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Goats/Re: Migi's Passing


Hello Donna,
Sorry i was going to write to u but didn't see your name so i wrote to Goatlady regarding Migi's passing... Its just that i was looking at his pic & brought back memories & questioning wat could've been wrong with Migi... i guess i just need closure as to wat kind of illness could have killed him so suddenly...My first initial thought was TETANUS u know the falling down, convulsions, rigid stiffness in back & in the legs, locked jaw, salivating from the mouth & eventual death... what hurts the most is he suffered that was so hard i mean i could deal with it more easily if he just died instantly but u know the suffering is what breaks my heart... Anyways how's everythings going hows the goats...Its been almost 6 yrs that Migi has passed but everytime i look at his pic i just wonder what could've have killed him so fast... Just needed to tok with someone its still hurts not having him around... Take Care & Thanks for listening!!! Love u & those goats!!!
Lila & Migi

hi there. hard to believe it has been that long since Migi passed. i still think it was a poison as all his symptoms fit with that. sometimes it is just too late to help when a goat ingests a poison. hope that helps a bit. we have 2 newborns and 8 10 week old kid goats. mamas are doing well. love to all, donna


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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres


All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.


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.

NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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