2 days ago. Berries are good, same with eating. Any ideas. Thank you
 

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How are they acting? One of my does has always had sweet breath, that's just how she is. Sometimes sicky sweet breath can mean ketosis, or "milk fever" but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion just yet, if the breath is the only symtom. Any change of diet?
 

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They are acting ok last night. The doe that just started has never had this smell before. The doe that I am milking has had a sweet smell to her breath but this is so worse. We haven't introduced new feed yet. Just bought oats, barley beet pellet but we haven't given it to them yet. I check the inside of the ears daily to make sure no one is way off. Thanks
 

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Try feeding a bit of yogurt...


pH may be off. Funny? How sweet? Can you compare it to ketosis sweet?
 

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pick up some ketone strips to test for ketosis...here is a good link to read on ketosis, http://www.extension.org/pages/29494/goat-ketosis

Im not convinced Ketosis since you would see other signs..but its "just in case" Goats never stick to the rule book ;)

Yes..greek yogurt is fine...unsweetened would be best..or probiotics..
 
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