Goats/Questions

SubjectDate AskedExpert
Small kid.3/16/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: how are you? I have a kid doeling was born two days ago, she is one of three. She had two much ...
  A: Do you have any oral antibiotics? If so would certainly start her on those right away. If not, ...
COLD BUG3/10/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: some of my girls have a persistent cough and not lungworm as they all have been wormed. Most of them ...
  A: Do the does spend a good amount of time in the barn or other enclosed areas? What does their hay ...
nanny goat placentia3/4/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Nanny meat goat has placentia hanging out after giving birth for 2 days.Worried about flies and ...
  A: Usually never a need to put a nanny down for this. You can cut the placenta at about 5 inches ...
Fainting goat runny nose3/2/2017Cheryl K. Smith
  Q: We have a female goat who has had a constant runny nose since she was 2 days old. She has been ...
  A: It could be some other type of allergy, not seasonal. You can try giving some Benadryl syrup and see ...
pinched nerve?3/2/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna, this is not for me but a friend. She has a female goat that has been dragging her back foot ...
  A: Has she recently kidded? If not, then nerve damage from use of too long of a needle for ...
Possible CL2/22/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. RE- the doe with the lumps on her rear side udder. How can I deal with that meaning is it ...
  A: If the lumps seem hard I would try to check the contents, that is either using a very large bore ...
Udder abscess?2/21/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. Seems I'm having my share of problems today. While checking out one of my Doe's, specifically ...
  A: Are these reddened at all? Does there seem to be an indentation in the middle of each? ...
Grain2/21/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. How are you? Around Xmas time Maple a large breed girl gave birth to three kids. If you ...
  A: That is definitely a lot of milk. giving extra fat in her diet can help. I use 3 day old bread from ...
Switching baby goat to whole milk2/14/2017Goatlady
  Q: On your 4 day process you list half milk and half electrolyte mix. The electrolytes say do not mix ...
  A: I'm not sure which electrolytes you are using - the one I use does not say that (Vi-TaL) but if ...
Pygmy goat2/9/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I tried the mineral oil with my pygmy and it worked but he seems to be in pain while he's urinating. ...
  A: Is his pee a normal color? Would try the lemon juice that I think we talked about before. Let me ...
mini nubians rear feet2/7/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I have mini Nubians, ones that will be a year old in march and others are older. All of their rear ...
  A: Are they all related? If related this can be due to genetics. If not, then the malformation can be ...
5 day old fainting goat2/6/2017Goatlady
  Q: My goat is 5 days old and was rejected by the mother so i am bottle feeding . He is raspy in his ...
  A: have you taken his rectal temp? if so what is it? normal is 101.5 to 103.5 - higher is fever - if ...
goat with vaginal discharge2/5/2017Cheryl K. Smith
  Q: 3months ago 2yr old goat(Littlie) miscarried 6wk early babies had been dead for at least 10dys and ...
  A: I would wonder about another course of antibiotics. You can also give something like oxytetracycline ...
baby nubian w/swollen ears2/3/2017Goatlady
  Q: 24 hour old male nubian (billy bred mom through a chain link fence we didn't expect babies for 6 ...
  A: I am SO Sorry I didn't see this message until now I have had this happen with 2 results - one the ...
infected vulva1/28/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. I have a 4-year-old Nubian Doe here that after contact with the buck has very puffy red ...
  A: Unfortunately orf can cause lesions in the skin around the vulva and soft undertail area. I would ...
Goat Problems1/27/2017Cheryl K. Smith
  Q: I am a 14 yr. old girl and I have a 9 month old Alpine doeling who suddenly got skinny in the past ...
  A: Has she had a fecal exam to see if she has worms. Between the bad hay and that, it could cause ...
Placenta1/26/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: What do I do if she hasn't dropped the placenta within 12 hours?? ANSWER: Can get oxytocin ...
  A: Making sure marigold is warm and hydrated is important. She still may pass the placenta tonight. If ...
coccdia.1/25/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. I have had a cold running through the herd and they are mostly over it now but has stressed a ...
  A: So the only worm that causes a change in lower inner eyelid color is really the barber pole worm. ...
4yr nubian has not cycled1/24/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: i have 4yr old Nubian that had triplet in April 2016 and we have milked. She has not cycle that I ...
  A: If a goat is overly fat (lumbar score of 4+) that can trigger the reproductive system not to ...
My year old Pygmy doe can't stand1/22/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I believe my doe is pregnant. I don't know when the kids are due, but soon I think. I have 2 bucks ...
  A: Sounds like they injured here back or pelvic area. This could be ligament or bone or nerve issue. ...
Pygmy goat constipated?1/22/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I think my 1yr old pygmy goat is constipated. He pushes and nothing comes out and he screams. Could ...
  A: What is his regular diet? This could either be from urinary calculi or constipation. Have you seen ...
Bump on goats lip/ Eye discharge1/19/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: My husband recently purchased a pygmy goat from a local farmer. He was suppose to be a pasture mate ...
  A: Did your husband happen to notice if any of the farmer's other goats had any bumps/lumps around the ...
Female hormones?1/18/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I have 2 female goats. Mother/daughter approx 11 y/o and 7 y/o. Neither have been bred in 5-6 years. ...
  A: Is this doe up on her selenium supplement? It is possible if she is low on selenium this could be ...
Possible Mastitis1/17/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna. If you remember the Doe that had milk fever, and what seemed like a touch of Mastitis. I ...
  A: What is the weather like? It is possible that it is so cold, even in a shelter, that the teats are ...
goat unable to open mouth1/13/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I have a 10 month old billy goat. He has a swollen face and can not open his mouth, he is also ...
  A: How long has he had the swollen face? What is his temperature? Is he up to date on his tetanus? This ...
Deer worm1/10/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna, how are you? I think I have my first case of deer worm in a couple years and doesn't surprise ...
  A: Has she been out on pasture where the deers are? Has the weather been wet? If not, then it is ...
suspected pneumonia1/8/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: Donna, hope you are enjoying the winter so far. I have a facebook friend with a goat that is very ...
  A: I agree with you about pneumonia. goat also probably has polio,from not eating well. definitely ...
CL1/6/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: I have a question. I have done a bit of research on CL and locations in the goat's body to look for. ...
  A: CL outside lumps are generally only in the face and neck area/areas of lymph node location. Inside ...
Nubian buck acting weak1/5/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: We have a 2 yr old nubian buck. He has been acting fine up until a last week. Started acting a ...
  A: Has it been cold where you are? B12 really does not help, in cases of loss of weight and not eating ...
No milk and low milk production1/2/2017Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: They are all five to six years old we have also had three goats that have aborted their kids with in ...
  A: The milk issue could be age for some. but it could also be a selenium deficiency and/or low protein. ...
Nursing Mom lack of milk1/1/2017Goatlady
  Q: We had 2 baby Pygmy goats on Wednesday and the mom seemed to be feeding them fine, but we noticed ...
  A: Jenny I am SO sorry you lost your baby :( I have dealt with this situation and this is what I do ...
goats1/1/2017Goatlady
  Q: i would like to use my goats for milking, breeding and pets. I was wondering if a Madurai Goat is a ...
  A: It is a goat breed of India.. the middle east breeds are quite different than the breeds here in ...
Urinary Calculi in female kid12/29/2016Goatlady
  Q: I am very new to any type of farming so please bare with me.... I have (2) 11 week old female ...
  A: I have never had a female goat get urinary calculi (due to the simple shape and shortness of the ...
help12/29/2016Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: we were given a goat that we believe is pregnant. she is dripping blood from her vagina... we have ...
  A: Any chance you have a due date on this doe? Can you still feel her pelvic ligaments? Is her udder ...
nubian12/25/2016Goatlady
  Q: you wrote me an amazing email about a photo that i submitted. you said it was a nubian goat. thank ...
  A: I personally have never seen a Pakistan goat (I believe they live only in Pakistan) That being said ...
goat12/23/2016Goatlady
  Q: i am moving to the country and am thinking of what type of goat to get. i am looking at some goat ...
  A: It took me a little bit to see this goat up close and decide what breed it might be due to the ...
cyst12/21/2016Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: My goat was acting strange (didn't want to eat her pelleted feed) and when I felt her under the jaw ...
  A: As an aside Kalanchoe contains cardiac glycosides and these are toxic to animals. Is the ...
grunting12/16/2016Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres
  Q: first up if you remember the little fellow with swollen cheeks seemed to make a full recovery but ...
  A: First off, sorry to hear about the little guy. Grunting usually occurs when they are either eating ...
chronic "cough" ?12/16/2016Goatlady
  Q: My 15 year old male pygmy goat lives in the city of San Diego with my two golden doodles and myself. ...
  A: Sometimes benedryl will help with allergies and sometimes not. That being said doesn't mean the ...
Goat pregnancy12/13/2016Goatlady
  Q: I have a doe that is due December 22 but it's is possible she was bred earlier. She has been by ...
  A: Except for the color of the discharge- (does it have an odor? and there Are times does will have a ...

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All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

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27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

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NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

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Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

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4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

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Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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