Goats/Blood in urin

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QUESTION: Hi donna
About 20 mins ago my goat urinated on floor and there was blood
From his pee
Any ideas??

ANSWER: So blood in the urine usually indicates either urinary tract/kidney infection, injury, or urinary stones.  Back on 10/23 I had asked about peeing okay - don't remember if you said yes he was or not.  

Some questions for you:
- is he peeing okay, no straining?
- what feed regimen do you have him on, that is what grain is he on - looking for calcium to phosphorus ratio of 2:1 or 3:1
- is he drinking water for you?
- is he eating okay?

Let me know - Donna

Additional items - this is Harley, correct? Do you use cedar shavings in his sleeping area?

There are over the counter treatments for both the infection and urinary stones that generally work very well.  Also, the injury would occur if he was hit in the side by another goat or fell and hit his side - this would have to be a very hard hit.  
Thanks - Donna



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QUESTION: Hi Donna:

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 16.00%, Crude Fat (min.) 3.50%, Calcium (Ca) (min.) .80%, Phosphorus (P) (min.) .50%, Salt (NaCl) (min.) .50%, Crude Fiber (max.) 12.00%, Calcium (Ca) (max.) 1.30%, Salt (NaCl) (max.) 1.00%, Copper (Cu) (min.) 40.00ppm, Copper (Cu) (max.) 45.00ppm, Selenium (Se) (min.) .60ppm, Zinc (Zn) (min.) 90.00ppm, Vitamin A (min.) 5000.00IU/lb., Vitamin D3 (min.) 750.00IU/lb., Vitamin E (min.) 40.00IU/lb.

Yes he was peeing just fine but now he pees a little then stops 1 min later pees again
This action goes on for about 5 mins..
As I'm writing this he just peed but no blood this time I just don't get it!! Uggggg

I don't use cedar shavings
He drinks fine also been giving him yogurt ith  vit b complex mixed with a little water
He eats his grain great also some sweet feed
And grass and leaves outside...

Yes this is my boy Harley
No injury has Occurred...

Answer
Thanks for the update.  The feed analysis has a good 2:1 to 3:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio which certainly helps keep urinary calculi away.  The symptoms then sound like they indicate a urinary tract infection.  Would suggest starting Harley on oral antibiotics - these are available over the counter at most feed/farm stores - duramycin, terramycin, tetracycline, sulfamethoxizine are all good choices and most stores have these - these come in a packet and are powdered - would give him 1/4 teaspoon twice a day for 7 days - you would mix the 1/4 teaspoon powder in apple juice (these powders taste terrible), then give orally.  Continue with probiotics and vitamin B complex during this time. Hope this helps - let me know - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

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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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4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

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Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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