QUESTION: I have a nanny goat that is breeding every day. she also acts like a billy around the other nannies trying to ride them and work them up just like a billy. I bought her about 5 months ago, and she has done this the whole time. she has a dry udder as if she has had kids before. QUESTOIN? Can this nanny have and raise kids, or does she have some kind of hormoneal inbalance? Thank you.
ANSWER: How old is the doe? A hormonal imbalance is certainly a possibility. When was she last bred/had kids? What breed is she? Does she have a beard? Let me know - Donna
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QUESTION: I guess the doe to be about 8 years old. She is boer crossbred. I do not know when she last had kids, only that she has before by looking at her udder. She does not have a beard. Thankyou for any information/advice you can give.
It is possible that at her 8 years of age her hormones are off cycle - perhaps trying Pulsatilla, which sometimes helps hormones come back in strength and regularity, could help. This is a homeopathic medicine - 5 pellets orally (you can either dissolve them in a little hot water and then cool the solution and give that orally or place the five pellets in her mouth - they are very small) once and then again in two hours and you may repeat on day two, and again in a few weeks if you see some change in her attitude/behavior/less bucky. She may also be deficient in selenium, which helps keep the reproductive cycles going correctly. I use human selenium tablets - for adult goats this is ten of the 200 mcg tablets crushed and dissolved in a little hot water, and add to that all the oil from a 1000 IU capsule of vitamin E and all the oil from an 800 IU capsule of vitamin D (both D and E are needed to help the selenium work correctly). This is given once and then again in two weeks. Is her hair coat thinner/less thick than the other goats? Hope this helps - let me know - Donna
PS Selenium mixture and Pulsatilla can be given during the same time period.