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Karl is off his feed as if last night ; he's 6 months old and generally gets a cup in the am and a cup in the pm of high protein goat feed. He's my special guy with the neurological issues that was really underweight so weve been giving him extra to keep him progressing . He wasn't interested at all last night or this morning .

I checked his Famacha and it's great (1), I'll do a fecal later today to make sure he doesn't have a high worm load.... Checked his temp and it was 101.6 last night. He doesn't appear to be bloated .

The good news is... He has plenty of appetite for greens and hay.

Any thoughts ? I thought I'd give him some b complex to help stimulate his appetite.
 

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Keep a close eye on his temp. Its low end of normal and can go down quickly. Def give b complex and some probiotics. If no progress on appetite add room temperature dark beer. Make sure he's peeing well
 

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Keep a close eye on his temp. Its low end of normal and can go down quickly. Def give b complex and some probiotics. If no progress on appetite add room temperature dark beer. Make sure he's peeing well
I just did a recheck of temp and it was 102.4 so looking good there.

I gave him some electrolytes and he drank those up .

Pee check... We did a pee watch and I think we missed it during shift change. My husband went out to relieve me and said there was a wet spot directly under him so he's pretty sure he peed
. I'll keep an eye on that. He isn't hunched or acting uncomfortable which makes me feel a bit better about that.

I did do a fecal and coccidia was a bit high... 2499 FEC so maybe that's the culprit. Im starting corid since I've had good luck with that! Parasite levels looked good, 250 FEC.

In the event he isn't peeing and my vet isn't available ... Dear lord, what do I do? I hope that isn't the case because he gets a teaspoon of ammonium chloride every time he gets grain, and the grain has some in it as well.
 

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If hes not peeing well then you will need to do AC in at correction dosing. Its good you have that on hand.
Instructions per Tennessee meat goats
Mix the following in 20 cc water and orally drench: One (1) teaspoon Ammonium chloride per 75 lbs bodyweight every 12 hours for 2 days, then 1/2 tsp per 75 lbs bodyweight every 12 hours for the next 3 days, then 1/2 tsp once a day for 3 days, then 1/4 tsp daily as a preventative. Dosages are based upon 75 lb liveweights.
 

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If hes not peeing well then you will need to do AC in at correction dosing. Its good you have that on hand.
Instructions per Tennessee meat goats
Mix the following in 20 cc water and orally drench: One (1) teaspoon Ammonium chloride per 75 lbs bodyweight every 12 hours for 2 days, then 1/2 tsp per 75 lbs bodyweight every 12 hours for the next 3 days, then 1/2 tsp once a day for 3 days, then 1/4 tsp daily as a preventative. Dosages are based upon 75 lb liveweights.
I recommend putting it in cranberry juice or carrot juice as opposed to water if possible.
 

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Listen to his lungs, is he congested? Have you changed feeds lately. We have problems occasionally when the feed mill gets new grain in and the goats can tell the difference. Especially if they change molasses or oil. When 150 does suddenly refuse grain- I know the mill messed up.
 

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How is Karl? Is back to eating? One thing about a dark beer drench...its beer..it works his kidneys also. It helps the rumen, and helps calm the stress level. I like doing a dark beer drench..then the next day probios. And I put electrolytes in the water. That just helps the rumen, kidneys, bladder, and Cleans all those male tubes. Hope he is better. Take care.
 

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How is Karl? Is back to eating? One thing about a dark beer drench...its beer..it works his kidneys also. It helps the rumen, and helps calm the stress level. I like doing a dark beer drench..then the next day probios. And I put electrolytes in the water. That just helps the rumen, kidneys, bladder, and Cleans all those male tubes. Hope he is better. Take care.
Hey, good morning/afternoon!

Karl is doing great. That night I was checking out the pasture and he took a nice long pee right next to me , praise jesus so excited! He also ate his dinner and has eaten his breakfast/dinner ever since then. I'm wondering if maybe his coccidia was just causing some issues.... on day 4 of corid and hes doing great.

Thanks so much everyone.
 

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So glad Karl is better. Good job on fast action.
 
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