Goats/Re: Migi

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Good Morning Donna,
Update on Migi - U know Donna Migi dosen't look good today he looks a bit under the weather meaning he ate his snack foods/hay today all of it but when i gave him more hay he just smelled it and didn't want to eat. His belly looks bloated but squishy soft on both sides he looks depressed and lies down. I wonder what could be wrong with him not chewing his cud. We've been having hot, drizzling rain on/off sunny periods at times i hope hes not getting his PNEUMONIA RELAPSE. I gave a little of strawberry fruit roll as a snack. So far hes peeing, drinking, pooping normal berries so i don't know what could be wrong this time, Thanks Donna!

Luv,
Me & Migi

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When you say a little strawberry roll, how much exactly?  That type of snack can easily sit in the rumen and cause upset - I would stay away from anything overly sweet, sticky, etc.  Would give him some milk of magnesia if he is not looking better within about 4 hours or so.  Hope that helps.  

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

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

Experience

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.

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

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

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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