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 on: Today at 11:22:12 AM 
Started by Thordale - Last post by Thordale

Pitching in

 on: Today at 06:51:42 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Deb has very valid questions...all of which can and will cause this issue.

To check for over heating (heat stroke), pull the upper eyelid up, see those veins in the upper eye?  What size are they?  To compare, check a normal goat (doesn't matter if it's a doe or buck or what age the goat is), see how tiny those veins are in width and color?  If your baby girl has her wider or darker red, then it's a heat stroke.  You will need to treat her appropriately.

If she's anemic, then this is really into the latter stages of anemia.  Prompt attention is needed or she won't pull through it.

I'm thinking either heat, or head butted. 

 on: August 18, 2017, 03:21:22 PM 
Started by cbdale - Last post by cbdale
Now I do give a little more than Nancy's last post!!   Yehaw, Yehaw
I was just stating that the last few posts were the best--specific-- info on amounts to give, involving any formula or % protein, I can remember, especially, for beginners, or dummies like me.
I had always asked before --how much of said % protein-- in certain situations, and these posts are very good.

 on: August 18, 2017, 03:17:02 PM 
Started by Jan - Last post by dragonlair
Glad he's doing so well!

My goats hold grudges and have long memories.

 on: August 18, 2017, 03:13:48 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by dragonlair
Is she anemic at all, that may cause her unsteadiness due to weakness?

Do you have white tail deer that can cause meningeal worms?

Has it been extremely hot/humid so that the heat may be causing her problems? Is she hydrated?

Is her head twisting? How are her eyes?

Any chance of her have gotten butted by a bigger goat or hit her head on something hard?

 on: August 18, 2017, 02:18:22 PM 
Started by cbdale - Last post by nancy d
Our does get about 1 & 1/2 grain twice a day only if lactating, along with a handful of BOSS. Growing kids get worked up to about 1 # 17% plus BOSS.

 on: August 18, 2017, 01:10:29 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
I was cleaning out the goat pen on Tuesday morning ( like I do every day) and saw my only white doeling  Janie (  4 months 1 week old)  run to her mom to nurse along with her brother.  I dumped my wheelbarrow and started to fill it again when I noticed her laying down all by herself. She didn't get up as I approached and when I got to her she got up but was off balance and was not staggering but more like she had an inner ear thing and was falling sideways .

I watched her for a bit and other than that she acted completely normal. I put new hay out and she proceeded to eat just fine.  I decided to give her the antibiotic I would if this was one of my piglets who can get similar type issues.  So I went down to the barn and drew up Baytril and Dexamethazone .  She is not used to handling and she drug me through 2 feed tubs and into the dirt trying to get away from me, she was plenty strong!!

After I gave that (IM)  she went out to pasture with the herd and she seemed steadier the more she moved.  When they came in that afternoon she was no worse/ no better and acted fine but seemed to move cautiously and seemed confused as to why she couldn't walk straight.  Eating, nursing, chewing cud, eyes alert , bright attitude , weight still all normal.

Wed-Thur all the same.

Friday ( today)  I notice she seems to be walking normally.  I was planning to give Baytril/ Dex again but think I will hold off and see what happens.


 on: August 18, 2017, 11:28:24 AM 
Started by Thordale - Last post by Thordale

Something different

 on: August 18, 2017, 05:23:40 AM 
Started by cbdale - Last post by imalilbirdie
Charles, this link has been in GB for years on feed and feeding amounts...


It's worth a read to see how others mix and fed their goats.

 on: August 17, 2017, 08:31:13 PM 
Started by cbdale - Last post by cbdale
Wow, it took only 3 years for this good info on amounts to feed.  Yehaw!!

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