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 on: October 14, 2019, 06:27:29 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by dragonlair
I can't get your pictures to open. Grrrrr....but I'm at work and they love to block stuff. I'll have to check it out at home!

Yeah, rut is here! My 4 bucks stink to high heaven and are blathering and flapping their tongues while they pee on their beards. Ugh.

I was waiting til now to start breeding. The almanac says a horribly cold winter, extreme low temps, lots of snow and general ickiness. Because I don't know how the girls will react to my new schedule come January 1st, I am opting for waiting til it gets a tad warmer for them to kid. I had one Lamancha bred this morning, a Nigerian yesterday and another Nigerian the day before that. I should have several more come in soon, and just passed on several more that came in last week.

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 on: October 14, 2019, 06:21:28 PM 
Started by ND21st - Last post by dragonlair
Most species of worms are resistant to it, as it is the same family as safeguard. However, it is cleared to use on goats and will still work on tapeworm. I use it on my youngstock. I do use it as part of the cocktail I give to all new goats, along with Prohibit and Cydectin.

It cannot be used on pregnant goats in the first few weeks, but I would not use it on any pregnant goat. It can be used on unpregnant goats up to breeding day.

I've used it for years and never had a problem, even with the little kids. The only 2 times I have heard of people having issues was when they gave it to a pregnant doe (they aborted) and when the goat had a huge worm load and had a massive die off. That caused a major blockage in the intestinal tract and the dead worms caused toxic shock as they decomposed.

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 on: October 08, 2019, 06:45:35 AM 
Started by ND21st - Last post by imalilbirdie
I never advise using Valbazen on goats.  I know a lot of folks use it, and have no issues...however I did, and it was devastating at the least.  Several of my Does and one buck got seriously sick on it.  You have to be so exact with the dosage and weight.  We borrowed digital scales and weighed each goat, and dosed at the exact weight.  It took 3 weeks bringing them out of the illness.  Mostly allergic reactions but also lethargic reactions lead to other illnesses such as pneumonia.  I wouldn't use that stuff again if their lives depended on it.

The Bucks seemed to do better with it, but also it caused them to be sterile for 2 weeks after giving it.  The Does didn't cycle regular as they had been.  It will cause abortions for sure.  There are so many good wormers on the market that Valbazen truly isn't need. 

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 on: October 07, 2019, 12:59:50 PM 
Started by ND21st - Last post by Julie H
If I remember correctly (when I had a bottle of that), the risk is deworming in the first 45 days of pregnancy as it can cause abortions.  It also may cause temporarily sterility for 2 weeks on your Buck ( so I was told).

I deworm a few weeks before breeding season no matter what I use just to be safe.  I think the risks come with most of the dewormers out there.

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 on: October 07, 2019, 09:30:12 AM 
Started by ND21st - Last post by ND21st
Wondering if Valbazen is safe to worm before breeding?  I've read it can stay in the system for quite awhile and would not want to risk a possible miscarry.  How long before breeding would this be okay to use?
Thanks!

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 on: October 02, 2019, 01:27:40 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
I have had several solid white babies the last few years.  All 3 does that had them share a mother/ grandmother who was a solid brown with light points.  Alaways interesting how the colors come out isn't it?

I am sorry you no longer have goats.  I would miss it terribly.

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 on: October 02, 2019, 07:34:00 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
It's those kinds of girls that I adore...I call them "tag alongs"....my best companions, my best buds...I love that when our goats do that.  Warms my heart.  I sure do miss my goats.  It makes my heart feel so much better to see your goats even if it's just in pictures.

What's weird Julie...I bred Roady (my avatar picture) to my tri colored Kiko Doe and my Cinnamon colored Doe, and I got one tri colored baby and one white baby when each girl had their babies.  There was no white in any of their color gene pool ancestors...yet each Doe put down a solid white baby...hahahaha.  go figure that.  Grin Grin  My two solid white Does put down caramel colored babies with black points.   

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 on: October 01, 2019, 01:19:41 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Her mother is solid white and if you look closely you can see she is a pale yellow color and has white spots!  It took almost a year before I was sure she had spots.  I am hoping she gives me something wildly marked, but as you well know nothing is certain.  She is a sweetheart and one of my favorites.  Always behind you begging for attention Grin

He has been breeding already, well the minute I let him in he got started Roll Eyes

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 on: October 01, 2019, 06:51:10 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Wow, your girls look so pretty.  And he's very interested in his sweethearts.  Your little whitish girl, looks a whole lot like the Kiko.  The horns and head are almost identical to Hanna's and Mercy's heads.  Can't wait to see what she throws down. Smiley  Happy Breeding season to you.

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 on: September 30, 2019, 02:22:13 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Buck is in ( as of yesterday) and I am anxiously waiting to see what I get in 5 months!
I have 19 breeding  aged does,  so he has some work to do.  

Here are a few of the colored ones, but I think about 2/3rds of my herd is non traditional colored now.












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