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Good Morning Donna,
Donna u know today Migi dosen't seem active i don't know if its the weather still windy/rainy & very cold at night.. This morning i gave him his breakfast that consists of salty pretzel sticks/ritz crackers & his hay however he ate his pretzels only & normally he eats his hay but like i mentioned this to u i don't know if Migi can sense that something is wrong with this bale of hay he was eating well yesterday but today he hardly touched his hay. I don't know if he is drinking his water i assume hes drinking b/c the water levels goes down but then again the cats, the hen, goes & drink too so i really can't tell. As for peeing he dosen't put out alot of pee like he did but he does pee. As for pooping he still poops normal berries so i don't know what could be wrong or maybe hes just not hungry. Yesterday i was out all day i didn't come home till very late and i left Migi outside tethered to the fence & i normally don't leave him out as if i were home but i couldn't help i had to go see my doctor for my sinusitis, i'm trying to do as much as i can for Migi. Also this morning Donna i gave Migi 10 tablets of his selenium at 200 mcg along finally with 1 capsule of vitamin E 1,0000IU i picked up from walmart & 4 tablets of 100mg of thiamine = at 400mg & finally with 1 tablet of vitamin D at 1,000mg all mixed with yogurt & some pedialyte for his hair loss i will repeat the selenium 10 days apart with this regimen & see how he does b/c of his hair loss. Donna i haven't been giving him his b-complex b/c he was eating well but maybe i should give all of the above with his b-complex again. What do u think let me know. Thanks Donna.

Luv,
Me & Migi

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So, hope you're feeling better.  It could be the weather with Migi.  It is possible Migi just is going to need some continued B vitamins and probiotics - perhaps once or twice a week - would start on some regimen of this and go for 4 weeks and see over the 4 weeks if he is fine, if he never has a bad day then I would suggest you keep up on the regimen literally forever.  Let me know - Donna

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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.

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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.

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

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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