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QUESTION: Hi Donna it's me again, how long should it take to tell a difference after working-class, iron b-12 and yogurt? She seems to be getting weaker.

ANSWER: It could take as long as 3 to 4 weeks to get rid of the worms.  If she is not eating then we need to worry and try some other things too.  Let me know - Donna

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QUESTION: She is eating very little, today she may have ate a handful of hay, she is so weak that we though she was dead this morning when we went to check on her, she will stand for just a minute but she lay right back down, and her eyes look weak.

Answer
How are her lower inner eyelids? At this point I would continue with the iron, B complex (it must be the B complex with B1 as B12 does not do anything for them) and the probiotic.  Would start her on some food - I make a mush out of people oatmeal, molasses, and banana, cooked as if you were to eat it, then add water or electrolyte type liquid such as pedialyte to the mix and put in a blender so that it becomes smooth and can be drawn up in a drenching syringe so you can give it to her every 4 hours to help get her strength back.  Keeping her hydrated is important.  You can mix some molasses in warm water to see if she will drink some on her own.  If you can take a temperature on her.  Hope this helps - keep me posted - 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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