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I have newborn buckling single birth and huge he was very hard to get started but is up and sucking well. The only thing is his breathing is very rapid and loud his temp is in the normal range 102.7 and he acts normal otherwise making plenty of noise and moving around advise on how to treat or what to do  5-10-15

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HI Annie,
It is not unusual for a newborn to sound somewhat raspy.. especially when they nurse..  many times they get a bit of mucus  from the birth..  You can try my Swing Baby Technique to  bring some if it out.. http://www.goat-link.com/Articles/SwingBaby/sb.html  As long as he is eating, playing  and  acting normal..  I think I would wait it out..  it should normalize in a few days..  if not  you might want to have him checked by a vet for possible  inhalation pneumonia..  but if this  becomes the case, he will  not want to play or eat.. he will stand off or lay down and  become lethargic.. Usually though this corrects itself..  without intervention..  

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Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

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