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I believe I have a constipated goat. She still eats & drinks however when she tried to have bowel movement, she hollers.  I've seen her urinate so I don't think that's an issue. I've also did several warm soapy water enema's.

HI Sheila:
How old is this goat?  you might try an enema with warm mineral oil instead and see if this helps - if this is an adult  do you think she may have eaten some plastic, twine  or other non digestible  items that may be getting stuck?  If she is still straining tomorrow I  would be on the phone to the vet - this could be a very serious situation. You might also try giving her a  couple TBSP of Milk of Magnesia  (IF she is an adult) if she is a baby - a teaspoon or so  


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