Goats/Questions Answered by Expert Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

SubjectDate Asked
Small kid.3/16/2017
  Q: how are you? I have a kid doeling was born two days ago, she is one of three. She had two much ...
  A: Do you have any oral antibiotics? If so would certainly start her on those right away. If not, ...
COLD BUG3/10/2017
  Q: some of my girls have a persistent cough and not lungworm as they all have been wormed. Most of them ...
  A: Do the does spend a good amount of time in the barn or other enclosed areas? What does their hay ...
nanny goat placentia3/4/2017
  Q: Nanny meat goat has placentia hanging out after giving birth for 2 days.Worried about flies and ...
  A: Usually never a need to put a nanny down for this. You can cut the placenta at about 5 inches ...
pinched nerve?3/2/2017
  Q: Donna, this is not for me but a friend. She has a female goat that has been dragging her back foot ...
  A: Has she recently kidded? If not, then nerve damage from use of too long of a needle for ...
Possible CL2/22/2017
  Q: Donna. RE- the doe with the lumps on her rear side udder. How can I deal with that meaning is it ...
  A: If the lumps seem hard I would try to check the contents, that is either using a very large bore ...
Udder abscess?2/21/2017
  Q: Donna. Seems I'm having my share of problems today. While checking out one of my Doe's, specifically ...
  A: Are these reddened at all? Does there seem to be an indentation in the middle of each? ...
Grain2/21/2017
  Q: Donna. How are you? Around Xmas time Maple a large breed girl gave birth to three kids. If you ...
  A: That is definitely a lot of milk. giving extra fat in her diet can help. I use 3 day old bread from ...
Pygmy goat2/9/2017
  Q: I tried the mineral oil with my pygmy and it worked but he seems to be in pain while he's urinating. ...
  A: Is his pee a normal color? Would try the lemon juice that I think we talked about before. Let me ...
mini nubians rear feet2/7/2017
  Q: I have mini Nubians, ones that will be a year old in march and others are older. All of their rear ...
  A: Are they all related? If related this can be due to genetics. If not, then the malformation can be ...
infected vulva1/28/2017
  Q: Donna. I have a 4-year-old Nubian Doe here that after contact with the buck has very puffy red ...
  A: Unfortunately orf can cause lesions in the skin around the vulva and soft undertail area. I would ...
Placenta1/26/2017
  Q: What do I do if she hasn't dropped the placenta within 12 hours?? ANSWER: Can get oxytocin ...
  A: Making sure marigold is warm and hydrated is important. She still may pass the placenta tonight. If ...
coccdia.1/25/2017
  Q: Donna. I have had a cold running through the herd and they are mostly over it now but has stressed a ...
  A: So the only worm that causes a change in lower inner eyelid color is really the barber pole worm. ...
4yr nubian has not cycled1/24/2017
  Q: i have 4yr old Nubian that had triplet in April 2016 and we have milked. She has not cycle that I ...
  A: If a goat is overly fat (lumbar score of 4+) that can trigger the reproductive system not to ...
My year old Pygmy doe can't stand1/22/2017
  Q: I believe my doe is pregnant. I don't know when the kids are due, but soon I think. I have 2 bucks ...
  A: Sounds like they injured here back or pelvic area. This could be ligament or bone or nerve issue. ...
Pygmy goat constipated?1/22/2017
  Q: I think my 1yr old pygmy goat is constipated. He pushes and nothing comes out and he screams. Could ...
  A: What is his regular diet? This could either be from urinary calculi or constipation. Have you seen ...
Bump on goats lip/ Eye discharge1/19/2017
  Q: My husband recently purchased a pygmy goat from a local farmer. He was suppose to be a pasture mate ...
  A: Did your husband happen to notice if any of the farmer's other goats had any bumps/lumps around the ...
Female hormones?1/18/2017
  Q: I have 2 female goats. Mother/daughter approx 11 y/o and 7 y/o. Neither have been bred in 5-6 years. ...
  A: Is this doe up on her selenium supplement? It is possible if she is low on selenium this could be ...
Possible Mastitis1/17/2017
  Q: Donna. If you remember the Doe that had milk fever, and what seemed like a touch of Mastitis. I ...
  A: What is the weather like? It is possible that it is so cold, even in a shelter, that the teats are ...
goat unable to open mouth1/13/2017
  Q: I have a 10 month old billy goat. He has a swollen face and can not open his mouth, he is also ...
  A: How long has he had the swollen face? What is his temperature? Is he up to date on his tetanus? This ...
Deer worm1/10/2017
  Q: Donna, how are you? I think I have my first case of deer worm in a couple years and doesn't surprise ...
  A: Has she been out on pasture where the deers are? Has the weather been wet? If not, then it is ...
suspected pneumonia1/8/2017
  Q: Donna, hope you are enjoying the winter so far. I have a facebook friend with a goat that is very ...
  A: I agree with you about pneumonia. goat also probably has polio,from not eating well. definitely ...
CL1/6/2017
  Q: I have a question. I have done a bit of research on CL and locations in the goat's body to look for. ...
  A: CL outside lumps are generally only in the face and neck area/areas of lymph node location. Inside ...
Nubian buck acting weak1/5/2017
  Q: We have a 2 yr old nubian buck. He has been acting fine up until a last week. Started acting a ...
  A: Has it been cold where you are? B12 really does not help, in cases of loss of weight and not eating ...
No milk and low milk production1/2/2017
  Q: They are all five to six years old we have also had three goats that have aborted their kids with in ...
  A: The milk issue could be age for some. but it could also be a selenium deficiency and/or low protein. ...
help12/29/2016
  Q: we were given a goat that we believe is pregnant. she is dripping blood from her vagina... we have ...
  A: Any chance you have a due date on this doe? Can you still feel her pelvic ligaments? Is her udder ...
cyst12/21/2016
  Q: My goat was acting strange (didn't want to eat her pelleted feed) and when I felt her under the jaw ...
  A: As an aside Kalanchoe contains cardiac glycosides and these are toxic to animals. Is the ...
grunting12/16/2016
  Q: first up if you remember the little fellow with swollen cheeks seemed to make a full recovery but ...
  A: First off, sorry to hear about the little guy. Grunting usually occurs when they are either eating ...
Doe hasn't dropped her milk12/11/2016
  Q: My 3 year old pygmy doe gave birth yesterday. The buck got out when he wasn't supposed to... She ...
  A: So glad you are able to bottle feed the little one. It is possible that it will take her 2 or 3 days ...
swollen cheeks11/27/2016
  Q: Donna. How are you today? The fellow with swollen cheeks I decided to do a little more exploring ...
  A: So, a massive infection. The sides of his cheeks are most likely the lymph glands and they extend ...
swollen cheeks11/26/2016
  Q: The fellow with swollen cheeks, this morning was able to get a good look inside of his mouth. Not ...
  A: i was thinking this was some sort of inection. would give a double dose of antibiotics twice today. ...
kid with swollen cheeks11/25/2016
  Q: Donna. HOW ARE YOU? I have a 4 week old Boer/Alpine kid, very large as is his brother for their age. ...
  A: What is his temperature? Has he been having the swollen cheeks all along or just over the last few ...
Goat's ate Plastic11/18/2016
  Q: Donna. How are you? This is not for me but a friend and she is frantic. Her goat house door was ...
  A: Wow! It is difficult to believe goats ate that type of door especially since they don't have top ...
Weak kid.11/6/2016
  Q: Donna. Yesterday morning I had two Boer/Nubian doelings born. Birth was classic, no issues very ...
  A: Sounds like you have been very busy. Is this kid the smaller of the two? Has the doe had issues ...
Snotty nose11/1/2016
  Q: ! I have an eight month old doeling with a snotty nose. Temp is 101.9. Poop is normal pellets. ...
  A: especially with the yellow color and "noisy" symptom. Could start on an oral antibiotic - the ...
young goat weak knees10/22/2016
  Q: I have a 7 month old nubian. Recovering well from Cocci. Now poop is back to pellets and appetite is ...
  A: first,nice job getting her back from cocci. The weak knees and stumbling sounds like selenium ...
CL10/16/2016
  Q: Donna. If you remember I recently asked you about CL. I have another question. I have a CL doe here ...
  A: would definitely take away the kids as soon as they are born. That should keep the kids safe. I ...
CL10/12/2016
  Q: How are you? Just a quick question about CL. I have done some research on it and understand how it's ...
  A: and sometimes, often many, you never see an abscess form. Sometimes an abscess forms inside the ...
MITES10/3/2016
  Q: My goat has the mites from hell, they are seemingly resistant to treatment so thought maybe there is ...
  A: Ivermectin injectable and pour on just do not work to kill mites and lice. The only ivermectin that ...
Possible CL.9/28/2016
  Q: how are you today. I'M a sucker for a sweet face and a goat destined for the slaughter house because ...
  A: This sounds more like a wattle cyst, these can be hard or soft. Could try a large bore needle and ...
CAE Doe.9/25/2016
  Q: first an update on the doe with very stiff joints Annie, is doing so much better with the treatment ...
  A: Re the aspirin, I might advise giving it to her daily if possible. You could also give her ...
Goat not healing well after fracture9/20/2016
  Q: 6 month old Nubian wether badly fractured his left front leg (where I would call his ankle). We came ...
  A: Glad it has healed. Unfortunately when a goat's leg is casted the muscles and tendons lose their ...
Swollen face on kid goat.9/18/2016
  Q: He did two types of wormer Valbazen, and Ivermectin at the same time, which is extream but it's ...
  A: This could be an allergic reaction to the strange worming dosing - I would never advise that. This ...
Urinary Calculi9/17/2016
  Q: I have a male goat that has been castrated. He has had stones - the common ones, and had to have an ...
  A: First off, ammonium chloride does not clear/break up calculi - it is given to keep any calculi from ...
CAE Doe.9/16/2016
  Q: how are you? I have a Doe I suspect CAE, as she has been very stiff ever since I got her this ...
  A: Generally when CAE comes to light it is at 2 to 3 years of age/maturity and both carpal/knee joints ...
Coccidia9/12/2016
  Q: I own a nigerian dwarf thats around three months pregnant, we have coccidia going around the barn ...
  A: Coccidia are not worms but are protozoa so are not affected by regular wormers. All goats have ...
goat with urinary calculi9/11/2016
  Q: My pet goat is on a compounded formula ammonium chloride. need to find where to buy best feed and ...
  A: Is he castrated? The main key to keeping urinary calculi away from both bucks and wethers is the ...
goat with hurt leg9/11/2016
  Q: My goat fell from the trunk of the car onto concrete as we were taking it out. It hurt its back leg ...
  A: It is possible he just sprained his leg and it may take 3 or 4 weeks for him to begin using the leg ...
Boer goat9/7/2016
  Q: My goat was biting at her legs so we treated with permethrin 2 days ago...but she is worse. She has ...
  A: Before you saw her biting her legs did you notice any other symptoms? Is she otherwise okay, eating ...
Pregnancy9/5/2016
  Q: I have a 3 year old Dwarf Nubian. She was bred in March. She started bleeding and acting like she ...
  A: Is she passing any discharge? The symptoms all sound like she lost her kid(s) early on - this could ...
Need urgent help9/4/2016
  Q: i am really thankful to you as you help people in carefully tearing there goats.mam as we brought a ...
  A: Does the goat eat any type of hay or roughage (weeds, grasses, etc.)? What is her body temperature? ...
Info about goats9/2/2016
  Q: - What is the best goat for children? - The best goat for children is dairy or meat? - The best ...
  A: All of your questions depend on both the age of the children and the breed of goat and how it was ...
Best italian dairy goats9/2/2016
  Q: What are the best italian dairy goats, that produce most milk?
  A: Since I am not familiar with the goat breeds you have in Italy I cannot tell you from my experience. ...
Abandoned Pygmy with foot issues8/21/2016
  Q: i really hope you can help me with a little 12 legged situation. I have been in animal rescue for a ...
  A: For some reason my computer would not let me enlarge the photos. Re the back hooves, just trimming ...
mastitis in goat8/16/2016
  Q: we have an almost 8 year old alpine goat that has been quite sick last 2 months we have followed vet ...
  A: Thannks for the info. penicillin is the usual atibiotic of choice for mastitis. this is available ...
Worming issues or worse?8/11/2016
  Q: My question is "Can you give me some ideas" Back ground: We have a small herd of assorted dairy ...
  A: Some questions for you first. You are looking at the lower inner eyelids, correct? Famacha eye ...
Goat8/6/2016
  Q: I have a goat and she has a lumb that just popped up on her neck and the hair is gone around the ...
  A: Where on her neck exactly is this lump, under the chin, or down lower? It does sound like an ...
Nubian doe slobbering follow up7/29/2016
  Q: Im following up with updates on nubian doe who began by slobbering then pregressed into possible ...
  A: Is there any chance or do you see any wounds on her anywhere? It is possible this is tetanus - had ...
Nubian doe slobbering7/28/2016
  Q: I have a 3 yr old nubian doe. Noticed yesterday that she was hanging in barn alot but assumed it was ...
  A: would check her temperature, anything over 102.5 can indicate an infection. this could be ...
Goat milk sediment7/24/2016
  Q: I am milking a Saanen goat and find that some of the jars of milk get a greenish tinged sediment at ...
  A: I am so used to drinking our Oberhasli milk, which has no "goaty" flavor/extremely small amount of ...
Kid swollen legs7/14/2016
  Q: not sure if I managed to send response re: temp which was 32.8 degrees which sounds ok unless it is ...
  A: I received the temp, thanks. It does seem a bit low, with normal in the low 100 F range normally. ...
Kid swollen legs7/13/2016
  Q: Temperature 32.8C is I believe approx. 92F she doesn't feel warm on swollen lower legs in front and ...
  A: Could have been bitten or stung by an insect. You could try somehing like children's benadyl to ...
Thymus gland?7/13/2016
  Q: Over the past week my goat has had a swollen looking lump on his chin/neck and is kinda hard to the ...
  A: If the lump is in the middle of the throat then it could just be milk goiter from a goat getting ...
sarcoptic mites7/11/2016
  Q: What can be done to help my two year old Nubian, Rebecca, with mites. They are on her neck, behind ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Generally injectable ivermectin does not work on goats. I would ...
New Born.6/28/2016
  Q: how are you? This is a question from a friend and I have never seen this, so run it by you. Her goat ...
  A: Was there any green or yellow tinge to the placental tissues/sac? If so this could indicate the ...
Pygmy goat constipated6/26/2016
  Q: My Pygmy goat got into my bird bread and she ate about 1/2 a loaf before I could catch her. Today ...
  A: Would use mineral oil (human type) as soon as you can - this helps move along the most likely lump ...
Possible CAE.6/19/2016
  Q: Donna. First Re- Doe with seizures. You were bang on, it was selenium she needed. Since I gave her a ...
  A: Always happy to hear it. Re the 7-year-old doe, could be CAE but generally with CAE pneumonia the ...
seizures.6/12/2016
  Q: quick update on the little buckling with E-coli, 100% healed, can't get any better than that. Second ...
  A: Sorry for not answering sooner. Would seem that the seizures certainly can be caused by stress. We ...
bright red blood vaginal discharge from a doe that has kidded and has 13 day old kids6/8/2016
  Q: what should I do because I see bright red blood discharge from my alpine doe vaginal area and she ...
  A: So this is fresh red blood? How much, exactly? One teaspoon, or more? Is the blood just leaking ...
E-colie6/7/2016
  Q: I think I have a kid with E-colie. He was born a week or so ago and two days ago I had another that ...
  A: Sounds like E coli with the white poop. Yes on the oxytetracycline 1/2 cc twice first day and then ...
goat's aggressive behavior5/26/2016
  Q: We have 2 female pygmy goats about 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 years old. They got along great until about 4 ...
  A: unfortunately the only way to help is give each goat their own area. Some goats can be relentless in ...
thyroid in goat5/21/2016
  Q: you may remember me asking about a 12-year-old female LaMancha Doe that has been taking seizures off ...
  A: not just one. The lump sounds more like an abscess. But, to answer your question, yes iodine ...
Re: Migi's Passing5/14/2016
  Q: Sorry i was going to write to u but didn't see your name so i wrote to Goatlady regarding Migi's ...
  A: hard to believe it has been that long since Migi passed. i still think it was a poison as all his ...
male goat with digestive problems4/28/2016
  Q: my boy is 3 yrs old and started crying out when he pees and tries to poo, he goes but his pee ...
  A: What feed has he been on? Too much of calcium or phosphorus in grains and alfalfa can cause urinary ...
Re: Mama Iggy4/27/2016
  Q: ! How r u! Lila Ann here u know my sister's goat the mother name iggy & father ziggy both have ...
  A: So nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear the goats have diarrhea. If the diarrhea is brown it is ...
My goat has gone off feed4/24/2016
  Q: My goat kidded 8 weeks ago. She has been fine and in good health since. 2 days ago she has gone off ...
  A: Does she have any discharge from her vaginal area? What is her temperature? Did she have a hard time ...
Boer Does4/20/2016
  Q: we have 2 amazing very nice, healthy, young boer does. that gave birth one time before but now its ...
  A: A number of questions for you. Same buck used on them in the time past and the past two years? Are ...
pygmy goat can't poop and dribbling pee4/17/2016
  Q: i have a 14 week old pygmy goat. he started acting funny on monday. took him to the vet on tues ...
  A: What is his temp? Does he look hunched up? Constipation can also cause slow urine stream. Would ...
3 day old baby goat fast breathing and heart rate4/14/2016
  Q: we have a 3 day old baby goat with a rapid heart rate and breathing rapidly. he is drinking fine ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Are any of his joints swollen or painful to the touch? Normally ...
buck w/ scours4/9/2016
  Q: I have a 3 month old nubian buckling who has developed scours. I started weaning he and his brother ...
  A: Generally, green diarrhea/scours indicates coccidiosis, which he easily could have picked up on the ...
Weak newborn kids born early4/8/2016
  Q: we have a very small farm of Oberhasli Dairy goats and kidding season has just started for us. We ...
  A: 10 days early is not particularly early. But a doe that is hit in the side by another goat can ...
water4/6/2016
  Q: i was wondering what is the best method to prevent algae from their water trough. thank you so much
  A: Sometimes adding vinegar helps, but many goats don't like the taste of vinegar. I only use buckets ...
lump on goat4/5/2016
  Q: Our boer goat has a lump behind his right front leg that's about the size of a marble. Our project ...
  A: Has anyone given a subcu injection in that area? The project leader is probably thinking of caseous ...
Hurt leg on 2 day old baby goat3/24/2016
  Q: I am not sure if you guys still use this site, but if you do I would so please greatly appreciate ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering, my phone which gets an allexperts alert is having issues. Okay, ...
Malpositioned kid3/20/2016
  Q: I have a mama in hard labor since yesterday with no hope for a goat vet on the weekend. I believe ...
  A: Please call me immediately at 360-742-8310 - thanks - Donna If you cannot call me, you need to go ...
Nigerian Dwarf Wether3/19/2016
  Q: I have a Nigerian Dwarf wether, 4 1/2 weeks old. He is stiff legged and just standing around. I ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever that indicates an infection. At 4 1/2 ...
Bottle Babies!!3/13/2016
  Q: I have decided to expand my goat herd and branch into some dairy goats! So I have purchased some ...
  A: Bottle babies are the best. Although feeding the ad-libitum way is not technically bottle raising. ...
female nubian not acting right3/4/2016
  Q: We have a 1 year old Nubian who would not eat this morning, and was down and wouldnt get up. I ...
  A: Is she pregnant? Anything over 102.5 usually indicates a fever which then indicates an infection. ...
Having horns removed3/3/2016
  Q: I just got 2 baby goats that are two months old that still have their horns I'm new to goats so I ...
  A: Yes, 2 weeks is the best time to disbud. But if the horns are still small you can still disbud by ...
Goat Health3/1/2016
  Q: We have a female goat about 8 years old. We have noticed for the past week that she is peeing red ...
  A: Sounds like urinary tract or bladder infection. Penicillin should work at 3 cc per hundred pounds of ...
baby goat2/29/2016
  Q: My 9week old nebian goat cut his ear what can I give him for infection
  A: Cleaning the wound well, and cleaning every day with hydrogen peroxide, along with use of human ...
Selenium/D/E for Pregnant Does2/26/2016
  Q: I've read several responses to giving does sel/D/E about 4 weeks prior to kidding. I have 2 Alpine ...
  A: for an adult goat (goes by age, not weight) they would get 2 mg (which is 10 of the 200 mcg human ...
SEIZURE2/25/2016
  Q: you remember Rosie the Doe on the milk stand that we thought may have collapsed due to the artery ...
  A: Well, this time it certainly sounds more like a seizure and could be idiopathic epilepsy. I have ...
Possible heart attack.2/22/2016
  Q: how are you? I have a fairly old Doe guessing 12, that freshened without incident 3 weeks ago. She ...
  A: Sounds like she had her neck vein collapse due to pressure and that causes the dropping and other ...
Goats.2/19/2016
  Q: Is it safe to use Safeguard on a nanny within 5 to 10 days of giving birth?
  A: Safeguard has fenbendazole in it (I use the horse wormer but liquid Safeguard also has the ...
Mastitis and Laminitis.2/14/2016
  Q: thought I'd ask the expert on these troubles as not sure what i should be doing here. Yesterday I ...
  A: So, the mass indicates she still has mastitis. Would use penicillin for 7 days along with an ...
Mucas1/21/2016
  Q: This is only my second year having goats, and last year my doe had to be induced because she was ...
  A: No worries - thanks for the update. I hear you about craziness, we have 10 kids on the ground and ...
Weak hind legs in kilometers d goats1/17/2016
  Q: I read your answer dated 3/2015 recommending to give the selenium/gut D/vitE mix. My son has ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering, I must have missed the question notification. Especially if the ...
Nigerian Pigmy Goat Kidding1/15/2016
  Q: my doe Baby girl is pregnant,not exactly sure when she is due.A guesstimate was 1 or 2 nd week in ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? Are her sides sunken in? Can you feel the kids move. Is this her ...
nubian baby less than 24 hrs scouring1/14/2016
  Q: baby goat born yesterday at noon is now scoutring pretty bad. It is the yellow color but do not ...
  A: So, generally yellow diarrhea is enterotoxemia. Would give 2 cc of CDT vaccine (antitoxin is best ...
Rough delivery-now doe won't quit pushin1/13/2016
  Q: I am fairly new to goats (a couple years). Our doe must have taken a hit while we put her in with ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the doe. Did she pass the placenta/placentas? True twins would bein one ...
Pregnancy toxemia1/9/2016
  Q: We have a doe that has lost alot of weight during her last few weeks of pregnancy. She is due ...
  A: 2 is a fever (anything over 102.5), especially if the weather is cold where you are. Is this her ...
Goat labor1/5/2016
  Q: sorry to ask on another thing but it wouldnt let me reply back. But we recently went out to check on ...
  A: No worries about questions. The mucous plug can be about 1/2 teaspoon to up to 2 teaspoons of the ...
Goat labor1/5/2016
  Q: One of our does has had a creamy white goo coming out her vagina which I'm assuming is the muscles ...
  A: Yes, you are correct the white "goo" is the most likely the mucous plug. In older does sometimes ...
Goat not sleeping at night12/31/2015
  Q: I have a 10 month old female Pygmy goat, when born she had to be resuscitated and then kept away ...
  A: Is the not sleeping at night gone on since she was first separated? Generally not feeling safe to ...
Listerious/Polio ?12/19/2015
  Q: you're not going to believe this but one of my own here looks like has polio or listerious. She gave ...
  A: Unless I know of a specific source of mold ingestion would doubt listeriosis. Could be meningeal ...
baby goats12/17/2015
  Q: i have baby male about a month old he was very health big for his age, and today he was very ...
  A: What type of food is he on? Still on milk? Foaming generally indicates poison intake. What is his ...
Muscle Stiffness12/14/2015
  Q: my boss's goat was standing all night. once he went to move this morning, his muscles siezed up and ...
  A: This currently sounds like polio, which is a secondary disease to another disease. Any foaming at ...
Listerious/Polio ?12/12/2015
  Q: thought I'd let you know Penny took a turn for the worse yesterday after showing good signs of ...
  A: So sorry to hear about Penny. Sometimes their systems just cannot handle all the stress. Re the ...
Listerious/Polio ?12/8/2015
  Q: Penny since treatment with the Dex has made a very fast recovery, although a long ways to go yet. ...
  A: So great to hear. Nice job. Re the muscles and tendons, use of human chondroitin with MSM an ...
new born ... mom has no milk12/4/2015
  Q: any ideas on getting mom's milk to come in ? feeding baby with calf replacement ............ ...
  A: needs to be multispecies or goat only. Powdered goat colostrum or calf colostrum will work for ...
Listerious/Polio ?12/3/2015
  Q: Penny is still with me and is at a standstill. I joined a goat forum from the states and one person, ...
  A: Banamine is an anti-inflammatory/pain medication so doubt it will help with any neurologic issue. ...
Listerious/Polio ?11/30/2015
  Q: Penny seems to be at a standstill regarding recovery. Here's where I'm at with her. She finally ...
  A: I totally understand about cost, and it can add up quickly. I usually use the B complex vitamins ...
Listerious/Polio ?11/25/2015
  Q: ok seems like she is starting to come round slowly, now willingly opening her mouth for her ...
  A: What great news. Lots of work but oh the joy when you see them respond, even a little. You could ...
Polio in fainting goat?11/24/2015
  Q: My yearling fainting goat recently came down with possible pneumonia. She had temp and was off her ...
  A: Certainly sounds like the secondary disease of polio. Penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day ...
Bumps on Udder?11/23/2015
  Q: just a quick update on Penny. Still, for the most part, unable to eat although I saw more life in ...
  A: All sounds good. If you have mineral oil, I like that to help with gas and constipation - I usually ...
discharge from nubian goat11/20/2015
  Q: We just noticed that our female nubian goat had some blood around her tail and anus area. Found no ...
  A: How old is the goat? Is it bright red blood or purplish or pinkish in color? Does her tail area ...
Listerious/Polio ?11/19/2015
  Q: today is day six, I have increased the B1 vitamin to 16 tabs every 6 hours. I have reluctantly ...
  A: Re the owner having to put her down, sometimes that hard line is needed for people to understand ...
Listerious/Polio ?11/17/2015
  Q: Donna. Have a goat here of my cousins that I'm sure is listeriosis from eating moldy haylage. Since ...
  A: What is her temperature? How many days was she not eating when symptoms started? Since polio is ...
lump11/11/2015
  Q: I have a 7-year-old Doe that has a lump on the outside of her hock. About 3 years ago I noticed a ...
  A: Could be fungal but then again could be an infection that has become chronic. I would do ...
banding a buckling11/11/2015
  Q: First time banding a buckling. I have done plenty of cattle so I have the basic principles down, ...
  A: You're right about the basic principles of banding. For goats I generally give 1/2 of a 325 mg ...
Listeriosis?11/9/2015
  Q: I have a 9 month old goat who stands up against the fence and arches his head backwards like he's ...
  A: Is he an intact male? What is his temperature? Is he eating normally and drinking water normally? ...
Goat has swollen nose11/8/2015
  Q: I have a buck with a swollen nose. It has been that way for a couple of days. We have gave him ...
  A: Are there any bees or wasps still out in your area, or have you seen any hives in his pasture? Any ...
Follow up on buck w/ diarrhea10/25/2015
  Q: Just following up. Just went out to administer iron to the one and pepto to the other. The one who ...
  A: The coughing could be from a pneumonia starting because of low immune system from other illness. ...
Nigi w/ diahrrea10/24/2015
  Q: 2 questions. First, I have a 3 yr old Nigi buck w/ severe diarrhea. I have treated him w/ safeguard ...
  A: What color diarrhea is it? Generally worms do not cause diarrhea but cause dog poop style poop. ...
Breeding Buck10/20/2015
  Q: Do you know if it is a generic thing or is it just a one time occurance? Any information on this ...
  A: Forgot to ask if the ear was folded lengthwise or just at the tip? The lengthwise fold is not ...
Coughing doe10/7/2015
  Q: I've been researching your past answers, trying not to duplicate a question. I have 2 does, sisters ...
  A: appreciate it. Always a good idea to start with the pen G as you have. There are two possibilities ...
injury10/5/2015
  Q: I have 3 dairy goats (mother & twin daughters). The twins were born in March. Yesterday my nephew's ...
  A: Is there a puncture wound at the hip area? Is the area hot to touch? Is the area sensitive to ...
retained placenta from stillbirth9/20/2015
  Q: i had a dwarf goat give birth to a stillborn and large male fetus. it had been halfway delivered ...
  A: Glad you are starting on penicillin, best is twice a day at 3 cc/100 pounds given intramuscularly in ...
pregnant doe with discharge9/12/2015
  Q: I have a pygmy doe abt 4 yrs old. She was exposed to buck so should be pregnant. Possibly 3 months ...
  A: Would check her temperature. Anything over 102.5 is a fever and would indicate an infection. The ...
Thistle and blackberry vines9/5/2015
  Q: we just purchased a property in the country and it is overgrown with large amounts of dry ...
  A: I was sure I answered the question but apparently note. So, generally goats do eat starthistle but ...
Pneumonia9/3/2015
  Q: I have two Alpine whethers who are six months old. One of them has been treated for pneumonia for ...
  A: First off, never Baytril for goats, never, never - my advice, your choice. Are we sure this is a ...
Wether muscle8/19/2015
  Q: Kids have four Boer wethers for 4-H projects. We are 5 weeks from the fair and would like to get ...
  A: How much do the goats currently weigh? A good formula for getting muscle/weight on a goat is to go ...
dehorning infection8/15/2015
  Q: We have a 5 month old show wether. He started growing horns back so we took him back to the people ...
  A: Certainly sounds like an infection. Is he otherwise eating and drinking okay? Penicillin dose is 3 ...
Nigerian's CD&T8/8/2015
  Q: We have three Nigerian dwarfs that I would like to give CD&T to. 2 of them are 4 years old and one ...
  A: Sorry for such a delay in answering, I was out of internet range. Re CDT toxoid, a yearly booster ...
pygmy goats8/6/2015
  Q: horn removal, when the scabs fall off, what should be put on them ? meds. sauve I thought maybe Bag ...
  A: Usually you don't have to put anything on them. But if there seems to be any infection or a lot of ...
nubian kid8/3/2015
  Q: she has a puffy area where her chin meets her neck,but not at all on her face or under her jaw. it ...
  A: You are correct about the "milk" goiter especially in Nubians. This is due to a high amount of ...
my 12 year old pygmy goat's breathing.7/29/2015
  Q: My 12 year old pygmy goat has green dried snot around her nose and her breathing in noisy. She is ...
  A: This could be pneumonia - penicillin is best but could at least start with expired norocillin for ...
Goat kid born with alopecia7/22/2015
  Q: We recently imported some pregnant saanen doelings from South Africa, after three weeks one of the ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Alopecia can occur in cattle newborns due to a genetic condition ...
Pneumonia7/14/2015
  Q: I have two Alpine wethers who are both 4 and a half months old. Last week the vet came out to check ...
  A: Re the possible pneumonia, I always advise use of Penicillin, which is over the counter, and you ...
Polio7/10/2015
  Q: the girl I spoke to you about having issues with her back legs appears now to have a bit of facial ...
  A: Polio is always a secondary disease to what is causing the goat not to eat. Is she is eating then ...
Something new?7/7/2015
  Q: I have a girl here that was one of the goats that had goat polio around a month ago. She had made a ...
  A: Any swelling or heat to those legs? The pain would indicate either an injury or an infection. I ...
Sick Nanny6/27/2015
  Q: My nanny goat Apache was acting off tonight. She was laying in the barn instead of in the goat yard ...
  A: Any white foam around the mouth? If so this could be a toxin. Milk of magnesia could help then. ...
dry flaky skiin, red scabs on skin6/22/2015
  Q: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Goats-3480/2012/2/miniature-pygmy-goats.htm In the question/answer at ...
  A: Possibly mange mites - would treat with a mite/lice powder externally. Would also use oral horse ...
Pygmy UTI6/16/2015
  Q: I believe my goat has an urinary tract infection or possibly stones. I'm trying lemon juice every 2 ...
  A: Is he pooping okay? Generally kid goats do not get urinary stones. What type of bedding does he ...
Goat Polio6/11/2015
  Q: if you recall a goat named Peanut, down with Goat Polio died a while back. Since then i have had 2 ...
  A: So the polio is always a secondary disease and is really only treated itself with high doses of ...
contagious ?6/7/2015
  Q: We have a baby goat that is 9 weeks old and has had a green runny nose and cough most of its life. ...
  A: Sounds like the goat has pneumonia and for that best treatment is penicillin at 1 cc/25 pounds body ...
New kid with yellow diarrhea6/1/2015
  Q: ! Apache my dwarf goat had two beautiful buck kids last night. Totally adorable! It was her first ...
  A: Birth is so fun and yes, yucky sometimes, but glad your son was there. Usually first poops are ...
Mortality6/1/2015
  Q: I have lost half a dozen baby boers. No sproms. No fever, no diareah, no joint swelling nothing. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. How old exactly? Were their mom's up to date on CDT toxoid? Are ...
CDT toxoid administered to a goat with tetanus5/29/2015
  Q: My goat has (in my opinion) tetanus. He is lethargic and exhibiting the rocking horse stance. He ...
  A: The symptoms are more indicative of polio from an infection from the lacerations. Anything over ...
thoughts about age in breeding5/27/2015
  Q: First I want to thank you again for your help and encouragement when my alpine goat had a breech ...
  A: Each buck's genetics is part of what decides males or female kids. What I have found over the years ...
goats5/21/2015
  Q: we have something that i've noticed recently a goat will start limping and then after couple of days ...
  A: These could all be happening coincidentally. If the goats are playing rough or their pasture has ...
Persistent diarrhea/muscle support5/18/2015
  Q: Good Morning, One of our goat herd has had runny, brown diarrhea for 2+ weeks. He is 9 1/2 yo and ...
  A: Brown diarrhea in an adult goat either indicates digestive upset or bacterial infection in the ...
goat barn5/14/2015
  Q: we are going to build a new goat barn, and we were wondering what to make the floor of, whether ...
  A: Would stay away from concrete for sleeping area for goats - the concrete will leach away the heat ...
anxiety; seperation5/10/2015
  Q: Our goat is five months old. When born it was one of triplets and very, very tiny. We had to hand ...
  A: So understand it - I have had a number of singles. I bottle feed all our kid goats. If I have a ...
boer goats5/9/2015
  Q: we have some boer goats and we have some bucks, they are very healthy, big and their eyelid color is ...
  A: Green grass pasture has nitrogen in it and that creates gas in the rumen. Are the pellets grass hay ...
Doeling Herniated umbilicus5/9/2015
  Q: I have been told that a doe with a herniated umbilicus should not be bred to to the extra stress in ...
  A: A herniated umbilicus can be genetic or it can just be from the birth process. Depending on how ...
Peanut5/7/2015
  Q: although Peanut is better in some ways, those spasms are still there. They had really quieted down ...
  A: Would think that the spasms are caused by toxins still in her rumen and the grain is enough to ...
2 week old goat5/6/2015
  Q: I have been doing everything I can for Shelby, I had to take her back to the vet yesterday, her ...
  A: What have we tried? What has the vet tried? For joint ill that seems not to respond to other ...
2 week old goat5/1/2015
  Q: I was brought a 3 day old goat did not have any of her mothers milk she was a triplet and mother ...
  A: What did the vet do/diagnosis? Are the joints swollen and hot? Is she running a fever (anything ...
Polio4/29/2015
  Q: Peanut is still fighting to stay alive. What I mistake for actual rumen sounds are in fact sounds of ...
  A: I think we talked about milk of magnesia for the gas, and yes, now that you are talking about ...
Polio4/26/2015
  Q: an update on peanuts condition and still a need for assistance. She began eating hay on her own last ...
  A: Generally re the penicillin I give it twice a day at 3 cc/100 pounds, and the B1 5 to 7 tablets ...
Pasture4/26/2015
  Q: I need to fertilize my pasture. once I fertilise how long do I have to wait before I can let the ...
  A: What type of fertilizer are you using? Different fertilizers can be more or less toxic if eaten. ...
Feeding weathers, please help :)4/25/2015
  Q: I am new to goats and have a feeding question. I can't seem to find it anywhere on the internet. I ...
  A: When were the wethers banded? My advice is early banding at 2 weeks of age. Banding early is not ...
Polio4/23/2015
  Q: been working with my girl, still very sick but taking nourishment not sure if it's enough or even ...
  A: When she first was ill did she have any white foam around her mouth? It is certainly possible she ...
very sick goat4/22/2015
  Q: i have a 6 year old momma goat, the other evening was shivering, but was eating fine. In the morning ...
  A: Would use penicillin G - Nuflur never helps that I have seen. Give intramuscularly. Sounds like ...
joints4/22/2015
  Q: I have a 6 week old boer goat who has been just fine until yesterday. Her left joint hurt her to ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. Certainly sounds like joint ill - penicillin usually works well - penicillin ...
new small pergnet goats4/22/2015
  Q: we got 2 drorf goats from aution and noticed the have a cough and snotty noise,on one, and the other ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering, just received this. Would use penicillin (over the counter at the ...
Diarrhea4/16/2015
  Q: Both my fainting goats have brown diarrhea. It is not real dark and is not green. One is 4 mths old, ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. This is either just digestive upset or bacterial digestive infection. Would ...
Goat Hernia??4/15/2015
  Q: My young pygmy goat, Keli, gave birth to triplets February 18th. It was at least her second birth. ...
  A: I am unable to enlarge the photo so cannot see exactly where it is - on one side of the abdomen or ...
POOPS4/10/2015
  Q: how are you today? well, I trust. I have a lady with a 3 week old buck kid, that has a butterscotch ...
  A: I am well but tired - lots of kids at home - but it is always fun! Okay, generally yellow loose ...
kids can't nurse4/9/2015
  Q: My Nigerian Dwarf Doe give birth to two kids last night. Her udder is huge and the teats are at ...
  A: Sounds like you are certainly doing everything you can but I would advise bottle raising - the kids ...
pigmy goat tissue hanging from rear4/7/2015
  Q: My female pigmy goat has strange pink tissue hanging from her rear. As of this morning when i went ...
  A: This looks like leftover placental tissue. No kids were born? Is it possible she had the kids ...
sick baby nubian4/4/2015
  Q: We have a 5 week old Nubian doeling that has run fever and been off her bottle for about 4 days. Her ...
  A: If the joints are swollen then it could be joint ill, but for that the only treatment is ...
BAD TOOTH4/3/2015
  Q: Donna how are you this good Friday. The Doe I mentioned a bit ago has an abscess on her jaw caused ...
  A: Penicillin should take care of the infection. 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day ...
Mama dairy goat stiff legs4/2/2015
  Q: I have a 5 year old dairy doe that has been walking on her front knees for awhile during pregnancy. ...
  A: I assume you have taken the kids away to bottle feed - that is definitely advised. Re the doe, are ...
Mom stop nursing3/28/2015
  Q: My neighbors goats had babies a week ago. The older mom had 3 kids, one was born dead and was ...
  A: Was the mom in good health? Was she of good weight? What feeding regimen did they have her on? Was ...
2 week old boer doe3/25/2015
  Q: My neighbors has 4 sets of twins one of the babies just started holding it head sideways and ...
  A: How old are the kids? Would suspect a pneumonia and secondary polio - penicillin (over the counter ...
Ailing doe3/25/2015
  Q: Donna, I wrote you earlier about my goats' urinary problems. They strain to pee and seem "off." ...
  A: The symptoms could indicate a tumor, but as you say having both come down with same symptoms is ...
severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat3/25/2015
  Q: Olga is now a month old - yeah!! She has developed a personality that is darling. She has lost all ...
  A: Re the red area/possibly infected looking, cleaning with peroxide is excellent. Keeping gauze on ...
doe not putting weight on back leg after injection3/24/2015
  Q: Donna! The leg does not seem warm or swollen. I used a 20G, 1/2" needle. She drinks water when I ...
  A: Re subq injections - unfortunately I have seen too many abscesses and cysts occur from these, even ...
Pasture Extender3/23/2015
  Q: I have a question about the feed product referred to as "pasture extender." It is marketed for use ...
  A: These pasture extenders work well for goats, would advise not giving as much as on the label for ...
1 yr old goat3/22/2015
  Q: This is really not a question but a HUGE THANK YOU I was reading aquestion about a goat ...
  A: glad she is better. But, there is most likely an underlying issue/illness. If she has a fever, ...
severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat3/21/2015
  Q: Olga has lost more of the dead skin on her hind legs today. She is shivering, even though she has a ...
  A: What a cute little one. Yes, heating of the electrolytes is great. You may need to put some socks ...
Facial lump.3/20/2015
  Q: I have a Doe, with a really large lump under her eye and in-line with her back teeth. I pressed on ...
  A: Usually goat pox does not present in that area. CL can occur in that area. This could be ...
kidding3/20/2015
  Q: I have 2 does which have always bred and kidded within a couple days of each other. Last fall they ...
  A: Are they both the same age? What hay/feed do you have them on? The mucous discharge you saw is most ...
severe frostbite on 3 week old Angora goat3/19/2015
  Q: I am in need of help with my baby goat I rescued. She has frostbitten tips of her ears. Severe ...
  A: So sorry to hear - nice of you to rescue her. If the frostbite is only in areas of the leg all of ...
Sick Doe3/17/2015
  Q: I have another 3-year-old CAE positive Doe, that for some reason has gone off feed. Not sure what is ...
  A: It sounds more like a pneumonia/bronchitis and so antibiotics and probiotics - would do the ...
Re: Mama & newborn baby miggy3/17/2015
  Q: Lila Ann here u know donna Mama iggy & baby iggy r together but lately when my sister feeds both of ...
  A: Is it when you feed both hay and grain to the mama and baby or just the grain? If it is just the ...
Boer goat with weak hip joints3/15/2015
  Q: Our little kid was born three days ago. He has had some improvement in his muscle and joints in his ...
  A: Is he eating okay then, if he is not moving well? Do you have him in the house and on a bottle ...
7 year old Pygmy goat3/13/2015
  Q: I have a 7 year old female, non pregnant Pygmy goat who I just found out is full of milk. I have 2 ...
  A: A change/increase in hormones or too high of protein in their diet can be causes of a "precocious" ...
baby goat3/12/2015
  Q: We have a baby goat approx. 4 weeks old has been doing great....eating well, no diarrhea or ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - if you need to get a hold of me anytime quickly please feel free ...
Boer goat 6 days overdue, possible placenta previa3/11/2015
  Q: I gave my boer/nigerian dwarf doe to my mother and she is caring for her on her farm. She is 6 days ...
  A: Are you sure of the due date? How many days pregnant is she? Some goats can go up to 160 to 162 ...
my going on three month old male Pygmy goat3/11/2015
  Q: I was ready an article you posted my baby is doing the same thing ,when he takes his stance to ...
  A: Is he pooping okay? Is his tummy bloated? If so he may be constipated. Let me know about this. ...
pygmy goat mom3/10/2015
  Q: My 2yr old pygmy goat delivered twins 12 days ago. She left one that was weak out in the rain and I ...
  A: Lochia/vaginal discharge after kidding can last up to 3 to 4 weeks. Usually the color of infection ...
Lame goat!3/8/2015
  Q: I have a 3 year old goat who was running in the barn last week and she slipped abs feel on her right ...
  A: Does sound like a sprain/muscle/tendon pull. This can take days to weeks to get better. I would ...
newborn pygmy goat3/4/2015
  Q: I had triplets born today. I wasn't with the mom during birth, but found her shortly after. One baby ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Being full of blood would indicate the cord vein hemorrhaged, either ...
15day old baby goat3/1/2015
  Q: Sucked from mom about 3days then we started bottle feeding Mannapro kid milkreplacer got runs I dont ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis, brown is infection or ...
follow up2/27/2015
  Q: Just following up w/ the little guy w/ possible constipation. At this point he is laying around alot ...
  A: Is the little guy still not passing more than a few pellets? Did you start him on the wormer? The ...
Re: Goat grains2/27/2015
  Q: Sorry haven't gotten back to u, Okay re: The Mama & baby r together, Father is in separate pen, & ...
  A: Okay, for the mama, she should be getting 5 to 6% of her body weight in total feed per day with 1/3 ...
follow up on constipated nigi2/27/2015
  Q: just checked on him and everything seems to be the same. I do believe he is peeing. Still pushing ...
  A: Have you wormed his mom and/or him yet? It is possible that he has worms and these are causing his ...
follow up on constipated nigi2/26/2015
  Q: Ok Im really puzzled now abt my baby goat. Have been giving him mineral oil orally as well as ...
  A: Did you notice that he was eating a lot of the grain? I think we talked about possible obstipation ...
6 wk possible constipation2/25/2015
  Q: 6 wk old goat who i think is constipated. He is hardly eaing and humped up and doing what seems to ...
  A: If the grain is adult goat grain that is probably what is bloating him. Would try infant human ...
Re: Goat grains2/24/2015
  Q: Its me okay my grandnephew bought COB & i told him that they really don't need grains but since the ...
  A: Let me know what their housing situation is. If the new mom and her baby were by herself in their ...
Re: Baby Migi2/21/2015
  Q: ..Okay i found out that its the PURINA GOAT CHOW & i know that u said its not gud for them... My ...
  A: Would either mix half and half for the buck or only give the buck the COB, if that is possible. The ...
Re: Baby Migi2/20/2015
  Q: ..How should the grain be given to all goats along with the grass hay... I don't want them to over ...
  A: If the purina goat feed is the "goat chow" then that is not good for the wethers and bucks - it can ...
Pregnant Goat2/19/2015
  Q: I have a very large 4-year-old Boer/Nubian Doe who is very pregnant. As of the last 2 weeks, I have ...
  A: Do you have a good kidding date for her? Is she on alfalfa or extra calcium? Do you have her on ...
Bulging eye2/18/2015
  Q: just a couple more questions about the little girl with the swelled up eye. First the eye is glazed ...
  A: Yes, grayish/white or cream can indicate an infection is still there, just deep in the eye. This ...
Bulgeing eye2/15/2015
  Q: I may have over did the heat on one of my kid goats, as she has developed a rather large eye and ...
  A: I take it you are talking about disbudding in over heating? Giving her some aspirin will help - one ...
boar goat2/13/2015
  Q: i have a boer goat pregnant laying around grunting for days shes huge she had twins last time she ...
  A: Is she close to her kidding date? Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? Is her udder full? The ...
Goat pygmy Nubian cross2/4/2015
  Q: I have a question for everyone. Three of my mother pygmy goats got pregnant from my Nubian male ...
  A: Not the best when the male is the Nubian, which is so much larger than the pygmy doe. How far along ...
bloody urine from wether2/4/2015
  Q: I have 4 goats. 2 Females ~5yrs old, and 2 wethers between 2-3yrs old. I live in New England and we ...
  A: Blood in the urine is either from passing a urinary stone/calculi or from a urinary tract or kidney ...
female goat with UTI2/1/2015
  Q: I have a goat who is middle age, about 8, who was sold to me when she was young as a Boer (she was ...
  A: Are the does on fir or pine shavings in their shelters? This can cause urinary tract infections. ...
abortions2/1/2015
  Q: how is winter treating you and your goats? I have had 3 Does abort 10-15 days early, and I lost ...
  A: So sorry to hear - just hate to lose kids. Since they aborted close to kidding that is usually ...
Boer/nubian 1 yr old billy1/31/2015
  Q: I've hadn't any issues with himsense he was born. 2 days ago he started walking in tight circles ...
  A: This either polio which is always a secondary disease caused by not eating which is caused by ...
baby goat vs possum1/28/2015
  Q: Our doe decided to kid off by herself, near the woods. We were getting ready for work, it was dark, ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. The current symptoms could be from the trauma just setting in. ...
RE: Sick granny goat1/26/2015
  Q: Granny goat is driving me nuts!! I had asked a question about her some time back. So I tried the ...
  A: What is the granny goat's temp? Anything over 102.5 is a fever/infection. This could be a fungal ...
Unbred Nubian Doe with Swollen Udders1/20/2015
  Q: I have a Nubian doe that has never been bred. She is several years old (I'm not sure of her exact ...
  A: Some goats who have good milk production in their genetic lines if not bred have what are called ...
Wendall our nubian goat1/15/2015
  Q: Wendall was bunted very hard by his brother Walter about 2 weeks ago. He was doing perfectly well ...
  A: A leg brace can help. A cast is not a good option, you are correct. Many times if it is a fracture, ...
RE: Sick Goat?1/14/2015
  Q: She has clear discharge from her nose. She eating and drinking normally, and she is with the other ...
  A: Has she been on any new hay that might be dusty? Did you recently clean their shelter and bring up ...
Nigi doe follow up1/13/2015
  Q: Just following up w/ my little doe. She has not had a fever for 2 days now. Will be giving her 3rd ...
  A: Is she otherwise drinking her milk, peeing and pooping okay. You could hole off on that third dose ...
Sick Goat?1/13/2015
  Q: For the past 3-4 days I have seen one of my goats coughing, sneezing and has a runny nose. I took ...
  A: Is the nasal discharge clear or another color? Is she eating and drinking normally? Is she away ...
Nigi doe follow up1/11/2015
  Q: Just wanted to touch base on the Nigi doe w/ temp. She is till running fever abt every other day ...
  A: Yes, 20 gauge will work, certainly less tearing than 18 but still will tear a bit. It is not the ...
Pregnant Goat1/11/2015
  Q: The queen (7yrs old) of our herd is due soon, exact date unknown. We do not breed her due to a ...
  A: If her pelvic ligaments are gone and her sides have dropped considerably/sides look hollow - then ...
Goat ate mouse poison1/10/2015
  Q: My goat ate 2 small packs of mouse poison last night and today I given him activated charcoal. Is ...
  A: Charcoal is best given immediately after ingestion of poison. Did the goat end up vomiting? Is the ...
Nigi doe follow up1/9/2015
  Q: Just a quick follw up of the little Nigi Doe who keeps running a fever. She isnt favoring her front ...
  A: IM should be given in the thigh area which is down from the hip area. Re the temp normal for goats, ...
Following up on Nigi baby w/ fever1/8/2015
  Q: My little Nigi doe that is a week old seems to still have a temp. It is 104.3 as of now. She is ...
  A: Would continue with the penicillin twice a day for 5 days. Do you have any other injectable ...
baby goat with swoolen leg1/7/2015
  Q: Have a nigi doe who is 7 days old. I put her in w/ 3 week old doe this morning for a bit and the 3 ...
  A: Did she have her umbilical cord dipped in iodine just after she was born? If not, it is possible ...
nigi baby1/4/2015
  Q: Just wanted to taouch base abt Nigi baby. He passed this morning, but was certainly a fighter. I ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the little guy. You are correct though that you did everything that could have ...
nigi baby1/4/2015
  Q: Following up w/ my little Nigi baby. At this point I really dont know what to do. Meds arent working ...
  A: Sounds like the litte guy is having seizure issues with the high body temperature. Perhaps giving ...
2 day old Nigi1/3/2015
  Q: Just following up w/ the little Nigi I have been trying to get temp down. I gave him asprin again ( ...
  A: It sounds like he has a bad infection - at this point just keeping up on the penicillin and aspirin ...
2 day old Nigi1/2/2015
  Q: We had a set of twins born 2 days ago outside in 17 degree temps. When found, 1 a little stiff. ...
  A: I suspect their internal temp is still low - would put little dog sweater or baby top on them and ...
utter infection1/1/2015
  Q: after our boer doe had trips, the 1st one born dead, and the other two are doing great, with our ...
  A: With a blue/black and cold color/feel it does sound like the udder is gangrenous and will most ...
Question12/30/2014
  Q: Its very cold where i live ,all my goats are pregnant 5 died 8 miscarried,i have 40 goats What can ...
  A: So sorry to hear of the losses. Of course the very cold temperatures you are having certainly can ...
pneumonia12/30/2014
  Q: hope you had a great Christmas. If you remember i have been treating a 10 year old CAE. positive ...
  A: I worked on Christmas Day, but that's okay family not around - we had celebrated early - so worked ...
Pregnant Doe12/26/2014
  Q: Is it safe to use 12.5% Dimethox on a pregnant doe? She is a boer goat and about 11 weeks into her ...
  A: The only time a goat should/needs to be treated for coccidia is if that animal has green diarrhea. ...
Goat pregnancy12/26/2014
  Q: My boar goat doe was due today December 25 and she shows so many signs that she is going to have ...
  A: sorry for the delayed response. How many days along is she? Goats can go up to 160 days sometimes ...
5 yr old nubian/high repsiration/lump right side front of barrel12/21/2014
  Q: went on vacation. Goat has high respiration, like he run 5 miles. not much chewing after a meal. I ...
  A: The lump may or may not be part of the high respirations/breathing hard. Does he look bloated at ...
feeding pygmy goats12/19/2014
  Q: I just read that you shouldn't give goats potato peelings. I've given my two pygmy goats potato ...
  A: Green potato peelings can be toxic - these contain cyanide - and too much can poison a goat, this ...
pneumonia12/19/2014
  Q: you may remember i have a goat 10 years old Doe, pregnant, and has pneumonia. I tried noramycyn ...
  A: The Resflur should take care of any fungal/mycoplasm pneumonia. This pneumonia could just be a ...
diareah12/17/2014
  Q: I have a 2 day old bottle baby whose mamma just dropped her then walked away. Only had powdered ...
  A: Powdered colostrum works fine. In kid goats, brown diarrhea is usually bacterial infection or just ...
M.E. BUCK12/15/2014
  Q: how are you this morning? Re-buck goat that has had what looks like M.E.is still mostly down. He is ...
  A: He could still have an infection that keeps him weak. Would do another round of antibiotics - if ...
pneumonia12/13/2014
  Q: i have a saanen 10 year old Doe with Cae , although she never really developed a bad case of it , ...
  A: Sorry, I have never heard of Resfler. What antibiotics did you use? If this is a bacterial ...
swollen udder12/12/2014
  Q: I don't believe my Nigerian Dwarf nanny is pregnant however her udder is very distended. She's a ...
  A: If the udder is firm then that usually indicates mastitis. Has she had kids before/in milk before? ...
Selenium O.D.12/12/2014
  Q: looks like the buck with what looked like lack of selenium , may have actually to much . At first he ...
  A: Not coccidia, that would only be an issue if he had green diarrhea. Are we sure he was not injured? ...
Re: Goats & Kale12/10/2014
  Q: How r u! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to u & your family..Its been awhile since i last spoke ...
  A: Happy Holiday! Great to hear from you. I understand about missing Migi - I still think of goats ...
Buck goat down12/6/2014
  Q: suspected M E , with this goat a young pygmy buck , 9 months . He is being treated with Banamine and ...
  A: What do the lower inner eyelids look like? Was the goat circling or acting strange before legs ...
goat not eating and just not acting right12/2/2014
  Q: I just bought a nanny and her two daughters that are about 6 months old. Today I noticed one of the ...
  A: Have you taken her temp? Anything over 102.5 is a fever. The fever is from an infection. Is her ...
Pygmy goat kidding11/24/2014
  Q: Doe went into labor this morning, came back from church and she still had no babies. I felt and saw ...
  A: I generally give only 20 minutes of hard pushing before helping. Breech kids, which is what this ...
Sick granny goat11/23/2014
  Q: First off I love reading your previous answers. You are so knowledgeable and helpful!! Reading ...
  A: First off, you sound like you are doing a great job with caring for the goats. Re vaccination, you ...
Goat shivering, hunched, hair loss on neck11/20/2014
  Q: I have a two year old female goat who has been relatively thin recently. She is always docile so I ...
  A: The symptoms could indicate a number of possibilities. One is an infection, another is anemia, ...
goat ate glove11/19/2014
  Q: I did not receive a question receipt e-mail so I assume the question was not received. My one ...
  A: How old is the goat? If it is a kid there may be a complication. If it is a 1 year or older goat ...
goat ate glove11/18/2014
  Q: My goat ate a latex (or nitrile) exam glove.Anything I can do?
  A: How old is the goat? If it is a kid there may be a complication. If it is a 1 year or older goat ...
Arthritis11/17/2014
  Q: I have an old goat who has arthritis and is having a hard time getting around. She is about 100 lbs ...
  A: I like aspirin the best. I use one 325 mg human aspirin per 75 to 100 pounds given every 4 to 6 ...
goat bleeding11/15/2014
  Q: I have an 8 yr. old goat that has been bleeding from the vulva. She was fine in the morning and in a ...
  A: Are you sure the bleeding is also coming from the vulva? Usually two possibilities in goats with ...
my goat's tit got infected by an unsterilized needle11/15/2014
  Q: one day as i was milking the goats i noticed one of my goat's tits is cloged and it was very ...
  A: To start with never, ever stick a needle into a teat - don't know where that site is on the internet ...
5 month old pygmy goat11/12/2014
  Q: might go for the past couple days has been having clumpy stools sometimes it's pelletized but clump ...
  A: Is he eating as well as he usually does? Is he drinking water as well as he usually does? The temp ...
2 mos old African Pygmy goat11/9/2014
  Q: The mother is my smallest Pygmy goat & she had 3 babies 1 was very sm. & the other 2 would get most ...
  A: Injectable Ivomec does not work well in goats and can be very toxic to kid goats. Brown diarrhea in ...
Deworming pregnant goats11/4/2014
  Q: I have 2 nubian does that are pregnant and I am not sure if I should feed them Dumor Goat Dewormer ...
  A: From what I read that wormer is okay for pregnant does. I do not use that wormer though. Generally ...
Harley10/31/2014
  Q: Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min.) 16.00%, Crude Fat (min.) 3.50%, Calcium (Ca) (min.) .80%, ...
  A: Every goat has coccidia in its poop and generally it does not bother the goat - if the poop becomes ...
Cough in young female boar goat10/30/2014
  Q: Help please- I recently purchased a approx 3 month (not sure) boar goat as a companion for my 3 yr ...
  A: Coughing in goats can come from eating dusty and moldy hay, or indeed eating too fast, but this ...
Bloated Goat10/26/2014
  Q: my 1 1/2 yr old mini nubian has been sick and not eating much but hay for three days. Her stomach ...
  A: Is she peeing and pooping normally? Any discharge from her nose? What was/is her temperature? What ...
Doeling10/25/2014
  Q: we have this 5 to 6 months doeling, that have a lump on the left side where her jaw and throat meets ...
  A: Most lumps are either an abscess, either infected or CL, or a cyst. Overnight development usually ...
Blood in urin10/25/2014
  Q: About 20 mins ago my goat urinated on floor and there was blood From his pee Any ideas??
  A: So blood in the urine usually indicates either urinary tract/kidney infection, injury, or urinary ...
Straining10/23/2014
  Q: Here we go again! Harley my. Nigerian dwarf Pygmy goat Is straining to go poop Having a tough time ...
  A: Sounds like constipation, and this can occur from over eating grains, fresh vegetables, or even ...
breeding age of goats10/22/2014
  Q: at what age should I stop using a boer billy goat for breeding, what a boer nanny goat
  A: It depends on the general health and lumbar score and past functioning/gives healthy kids. ...
Laying down a lot10/20/2014
  Q: : I'm a new goat owner of a Nigerian dwarf Pygmy Goat He loves to eat leaves and celery and carrots ...
  A: What type of milk replacer are you using? At 8 weeks of age he should be on only once to twice a ...
Goat Passing Blood10/16/2014
  Q: I have a female goat that is about 9 years old who is pee-ing straight blood. It is very alarming. ...
  A: Sounds like a very bad urinary tract infection. Many times an oral antibiotic will help. Do u have ...
RE: Doe with diarrhea10/15/2014
  Q: I usually use switch between safeguard and ivermectin. But since I was using her milk last time I ...
  A: So the diarrhea is still just brown? Dose is 1/2 cup per 50 to 75 pounds body weight every 2 to 4 ...
momma goat10/15/2014
  Q: I have a small goat who is pregnant and we think she is due soon. For the past 4-5 days she hasn't ...
  A: The greenish nose discharge, lack of eating could mean pneumonia. The thinness could mean she is ...
Goats10/13/2014
  Q: Can you give goats Promethazine 120-12 (Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate) ?
  A: First off, what are the goat's symptoms that you think you need to use something like promethazine? ...
Skin problem10/11/2014
  Q: I have 4 goats, but one as a round raised crusty patch on her rear just where the tail starts. She ...
  A: About how big is this patch? Any drainage or liquid at the patch or around it? Is the area painful ...
Doe with diarrhea10/6/2014
  Q: I have a 7 year old doe that has diarrhea. She had normal pellets until yesterday morning. I gave ...
  A: This sounds like digestive upset, probably from the orange and grapefruit, that is generally too ...
Goat Breeding10/2/2014
  Q: In your opinion, what would be the best goat breed to breed, when breeding dairy goats?
  A: We all have our favorite breeds because of certain breed characteristics. We raise the Oberhasli ...
Goat birth9/29/2014
  Q: My goat just gave birth. She is breathing heavily and foaming from mouth. And is very weak. I gave ...
  A: Did she have a hard time with the birth? Was she otherwise in good health before the kidding? How ...
Sick Dairy Goats9/29/2014
  Q: We just had a young buck die. We bought him about a month ago from a breeder whom we have purchased ...
  A: Sorry for the loss. Do appreciate all the info. What color was the diarrhea? Did you ever check ...
Many questions!!9/29/2014
  Q: I have a ton of questions and could use any guidance available! Today I took in 2 twin goat ...
  A: Yes, 4 weeks is too early to wean. Would start them on milk replacer - use of a multispecies type ...
Goat sick and can't get up9/25/2014
  Q: I have a 6 month old alpine doe that has been acting off the last few days. When I noticed this, ...
  A: What is her temperature measurement? This could be as simple as constipation for which mineral oil ...
Goats as pets9/23/2014
  Q: I have a male boer goat (no balls) and he is an amazing pet that is beautiful but I want to get ...
  A: How old is your Boer? Does he have horns? Was he bottle raised? Is he laid back in attitude or can ...
CL9/18/2014
  Q: i had a ques about the CL Vaccine. the bottle said to inject on the side of the neck. can i inject ...
  A: I have heard good and bad results from it. They want you to inject subcutaneously which is ...
Lame buck9/14/2014
  Q: I have 4 year old, 200lb Saanen buck who has for the past 6 months limped and often walks and feeds ...
  A: What feed regimen is he on? Have you taken a temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and ...
CL9/12/2014
  Q: i found this really healthy goat in the herd that has an Abscess and its under her ear on the back ...
  A: How large is the abscess? Is the skin around it tense enough so you could lance it easily? You can ...
mouth sores9/12/2014
  Q: recently purchased a couple goats and other than being worm infested which is now under control I ...
  A: Unfortunately that sounds like "sore mouth"/pox. This also unfortunately can be contagious if the ...
anemic goat9/12/2014
  Q: i have a anemic goat i saw where u said i could use the geratol iron liquid how much do u give to ...
  A: First of all you need to treat for what is causing the anemia. This is usually liver fluke or the ...
bottle jaw9/12/2014
  Q: have a friend with a 2 year old full size goat that has severe bottle jaw , ( saw pic's of it ) 3 ...
  A: Perhaps he is not looking at the lower inner eyelids - other membranes around the eyes can look pink ...
lump on pygmy goats left side9/9/2014
  Q: I have a 2 year old pygmy (fixed) who is generally really healthy. I just recently found a lump on ...
  A: are you sure the vet did not give the subcutaneous vaccination in that spot or close to it? These ...
goat horns9/7/2014
  Q: I have 3 goats that are now 15 weeks old. They were orphans born on the slaughterhouse floor. The ...
  A: Regular goat grain can be hard for kid goats to digest and also not be attractive in smell or taste ...
Goat stomach problems9/5/2014
  Q: I have a young goat born in March that is having stomach problems. About 3 weeks ago he was not ...
  A: What is his temperature? What feed regimen have you had him on? The bleating and stretching sound ...
SWOLLEN FACE8/30/2014
  Q: been a while , but need some advice . I have a sick young goat Saanen , has had worms , treated for ...
  A: So you are looking at lower inner eyelids? Re the liver fluke only fenbendazole/Safeguard helps ...
Puss from disbudding8/27/2014
  Q: I disbudded 3 boys yesterday, they are 9 days old. All three finished about the same after the ...
  A: This looks like the disbudded areas are infected (thanks much for sending the photo). Would start ...
copper toxicity in goats/ red orange urine8/26/2014
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Nigerian dwarf doe and 2 6 month old pygora/oberhasli cross does and yesterday ...
  A: Copper toxicity first comes to mind. Even if an area is copper deficient, goats need very little ...
Show goats8/25/2014
  Q: My son shows goats but we can't seem to get enough muscle on him. We feed him purina show goat ...
  A: Your son will be taking this one to auction soon/how long do you have until auction time? I ...
goat bucks8/21/2014
  Q: yes we have had about 4 cases of the anemia. i just need to know what should i do different
  A: Where are you located? You may have the barber pole worm as the issue, which causes anemia. If ...
goat bucks8/20/2014
  Q: my older buck and my younger buck developed a belly, they are not bloated its just they have a belly ...
  A: Grazing can give goats and other livestock "hay bellies", but grazing is good as to nutrition for ...
goat gasping for air ...HELP looks like suffocating8/20/2014
  Q: nigerian dwarf..milk doe with 7wk old baby.. noticed watery stool. started herbal worming for 2 ...
  A: Please call 3607428310 Sounds like the doe has an infection, possibly pneumonia. Start on ...
Keeping goats with chickens8/19/2014
  Q: I am new to raising goats, but have had chickens most of my life. I have a 2 year old Pygmy and ...
  A: Goats should never eat chicken feed. Chicken feed balls up together in the goat's intestines and ...
Watery Eye's !8/17/2014
  Q: how are you ? I picked up a couple Boer doelings from the same farm , and both have watery eyes . It ...
  A: Would treat for infection - the polysporin is that the eye ointment you have? I like to use NFZ ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Pregnancy8/17/2014
  Q: so this is the second time my goat has gotten pregnant. And by the same dad..( jumped the fence! ). ...
  A: It could be that she lost one or two babies and they absorbed so she would not be as big. Is her ...
Gost, rolling head8/15/2014
  Q: I just acquired 2 nannies, 1 and 2 yrs. old. The youngest has been rolling her head, non stop. They ...
  A: Are they eating and drinking well? Do you have other goats in the herd that are aggressive to them? ...
Small Pygmy goat female8/10/2014
  Q: About 8 month old . Last five days has no use of front legs and yes might of been butted by bigger ...
  A: Does she have a fever? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and would indicate an infection. Did she ...
enlarged teats8/8/2014
  Q: I have (2) dairy goats that are more like pets. I am new to goats and rather than call out the vet ...
  A: Alpines and Nubian breed dairy does are prone to get precocious udders, especially when they get to ...
Large udder7/28/2014
  Q: Years ago I saw a doe with a udder that was so large that it all but drug on the ground and had to ...
  A: When there is lack of fore and rear udder attachments as well as the medial suspensory ligament ...
Re: Henry & Hnryetta7/23/2014
  Q: Missed talking with u, hows everything going with u & the goats.. Well as for me today was a SAD & ...
  A: So sorry for the bad day. So sorry about Hnryetta. Unfortunately it is hard to tell what a chicken ...
lifeless little goat7/20/2014
  Q: Please help! We are bottle feeding a 5 week old baby pygmy male. Yesterday he was fine. We got up ...
  A: What is his temperature? If over 102.5 that is a fever/infection and could cause this. Was he ...
cheesy gland or what???7/18/2014
  Q: one of my goats has a rather large lump under/along her jawline, between her neck and jaw. i think ...
  A: If the lump is only on one side this is either CL (caseous lymphadenitis)which causes "cheesy gland" ...
Triplet birth/2 died7/15/2014
  Q: My young doe (2 yrs) just gave birth last night for the first time. I stayed up with her till ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Unfortunately first time kidders sometimes just don't have the ability ...
Doe with hard milk bag7/11/2014
  Q: we have an Alpine doe who kidded for the first time over 2 months ago. We've been milking her since ...
  A: Is she eating and drinking well? Is she peeing and pooping well? Generally for mastitis the symptoms ...
Hoove support7/7/2014
  Q: Ok.. 6 months a year the goats have to deal with monsoons. And I am looking for a way to effectively ...
  A: To support their hooves a good mineral salt that has both selenium and cobalt in it would work well. ...
Bot Fly larvea7/7/2014
  Q: ok.. we have 60 goats, 7 dogs. (I use goat meds on the dogs) During the dry months we have ticks ...
  A: For both external and internal parasites we have used the following regimen for 28 years with much ...
Princess Pei Pei (1month old)7/7/2014
  Q: We noticed one of our kids was favoring her left front side. And she does not like to get up on all ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection/fever. This could well be an ...
Mangy and thin goat7/2/2014
  Q: I have an Oberhasli doe that kidded in March with a boy and girl. She's in a large (but not large ...
  A: First thing I would say is that pour on wormers are not meant for goats and can be toxic to them. ...
goat's eye damage6/30/2014
  Q: It looks like I have damaged unintentionally one of the eyes of our pregnant diary goat when tried ...
  A: The mistrust and liking the dark is from the eye pain/injury. Was this 100% iodine or a dilution? ...
Older goat shows sign of illness6/25/2014
  Q: I've been scouring the Internet for information on symptoms that several of our older goats exhibit. ...
  A: Generally that indicates either anemia or a fever/infection. What type of feed regimen do you ...
Digestive problems6/15/2014
  Q: We have a 9 year old Pygmy Doe. Her system has been off since the 2nd of June when the vet injected ...
  A: Dog like poop can indicate worms. Most goats have coccidia in their systems. Only if there is ...
Cl in goats6/10/2014
  Q: I have 5 Nigerian dwarf goats and a few weeks ago or so we noticed a lump on the side of on of their ...
  A: What did the puss look like? If it was cottage cheese looking it most likely is CL, if it was ...
Sick Goat6/9/2014
  Q: Donna, Once again thank you for all your help regarding Tulip. She seems to be doing much better. ...
  A: Glad she is better. The blindness sometimes takes weeks. I would continue with human B complex ...
Sick Goat6/5/2014
  Q: Good morning, I hope you maybe able to assist me. I have a female Nigerian Dwarf goat 14 months old, ...
  A: Had she not been eating prior to Friday May 30th? Does not sound like listeriosis as this usually ...
Nutrition6/4/2014
  Q: how have you been so far this beautiful spring ? A question about nutrition , FODDER , grown from ...
  A: So nice to hear from you and so happy all is well - nice job! Re fodder, that is excellent feed ...
4yr old very sick dwarf nigerian nanny6/2/2014
  Q: how long should it take to tell a difference after working-class, iron b-12 and yogurt? She seems to ...
  A: How are her lower inner eyelids? At this point I would continue with the iron, B complex (it must be ...
weak kid6/1/2014
  Q: I have a kid born 2 weeks ago today. It took a few days to realize she and her twin weren't nursing. ...
  A: This could also be due to a selenium deficiency. Glad you are bottle feeding. This can also be the ...
Goat leaves chew side of mouth5/30/2014
  Q: Gabriel from Puerto Rico back again!😊👍 . This time is not one of mine but a ...
  A: Sometimes a goat gets either an abscess inside the mouth that can cause the cud/food to stick in the ...
4yr old very sick dwarf nigerian nanny5/29/2014
  Q: I have a 4 yr old dwarf nigerian nanny who has been very healthy up until about a month or so ago, ...
  A: Sounds like either barber pole worm or liver fluke issue causing the symptoms. Would use safeguard ...
Switch to replacer?5/26/2014
  Q: We have a kid, about 2 months now, and are feeding him whole milk. He got scours from replacer, gave ...
  A: So he had green diarrhea? Corrid is made for coccidiosis. General brown scours are digestive upset ...
growth5/24/2014
  Q: in one of my meadows the goats graze in has two big logs. because of all the rain there are rubbery ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. I was trying to research this on the internet and with my local ...
Pygmy Goat dry flaky skin5/20/2014
  Q: I have two 12 year old female pygmy goats and one of the goats has very dry itchy flaky skin and she ...
  A: Usually flaky/itchy skin is due to mange mites, lack of enough fat/protein in their diet and/or ...
swollen lower leg on goat .5/18/2014
  Q: I have a 2 year old Saanen / Alpine , that has a very swollen lower front leg . She holds it up all ...
  A: Has her feed regimen changed recently? Is the area warm or hot to touch? What is her temperature? ...
9 week old girl dwarf Nigerian having pee problems5/18/2014
  Q: My 9 week old dwarf Nigerian just started showing symptoms of difficulty peeing and it is copper in ...
  A: Sounds like a urinary tract infection. Would start on oral antibiotics - what do you have available ...
Goat Loosing Weight5/17/2014
  Q: I have a 7 year old nubien and he has recently been loosing weight I can see his bones in his back. ...
  A: 7 years old is not old so that should not be the issue. What feed regimen do you have him on? How ...
2.5 Year old with chronic recurring diarrhea5/16/2014
  Q: We have a pygmy wether that is now around 2.5 years old. At the 6 month point we started having ...
  A: Sounds like your vet is a cow/bovine vet with all the items he uses - epsom salts, draxxin, etc. I ...
Shoulder injury5/16/2014
  Q: I am a woofer on a goat dairy and before I came here I had no experience with goats (but have fallen ...
  A: When you push in on the area does it cause him any pain and/or does it seem soft or hard to touch? ...
Sheeps vs goats5/15/2014
  Q: 1. Which animal has the more delicious milk? Sheep or goat? 2. From these two animals, which ...
  A: The following information below is from an article I read that gives a good amount of information as ...
sick goat5/8/2014
  Q: my goat kidded twins and at 2 wks stopped eating I took kids off she had fruity smelling breath and ...
  A: When you say a "seizure", exactly what were the symptoms? The breath smell was a "sickly sweet", ...
Mastitis5/6/2014
  Q: i have a 2 year old Lamancha / Alpine , in full milk . Last evening I decided to check a few of my ...
  A: I never have use the CMT kit as it does give false positives. Sometimes just a high protein level ...
male goat5/5/2014
  Q: I have a male goat 2 months old we got for 4-H. Just noticed today that when he urinates it just ...
  A: What feed regimen has he been on? If he has been on alfalfa and/or a dairy goat chow this could be ...
BOTTLE JAW5/3/2014
  Q: thought I had seen the last of this , but one of my Does picked up a load of pinworms . I did a ...
  A: I don't use the new cell - I only use human iron tablets or Geritol liquid to treat for the anemia, ...
pin worms4/29/2014
  Q: update on the calf , he is much better today and now that I know how to treat him I feel he will ...
  A: Re Valbazen, side effects can be liver damage. I don't use this product on goats, so can't help you ...
White Muscle4/29/2014
  Q: a question about a calf I have . Very early on he developed White Muscle , and I gave him Selenium , ...
  A: For a calf they would get 2 mg of selenium along with 1000 IU vitamin E oil and oil from 800 IU ...
Re: The birds4/25/2014
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, I heard u were on vacation i hope u thoroughly enjoyed your vacation! I hope ...
  A: Nice time off, yes. Chickens are not made really to perch on small limbs. Re their food. Sometimes ...
Goats Itching4/19/2014
  Q: I have a heard of two Nigerian goats ages 4 and two Pygmy goats ages 1 year. Spring has finally ...
  A: Sorry to say that pour ons are not good for goats as they are made for the thicker hided animals ...
goat with diarrhea4/16/2014
  Q: I got a new goat about 2 weeks ago. She was fine. Now for the past few days she has diarrhea bad. I ...
  A: Sounds like this is just digestive upset, especially if the diarrhea is a brown color. If not ...
baby goat will not eat4/15/2014
  Q: We have a 3 week old Nubian male that from the start will not eat on his own. He has to be force ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever and an infection. Did you dip ...
Goat sticking head thru fence constantly4/13/2014
  Q: I have a 5 month old male boer goat. He keeps sticking his head thru the fence getting his horns ...
  A: No device is made that I know of. You can use a piece of PVC piping that fits from horn to horn and ...
GOAT IN CHICKEN FEED4/11/2014
  Q: my cousin has a goat that has had a bit of chicken feed , 3-4 cups , this was 2 days ago . Very ...
  A: Chicken feed usually obstipates goats. If the goat is under 6 months of age then it could start ...
Re: Iggy4/9/2014
  Q: Good Evening Donna, My sisters goat iggy just gave birth today at about 2:00 p.m (hawaii) time she ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answer but I have not been receiving the questions in a timely manner - an ...
Re: Henry & Henrietta4/1/2014
  Q: Good Morning Donna, U know Donna this will be day 2 since i've been observing Henrys attack & i've ...
  A: Sounds like Henry is still very cautious and sounds like he injured his wing(s). Adding the ...
Goat Not Drinking3/31/2014
  Q: Donna. I asked you last year about some dehorning infections in my baby goats and I'm pretty sure ...
  A: He sounds definitely depressed/still in shock too. You can use Pulsatilla, a homeopathic medicine, ...
Re: Henry & Henrietta3/31/2014
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Crying right now b/c Henry my pet rooster got attacked by my neighbors dog & the ...
  A: Sorry to hear. He could have a broken wing and/or internal injuries. He could also only be in ...
Lame goat3/27/2014
  Q: My goat is a 180 lb, 8 year old wether who has been favoring his front left leg off and on for the ...
  A: What is his temperature - anything over 102.5 is a fever. Any change in feed regimen when he ...
LOW TEMP3/14/2014
  Q: i have a kid , buck , goat about 2 weeks old . He has a sister also . These two were born by the Doe ...
  A: Did the doe receive her CDT before kidding? Yellow soft poop/diarrhea usually indicates ...
baby goat breating funny3/13/2014
  Q: I have a little goat that was near still born.. he has been doing fine. I gave him a bottle of ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. He most likely has a pneumonia. Would start him on 1/2 cc of ...
Overdue goat3/12/2014
  Q: I have a 2 year old Nubian doe that is pregnant for the first time she was with a buck sept 28 thru ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Is she up to date on selenium supplementation? Have her sides ...
Mastitis3/11/2014
  Q: i have a repeat offender , for mastitis , although i'm not getting a positive reading from the cmt ...
  A: But adding the LA200 should take care of the possibility of mastitis and, yes, it usually works well ...
CAE3/8/2014
  Q: Can CAE be spread from a CAE pos. doe to a buck through breeding? Had my goats tested for CAE and ...
  A: most likely not probable, that the buck could contract CAE. It has not been proven that kids can ...
diarrhea3/7/2014
  Q: I have a female pygmy/dwarf that could be due to kid anyday and this morning when I went tofeed I ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Has she had a change in feed regimen? If the diarrhea is brown it ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat3/5/2014
  Q: I just read your letter . I have a Male wether was castrated he is 8 months now , and he is just ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Late castration leaves a lot of hormones in his system and he ...
Baby goat and di methox3/4/2014
  Q: We Are new goat owners and have 2 babies about 8-9 wks old. We lost a kid about 9 days after she ...
  A: What were the symptoms with the first kid? Any diarrhea? Any new symptoms with the remaining kid? ...
CAE DOE .3/3/2014
  Q: the girl with the hard udder , who is CAE positive is doing well , but i wonder will her udder ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. As to the doe with mastitis I usually advise penicillin first - 7 day dosing ...
Dying doeling Goats3/2/2014
  Q: I bought a lot of twenty Alpine doelings, in January, of about 6 months of age, Two weeks ago 1 dyed ...
  A: No symptoms before deaths? Did they stop eating and drinking? If no other symptoms before deaths, ...
goat cant stand and has soft poop2/28/2014
  Q: my 1month old goat suddenly cant stand and i tired to prepare a water mix with sugar and salt. and ...
  A: Whata color is the diarrhea? If it is yellow it is enterotoxemia. If white it is E. coli. If it is ...
Re: Iggy female goat2/26/2014
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Lila here i don't know if this is good news or not but u know i was telling u ...
  A: Yes, please let them know they can get a hold of me anytime. Also, I would advise them to have that ...
Pneumonia2/26/2014
  Q: the little guy i was treating for , what i thought was pneumonia , died this morning . After he ...
  A: Sorry to hear. But didn't you tell me he was peeing and pooping, and a normal amount? If I had ...
amniotic fluid loss?2/25/2014
  Q: I have a doe that is VERY pregnant. She is 3 years old and this is her second kidding, successfully ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. The liquid certainly can be amniotic fluid - especially with ...
pneumonia2/23/2014
  Q: the young guy is still hanging on , if he hadn't of been in good shape i think he would have passed ...
  A: The crying when he lays down could come from pneumonia issues - is he still peeing and pooping? If ...
Re: Henry & Henrietta2/22/2014
  Q: How are u! Just wanting to see how u & the goats are doing.... I got to tell u that i have 2 ...
  A: So good to hear from you. You are right about chickens not being high maintenance. Not much you ...
CAE2/22/2014
  Q: i have a 10 month old Boer buck , i noticed 2 weeks ago panting , short fast breaths , i treated ...
  A: Okay, so the 10 month old sounds like it could be a fungal pneumonia for which penicillin will not ...
mucus in stool2/21/2014
  Q: I have a mamma goat who gave birth 3days ago and now she is showing some brown mucus in the stool. ...
  A: Is she eating and drinking well? Is she pooping and peeing well? Is the poop regular pellets? To ...
older pygmy goat with sore front legs2/18/2014
  Q: My pygmy goat is 12 years old. She is having pain in her front legs. She has always been healthy ...
  A: Do her legs look arthritic? Are the knees/carpal joints swollen? Do the legs feel hot to touch? Is ...
Goat Nutrition2/17/2014
  Q: been a crazy few days here 10 kid's born 9 bucks 1 doe , all healthy . Been doing some research on ...
  A: Sounds like you have been busy - I just had the first kid born here yesterday. A good grass hay ...
sick goat2/15/2014
  Q: I have a male Nubian that was given to me last fall. he started showing signs of bloating and wont ...
  A: Mineral oil - human type - is a great start - give 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight now, then again ...
grain requirements2/13/2014
  Q: how are you . Everything here is going very well health wise for the goats . Kidding has begun with ...
  A: Had some snow here but goats liked it - crazy goats! Okay so for a pregnant doe they should get 5 ...
Ready to SCREAM!2/11/2014
  Q: I am about at the end of my rope. I have a Alpine/Boer cross, 2 yrs old, bred to kid in March, who ...
  A: Wow - so sorry to hear. Certainly could be the weather. Were they all up to date with ...
dog attack/pygmy goat2/6/2014
  Q: I had two dogs attack and kill a 6 mo billy and my almost a yr old billy is crashing hard. I've ...
  A: In the house in a small kennel is a great idea to start with. Donna You're still welcome to call ...
baby goat eye2/5/2014
  Q: We have a baby goat that's about 3 weeks old. His eye is closed and the hair is gone aroun both eyes ...
  A: Is there any inflammation seen when you open the eyelids? Is there any discharge around the eyes? ...
miscarriage2/1/2014
  Q: Help please- our just turned one year old, expecting dairy goat miscarried this morning. She was ...
  A: Sorry for the loss. What did the fetus (was this one fetus or did she have two miscarries) look ...
Sore Mouth in Goats1/30/2014
  Q: We have just started our small goat farm (4-H) related...this is our third year. So we have been ...
  A: Are you bottle raising the kids or did you allow them to nurse on the does? If the kid goats are ...
PYGMY GOAT PREGNANCY1/28/2014
  Q: DONNA, MY PYGMY GOAT MISCARRIED IN EARLY DECEMBER AND THEN MY MALE PASSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. SHE LOST ...
  A: Did you see the placenta? Is she otherwise eating and drinking, peeing and pooping well? To answer ...
Temperature1/27/2014
  Q: If adult goats are in a barn with the doors closed out of the wind, have good bedding, warm water ...
  A: If the goats are otherwise healthy and have a good coat of hair on them, and there are a number of ...
goat lumps1/27/2014
  Q: my goat has a white lump behind both her front legs. she doesn't seem to know it is there until I ...
  A: Is the skin or the hair white? It is in the loose skin behind the front legs? Have you given subcu ...
My goats are bullying each other1/27/2014
  Q: So I rescued a pigmy crossed with lamoncho doe a year ago and it turned out she was in the process ...
  A: So the adult/pygmy doe who has horns and the wether (castrated male) are bullying the younger doe? ...
GOATS1/26/2014
  Q: I HAVE A GOAT THAT IS BETWEEN 7 TO 10 YEARS FOR 2 DAYS NOT EATING OR DRINKING SHAKES ALITLE SHE DID ...
  A: Sounds like she has a pneumonia or other infection. Would start on penicillin injectable - ...
My goat Callie1/23/2014
  Q: I had called you yesterday about my goat Callie passing clots. You had recomended vitamin K. I am ...
  A: I am surprised it is not available as it is just a vitamin. With that said, vitamin K1 injection ...
Vaginal prolapse1/20/2014
  Q: I have a 3yr old boer doe, second pregnancy, who is due in 10 days. Her vagina is starting to show ...
  A: Vaginal prolapses can be genetic or they can be due to selenium deficiency (selenium strengthens ...
Just went through a difficult delivery1/20/2014
  Q: We own pigmy goats and sheep. We have had several birthing experiences, most positive. Our goat ...
  A: I am sorry for the loss. Unfortunately there just are not enough competent goat veterinarians ...
10 month old goat1/19/2014
  Q: we have a 10 month old goat who has been in standing heat 3 times since 5th of january dont know if ...
  A: So she has stood to be bred by the buck each time? Had you seen her in a regular estrus/heat cycle ...
doe down1/17/2014
  Q: 3 year old, one month from kidding, diarrhea, (fixed that) away from herd, ruminate down, gave 20cc ...
  A: . Please call 3607428310. Am away from internet. Just got home so had not heard from you and ...
sick goat1/17/2014
  Q: Our goat had been fine but today she laid down not on her side. She will still eat but her head ...
  A: Any foam at her mouth? What is her temperature? Is she eating her hay and grain? Do you see any ...
baby nanny1/16/2014
  Q: I have a baby goat which I have been bottle feeding now for 6 days. She was disowned by her mother ...
  A: When you say she is having a hard time breathing, is she foaming at the mouth or through the nose, ...
doeling not thriving1/16/2014
  Q: I have a 9 month old Nubian doe who was doing great until a few months ago. She started losing ...
  A: What color are her lower inner eyelids? Has she been tested for CAE? Any cough or runny nose that ...
pneumonia1/16/2014
  Q: i was talking a while back about a couple goats with possible pneumonia or lung worm . One had lung ...
  A: Agrimycin is oxytetracycline and that is good to use if the penicillin is not helping as this ...
Birthing1/16/2014
  Q: We have a goat who has already given birth to One this morning, she is pawing at the ground Belly ...
  A: Is this her first kidding? Can you feel another kid inside of her on either side? To answer your ...
wether with diarrhea1/16/2014
  Q: I have a wether that has had diarrhea for 2 days now. So i picked up some duramycin-10 but can not ...
  A: How old is the wether? What color is the diarrhea? If the diarrhea is brown, then it is either ...
pygmy goat preg w dead fetus1/15/2014
  Q: After I sent the question I was going to the feed store for supplies and I came back and she had ...
  A: So sorry to hear. Yes, you are correct about goats and having just hours sometimes. Many times too ...
Breed Options1/15/2014
  Q: I've been doing some research on goats as I know very little about them. We have a small farm in ...
  A: And, the key is finding a friendly, non agressive goat, without horns. Bottle raised wethers ...
pregnant pygmyw poss. dead fetus1/14/2014
  Q: I have a 3yo pygmy who is due to kid very soon if not already. She has been acting very off such as ...
  A: Would take a temperature if you can - anything over 102.5 would be a fever and that would indicate ...
hoof rot1/13/2014
  Q: got to love this January thaw !! A fellow emailed me saying two of his goats may have hoof rot , ...
  A: We are just in perpetual rain, but that's normal Washington State weather. True hoof rot is easy to ...
my goat1/13/2014
  Q: I have a goat that was walking just fine one day and the next she started walking funny. Its like ...
  A: How old is the goat? What color are her lower inner eyelids? Is she otherwise healthy and in good ...
Pygmy breeding1/12/2014
  Q: I have 8 pygmies, 5 females and 3 "fixed" males. I don't have a buck because they cause to much ...
  A: Dairy goat breeds are seasonal breeders which means they only come into estrous/heat during the ...
goat health1/12/2014
  Q: we purchased two goats about a month ago and brought them home 4 hours from where they lived. the ...
  A: How old are the goats? Have you noticed any discoloration of their grain and/or hay? What plants ...
Baby male goat urinary problem1/11/2014
  Q: We have a male boar goat that was born yesterday and has a transparent like sack behind his penis ...
  A: It could have been caused from a birth injury. Did the kid come out in an other than normal way, or ...
update on doe bleeding1/10/2014
  Q: Another update this morning for you on the doe that was bleeding yesterday. She was and did abort ...
  A: Sorry to hear but good to know what was going on. Yes, I would continue with antibiotics for 5 more ...
follow up on doe w/ bloody urine1/10/2014
  Q: Just wanted to touch base a bit this evening abt the doe we spoke of earlier w/ blood in here pee. I ...
  A: It's possible she has a urinary tract/kidney infection - the symptoms fit this. It may take 2 or 3 ...
goat with blood1/9/2014
  Q: I have another pygmy doe that is abt 4 ys old and in very good health. Noticed this morning that she ...
  A: Is this bright red blood or darker blood? If the doe is pregnant this could be the start of a ...
pygmy goat keeps falling1/8/2014
  Q: I havent spoken to you in a good well and all has been well. I have a pygmy doe who is abt 3 1/2 yrs ...
  A: Is she eating well? What color are her lower inner eyelids? What feed regimen is she on and how much ...
goat coughing1/7/2014
  Q: I have 2 miniature female pygmy goat sister's,they are almost 2. They are the only goats I have and ...
  A: Any dust or mold in the grain? What type of hay do you feed them? Is the hay dusty at all - looking ...
Goats1/4/2014
  Q: I was wondering what I need to feed 8 to 10 week old Nigerian Dwarf goats?
  A: Calf Manna (a calf starter pellet) works very well for all kid goats - this is high in protein and ...
Cold Weather1/3/2014
  Q: it is supposed to be -10 F (actual) tonight at my house. I have 2 pygmy goats, 5 and 11 years old. 3 ...
  A: It certainly sounds like a cozy place and one that will keep them out of wind chill. With the info ...
Mysterious Death1/2/2014
  Q: Had a yearling nubian goat, never freshened, go down the other day. She was screaming at the top of ...
  A: Where are you located? What has the weather been like? What feed regimen did you have them on? No ...
goats and freezing weather1/2/2014
  Q: We live in Northern Maryland and are expecting temps in single digits with wind chill below zero ...
  A: Would say the two young Nigerian Dwarf wethers absolutely need a better place to stay out of the ...
new baby12/29/2013
  Q: Got it! Thank you. When it is time to put the baby back with her mother will her mother reject her?
  A: In some cases the kid goat can go back with the mother once the kid is stronger. But that is a ...
preg goat12/26/2013
  Q: I have a friend that has a very pregnant goat , that yesterday went off her food other than a bit of ...
  A: Yes, Merry Christimas. And, yes, this certainly sounds abnormal. If a pregnant doe who is due or ...
Little Bits legs12/25/2013
  Q: Merry Christmas! We had 2 wonderful presents born this morning. They are huge and healthy boys. ...
  A: I would also start bottle raising her as you are doing. I would not wrap the legs at all. The ...
goats12/24/2013
  Q: i just got a Nigerian dwarf doe and she has started vomiting a brown liquid (diarrhea like) and ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. This could be from eating something poisonous. This could be ...
goat in repeated heat12/23/2013
  Q: Checking in with you about my goat Blueberry again, but this time it's about her heat cycles: She is ...
  A: Remind me how old Blueberry is. This certainly sounds like her hormones are off. This could be due ...
hoof collapse12/23/2013
  Q: Why does a goat hoof collapse?
  A: What exactly do you mean the hoof collapsed? Is it the hoof wall that has lost shape? Is it the ...
Re: Goats12/19/2013
  Q: MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours & all the goats & babies! I hope all is well this will be ...
  A: So good to hear from you. All well here. We had some very cold (10 degree) weather over a week or ...
Sulfadimethoxine Soluble Powder dose for goats12/14/2013
  Q: After researching on the net, I got a 107 gram package of Sulfadimethoxine Soluble Powder at a farm ...
  A: It is generally only the bucks and wethers (castrated males) that get urinary calculi/stones. These ...
Horse Wormer12/11/2013
  Q: I am wondering about this horse wormer ( Equantel Fenbendazolum 1250 mg , 30 Boluses Equine Horse ...
  A: If the fenbendazole amount is the same as in the Safeguard horse wormer that should be fine. Bolus ...
tree's12/10/2013
  Q: little lull in the weather and back to cold tomorrow . O K , so I know the tree's are safe for them ...
  A: The bark is eaten by goats that like the taste of the inner cambrium layer that has lots of vitamins ...
nutrition12/8/2013
  Q: how are you ? A question about the amount of nutrition in young Fir and Spruce tree's . Is there ...
  A: We're good here except cold temps - 10 this morning and high will be 15 - been that way for a week ...
goat in heat?12/1/2013
  Q: I hope I am not bugging you! I have a question about another goat, Phoebe. She is a year and a half ...
  A: Not bugging me at all. Always like to help if I can. Every goat is different in how they react to ...
follow up questions11/29/2013
  Q: I contacted you about 2 weeks ago regarding my immune-deficient doe, Blueberry. I have been giving ...
  A: nice job working so hard with Ms. Blueberry. You could back off of the vitamin mixture to every 3rd ...
Chronic Diarrhea in Goat11/27/2013
  Q: My friend has an adult goat who has had diarrhea for at least a month. She tested positive for ...
  A: When you say the doe tested positive for coccidiosis, was the diarrhea green? If not green then it ...
cmpk11/24/2013
  Q: I would like to know where to get some. I live in south florida
  A: You are talking about the gel CMPK to prevent hypocalcemia? For prevention of hypocalcemia I advise ...
Lethargic Nigerian Dwarf Goat11/18/2013
  Q: I have a 5 month old male who recently lost his twin. Since then he has not been eating well and in ...
  A: Is he pooping and peeing okay? If pooping, is it pelleted. Why did his twin pass away? He could ...
goats11/17/2013
  Q: My 3 month old goat was dehorned 2 days ago by a vet after we tried to disbud her earler.She seam ...
  A: Was this a full dehorning - where the vet surgically removed the horn roots and the goat has a holes ...
follow up questions11/16/2013
  Q: A couple of things regarding my earlier email about my possibly immune-deficient goat: 1. I will ...
  A: Re the vitamins - usually 5 to 7 days to see any improvement. Re the yogurt - I give this orally - ...
goat's frequent illness11/16/2013
  Q: I have a 4 year old Nubian doe who has been getting sick frequently for about the last 3 months or ...
  A: Do not think he is an experienced goat vet. It is totally possible she has a low immune system and ...
Limping goat11/13/2013
  Q: I am hoping you can shed some light on my goat for me. I have only been a goat owner for about 10 ...
  A: Is she running a fever? anything over 102.5 is a fever and usually indicates an infection. Is the ...
sick buck11/11/2013
  Q: a lady emailed me about a very sick buck goat she has . She said he has had the scours and is off ...
  A: How old is the buck? What color are the scours? Green would be coccidiosis, brown is bacterial or ...
drying off11/8/2013
  Q: sorry i couldnt find way to keep on that same stream so started a new question page... I milked ...
  A: And, sometimes any milking at all will stimulate the mammary system to stay active. As long as she ...
goat choking loosing weight11/8/2013
  Q: my goat eats goat pellets I have 5 they wait for me every morning but my one female is choking like ...
  A: How old is the goat? Does she foam at the mouth when she seems to be choking? Is she eating other ...
weak lamb11/6/2013
  Q: a fellow gave me a lamb about 7 months old in very poor condition . Eats well but has lost the ...
  A: Wow, so odd - thanks for the info. Sounds more and more like selenium deficiency and possibly zinc ...
My Pygmy and boher mix acts like something wrong11/6/2013
  Q: He has been fine I changed food cause the man at the tractor supply said that this was better well ...
  A: How old is he? What type of feed did you change him to and how long ago did you change it. Is he ...
bottlejaw11/5/2013
  Q: i have a doe with bottlejaw, plus she have 3 nursing kids. i dont know what to do? first of all with ...
  A: Bottlejaw is caused by severe anemia. When you say bottle jaw you are specifically speaking of the ...
drying off11/4/2013
  Q: I am wanting to dry off Lola who ia producing 3-4 litres of milk and i have been milking her just in ...
  A: Stop giving them any grain (and if they are on alfalfa they also need to be off of that), milk them ...
barber pole worms10/31/2013
  Q: Is there more than 1 type of barber-pole worms? If there is, can you describe both with differences ...
  A: Regular stomach worms and the barber pole worm (only one type of barber pole worm) are different and ...
Enlarged Teat10/30/2013
  Q: My Oberhasli doe has a enlarged teat. She has not given birth in the last 6 years so it is not due ...
  A: Is the teat discolored? If you milk the teat is there any liquid coming out? Is the doe otherwise ...
baby pygmy with crusted white stuff in ears10/30/2013
  Q: just got a baby pygmy baby has been shaking it head i noticed inside ears were crusted white stuff ...
  A: Sounds like it could be ear mites. Would use human mineral oil twice a day to the ears and then let ...
Pygmy goat drooling10/13/2013
  Q: I have a 12 year old pygmy goat. In the last few days he has not been himself. He is drooling on ...
  A: Generally when a goat is drooling and one side or the other is more affected this is either a stroke ...
pennicillin while preggo10/13/2013
  Q: one of my does jumped this fence either late last night or this morning, somehow she almost ripped ...
  A: Yes, absolutely no issues - 3 cc per 100 pounds twice a day for 5 days - intramuscular given in the ...
boer goat/ wild dog attack/right front leg10/10/2013
  Q: Six days ago three wild dogs dug under the fence and attacked, I was there so able to stop the ...
  A: Is she eating and drinking? What is her temperature? (anything over 102.5 is a fever which ...
What is she doing?10/6/2013
  Q: Remember me? I asked about Lily last about 1 1/2 weeks ago. Well anyways, her and the buckling were ...
  A: Once the ligaments are totally gone - that is you cannot feel them at all - and her sides are also ...
goat illness10/5/2013
  Q: You helped me on Thursday with a problem and I could not figure out how to ask a followup question ...
  A: It may take here 2 to 3 days after the antibiotics are started to really feel like eating. The ...
Re: Goats10/4/2013
  Q: How is everything & everybody goats too!! Hope alls well! I have a sad story to tell u u know this ...
  A: I'm lucky to have a livestock guardian dog who runs the perimeter and has a great strong bark when ...
Young Nanny goat10/4/2013
  Q: We have a young nanny about 2 months old, we had to start bottle feeding her about 3 weeks ago, ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. She may have pneumonia. Is she pooping okay/pellets? I would not ...
Goat Illness10/3/2013
  Q: Our goat is approx 8 years old. We have noticed in the last few days that she is not interested in ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever/infection. She could have a ...
My Possibly Pregnant Doe ( Lilly )10/1/2013
  Q: We got a buckling that was 4 weeks old on May 2nd. He is getting bigger-along with the doe. They ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Intact male goats are able to breed a doe at 2 months of age. ...
tread worm10/1/2013
  Q: re-Ami , I had a fecal done on her today , the results were lots of thread worm , new one on me . ...
  A: just like people get - it is not common in goats so I am thinking the vet saw other internal ...
wormer9/30/2013
  Q: I should remember this but I just bred a lean doe , around 80 lbs who had worms in the past . She ...
  A: either oral horse wormer with ivermectin 1.87% in it or fenbendazole type (panacur/Safeguard) are ...
broken horn9/17/2013
  Q: Our seven month buckling has partially torn off his horn at the base. His horn is leaning next to ...
  A: Since these are scurs, if possible I would take that scur off (this may easily come off with a snip ...
Fuzzy Face9/10/2013
  Q: thought you would like to know Fuzzy Face has made a full recovery and her weight is starting to ...
  A: So great to hear about Ms. Fuzzy Face - nice job, actually, great job! Always nice to hear from ...
Yearling Boer Grind teeth9/9/2013
  Q: I have a yearling boer pet that has started to grind his teeth. My wonderful vet is out of town. I ...
  A: What exactly is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever. How long has he been ...
u/c9/6/2013
  Q: It's me again. I found potassium citrate. finally. Can I use this now, even though I have given ...
  A: Please read my most recent e-mail - would like to talk more about this and who diagnosed this as UC. ...
u/c9/5/2013
  Q: How may potassium citrate tablets should be used per 8 op of lemon juice? Can this mixture be ...
  A: It is per poundage of animal - so one cup of concentrated lemon juice to 75 pounds of body weight. ...
Fuzzy Face9/4/2013
  Q: Fuzzy Face today has finally taken a few steps . She still has one weak joint on her right forward ...
  A: How much vitamin D are you giving with each injection. This is Bo-Se injectable, correct? You may ...
milk problem9/3/2013
  Q: good morning yes my goat she eat and drink well....i m using wheat, corn, leaf, grass and wheat dry ...
  A: It is possible she could have a ketosis, which is a lack in sugar and that causes buildup of ketones ...
goat losing hair9/3/2013
  Q: where can I get selenium/vitamin E and D. My goat has been very worm. We have already wormed 3 time ...
  A: Re the selenium/E/D - we use human selenium (200 mcg dose tablets) along with human vitamin E (1000 ...
3 month old pygmy goat9/3/2013
  Q: Donna,please help!!! I had my little billy banded, de-horn the Vet had to cut them off the horns.Had ...
  A: Sounds like he has joint ill/infection into the joints. What antibiotics is he currently on? Any ...
Medicated shampoo for goats9/2/2013
  Q: i am wondering if it would be safe to use a medicated shampoo and conditioner on my pygmy goats. I ...
  A: So, looking at the ingredients on the antiparasitic (external parasites) I see the following: Water, ...
Goat still down8/30/2013
  Q: Had a couple follow up questions about our little guy that we thought had meningeal worm. We have ...
  A: Since the little guy was 6 days without treatment, and we have the possible diagnoses covered, it ...
Re: Convo8/30/2013
  Q: Missed talking to u! Hows all the goats & babies if any.. Boy if i was living close to u i would ...
  A: busy. Re livestock vets, unfortunately most of these vets still don't know anything about goats - ...
Old Buck8/29/2013
  Q: I have an old (10) year old Lamancha Buck , has been healthy up to now , and has been wormed . I ...
  A: Would start him on penicillin and probiotics. One of my bucks is going on 14, still serviced 5 does ...
1 month old pygmy all the sudden cant stand or walk8/27/2013
  Q: Our 1 month old doe was a healthy kid up till yesterday. She was fine until i went out to feed in ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. She definitely has a fever (anything over 102.5) so she needs 1/4 ...
Goat down - diagnosis meningeal worm8/26/2013
  Q: Our 7 month old Nubian male weighs 60lbs has been down for 6 days now. We found him in with our ...
  A: What symptoms brought on the diagnosis of meningeal worm? Had he been eating and drinking up until ...
RE: Weak kid8/24/2013
  Q: the kid that is starved has begun to rebound . I did a bit of research on Selenium and found you can ...
  A: I think I had said before my regimen was the oral selenium, D and E once and then a second day and ...
weak kid8/21/2013
  Q: appears the diarrhea has stopped for now , but she is still not strong enough to fully stand . I ...
  A: Would give her iron for energy. Re the selenium did you add the D and E with it? Also re the ...
weak kid8/19/2013
  Q: computer has been down and have had to take care of a very weak 12 weak old doeling . She was given ...
  A: So glad the penicillin is working for the others - I had only heard of the red river bacteria so did ...
Goat with 'chronic' diarrhea8/16/2013
  Q: Just to give you a background of our little farm..we started with a nubian (1 yr when i got her in ...
  A: Some questions for you re the Nubian - when she has the diarrhea has she had pelleted poop before ...
nigerian goat 10 weeks old/Intoxication-induced hemolysis8/14/2013
  Q: today we gave our wee goats (we have triplets) some water via bottle as a treat...told this was okay ...
  A: Yes, especially the large amount you gave to a small breed of goat - it does sound like water ...
LaMancha 3 year old8/11/2013
  Q: I've read the answers to some of the other "swollen knee" questions, but they seem to be for very ...
  A: Has she been tested for CAE? Unfortunately anytime after 2 or 3 years of age if goats are positive ...
Alpine milking goat sick8/9/2013
  Q: I have a Alpine goat and last night she didn't seem well, she refused her hay. This morning she is ...
  A: First off, I would definitely get the buck in his own pen - for your safety especially. Once you ...
sick kids8/7/2013
  Q: been real crazy here , all the kids that contracted what I believe to be liver fluke have expired . ...
  A: Wow! Okay, so you have been using Fenbendazole oral horse paste wormer at three times the animal's ...
nutrition8/5/2013
  Q: an update on the doe with bowel problems . One dose of your bio sponge and she was up and eating ...
  A: Glad the doe is better. Sorry about losing the two little guys. Re "enterotoxemia", are you sure ...
Hurt leg7/29/2013
  Q: My goat had got his leg caught in our fencing while he was trying to get out of the pen (he loves to ...
  A: Would give one 325 mg human aspirin per 100 pounds body weight (crushed and dissolved in a little ...
infection ( DOE )7/29/2013
  Q: a couple problems , 1st I have a boer doe in good health that I noticed a vaginal discharge ...
  A: Would go 5 days - you can use either injectable or oral antibiotics - probiotics along with - and ...
SICK BILLY GOAT7/28/2013
  Q: I HAVE A BILLY GOAT DOWN.HE WAS DOWN ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAY'S HE WAS BACK UP ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and would indicate an infection. Soe he ...
GOAT BLOAT7/28/2013
  Q: I have a goat that is approximately 4 mo. old. Her and her twin brother got into pig feed (her ...
  A: Not sure where you got the recipe you are using but please stop that - no soap no baking soda - it ...
Thinking about getting a couple of goats7/25/2013
  Q: I have been thinking about getting a couple of goats to keep in my back yard for weed control. I ...
  A: It is never a guarantee that goats would not chew on the wood fence - if there was anyway to put ...
copper sulfate7/25/2013
  Q: I have been told that you can put 1/4 tsp of copper sulfate per gallon of water to keep goats and ...
  A: Copper sulfate in my experience does not work for stomach works and when you are checking the lower ...
Have 2 Nubian Goats7/24/2013
  Q: We have 2 Nubian Goat, They both look Pregnant, 1 has a bag the other don't, I've check the area by ...
  A: Can you feel kid goats inside of both? Should be able to feel kicking/movement especially on the ...
Goat's eye irritation7/24/2013
  Q: I recently (today) removed a horn that was growing into my goat's eye. After sawing it off, w/o ...
  A: Was the horn touching the eye at all? It is possible the eye has an infection or it could just be ...
Goat Health7/24/2013
  Q: i have a boer sire thats about 3 years old. he looks bloated and he is just sitting down and not ...
  A: Is he pooping and peeing? Has he been in a new pasture? Did he get into any grain? Any foam coming ...
Timid goat7/24/2013
  Q: My young 7 month old goat is very timid and scared of me. We bought her about 2 months ago. She is a ...
  A: Keeping her on a lead to stay with you whenever you are out there with her - giving some favorite ...
mastitis7/23/2013
  Q: not a big problem tonight , just a question concerning the mastic Doe you helped me with early this ...
  A: It is quite possible that part of the udder has died and then absorbed by the doe. It is also ...
LaMancha Whether 11 weeks old7/20/2013
  Q: Just purchased LaMancha Whether, got him home and for the last two days he has green discharge ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Sounds like has shipping fever/pneumonia. Is he on a bottle or ...
1-week kid goat foamy and lethargic7/19/2013
  Q: My 1-week old alpine was found this morning snuggled by herself and foaming at the mouth. She walks ...
  A: Her symptoms point to an infection and the "smelly" umbilical cord would point to an infection there ...
Re: Shipping fever7/19/2013
  Q: Hey Donna, Lila Ann here hows everythings doing? I hope alls well goats, babies, yourself, hubby, ...
  A: So good to hear from you - all is well hear - kid goats are growing big. We've had great weather ...
sick kid7/17/2013
  Q: I brought him out doors to air him out , so with good lighting I checked his gums and eyelids . ...
  A: B12 injections help with metabolism but not much else - use of thiamin/B1 is best and use of B ...
Is there something wrong with my 1 week old kid?7/17/2013
  Q: I have a 1 week old kid that seems to be nursing fine. She eats dirt often. She is runs around and ...
  A: As long as she is eating well, does not look thin, and is active I doubt this will do any harm. ...
sick kid7/16/2013
  Q: last evening when I went and checked on this little fellow , I thought he would be dead this morning ...
  A: Is he on penicillin? Would suspect this is more of an infection/pneumonia/leptospirosis - that would ...
acute anemia7/15/2013
  Q: I have a 10 week old buck I acquired from another farm a few weeks ago , and apparently he was,is, ...
  A: Would use 2 cc as first dose and then 1 cc twice a day for 4 to 5 days. Continue with all other ...
goat hacking7/15/2013
  Q: I have two Nigerian Dwarf goats... One is hacking so bad! It almost seem like she is having an ...
  A: Is there any snotty nose with this? How long has this been going on? Otherwise looking okay? Has ...
challenging 'princess of the barnyard'7/11/2013
  Q: We have a very friendly female alpine goat that knows that she is princess of the farm. Lately, ...
  A: How old is she? If she is only 1 or 2 these are her "teenage" years and she is trying to establish ...
limping goat7/11/2013
  Q: one of my nannys started limping tue. and now one of my sheep is also what do you think may be the ...
  A: Can you tell which hoof/leg it is? If there is a specific one hoof or leg that seems to be the ...
goat separation7/11/2013
  Q: When we moved to Brooksville, Fl, seven years ago, we bought a mother goat and her baby which at the ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Some questions for you first. How the baby acting? Does she seem ...
off tasting milk7/11/2013
  Q: Have been milking our LaMancha since april and she gives fantastic tasting milk. All of a sudden in ...
  A: What grain is she on? What protein level? What is in her pasture? What is in her hay?, that is are ...
Goats Dieing7/10/2013
  Q: .. My cousin has been raising goats for 15 years , this spring they were blessed with six kids..But ...
  A: So sorry to hear of this. Had their lower inner eyelids been checked for good color recently? This ...
goats and worm issues7/10/2013
  Q: we have had our goats for 3 months and are new to everything with them. we have 2 does and a buck. ...
  A: So, Ivomec plus as an injectable or an oral liquid does not work on many stomach worms. I take it ...
Multiple goat births7/9/2013
  Q: We have an experienced pigmy goat , she had only one kid and was wondering how long between births , ...
  A: Can you feel any other "bodies" along the sides of her abdomen? Did she pass the placenta? If she ...
12 week old Nigerian Dwarf male with Diarrhea7/9/2013
  Q: I have a 12 week old male that has developed diarrhea. We brought him home at 9weeks. He has been ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Green indicates coccidiosis, white is E. coli, yellow is enterotoxemia, ...
skinny goat7/6/2013
  Q: I have two Nubian does that are very thin but eat like horses if this is a selenium deficiency how ...
  A: How old are the goats? Are they on a worming regimen? What does their poop look like? What is the ...
cocci7/6/2013
  Q: In your article, you give a dosage amount for treating Cocci, but do not give the medication....what ...
  A: Best to use is liquid Sulmet, but there is also sulfamethoxizine (a powder) and there is CoRid. ...
sick buck6/30/2013
  Q: sick buck is an understatement in this case as he died yesterday . For the little access grain he ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the buck. How old was the buck? Was he up to date on his CDT? Did you try the ...
Sick kids6/30/2013
  Q: We just returned from vacation, had someone else caring for our goats. Yesterday after returning ...
  A: What color was the diarrhea? Green is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia, white is E. coli, and ...
Disbudding Infection?6/26/2013
  Q: Last week I got both of my 2 month old Alpine Nubian cross boys castrated and dehorned. Clark, one ...
  A: Looks like whomever did the disbudding did it wrong - the photos show disbudding that was done too ...
won't eat weeds6/26/2013
  Q: We purchased 3 Nigerian Dwarf in April, they were 8 weeks old. They are in a 30 x 30 pen with a ...
  A: Goats are extremely picky eaters - do you know what kind of weeds these are? Some weeds are ...
swollen joints6/26/2013
  Q: I have a baby goat, born June 3, with swollen knees and pasterns. He was disbudded ten days ago but ...
  A: So he definitely has a fever and needs aspirin at one quarter of a 325 mg human aspirin crushed and ...
WHITE STUFF IN MOHAIR6/26/2013
  Q: I just got some angora goat fleece and when I put it in water to soak, I can now see that is is full ...
  A: This sounds like dandruff/dry skin leftovers. With that said I do not have experience in fleece - I ...
Weak 8 month old goat kid6/26/2013
  Q: We live in South Africa and have recently started raising indigenous veld goats. We have a 8 month ...
  A: What is her temperature exactly? What color was the diarrhea? What type of wormer are you using. ...
stone in teat6/26/2013
  Q: I have tried to research the crochet hook method to treat teat stones but the referenced article on ...
  A: Generally you can crush the stone within the teat to make it smaller so you can then massage it out. ...
Not eating pellets6/26/2013
  Q: I have two Boer wethers, recently we split them up because on 6/21 we split them up with a chain ...
  A: When you have one goat that is eating too much grain easiest thing to do is to put that goat on a ...
Morgan6/25/2013
  Q: We hava a 4 month old African Nubian goat and we have has her for two months. She stays inside at ...
  A: Would suspect she has a fever and she definitely has polio - she would need aspirin (human) to get ...
puffy swollen lower jaw6/25/2013
  Q: Yesterday I fed only one of my goats Dumor brand Morantel Tartrate goat dewormer. Today she has a ...
  A: Oral wormers generally don't cause a reaction. What color are her lower inner eyelids? Would ...
Goat Lice6/24/2013
  Q: I would like to know if there is any thing that I can do to help rid my pasture area of suspected ...
  A: Firstly I advise against any pour ons for goats - these can easily be toxic to the goats - Ivermec ...
Goat Mastitis infection6/24/2013
  Q: My Goat has a cold blueish gray teat, extremely swolen, feels mushy, bloody milk to bloody clear ...
  A: The color and temp of the teat sounds like this could be a gangrenous mastitis - the bloody milk and ...
sluggish goats6/24/2013
  Q: I just recently changed the area I have my goats in. They are now in a area full of trees, bushes, ...
  A: The foaming at the mouth indicates she ate a poisonous plant. Would take a walk and check for what ...
Sweetpea6/24/2013
  Q: Sweetpea has been doing wonderfully until today. Last week we lost her sister after being sick for ...
  A: What is the age of the goat? 105.2 is a very high fever - so would definitely start on penicillin ...
Re: Migi sighting or my Dad6/24/2013
  Q: Hi Donna its good talking to u first of all hows all the babies if theres any & the goats. I just ...
  A: I love to hear stories like that - and I do believe those we have lost come to visit in many ways. ...
growing lump in udder6/23/2013
  Q: I have a LaMancha cross dairy goat that I got last year, she is about seven years old. She came to ...
  A: 5 would indicate an infection. It is possible the lump is scar tissue from previous mastitis.It is ...
large looking cyst.6/20/2013
  Q: This morning while letting the goats out I noticed that one goat has a large soft lump above the ...
  A: When you say above the udder, is this on the udder, in front of the udder along the abdomen or ...
Thin, rough coated doe6/19/2013
  Q: I have a female Nubian mixed breed, about 4 years old, who has recently gotten a rough coat and i ...
  A: Is she up to date on wormer? What does her poop look like? Is she up to date on selenium/E/D ...
sore jaw inside right cheek6/17/2013
  Q: I have a 4year old, who has for 3 days been drooling and spitting out her cud, (it's all over her ...
  A: Sounds like she is either having tooth issues that have caused an infection in the mouth. It is ...
pulled muscle6/16/2013
  Q: My 18month old, boer goat doe, has pulled a muscle in her left front leg. Her limp is pretty bad. ...
  A: Any swelling in leg? Any heat to the leg? Most of the time in goats this is not pulled muscles but ...
confused and starting to lose patients6/15/2013
  Q: I have 3 does who I'm wanting to be dry all at once. All kinders and 3 years old. Flower is a mother ...
  A: The best way to dry up a doe is to be sure to take away their kids so no sucking on the mammary ...
Jumping goat6/14/2013
  Q: A month ago I added a 2 year old Alpine milking goat to my herd. She was fine until a week ago when ...
  A: Unfortunately Alpines are known as jumpers. About the only thing that really helps is a ...
breeding6/13/2013
  Q: last year we traded a buck for a doe. this year we are considering trading a doe for a doe from the ...
  A: Not at all - what you look for is if there are no major conformation faults in the goats then it is ...
Udder injury?6/13/2013
  Q: My Lamamcha doe is due to kid any day. This morning she turned from her grain so I figured today is ...
  A: Is the udder tense/tight? Is she running a fever? (anything over 102.5 is a fever/infection). Is ...
Goat Health6/13/2013
  Q: i found this goat today had 2 small hard lumps under her chin jaw not on the side, its above the ...
  A: The location you describe can be CL but not always. How big are the lumps? Is there a soft middle ...
Goat Health6/12/2013
  Q: i was wondering if i can use red cell for bred does and how much is the dose ANSWER: What are you ...
  A: So, the inner lower eyelids are white? The issue here is not only treating the anemia but also ...
Disturbing look of a goat's udder after kidding.6/12/2013
  Q: This may take some explaining, but here goes. I have a 2 year old Saaan doe that, to my surprise, ...
  A: Sounds like what you are feeling along the underside of her are the udder/milk veins - these can get ...
sore foot6/8/2013
  Q: I have a 6 year old Sannan Doe , who is 3.5 months pregnant that has a sore foot . I noticed it a ...
  A: What is her temperature? If over 102.5 then it is a fever and that goes with an infection. It does ...
Sick Doe6/8/2013
  Q: We have a 5 yr. old Lamancha Doe who just had twins 5 days ago. We bought her last year early on in ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. I would smell her breath and if it is sickly sweet it is ketosis ...
Follow up6/7/2013
  Q: the little girl that had runs and was off her milk , made a full recovery with the Amprolium , so it ...
  A: Glad to hear about the little one. Color of the poop is not the only symptom though - the poop ...
Goat Health6/7/2013
  Q: i have some goats that have anemia, and plus they are losing weight because of the drought, but ...
  A: So, you are seeing anemia in their lower inner eyelids as very light pink to white color mucous ...
depression6/7/2013
  Q: I have 4 pygmy goats. One died last night. I am worried about one of the goats. he seems to be a bit ...
  A: So sorry to hear of the loss. And you are correct, goats can get depressed/sad over the loss of one ...
CD Antitoxin6/4/2013
  Q: I'm pretty sure my little wether needs a dose of CD Antitoxin. I've tried both Tractor Supply stores ...
  A: Does he "slosh" when you shake him gently? If so along with the yellow poop I would assume it could ...
bucklings6/4/2013
  Q: I have twin nubian bucklings, 3 mos old. The mother died at 1 month but they did great until ...
  A: What does their poop look like? You are looking at the lower inner eyelids, correct? What is their ...
dog attacked goat6/4/2013
  Q: A dog has attacked our pygmy goat and it took the top part of her ear off and she has two puncture ...
  A: Cleaning the torn ear and also cleaning out the puncture wounds - you can use a small syringe ...
Bad disbudding job6/4/2013
  Q: We had disbudded our doelings and bucklings a couple of weeks back with a Rhinehart 50x. We did ...
  A: One week of age is too young for proper disbudding. Kid goats should be at least 2 weeks of age. A ...
Oxytetracycline for Joint Ill6/4/2013
  Q: Since there are many different suggestions on the web for how to dose a goat with oxytetracycline, ...
  A: Is his weight really 45 pounds or? Sounds like he is a lot less than that as he is still suckling on ...
4 month old nigerian dwarf goat6/4/2013
  Q: I have a problem boy...he was in two weeks ago with a stone blockage...the vet cleared it with a ...
  A: What feed regimen did you have him on and did the vet get the stones/calculi out? 4 months of age ...
Solo Goat5/30/2013
  Q: We have one goat left from our tiny herd, we love him (he is nuetered)& he free ranges on our 5 ...
  A: If he seems happy and healthy I would not change his environment. At best he would be most likely ...
CL5/29/2013
  Q: My sister and her husband raise South African Boar Goats on a small hobby farm in northern Alberta. ...
  A: Unfortunately it is possible for kid goats to get CL through the mom's milk (not always but ...
anemic goat5/28/2013
  Q: I have a aprox 12 year old Sayan wether who is anemic. He was scouring badly (about 10 days ago). ...
  A: What is the temperature measurement? Anything over 102.5 is a fever. You are looking at the lower ...
Merlin5/27/2013
  Q: I have a 16 day old pygmy who has a fever of 104, coughing, sneezing. last night he was treated by ...
  A: Any other symptoms such as lameness, swelling in the joints, swelling around the umbilical cord, ...
sick kid5/27/2013
  Q: glad your back . A few days ago I noticed a 5 week old kid with diarrhea , and thinking it was moms ...
  A: What is her temperature? The green certainly sounds like coccidiosis. I like sulmet or other sulfa ...
Pygmy goats with severe itchy scaly skin5/26/2013
  Q: I have 4 pygmy goats who are 2 and 1/2 years old. For the past few months they have been very very ...
  A: First off, no dectamax injections for goats. This sounds more like mange mites - and I would treat ...
milk fever/shipping fever complex5/25/2013
  Q: Can a goat get milk fever 4 weeks after kidding? I got a goat that developed symptoms of pneumonia ...
  A: What was her temperature/measurement please. Did she have difficulty kidding? Was the weather ...
bowed leg5/25/2013
  Q: We have a kid born two days ago she has what we would call club feet. One worse than the other, they ...
  A: Was she a single kid? Was she big? Sometimes this is caused by how she lays in the uterus. I would ...
Using Selenium Yeast Capsules for Goats.5/25/2013
  Q: I'd like to use some human Selenium Yeast capsules for our 1 y.o. dairy goat doeling who is due to ...
  A: Is the 200 mcg the selenium amount? The yeast could cause issues with this many capsules to use - if ...
Boer goat ate some mountain laurel5/25/2013
  Q: our 3yr old boer goat ate what I think was mountain laurel last night about 6pm. He was vomiting ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Unfortunately the toxin should be flushed out of his system ...
2 week old baby goat not able to get up5/24/2013
  Q: Have a 2 week old baby boer goat that we had to bottle feed and now its not able to get up. what do ...
  A: What is its temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection which could be the issue. ...
Oberhasli doe with crooked back bone5/17/2013
  Q: again- I'm the one who contacted you this morning about my little doeling who was born yesterday ...
  A: I copied all the questions/answers for you - hope this helps - DonnaHi, We have a Oberhasli doe that ...
selenium dificiency5/17/2013
  Q: re the bay goat 4 days old now is improving but still has one foot not responding . I managed to get ...
  A: I would do at least one day dose of one 200 mcg crushed and dissolved tablet of selenium added to ...
Kid with crooked spine?5/17/2013
  Q: We have a Oberhasli doe that kidded yesterday morning to a very strong, active, healthy doeling. A ...
  A: So the back bone is not pushed to one side or the other, it is just "humped" up a bit past the ...
bloat5/16/2013
  Q: I believe I'm going to lose this little guy . His belly is as big and hard as it can get . That much ...
  A: You can try one more thing if you'd like - using a large bore needle go back between the 7th and 8th ...
Older Goat With a Broken Leg5/16/2013
  Q: My 4 year old Doe Goat, Clover has a broken front leg. It is broken right under the knee so it was ...
  A: I am surprised the vet casted it without letting the swelling go down first. Sounds like your ...
entro toximea5/16/2013
  Q: I have a 8 week old kid in first stages of intro toximia , have given 70 cc milk of magnesia , and 4 ...
  A: What symptoms is he having to suspect entero? Sloshing stomach? Yellow diarrhea? Not eating? ...
weak kid5/15/2013
  Q: nice to have you back . I have a 3 day old kid that is very shaky , back feet are turned in a bit . ...
  A: penicillin at 1 cc is plenty if IM twice a day for 3 days. 4 to 6 ounces every 3 to 4 hours for the ...
sick goats5/14/2013
  Q: I have given the sick wether all the medications you suggested. Friday I ordered the CDT vaccine ...
  A: Bottle jaw is caused by anemia - the proteins from the lack of red blood cells builds up around the ...
Selenium5/13/2013
  Q: Good morning! I have a newborn that has her front leg bowed out just a tad, and I remember when I ...
  A: The selenium gel usually does not help. I always advise use of human selenium/E/D - for new borns ...
Dropped pastern happened suddenly5/13/2013
  Q: I have a 2 year old Nubian doe who has 1 month old twins, her 1st freshening. She is slim, not ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Without signs of injury/trauma, three items come to mind as ...
baby goat5/10/2013
  Q: i have a baby goat that was born yesterday morning both of his front legs are bent forward at the ...
  A: This is usually from selenium deficiency - would give him one 200 mcg human selenium tablet (crushed ...
goat kid woke up this morning and wont walk on front legs.5/9/2013
  Q: I have a 7 week old Boer goat buck kid. THis goat kid has had alot of problems since being born. ...
  A: Is he eating well? Is he peeing and pooping okay? Normal pellets for poop? What is his temperature? ...
6 week old goat ate azaleas5/9/2013
  Q: My 6 week old Pygmy goat that we have bottle fed for 3 weeks now...ate some azalea petals tuesday. ...
  A: So, mineral oil is excellent for bloat. Milk of magnesia is best for poison ingestion/azalea. No ...
Oberhasli doe needed assistance with kidding5/9/2013
  Q: I have a 4 year old Oberhasli doe who kidded twins last night around 5 p.m. They were HUGE babies ...
  A: As an aside, I give the doe 20 minutes of hard pushing and then go inside and pull kids out. Sounds ...
entrotoximea5/6/2013
  Q: I lost a kid this morning 7 weeks of age to what I believe to have been entrotoximea . Went in to ...
  A: Certainly could be enterotoxemia. Was there a change in diet currently? Any chance he got into ...
PARTIAL BLINDNESS IN GOAT5/6/2013
  Q: I BOUGHT A NURSING DOE WITH TWO KIDS ABOUT A MONTH AGO LAST WEEK I NOTICED SHE WAS NOT SEEING OUT OF ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and indicates an infection. Is she eating ...
drying up does5/5/2013
  Q: first the goats with liver fluke for the most part are on the mend , and I've been able to confirm ...
  A: Good to hear about liver fluke regimen working. Re the does, this will be a long task - first thing ...
Male goat with urination problems5/5/2013
  Q: I have a 3 month old buck and I have noticed in the last 2 days that he is crying out when urinating ...
  A: When you say "goat pellets" what are they made of? What is the protein, calcium and phosphorus ...
crusty ears and spot by eye5/4/2013
  Q: I have a goat kid, about 15 pounds, 1/2 Boer and 1/2 dairy goat, she is a twin and she has crusty ...
  A: Sounds like mange mites - some goats get them and some don't and many times with kid goats one seems ...
Water Comsumption5/4/2013
  Q: My goats drank a good amount of water thru the winter. now that it has warmed up the last couple of ...
  A: You are correct about the grass providing water - especially new green pasture grass. Winter time ...
sick goats5/3/2013
  Q: she appears to be doing great , there is still a lot of hard tissue , but not rock hard . The teat ...
  A: Yes, you can switch to penicillin and would do the 7 days. So glad the other three are doing well. ...
Re: Chatting5/3/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Just checking in to see how u are doing & the goats! Hope all is well any more ...
  A: Nice to hear from you. The goats are doing well. Babies are all born now - still have six on ...
baby boar goats5/3/2013
  Q: We recently got a set of twin boar goats that were born on march 19. We are new to the goat ...
  A: Sorry to hear you could not bottle raise them. Re vaccinations, CDT toxoid vaccination should be ...
Swelling on Goats Nostril5/3/2013
  Q: My little 1mo old Saanan seemed to have bumped his nose last week, it was reddish, swollen a little ...
  A: Sounds like an infection/abscess. Is he eating and drinking okay? What is his temperature? ...
sick goats5/3/2013
  Q: I'm trying to figure out the B-50 dosing , at 4 times what a human would take . The dose on the ...
  A: just huge amounts - I don't bother with specific mg dosings when dealing with an ill animal - I just ...
young doe5/2/2013
  Q: The eyelids are very pale pink to white. What is barber pole worm ? How to treat ? I could barely ...
  A: Barber pole worm is an intestinal worm that causes anemia (what the Famacha eye chart was designed ...
sick goat5/2/2013
  Q: the goat that has been with maple , her name is mouse , has persistently displayed the same symptoms ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the illness, and it sounds like it is the same thing. Do you have pine trees ...
Peanuts Udder5/2/2013
  Q: how are you well I hope ? Tonight while I had Peanut on the stand to do her heat therapy , I milked ...
  A: I think you are correct about the other side of the udder being stressed but with the antibiotics on ...
pregnant nubian goat5/1/2013
  Q: I have a pregnant nubian goat "Mama" that hasn't gone into labor yet. We do not know when exactly ...
  A: Certainly sounds like she is going to go into labor at any time. As long as the white to clear ...
anemic pygmy5/1/2013
  Q: Yes I have given the penicillan and b complex. Just quit the complex this morning but I still give ...
  A: So 20 C is about 68F and that would not make a goat's temp go to a fever, which is what she has ...
Goat kid with diarrhea4/30/2013
  Q: I have a goat kid that has had his issues from the start. Abandoned at birth, diarrhea from ...
  A: Okay, so white diarrhea is E. coli, green diarrhea is coccidiosis, yellow diarrhea is enterotoxemia, ...
another question4/30/2013
  Q: I will watch for it. I actually have another unrelated question. One of my bucks has scurs. One is ...
  A: For scurs if they are wiggly once you take a horse hoof nipper to them they usually come off/snap ...
Thank you so much.4/29/2013
  Q: Donna, you are a godsend! Thank you ever so much. Greta is doing great. The bleeding stopped just ...
  A: I try to help as many folks as I can. Glad Greta is eating and looking good today. I am sorry ...
maple4/29/2013
  Q: how agree you Donna ? Re Maple , yesterday she got into that horsetail again , and last evening she ...
  A: Yup, you really need the biosponge for episodes like this. Glad she is back this morning. Re the ...
goat fur loss4/28/2013
  Q: Out of 14 Saanens, I have one that is experiencing fur loss. Over the months, her fur was thinning ...
  A: Sounds like selenium deficiency - many times one goat has this and it does not bother other goats. ...
Single goat4/27/2013
  Q: I've had 2 pygmy goats for 14 years. One died today. I have a friend that has several goats. Would ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Some goats do okay, especially the older ones, when they lose their only ...
Sores on goats legs4/27/2013
  Q: Now, looking at his legs it reminds me of a friends dog that had mange. Should I treat with ...
  A: So mange is caused by mange mites. Did we talk about treating with Zimectrin oral horse wormer ...
Maple4/27/2013
  Q: you remember maple , the little one that got forced off her food by the others way back in Dec . ...
  A: Okay, so the gum color is not really the best place to look for anemia - gum color is more a showing ...
solid feces post wormer4/27/2013
  Q: I have a newly weaned fainting doe. She was wormed with safeguard prior to my purchasing her. ...
  A: Generally when a goat has had pelleted poop and the poop changes to the brown dog type poop, yes ...
Goat with Listeriosis4/26/2013
  Q: I have a doe about 1.5 yrs. old that developed Listeriosis the day we sold her baby (however I could ...
  A: If there was no mold then no listeriosis. Would suspect pneumonia. The stress of losing her kid ...
Billy Banding...4/26/2013
  Q: How late is to late to band a billy goat? We usually band our boys early, but we didn't band one ...
  A: What breed of goat? How large is the teticle sac? At 2 months of age a buckling is certainly capable ...
peanut4/26/2013
  Q: It's no worse but not much improvement today , the teat does look a little less swelled and where ...
  A: What you're feeling in the udder could be scar tissue or the mammary system could be so injured that ...
penicillin dosage4/26/2013
  Q: My dairy doe either hurt her back left pastern and hoof area or acquired an infection in the hoof ...
  A: Anything over 102.5 is a fever/infection. Re the penicillin, dosage for goats is 3 cc/100 pounds ...
fertilizer4/25/2013
  Q: I want my meadow to grow better for my goats. Is there a fertilizer that will make the grass grow ...
  A: Not totally my expertise but after researching this I would advise not fertilizing at the same time ...
amemic pygmy4/25/2013
  Q: I have given her the safe guard wormer for goats 2 days ago. The store didn't have the paste but ...
  A: Re the worming for barber pole worm, if this is what it is you should see some improvement in her ...
worming4/25/2013
  Q: I have been asking questions about our goat, Whitley. The vet was out 2 days ago, because she just ...
  A: So when looking at eyelids/lower inner, you are looking for rosy pink to red color. If it is light ...
Sick goat4/24/2013
  Q: One of our two pygmy goats has not been interested in eating for the past day and a half. This ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection/fever. Goats can have ...
peanut4/24/2013
  Q: tomorrow will be the ten days of penicillin , after that its the La 200 , and just to be sure same ...
  A: Re the LA200 dose is 4.5 cc/100 pounds body weight once a day. Sounds like indeed the kid's tummy ...
Sores on goats legs4/24/2013
  Q: My goat recently started with sores above his hooves and it is moving up his legs. The sores are ...
  A: Any hair loss with these sores? This could be mange mites that have caused a Staph infection of the ...
Sweet Pea, pygmy goat kid4/24/2013
  Q: Follow up on Sweet Pea. I would like to ask for clarification on the normal temp for a kid. Just ...
  A: 5 is a fever - this is from 28 years experience. So, she has a fever tonight. She should have ...
big red4/23/2013
  Q: I have a nubian doe that has 4 week old twins. Yesterday we found her very lethargic andhaving amber ...
  A: Does her breath smell sickly sweet? If so then this could be ketosis. Glad you started on the ...
peanuts udder4/23/2013
  Q: big improvement this morning , swelling is down to half of what it was . The teat is getting softer ...
  A: Re the scar tissue - sometimes it is scar tissue and that tissue gets inflamed so becomes hard - but ...
Clogging milk filter.4/23/2013
  Q: Just in the past week or so when straining the milk from my LaMancha it is plugging up the milk ...
  A: It is probably fat or protein that is clogging the filters - if she is on a high protein diet - 18% ...
newborn pygmy, one of triplets4/22/2013
  Q: My African pygmy doe gave birth to an unexpected set of triplets today in her first birth. She did ...
  A: You need to bring the weak/little one in, absolutely, and start bottle feeding - milk some colostrum ...
Whitley4/22/2013
  Q: Donna, I have finished Whitley's 5 days of antibiotics, yogurt, vit B, oatmeal. She looked somewhat ...
  A: Listeriosis is caused by moldy grain - I believe you said there was no mold found anywhere. Are you ...
sick dairy goat4/21/2013
  Q: My 5 year old dairy goat is panting like a dog and is foaming at the mouth with saliva dripping from ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 is an infection and that could be causing the ...
peanut4/21/2013
  Q: still not a lot of change again today , although she seems very alert and actually happy . The ...
  A: Sometimes it takes weeks for an udder to really improve, but having her seem to be feeling better is ...
Re: Chatting4/21/2013
  Q: Just testing my NEW APPLE LAPTOP i don't like this computer b/c its too complicating having to ...
  A: Good to hear from you - nice, a new computer. We're well here. I am in Spokane, Washington this ...
aggressive doe4/19/2013
  Q: we have 3 15mo old goats. two are lamanchas and one nubian. we got them for milking, but they have ...
  A: Many times does become the alpha goat in a herd and she is trying to be alpha over the children - ...
Peanut4/19/2013
  Q: tonight much the same , was able to massage abit of water and blood out of her teat , very gently . ...
  A: Not much more you can do for the udder hardness - sounds like the tissues are so congested that it ...
pigmy goat4/18/2013
  Q: I have a month old pigmy goat 2 weeks ago I had to make a trip to the vet he was peeing blood ...
  A: Over eating disorder does not cause blood in the urine, although it can cause blood in the stool. ...
hurt front leg4/18/2013
  Q: we decided that our goat needed to see the vet after conversing with you. (Thank you by the way) it ...
  A: Re feeding - I use a general livestock pelleted feed that has a 14% protein along with vitamins and ...
info4/18/2013
  Q: tonight no change accept was able to get a whole cc of penicillin in the teat and massage it in . It ...
  A: I think it is good for people to hear perhaps what they know happens but don't want to really know ...
goat milk4/16/2013
  Q: I am trying to find out a withdrawal time for a food additive Rumensin before drinking goat milk. ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss of the kid goat. As an aside, once the doe begins pushing hard I give her ...
Goats Feet4/15/2013
  Q: We have a Boer goat doe and she had a doe baby that is a year old now. Can they get Athlete's foot? ...
  A: Not really athlete's foot but they can get a yeast or fungus infection around the rim of the hoof, ...
milking doe4/15/2013
  Q: Donna, I have been emailing questions about our milking doe who is drying up quickly and not eating ...
  A: So you have started her on the penicillin, vitamin B complex orally and probiotics? If she is not ...
goat meds4/15/2013
  Q: Why so some resources tell you to use valbezen dewormer at a rate of 1cc per 10 pounds of body ...
  A: I do not advise use of Valbazen as a goat dewormer. I advise use of oral horse wormers - Zimectrin ...
mastic doe4/15/2013
  Q: the word has got around that i will take ailing goats , and a person has asked to take her goat who ...
  A: Again, you are a great person. You're right, that's scary! Okay so it sounds like your plan is ...
milking doe drying up and not eating well4/15/2013
  Q: Our milking doe kidded on Feb 16 and is a heavy producer. After about a week, her milk began to ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection, and I would suspect an ...
hurt front leg4/14/2013
  Q: I went to feed our new female goat this morning and saw that she is not weight bearing on her front ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. Sounds like she injured her leg - would start her on aspirin - human 325 mg, ...
Possible Emergency with pregnant doe4/13/2013
  Q: I followed one of your other threads about a pregnant doe and I hope you can help me. First, let me ...
  A: With no specific kidding date it is difficult to decide to give black cohosh or pulsatilla to help ...
Newborn with weak hind legs4/11/2013
  Q: My newborn boer kid doeling is weak in the back legs. She is 8days old now, been working with her ...
  A: Sounds like selenium deficiency - would recommend two 200 mcg human selenium tablets crushed and ...
blocked teat4/11/2013
  Q: Currently milking a LaMancha who is giving 7 quarts of milk daily. The problem is her teat, mainly ...
  A: What protein amount is in her grain? High amounts of protein in some goats create protein buildup ...
kid goat attacked4/11/2013
  Q: we have a two day old kid that a great dane got ahold of. There was a small flesh wound and no ...
  A: The heavy breathing - possibly even fast is from the stress/anxiousness after being held by the dog. ...
Blood spots in stool 5 day old kid4/10/2013
  Q: we are bottle feeding twins. Appetite is good, they're even drinking a little water from a bowl. ...
  A: Was the mom up on her CDT vaccination before kidding? If not, did the kids receive a CDT vaccination ...
sick kid4/10/2013
  Q: how are you , well i hope ? This is a question for a friend who has a kid with the runs . These kids ...
  A: Is the mom on alfalfa hay too or just grass hay and grain. It is possible the milk is very rich, ...
Pygmy Goat leg problems4/9/2013
  Q: I have a two and a half week old Pygmy goat doeling. She had been abandoned by her mother and a ...
  A: Glad she is on antibiotics, although for large animals penicillin is best and when given should be ...
Sub-Q ivermectin4/9/2013
  Q: Our goat kidded and the following day had bottle jaw. We were told to either inject sub-q or do ...
  A: Are you sure this is bottle jaw? If it is then anemia is the cause, not worms. And, injectable ...
Nanny sick after kidding4/9/2013
  Q: Crystal (nanny) kidded Sat even around 7:00. Everything appeared normal, one kid 11.5 pounds, passed ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever/infection. Does her breath smell ...
anemic pygmy goat4/8/2013
  Q: I checked her temperature today and it is 102.2 and I called the vet and they said the test for ...
  A: Please see my previous post. If the weather is very cold then 102.2 could still be a fever. Is she ...
dead goat4/6/2013
  Q: again i learn my lessen the hard way . I have been feeding a few potatoe peels all winter to my ...
  A: Potato peels, especially ones with green spots on them are toxic to all livestock - some goats can ...
goat seems to walk on pads of feet4/6/2013
  Q: we have a male nubian, approximately 2 yrs. old. for the last couple of months we have noticed he ...
  A: So he is really walking on the frog part/rear part of the hoof pad and not the whole pad as goats ...
goat with folded back legs4/6/2013
  Q: Will my baby goat back legs ever be able to to normal they look like he has them crossed and setting ...
  A: Most likely this is selenium deficiency along with his position in the uterus. Would give him two ...
goat kid-problem after banding4/6/2013
  Q: I have a month old kid who was given a booster shot & banded by my vet around noon yesterday ...
  A: I take it was a CDT toxoid booster vaccination? If it was a tetanus antitoxin he could be having a ...
anemia4/5/2013
  Q: I have a female pygmy goat that I had purchased over 5 years ago. She has always been healthy and ...
  A: So the lower inner eyelids are white? What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 is an infection. ...
Sleeping behaviour in Goats4/5/2013
  Q: I m basically wrok on behaviour in goats. So I want to know about the time taken by the goats for ...
  A: Time of day, weather and environment are generally what decide on when a goat sleeps. Most often ...
mange4/4/2013
  Q: I just found an answer you gave someone else about treating mange. You said that Injectable ...
  A: The oral horse wormer Zimectrin kills the mange mites from inside out if they are chronic or severe. ...
scabby legs4/4/2013
  Q: I have a boar goat going on 2yrs old. Last night I noticed she wasn't walking as fast as the others. ...
  A: Is there loss of hair there? Are there open wounds or just scabs? This could be mange mites or it ...
Goat with Toxemia Gave Birth to Quads4/4/2013
  Q: Our 3 yr old Boer doe kidded 4 days ago (this is her second kidding) - she was about 9 days early; ...
  A: So she had ketosis? Or did she have hypocalcemia? What were her symptoms? Did she have a sickly ...
Re: Care package4/4/2013
  Q: Hey There Donna, How are u & the goats! Just wanting to know if u recieved the package b/c u ...
  A: Please thank your mom. Other snacks are wonderful. I appreciate the money order - too sweet of ...
goat that has torn ear bleeding a lot4/2/2013
  Q: how do i wrap his ear i need to know because it wont stop bleeding and the goat that is pregnant is ...
  A: Just saw that you had called - sorry I did not see it earlier - glad you e-mailed me. The best ...
breeding buck and does4/2/2013
  Q: Donna, I am ready to breed a pygmy buck with two pygmy does. This is the first time for all three. I ...
  A: When a doe is flagging and she stands for the buck - this is when they are bred. If you do not want ...
Losing Hair (and various ?s)4/1/2013
  Q: My Nigerian dwarf doe is about a week away from kidding. She has had a minor prolapse (our first ...
  A: Sounds like a vaginal or rectal prolapse - that can be due to selenium deficiency as selenium helps ...
Boer Goat Kid4/1/2013
  Q: Our goat had triplets a week ago. All three were walking and eating fine. Two days ago the biggest ...
  A: This could be a pneumonia and the kid is too weak to stand or it could be floppy kid syndrome which ...
regoat tha has full udder3/31/2013
  Q: she almost five months i think but not sure i will ask my vet to come look at her and see if he can ...
  A: Just as an aside, I have found that many vets cannot feel the kids easily - it takes a lot of ...
Goat wont get up3/31/2013
  Q: I have an ober doe who is 3 yrs old, and 145 days of gestatoin is 4/1/13 (tomarrow) starting ...
  A: So 103.1 is a fever. Is she on alfalfa hay? When you start seeing a goat lose weight something is ...
goat that is pregnante and has full udder3/30/2013
  Q: hi donna i have a some pictures of my pygmy goat she seems like now she is ready but not quite she ...
  A: Do you have a good kidding date for her? If so, how far along is she? Can you still feel her pelvic ...
pregnant boer goat3/30/2013
  Q: Last year my goat was pregnant so I waited. We had had a sonogram done. By May she had not ...
  A: So when she was possibly pregnant before did she form an udder? Did you ever see her being bred by ...
Mastitis3/29/2013
  Q: We have recently been given two female pygmy goats. Both of them have enlarged udders and one teat ...
  A: I agree with you about why people do what they do, just do not understand some folks. Okay, so are ...
Goat with Persistent Cough3/28/2013
  Q: We assumed our buck (11 months old) had caught pneumonia/upper respiratory infection from his best ...
  A: Generally pneumonia is not contagious - it is an illness that a goat gets from stress and immune ...
Hard udder3/28/2013
  Q: we have a 2 yr old doe who was not bred by our regular breeding bucks, but she was in a pen with a ...
  A: If she is from a line of does with large udders she could have a precocious udder that has developed ...
goat loseing coat3/25/2013
  Q: hi donna i just wanted to send you a few pictures of her loseing her coat ans if you think it might ...
  A: mix, cool and give orally. Repeat same dosage in 10 days. She may even need a third dosing ten ...
sick baby goat3/25/2013
  Q: I have a pymgy baby goat that would 8 weeks old on Tuesday.I noticed sat. he had a little yellowish ...
  A: What oral antibiotics do you have available right now? Pepto bismol at 1/4 cup every 4 hours until ...
Goat constantly stiff3/22/2013
  Q: Goodmorning Donn, I want to thank you for all you do for your readers. You've helped me with my ...
  A: This also could be just from selenium deficiency. Would use oral selenium with vitamin E and D now ...
update on baby kinder3/21/2013
  Q: He is doing so much better! Thank you so much! He is finally understanding the bottle, us able to ...
  A: Love to hear that he is playing! Re Bambi, the normal discharge after kidding (lochia) can go on ...
Paralyzed baby goat3/21/2013
  Q: Snap is her name and she drinks her milk well. About a week after she was born she started favoring ...
  A: I would suspect floppy kid syndrome. Glad that she is able to drink her milk. It is selenium, not ...
pygmy limping3/20/2013
  Q: I have a 5 yr old billy that has always been in top condition. Went He has however been battleing a ...
  A: anything above 102.5 would indicate an infection. Is he otherwise eating and drinking well? He ...
day old kid3/19/2013
  Q: One of my kinders gave birth to twins yesterday (less than 24 hours ago) and my little buckling is ...
  A: Of course you know that kid goats cannot see well until 3 or 4 days of age and some not as well as ...
when to breed back3/18/2013
  Q: Can a boer goat be breed back? At weaning? While nursing ? We would like to breed back as soon as ...
  A: You can breed a doe as soon as she kids, but that is only if the doe is in excellent lumbar/body ...
goat labor3/18/2013
  Q: We have a pygmy goat and we are not sure if she is going into labor or not. it looks like her sides ...
  A: When her sides have dropped, and generally her udder is full, and her pelvic ligaments are gone ...
lamb3/18/2013
  Q: i have a 2 day old lamb i rescued from certain death as he has a problem getting to his feet . Once ...
  A: So glad you brought him in the house. Sounds like pneumonia. Penicillin works great - usual dose ...
abscess3/17/2013
  Q: I have 2 ,almost 1 year old,twin sister pygmy goats..had them for6 months now and really love and ...
  A: As to being CL, if the contents was cream or white colored and looked like cottage cheese that is ...
Whitley, nubian milking doe3/17/2013
  Q: We have a 5yr old Nubian doe that kidded on Feb 16. She had triplets, lost one due to what we think ...
  A: Generally hypocalcemia and ketosis occur either just before kidding or within a few days of kidding. ...
birthing problems3/16/2013
  Q: i am writing this for my cousin who has a large doe that birthed a breach yesterday . It was a long ...
  A: Okay, so with a breach birth that makes it difficult for the other remaining kids to come out - I ...
b complex to baby goats3/15/2013
  Q: we have a set of 3 day old twins, they were cold when we found them but the mother had them licked ...
  A: B complex does not really do much for a kid goat as they do not have a working rumen currently. The ...
disbudding3/15/2013
  Q: We have our first case of a buckling with horns that keep growing back. He was disbudded at one ...
  A: It really is best to disbud at 2 weeks that way the circle of horn buds can easily be felt and seen ...
Goats begging for treats3/14/2013
  Q: It's me again! My San Clemente Island goats are great and very gentle. But, they beg me constantly ...
  A: I have 32 adult goats and 7 kid goats/newborns - the newborns are the only ones who really talk - ...
Fencing for horned goats3/14/2013
  Q: I have San Clemente Island goats who have kept their horns. The males have substantial horns that ...
  A: they can easily break down most fences - see a photo of one of our boys on our website ...
penicillin for metritis3/14/2013
  Q: In one of your posts you gave a dosage of Pen G for retained placenta/metritis The dose on my ...
  A: Re the penicillin it is 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days for an infection - this ...
My Doe3/14/2013
  Q: My doe is pregnant with her first kid or kids. I have noticed things progressing, but today she is ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? That is the best way to tell how close they are. Once the ...
24hr old kid and orange poop3/14/2013
  Q: I have a doe that was born about 24hrs ago. She was very large for her mama and when she came out ...
  A: smaller poop within the next day or so. If the poop turns more yellow and becomes runny then it ...
Re: Miss Migi so much3/13/2013
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Hi Donna - Its been awhile since i talked with u i hope u & the goats are all ...
  A: You know you did everything you ever could for Migi and I know he loves you. Never feel guilty that ...
Holstien Calf3/13/2013
  Q: i know this is not really your niche , but i bought a 2 day old calf and i want to raise him on ...
  A: Love little calves - used to raise 4 or 5 every year on goat's milk and save half for us and sell ...
Lisl3/13/2013
  Q: I am going to try the homeopathic method for a few days. If I don't see any improvement, I will try ...
  A: Sounds good with the vitamins - lack of vitamin D also allows infections to take hold. Re a yeast ...
Bottle Feed Pigmy Goat3/13/2013
  Q: We have a 2 week old bottle feed pigmy goat that is eating well. She is feed 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 ...
  A: The milk mixture has her constipated. She needs two teaspoons of mineral oil given orally now and ...
goat incest3/12/2013
  Q: We have a new born buck with lots of color out of a good mother and we would like to keep him as a ...
  A: Inbreeding in goats is not like that in dogs. You do not generally get horrid abnormalities in the ...
jelly hooves3/12/2013
  Q: I have a 12 hour old newborn goat that had to be pulled out of the mother because of a breech ...
  A: The soft/jelly hooves can be from selenium deficiency or from immaturity. At 12 hours if he still ...
billy with bald spots3/11/2013
  Q: I have a 5 yr old Nigi Billy that I noticed has some bald spots on his neck. They look very scaly ...
  A: Sounds like dry skin and hair loss from selenium deficiency. What "horse paste" did you use? Would ...
dewormer for goats3/11/2013
  Q: one of my goats had "worms" according to stool sample from vet, so I gave her Noromectin orally, on ...
  A: I have not heard of a goat having to be euthanized due to worm overload. When you say the eyelids ...
mastitis3/10/2013
  Q: i acquired a 5 year old first time freshener from a fellow . She had triplets and lost one at birth ...
  A: How long ago did this one kid? The hard udder can be from mastitis or it can also be just ...
Mastitis in new mom?3/10/2013
  Q: I have a doe that just kidded 3 days ago. This is her first freshing. She did very, very well with ...
  A: So you are not hand milking? Are you wiping down the teats before and after milking? Definitely ...
male goat3/9/2013
  Q: We have a male goat who turns 1 in April we didn't know to separate him from his mom and 2 sisters ...
  A: No real way to calm him down - he is a buck and that is his attitude. He will continue to be ...
poopy bottom3/9/2013
  Q: how are you ? One of my kids 5 weeks of age has a poop problem . I noticed it a few days ago , and ...
  A: So, brown color soft poop or diarrhea is either digestive upset or bacterial infection of the ...
problems with banding on pygmy buck3/9/2013
  Q: I wrote to you 2 months ago about my little man, Sam, after his mama died. Your help was invaluable ...
  A: Would start him on injectable antibiotics - penicillin is my choice, probably 1/2 cc twice a day for ...
1 day old kid unable to use legs3/8/2013
  Q: Yesterday Tinkerbell delivered 3 kids. The "runt" is not able to stand or use her legs at all. I ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - Most likely this is selenium deficiency - would start her on one ...
fecal test3/8/2013
  Q: I had a fecal test done on my five goats. below are the name and count for each goat. what do the ...
  A: Once you are over 20 you should look at the general lumbar score/condition score of the goat - if ...
Re: Brookie3/7/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Hi - U know Donna i wanted some advice this time its for our dog name brookie ...
  A: I use the biosponge on the dogs too. Has Brookie pooped? Peed? I would start them on milk of ...
goat not acting right after birthing3/7/2013
  Q: Mrs. Donna, Its Natasha again. was talking to you about my female that gave birth on monday. She ...
  A: You can certainly give her some mineral oil - 1/2 cup per 75 pounds body weight once and again in 4 ...
Buck lost hair around one eye3/7/2013
  Q: I have a one yr old buck that was given yearly shots of Covexin, Mu-Se and Dectomax on Jan. 5th. I ...
  A: Use of Zimectrin oral horse wormer is better and safer for them (this has ivermectin in it). I also ...
skin problem3/7/2013
  Q: I've dusted everyone , and Irena the girl i first inquired about seems better in one respect , ...
  A: So hair usually comes off fairly easily with mite and lice infestation, especially if you see some ...
goat not acting right after birthing3/6/2013
  Q: My female goat had twins 2 days ago. Everything went like it should. She passed and ate the after ...
  A: I always advise against letting the doe eat the afterbirth as sometimes that will cause digestive ...
goat birth3/6/2013
  Q: I have a doe that gave birth two days ago an the kid died, she is still pregnant i can see the baby ...
  A: Was the kid goat term? Did you have a good kidding date on the doe? Did the kid look full term or ...
Re: Migi3/6/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, I was just cleaning & tidying up all of Migi things but u know Donna i just ...
  A: not on hay. If you remember I also suggested it was a possible poison. I also suggested that it ...
skin problem3/5/2013
  Q: how are you this morning ? I have a 6 year old sannan doe that for a while now I've noticed her hair ...
  A: I would also use Zimectrin horse wormer to kill extrenal parasites from the inside out. Two times ...
pygmy goat labor3/5/2013
  Q: My pygmy goat is pregnant for her first time, she last completly soft ligaments for a couple days. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. When you say her ligaments are soft - are they totally gone - you ...
1 day old baby goat3/5/2013
  Q: My husband found one of my dads baby goats laying out side and it looked like it was dead and had ...
  A: Do you know if this is a full term baby goat? Sounds like he is not full term and that is why his ...
Sores on my goats legs3/4/2013
  Q: Last Thursday my goat wasn't very interested in eating and her manure came out as two big clumps ...
  A: Is the goat eating now? Generally when a goat has "dog poop" like poop then it has worms. Are the ...
angora goat exima3/3/2013
  Q: My 2 y.o. angora goat is recovering from a lice infestation and has flaky itchy skin which she ...
  A: If the lice are gone then most of the flaky/itchy skin should be cleared up. With that said, ...
Baby goat loose poop3/3/2013
  Q: I have a baby that i was from triplets in a pygmy goat. I took the baby away because she was ...
  A: What color is her diarrhea/loose poop? Yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis, cream/white ...
lice problem!!!3/3/2013
  Q: I just bought a 3-day-old male fainting goat. I have never owned any kind of goat before so this is ...
  A: If you are sure it is lice - seeing small white bugs in the hair - then use of a poultry/livestock ...
Thanks!3/2/2013
  Q: You didn't just make my day, you made my whole year. She looks great today, no more blood and she's ...
  A: So after finally becoming knowledgeable I wanted to help others. So, no donation please - this is ...
Re: Migi & rainbow3/2/2013
  Q: U know Donna i just had to email u!! i went outside to gather & clean Migis area & just happen to ...
  A: Good to hear from you - you are healing - we all do - but we all remember our loved ones - they all ...
oversized teats3/1/2013
  Q: my french alpine just delivered two beautiful buck kids . Big and hearty . They have been trying to ...
  A: Would suspect the kids would not ever be able to suck off of mom - so you are doing the right thing ...
re goat with infected abdomen3/1/2013
  Q: i got some pictures of her infection on her abdomen i want to know what you think i should do about ...
  A: Unless you can get a vet to re-open and drain this properly about the only advice would be to ...
Coughing3/1/2013
  Q: sometimes my goat has this deep coughing. I have noticed it has become more frequent. other than the ...
  A: How old is the goat? What type of hay is he on? Is this cough around during all types of weather? It ...
2 day old kid not eating2/28/2013
  Q: He is one of twins and the largest. He was doing real well.Both are being bottle fed,but they were ...
  A: I would treat for pneumonia - 1/2 cc twice a day twice a day for three days. Would also start on CDT ...
new born2/28/2013
  Q: one of my goats Clemintine gave birth to a healthy little buck . I didn't even know she was due , so ...
  A: but might let him warm up first. It is also possible that he could be selenium deficient and would ...
8 week old bottle baby will not eat on own2/27/2013
  Q: Ok alot has happened since we last spoke about some of the other problems we were going on. Thought ...
  A: but usually they catch on within one or two tries. Also by 4 weeks of age the kids are on two ...
neck cyst2/27/2013
  Q: I thank you for the help with my goat kids mucous poop situation I gave him the CDT vaccine as you ...
  A: Glad the kids are better. The cyst sounds like a wattle cyst. This is usually filled with clear ...
worming lactating nannies and kids2/27/2013
  Q: Is it safe to worm nannies while the are feeding kids. How old do kids have to be before worming. ...
  A: The only worming regimen/wormers I would advise for does to be given during their feeding of their ...
Goat kid foot deformity2/27/2013
  Q: My husband and I purchased two Alpine dairy goats in June 2012. They were bred with a Saanan. ...
  A: First I would be sure and bottle feed her and may even suggest taking away from mom and sister ...
goat labor and kidding2/26/2013
  Q: I had asked before about signs of labor in my new goat Rosie. Well she has finally gone into labor ...
  A: Sounds like Rosie had some great help - very nice job. You were exactly right to take the kids ...
Re: Migis cremation2/26/2013
  Q: I hope u don't mind if i email u & talk with u about Migi i'm really kinda depress & just need ...
  A: Yes, I love to hear from you. I love the alter for Migi - and yes, he is looking down at you saying ...
Pygmy goat no milk flow with new born2/26/2013
  Q: I have a pygmy goat which gave birth 02/24/2013. Mother's udder is full; however no milk seen coming ...
  A: Is the udder hard or hot to touch? Sometimes the teats have a milk plug and if this is not ...
fallen pasterns2/26/2013
  Q: One of my goats, a 9yr old Oberhasli/Alpine wether, has fallen pasterns on both hind legs. Can the ...
  A: It is possible that he is low on selenium. At 9 years of age that is not old and generally fallen ...
goats2/25/2013
  Q: how long will it take a Boer goat come back in heat?
  A: A goat's (any goat breed) breeding cycle is 17 to 21 days in length. When was the doe last in ...
Re: Migis diagnosis2/25/2013
  Q: Just got up from sleeping with my eyes all swollen from so much crying. Its hard b/c everytime i go ...
  A: Glad you had some sleep - you will keep playing Migi's illness over and over in your head for a ...
Goat possibly in labor! please respond2/25/2013
  Q: My pygmy goat is on her 148 day of pregnancy, she has been showing some signs of labor, Like arching ...
  A: Goats generally are pregnant for 150 to 155 days, so she is well within time frame and you should ...
5week pygmy wont take a bottle2/24/2013
  Q: Good morning. I have what I believe is a 5week old pygmy goat. I got him a few days ago and was told ...
  A: He is too young to be wormed - so that might have caused stress on his system. He should not be ...
Re: Migi illness2/24/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - U know Donna after i gave Migi 10 tablets of 100mg of THIAMINE B-1 Migi became well ...
  A: I am in hopes things have settled down by this morning - either Migi has passed away or he is ...
Doe's Fighting2/24/2013
  Q: I currently have 3 doe's who have 2 babies each. They range from 24 hours old to 6 days old. For ...
  A: I would advise giving each doe with its baby(ies) it's own stall until the kids are old enough to go ...
goat with foot injury and now foot rot2/24/2013
  Q: i cut her hoof about a inch to far and now its starting to smell i took off the bandage that i put ...
  A: Wrapping a wound too tightly can stop healing. Also, a deep wound like that may need extra air - so ...
what age to wean2/24/2013
  Q: I have boer/kiko cross kids that where boer 12/12/12 (or 9weeks old) and weigh 40 lbs, they are ...
  A: You can wean as early as 8 weeks old; or if you want to get a little more weight on them you can go ...
Re: Migis Update2/23/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - Donna Migis seems to be doing fine today however yesterday i gave Migi some Moringa ...
  A: Sorry I did not get back on this e-mail - was at a conference today. Her allegations are totally ...
newborn nigerian dwarf2/23/2013
  Q: I had a set of triplets born thursday the 21st to a first time mother and she ignored the first born ...
  A: First, I would advise against lactated ringers especially orally. Is her belly full feeling or ...
Dwarf Nigerian Goats2/23/2013
  Q: Is permethrin, garden and poultry dust, safe for goats? I have three Dwarf Nigerian Goats and two ...
  A: The head shaking sounds more like ear mites - you can use mineral oil to put into the ears, then ...
Maple2/23/2013
  Q: how are you tonight ? Thought I'd update you on maples progress . Since the last time i talked to ...
  A: So wonderful to hear - indeed sometimes they get worse before they get better. 7 days of the pen is ...
pygmy goat aggressive to other goats2/22/2013
  Q: We got 9 goats a few months ago and have lost 4 of them. One if our females is very aggressive ...
  A: If you have an aggressive goat the easiest thing to do is either find a new home for it or keep it ...
Re: Migi not active2/21/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Donna u know today Migi dosen't seem active i don't know if its the weather ...
  A: So, hope you're feeling better. It could be the weather with Migi. It is possible Migi just is ...
re goat with infected abdomen2/21/2013
  Q: it is coming from the under side of the belly and it is close to the udder she had a c section and ...
  A: Would irrigate/flush the infected area with penicillin - feed stores have this - use about 10 cc ...
Pregnant nubian death2/21/2013
  Q: My sweet nubian doe (third freshener) died in the night. She was eating well and moving well the day ...
  A: So sorry to hear about the goat. From the symptom you describe it sounds like she had an ...
Babies DOA and mom not bagged up2/20/2013
  Q: We were awaiting our first doe to deliver and found two babies this morning.. Neither alive.. She is ...
  A: Is this her due date? Or was she late or early? What did the kids look like? Were they necrotic or ...
goat that has infection in abdomen2/20/2013
  Q: here is the picture of what i think is a worm in her abdomen
  A: Sorry for the delayed answer, but if you could answer my other questions first I can give you a ...
Baby Goats2/20/2013
  Q: I had a goat who had babies about 2 hours ago. It is below zero windchills and they just are in a ...
  A: You were right in taking them away - nice job. Can you milk the mom? If so, they really need the ...
week old kid with yellow green poop and mucous2/20/2013
  Q: I have a 12 day old bottle baby. He had been scouring bright yellow or white super watery poop, ...
  A: It could be enterotoxemia he is fighting - would start as soon as possible with CDT toxoid ...
Re: Migis Update2/19/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - Migi continues to do well however u know Donna Migi was going ...
  A: Sinusitis sounds horrid - so sorry. Re Migi, doubt the runny nose is anything. I'm surprised the ...
market goat judging 4-H2/19/2013
  Q: We got a Boer (mix?) from an auction about a week ago. We didn't realize that he had frost bite on ...
  A: 4H judges really are more lenient (as I am) when it comes to small, nonperformance faults. ...
Re: Migis hay2/18/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - Hi Donna Migi continues to do well eating, peeing, drinking, & ...
  A: The sticking together is either from being wet and then getting stuck together as it dries or it ...
Goat walking on knuckles2/18/2013
  Q: I have a baby pygmy goat that was given to me. She is about 2 weeks old. Eating wonderfully, ...
  A: So you are talking about the joint at the cannont bone - closest to the hoof - the knee joint is the ...
Baby Nubian Doe2/17/2013
  Q: My lil' baby doe was born this past Fri. The mother is a first time mom and is full Nubian as is ...
  A: This is not normal for a kid goat. I would advise taking the kid goat into the house and keeping ...
pygmy goat2/17/2013
  Q: What is the best age and process to whether a pygmy goat?
  A: All bucklings should be wethered/castrated (banding is best method) at 10 days to 2 weeks. The ...
Baby goat-followup2/16/2013
  Q: The baby is now called Sweet Pea. Last night she couldn't care less that I gave her a shot, this ...
  A: Is her poop drying up yet? You can also use an oral antibiotic for her too if you do not want to ...
my baby goat that passed, i just want some answers2/16/2013
  Q: I acquired a 2 day old baby Nigerian dwarf mix about 4 days ago. She was weighed in at 2.3 lbs. My ...
  A: I am so sorry for the loss. Was she taken immediately from her mom within hours of birth/hours of ...
Baby goat2/15/2013
  Q: I have a baby goat, 3 days old. She wants to lay down most of the time instead of running and ...
  A: Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever/infection. The possible spasms could indicate E.coli or ...
Maple2/15/2013
  Q: Maple doesn't seem to be improving , at times seems she is , but others not at all . Started the ...
  A: So have you ever tried the real penicillin?? The LA 200 is not a penicillin so is that what you have ...
Older doe and kidding2/14/2013
  Q: I bought two Boer does last week. After I get them I find out the younger one had accidently laid on ...
  A: nice of you to take the goats in. The sunken in on the hips/sides certainly indicates she is close ...
Baby Goats Dying2/13/2013
  Q: I have had 3 goats have 2 babies a piece in the last month and a half. Each mama had one baby die ...
  A: Any symptoms before the kids died? Any diarrhea? Everyone up on their CDT toxoid vaccinations? ...
our little goat is still not good .2/13/2013
  Q: since we lasted talked . he was doing better .but as soon as i took my 4 week old off of of pepto ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Green is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia, brown is digestive ...
Re: Update on Migi2/12/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna Migi continues to do great hes peeing & pooping, ...
  A: Glad to hear Migi is doing well. I know it is a lot of work. Re the moringa, just a little is all ...
sickgoat2/11/2013
  Q: That was some kind of storm we had here , hurricane forse winds , snowdrifts 8 feet , and bare ...
  A: Heard about the storm - wow! I normally don't like to worm kid goats until at least 2 months of age ...
Newborn trouble walking2/10/2013
  Q: Our 6 day old Nigerian was born and appeared to be mineral deficient We live in upstate NY. She was ...
  A: Would take a temperature if you can - 102.5 would indicate an infection. Did her umbilical cord get ...
4 day old goat not pooping2/10/2013
  Q: We have a 4 day old (born 2/6/13) Boer male, birth wt. 11 lbs, 15 in. tall at shoulder, 19 in. long. ...
  A: Would assume this is just constipation - perhaps from eating too much - at his age he probably ...
infected horn?2/8/2013
  Q: yesterday i noticed one of the scurs on a 2-yr-old nigerian looked strange. the scur is about the ...
  A: Would start her on a course of antibiotics - penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day ...
Goat loosing hair2/8/2013
  Q: ..I have a 3 year old Nigerian Dwarf who is 3 months pregnant (3rd freshening). She is eating well ...
  A: This is probably a selenium deficiency. Goats do shed but a heavy hair coat would generally only ...
Sore goat2/8/2013
  Q: Her gay i grass hay broom with native grasses legs are not ho
  A: Are her hooves in good condition, no injuries that you can see? If she is eating well and drinking ...
Goat health2/8/2013
  Q: I have a 10 month old Nigerian Dwarf goat that is the only one in a 5 head herd with these symptoms. ...
  A: This could be mites, which occur in the wintertime often, or it could be selenium deficiency or a ...
Goat with tail down2/8/2013
  Q: I purchased 3 nigerian dwarf does 4 months ago. My plan was to breed them so that I could milk them ...
  A: 5 would indicate an infection. It could be that she is just still nervous/stressed. I might advise ...
Re: Migi & salted peanuts2/8/2013
  Q: Or is it okay? Let me know Thanks Donna Luv, Me & Migi
  A: Actually things like peanut shells are like sunflower seeds (with the shell on) in that when they ...
sick pigmy goat2/7/2013
  Q: ihave a 6wk pigmy i have been bottle feeding. she has been fine until this moning. she is grinding ...
  A: Have you taken a temperature on her? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. Grinding her ...
Re: Migis Update2/7/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Just Updating on Migi - Migi is doing great this morning lots of normal berrie ...
  A: Sorry to hear no one helps - it's like me when I want to take some time off away from the farm it is ...
pygmy goaties2/7/2013
  Q: I have rescued three pygmies and have had them and others at our goaties house. The three that I ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering -computer glitch. Sounds more like a selenium deficiency, even ...
Follow up on Goats2/7/2013
  Q: We have dusted and (pasted) our goats for mites and have given them each 1/2" of the Zimectrin. We ...
  A: Looks like mange mites - would give another dose of the Zimectrin - this will not hurt them. Would ...
Our goats are dying before we can determine what is wrong and how to help2/7/2013
  Q: I have a question about some our goats. We have had a few cases recently (4) of them dying. These ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering, computer glitch. This sounds like a poisoning - they are getting ...
mayby sick kid2/6/2013
  Q: how are you ? I may or may not have a kid on the verge of something . Today i noticed that he had a ...
  A: Sorry for the delayed answer, computer system glitch. Sounds like E. coli if not as yellow as ...
Boer goat female post birth depressed?2/6/2013
  Q: Donna. We came home on Sunday to find one of our does gave birth to two kids. They were both dead. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - computer glitch. Sounds like she may have an infection and that ...
Re: Migis & hay2/5/2013
  Q: for all the knowledge u provide to me anyways u know when i feed Migis his hay i notice that he'll ...
  A: You know goats are so picky about their hay and mine waste too, but I am not paying that much for ...
sickgoat2/5/2013
  Q: we gave her alamisin antibiotic and her eyes are kind of pale but she eat well.after she gave birth ...
  A: When you say her eyes are pale - is that specific to her lower inner eyelids being white or pale ...
Re: Update on Migi2/5/2013
  Q: Update - Now Migis only eating SYNDER HANOVER PRETZEL STICKS & RITZ CRACKERS should i buy him the ...
  A: I think I told you about the internet prices being so much better - but understand when you need ...
baby goat2/5/2013
  Q: ...
  A: Is her temp 105 (not 205?)? That definitely is a fever. Are her joints hot or swollen to touch? Is ...
Pygmy Doe2/5/2013
  Q: I have a pygmy doe born 11/09/2012. 2 days ago she started to act different than normal. (She is ...
  A: Is she bloated? What is her temperature? Low in the 90s would indicate constipation, over 102.5 ...
Goat Hay2/5/2013
  Q: i was wondering about what type of hay should i be feeding my boer goats, sudan or orchard or what ...
  A: What types of hay do you have available to you or are most economical for you? I look at that first ...
Goats2/4/2013
  Q: Our goat has small bumps on the inside and outside of his ears. He also has a small patch of fur ...
  A: Sounds like manage mites. Would do two things. Use livestock or poultry dust (mites, lice, etc.) ...
Mineral block2/4/2013
  Q: I was at my local feed store and was about to get a mineral lick. I asked what they had available ...
  A: With that said a goat does not need a lot of cobalt. I always recommend use of horse or livestock ...
two does aborted2/3/2013
  Q: I recently had two does abort within 12 hours of each other. This was their first kidding and they ...
  A: So sorry to hear. Leptospirosis does certainly cause abortion in the last month and since the tests ...
horn buds2/3/2013
  Q: how are you today . How long can one wait to have the horn buds burned ? This is not a practice i ...
  A: I only recommend use of a disbudding iron - you can burn the buds/even small horns easily - we ...
Re: Snack foods2/3/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna i'm concerned about Migis poop & weight b/c he is ...
  A: Okay, so we talked about gaining weight before in that he needs extra fat and extra protein - the ...
New momma/baby pygmies2/3/2013
  Q: We bought four pygmies this morning and was told one of the nannies would have her babies in a few ...
  A: Keeping them warm, making sure the doe is eating well, making sure the kid goats are eating well ...
kid pygmy not eatin, in pain2/2/2013
  Q: yesterday went to vet after not getting 14 day old to take milk for 3 days. after exam,gave 1/4 cc ...
  A: Is the kid peeing and pooping? What color poop/shape? What was the kid goat's temperature - ...
DEAD WETHER2/2/2013
  Q: i CANT FIGURE WHAT HAPPENED WITH MY MOKEY. HE WAS DEAD THIS MORNING WHEN WE WENT OUT. YESTERDAY HE ...
  A: I am sorry to say it is difficult to say - could have been just the bloat, and then pneumonia. I ...
lame kids from birth2/2/2013
  Q: What can i do for my two kids one has a bad front leg.The other cant use any of her legs?thank you
  A: Most likely this is selenium deficiency - each should get one 200 mcg human selenium tablet crushed ...
Sick Goat2/2/2013
  Q: Our one year old silky fainter buck is standing off by himself with his head next to the fence or he ...
  A: 5 would indicate an infection. Can you see him peeing? It sounds like he might have a pneumonia or ...
Goat Trouble...2/1/2013
  Q: About one month ago, I had a boer nanny, 3 years old, second time kidder, have a set of 3 babies. It ...
  A: Most likely she has an intrauterine infection. Would keep her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds ...
weak goat2/1/2013
  Q: i have a 1 year old goat which is small in size and she gave birth to 2 kids that died because they ...
  A: It is possible she has an intrauterine infection and that is the reason she is weak, and also a ...
billy goat poop2/1/2013
  Q: billy goat poop is green and looks like dog poop somedays. I someday it on his tail. We just wormed ...
  A: How old is this goat? If under 9 months this could be coccidiosis but generally this is more of a ...
babie goats2/1/2013
  Q: I have babies pygmy goats born 2 days ago. They were nursing well and moving around good. Now all of ...
  A: First, bring them inside your house. Are they peeing and pooping? What type/color of poop. Sounds ...
sick goat1/31/2013
  Q: my goat was pregnant and lost the kids and now she is losing weight and her hair is falling out i ...
  A: What complication did she have from the surgery/C-section? Would get a temperature on her if you ...
wether still lethargic1/31/2013
  Q: Donna- wether still lethargic and laying down in hut. He goes from getting up to being sick-acting ...
  A: Glad he is urinating. You said he is giving hard pellets - but these are normal pellets for a goat, ...
Dosing human supplements for goats1/31/2013
  Q: I want to give my goats the following supplements in human form and would like to know how much to ...
  A: Hi there - first question is why do you want to give the minerals and the one vitamin noted in your ...
6-7 year old mixed breed nanny1/31/2013
  Q: We have a 6 to 7 year old nanny goat that has developed, in a very short time, stiff rear legs. She ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. Are her legs hot or ...
dirty rearend1/31/2013
  Q: yeah it is some kind of diareah it is dark brown with a shade of dark green she is starting to gant ...
  A: Do you have any Sulmet or Corid oral antibiotics? This is sounding more like a coccidiosis - green ...
dirty rearend1/30/2013
  Q: i have a 1 year old female meat goat that kidded 33 days ago she has a wet dirty rearend color is a ...
  A: so are we sure this is just a diarrhea that is discoloring her rear? No blood or other discharge? ...
Goat in Labor1/29/2013
  Q: It appeared to me that last Thursday our goat was beginning labor. She had separated herself from ...
  A: Did you feel her pelvic ligaments? Are her pelvic ligaments now gone or were they gone and back ...
wether with UC?1/29/2013
  Q: lemon juice, and some baking soda in a syringe drench. I also massaged his rumen for a long time. ...
  A: So, from the blood tinged liquid, which is most likely urine - this sounds like it was urinary ...
WHAT DO I DO NEXT1/29/2013
  Q: MY BABY GOAT IS 7 DAYS OLD I MILKED THE MOMMY GOAT FOR THE FIRST 72 HOURS, BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT ...
  A: If you can give him 1 cc of CDT toxoid vaccination - the feed stores have this - 22 gauge 3/4 inch ...
Re: Migi Update1/28/2013
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Update on Migi - Just got back from the POST OFFICE & GROCERY STORE and i ...
  A: He could have some wormer resistant worms - when is he due next for his wormer, and which wormer? ...
Re: Update on Migi1/28/2013
  Q: Okay just updating on Migi - Okay will not give OATMEAL i'm trying my hardest to find things for ...
  A: Sounds like Migi is doing well. You could stop the Sulmet and molasses whenever you want or you can ...
6 month goat1/28/2013
  Q: We recently got an adorable 6 month goat with an injured hind leg, she cant put much pressure on it ...
  A: Do you know how it injured its leg? Are there any wounds on the leg? Is the leg warm to touch? Let ...
early labour??????1/27/2013
  Q: wont do that again as i have no exact due date. yesterday the eldest and largest of my goats started ...
  A: Is her udder filled up? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Are her sides dropped down? The blood is ...
metritis?1/27/2013
  Q: Lisl continues to show the 7-day heat cycles and I am starting to notice some discharge - not ...
  A: The discharge certainly is a symptom of an intrauterine infection. I would not treat intravaginal ...
Goats eye1/27/2013
  Q: i have a baby boer goat was born a week ago and today i found her eyes were shut and has discharge ...
  A: She has an eye infection, could be pink eye/conjunctivitis or could be residual of intrauterine ...
sick billy goat update1/26/2013
  Q: first I would like to thank you again for your advice, you have been so generous with your time! ...
  A: I would think immune supplements and vitamins would be great to continue and at this point I would ...
Mange in goats1/26/2013
  Q: I have a doe that I recently purchased that has some blisters on her utter. I have attached a ...
  A: This does not look like mange. These lesions look like Staph infection of the udder created after ...
BABY GOATS1/26/2013
  Q: just to update you on Ellie . She finally had her kids , 4 in all , 2 does and 2 bucks . Two does ...
  A: Did the dead kids look necrotic or infected in any way? I might advise taking the two kid goats ...
Mange treatment??1/26/2013
  Q: At least I think that's what it is. I have two Nigerian dwarf goats about 3-4 years old (we've only ...
  A: Any pour on is not advised for goats as it can be toxic to them and/or cause reactions - this was ...
Re: Worms1/26/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, I wonder if he has worms i wormed him a month ago & i remember u telling me ...
  A: Because he was ill with something, that could have caused the clumpiness of his poop. I would give ...
pregnant goat1/25/2013
  Q: I have read form after form looking for answers ... I rescued a Nigerian Dwarf doe about 2 months ...
  A: possibly early but could be anytime. When you say her pelvic ligaments have moved out, are you sure ...
newborn goat1/25/2013
  Q: I have a newborn just born this morning. She is having trouble drinking from her mother. I milked ...
  A: with the goat kid's face facing away from me, I then use one hand to open the kid goat's mouth and ...
Re: Migis Update1/25/2013
  Q: Sorry i had to email u through PROVIDENCE EMAIL allexperts said too many questions. Okay gave Migi ...
  A: Would try the hay dry with just sprinkling some salt on it - some salt will fall through but some ...
pygmy goat1/25/2013
  Q: I have a pygmy goat who is not acting normal. His tail is droopy, he is hunched over, he is foaming ...
  A: Foaming at the mouth generally indicates he has eaten something poisonous, along with drinking a lot ...
Re; Update on Migi1/24/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Thanks for the reply okay i just took Migi out to do his business & lots of pee ...
  A: All sounds good - the berry clumps could be from constipation - would keep an eye on that. You can ...
sick billy goat1/24/2013
  Q: Okay, I just got off the phone with my vet and he said I should treat him with penicillin and a 2x a ...
  A: Penicillin and foot soak sound great. Normal dosing for penicillin is 3 cc/100 pounds body weight ...
sick billy goat update1/24/2013
  Q: Your advice is appreciated! "Billy" is pretty perky today and seems to be munching on his hay ...
  A: I would be interested to know what new antibiotic the vet is using that lasts five days in goats - a ...
sick billy goat posted 1/211/24/2013
  Q: )I have a few more thoughts on my goats condition now that I'm sure his injury and high fever are ...
  A: He will be limping until the abscess/wound is totally cleaned out and non inflamed anymore - the ...
Re: Migi1/24/2013
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, its 3:00 p.m u know Donna at first Migi puts out more than a stream of pee ...
  A: So, whatever had him stopped up has been released and so the urine came out nicely. It's possible ...
Re: Migi Pee1/24/2013
  Q: U know i just notice that when Migi pees he manages to pee but he seems to be straining very unusual ...
  A: Never worry about telling me everything. Just want whats good for Migi, just like you. Would watch ...
sick billy goat posted 1/211/23/2013
  Q: My boy is eating today and his temp and stools are normal. He's still limping and taking it easy on ...
  A: I would continue with penicillin after the 3 days injection the vet gave him, especially if he ...
Premie Boer goat1/23/2013
  Q: I have a preemie Boer male 3 to 4 pd., 30 hours old, has eaten 3X, urinating frequently, no pooping ...
  A: Penicillin per mouth does nothing. Would advise 1/2 cc twice a day for 3 days intramuscularly - in ...
goat trauma1/23/2013
  Q: A dog got through my fences, killing my precious pygmy goat and injuring my 225 lb Nubian goat. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - I would start him on Arnica Montana - this is a homeopathic ...
re: sick billy goat question on 1/211/23/2013
  Q: I didn't see my boy at the time he injured himself but he jumps against the pen gate regularly to ...
  A: Sounds like you have things under control. Glad he seems a bit better and his fever is down. Most ...
sick billy goat1/22/2013
  Q: I have a pet 10 month old wether dwarf/pygmy goat that injured his leg jumping on his pen gate 4 ...
  A: Did you see him hurt his leg? What feed is he on? If the vet is correct and he has a fracture then ...
hurt back leg1/22/2013
  Q: We think our goat may have a sprained back leg. Dogs attacked one of hour goats and killed it and ...
  A: Is the leg hot to touch? Is the leg swelled? I would start with aspirin, human type - 1/2 of a 325 ...
pregnant goat1/21/2013
  Q: Ellie the goat that was rundown recovered very nicely with the calf starter and oil . I am starting ...
  A: just some mucous - creamy or white in color? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? That is the best way ...
Re: Migi & Sulmet1/21/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - I'm back at it again w/sulmet & molasses hay & water. Is it ...
  A: Snacks in small amounts generally does not cause digestive upset such as diarrhea. The moringa is ...
breedeing1/21/2013
  Q: I have a nanny goat that is breeding every day. she also acts like a billy around the other nannies ...
  A: It is possible that at her 8 years of age her hormones are off cycle - perhaps trying Pulsatilla, ...
Warts1/21/2013
  Q: I have a billy goat that has something growing on his ear. It looks like warts. Is there anything I ...
  A: Let me know - Donna
Re: Migi1/20/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - I am going to give Migi PEPTO B. & no SULMET b/c i think its food related and see ...
  A: Regular straight but short garden trimmers work well - I do not buy specific "goat" hoof trimmers - ...
sick female1/19/2013
  Q: my goat gave birth on 1/2/13 and she had been fine so far. she was fine when i milked last nite but ...
  A: Would start immediately on penicillin (feed store has this) at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a ...
Re: Migis Update1/19/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna Migi is doing so much better his poop is all ...
  A: Glad Migi is doing better. Yes, re once a day Sulmet/molasses until tomorrow. Coccidia is breed ...
Female age1/19/2013
  Q: I have a female pygmy goat 12 years old. can she still go into heat at 12? what are the signs I can ...
  A: Yes, female goats can go into heat up until about 13 to 15 years of age. But, that heat may not ...
Re: Migis eyelids1/19/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migis lower eyelids i would say the color is a light/medium color ...
  A: The lower inner eyelids - these are the true inside mucous membranes of the eye - are supposed to be ...
Newborn goat1/19/2013
  Q: Born yesterday, very weak, has only stood for a moment, held so he could suck on mom. Then had to ...
  A: You need to bring him in the house with you. He sounds like he has a pneumonia. Should start ...
Re: Update on Migi1/19/2013
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna just took Migi ouside and put him on his runner ...
  A: So, the blood can be from coccidiosis, or digestive bacterial infection, or worms. Since you have ...
update on Sam and the pooping issue1/18/2013
  Q: I am still concerned about Sam. He is not pooping on his own at all, without an enema. We are ...
  A: and at least two or three times a day - two things may be going on here, one he is not getting ...
Re: update on Migi1/18/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - I just came from outside to feed Migi his breakfast & i took ...
  A: Will send you something to help Migi with digestive issues and even help if he eats something toxic. ...
doe delivery1/18/2013
  Q: My doe delivered unexpectedly yesterday evening and I think my son startled her. We dried the kids ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments still gone? Does she feel like she has another kid inside, or did you see ...
Goats udder1/18/2013
  Q: i have a goat that just gave birth today, one side of her udder is working the other is hard as a ...
  A: If positive for CAE it is "hard udder" from that virus. If this is first time kidding, or even if ...
Re: Orchard grass hay1/18/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, I have a question the lady from the feed/farm store and told me that they now ...
  A: has about 12 to 14% protein and lots of vitamins and minerals in it, more than regular grass hay (9% ...
Herd sire seems paralyzed but isnt1/18/2013
  Q: I found my herd sire down Tuesday. He rises up on his front knees & thats as far as he goes. At ...
  A: 5 would indicate a fever/infection. Has he been eating okay, peeing and pooping okay? Polio is ...
Re: Migis Update1/18/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - Updating Migi i gave him his sulmet at 1:00 p.m and also his probiotics & i gave ...
  A: How long did it take him to eat the 2 flakes of hay? And is that all the hay he gets in a day? As ...
general feeding of mixed boy/girl flock of nigerian dwarfs1/17/2013
  Q: I have 5 nigerian dwarf goats - 1 wether, 4 girls. I'd like to know what might I feed on a regular ...
  A: Let's talk about the wether - to keep from getting urinary calculi they must have at least a 2:1 but ...
shivering goat1/17/2013
  Q: I went out this AM for my barn check and also fed some grain. I have a pygmy doe about 2 yrs old who ...
  A: Shivering in goats is generally either due to a fever or to constipation/low body temp goes with ...
Re: Migi & Sulmet1/17/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Just updating u on Migi & the sulmet - U know Donna after i gave him the sulmet ...
  A: Unfortunately many times when treating a goat you have really no exact idea of what caused the ...
Re:1/16/2013
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Yesterday i tried to call u but no answer so if u were wondering who called it ...
  A: I'm looking at my phone and did not receive any call with "restricted" as the phone number - sorry. ...
follow up to baby goat Sam not pooping1/16/2013
  Q: Sam, our new little kid seems to be doing very well in every area except pooping on his own. I ...
  A: I would dilute his milk replacer to 1/2 the amount of milk replacer for two days and see how he does ...
Re: Migis Update1/15/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - U know yesterday we had thunderstorms/& heavy rains and so Migi wasn't feeling well ...
  A: With Migi's sensitive digestive system any different feeds/snacks can potentially cause digestive ...
pregnant goat in labor 4 days now1/15/2013
  Q: my goat is pregnant and trying to kidd but no luck yet no kids i'm worried that the kids are dead ...
  A: First thing to check are the pelvic ligaments, if these are gone then labor/kidding will start in 36 ...
update and questions on our new kid - constipation, banding, etc.1/14/2013
  Q: I wanted to let you know that the new baby, now known as Sam, appears to be doing very well, he is ...
  A: Sounds like the little guy may be a bit constipated. I would mix the milk replacer with water as ...
Goat that sounds sick1/13/2013
  Q: I have a fainting goat that has been acting funny. I bought two of them last spring and the one ...
  A: Sounds like it could be a pneumonia, that is also what the other could have passed from. Anytime a ...
Feeding Goats of Different Ages and Itching1/13/2013
  Q: It is very helpful and I am grateful. I am new to raising goats and have recently purchased 2 young ...
  A: The pelleted feed you mention is a very high protein and I do not like medicated feed. For the 3 ...
Pinkie1/13/2013
  Q: My husband and I were trimming her feet today because she was Sasquatch when we got her. and I did ...
  A: Please do feel free to call me anytime during the night especially if you have an emergent question ...
Re: Ammonium chloride1/12/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi = Donna u know i notice Migi keeps scratching & biting under his ...
  A: It could be mites or lice or even just flies bothering him. Dusting is fine - just watch to see if ...
goats1/12/2013
  Q: Here are two more pics of Blackie, sorry couldn't load them on the other page.
  A: It is possible Blackie is having a false pregnancy and so a false labor. Again, if you can feel ...
my goats1/12/2013
  Q: I am not sure if they were around a buck before we got them. Today one of our does dropped something ...
  A: How big are we talking - 2 or 3 inches in size or much larger? Does this doe have an udder? Re the ...
neighbor baby goat..1/12/2013
  Q: Donna, I just went to check on the baby for the night... I was so happy that he showed interest in ...
  A: So sorry to hear. Winter cold can really take a toll on little ones. Was he in with his mom? or in ...
neighbor baby goat1/11/2013
  Q: I'm the one taking care of my neighbors baby goat... He is still alive and notice him trying to ...
  A: Nice to hear the little guy is still with us. It may take many weeks for you to see even the ...
pygmy doe that hasn't delivered the 2nd twin or expelled the after birth1/11/2013
  Q: I have a 4 yr old doe who has kidded successfully 4 times in the past, the most recent was last ...
  A: I would take her temperature. If over 102.5 then she has an infection and that may be the cause of ...
baby zee update1/10/2013
  Q: Went out this morning to do my checks and thought I would give an update. I really don't know what ...
  A: Sometimes kid goats once they are off re digestive issues it is difficult to get them back to normal ...
red substance in goat milk1/10/2013
  Q: This morning when I looked at yesterdays milk I saw a two inchy red ring floating on top of the milk ...
  A: Is this a doe that has just freshened? Any injury to the udder that you know of? For does who have ...
update on Zee1/9/2013
  Q: Well as of tonight it looks as if Zee is doing good. His butt has been clean all day, same with the ...
  A: Glad to hear the calf and Zee are clearing up. Should see an improvement by tomorrow in the other ...
scouring Zee1/8/2013
  Q: Ok Donna Here is my newest problem. First off, the little doe born a week ago is thriving. She is ...
  A: Re the little doeling, sounds like a good amount, you can increase 1/2 ounce whenever she seems to ...
Re: Sucking ticks1/8/2013
  Q: U know i was wondering if Migi has ticks b/c u know our dog was loaded with the sucking ticks my ...
  A: It is possible the dog to pass on ticks to Migi. Python dust should kill the ticks. I really don't ...
Re: Migis Update1/8/2013
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - Today Migi feels a little better he now eats his hay but not ...
  A: Glad to hear Migi seems better. Because of what we feel is a sensitive digestive system, you may ...
goat false labor1/7/2013
  Q: I'm wondering how common it is for a goat to have a false pregnancy. My french alpine did this last ...
  A: Are the LaMancha's pelvic ligaments gone? It is certainly possible for goats to have a false ...
Re: Migi1/7/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - Donna u know i don't think hes sick i think it could be that hes just bored with ...
  A: Goats do well with a pasture that has nothing natural in it and are fed intensely, that is straight ...
Baby goat1/6/2013
  Q: Should I mix the Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Soluble Powder with water or would Gatorade work and how ...
  A: Just use 1/4 teaspoon of the duramycin mixed with perhaps 10 cc of gatorade, mix well, and give ...
baby goat congestion1/6/2013
  Q: How much children Robitussin do you give a 5 day old goat for congestion?
  A: I usually use Children's Benadryl but Robitussin for children probably will help - for a 5-day old ...
Re: Migis Update1/5/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - U know Donna its been almost 2 weeks & Migis poop is still not back to normal large ...
  A: It could simply be that he does not feel like eating a lot because of the weather. It could be ...
Pregnant Goat feed1/5/2013
  Q: how are you? I have a question to ask you. I have about 10 nanny goats ( 6 boer, 3 fainter and ...
  A: goats should not have chocolate as they can react to it like dogs/toxic to them. I suspect the ...
toxic plants1/4/2013
  Q: I have read that Mountain Laurel is toxic for goats, but are the other laurels, particularly English ...
  A: All laurels are toxic to goats, some more than others - this includes azaleas, rhododendrons, ...
goat that is not peeing1/4/2013
  Q: I have a 3 year old boar cross goat who has been banded. I am asking for any help he has not peed ...
  A: I apoligize for not getting back to you earlier but I was ill today. Better now. Glad you are ...
Baby goat in WV1/3/2013
  Q: Just wanted to give you a little update on the 2 new babies I had to bring inside. I did loose the ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the littlest one. Nice to hear the other is doing well. You can switch to milk ...
Re: Migi clumpy poop1/3/2013
  Q: Update on Migi - U know Donna in the morning Migi gets his usual grass hay & snack foods for most of ...
  A: especially if that thing causes softer poop. But as long as his poop goes back to normal within a ...
pregnant goat1/3/2013
  Q: that is due to freshen any day . All appears to be going well and no complications as yet . She ...
  A: I generally add some extra fat to their feed - cooking oil and a little bread - you want to stay ...
Is my nanny in labor?1/2/2013
  Q: Well she is definitely pregnant but obviously wasn't bred and so I have no idea when she was now but ...
  A: These are all signs of the start of labor, early on. Once the pelvic ligaments are gone then it is ...
Re: Migi & Mango leaves1/1/2013
  Q: I forgot to tell u that he hasn't had MANGO LEAVES in a very very very long time & i only started to ...
  A: Fresh greens are not the best for digestive upset - they make the rumen work over time and cause ...
Re: Migis Update1/1/2013
  Q: HAPPY NEW YEAR DONNA!!!! Update on Migi - U know Donna after i gave him PEPTO B. His poop was ...
  A: Happy New Year to you and Migi - I'm working today - not too busy so its nice. The Mango leaves are ...
Goat Breeding1/1/2013
  Q: I am a fairly new goat owner trying to breed my two does. I have owned my two Saanen females for ...
  A: you're correct that it certainly does help. Okay, so usually when a doe is having difficulty ...
goat passed1/1/2013
  Q: We had a pregnant female pass away early before day. she sprawled out on the ground yesterday-layed ...
  A: Generally face swelling is from anemia - barber pole worm or liver fluke cause this. Did you ever ...
Goat can't poop1/1/2013
  Q: I have a fainting goat that can't poop. He is in pain and his stomach is soft. He has been laying ...
  A: Sorry for the delay but I was out of email availability. Has he been eating and drinking normally? ...
cyst like udder problem12/31/2012
  Q: and Thank you, I have five goats here but only one that I am milking. We are both first time ...
  A: This sounds like either allergic reaction to her bedding or something else you are using - have you ...
baby goat ill12/31/2012
  Q: Ok Here is the update... The little boy ( Gomer) has nursed mom 3 times now for about 5 minutes. No ...
  A: Kid goats should not get any grain, especially adult goat grain, until they are at least 6 to 8 ...
goat throwing up?12/30/2012
  Q: I have a 14 year old female that just recently started bringing up some chunks of hay? Not all of it ...
  A: First off I would like to suggest/advise not using Ivomec injectable at all for goats - it is hard ...
baby goat ill12/30/2012
  Q: Its me again. I know it seems like I have had 1 problem after another and at this point Im feeling ...
  A: No worries about questions - kids can be a handful sometimes - re this little guy - could be a ...
How to keep warm12/28/2012
  Q: My 12 year old pygmy goat is getting cold (shivers) at night. she is in barn on straw, but still ...
  A: I use sweatshirts for the goats - easy to put on, can be tightened up easily and washed easily if ...
kid with strange leg bumps12/28/2012
  Q: I'm writing to ask about a 3 week-old kid of mine, who has some mysterious bumps on her inner thigh. ...
  A: Is she eating and drinking okay, and otherwise in good health? Is the knee with the scratch on it ...
Goat bedding12/28/2012
  Q: I have three goats and have always used wheat straw as bedding and for eating. I was gonna buy some ...
  A: Cedar bedding can cause urinary infections so I suggest folks stay away from that for bedding. How ...
Newborn Pygmy Goat12/27/2012
  Q: Our vet just performed a c-section on a very young doe having a baby. The mom is not with it, of ...
  A: Many times the mom will not take the kid back after a C-section. So be prepared for that. I would ...
Re: Migi Update12/27/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - Migi seems alot better today i picked up b-complex yesterday ...
  A: The thiamine is fine. Glad his poop is getting better. Have you put any flavoring in his water to ...
sick goat12/26/2012
  Q: "i have a 4 week old baby goat with a 106 fever. i also found sucking lice on him and the rest of my ...
  A: Sounds like pneumonia - would start on penicillin injectable (this is regular penicillin available ...
Re: Update on Migi12/25/2012
  Q: Migi = Seems to be getting worse hes not eating at all his eyes are droopy i just gave another dose ...
  A: He could be constipated - MOM should work for that. I am glad that he is interested in something to ...
Re: Migi Update12/25/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna after i gave Migi his PEPTO B. he seems to be a ...
  A: Pneumonia can come with a fever or not. It certainly could be the start of pneumonia or just ...
Re: Migi12/24/2012
  Q: Merry Christmas Donna, Sorry to keep bothering u just an update on Migi - Migi just pooped and his ...
  A: You had said he was eating a little hay, so he is really not eating anything now, correct? You could ...
Re: Migi Update12/24/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Thanks for the reply u know last night Migi gave me such a hard time he didn't ...
  A: Would just wait and see - with his sensitive digestive track you may find that some days he is just ...
Re: Migi Update12/24/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, U know yesterday morning i gave Migi his regular vitamin b-complex & his usual ...
  A: So, over doing antibiotics can sometimes upset their digestive tract. If you think he is ill or ...
Re: Migis Update12/23/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Update on Migi - Didn't give any more MOM just watching ate very little no ...
  A: For preventative use, I would recommend only using the duramycin or any other oral antibiotic only ...
goats12/23/2012
  Q: just an update on Maple , the little lamancha that wasn't eating . She , i'm pleased to say has made ...
  A: So glad to hear she is doing well - nice job. Re the bucks - grain is fine for them - the issue is ...
Re: Migi12/22/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi still dosen't look & feel right i mean hes eating, peeing, pooping clump ...
  A: Well, the good thing is that is is eating, drinking, peeing and pooping. And, his temperature is ...
going into season after miscarriage12/21/2012
  Q: I have a Nubian doe who I thought was almost 2 months pregnant. The other day she got in a tussle ...
  A: The amount of discharge you are describing is definitely not normal for just being in heat. It is ...
baby goat ill12/21/2012
  Q: Spoke to you yesterday evening about another one of my little babies I found in feed trough out in ...
  A: Glad the little one is doing better. I would continue with Sulmet for another 3 days at least - if ...
Re: Migi12/20/2012
  Q: Merry Christmas! Donna u know we've been having terrible weather although its not raining the past 2 ...
  A: but Migi has such a delicate digestive system that I think anything out of the ordinary can cause ...
Baby goat with front leg pain12/20/2012
  Q: I am new to goats and my vet just had to cancel my apt for this afternoon. I have a 8 day old kid ...
  A: Did you dip his cord in iodine immediately after birth? This usually helps keep joint ill away. It ...
Re: Migis hay12/18/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, U know Donna my neighbor came over to put the new bale of hay on the hard ...
  A: Best thing to do would be to open the bale and re-tie in smaller sections so you can turn those ...
Big toggenburg nanny12/18/2012
  Q: Last year, she threw 2 runts, when bred by a big Boer. This year, I have put in with a milk breed ...
  A: When you say runts do you mean they were sickly, or just small, or did not grow well, or? The size ...
Female foul odor12/16/2012
  Q: My 5 yr. old female pygmy goat has been acting like she is in heat for a continuous 4 weeks and has ...
  A: Any chance she could have been bred? Is she eating and drinking normally? Is she peeing and pooping ...
small pregnant goat, 1st pregnancy.12/15/2012
  Q: Newly acquired goat of 7 goats from old man. Wasn't noticed until today. Thick white, dry, hard ...
  A: it could be the mucous plug having pased - this happens about one or two weeks before kidding. ...
sick goat12/14/2012
  Q: how are you ? I have a 4 month old lamancha , alpine , doe and she has something going on . She had ...
  A: Sounds like you are covering for an infection and for not eating - very nice. I would go ahead and ...
goat abortimg12/14/2012
  Q: Doe was in labor all day & clear (no head,no hooves) walnut sized bubble showed all day. Gone next ...
  A: Do you know how far along she would have been? Is this her first pregnancy? It is possible it is a ...
follow-up question about sub-acute chronic mastitis12/12/2012
  Q: I asked on 11/21/12 about my 5 yr old alpine whose milk still reacts with the CMT after treatment ...
  A: Is the milk thickening up just as much with the test or less so? Are the pimples gone from the ...
pregnant pygmy12/11/2012
  Q: Not far from us a lady was arrested for hoarding. We had an empty stall have lots of horse ...
  A: Okay, first off you're good people to take in these animals - I work with a hooved animal rescue in ...
Baby goat troubles.12/11/2012
  Q: We recently acquired a mostly unfriendly Doe who we were told was due in January. She gave birth ...
  A: Warming up is excellent - will take some time to get her going - rubbing/warming/massaging - wrap ...
Re: Migi & mites in ear12/10/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Donna Migi is doing fine eating, drinking, peeing & pooping normal berries howwever ...
  A: Goats can get ear infections but this is probably ear mites - would not use Python dust in the ears, ...
Goat farm (Specially about Foddar)12/10/2012
  Q: I am from Karnataka, India (Bijapur near to solapur), I owned a 17 acres land,where i want start ...
  A: I would be happy to give you information about what specific fodder/grasses is good for goats and ...
Re: Trimming of hooves12/9/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Update on Migi - Last night i gave a little more that 1/3 cup of MOM & haven't ...
  A: Hoof trimming should be done every 6 to 8 weeks forever. Really a good pair of straight blade ...
Re: Terramycin powder12/7/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Donna regarding the MILK OF MAG i didn't give any at all this was for the FRUIT ...
  A: Re the terramycin powder, that is about the same as the duramycin powder, same as the tetracycline ...
Zee12/6/2012
  Q: What do u mean by oral antibiotics? Examples? Yes his is nibbling a little on grass and hay at ...
  A: Oral antibiotics given orally/by mouth instead of the injectable, such as the Sulmet (liquid) ...
baby goat12/6/2012
  Q: ok, so my baby goat is now 7 days old. And let me tell you I have been worried about him pretty much ...
  A: yellow diarrhea is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis, white/cream color is E. coli and brown to ...
baby zee12/5/2012
  Q: It is once again me giving an update on Zee. It seems as though as soon as u get over one hurdle ...
  A: Green diarrhea, that is runny and smells quite horrid, points to coccidiosis which they pick up from ...
Poop changing12/4/2012
  Q: Ok I have noticed a new issue w/ Zee. He has been getting his 4 oz every 4-5 hrs. Just gave 2nd ...
  A: Sounds like his character is great and the starting to sip water is fantastic. Soon he should be ...
Re: Migi12/3/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - U know Donna Migi dosen't look good today he looks a bit under ...
  A: When you say a little strawberry roll, how much exactly? That type of snack can easily sit in the ...
small goat giving birth, Pygmy I think12/3/2012
  Q: I am taking care of two goats and wondered if the female was bloated or pregnant. that was sept 30 ...
  A: So it does sound like and looks like from the photo that she is pregnant, especially if she is still ...
Zee update12/2/2012
  Q: Sorry I havent gotten back to u for an update but it has been a little crazy around here. The ...
  A: If his belly is tight when you check on him again I might think he is starting enterotoxemia or he ...
newborn baby goat12/2/2012
  Q: I recently got a newborn baby goat, apparently his momma would take care of him. Anyway he is now 5 ...
  A: First, for any emergent calls please call me anytime at 360-742-8310. What color are the scours? ...
baby zee update12/1/2012
  Q: I know u probably havent seen the first message about Zee but I found him stiff this morning so ...
  A: I certainly would cover for joint ill and then just keep him in the house, especially as it could be ...
Zee is stiff12/1/2012
  Q: I went out this morning as usual to find Zee laying on hib belly screaming. It seems his front legs ...
  A: Did he get his cord dipped in iodine immediately after birth? I think you had said no and were ...
Shedding11/30/2012
  Q: My male 5 month old Nigerian Dwarf is shedding its hair. when my wife petted him she ended up with ...
  A: Pre treating can create worm resistance. If the goat has good poop pellets then that generally ...
release of afterbirth11/29/2012
  Q: My goat had kids yesterday morning bout 6am. She still has not released her afterbirth. Anything I ...
  A: So, her afterbirth is still dragging outside of her? Or do you not see any afterbirth? Are you sure ...
baby Zee11/29/2012
  Q: At this point I would really hate to lose him after all the work Im putting into saving him. I will ...
  A: Good idea on the amount and timing of the feedings to change to. It does sound like he is sneaking ...
mange/mites11/29/2012
  Q: Tried getting help from vet but not confident on what they recommended. I was at store and called ...
  A: Is the any redness to the scales/scabs? This could be a fungus or it could be mange mites. The ...
Pygmy goat Zee11/27/2012
  Q: just another update on Zee and the others. Zee seems to have a wonderful appetite still. He is ...
  A: Little Zee sounds like he is doing well. Re the poop - the stickiness is part of the ...
goat with out of place hip and broken pelvis11/27/2012
  Q: We had a goat show up at our farm about four years ago and it was love at first sight. He has been a ...
  A: So sorry to hear of this injury. I agree with the vet, let things heal as best they can by ...
Breeding11/26/2012
  Q: my name is Allison and I have 16 goats. Our goats have been bred for 2 years but this is our first ...
  A: With that said your Togg could certainly have been bred but still in heat as she would still be in ...
sick pygmy goat11/25/2012
  Q: My 3 year old pygmy goat nanny has been slowly losing weight for the last couple of weeks. Her ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - I was working out on the farm - back in now. So she has a very ...
5 day old pygmy11/25/2012
  Q: Ok Donna here I am again regarding Zee. I was out and checked on him and I feel like everything I ...
  A: If the kid is not healthy sometimes it takes longer for the cord to dry - but most times it takes na ...
sheep with kidney stones11/24/2012
  Q: To whom it may concern, We have a Hampshire wether sheep. He is 130lbs. 7 months. We want to ...
  A: I take it he is not urinating at all? Is he humping up and tries to pee but nothing? Ammonium ...
pygmy babies11/24/2012
  Q: Yes it is me once again and I want to appologize for the constant questions. It just seems like it ...
  A: No apologies necessary - ask away, anytime. Glad the new ones are nursing, and seeing their bellies ...
Sick Nubian Buckling11/23/2012
  Q: Our vet can't come out fore several more hours, so I'm seeking help, desperately. I have a 9 month ...
  A: A low temp of 94.2 indicates his functions are diminishing - you need to warm him up immediately - ...
baby goat11/23/2012
  Q: I have 2 pygmy/nig billies born just 3 days ago. ( nov. 20) They seem to be doing good but I ...
  A: not getting enough milk to eat/sustain it, or getting hurt by the doe, any of these items could ...
Re: Migi Update11/22/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, First of all i would like to wish u a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to u and your ...
  A: Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I am work today. Will have Thanksgiving dinner here at work. ...
My pet goat very sick please help11/22/2012
  Q: last Friday-. First signs stretching out to pee crying bc it hurt with only a dribble of pee coming ...
  A: Sounds like he has an infection not stones. What feed regimen has he been on. Baking soda is not ...
sick calf11/22/2012
  Q: as you know i have had a bit of trouble with these calfs i bought . I lost one and looks like ...
  A: What is his temperature? The twitching sometimes is from a high fever. If he has a fever (over ...
small bumps on udder & possible mastitis11/21/2012
  Q: I have 2 questions about the same 5 yr old alpine doe. Yesterday she had several small pimple sized ...
  A: Re the mastitis - it sounds like she has a subacute chronic mastitis that will cause the positive ...
umbilical cord11/21/2012
  Q: I had a doe deliver last night. One of the little ones seemed to have a very long cord so I tied ...
  A: Yes, you can cut it shorter now, once the blood has stopped flowing in the cord, usually about an ...
sudden death11/19/2012
  Q: I had a 4-6 wk Boer goat whose mother rejected her and we were bottlefeeding her with Dumor milk ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. When did the mom reject this little doe? It is possible the doeling had ...
Re: Update on Migi11/18/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update - Migi seems much better today so i didn't give him another shot. I ...
  A: Re the terramycin oral powder that is different than the oxytetracycline. There is a tetracycline ...
Re: Migis Update11/16/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - Migi is doing alot better eating alot more hay/snack foods but ...
  A: Re the penicillin - yes, I advise this - but, many folks are in your situation where they either do ...
Re: Migis Update11/15/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, First sorry to sending u emails all over the place i just don't know where ur ...
  A: The size of the first pooping would be consistent with constipation. The yellow mucous could be ...
Re: Migis Update11/14/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi finally pooped it was enormous berries with yellow mucus just a plop i also ...
  A: Sorry I could not get back to you until now - I have been away from phone service and internet ...
Boer Buck Can't Pee11/14/2012
  Q: First, we have been to the vet and we know that our buckling does not have stones but some sort of ...
  A: I am sorry I am responding so late but I was away from a computer all day. Okay, so if you are ...
Re: Migis Update11/13/2012
  Q: Just got back from outside & took his temp i took it 4 times and the first on was 104.7, then 103.5, ...
  A: Glad you called re this e-mail. Hope Migi is feeling better today - I will be out of phone and ...
Re: Migis Update11/13/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Its 9:50 pm i just took Migi out to do his business and his poop looked like 1/2 ...
  A: Sounds like his system is trying to get back to normal. Doubt he is constipated or obstipated. ...
how to introduce 3 month old goat to momma goat11/13/2012
  Q: I have recently bought a 3 mounth old goat and tried to introduce him to a momma goat and her kid. ...
  A: Unfortunately I doubt she will ever allow the new goat in and I would not even try to put the new ...
Re: Migis Update11/12/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Its been 2 days and still large dog like poop soft but not pudding like poop i'm ...
  A: Unfortunately I think Migi just has a very sensitive digestive system. So not overdoing on anything ...
calfs11/12/2012
  Q: i know this is not in your area of expertise , but i trust your judgement . I purchased 3 bob calfs ...
  A: Calves can also come down with E. coli infection from the stress - penicillin would also help that. ...
pygmy goat possibly sick11/11/2012
  Q: It seems like in the past few days all I get done is get advise from you all. I want to thank you ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. What is her temperature? Any stresses she has been under - weather changes, ...
Re: Migi11/10/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, U know Donna i think i gave him too much SEAWEED he now is making clumpy poop so ...
  A: The issue with seaweed is that it swells in their rumen - so too much would cause digestive upset ...
Proper Feeding Portions11/7/2012
  Q: I have 3 Nigerian Dwarfs, all males, about 4 months old. I adopted them. I was told when they were ...
  A: Are these wethers, that is, castrated? Are you not feeding any grain at all? Re the ammonium ...
Re: Migi Update11/7/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, U know Donna last night Migi kept biting the side of his belly and his feet and ...
  A: Nothing that you use on dogs can be used on goats as it can be toxic to the goat. Most times you ...
goat with seizures11/7/2012
  Q: I picked up 4 Boer goats on Sunday. They are adults, not sure of the age. They have been used to ...
  A: With a fever of 105.5 (anything over 102.5 is a fever) she certainly would have seizures - her brain ...
Re: Migis Update11/6/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, U know Donna i am worried about Migis appetite even though i am not giving him ...
  A: Sounds like he is more hungry than the hay can take care of. Have you tried grain at all, ever? As ...
possible pink eye11/4/2012
  Q: I'm feeling a bit better today about losing Santanna . However another maybe problem . I have a buck ...
  A: Sounds like an infection - terramycin eye ointment or NFZ puffer eye powder works well - twice a day ...
bad needle11/3/2012
  Q: as you may remember some of my goats have been fighting Mastitis for a big part of the summer . The ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear of the loss - don't beat yourself up - it could happen to anyone - you make a ...
pregnant pygmy goat11/3/2012
  Q: My pregnant pygmy is acting funny. Im not sure of her due date but Im sure it is close. Her vulva ...
  A: Certainly sounds like she is going into labor or is in early labor. Would keep her in the kidding ...
Re: Migis Update11/2/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - Migi continues to get better eating, drinking, peeing, & ...
  A: So glad to hear Migi is doing well. Some goats when they eat, fill their rumen and it looks large - ...
Pygmy goat aborted10/30/2012
  Q: We're desperately in need of your help on this. I attempted to call but I received a strange ...
  A: I don't see any missed calls on my phone - 360-742-8310. It is possible that stress along with ...
Addition to herd10/29/2012
  Q: I have 3 male nigerian dwarfs, 4 months old. all three have been castrated. had them one month now. ...
  A: Most likely the female will become alpha of the herd - with the boys castrated there may be some ...
sick Nigerian Dwarf doe10/28/2012
  Q: My 2 year old doe has diarrhea today, and is staying in her house. She got up to drink but didn't ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Any foam around the mouth? If she is bloated then mineral oil works ...
angora goat skin10/27/2012
  Q: I hope you would be able to help me. I slaughtered an angora goat yesterday and i love the skin of ...
  A: We have a friend who just stretches the hide out,scrapes excess fat and tissues off of it and then ...
Leaky udder10/26/2012
  Q: We had this boer goat show up at our house and her owners wont come get her. So we have decided that ...
  A: Did she just have kids? If her udder is tense/tight and no one is milking her this could be the ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat10/25/2012
  Q: I have a Nigerian Dwarf Goat that gave birth to triplets, all are fine and nursing, is there ...
  A: Their birth date is 9/26/2012??, correct? Does it seem that all are looking healthy and getting ...
Re: Migis Update10/24/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi: Migi is doing great i didn't want to call & bother u b/c it ...
  A: Re the grass hay - sometimes in the fields of grass there are weeds that grow or other types of ...
6 month old with weak back legs10/23/2012
  Q: I have a 6 month old Oberhasli doeling that seems to be quite clumsy with her back legs. She seems ...
  A: Unless she has had an injury to her rear legs/hips, this is probably either selenium and/or copper ...
wonky kid10/23/2012
  Q: My small herd have all just had little ones and i have 10 kids running with 5 does. One of the ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - re the kid goat with weak/wobbly rear legs/hips - I would suspect ...
Coughing Goat10/20/2012
  Q: My goat (male)almost 1 year of age is coughing and got running nose. Not drinking water since two ...
  A: Sounds like it may have pneumonia. I would start it on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds injectable ...
fertility of newly castrated buck10/18/2012
  Q: I adopted a pygmy male about 9 mo. old & had him castrated before bringing him home. Just my luck, ...
  A: Even though he was castrated, since this was done recently, he would still have testosterone in him ...
Re: Migi Update10/18/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, This morning Migi pooped firm dog like poop with berrie form but also alot of ...
  A: The color of the poop and soft property could be from the pepto. Would also wait on more pepto for ...
Bred Nanny Pygmy10/17/2012
  Q: Okay, I have tried to research labor and delivery online but have one question I was unable to find ...
  A: Pelvic ligaments are the best way to know when she will kid - in a non pregnant or early pregnant ...
kid not cleaned10/17/2012
  Q: Good Morning, I have raised goats for years. Just wondering if you have any idea on this problem. I ...
  A: Is this her first kidding? If she has had kids before I take it she has not acted like this. Is ...
6 month old Oberhasli doeling with missing patches of skin on neck10/17/2012
  Q: I have a small herd of healthy Oberhasli goats. 4 does (not pregnant yet), 1 6 month old doeling, ...
  A: back and hips it could be selenium. But this sounds more like the doeling is being picked on by ...
Re: Worming Migi10/17/2012
  Q: I wondering if its time for me to worm Migi? His last worming was August 29th so his next worming ...
  A: He may have some leftover worms so would go ahead and worm him - it will not hurt him. You use ...
Breathing Problem in Newborn10/17/2012
  Q: We have a 2 day old newborn kid that is having breathing problems. She was fine when born other ...
  A: Would start on penicillin at 1/2 cc now and then starting tomorrow twice a day for three days. ...
mastitis10/16/2012
  Q: how are you . I have good news and bad news . Ellie has been mastitis free for 2 weeks . Satanna is ...
  A: nice about Ellie. Hoping Satanna will be clear too. Re Sadie, I would start her on antibiotics as ...
Re: Migi Update10/16/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - Today i didn't give any MILK OF MAG i waited b/c his poop went ...
  A: Is it time for his wormer yet? He could still have digestive upset that is now getting better. ...
several questions on my pregnant boers10/14/2012
  Q: I just recently took on two pregnant boers i am a new goat owner but not so new to livestock but i ...
  A: the last 4 to 6 weeks is when the kids grow the most, and that is when you do not want to feed extra ...
My He Goat does not eat10/14/2012
  Q: I purchased a he-goat on 7 Oct (image attached). After about five days it reduced its food intake ...
  A: You should not be able to see his ribs or backbones and he should have fat and muscle on his legs ...
Re: Update on Migi10/14/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - First i would like to apologize for the interrruption on your ...
  A: No worries - there was no interruption - just sorry I couldn't call you back sooner. Okay, so if he ...
Re: Update on Migi10/13/2012
  Q: I need to pick up more DURAMYCIN i ran out. How will i know if he has PNEUMONIA & when do i start ...
  A: Milk of magnesia and mineral oil may be needed - unless he is still pooping then we know things ...
Re: Migis Update10/13/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, U know this morning i took him out and fed him but now he is not eating at all. ...
  A: Sorry - I'm putting on a goat seminar today - just taking a break so e-mailing you now - Migi could ...
Pigmy goat not eating10/12/2012
  Q: I have a 5 year old pygmy doe that is not eating grain. She will eat hay and I got her to eat four ...
  A: What is her current temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. Is she bloated? ...
Re: Migi sick10/12/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, U know Donna last night i took Migi out to do his business and he normally pees ...
  A: So, I suspect the gummy bear type candy is the culprit of his issues this time - it has probably ...
Re: Update on Migi10/11/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi still seems lethargic & normally he walks around and look for weeds or eats ...
  A: Sometimes weather can play a part in how an animal acts, feels and eats. A wet nose is not an acute ...
pygmy goat10/10/2012
  Q: how to dislove urinary calauli in 4 month old male vet told us to get ammonia chloride for him ,they ...
  A: What exactly are the symptoms. Are we sure this is a urinary calculi issue - 4 months is usually ...
A possible pregnant goat.10/9/2012
  Q: I know more about horses than I do goats. I have two questions if you don't mind. My mother traded ...
  A: But if it is possible that the doe is pregnant, then in answer to your quesions. Yes, thge doe ...
first time 1 1/2 year doe is due on 5 weeks,10/8/2012
  Q: the young doe has started to pass mucos and it is clear, she arches her back and pushes, then either ...
  A: as these can cause abortion. The arching of the back and pushing and mucous coming out certainly ...
How do I care for my goat's pealing horns?10/8/2012
  Q: My five and a half month old doeling's horns are peeling. They are not falling off or bleeding, but ...
  A: Does she have a mineral block available to her and, if so, what minerals does it have in it? Is she ...
Re: Update on Migi10/8/2012
  Q: Donna u know i stopped giving him his VITAMIN B-COMPLEX & his PROBIOTICS and now he dosen't seem too ...
  A: We talked about Migi having a delicate digestive system - so perhaps the vitamin B complex and ...
Mastitis10/6/2012
  Q: Santanna come in tonight with the same side as before swollen and hard , not hot yet . No surprise ...
  A: So sorry to hear. Again, my favorite for acute and chronic mastitis is straight regular penicillin, ...
baby kid goat sick10/6/2012
  Q: bought 2 baby kid goats @ a auction with their unbilical cord still attached. One is very sick runny ...
  A: It is certainly sad about livestock auctions - most animals there are either ill or get ill. You ...
very swollen testicles after banding10/5/2012
  Q: We just banded our two goats two days ago. They are 3 1/2 months old. The smaller one is doing fine ...
  A: Generally it is best to band bucklings at age 2 weeks - the theory about waiting for less chance of ...
Wounded Pregnant Pygmy10/4/2012
  Q: I have a pygmy nanny that is obviously pregnant but have no idea when she was bred. I also have ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the injuries. Unfortunately now that the dogs have done this they will do it again ...
No milk10/4/2012
  Q: We have a 1 1/2 yr. old purebred Lamancha doe that freshened in April. She consistently gives a ...
  A: Has she been eating normal for you? Normal poop and pee? Is she drinking well for you? It is ...
Goats with mange and abcesses10/2/2012
  Q: I have a herd of 6 including 2 kids, my sannen started out with mange and before we could quarantine ...
  A: How long has the one lesion under the goat's ear been present, that is how long has it been growing, ...
Re: Migis bloat10/2/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Just wanted to let u know that i am concerned about Migis bloated stomach ...
  A: Does his poop look okay - round pellets? The extra snacks may be causing his stomach difficulties. ...
cloud burst10/1/2012
  Q: a while back , August i had a doe who i believed to be bred go into what seemed to be labor and pass ...
  A: Re the first doe, a cloudburst is possible as this is a false pregnancy; it could also be that she ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Skin Problem9/30/2012
  Q: We have just acquired (blessed) with a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. She has some curious circles in the top ...
  A: First thought is ringworm but that generally is a rounded area of hair with a circle of no hair ...
knots in utter9/29/2012
  Q: i recently purchased a goat for milk and i have had her for about 3 weeks and now her left utter ...
  A: Sounds like mastitis - would advise starting treatment with penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a ...
Bloated Goat9/27/2012
  Q: My 9 year old pygmy wether began acting "sick" (not normal) two days ago. He was not with the herd, ...
  A: Grinding of the teeth indicates he is in pain. The pain could be from bloat. Use of vegetable oil, ...
goat is sneezing green stuff out her nose and mouth9/25/2012
  Q: I have a 5month old goat and her sister just died (not sure how just had a small spot on her stomach ...
  A: Sounds like pneumonia or bronchitis and should be started on penicillin at 1 cc now and then 1/2 cc ...
rotten smell in wound9/24/2012
  Q: A dog attacked my goat. She has a bad wound to the bone on both legs. Gave her a tetanus shot and ...
  A: The smell sounds like from necrotic tissue - are you taking a syringe filled with the peroxide and ...
Goat: lump on rumen9/21/2012
  Q: She was rather bloated, but nothing too bad and did not want to eat. After the night she appeared ...
  A: No aggressive goats in with her that could have injured her? Is the lump hard or soft? What is her ...
pigmy goat girl9/18/2012
  Q: We bought a 3 month old pigmy goat(doe) who has what appears as a pot belly.The lady we bought her ...
  A: What does her poop look like? Do you know what she was wormed with? How much timothy hay is she on? ...
Pygmy goat9/17/2012
  Q: My 8 month old pygmy goat has got brown foam coming out of his mouth. He is drinking normally and ...
  A: Sounds like rumen contents - anyway he could have gotten into anything poisonous? Can you take a ...
Goat leg infection9/15/2012
  Q: Kid Buck had cut. Tourniquet was applied for too long. Leg has lost circulation. I is very swollen ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate he has an infection. Is he eating and ...
Re: Migi & Python Dust9/15/2012
  Q: Good Evening Donna, Update on Migi - This afternoon i applied the PYTHON DUST on Migi and so far hes ...
  A: Donna
4 month old wethers choking on grass??9/14/2012
  Q: I have 3 four month old wethers that are standing up with grass or hay sticking out of their mouths. ...
  A: First off I do not recommend ivermectin injections for goats - these are designed for cattle and a ...
baby goat walking on top of hooves9/14/2012
  Q: I have a baby that was born 4days ago. She will not straighten her front legs out and walk on her ...
  A: She could either be selenium deficient or have issues due to her position in the uterus. Did er mom ...
Pregnant pygmy goat with bloody discharge9/13/2012
  Q: We have a pregnant pygmy 2 yr old doe who lost her mucous plug two nights ago. Today I noticed a ...
  A: Do you have a good kidding date for her? Generally when the doe has more than one kid the mucous ...
my goat is dying9/13/2012
  Q: My dad has a goat that is less than a year old. It has recently become very skinny and not eating ...
  A: What does the poop look like? If pelleted should not be a worm issue. Is he drinking water? Is he ...
angora with swollen eyelids9/12/2012
  Q: I have 10 angora goats. Recently they have been having bouts of scours which has gotten worse. My ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. What color is the ...
Re: Migis Update9/12/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Just updating u on Migis condition he continues to do great! However i notice ...
  A: So glad to hear Migi is doing well. The flakes probably are just dry skin. He may just need more ...
mastic does9/9/2012
  Q: just an update on my two mastic does . A cmt test confirms mastitis on both does . Ellie I've been ...
  A: Yes, you can certainly dry up Ellie - I would use the Tomorrow intramammary antibiotic on her while ...
Mastitis9/8/2012
  Q: it appears i have another case of mastitis in santanna , who has had this twice before . Another ...
  A: Sorry to hear. Definitely sounds like mastitis. The use of a washcloth is certainly a possible ...
Re: Activated charcoal gel9/7/2012
  Q: Just have a question can Migi be givin activated charcoal gel in case he gets or eats something ...
  A: If you know he ate something poisonous that's okay to give the charcoal BUT if you're just guessing, ...
Xylazine Follow-up9/7/2012
  Q: I just wrote a bit ago, about my recently castrated goat that's under Xylazine. It's been three ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. As long as he is awake and alert it is okay for him to lay the ...
Help! Goat Recovering from Xylazine?9/7/2012
  Q: I'm really in need of guidance. I have a horse ranch, but I'm brand new to goats. I'm loving them! ...
  A: What is your question? You're also welcome to call me if you'd like - Donna 360-742-8310 I am on ...
POISEN PLANT9/6/2012
  Q: how are you ? I don't have a question for you , but i do have something of interest to share with ...
  A: Very nice. It was the codeine that made her vomit but then would have helped with the stomach ...
Re: Migis Update9/6/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon Donna, Just updating re: Migi - This morning Migi pooped all normal berries ...
  A: All sounds good. You can certainly rotate the B complex and probiotic paste every other day - or ...
Re: Migi9/5/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Donna this morning i took Migi out for his breakfast he ate all his snack foods & ...
  A: I think he just has a sensitive digestive system and little things can cause issues for him. You ...
4th nanny update9/4/2012
  Q: So....I brought the 4th nannie home, now 6 month since the biily was transported away. She looked ...
  A: So this was the overdue doe? Was she in an area where predators could have gotten into such that if ...
Bucks & a Doe9/4/2012
  Q: I have a horse ranch and just recently got my first goats. I have two little bucks, one ...
  A: Unfortunately at 5 months and 9 months of age they already have lots of testosterone producing their ...
Re sick doweling9/4/2012
  Q: I had ask about my sick doeling last week she was Doing good for two days now she is getting ...
  A: Have you tried aspirin every 4 hours for two doses to get the fever down, or has it been down before ...
Pygmy Goats9/4/2012
  Q: We raised two pygmy goats, brother and sister, from babies and they are now 6 years old. Our little ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Is the wether showing any signs of depression or sadness? Not eating, ...
13 week pygmy goat- male9/1/2012
  Q: We have 2 pygmy goats. One is just not gaining weight. He is very thin,, and seems to be lacking ...
  A: Is he up to date on CDT toxoid vaccinations? Was he bottle fed? What type of hay? What minerals are ...
dairy goat with sore foot8/31/2012
  Q: You helped me so much with our meat goat problem with the CL- which was confirmed positive by ...
  A: What is her temperature? What feed regimen has she been on? Has she had an increase in either ...
Re: Migis Update8/31/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi continues to do well and so i wanted to know since his last SAFEGUARD WORMING ...
  A: Glad to hear Migi is doing better. Yes on the Zimectrin, this one is due in 2 months after the last ...
sick doeling8/31/2012
  Q: Three days ago we bought a doeling she was born in June. She was doing fine the first two days then ...
  A: Is she up to date on her CDT vaccinations? A yellow color diarrhea is generally enterotoxemia, green ...
Swelling of jaw and diaheria8/29/2012
  Q: I have a boar cross nanny(6 years old) that kidded 2 months ago(premature)her milk never dropped so ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? What color are her lower inner eyelids? Where are you located? I ...
Are Horns An Issue?8/28/2012
  Q: We recently brought home a five-month-old, Nigerian Dwarf wether. He's very sweet and has had no ...
  A: Generally you should have either horned or non horned goats in the same pen. The ones with horns ...
Lonely Goat8/28/2012
  Q: Yesterday, we brought home a five-month-old, Nigerian Dwarf wether. We've never had a goat before, ...
  A: What exactly is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. How far did he ...
4 month old Nubian with swollen leg8/27/2012
  Q: Found one of my little bucks limping and knee joint swollen. He did not protest any feeling of the ...
  A: This could be swelling from an injury or it could be from an infection. If you have any injectable ...
Sick Goat8/27/2012
  Q: Pygmy Male goat 6 years old has been laying around separate from the other goats. Last two days I ...
  A: Would suspect an infection, perhaps pneumonia. What color are his lower inner eyelids? What is his ...
band cut off of billy8/26/2012
  Q: My husband just purchased a 6 month old pygmy billy. He is extremely small. I dewormed him the first ...
  A: He most likely has an infection in the testicles - he needs penicillin injectable - regular, not ...
blood in milk8/25/2012
  Q: my nanny has blood in her milk. I think one of the other nannies has hit her udder with their horns. ...
  A: Is she a first time milker? Is it pinkish colored milk or do you find red colored material at the ...
cough in Nigerian 3 mo. doeling8/24/2012
  Q: 1stOne of our doelings has developed a hacking repetitive cough but it only occurs after running or ...
  A: Re first question, coughs are not generally due to liver flukes but can be due to lung worms - the ...
Re: Update on Migi8/24/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update on Migi - This morning Migis poop is normal berries! but at times clumpy, ...
  A: So great to hear. Re flies - a horse fly spray works well on goats. This may need to be sprayed on ...
Swelling Bottle Jaw8/23/2012
  Q: Have a 7 year old dairy goat that has a big swelling under jaw and throat. She has had softer ...
  A: If the swelling is the same as those photos then it is most likely bottle jaw which is from anemia. ...
Late delivery8/23/2012
  Q: I took your advice in January and got a taller billy to put in with my four nannies. Six babies ...
  A: Very nice - love to hear about healthy kid goats. Re the two doelings who are not growing as fast ...
Lathargic and underbelly bloated goat8/22/2012
  Q: I wanted to get your opinion on my goats condition and what could have caused it and if I am doing ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. It sounds however more ...
B12 & Goat anemia8/21/2012
  Q: For a highly anemic goat, would daily B12 injections be advisable in addition to iron oral ...
  A: B12 really does not do anything for the goat - B1/thiamin is the important B vitamin for goats to ...
cyct at injection site8/20/2012
  Q: I have 8 does approx.7-8 months old. My vet assisted me (my first time giving a shot) giving them ...
  A: First, goats do not need Covexin-8, this is developed for sheep - best for goats is CDT toxoid which ...
Animic goat8/20/2012
  Q: I seem to be loseing ground with this goat i believe she was to far gone when i got her , or rather ...
  A: Re the barber pole worm, if a goat is heavily infested it may take two courses of the fenbendazole ...
Pregnant Goat Help!8/20/2012
  Q: Iv got a female goat who is pregnant and is ready to give birth this month (August) or next month ...
  A: How old is the doe? Generally the issue is not so much that kids will be small but that she won't be ...
Goat kids eye8/20/2012
  Q: Today noticed the very young kid had a closed eye with gink and dirt around it. Cleaned area in warm ...
  A: This is an eye infection. Goat needs terramycin eye ointment or NFZ puffer to put in eyes twice a ...
Animic goat8/18/2012
  Q: a week or so ago I did a trade on a goat . The one I received seemed ok , a bit down but she was ...
  A: What causes anemia is not generally regular worms, it is the barber pole worm. For this you use ...
goat skin codition8/18/2012
  Q: I have a 10 year old doe in milk she has bumps on her utters with some scabbing mostly on the right ...
  A: Any raw spots on the udder? Any drainage from the scabbed areas? Is she otherwise eating and ...
Weaning goats8/17/2012
  Q: My beautiful kids will be at 12 weeks of age a week before my 3 week vacation. My house/pet sitter ...
  A: No worries, weaning will generally happen naturally by the mom - since they are eating other things ...
mastic doe8/16/2012
  Q: how are you ? The doe that I healed up the mastitis , this morning had a very hard udder on the ...
  A: Oxytetracycline hydrochloride (normomycin) stings a lot and can treat mastitis. She would still ...
Re: Migi Update8/16/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update: This morning Migi pooped alot a little firmer than soft plop then 10 ...
  A: You're doing fine - sounds like he is doing fine too - would just get him on a regimen of a little ...
sick goat8/16/2012
  Q: I went out this morning and got the sulmet. It came in a pill instead of being liquid. I gave her ...
  A: Have you taken a temperature on her? Is her diarrhea still green and watery? Unfortunately the ...
sick goat8/16/2012
  Q: I have a goat who is very very sick. She is about a year old, and I'm not sure what kind of goat age ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Any mold in her feed? What feed regimen is she on? What is her ...
Banding8/15/2012
  Q: We banded my little buck a while ago, but now I'm starting to think only one testicle had dropped ...
  A: It is possible he may have enough testosterone to act like a buck and smell like a buck but not ...
dairy goat milk8/15/2012
  Q: I have recently started milking two of my goats. Yesterday I noticed one of them only gave about ...
  A: The material that plugged the strainer is it soft or hard? Is she drinking water well. She ...
My Nubian goat8/15/2012
  Q: I don't think this vet that I have has much knowledge on goats. Do you have a direct email it would ...
  A: Glad we had a chance to talk on the phone - hope this morning she is better. The mush I talked ...
sick goat8/13/2012
  Q: I didn't know you couldn't feed horse grain to a goat so for 2 days 4 feedings they ate horse grain ...
  A: So, yes you can give horse grain to goats but you must work up to it. How much grain did the goats ...
Re: Worming8/13/2012
  Q: Can i worm Migi w/the SAFEGUARD DEWORMER for HORSES once a week for 3 weeks? Hes not due until ...
  A: Safeguard is fine, but the only time you use the once a week for 3 weeks is if there is barbar pole ...
Re: Update on Migi8/13/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - This morning Migi had pooped quite a bit 1/2 small clumps & some soft plop & i put ...
  A: Have you thought of putting up a fenced area so he can stay in there and always be able to run ...
Re: Migis Update8/12/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Just updating on Migi - I notice that Migi's bloat seems to come & go during the ...
  A: I would never give him free choice hay - I don't do that for any of my goats either - I figure out ...
dairy goat8/12/2012
  Q: I have a Nubian mix doe about 5 years old has never been sick. She had a kid may of 09, which died ...
  A: Definitely a very high fever - anything over 102.5 is a fever and over 104 is damaging to the brain. ...
Underweight goat8/12/2012
  Q: We have a 3 year old Nigerian dwarf weather. He broke his hind leg when just a few months old and ...
  A: Is the sweet feed just a general livestock mix, not a dairy goat chow? I have not heard of ...
Re: Migi Update8/10/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna, This morning Migi has pooped soft plop to watery pudding like diarrhea didn't ...
  A: Would not give him any mineral oil unless his bloat is a "hard" bloat - you know the sides of the ...
Re: Bumble bee stings8/10/2012
  Q: Just wanted to know i just went outside when Migi was on his runner and the next thing i know i saw ...
  A: First off, mixing antacids and mineral oil and baking soda really should not be mixed together. For ...
sick goat8/9/2012
  Q: not sure what's wrong won't get up,head ached back
  A: The arched head would indicate polio which is a secondary illness due to not eating from being ill ...
thick milk8/8/2012
  Q: hope you had a nice vacation . While you were away one of my goats came down with mastitis , and i ...
  A: Glad to hear you took care of the mastitis - nice job. The film/residue can be due to a chronic ...
very sick goat8/7/2012
  Q: he,s drinking very little i think her are corn out of the chicken gran runnie poop gave hin bycarb 2 ...
  A: The low temp indicates his systems are going downhill. Penicillin at 2 cc to start and then 1 cc ...
goat with dark brown/sometimes greenish poop8/6/2012
  Q: My 3 month old baby goat suddenly has the runs. Yesterday I saw his poop wasn't his normal little ...
  A: When you say up to date on CDT toxoid do you mean he has had vaccinations at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 ...
male aggression8/6/2012
  Q: I got a pregnanvvt pygmy in dec, she delivered on march 16. She had a boy & a girl. Well, everything ...
  A: First off, I am in hopes you have castrated him. But it sounds from the aggression that you have ...
Re: Migi8/5/2012
  Q: This morning Migi dosen't look good although i gave him 1/2 cup of MINERAL OIL yesterday he pooped ...
  A: How much pepto have you been giving him? If he is constipated the berries might be dry looking. ...
Re: Update on Migi8/3/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, Update on Migi- U know i caught Migi chewing on a flip flop slipper the toe area where ...
  A: Sounds like you took care of the flip flop issue. Too much pepto can cause constipation but what ...
weaning a bottle fed goat8/3/2012
  Q: i have been bottle feeding two pygmy goats, and one is 4 weeks old and the other is 9 weeks old. i ...
  A: The white noodle like items are most likely tapewoms - oral horse wormer Safeguard or Zimectrin ...
Not eating much8/2/2012
  Q: My billy has stopped eating his grain but still eating hay but he is acting like he is in heat. He ...
  A: How old is the goat? What breed? Any recent stress? Recent weather change? What is his temperature? ...
Milking Doe's milk dissapeared8/1/2012
  Q: 2 years old First Freshener was milking fine. Then one teat got hard with some lumps inside. Painful ...
  A: It is possible the mammary system has shut down - is she eating well for you? Drinking lots of ...
goat heat rash???7/31/2012
  Q: I have 9 goats, and only one has this: She is a 1 yr old who is nursing a kid. She has small bumps ...
  A: It is certainly possibly heat rash - what is the goat's temperature? If it were over 102.5 I might ...
Re: Migi7/30/2012
  Q: This morning Migi displaying polio like symptoms or something poisionous he ate alot of blue corn ...
  A: Polio is something that ONLY comes on when they have not been eating for several days. Sounds more ...
Blind kid7/29/2012
  Q: Our kid was born last week and on the second day we noticed the Mother had left her out in the ...
  A: Kid goats really do not get full vision until about 7 to 10 days out from birth - they sometimes ...
Goat kid7/29/2012
  Q: One of our goat kids, three months old, drastically changed the behavior after she broke through the ...
  A: Is she bloated? What is her temperature? She certainly could have eaten something poisonous. She ...
Goat Flu7/28/2012
  Q: Been a while since I've had to contact you. I hope your summer is going well! I have a question ...
  A: What color was the diarrhea? If brown it was simply digestive upset, if green it was coccidiosis, ...
Sick Fainting Goat7/26/2012
  Q: I have two fainting goat brothers who are about 5 months old. Willie has always been very active ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection. Mineral oil is a good ...
goat7/25/2012
  Q: I have a goat that is walking around in circles. The vet told me she was probably butted too hard by ...
  A: How old is the goat? What is it's temperature - measurement please. Any new food? Any moldy food ...
Re: Migis Update7/24/2012
  Q: Sorry i was going to email u however u were on VACATION so i tried to call u but no answer anyways ...
  A: Re the zinc, too much is not good for a goat - it only needs a small amount and generally gets this ...
Goat Choking7/24/2012
  Q: I have an adult doe that seems to get choked every time she eats pelleted feed. There is not but ...
  A: She is most likely eating her food too fast, and that makes her choke on it. You might try feeding ...
Drooly baby goats7/16/2012
  Q: I have triplet boy kids that are 2 days old. Their mother died yesterday of what we think was ...
  A: If the doe had an infection that she died from then the kid goats could have that too. They also ...
5 week old pygmy goat7/13/2012
  Q: I am in a panic mode right now, because we took in a 5 week pygmy goat from some people who raise ...
  A: Will he suck for you? Would start him on a pritchard teat (yellow band with red nipple) otherwise ...
pymy doe with different poop7/13/2012
  Q: First off I want to say that the pygmy doe I wrote to you about a few weeks ago is doing wonderful. ...
  A: Re the poop on this doe, it could be just a dietary change that has changed the type of poop. The ...
pain7/13/2012
  Q: A dog got ahold of our 7 month old goat. he has a large gash between his legs by his testicals. What ...
  A: Has the bleeding stopped? Would be sure to clean out the gash well - if it is a large gash that ...
My male pygmy goat7/13/2012
  Q: Eight days ago I bought a 6-7 month old pygmy goat. His voice was fine and he was dehorned, the ...
  A: The goat should have been on preventative antibiotics with any dehorning - the vet should have known ...
my new goat7/12/2012
  Q: I recently adopted a goat and she was pregnant and had her baby within 24hrs of coming to live with ...
  A: She is smelling the air. Goats bring in the air with this maneuver and it allows the air to flow ...
Re: Migis poop7/11/2012
  Q: However after i fed him his hay/snack foods by the way he ate everything and drank some water he ...
  A: He may just be passing some of the strange things he has eaten in the past and they are scratching ...
2 goat questions7/11/2012
  Q: My billy has a circular scratch on it eye in the colored part. It is waterisng profusely, no puss, ...
  A: Is there discoloration of the eye itself? It could be a scratch, it could be pink ...
Re: Migi & Iron7/11/2012
  Q: I was wondering if Migi is ANEMIC & thats y hes so SKINNY do u think he needs GERITOL and or ...
  A: Would not use Sevin dust on goats. If his eyelids are pink then he should not be anemic. Re the ...
swollen teet on goat7/10/2012
  Q: I have a goat that has swollen teet on the lefties. Are there any home remedies that can help treat ...
  A: Is just the teat swollen or that side of the udder and the teat? Is it warm to touch? Is she ...
Goat, continued7/9/2012
  Q: Didn't see an option for ask another question so I pasted the earlier question below. Vet took her ...
  A: Re the temperature - unfortunately some vets believe goats have a normal temperature of 104 so if ...
Re: Migi & oyster shells7/9/2012
  Q: I notice Migi kept on nibbling & trying to bite off some old oyster shells he found in the dirt ...
  A: Glad you took the shells away from him. He could be in need of phosphorus or calcium and yes, that ...
Goat Heat Stress? Too weak to stand7/9/2012
  Q: first of all, thanks in advance for taking my question. I volunteer at a nonprofit wildlife/animal ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 could indicate heat stroke and all the symptoms could ...
stafe is back7/8/2012
  Q: it appears that the staff infection is back after a few weeks . This little guys , actually not so ...
  A: Certainly sounds like he does not have a good immune system - did you ever try boosting that with ...
sick pigmy goat7/8/2012
  Q: hi i have a 8mon old male pigmy goat a few hours ago he stearted screaming i went to check him and ...
  A: Is his tummy large on the underside? Has he peed at all or pooped. He could be constipated or it ...
Re: Migis Update7/7/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, Its been awhile since i updated u on Migi- Migi seems to be back to normal eating, ...
  A: Glad he seems back to normal. I think if he gets hungry enough he would eat the COB - you can add ...
Sick baby boer goat7/6/2012
  Q: We have a baby boer goat that his mama is unable to give any milk. We have been bottle feeding him ...
  A: What is his current temperature? Anything over 102.5 is a fever and indicates an infection. ...
My Pygmy Goat7/6/2012
  Q: I got her a week ago she's been sweet and curious. She's allowed me to pet her but after a couple ...
  A: If goats are close to kidding that can change a goat's attitude. If a goat is ill, that can also ...
Goat suddenly died7/6/2012
  Q: We just bought a 6 month baby goat 5 days ago from these people who had just brought a large herd of ...
  A: With a larger goat in the pen it is possible she was butted in the head. It is possible she was ...
sick goat7/6/2012
  Q: I have had sheep for several years and sold most of them (rams) and kept 4 ewes. Then a neighbor had ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answer I was away from my computer - please do call me too if you could - ...
bloody discharge after freshening7/4/2012
  Q: My Oberhasli doe had twins 2 1/2 weeks ago. She's had a slight mucousy discharge since then. A ...
  A: Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? Is the bloody discharge a dark red color or is it bright ...
Re: Migis Update7/3/2012
  Q: This afternoon he was pooping firm large dog like poop however its 6:30 pm and Migi just pooped & it ...
  A: Because of what seems like a sensitive digestive system, weather and/or different foods and/or not ...
doeling with hard udder7/3/2012
  Q: I have a yearling that was bred 2/10 of this year. The blood test came back "weak embryo" - we did ...
  A: I would advise against "bouncing" the belly to test for kids - just placing the palm of your hand ...
Re: Migi Update7/2/2012
  Q: Update: U know Donna Migi hasn't been eating for 2 days i don't know if hes eating some weeds that ...
  A: Does he seem bloated? Glad his hair is growing back. Re the wormer, yes, it is Zimectrin (or you ...
Sick Goat7/2/2012
  Q: this is Bobbie again. I was the one who asked about a sick goat that was losing hair and weight. ...
  A: Did you treat with the selenium/E/D? Would not overdo the protein, as in the protein bucket, as ...
Trauma7/1/2012
  Q: We believe our 3 yr old Nubian was butted by a longhorn. The goat "hid" in the shelter for 3 days ...
  A: Is his bloat gone now? What color are his lower inner eyelids? If white or pale pink this would ...
goat CL6/27/2012
  Q: Is goat CL contagious to humans and if so what would the symptoms be? Our goat is about 4 months old ...
  A: Symptoms are an abscess in the lymph node areas, sometimes enlarged lymph nodes, and sometimes ...
goats6/27/2012
  Q: I have another question. We have been using Ivermectin to worm our goats, because that's what we had ...
  A: If the diarrhea is always green then it is most likely coccidiosis causing the diarrhea, not worms. ...
CDT vaccine causing abcesses6/27/2012
  Q: 2 alpine doelings given their cdt vaccines- 1st dose- Zinnia has had a brussel sprout sized ...
  A: So the first dose where was it given - it sounds like you gave it in the leg? Are these all ...
Re: Migi losing hair6/27/2012
  Q: U know yesterday afternoon i always brush Migi with a hair brush and i noticed that when i'm ...
  A: It think we talked about selenium deficiency before and this is what it sounds like. Selenium at ...
Re: Migi Update6/26/2012
  Q: Just updating on Migi i noticed this morning he didn't eat much at all the WINDY CONDITIONS is back ...
  A: Sounds like things are getting normal with him. As long as the nose does not have a greenish ...
kid questions6/26/2012
  Q: About 2 weeks ago, I emailed Cheryl and asked about coughing kids; she replied and said to let it be ...
  A: Where do you live? First off, I would advise against any pour on on goats, especially kid goats - no ...
Boy pygmy goat, can't pee and seems in pain. :(6/26/2012
  Q: I have a male pygmy, maybe a week or so over 2 months old. He always stands in a certain position ...
  A: He is a bit young to have urinary calculi but that is obviously what the vet is thinking. Did the ...
Re: Migis Update6/25/2012
  Q: Geez i can never get it right can i? I'm always worrying constantly. I gave him the BLOAT RELEASE ...
  A: Doubt obstipation but could have been a little bloat or constipation. You're a good goat caretaker ...
goats6/25/2012
  Q: We have purchased Sulmet, as you suggested. We have no idea what quantity to give our nanny. It is a ...
  A: Hi there - I do not find that I gave you any information - perhaps you e-mailed another "goat ...
pygmy doe acting strange6/25/2012
  Q: I have a pygmy doe about 2 yrs old. She is usually very active and rambuntious! Im sure she is bred ...
  A: How far along in pregnancy is she? Or do you not have a breeding date? Is her udder full? Are her ...
Pigmy Male Goat Teeth6/24/2012
  Q: We have a 3 week old black pigmy. He is beginninng to exhibit "teething" (nibbling on everything). ...
  A: Re the nibbling - this happens when his rumen is developing and it is looking for roughage to eat - ...
male KIKO goat6/24/2012
  Q: my male goat (george) was butted by another goat on wed. he has not felt well since, we thought he ...
  A: Where was he butted, do you know? Any wounds? What is his temperature? If he has an infection the ...
pygmy with hairloss6/24/2012
  Q: I spoke to u i believe last week about my pygmy doe looking very sick. She was very thin and hair ...
  A: Could be either selenium deficiency or mange mites - would treat for both as it will not hurt her. ...
labor in pygmy6/23/2012
  Q: I just read some info you have to another person about labor problems and was going you might be ...
  A: You're sure you cannot feel any ligaments? When testing the ligaments can you put a thumb and ...
Goat had stillborn triplets yesterday6/22/2012
  Q: Donna, My doe "Babe" looked to be full term and healthy. She was nicely rounded out and I noticed ...
  A: It could be possibly an infection the doe had and passed it onto the kids or the doe could have ...
Worming and Mange6/22/2012
  Q: Im in the UK (reason i mention this i have not heard of some of the wormers etc you advise to use) I ...
  A: Pour ons are not advised for goats. You should be able to order these oral horse wormers online - ...
swollen teats on meat goat6/21/2012
  Q: we have a 5 yr old nanny that had a kid about 4 months ago. She has one teat that is extremely ...
  A: Is the teat hot touch or hard or discolored? Is that side of the udder hot to touch at all? I take ...
milk6/20/2012
  Q: how are you?Again a fellow i sell my milk to is complaining that theres mayby blood in the milk.He ...
  A: You said all the milk is mixed? So that means milk from all the does is mixed together, correct? If ...
Soft lump on neck6/20/2012
  Q: I have a little fainting goat a few years old. I just noticed today a little soft lump maybe ...
  A: Would try to find out where the injection of the CDT was given - if this was in the same area and it ...
9 old year pygmy with udder inlargement.6/20/2012
  Q: I have a 9 year old pygmy female goat, who has never been bred or put in to milk production. She ...
  A: It is possible that her hormones are off a bit and so have started up the mammary system and it ...
Goat Reproduction6/19/2012
  Q: I'm Ciara, I was wondering if you could tell me how the five senses are included in doe's or buck's ...
  A: The following may help - let me know if it works for you: Sounds Doe - more vocal/talkative Buck - ...
goat eye injury6/19/2012
  Q: While playing around, my male pygmy goat got his eye stabbed by another goats.horn. His eye is now ...
  A: It indeed may have been injured beyond repair but if we can keep infection away then it will heal - ...
Lameness6/19/2012
  Q: I have a goat he is 3 months old and a saanen, toggenburg, nubian grade. Sunday i had him out ...
  A: Could have been an injury - could be a spray or a break. What feed regimen is he on - has this ...
Pygmy mix doesnt look real good6/19/2012
  Q: I have a 3 yr old pygmy nanny that is definately mixed with something but not certain what. I just ...
  A: Do you know if she was eating fine before you brought her home? Traveling can cause pneumonia - ...
Boer Goat6/19/2012
  Q: I raise Boer Goats. I had a 2 year old female, twins on the ground last January. no complications. ...
  A: Swelling at bottom of jaw can indicate anemia - if lower inner eyelids are light pink to white that ...
Migis Update6/17/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi continues to do well however i wanted to ask u remember i was telling u about ...
  A: As a preventative I use this formula once every 3 to 4 months - just given once each time. Glad he ...
sick kid6/16/2012
  Q: A week ago our goat had a female kid we noticed that the baby was very skinny the goat took fabulous ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - would start the kid goat on penicillin at 1 cc to start with and ...
Lungworm6/16/2012
  Q: I'm pretty sure our 4 month old Nigerian Dwarf doeling has lungworm. She has a dry cough that comes ...
  A: I never advise any drench for goats - their metabolism is fast and many times a wormer made for ...
swollen utters and dry skin6/16/2012
  Q: i have a single Alpine nanny goat. She is about 7 years old. Her utters have recently swollen to be ...
  A: What type of feed regimen is she on? Sometimes too much protein can cause a doe to begin milk ...
Leg injury6/16/2012
  Q: Hey Donna. We have a two month old dwarf goat, who has injured his front leg. He had jumped on our ...
  A: It's possible it is just a very bad sprain/strain or it still could be broken (only way to tell that ...
Mastitis6/16/2012
  Q: I have a goat I have been milking for 2 years. Recently I noticed that she had a bit of blood in her ...
  A: Even with the testing you did the symptoms suggest mastitis. I would start treatment with ...
Skinny goat with hair loss6/16/2012
  Q: I currently own 8 nigerian dwarf goats, and have owned them for three or four years now. They all ...
  A: What color are her lower inner eyelids? What does her poop look like. What type of feed regimen is ...
introducing kid to adult goat6/14/2012
  Q: I am about to get my 2nd pygmy, she is 12 weeks old and my whether is just over a year. I was ...
  A: Depending on how big the wether is and how aggressive he is towards the new doeling will determine ...
Re: Migis Update6/14/2012
  Q: Its 8:30 p.m. here Wednesday June 13th & this morning i had to run errands and so i left Migi on his ...
  A: Good idea on the Duramycin - that is always okay to give as a precaution. Sounds like he is almost ...
Boer Goat6/14/2012
  Q: I would like to know how to care for my goat's feet, do you have to clip the nails? thank you.
  A: About every 6 weeks hooves should be trimmed - you can use straight edge (not curved) small garden ...
Lethargic 3 month old doeling6/14/2012
  Q: Baby has been acting very lethargic, she is not playing or making any sounds. She is walking around, ...
  A: Could be a pneumonia and/or selenium deficiency. What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 ...
Goat horn problem?6/13/2012
  Q: I have two pygmy goat kids about three months old. The older one has horns about a half an inch long ...
  A: How are the hooves on the one with the horn issue? Sounds like it could be vitamin A, or D or even ...
EOSINOPHILIC PUSTULAR DERMATITIS6/13/2012
  Q: VERY RARE!! Lab test came back on my very pregnant doe. How is it contracted? How to prevent it, is ...
  A: What are the symptoms and why did you test for it? I'm assuming the goat has pustules on the skin ...
goat eyes6/13/2012
  Q: I asked a question yesterday about finding a mountain range type infection on a second eye lid, and ...
  A: That sounds like an infection - would either use the NFZ puffer (I like this best) or terracmycin ...
Goat Urine6/13/2012
  Q: I have a question about our goats' urine. I've noticed it with two (out of 20) goats. We give them ...
  A: Are the two goats you are concerned about wethers? What age? Are they on any grain? There are plants ...
inquiry6/12/2012
  Q: I have a redish brown film that settles in the bottom of my milk in the jars.A fellow brought it to ...
  A: Do you know which does it comes from? If not you might check that. This could be just blood ...
Goat eyes6/12/2012
  Q: I am new to goats and have had mine for 5 months.I noticed today that one of my males, about 5-6 ...
  A: Sounds like he has an infection in it - perhaps he got something stuck in it - would use either NFZ ...
hairloss in my goat6/12/2012
  Q: I have a neutered 4 year old pygmy goat, who has been lossing hair over some time. I bbrought him to ...
  A: First off, I advise against Ivomec injections - they do not work well on goats and sting very badly. ...
Re: Migis Update6/11/2012
  Q: Good Morning- This morning Migi pooped and from small berrie clumps here and there it was back to ...
  A: I would not give him any more pepto bismol as we don't want to constipate him. Let's just let him ...
Goat UTI after giving birth6/11/2012
  Q: I had a little doe get pregnant unfortunatly at 8mos. She was in labor a long time as I am a novice ...
  A: I see two items going on then - did she pass her placenta? What makes you think she has a UTI and ...
Re: Migi Update6/9/2012
  Q: Update - Migi continues to eat his weeds, & a little hay this morning i gave him his B-COMPLEX & i ...
  A: So glad to hear he is better -especially the poop - not perfect but soooo much better. Nice job. ...
wormers6/9/2012
  Q: hope your having a nice day.A question about types of horse wormers,to make sure i have the right ...
  A: 87% and the fenbendazole of 10% to switch back and forth. On the internet I can get Ivermectin ...
Re: Migis Update6/9/2012
  Q: Just updating u ok so i mixed up 1/2 cup MINERAL OIL & 1/2 cup MILK OF MAG also i mixed all of his ...
  A: All sounds good. Glad his bloat is going down - that's always a good sign. And you're right about ...
Re: Migi Update6/8/2012
  Q: I found this recipe for bloat and i followed it but this was regarding frothy bloat: 1/3 cup water ...
  A: Sorry to say but straight mineral oil is best - the cooking oil in there because of its small ...
Re: Migi Update6/8/2012
  Q: Migis bloat seems to go down a little after giving baking soda last night and massaging massaging ...
  A: Try not to give too much baking soda as it will change the rumen pH and the bacteria will not ...
PET DWARF6/8/2012
  Q: My pet goat stays in the house. He had problems when a baby they seem to think he was fix too early ...
  A: At what age did he start getting urinary calculi? What feed regimen do you have him on. Castration ...
2month old pygmy goat6/8/2012
  Q: My 2 month old male Pygmy goat started acting funny yesterday. He is hanging his head not very ...
  A: He is still on a bottle or is he weaned? What feed is he on? Any new feed to his regimen? Any ...
pygmy had kidney stone blockage6/8/2012
  Q: Just pulled our new Pygmy goat thru a blockage with uroeze not sure what is in it. Was reading ...
  A: I use straight concentrated lemon juice and potassium citrate tablets - usually works very well and ...
Re: Migi6/7/2012
  Q: I think he might have UC or BLOAT his stomach on both sides looks really bloated and he is straining ...
  A: Sorry I could not get to my phone to answer it - when I'm at work I cannot answer my phone inside so ...
Re: Migi Polio6/7/2012
  Q: This morning i took Migi out like usual when i was about to feed him i notice he was exhibiting ...
  A: The stretching of the back legs is either from abdominal discomfort such as constipation or bloat or ...
staff infection6/7/2012
  Q: i believe tne little fellow has had all the penicillan he can tolerate as i found he is a bit weak ...
  A: Definitely would not give him any more antibiotics. Have you given more of the selenium/E/D? Has he ...
Re: Migi & carrots6/7/2012
  Q: U know i think i gave Migi too much carrots at one time b/c of the sensitivity of his rumen hes ...
  A: Carrots are good for goats but with the other vitamins you are giving him he probably does not need ...
Nigerian dwarf newborn triplets6/7/2012
  Q: I have a doe that give birth to triplets just shy of 24hrs 6/6/12,two bucks and a doe, one of the ...
  A: I would also say that there was not enough room in the inn to allow the little guy's leg to ...
Re: Your gift6/6/2012
  Q: Geez watching Migi is like watching a human 2yr old. Migi is continuing to do good i stop the ...
  A: Carrots are great for goats, dried or raw - just in slices or small pieces so the goat does not ...
nigerian dwarf goat - female6/4/2012
  Q: my 3-year old goat jumped over our fence and tore her mouth up (inside and out) with barbwire ...
  A: Would also give her a CDT toxoid booster (has tetanus toxoid in it). Not much else to do re healing ...
skin problems6/3/2012
  Q: hope your having a good day.The little guy with the staff infection seems to be responding to the ...
  A: Re the little guy - would go with an extra 2 to 5 days depending on his response to the infection - ...
back legs will not hold him6/3/2012
  Q: my husband let out the new born goats about a week old. one went into mini horse area through fence. ...
  A: With that said, were there any bite marks on the kid goat's back or hip area? It is possible the ...
Re: Migi bloat6/3/2012
  Q: U know tonight i notice both sides of Migi stomach looks bloated but i don't know if he is truly ...
  A: When a goat has bloat normally the left side starts first at getting bigger/inflating but it looks ...
Goat Udder continually enlarged6/2/2012
  Q: We have a 4.5 yr old Alpine goat. When one of our other goats was pregnant,she went through a false ...
  A: Is the udder hot or hard to touch? Is she on a high protein diet? Re her temperature, it is below ...
10yr-old Pygmy doe is suddenly alone6/2/2012
  Q: I have enjoyed my two Pygmy does "Pearl" and "Gabby" for more than 8yrs. My best guess is that they ...
  A: Goats do indeed get depressed and sad when a long time friend is lost. I would start her on ...
10 month old Pygmy goat6/2/2012
  Q: We have a 10 month old Pygmy goat male whom we think has urinary calculi he had a fever of 103.4. ...
  A: A fever indicates an infection but not generally urinary calculi. Alfalfa is not a good choice for ...
Goat leg6/1/2012
  Q: this is Gracie and i have a boer nanny with a hurt leg. This nanny is two years of age and weigh ...
  A: We need to find out what is causing the limp. The hoof is not hot to touch? The hooves are trimmed ...
milking a goat and worm medicine5/31/2012
  Q: their temps are at 102. no the are not eating per sucking and thank yo0u i will try this and let you ...
  A: Oral ivermectin horse paste works very well and is okay for all production of goats, including ...
How to care for a goat with a stoma5/31/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old goat who had UC. When the vet went in to reroute things, she found that his ...
  A: The procedure was probably supposed to be a urethrostomy and the end result, though is just like it ...
Goat not swallowing and losing weight5/31/2012
  Q: I got a Boer goat 3 days ago and noticed her foaming at the mouth with hay hanging out the following ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Could be a pneumonia that is causing her not to eat well and then ...
Pygmy with irritated ears and inner hind leg5/30/2012
  Q: Sally is recovering from severe anemia due to intestinal parasites and now has what looks to be hair ...
  A: First, would advise never to use Ivomec injectable on goats - it is definitely off label use as it ...
regarding stallfed farming5/30/2012
  Q: respected sir, whether stalled farm viable? if it is viable ?what main step to be taken ...
  A: Raising goats in stalls may work in some situations. Is there a reason you want to use stalls/small ...
mange5/30/2012
  Q: how are you this morning?The little guy i'm treating for mange,i gave the ivermec horse paste at the ...
  A: I'm good today - took a day off of regular work so I could catch up on farm work - you could re dose ...
Feed...5/28/2012
  Q: Good Afternoon, Donna & Merry Memorial Day to you... Raising Boer goats and we recently had a ...
  A: It is hard to tell from the photos but they may be a bit on the thin side - best way to check for a ...
Re: Ammonium Chloride5/28/2012
  Q: U know i was just wondering i've been giving Migi his B-COMPLEX everyday mixed with yogurt and his ...
  A: So, urinary calculi are caused by the incorrect calcium to phosphorus ratio in grains that are given ...
Long trip with goats5/28/2012
  Q: We are planning a long trip- moving our goats and horse to our new farm. It is a 15 hour trip. We ...
  A: I would have everyone up on their CDT toxoid vaccinations/boosters. Is everyone up on worming? You ...
Clover Follow Up5/28/2012
  Q: You have been helping me with my Pygmy goat that had seizures and went blind and had mouth ...
  A: She may have gained most of her eyesight back but lacks still a little and that may not come back. ...
goats suddenly dying5/28/2012
  Q: We have just bought about 11 boer goats 10 are nannies. We have bought them from different people. ...
  A: Where are you located? Did you ever get temperatures on the ill ones with symptoms. What grain ...
goat udders5/28/2012
  Q: Our nanny just had triplets. One of her teats is very large and the kids cannot or will not drink ...
  A: I would supplement the kid goats with one or two bottles a day as you are correct that the kids are ...
goat Chloe, abscess5/27/2012
  Q: Donna, this is a follow-up. My Boer goat Chloe is still hanging in there, despite the abscessed ...
  A: Its been a while. What has her temperature been running? How long did you have her on penicillin - ...
Re: Migis poop5/27/2012
  Q: Yesterday i mentioned to u that Migi was pooping dog like poop however that night i took Migi out to ...
  A: I think that Migi just has a sensitive rumen/stomach and so it can get upset easily and cause the ...
chiva5/27/2012
  Q: donna- i tried getting back to you as soon as you emailed me, but this website kept saying i asked ...
  A: So sorry for the loss - you worked hard with her - and yes, the infection could certainly have been ...
goat diarrhea5/27/2012
  Q: I have an adult goat with severe diarrhea. She has had soft poop for two days now and this morning ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. What color is the diarrhea? Nothing in the pasture she could ...
hair loss & flaky itchy skin5/27/2012
  Q: Gabriel from PR here!..well..my goats have been getting better since last time I wrote but one of ...
  A: How much of the selenium did you give her and did you add the vitamins E and D? Some goats need 2 or ...
chiva5/26/2012
  Q: donna- yes she is still on aspirin. seems at night her temp gets alittle higher. i doubt she had her ...
  A: With the temp getting a little higher at night, might think she still has an infection somewhere. ...
chiva5/26/2012
  Q: donna-thanks for responding. chiva is sitting upright now munching on pecan leaves and drinking ...
  A: Re the knees, have they always been larger or just recently? Didn't she start off having one very ...
chiva5/26/2012
  Q: good morning donna-chiva is much stronger today, tries to stand but cant yet. there is one problem ...
  A: Is she still looking like she has a hard time swallowing? If so, I'm thinking we should switch to a ...
Re: Goat Minerals5/26/2012
  Q: Update on Migi- Migi continues to feel GREAT! However i recieved the GOAT MINERALS & i put some in a ...
  A: that mineral you got is just not tasty and I would definitely return it to the company - even if you ...
Goat Care5/26/2012
  Q: I have a baby pygmy goat about a week old and she's been shaking violently. She wasn't nursing off ...
  A: What is her temperature? She could have a fever and that is why she is shaking. For a fever you ...
cont. Anemia in Goats5/25/2012
  Q: Ok took his temp 103.0 it is 86 degrees and sunny out. His belly is hard towards the bottom like ...
  A: So, that's good it is soft on the sides. It could be bloat as the stomach is wider than it should ...
Anemia with Goats5/25/2012
  Q: Today I took our 4 month old nubian buck to the vet because I just couldn't quite figure out what ...
  A: Well, use of Ivomec on goats either injectable or injectable as an oral wormer really does not work ...
sick pygmy nanny (cont.)5/25/2012
  Q: Well we have been doing the Red Cell and lots of TLC on my anemic pygmy and she is finally up and ...
  A: The anemia is caused by something and most likely is barber pole worm which would need Safeguard ...
pygmy goat udders5/24/2012
  Q: My female pygmy goat is around 7 years old. Her udders have grown pretty big in the past few ...
  A: Her hormones can be off or she may be getting too high of a protein level or both can contribute to ...
mayby mange5/24/2012
  Q: i have been doing some research on line and decided i should rule out nothing.I found that Sarcoptic ...
  A: Ivermec pour on or any pour on should not be used on goats - it can be easily toxic to them and ...
Mature Nubian Doe5/23/2012
  Q: I have a 2yr old Nubian Doe that has never been bred. She is a pet along with her sister and two, 1 ...
  A: It is possible her hormones are out of normal - the udder can become engorged in even non pregnant ...
worms5/23/2012
  Q: today i recieved my microscope and did my first fecal sample.I picked a goat that i suspected of ...
  A: Sounds like extremely inconsequential coccida there and as long as there is no green diarrhea should ...
Re: Losing hair5/23/2012
  Q: Migi is doing GREAT however i notice Migi uses his horns to scratch and i remember telling u that ...
  A: Would give him human selenium along with human vitamins E and D - 2 mg of selenium (ten of the 200 ...
shaking pygmy5/23/2012
  Q: ...is this something to worry about? She's eating, drinking,voiding solid and liquid.....and her ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever and that could cause the ...
chiva5/22/2012
  Q: donna-we can give the penicillin shots. do we continue with selenium and iron??? how long for ...
  A: 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days - if she is less than 15 pounds would go with 1/2 ...
sick pygmy goat5/22/2012
  Q: I have a small female pygmy goat (about 26 lbs) and a year and a half old. Saturday I noticed she ...
  A: The fever indicates a fever - the bloat can go along with this. Is this Bactrim injectable? I ...
chiva5/22/2012
  Q: Donna- we did treat her with penicillin, you don't think that took care of infection?
  A: Something is causing the fever and it's not the iron, and then there's the continued swelling. Just ...
Pygmy Goat Balding nose5/21/2012
  Q: We have two female pygmy goats about two and a half months old. We are bottle feeding them. As of ...
  A: Most likely it is selenium/vitamin D and E deficiency. I use human oral tablets/vitamins to take ...
baby goat chiva5/21/2012
  Q: donna-thanks again for responding so quickly! how would we treat for anemia? i looked at all 3 ...
  A: The more I read about privet the more I see its toxic effects. One of the adverse side effects is ...
baby goat5/21/2012
  Q: donna- chiva is not doing good as far as mechanical skills. her appetite is still really good. been ...
  A: So we have tried the selenium and how many doses? Did we check her lower inner eyelids for anemia? ...
Are there any products that you can use to keep goats from eating things that could hurt them?5/21/2012
  Q: I have a 9 month old pygmy/Nigerian dwarf mix doe and although it sounds crazy, she lives in the ...
  A: Too cute - I have known a few inside goats - some even use the kitty litter box - like your idea ...
skin problems5/21/2012
  Q: hope today finds you well.A question about the little buck with cradles cap.He does seem to be ...
  A: The redness and cracking is from drying out from the bathing. This could also be the start of a ...
? giving IM antibiotic orally ?5/21/2012
  Q: I guess this service only allows a few questions before you have to start a new question. Anyway ...
  A: Penicillin injectable does not work orally. You can give it to her subcutaneously, although only ...
Effects of Seizures5/20/2012
  Q: Last Thursday my husband found our goat having seizures. She seized for about 12 hours. The vet did ...
  A: Did the vet take a temp and did he say what it is. How old is the goat? I would say she has a ...
possible mastitis5/19/2012
  Q: Good morning Donna,quick update on the little guy with skin problems.There is a noted improvement ...
  A: Good news on the little guy - nice work. Re the Saanen doe, I do not use the CMT test - I rather ...
Re: Goat Minerals5/19/2012
  Q: I just googled "ingredients in manna pro goat minerals" and there is alot of info for me to write ...
  A: ppm is parts per million Goat minerals are supposed to be free choice so if this product says to ...
bald fainting goat5/19/2012
  Q: I sure hope you can help me, My five year old female delivered a buckling on April 28. She started ...
  A: First off, ivomec pour on, any pour on for that matter, is usually toxic to goats - their metabolism ...
Re: Migis Update5/19/2012
  Q: Update on Migi: Migi is doing great! However i remember me telling u i bought goat minerals for him ...
  A: Why are you using the baking soda? If he has bloat mineral is best. You can put a container of ...
sick baby goat5/18/2012
  Q: I have a 9 week old nubian female. Yesterday she started acting funny. Standing in one place with ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Is she peeing and pooping okay? Was she outside before this? ...
goat skin issue5/17/2012
  Q: i have a 4 week old bottle buck,that has some bare skin just under his front legs.It appears very ...
  A: Re the 4-week old kid - sounds like it could be mange mites - creates scaly patches, hair loss, some ...
sick pygmy nanny (cont)5/17/2012
  Q: I don't understand because I have seen ivomec listed as a goat wormer on several goat sites and have ...
  A: Ivomec is a cattle injection and it can be toxic to goats - I know a lot of people who use this but ...
goats with dry flaky skin5/17/2012
  Q: what should I do about their dry skin? One has to kids. I have "RED CELL" should I give it to them? ...
  A: Red cell is really for anemia or lack of energy. Any other symptoms such as loss of hair or ...
swollen knee on kid goat5/17/2012
  Q: donna, the penicillin did not seem to work. the knee is still swollen, if she falls she cannot get ...
  A: The knee is still not warm to touch? Is it bigger than before or about the same? If she has been on ...
sick pygmy nanny5/17/2012
  Q: I have a 1 yr old nanny pygmy that seemed healthy when I got her but after a couple weeks she ...
  A: Taking her temperature would be a good idea. A fever is anything over 102.5 would indicate an ...
Hair and weight loss female goat5/16/2012
  Q: What might be the problem if my nanny goat is losing weight and hair? She is fed horse feed. She is ...
  A: What does her poop look like? The hair loss is probably selenium deficiency. The weight loss may ...
The baby has stopped Pooping5/16/2012
  Q: Selena has been doing very up until this morning . we have noticed that she has stopped pooping but ...
  A: It is possible she is constipated - so would give human mineral oil at one teaspoon every 2 hours ...
DEAD BABYS5/15/2012
  Q: just to update you on my friends goat that had the premature babys.As i suspected the doe does have ...
  A: Generally with coccidiosis there is green diarrhea, is that the case? Does the person doing the ...
swollen knee on kid goat5/15/2012
  Q: donna- i guess i spoke to soon last night. i went out this am to give meds (aspirin and 1cc pen) ...
  A: Was it cold out last night? Is her area large that she is in ? It is possible that she was ...
new baby5/15/2012
  Q: It surprised me but somehow the Mama managed to feed the baby before we took her from her.Mom is ...
  A: Sounds like she is indeed doing her part to try and get better, and I always thank the Lord for ...
mass on my 9 yr old boar goats neck5/14/2012
  Q: My goat has developed what looks like a mass or goiter on the front of her neck (under the skin) and ...
  A: What feed regimen is she on? Does she have loose minerals or a salt block and, if so, does she use ...
Goat bleeding5/14/2012
  Q: We have 3 female pygmy goats, about 6 years old who have never been bred. About 2 years ago, one of ...
  A: Certainly sounds hormonal. The milk/udder situation can usually be controlled with keeping her away ...
DEAD BABYS5/14/2012
  Q: i have a question for you.My friends neubian just gave birth to 2 very small kids,very easy ...
  A: Doubt genetics had anything to do with this - goats are not like dogs in that way - so generally you ...
Nubian lactating goat5/14/2012
  Q: Our Nubian goat has started having lumped feces instead of pellets. but we also found traces of ...
  A: Is she a first time kidder? Does she have a large udder/lots of milk? Re the lumped feces that ...
goat pees when touch bottom of tummy5/14/2012
  Q: I have a 7 or 8 year old goat that wont seem to breed. When i touch the lower part of her tummy just ...
  A: Two probably separate issues here. The older doe - 7 to 8 years old, has she been bred before? The ...
young goat in milk?5/14/2012
  Q: Ok, so I'm kinda new to dairy goats and I have a young lamancha, about 3 mo old and I was rubbing ...
  A: First off, you do not work with their udders until you breed them - 3 months is too early - not sure ...
kid goat with swollen knee5/13/2012
  Q: we got some baby goats 3 weeks ago, the them, goes by the name chiva has a swollen knee on the left ...
  A: How old is Chiva? Is the knee hot to touch? Are the young goats in with older goats? I would assume ...
Goat temp 107.15/13/2012
  Q: Yesterday afternoon, I noticed my 1 yr old doe coming back from the woods very slow. Then, she ...
  A: A normal goat's temperature should be no higher than 102.5 - with the 107.1 that is a huge fever and ...
Re: Migi Update5/13/2012
  Q: I notice Migi seems constipated only making a little dog like poop with a little berries normally he ...
  A: That's a good idea on the mineral oil and milk of magnesia - he may be needing mineral oil once a ...
baby goat 3 day old shaking cant stand5/12/2012
  Q: both my sennas had one kid that after three days began shaking and couldn't stand they were fine ...
  A: Are they having diarrhea? What are their temperatures? It is possibly pneumonia or another infection ...
goat foot5/12/2012
  Q: I just want to know if there is any way to fix this goat's foot. I have never seen one like this. ...
  A: How old is the goat and how long has it had this condition? It looks to be a dropped pastern - this ...
torn uterus??5/12/2012
  Q: About 3 1/2 hours ago I had a ff doe go into labor. From the pushing she ended up giving her self a ...
  A: Is she bleeding anymore? If she were bleeding a lot - constant stream of bright red blood - she may ...
goat kid with some diarrhea starting5/12/2012
  Q: I have a goat kid that is about 5 weeks old, He was abandoned by his mother at about a couple days ...
  A: Brown or blackish diarrhea generally indicates digestive upset - cow's milk has too large of fat ...
nubian goat premature birth5/10/2012
  Q: My nubian goat have birth prematurely 2 days ago. She was to give birth end of June early July. ...
  A: Is she in with other goats? If so, she could have been hit hard by another goat and that caused the ...
Alpine Doe, not eating well after kidding5/10/2012
  Q: My Alpine kidded 5 days ago. She had 2 healthy kids and had no problems delivering. ( no ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection and would need injectable ...
Sick 4week old Kid Update Soremouth?5/9/2012
  Q: They are dry I didn't noticed any redness, she is the only one that has scabs around her mouth. Her ...
  A: How big are the scabs? If they are small then it is more likely mange mites - they create scabs ...
Horse wormer5/9/2012
  Q: i'm wondering if Eqvalan Gold,oral paste for hores will work on my Goats,as this is all was ...
  A: Eqvalan Gold has both ivermectin and praziquantel in it - the ivermectin is fine but the ...
Butting Goat5/9/2012
  Q: I have a horse and a goat and a problem. My horse is a husky Percheron who lived with two pygmy ...
  A: If the goat begins to chase the horse then it might be best to otherwise tether the goat as it ...
Weak legs on babies5/9/2012
  Q: I was wondering what i would give some babies born yesterday with weak legs to help them out. It ...
  A: The newborn kids probably have selenium deficiency. Would give one 200 mcg tablet crushed and ...
vaccinations5/7/2012
  Q: was just out giving my kids there selon e shots and was wondering,if i should be giving this to the ...
  A: Re the selenium/vitamin E injections - you should still give vitamin D to be sure the selenium and ...
Re: Tylan (Tylosin)5/7/2012
  Q: I forgot to ask u is it necessary to change ANTIBIOTICS? Can goats get resistant to ANTIBIOTICS b/c ...
  A: Goats can become resistant to antibiotics but at high rates and long dosing - Tylan/tylosin is not ...
Re: Migi Update5/7/2012
  Q: Update on Migi - Migi is doing GREAT eating, playing, peeing, pooping, drinking water etc. The only ...
  A: Really, you're never a bother so no worries about e-mails and calling. So glad he is doing great. ...
out of milk replcer5/6/2012
  Q: My feed store didn't get the shipment of milk replacer for my baby goats. I am totally out. I bought ...
  A: Were you able to get a multispecies type milk replacer or just kid milk replacer? If multispecies ...
selenium deficiency?5/6/2012
  Q: First of all i would like to thank you for your time. Me and my wife have been breeding Boer goats ...
  A: I take it the does had good lumbar scores and were otherwise in good health - no runny noses, no ...
full utter5/6/2012
  Q: three wks ago my 5 yr old doe came into milk. She shares her life with her sister and a 2 yr. old ...
  A: What type of feed regimen is she on? A high protein diet can easily put older does into milk even ...
Re: Seleniun Defiency5/5/2012
  Q: U know i was just reading an article regarding WHITE MUSCLE DISEASES in goats and the causes and i ...
  A: I think that is what I have told you in the past about selenium and his needs especially for immune ...
Re: Update on Migi5/5/2012
  Q: I was suppose to give Migis 3 doses of aspirin however i only gave 2 doses today b/c i want to see ...
  A: So, the good thing is that he is eating and drinking, peeing and pooping. I have always liked the ...
Re: Migi5/4/2012
  Q: I just took Migis temperature at it reads: 102.5 but i wouldn't know if he has an INFECTION b/c i ...
  A: You're correct about the aspirin and his temperature, but with a temp of 102.5 that is barely normal ...
Re: Migi5/4/2012
  Q: This is the first time i see Migi like this after his 2nd & 3rd dose of LA-200. This morning like ...
  A: Is there a lump where you gave the injections? It is possible he has a nerve injury that is just ...
bagot goat5/4/2012
  Q: arrived at my smallholding this morning to find my bagot goat, Tic-tac, had got his front leg ...
  A: First off, I always advise goat folks never to use hay nets as these are just accidents waiting to ...
Re: Update on Migi5/4/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, Update: Migi finally got his last shot late this afternoon this time i gave between his ...
  A: Glad he is still eating well. Most feed stores carry the COB and that will not give him urinary ...
MASTIC DOE5/4/2012
  Q: update on my little bottle bucks,they are doing better on the less amount of milk,still a little bit ...
  A: That medicine will work well and yes, use the bovine dosage. Glad there are no clinical signs but ...
Planting proper feed5/4/2012
  Q: I have 2 goats, one is a nubian/boer (castrated) 4 yrs old and the other is a pygmy (uncastrated) 5 ...
  A: Re the CL/caseous lymphadenitis - just because one goat has it does not mean the other has it - ...
Re: Migi & clorox5/3/2012
  Q: Migi just can't seem to get out of trouble i let him browse & while i was doing laundry i had some ...
  A: You could give him some milk of magnesia or pepto bismol to cover his stomach against the bleach and ...
Re: Migis Update5/3/2012
  Q: Update on Migi: Today will be Migis last LA-200 injection i will give between shoulders/withers ...
  A: So glad he is eating well. Round or elongated berries are okay. With Johnne's disease most goats ...
goat feed5/3/2012
  Q: i have some full blood boers and what is the best kind of feed should i buy them, so they can stay ...
  A: If they have a good lumbar score and are healthy and are adults they would do well on a 9 to 12% ...
Re: Migis neck5/1/2012
  Q: I told u i gave Migi a shot this morning however i gave it on the neck area yesterday was the same ...
  A: Did you give the injection subcutaneously or intramuscularly?For subcutaneous injections you give it ...
dehorning pygmy goat5/1/2012
  Q: We dehorned 5 week old pygmy bucks. Their horns were too big and only able to burn the tips. We ...
  A: So you disbudded, not dehorned (that is a surgical technique for removing the horns)? If you are not ...
Feeding a goat5/1/2012
  Q: I have been given a five year old wethered Oberhasli goat with magnificent horns... His feeding ...
  A: No, no, no on the meat grow and finish - he is not a meat goat - it would be better if people at the ...
lungworm? etc4/29/2012
  Q: Long time! Its Gabriel , from Puerto Rico!! I know it has been a long time since our last emails..I ...
  A: Would assume they have pneumonia, possibly chronic, but could also have lung worms. They most ...
abscess on goat's uterus4/29/2012
  Q: I have a 9-year-old Boer goat ("Chloe") who has developed an odd problem. Apparently there is an ...
  A: This could be an abscess from an infection of the uterus or it could be tissue built up from ...
Re: Migis Update4/29/2012
  Q: No worries i know u r busy however i hated to see Migi like this FRIDAY he was doing great then ...
  A: Any plants that are very green in color can easily cause bloat, so that is what probably happened ...
nursing baby goats4/29/2012
  Q: i bought 10,1 week old goats.I'm not sure how much to feed them.If you could give your answer back ...
  A: Nice that you have goat's milk and adding the powdered milk is fine. At one week they should be on ...
goat poisened from mountain laurel4/29/2012
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 month old boar goat.We found him eating mountain laurel. A few hrs. later he was ...
  A: Would start on milk of magnesia at 1/2 cup per 50 pounds body weight every 2 hours for four dosings. ...
Re: Migi4/29/2012
  Q: Sorry to bother u again i took Migis temp and its 106.6 so i gave 1 325mg aspirin crushed in warm ...
  A: If he is peeing then no urinary calculi. The fever indicates he has an infection - probably a ...
Goat with deformed front legs.4/29/2012
  Q: I have a 4 month old Boer with two deformed front legs. One is bent almost all the way to his body ...
  A: Did this injury just occur or has he had this since birth? It looks as if it was congenital in ...
Re: Migi4/28/2012
  Q: After i called u this morning he hasn't been eating so i gave another dose of MILK OF MAG & B-1 ...
  A: Sorry I did not get back to you sooner - I was away from my computer all day yesterday. It is ...
Problem with a fainter buckling4/28/2012
  Q: I have a 4 mo. old buckling fainter who seems to be bloated and lethargic. I there anything i can ...
  A: Was he out on new pasture or got into too much grain? I advise using human mineral oil - 1/2 cup ...
cdt vac4/27/2012
  Q: i have a 4 month old kid and it is unknown if he has had any shots if he has will it hurt him if i ...
  A: For goat kids they should have a CDT toxoid at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and 9 ...
pokes eye on goat4/27/2012
  Q: what is best tretment for a eye poke it has stoped bleeding and has been clean as best i could do ...
  A: Is the injury to the eye ball itself or around the eye? Would use NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ...
sick little kid4/27/2012
  Q: My mom bought a baby goat at an auction a few weeks ago not knowing many details including his age ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. If it is yellow diarrhea it is enterotoxemia and he may also have ...
Vomiting goat4/26/2012
  Q: first an update on crystal the goat that ate poisenous plants.This morning when i went out,she was ...
  A: So it is the intramammary infusion med (Today or Tomorrow) that you cannot get without seeing the ...
2 pygmy goats appear blind but eyes not cloudy.4/26/2012
  Q: we have two female fainting goats 4 1/2 weeks old. They would not suck from nanny and she didn't ...
  A: It could well be selenium deficiency and/or an infection in the eyes even without cloudiness. What ...
anemic goat off feed4/26/2012
  Q: Our seven year old doe has been off feed for two weeks and we are drenching her with raw milk mixed ...
  A: What color are her lower inner eyelids? What is her temperature - measurement please. Does she ...
Mastitic doe4/25/2012
  Q: yes i had it confirmed it is wild rubarb,she is lucky to be alive,as i said earlyer sadie got into ...
  A: Hope she continues to recuperate. If not eating by end of today would continue with probiotics and ...
Vomiting goat4/25/2012
  Q: Good morning Donna,had a surprise this morning when i was feeding my girls.Crystal,my little sannan ...
  A: The main reason goats vomit is that they have eaten something toxic/poisonous. Since it is well ...
Re: Worming4/25/2012
  Q: Just wanted to know about the ZIMECTRIN did i have to triple his body weight & give the meds & dose ...
  A: For regular worming it is double the goat's body weight and use this to find the dose on the plunger ...
Re: Migi worming4/25/2012
  Q: I wormed Migi in March so May will be 2 months do i have to worm him again? This last worming i used ...
  A: The worm that causes anemia is the barber pole worm, not a stomach worm, and is treated with three ...
CALF4/23/2012
  Q: Yes Donna the leisions are round,some with scabbing,the biggest around his eyes.I ca'nt believe my ...
  A: The Loprox should work fine. Cleaning off the areas is a good idea but don't damage the tissue too ...
Yearling goat wethered 4 days ago still sore4/22/2012
  Q: We bought angora goats for my son as a 4H project and last Wednesday we had his yearling buck ...
  A: What method was used for castration? No ibuprofen for goats - it can be toxic to them and does not ...
Feeding4/22/2012
  Q: what is the best feeding program to follow with my boer goats, like what types of feed should i give ...
  A: Feeding regimens depend on the age of the goat, how soon you will sell it for meat, if it is a doe, ...
SORE ON TEATS4/21/2012
  Q: I have 3 goats each nursing one kid, age range 1-2 months. Only one mother has this problem, and ...
  A: Is this just one sore or is it a number of sores/rash? Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? ...
lump on baby goats back4/21/2012
  Q: Good morning Donna.This morning doing chores i noticed A quater sized lump on one of my baby goats ...
  A: Re the injection did you give it subcutaneously? If so then the lump is from a cyst or abscess ...
Re: Migis Update4/21/2012
  Q: Update on Migi- So far Migi is doing GREAT i hope he stays this way yesterday i gave B-COMPLEX, ...
  A: Glad to hear Migi is doing great. Re gaining some weight back, he would need to have a higher ...
Mites?4/20/2012
  Q: We have 5 goats: 4 adult does and 1 one week old doeling. They have been dealing with itching and ...
  A: No invermectin injectable for oral or anything for goats. No agrimectin or any pour on for goats. ...
3 w baby kid4/20/2012
  Q: front legs weak she is blind had her vet checked after 3 weeks she now wont walk have to help her ...
  A: Is she drinking from a bottle for you? What is her temperature - measurement please. I would ...
Re: Migis Update4/19/2012
  Q: Good Morning Donna heres an Update on Migi- This morning i gave Migi his supplements and he pooped ...
  A: Is he peeing okay?? I would not give anything currently, just watch and wait. Since you say that ...
Re: Migis Diarrhea4/18/2012
  Q: Migis not eating this morning maybe b/c of the DIARRHEA how long do u think it will last & when ...
  A: When you say the diarrhea is watery, is it clear looking like water, or just the consistency of ...
Selenium deficiency in pygmy goat4/18/2012
  Q: ....my parents have a 1 year old pygmy goat. She recently started losing hair in patches leaving ...
  A: Sounds like it is just selenium deficiency and the shivering is that she does not have enough hair ...
Re: Migi Update4/17/2012
  Q: Geez last night i didn't sleep at all i started the LEMON JUICE at 10:05, 12:00, 2:00 intervals ...
  A: You're doing great - sorry I missed your last call I had gone down to our barn to check on two does ...
sick goat4/15/2012
  Q: one month old male pigmy goat acts like it is choking and foaming at mouth and nose dont think its ...
  A: Is the goat on a bottle or mom's milk or anything else? If it is on the bottle and foaming after it ...
coccidia in pygmy goats4/15/2012
  Q: I have 2 pygmy goats that are about 1 year old they have had diarrhea since I got them (they were 2 ...
  A: If the diarrhea is green it is coccidia, cream color is E. coli, yellow is enterotoxemia and brown ...
crusty skin on nose area4/14/2012
  Q: I have three (two month old) Nigerian goats and they have a crusty patch area over their noses or ...
  A: It could either be a fungal infection or mange mites - would treat for both as neither should hurt ...
undescended testicle4/14/2012
  Q: I have a 5 week old Nubian-Boer buckling who only has 1 testicle that has dropped. I think I can ...
  A: Sometimes it takes a number of months for the second testicle to finally drop - would not try to ...
pregnant goat4/13/2012
  Q: I have a sannan doe first pregnancy,bred in dec,shes just starting to show and making ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments - on either side of the tail head? Is this a bright red or ...
hoof trimmed to deep4/11/2012
  Q: My goats hoof was over grown and raised on the edges and peeled when pulled off left the cuticle ...
  A: Is the hoof or leg above it warm/hot to touch? Is she eating and drinking well? Best not to ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat injury or illness4/11/2012
  Q: I have a just about two year old nigeran dwarf wether who up until this point has been very healthy ...
  A: What other animals is he out with? Is he on grain and if so, has this increased recently? Doubt Lyme ...
CDT / Deworming / itching goat questions4/10/2012
  Q: I have been using Covexin 8 but i finally got some CDT on hand. Some goats have had their initial ...
  A: No worries about all the questions, really. Makes you a good goat caretaker I believe. When you ...
Kid goat 3 weeks old-won't stand4/10/2012
  Q: We have a kid goat that eats, drinks ,urinates and has normal bowel movements, but cnnot stand-was ...
  A: Sounds like floppy kid syndrome for which I advise selenium/vitamin E and vitamin D dosing - over ...
4 week old goat4/10/2012
  Q: I have given her enamas, and that seems to be the only way she can poop, is there some thing else I ...
  A: Is she only on milk currently? How much milk is she drinking and how often? What does her poop look ...
stressed widow goat4/10/2012
  Q: We just lost our senior Nubian goat, a pet of about a decade. He is survived by his "partner" a ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the loss. Goats can become very anxious when they lose their only herd companion. ...
Re: Migis Update4/10/2012
  Q: This morning i gave Migi his REDCELL, B-1, + B-COMPLEX instead of B-12 today suppose to be his last ...
  A: The B complex contains the B1 so I would save the B1 or the B complex - give one or the other. ...
Pygmy Goats4/9/2012
  Q: Do pygmy goats ever wean themselves? I took the morning bottles out to my two werner pygmies, and ...
  A: I would check this kid goats temperature - if over 102.5 then he has a fever and that is the cause ...
Goat breeds4/9/2012
  Q: I have twin goats given to me by a neighbor, one is black the other tan. The mother goat died at ...
  A: Hope this helps - Donna
Re: Migi4/8/2012
  Q: I notice Migi stretches when he walks why does he do that? I just gave Migi 1/4 cup of MILK OF MAG ...
  A: Stretching can be constipation, obstipation or urinary calculi - since he is peeing would doubt the ...
Re: Migis Update4/7/2012
  Q: Its 9:10 am i just came from giving Migi his meds 8 tablets of THIAMINE, REDCELL, & i mixed the B-12 ...
  A: Yes, it's okay to mix the B12 and B1 (thiamine). Glad he still is looking better. Polio can come ...
Re: Migis Update4/7/2012
  Q: U know after i gave 3 doses of THIAMINE VITAMINS & the PROBIOTIC PASTE i've noticed thats hes been ...
  A: really. Glad he seems better. I would doubt that the vog could cause anything but sinus issues. ...
doe not shedding afterbirth4/6/2012
  Q: I had contacted you yesterday in regards to my Oberhasli doe who delivered one weak baby and one ...
  A: Your vet must work on cattle a lot, Baytril is a last ditch effort antibiotic for cattle - ...
bleeding4/6/2012
  Q: my sons Nubian dairy doe was breed about 154 day's ago and 2 days ago had a clear to yellow color ...
  A: Is she otherwise eating, drinking and looking okay? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? The clear to ...
toxic plants4/6/2012
  Q: Are "Hens & Chicks" plants toxic to goats? Are goats even interested in munching on them? Thank ...
  A: If we are talking about Sempervivum everything I have checked out says it is nontoxic to animals - ...
kidding4/5/2012
  Q: last night my Oberhasli doe delivered one very weak kid and one dead kid. The weak one died in the ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the losses. I always strongly advise not to breed goats, especially Oberhasli ...
zinc deficiency in my nigerian dwarf goat4/5/2012
  Q: I am concerned that my Nigerian dwarf female goat has zinc deficiency- she has hair loss on neck and ...
  A: I would beleive this is selenium deficiency and not zinc deficiency. It is possible with the scaly ...
Doe has no milk4/4/2012
  Q: One of our does - a first timer - gave birth to healthy twins three days ago, she never bagged up at ...
  A: What protein level is she getting? The mammary system must have protein and water to produce milk - ...
open wound4/4/2012
  Q: I have a doe who just delivered twins. She is caring for 1 and rejected the other and i am bottle ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - sounds like you have been doing everything you need to - mouth ...
Re: Safeguard oral paste4/3/2012
  Q: Just wanted to know if i buy the SAFEGUARD ORAL HORSE WORMER what size do i buy theres: 25 gm dose ...
  A: The small horse size tube (probably the 25 gm) - it can worm a 1200 pound horse - so can easily worm ...
Re: Migi4/3/2012
  Q: I will pick up some SAFEGUARD HORSE PASTE however i don't think its necessary to worm again so i'm ...
  A: B12 really does not do anything for goats - if the goat is not eating well then you use B1 or ...
hookworm4/3/2012
  Q: Again i find myself in a stew.I had wormed my goats with ivermectin injectable,and apparently it ...
  A: First off, ivermectin injectable was never made for goats and does not work on them. The eggs of ...
Help.4/3/2012
  Q: yesterday i found that 3 of my adult goats had Abscess on their behind thigh almost and a month old ...
  A: Are sny of these abscess around the neck or head? Have you given injections at any of these sites? ...
Boer goat nanny just had two kids4/2/2012
  Q: the Boer goat has a discharge with a pink color to it, might be small amount of bleeding, she is not ...
  A: Is this just now kidding? If so pink color could indicate some bleeding - are the kids doing well? ...
Leptospirosis4/2/2012
  Q: we recently lost our beloved dog Mandy at age 15, our vet said he'd treat her "just in case" for ...
  A: The bug spray or any poison generally does not cause blood in the urine. What type of bedding is he ...
baby pigmy 3 weeks old dirrea4/2/2012
  Q: I have a 3 weeks old pigmy male. He was with the mom until he was 1 1/2 and I have been bottle ...
  A: Generally green diarrhea is coccidiosis, all brown is digestive upset, white is E. coli and yellow ...
Re: Migi Eyelids4/1/2012
  Q: I just checked Migis lower eyelids just to make sure it was bright pink however it looks like a pale ...
  A: If the lower inner eyelids are light pink to white then that usually indicates anemia due to the ...
my sick goat4/1/2012
  Q: i have a pygmy doe that is 2 she has never gave birth or produced milk.one day i notice she was ...
  A: She has poliomyoencephalacia - this is caused by a lack of vitamin B1/thiamin due to her not eating ...
Injured Pygmy Goat3/30/2012
  Q: Just has a couple of questions about my goat who has recently got injured. Yesterday, we were ...
  A: Bandaging would be necessary to stop the bleeding but once the bleeding has stopped it is best to ...
Re: Migi Update3/29/2012
  Q: Looks depressed also although his poop has berries clumped together still. Thanks Donna Me & Migi
  A: Is he just not eating hay or is he not eating anything? If he is not eating then not much poop will ...
Re: Migis Update3/29/2012
  Q: Just updating Migi yesterday his poop was still clumped however there was some berries clumped ...
  A: Yes, the pepto can darken the poop in goats too. Grass hay is great for goats - that is what I feed ...
disbudding and infection3/29/2012
  Q: You seem to know so much about goats and an internet search led me right to you. I think my kidd has ...
  A: Is the kid eating okay? Is there any material draining from the wounds? It does sound like it could ...
Re: Migis Update3/28/2012
  Q: This morning i took Migi out and he pooped in his pen its starting to harden & has berrie form but ...
  A: Sounds like he is doing better - would just give this some time to see if everything clears in a few ...
Re: Migi Update3/28/2012
  Q: Do u think Migi might be CONSTIPATED OR OBSTIPATED? He acts normal drinking water eating peeing its ...
  A: If he is pooping then he should not be constipated or obstipated. It is quite possible the hay is ...
baby goat loosing teeth3/28/2012
  Q: My neighbor has several baby goats that she is bottle raising, due to their being Ophans. One of ...
  A: Both the blindness and the teeth issues sound like selenium deficiency. Are they eating well? Still ...
Re: Migis Condition3/27/2012
  Q: Just wanted to keep u updated: This morning i gave 2 ounces of PEPTO B at 9:00 am & would like to ...
  A: 1/4 cup of pepto is sometimes enough but he can have more - and anytime he seems to have real ...
Re: Migis Update3/27/2012
  Q: I've been giving Migi PEPTO B. 2 doses yesterday however he is still pooping green soft plop this is ...
  A: The 6 cc of pepto will not do any good - that's a dose for a 2 day old goat not an adult. Not sure ...
Re: Migi Update3/26/2012
  Q: Just updating on Migi ok i went to the pharmacy and bought 2 bottles of PEPTO BISMOL but i haven't ...
  A: I usually wait at least 6 to 8 hours to see if the poop is starting to thicken up and if it's not ...
baby goats3/26/2012
  Q: We e-mail last night. The mother died this morning. She has a massive kidney infection. That noone ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the mother. It did sound like an infection and Baytril does not treat ...
Re: Migis Poop3/26/2012
  Q: At around midnight i took Migi to do his business however as i took him out of his pen i could smell ...
  A: Should not be of a concern - goats get diarrhea or soft poop on and off during their lives - change ...
goats udder3/26/2012
  Q: i have couple of goats, they gave birth and i dont have the babies anymore but their udders are ...
  A: If you do not want the milk then you need to dry the does up. You do this by stopping any grain ...
sick goat3/26/2012
  Q: my nanny goat is really sick. she gave birth 2 weeks ago to 2 babies. their all fine. but she is ...
  A: Do you know what her temperature is? Did the vet say anything about what he thought her illness ...
Re: Migis Update3/25/2012
  Q: Update on Migi- He seems fine hes eating, drinking, walking however hes still pooping dog like poop ...
  A: Glad to hear he is doing well. The dog poop form could be from the last of the worms dying out, or ...
Baby Goats with Lice or Mites3/24/2012
  Q: My pigmy babies are one week old and are infested with small straw and grey colored bugs. I used a ...
  A: No on the Ivermectin Pour on - especially for kid goats - goats have a very high metabolism and the ...
Mange on Goat3/24/2012
  Q: What kind of dust should I use to treat mange on Goat????
  A: A livestock/poultry/horse dust works well - any of these have the same chemicals in them. You can ...
How long after worming can you breed does?3/23/2012
  Q: We don't worm much on this little homestead, but this winter has been so warm that I've already had ...
  A: Valbazen has a 27 day withdrawal time when used in meat animals - that makes me think it stays in ...
nubian goats that are pregnant3/23/2012
  Q: We have two Nubian goats that are pregnant right now and they were bred about two weeks apart. Sonja ...
  A: There was not a chance you did not see Caroline get bred earlier? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? A ...
vaccine for kids3/23/2012
  Q: you'll be pleased to know my old nanny Ellie,is all better now,thanks to your advice.I also found ...
  A: I do not advise that type of vaccine - it has more vaccines in it than goats need - it is designed ...
red and white boer goat3/21/2012
  Q: I have a goat,born Feb. 10Th,2012. I have been raising him since he was 3 days old(mom would not ...
  A: The tiny black spots could be simply specks of dirt - all goats have these - or they could be mites ...
Goat Had Triplets - Should I Bottle Feed One of Them?3/20/2012
  Q: Yesterday one of our goat had triplets. She normally doesn't accept all three, but this time she's ...
  A: Generally with three kids and two teats one of the kids will not be aggressive enough to get all the ...
Re: Migi Update3/20/2012
  Q: This morning i took Migi outside to do his business and he peed and pooped however his pooped looked ...
  A: Sounds like he is definitely doing better. Re the Zimectrin - have you had him on the worming ...
Goat with injured jaw3/20/2012
  Q: New goat owner here so any advice you have would be very much appreciated! I have a month old goat ...
  A: Did the goat receive a course of antibiotics after the bite? Do you smell any bad odor from the ...
Baby Goat Sick ????3/19/2012
  Q: Hey i recently got a goat two days ago and shes acting weird. when shes outside all he does is lye ...
  A: What is the weather like where you are? Is she in a barn or sheltered area? She should not be ...
Re: Loose mineral and/or mineral block3/19/2012
  Q: I just wanted to know if u could recommed a good mineral block or loose minerals for Migi b/c Migis ...
  A: If the feed store has horse salt bricks with selenium and other minerals those work very well for ...
ELLIE,not feeling well3/19/2012
  Q: again i need to seek your advice.I may have mentioned that Ellie my neubian cross,just had 3 ...
  A: What is her current temperature? If she still has a fever (anything over 102.5) that would keep her ...
Re: Update on Migi3/17/2012
  Q: Update: Last night Migi didn't eat at all and stomach still looked bloated so i gave some BAKING ...
  A: Also, if not eating well giving the vitamin B complex to keep his neurologic function working well ...
worming Boer mix kids3/17/2012
  Q: My wife and I are new at raising goats. We started our little herd last year and the kidding has ...
  A: I start worming kids at age 2 months and every 2 months thereafter using Safeguard and Zimectrin ...
Re: Update on Migi3/17/2012
  Q: 2nd shot completed this afternoon then gave PROBIOTICS then proceeded w/1/2 cup mineral oil for ...
  A: Sometimes in goats you have to give them more than you think and also have to do a multiple regimen ...
Re: Baking Soda3/16/2012
  Q: U know the last time his stomach was bloated i gave baking soda and i walked him around he seemed to ...
  A: Baking soda does work sometimes but I usually go straight to the mineral oil for bloat. Hoping he ...
Re: Migi3/15/2012
  Q: Again so sorry to bother u so late in the morning! After i administered his injection at about 9:00 ...
  A: Never any bother taking phone calls, really. Bloating is best treated with mineral oil or milk of ...
Goat-buck pain at urination3/14/2012
  Q: You had an answer on 1-4-2011 about using lemon juice with potassium citrate for calculi blockage. ...
  A: Yes, the potassium aspartate will work well too - the lemon juice, concentrated, really is the main ...
NANNY GOAT3/14/2012
  Q: a quick update on Bubba,the little guy that has a bad leg,he seems to be bearing a bit of weight on ...
  A: Is her poop pelleted form? When was she last wormed? For a producing doe she would need 5% of her ...
Re: Migi3/14/2012
  Q: why is that. I mean he pees & poops & eat when inside the house but i'm trying to get him to stay ...
  A: It could be just the weather that is causing his mood to swing - happens to people so why not ...
Weak baby goat3/13/2012
  Q: You helped me a week ago with my goat who had the chord like substance hanging from her (the mom) 2 ...
  A: Glad the doe is doing well. So, no baking soda and salt - that is not good for the kid's digestive ...
Re: Migi3/13/2012
  Q: Its very windy here however the forecast is calling for lots of sunshine this week w/windy condition ...
  A: Goats can get spoiled and he knows you will feed him inside so he is getting used to that and ...
tumor-like growth3/10/2012
  Q: We have several pygmy goats--somewhat new at this. We had a surprise kid born last summer (so about ...
  A: Lumps/growths on the cheek and mandible areas of goats can be CL (caseous lymphadenitis) which is ...
alternative feeds3/10/2012
  Q: The farm and ranch store that i work at often has bags of feed with holes in them, that we discount ...
  A: Yes, I love to see the discounted bags too - I sometimes will purchase other types of grain to add ...
Goat3/9/2012
  Q: i have this boer buck and he does this weird thing with his jaw like he moves his lower jaw in such ...
  A: How old is he? Is he eating and drinking okay? Any diarrhea? Is he in with any aggressive goats? It ...
INJURED BUCK GOAT3/9/2012
  Q: just an update on how Bubba,(his name).is doing.As i thought, he has learned to get around on three ...
  A: Where exactly is the swelling? It could be swelling from the sling, cutting off some of the ...
Large Sack/Placenta after birth3/8/2012
  Q: Nigerian goat just gave birth to 3 babies. The first one was a still birth and the other 2 are ...
  A: Goats should pass their placenta within 24 hours of birth - you are correct about not pulling on it ...
kidding problem??3/7/2012
  Q: all day today she has been dripping mucus but no baby do i need to catch her up and check her out or ...
  A: Sorry for not getting back to you earlier - hoping all is well. If the mucous was just a small ...
Re: Migi poop3/6/2012
  Q: 30 p.m. it looked like 2 clumps of dog poop the berries were formed but the berries were large all ...
  A: Re the wound around his castration site, you can use any type of spray antibiotic or pain reliever - ...
Green mucus3/5/2012
  Q: My got got out And the following day when I got her she excreting green mucus from her mouth that ...
  A: Sounds like she ate something poisonous - if it were deadly poisonous she most likely would have ...
Re: Migis dewclaw3/5/2012
  Q: However i really do so APPRECIATE u very very much for giving me the opportunity to call u. Ok ...
  A: I know you do all you can for him - it is difficult at times when goats act up - they are smarter ...
Re: Migis feet3/4/2012
  Q: Just now i was wondering y Migi keeps biting his hoof area i don't know what that part is called it ...
  A: Above the hoof itself at the pastern area - this is the next up from the hoof - in the back are ...
angora goat3/4/2012
  Q: I have a male angora goat born 6/23/2010. I shear in April and October and have gotten beautiful ...
  A: A nutritional calculation I use would have angoras needing about 12 to 14% protein to produce good ...
newborn buck goat3/4/2012
  Q: In feeding these two newborns i discovered why the little buck has'nt been able to stand.It appears ...
  A: Sometimes the little ones who seem to be having a hard start turn out to be the greatest goats. ...
new born kid buck3/4/2012
  Q: again i find myself in a predicament.My lamanacha,with a lot of assistance just gave birth to 2 ...
  A: This sounds more like just the umbilical cord filled with blood - having bled from being pulled/torn ...
lame goats/siblings3/4/2012
  Q: There are two (7 weeks) young boar goats where my daughter keeps her goat that are having some ...
  A: What are their temperatures? What does their hair coat look like? What does their poop look like? ...
Re: Migi & Motor oil3/4/2012
  Q: If its not one thing its another thing i need to worry about ok last night my nephew came over to ...
  A: Motor oil is not good for goats - milk of magnesia should be given for any intake of poisonous items ...
1-2 week ols nubian goats3/4/2012
  Q: I just bought two nubian goats,aprox 2 weeks old. im having some issues. one is slightly thin and I ...
  A: For the kid goat who is not eating well could be the nipple it could also be she has pneumonia or ...
Re: Migi's Update3/4/2012
  Q: Please don't get mad at me but i still haven't given Migi his LA-200 injection i'm holding off only ...
  A: The gurgling sounds are just regular rumen sounds - good to hear. Glad he is eating at least some. ...
New Momma Goat3/3/2012
  Q: We recently bought a 11month old Nubian/Alpine goat due to her size we were planning on waiting this ...
  A: Once he is old enough - 5 to 6 months - he could go out at least during the day with the rest of the ...
Pygmy goat down for 2 weeks3/3/2012
  Q: I am a small animal veterinary technician (for 16 years). I also, on the side breed horses. I want ...
  A: It could have been ketosis but that generally occurs the last few days before kidding or just after ...
6 day old goat3/2/2012
  Q: DOB 2-26-12---gave her colustrum powdered mix first day and half. Then gave her one half homemade ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? If yellow it is enterotoxemia, if white it is E. coli, if it is green ...
Bleeding 3 wks after delivery3/2/2012
  Q: I purchased a goat with a 3 week old kid. Mom has a slight bright red vaginal bleed. Is this ...
  A: Bright red blood is not normal. A slight amount of pinkish discharge/lochia that may last up to 6 ...
Nanny pushing away one of twins3/1/2012
  Q: My pygmy nanny had twins on Tuesday, 2-28, while in outside pasture with our other critters. This ...
  A: Sometimes a first kidder decides it does not like one of the kids - glad you brought them into the ...
Re: Migis Update3/1/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, This morning still no improvement not eating so this afternoon will start LA-200 ...
  A: Sorry to hear that - did not get back to you earlier as I was traveling. Anywhere that you can ...
strange goat behavior2/29/2012
  Q: one of our female pygmy goats has been acting very strange for the past 2-3 months. first we noticed ...
  A: Has this doe been coming into regular heat cycles? It is possible her hormones are off due to ...
Re: Migi Update2/29/2012
  Q: Yesterday afternoon i started on oral ANTIBIOTICS along w/probiotics no change still not eating, ...
  A: We'll hope that this morning Miji is a bit better. For sub-q injections I usually suggest tenting ...
Re: Update on Migi2/28/2012
  Q: Having said that i will give oral ANTIBIOTICS double dose this evening so 12cc's double to 24cc's ...
  A: So for te B complex usually twice the human dose at least once a day. For probiotics I just use ...
Re: Update on Migi2/28/2012
  Q: I think Migis condition is worsening hes not eating at all this morning i gave him oral antibiotics ...
  A: Is he pooping and peeing? The nasal mucous sounds like a bronchitis or pneumonia - so he needs ...
Kidding Issues2/28/2012
  Q: Two days ago our pregnant pygmy goat showed all the usual signs of kidding soon. She is around 4 ...
  A: I do appreciate the information. So the kidding was not normal. As once the placenta/afterbirth ...
vaccinations2/28/2012
  Q: for new born baby goats what vaccinations should i give them? thank you
  A: If the doe has not had her CDT toxoid (CD is for Clostridium type C and D which takes care of ...
Covexin 82/28/2012
  Q: how old the baby can be before i can give it covexin 8. and also what are the schedule vaccination ...
  A: I would suggest not using Covexin 8 as it is made specifically for sheep and cattle and has a number ...
Leg Injury in Fainting Goat2/26/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old fainting goat wether. The other night, we heard a commotion in the barn and went ...
  A: With no pain on palpation and no obvious fractures felt or seen, I would suspect it is just a very ...
Is my goat pregnant or do I have a problem?2/26/2012
  Q: I work at in the maintenance department at a small university in Mobile, Alabama. We have a 10 acre ...
  A: First question is are you sure the one male had been castrated correctly? When was the male ...
Housing Goats2/26/2012
  Q: Currently our we farm cattle and sheep although when i take over i want to move onto goats for meat. ...
  A: Re shelters, how cold does it get during the winter in your area? Anything below 15 degrees F we ...
Re: Update2/26/2012
  Q: Update on Migi: Late this afternoon i took Migi off his runner and made him play when i made this ...
  A: Does he look skinny at all? Milky white mucous can just indicate his own immune system is working ...
VERY pregnant nanny2/25/2012
  Q: Help! We have a new to us, pregnant nanny goat, who continues to eat well, but has been unable to ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? Can you stand her up? Does she have a sickly sweet smell to her ...
Re: Migis Update2/25/2012
  Q: I just started Migi on PROBIOTICS & VITA C & B-COMPLEX all crushed up and mix with yogurt do i give ...
  A: Probably the immune enhancers for a week and then perhaps once a week for a while. His immune ...
pygmy goat2/24/2012
  Q: I am new to raising pygmy goats. I recently purchased 2 doe pygmy goats. They were both running ...
  A: These are all signs that she is getting close to kidding. Once the pelvic ligaments cannot be felt ...
Nursing does2/24/2012
  Q: I have two does that I finally just sold their babies. I had the babies in with the moms up until ...
  A: They can get a mastitis from this so getting them dried up as soon as you can if you are not going ...
newborns/new doe2/24/2012
  Q: Donna, Two things. First - Nanny four pregnancy, this time four all alive. 2 are smaller and a ...
  A: I would take the two smaller ones into the house and keep them there - perhaps having to bottle feed ...
Re: Migi2/24/2012
  Q: I hate to sound like a broken record but i think Migi is still sick he was getting better but i ...
  A: Is he eating at all? Is he drinking for you? Does he have a shelter to go into during the day? ...
My goats hair start pealing off DONT KNOW WHY :(2/24/2012
  Q: I've notice one of my goats start scratching her self on a post didn't thought nothing of it until ...
  A: This could be due to either selenium deficiency or lice/mites. Some goats need more selenium than ...
Udder Question2/23/2012
  Q: We have a goat that is getting ready to kid and her udder seems to be somewhat hot and the udder ...
  A: It sounds like it could be mastitis. You might squeeze a little milk from each side to see what it ...
pregnant goats2/23/2012
  Q: my nanny goat has been in labor for 2 days an last night she dug a hole an layed down in it, is this ...
  A: Is she pushing hard, making noises and arching her back? Has she passed her mucous plug? Has she ...
Re: Follow-up question2/23/2012
  Q: I'm just hoping it dosen't go on Migi. Yesterday i had to do errands so before i left i put POULTRY ...
  A: So if these little creatures were not attached to the dog then they are just fleas filled with ...
feeding dairy goat2/23/2012
  Q: I have a dairy goat farm with a mix of breeds. Saanan, toggenburg, alpine, lamancha, nubian and ...
  A: Protein for milkers should be at least 16 to 18%. Re a nutrition calculation, they should be ...
goats and delivery dates2/22/2012
  Q: I have a boer got and this is her unknown times of being pregnant. We saved her at an auction about ...
  A: Since you do not have a breeding or kidding date we cannot say if she has gone "this long" so, with ...
Re: Windy & Cold2/22/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, I forgot to mentioned that for the past 2 weeks we've been having very WINDY WINDY & COLD ...
  A: I heard the islands have a big surf advisory up. The change in weather can possibly upset his ...
Re: Dog Ticks on Goats2/22/2012
  Q: Sorry for the late update: Migi seems to be doing ok however on his snacky foods i usually put out 3 ...
  A: I doubt a little paper and ink would hurt him, but too much could ball up in his digestive tract and ...
please help! Sick goat.2/21/2012
  Q: My goat kidded Feb 14. This is her 2nd freshening. She comes from a long line of heavy milkers. She ...
  A: If her temp is over 102.5 then she has an infection. It is possible that the mastitis is not gone, ...
Safe to give bred doe antibiotics?2/21/2012
  Q: This evening while out feeding I noticed her shaking and scratching at her right ear. When I ...
  A: Either a heavy mite infestation along with an infection or, many times LaMancha's get ear ...
3 week old kid question2/21/2012
  Q: I bought my daughter 2 Nigerian Dwarf doelings for 4-H. They are 3 1/2 weeks old and we bottle feed ...
  A: When a kid goat cries other than usual or different than it usually does it generally means stomach ...
eye problems2/20/2012
  Q: I have twin yearling does (they will actually be a year in April) that live toghether in the same ...
  A: Is her poop pelleted? When you say dusted - I am assuming you mean livestock or poultry type dust? ...
goat behavior2/19/2012
  Q: We have two older nannies that can get up, but when they try to get to their front feet they fall ...
  A: A few more questions for you - are they knees/carpal joints swollen at all? What is their lumbar ...
abnormal birth2/19/2012
  Q: My daughter and I purchased a new buck last year and used him for the first time for this kidding ...
  A: Sorry to hear that - this is called am omphalocele - it is a congenital condition as it happens ...
Sick pygme2/19/2012
  Q: I want to start my pygmy on tetracycline, they are 250mg tables. She weighs around 40lbs. Not sure ...
  A: Is the white discharge in the urine or is it at the vaginal opening? Is she eating and drinking ...
newborn kid2/19/2012
  Q: Donna, I have a newborn male kid 24 hour. Has wetness around one eye and that eye has very thick ...
  A: Probably an eye infection that he got from his mom via the uterus. Is the mom eating and ...
Baby goat with frozen ears?2/19/2012
  Q: I found a baby born this morning. The mom had it outside apparently and while it was mostly dried ...
  A: Keeping the ears lubricated with an antibiotic ointment would help, even vaseline would help, but ...
newborn nubian goat2/19/2012
  Q: My doe just gave birth to triplets. The biggest one started out great and has declined through this ...
  A: Would give him a teaspoon of black coffee mixed with a little of the colostrum via an oral drench - ...
What to give boer doe before birth to mature lungs of kids2/18/2012
  Q: Donna, I have a Boer doe who is 5 years now. the last three pregnancies she gave birth to four kids ...
  A: It is possible that a selenium deficiency is also the cause of weak kids, especially multiples - if ...
large hard mass on shoulder of goat2/17/2012
  Q: I have a nanny goat 5 years old that I noticed a week ago due to the fact that she was losing a lot ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate this is an infected abscess. I suggest ...
Goat is pregnant2/17/2012
  Q: My young goat maybe yr old is pregnant and has a milky discharge should I be alarm? I'm totally new ...
  A: Does the doe look pregnant - is her abdomen enlarged, does she have an udder? How long ago did you ...
Re: Migis condition2/16/2012
  Q: Update: Migis starting to feel a little better however normally he always eats all his snacky foods ...
  A: I would continue with the meds for a full seven days - so until Saturday. The trail mix sounds ...
Re: Migis Condition2/14/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, I started giving him his antibiotcs last week Saturday so today made 3 days but he seems ...
  A: Is it the oral ammoxicillin you have for him? If so, do you have any injectable antibiotics ...
GOAT ON ITS KNEES2/14/2012
  Q: I DO HOPE YOU MAY HAVE SOME SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO TREAT MY ONLY GOAT I HAVE , SHE SEEMS TO BE LAZY ...
  A: I use small garden straight shears that work well - not sure what you have available. As to the ...
respitory problem in pregnant goat2/13/2012
  Q: Our Nubian was close to kidding within hours to a day and she started breathing heavy last evening ...
  A: What type of feed regimen did you have her on? Had she been eating and drinking well? Was she ...
Baby Goats Die Suddenly2/13/2012
  Q: Recently we've had 13 baby goats born. One doe had twins about six days ago. The day after they were ...
  A: Sounds like enterotoxemia to me. Any diarrhea? What color was their poop? Had the mom been ...
disbudding2/12/2012
  Q: I have a 4 week old kid that I cannot decide if he is naturally polled or not. His mother is a ...
  A: Sometimes it is difficult to tell early on. With no hair swirl though that usually indicates he is ...
Re: Vitamin c & Rose hips2/12/2012
  Q: Migis not eating again so i'm giving him ammoxicillin w/his IMMUNE ENHANCERS and i ran out of his ...
  A: Sorry to hear Migi is not feeling well. The D1-alpha is just a synthetic vitamin D - no worries ...
12- hour baby kid2/11/2012
  Q: mama lost 1 kid and tha second one was ok to begin with. well it stated pouring rain so we brought ...
  A: The kid could either have a pneumonia or have an infection from the mom. Is the mom doing well - ...
Pregnant Doe Can not stand2/11/2012
  Q: '11. She came with some that were pregnant- but she had no bred date. Well, around new year- started ...
  A: What feed regimen do you have her on - is she on alfalfa? If she has multiple kids, which it sounds ...
re sick goat-s2/10/2012
  Q: just thought i'd fill you in on the goats that had a cough,3 days ago.I adminestered the tetracyclin ...
  A: I would suggest continuing on penicillin regular at twice a day for several days for Crystal. I ...
Can I take them back outside?2/10/2012
  Q: We took the babies off and have been bottle feeding them... one was showing signs of pneumonia so we ...
  A: We generally keep our newborn kid goats in the house, in a pen or in dog carrier, for up to 2 weeks ...
sick boer doe2/9/2012
  Q: after giving birth she had 4 kids on the next day she doesnt want to get up and wont eat what should ...
  A: What is her temp? Anything over 102.5 would indicate she has an infection, possibly a uterine ...
Five week old boar with hair loss2/7/2012
  Q: She has lost most of the hair on her front shoulders and one spot on the rear left hip? I think it ...
  A: Sounds more like selenium deficiency. Did the mom have her selenium supplement before kidding? I ...
24 hour old kid won't stand up2/7/2012
  Q: We had our first doe deliver 2 kids last night. The birth was easy but the kids weren't standing up ...
  A: It sounds like either the kids got an infection from the doe or they have selenium deficiency. Is ...
mayby sick goats2/7/2012
  Q: mayby i'm peranoid,but this morning as i fed my goats,the three that was with the one i lost,two of ...
  A: I usually advise not starting directly with penicillin for just a cough or even a runny nose. I ...
re: 2/6 rejected kid2/7/2012
  Q: I have had success, under similar circumstances, with rubbing some of the does milk on the head of ...
  A: but I consider that once a doe has rejected the kid, that kid even if allowed to nurse again will ...
answer to your questions2/7/2012
  Q: They are pooping and urinating fine. They have not had alfalfa for about a week. They were getting a ...
  A: Hay pellets are not the best for goats - they can be used as a partial diet but a good grass hay is ...
miscarriage2/7/2012
  Q: My mini-nubian goat miscarried today. One baby, about 5 weeks premature came out. The afterbirth ...
  A: These shaped items are likely cotyledons - this is where the fetal side of the placenta attaches to ...
kid rejected by mom and pack2/6/2012
  Q: A first-timer doe had twins and nursed them both for a day. Then our Great Pyrennes got in the pen ...
  A: For his own safety sake and health I would advise that you take him in the house and raise him via ...
Angora Goat - Stiff2/6/2012
  Q: Morning -- we have a 3 month old angora goat. Her back legs have become very stiff and her one hock ...
  A: What feed regimen do you have her on? A high protein diet could cause laminitis/founder. Could she ...
miniature pygmy goats2/5/2012
  Q: Can feeding alfalfa to goats cause dry flaky skin? I recently purchased two goats and I have never ...
  A: Alfalfa does not cause dry skin. But, alfalfa can cause urinary calculi in wethers (castrated male ...
sick goat2/5/2012
  Q: Just an update,she did die a couple hours ago which was a relieve.All is not lost though,because i ...
  A: I am sorry for the loss. We always learn from things that happen-that's the good thing-but the loss ...
how much to feed2/5/2012
  Q: i was wanting to know how much do you feed a week old baby pygmy goats thanks amber
  A: Have they had their colostrum on day one and two? Feedings after day two should be every 4 hours at ...
sick 3 day old goat2/5/2012
  Q: My doe had 3 kids on Feb 1st they were all nursing on colostrum and doing o.k. until this a.m. ...
  A: It most likely is pneumonia - would start on injectable antibiotics, such as penicillin as soon as ...
sick goat2/5/2012
  Q: You problely were thinking the same as i was,introtoximea,with the poop that is.It is normal,and i ...
  A: Yes, you are correct I was thinking if the poop were not normal then it could be enterotoxemia. But ...
my Goat2/4/2012
  Q: A few days ago I noticed one of my goats having A hard getting up and down, today I noticed he had ...
  A: Is the poop fairly dry looking? Was there a lot of poop or just a few pellets? Is he drinking ...
sick goat2/4/2012
  Q: I have a 10 month old sannan doe,who yesterday become ill.She is shiverey,a bit weak,unsteady on her ...
  A: Sounds like pneumonia. Have you taken a temperature? Regular aqueous penicillin given twice a day ...
no milk2/4/2012
  Q: have a first time nanny with twins and her sack never filled she has no milk and no mastitis. we ...
  A: Was the second kid stillborn or when did it die? Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? What ...
doe drying up2/4/2012
  Q: i have a doe that kidded 3 weeks ago. she is in good shape and getting plenty of feed and legume and ...
  A: How much grain is she getting? What is the protein amount in the grain? Is she the low goat in the ...
re: old pygmy goat- hair and weight loss2/4/2012
  Q: It won't let me reply to my other post, but I wanted to follow up with you. Our feed store that we ...
  A: Re the selenium, the 200 mcg tablets are the general tablets they come in - so you are correct it is ...
Diet1/31/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, we have conversed in the past and most recently about Alfalfa Chaffhaye. You got me ...
  A: Either of the hays would work nutritionally for the wethers - if the orchard/alfalfa mix is no more ...
old pygmy goat- hair and weight loss1/31/2012
  Q: I have three pygmy goats, one of whom will be 12 years old the end of March. She has lost quite a ...
  A: The hair loss is most likely a selenium deficiency, even if she has loose salt or a brick that has ...
sweet potatoes for goats1/30/2012
  Q: was just wondering if sweet potatoes are alright for goats
  A: Checking out different sites it sounds like sweet potatoes and yams are okay for goats but ...
breeding1/30/2012
  Q: ! I have 3 beautiful Boer nannies and one very tall milk nannie. I borrowed a Boer billie to breed ...
  A: Have you seen her come into standing heat yet at all? This just sounds like she is not in a full ...
goat in labour1/30/2012
  Q: my goat had white discharge about 3 days ago,now she has red discharge and is very uncomfortable ...
  A: Is it a bloody discharge or does it have pink or purple or gray coloration? Is she eating and ...
Weaning 2 month old buck and doe1/30/2012
  Q: We have removed our two dairy goat kids, a buck and a doe from their mother to save her teats and ...
  A: You are lucky that either of them has taken to the bottle, generally over a few weeks of age they ...
Re: Migi1/30/2012
  Q: I have a problem Migi ate a regular size drinking plastic straw will this harm him? By the time my ...
  A: a small part where things can get caught there. If it was chewed up well by Migi then it would get ...
pregnancy issue1/29/2012
  Q: One of my does is two months into her first pregnancy. Earlier today, my husband and I returned the ...
  A: Most likely the smell of the buck caused the wether to become aggressive. The issue as to whether ...
Re: Halter1/19/2012
  Q: I just wanted to THANK U so much for sending me the HALTERS i haven't gotten the chance to put it on ...
  A: I think you'll find that one of them should work well for you. It may take a few times before you ...
Show Goat (wether)1/16/2012
  Q: Our goat has had issues getting up and moving in the mornings. Has lost 5 pounds in a week do to ...
  A: What is his temperature - measurement please. What feed regimen have you had him on? How old is ...
Lump in throat1/16/2012
  Q: We have a new female Alpine- will be two years old in April. She has a lump "inside" under the skin ...
  A: Does she have a fever? nythhing over 102.5 would indicate this was an abscess and antibiotics would ...
My goat's leg is hurt1/15/2012
  Q: My goat can't put weight on her front left leg. There is a hard lump on the back of the knee. The ...
  A: How old is the goat? Is there swelling anywhere along the leg? Does any part of the leg including ...
possible signs of a problem prequency1/15/2012
  Q: Yesterday my goat had the stringy mucus discharge that I thought to be the start of labor. She has ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? Has her abdomen dropped so that she looks thin? Any pushing ...
C&D Antitoxin and drenching1/15/2012
  Q: Ok... I have gotten either some really bad advice or I'm over researching. I have a kid who is just ...
  A: First off, are you sure it is enterotoxemia you are dealing with? How long has he been on the ...
sick billy goat1/12/2012
  Q: I want to know what might be wrong with my billy goat? He tries to eat, but he bunches the food in ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Does he have any foam around his mouth? Any poisonous plants he ...
baby goats die of unknown causes1/10/2012
  Q: I bought two beautiful pygmy/nigerian cross baby goats recently. They were 4 months of age, ...
  A: What was the length of time between their illnesses and you bringing them home? How far did you ...
goat dewormer1/9/2012
  Q: one more thing has come up since i wrote you this morning.Is ivomec (drench for sheep)able to kill ...
  A: First off I do not advise using any drench on goats - goats have a very fast metabolism and as such ...
Diet and Goat Coats1/9/2012
  Q: Hey Donna, have a couple of issues I'd like your input on. First: Two goats, both wethers 3 and 5 ...
  A: I am in hopes that the Chaff hay is not an alfalfa blend (would not have the correct calcium to ...
COCIDIA IN MY GOATS1/9/2012
  Q: I recently had a fecal exame done on my goats and found small amounts of cocsidia present,to my ...
  A: Unfortunately coccida is present in most all areas and most all goats have a small amount of ...
sick goat1/7/2012
  Q: I have a sick female goat, about 9 months old, has a temp of 105.3, seems swollen in mid section, ...
  A: Sorry for not getting back sooner I was away from my computer - if at any time you need emergent ...
Young Adult Goat Losing Teeth1/5/2012
  Q: I have a 4 year old Nubian goat that is otherwise healthy. She gets her routine vaccinations and ...
  A: So she has no front teeth at all? Are the molars okay? I'm assuming she is getting thin and/or she ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat1/5/2012
  Q: I'm afraid my year old wether is suffering from urinary calculi. He's not eating. He would rather be ...
  A: What type of feed regimen has he been on? Is his stomach tense or soft? Are both sides full? Is ...
Buck has bloody semen?1/4/2012
  Q: I have a one year old buck that I have not used for breeding until now and have put him in with 3 ...
  A: You are sure the blood is from the buck and not from the doe? Is the doe a first timer? Do you see ...
Two-week old kid cant walk after injury1/2/2012
  Q: Happy new year. Thank you for taking our question. We have a two week old kid that was injured by ...
  A: I take it you saw the injury occur? It is possible if she stepped on his back the nerves which ...
goat with white vaginal discharge1/1/2012
  Q: My goat is pregnant and supposed to be due on January 31 is what the lady I bought her from told me. ...
  A: Anywhere from a few days to 4 weeks prior to kidding pregnant goats will pass their mucous plug - as ...
Re: Xmas jingle goats12/30/2011
  Q: MERRY XMAS and a very HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR so sorry so late Migi is doing fine i bought him a ...
  A: You are welcome always for any help I can give you. Thanks much for thinking of me and the video. ...
3 day old pygmy with diarrhea bad12/29/2011
  Q: I have spoken to cheryl in the past about my two babies but wanted to let her know they are doing ...
  A: No baking soda for kid goats. What color diarrhea is it? Green is coccidiosis, white is E. coli, ...
My Goat Doesn't Want Anything With Me Or My Family12/28/2011
  Q:
  A: How old is the goat? Is it male or a wethers or a female? Is the goat eating and drinking okay? ...
folow up -re lame pet goat12/28/2011
  Q: you are very kind. the asprin seems to have helped as she is getting up for her bucket again,still ...
  A: Re the grain - if you cut back on the high protein amount grain she should be find - something like ...
Goats sick and dying! Help!12/28/2011
  Q: I have been having so much trouble with my goats this month and am desperate to find a ...
  A: So sorry to hear of all the challenges. Need to ask some questions of you first: Did you ever take ...
slobbering buck12/26/2011
  Q: I have a new buck. Born in the spring of 2011. Yesterday I put him in a pen with two of neighbors ...
  A: Sounds like a poison ingestion - anything he could have gotten into there or before you put him in ...
Red bloody discharge12/26/2011
  Q: My sable doe had two kids (first time Mum) on Dec 2nd. We helped the large buck out but only to pull ...
  A: Lochia/dischrage after kidding can go on for 6 to 8 weeks after kidding - but with that said ...
baby goat born with no hip bone12/26/2011
  Q: I have oberhasli dairy goats and this is my first time getting to deal with them. Well when my four ...
  A: LA-200 or oxytetracycline can certainly cause skeletal deformities/slow growth of fetal bones - but ...
4 year old Pygmy goat12/25/2011
  Q: My Pygmy goat is sick. Noticed yesterday morning he appeared to have diahrea. Some was sticking to ...
  A: Any foam around the mouth? What color is the diarrhea? What is his temperature? What color are his ...
selenium/vit D12/25/2011
  Q: We gave a selenium shot last night but no change so gave her some vit D tonight. Did we give the it ...
  A: What are you giving the selenium injection for? How old is the goat? What are the symptoms? Need to ...
follow up re lame pet goat12/24/2011
  Q: im asking the vets about things like laminitis and their telling me no. it is cold here it was ...
  A: If she were my goat I would suspect at least pneumonia and treat with penicillin - here we can get ...
baby goat12/23/2011
  Q: My 6 week old healthy baby suddenly became lethargic and sore on the back end. I suspected that she ...
  A: Sounds like it is joint ill - infection from bacteria going up into the navel - did you dip the ...
lame pet goat12/22/2011
  Q: i rescued her in 2005 she was fully grown but didn't know her age.ive had a different holistic vet ...
  A: Re the laminitis, a goat can have that and be thin - that is usually when it occurs as the goat is ...
Bleeding after birth12/22/2011
  Q: We adopted a Nubian female from a local shelter back in August and to our surprise on Thanksgiving ...
  A: Is there a huge amount of the discharge/blood? What color is the blood? Bright red could indicate ...
myotonics vs. boers12/22/2011
  Q: I have boers and am selling out because they are too hard to keep from getting sick from the worms. ...
  A: The only goat breed I know of that is a bit more hardier (and it depends on the lineage) are the ...
lame pet goat12/20/2011
  Q: she became lame around 2 months ago and my local vets treated her with foot rot and my local vets ...
  A: If goats are on antibiotics they must also have probiotics such as yogurt or livestock or human ...
Mucus out of nose + bloat12/18/2011
  Q: this morning one of my goats was up and about, had mucus around her nose, pooped perfect berries ...
  A: Firstly, no soda when they have bloat that tends to increase the amount of gas in their rumen. ...
Urgent question12/17/2011
  Q: I have a Pygmy goat that just gave birth to 3 goats. She has a large bag still hanging out of her. ...
  A: Give me a call 360-742-8310 - it is possible she has a fourth one in there - but this may just be a ...
baby goat12/14/2011
  Q: My son found an abandoned baby goat under a palmetto bush when visiting a friend in Indiantown, Fl. ...
  A: Is he pooping well on the cow's milk? Generally we advise a mixture of either cow's milk and canned ...
Nigerian Goat Pregnancy12/14/2011
  Q: I have a Nigerian Goat that is bred. I do not know when she was bred. Is there any way to tell how ...
  A: Sonograms/ultrasounds really do not help you except for possibly telling you how many kids the doe ...
Floppy Kid?12/14/2011
  Q: Yesterday, one of our Boer does gave birth to one goat, a girl. We missed the birth, but mom and ...
  A: With the temperature that cold it could easily be pneumonia - it could also be floppy kid syndrome ...
sick pygmy goat12/13/2011
  Q: I talked to you on the phone a few weeks ago when I had a pygmy doe that was having trouble eating. ...
  A: Sounds like the teeth certainly were the original issue. I would assume that will all the stress ...
4 day old boer kid / ? joint ill12/13/2011
  Q: This kid was the first born of triplets I had to pull. The second was dead and looked to be for some ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate a fever/infection. Standing in a humped ...
Nice Goat To Mean Goat12/13/2011
  Q: I have 2 pigmy goats that I have had for about a year. Ones a boy and the other a girl. I bought ...
  A: It is possible they are going through their "teenage" time in goats - that is they are both trying ...
My nubian goat has a swollen front leg12/11/2011
  Q: I notice last friday. I went to feed her in the moring an it was swollen. Ii went to see if it was ...
  A: Where exactly is it swollen? All the leg, or the knee, or? Does she have a fever (anything over ...
goat near labor?12/10/2011
  Q: I have a Nubian/Boer doe that is pregnant. A week ago she had very bloody discharge that turned pink ...
  A: All the symptoms sound like she is fairly close to kidding. The bloody discharge is not normal but ...
pygmy doe with vaginal prolapse12/9/2011
  Q: I have an older doe which I have not had long, only had the herd a couple months. Was told she was ...
  A: Yes she can go into labor, especially with the stress she has been under, without bagging up. How ...
angora pigmy, bloating12/8/2011
  Q: i have a angora pygmy goat. she is like8months old lately she has been bloating after she eats i ...
  A: What feed do you have her on? What hay do you have her on? Have you tried mineral oil - this is ...
Doe in labor12/8/2011
  Q: I have a 6yr old FB boer doe that has been stringing clear mucous over the last 3 to 4 weeks. This ...
  A: Are her ligaments gone? What is her temperature? The brownish red would be indicative of a uterine ...
Re: Update on Migi12/7/2011
  Q: Update on Migi: Well i don't know what to make of Migis condition i mean he eats however i notice he ...
  A: You know, I only feed my older goats once a day with some snacks in the evening when I am home from ...
my poor goat12/6/2011
  Q: i have a goat who i am unsure of her age but im pretty sure she is in her senior years.she seems to ...
  A: Any swelling in the carpal/knee area? No warmth to the carpal/knee joint? It is certainly possible ...
goat placenta previa12/6/2011
  Q: We have a Boer herd and have for six years, and we have a doe that is due to kid in five days. For ...
  A: Has she been pushing at all? Are her pelvic ligaments gone totally? Is the "string" clear or pinkish ...
Big ol' abscess12/5/2011
  Q: I hope you are well and ready for the Holidays! =) I have 4 Nubian/Boer does that I just got back ...
  A: When the other person drained the other abscess was there any fluid or cottage cheesy substance? ...
sick goat12/5/2011
  Q: I have a sick yearling buck. I found him 3 days ago laying on his side and unable to get up. He was ...
  A: He most likely currently has poliomyeoencephalacia which is a secondary disease to other illnesses ...
Dairy Goat Shoulder Problem12/4/2011
  Q: I just noticed that my registered Toggenburg has a severe separation in her shoulder blades. I can ...
  A: Does she wing out when she walks, that is do the shoulder spread out when she walks? How old is she? ...
goat12/3/2011
  Q: my goat came up with her mouth swollen up bad.she ben in woods eating with the rest of my goats.she ...
  A: Sounds like she has an abscess/infection somewhere near her head - penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds ...
Behavior12/2/2011
  Q: 3 female goats, 3yr, 1 Boer,2 Nubian. Bottle fed & hand raised. Never been bred. When I (F) am with ...
  A: I would think it would be that they smell he is male and as such they do not want him around and/or ...
Re: Migi12/1/2011
  Q: I'm afraid he probably has PNEUMONIA again 2nd straight day hes hasn't been eating i always think ...
  A: Is he bloated at all? Is he peeing and pooping okay? If you have a chance you might get some ...
Re: Migi not eating again12/1/2011
  Q: Its me again Migi haven't eaten his snack foods all day today but he eats his hay and mango leaves ...
  A: Could be just a little cold - if you want to start him on some oral antibiotics that should work. ...
Sick pygmy goat11/30/2011
  Q: I have a pygmy that is around 1 1/2 years old. She lives in our back yard fenced in. She's lived ...
  A: Any poisonous items she could have gotten into? Any neighbors throwing things over the fence? What ...
seizure in goat11/27/2011
  Q: My Alpine 8 month old female showed stiffness in back legs. Separated her from other pen-mate so ...
  A: What is her temperature-anything over 102.5 indicates an infection although pneumonia could have ...
Runny nose11/23/2011
  Q: my male goat has a runny nose and he is not eating anything. i have checked him he has no fever the ...
  A: What exactly is his temperature measurement? Anything over 102.5 F indicates a fever. He may have ...
pacing/screaming/ pregnant doe11/22/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant doe she is due in about a month, she has been screaming, running circles, until ...
  A: What is her temperature? Are her pelvic ligaments still there? Anything poisonus she could have ...
erection problem in herd buck11/18/2011
  Q: i have a question about a problem never seen on this dairy goat operation of over twenty years. our ...
  A: No injuries from the other buck that you know of? Has he been peeing well? Is he otherwise healthy, ...
Boer Goat Feeding.11/18/2011
  Q: I have five boer goats, two of which are doelings under a year old, two that are pregnant and in ...
  A: Is the Sweetlix 16:8 just the mineral you are referring to? What other grain products are they ...
rumen magnets11/16/2011
  Q: Do you know where to get a rumen magnet for a goat since the cow ones are too big.
  A: First question is why do you want to use a rumen magnet?? Are the goats in an area with old metal ...
Skinny Goats11/15/2011
  Q: You have helped me numerous times. Lastly, a few weeks ago- I called regarding a goat that was ...
  A: May all need a second dosing of the selenium/E/D 10 days after first dosing. Would suspect that the ...
Baby Buckling11/14/2011
  Q: ..One of my baby bucklings injured his right front knee. It is very swollen and is having trouble ...
  A: I generally advise not wrapping them as sometimes this does not allow them to work on using the ...
Hutch Aversion11/13/2011
  Q: Good morning Donna, my two boy's and I are at a cross roads regarding the use of their night ...
  A: Some questions for you. How old are the goats? Do they have a good lumbar score? Have they gotten ...
Scurs on buck11/11/2011
  Q: I am considering trading one of my bucklings for a three year old buck. I have two concerns with the ...
  A: Scurs are generally not an issue unless they are growing into the head of the goat - are these ...
cow and goat11/8/2011
  Q: I now have new access to a 10 acre pasture that is overgrown and under used. It has fences for ...
  A: Has the goat been with the cow already or is this new for the goat? Generally if a goat has a ...
hookworm11/7/2011
  Q: I lost a few goats early this summer due to worm infestation,cocci,barberpole,is what i was told it ...
  A: At the time of the deaths what worm eggs did the vet find in the stool samples. If it was diarrhea, ...
Re: Lump on neck11/6/2011
  Q: I'm concern about the lump on Migis neck his lump was going down however its seems that the lump is ...
  A: As long as the area is not hot to touch or tender for him when you touch it I would think it is ...
Assist with delivery11/5/2011
  Q: Have a pygmy that is trying to deliver...the baby is head first...we have tried everything and ...
  A: Call me too 360-742-8310 If possible push baby's head back in gently and find one leg and pull out ...
record keeping11/5/2011
  Q: Do you have any preference on programs for record keeping. I am very new to goat raising.
  A: I do not use computer record programs. I have some record forms I have developed myself and keep ...
possible sore mouth11/2/2011
  Q: I have a doe that has developed some weird spots on her nose and udder. There are no spots on her ...
  A: The spots on her udder are the same or are they at all scabby looking? Has she gotten new hay to ...
weak front and back legs10/31/2011
  Q: I am very new to goat raising. I had my first set of twins from an older nannie and the female has ...
  A: This is probably selenium deficiency. I would start the kid goat on one 200 mcg tablet of human ...
CAE?10/31/2011
  Q: About 3 months ago, I bought a baby boer/kiko buck. I think he was about 3 months old at the time. ...
  A: What is his temperature measurement? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever/infection. Is he up to ...
Runny stool10/31/2011
  Q: I have a two year old 1/2 pigmy 1/2 fainting goat that is 30 pounds. She is a inside Pet goat. She ...
  A: Sorry for the delay, I was traveling. What is her temperature - measurement please. What color ...
Boer Goats - birthing issues10/31/2011
  Q: I have a boer goat who gave birth on 10-28-2011 to 3 kids. She did not seem to have a problem with ...
  A: It sounds like either a pneumonia or an intrauterine infection. I would start her on penicillin at ...
Re: Migis Update10/28/2011
  Q: Update- migi is doing fine eating and peeing & pooping however his poop is starting to get back to ...
  A: Sounds like he is doing great - you are welcome to give him another Zimectrin treatment in a week or ...
Re: Migi's Update10/27/2011
  Q: Update- Today Migi was active eating well and eating his hay however i didn't see him poop i had to ...
  A: So glad he is running and jumping around and you are correct if he was not feeling better he ...
Re:10/26/2011
  Q: Update: Migis poop is still green and soft some clumped and some like a string of beads when i look ...
  A: You could hold off on the probios and vitamin B complex as long as he is eating. Re coccidiosis, ...
young pygmy goat can't be still10/26/2011
  Q: I have five six month old pygmy females I noticed yesterday as they came up late in day for their ...
  A: Is she up to date on her CDT toxoid vaccination? Have you checked the grain to see if it is moldy? ...
Re: Green soft clumped poop10/25/2011
  Q: Again thank u very much for all your help Update: Migi is starting to eat his snack foods + his hay ...
  A: He could be getting rid of the worms or if he is eating leaves that can make the color green and the ...
subclinical mastitis10/25/2011
  Q: I sold my alpine kids a month or 2 ago and have been milking their mothers since--1 four year old ...
  A: Are the udders warm to touch at all? Does off of feed? Are they running a fever (over 102.5)? No ...
goat injury10/20/2011
  Q: I have a aprox 80lb pet La Mancha goat, she was attacked by dogs 2 nights ago. Her back leg was ...
  A: The wounds need to heal from inside out - I advise washing the injured areas twice daily with a ...
Engorged Utters10/20/2011
  Q: This may be a long question but I want to make sure I have listed all the facts needed. I have 6 ...
  A: Are they then all from the same line? How old are the ones who are acting this way? The engorged ...
Re: lump on Migis neck10/20/2011
  Q: I just took notice Migis has a big lump on Migis neck i'm not sure if this was the injection site ...
  A: If this is close to where you injected the LA200 then it sounds like he has an abscess there - the ...
goats and potato skins10/20/2011
  Q: My husband fed some potatoe skins and other and carrot peels to our goats un beknownst to me...this ...
  A: Any foam around their mouth when you found them? How old were they? Anything else in their pasture ...
Re: Migi10/19/2011
  Q: U know maybe he did pick something off the ground that was not good but to be honest i really don't ...
  A: Goats unfortunately are very curious and generally they pick up things and then drop them when they ...
Re: Migi Update10/19/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, This morning Migi peed and pooped his pooped for the most part is normal pebbly poop some ...
  A: The jelly-like substance is from the mineral oil. His urine is probably dark because he is not ...
Re: Migis Condition10/19/2011
  Q: Anyway update on Migi after i got home from the doctors i gave Migi his 3rd 1/4 cup MINERAL OIL & ...
  A: Hoping you are feeling better. Re the pooping, it is possible he is constipated or obstipated and ...
goat bitten by dogs10/19/2011
  Q: neck,backbones and there are holes in his ears and face . I have already given it a tetanus ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. Would start the goat on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day ...
Re: Migis not chewing cud10/18/2011
  Q: U know i just took notice that Migis not chewing his cud sometimes i see him moving his mouth but ...
  A: I would give him another dose - 1/2 cup of the milk of magnesia. Do you have any B vitamins or ...
Re: Migi10/17/2011
  Q: 102.4 still coughing maybe its b/c i gave him the aspirin do i still give him aspirin maybe tonight? ...
  A: Drinking water is a good sign. Helps to flush his system out. With the LA200 it usually takes 24 ...
Re: Migis Condition10/17/2011
  Q: Just updating Migis condition today he seems worst he started coughing and still not eating his ...
  A: Sounds like it is a digestive upset. Would give him another dose of the milk of magnesia - you can ...
Re: Update on Migi10/17/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, Sorry its 11:30 p.m. i know its late and ur probably sleeping right now however i ...
  A: With the subcutaneous injection you tent - that is pullup the skin in between the withers (usually ...
Re: Update10/17/2011
  Q: I just gave Migi 1/2 of 325mg of aspirin even though i didn't take his temp the reason is b/c hes ...
  A: Aspirin is a good idea as if he has a fever that is one thing that makes him not hungry. And he has ...
Pgymy Goat Bloated All The Time10/16/2011
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that was born June 3, 2011. I got him when he was 4 days old and bottle fed him ...
  A: Is he up to date on his CDT vaccinations? CD is for type C and D Clostridium bacteria that can ...
Re: Migi not eating10/16/2011
  Q: Last night i took Migi out to do his business just before putting him to bed and i fed him he was ...
  A: Has he been on his immune supplements? It is possible he has a pneumonia again. He could just have ...
Goat questions10/14/2011
  Q: I have several goats mostly girls. First question I have an old goat that is I think 15 she has in ...
  A: Re the first doe with the hair loss, that is most likely due to selenium deficiency - I use the ...
lactation & drying off10/12/2011
  Q: I have a three year old Nubian who is a two time freshener. Last year after freshening in mid-June ...
  A: What protein percentage is in her new grain? Is she drinking water well? Peeing and pooping well? ...
coughing and runny nose10/10/2011
  Q: MY MALE GOAT KID IS 7 MONTHS OLD AND DUE TO SOME CLIMATIC CHANGES HE IS SNEEZING AND COUGHING FOR A ...
  A: Does he have a runny nose? If he does have a runny nose is it clear or does it have a color to it? ...
weak wetherling10/10/2011
  Q: We rescued a little buckling 5 months ago, he was bottle raised and has done really well until now. ...
  A: I would put him in his own area for a while - he needs to be able to eat and drink on his own time. ...
Boer Doe, swollen face and eyes10/9/2011
  Q: We have 7 Boer goats and they all are quite healthy. Today I noticed that one of our Doe's, Sara, ...
  A: Would take her temperature - anything over 102.5 is definitely an infection. What color are her ...
boer doe coat10/8/2011
  Q: You may recall i was in touch previously regarding my 2 yo boer doe with ongoing diarrhea and ...
  A: Hope you also are feeling better. Re her hair coat I would assume it is selenium deficiency and ...
pygmy goat10/4/2011
  Q: I have a 2.5 mnth old pygmy goat, he has injured his leg and there is a bit of swelling from his ...
  A: Is he running a fever at all? (anything over 102.5). The temperature is just to be sure there is not ...
goat10/3/2011
  Q: I am giving old goat a aspirin a day for her arthritis is this ok, could I give her two a day it is ...
  A: Dose for human aspirin is one 325 mg tablet per 100 pound animal every 4 to 6 hours. You can also ...
coccidiosis10/3/2011
  Q: one of my 10 week old kids has dark soft to runny diarrhea thinking coccidiosis how to treat
  A: Any blood or mucous in it? If green in color it is most likely coccidiosis, if brown it is either ...
What age for breeding.10/3/2011
  Q: I have a 7 month old newbian/Oberhausen doe that i would like to breed, October 15, 2011 for the ...
  A: I advise not breeding any dairy doe until she is at least one to one and a half years of age and/or ...
Breeding Question10/2/2011
  Q: Just want some advice on getting the Does into their cycle. They are not close to the buck yet, he ...
  A: What breed of goats do you have? I generally wait for the doe to come into a standing heat so that ...
Goats9/30/2011
  Q: Can goats eat kale? Also, is there a complete list somewhere that lists all the foods goats can't ...
  A: Kale is fine - you cannot though feed a lot of it as it is like cabbage and can cause bloat, ...
gap between hoof9/28/2011
  Q: my 7 months old goat kid is limping for quite a few days now. i checked his legs for any hoof decay ...
  A: What diet is he on? Limping all legs? Any swelling? Any tenderness to touch of the hooves or legs? ...
PLEASE HELP MY BABY9/26/2011
  Q: MY GOAT IS REALLY BLOATED ITS MOSTLY HIS LEFT SIDE. HE WON'T EAT BUT HE DOES DRINK A LOT OF WATER HE ...
  A: Hoping your little one is still with us - you are always welcome to call me at anytime for help - ...
Re: Migi9/25/2011
  Q: Just wanted to know Migis is getting into alot to MISCHIEFS there was an empty small cheetos empty ...
  A: This will probably get dissolved and broken up and kicked out his intestine - may or may not see any ...
Re: Drinking Water9/21/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, I'm the one that called u however disregard the ph call i just wanted to know if i could ...
  A: Our goats hate the apple cider vinegar - it is fine for goats and some folks swear by it - I do not ...
goat at marking tape9/20/2011
  Q: My goat Nubian Wether about 1 1/2 years old ate the marking tape from around a tree. It was about ...
  A: I take it this is the pastic marking tape? Vomiting at this point will likely cause more harm than ...
bloat9/20/2011
  Q: I am worried about a little Nigerian Wether I have. He is 12 weeks old and we have had him on our ...
  A: Firstly goat polio - is always a secondary disease so something else was going on there that could ...
Whether9/19/2011
  Q: I have a Nubian that is about a year and a half and when he was 11 weeks I had him whether. But. He ...
  A: Sorry to hear this - descended testicles are difficult to deal with a surgery is a last resort as it ...
Goat badly mauled by dogs9/18/2011
  Q: One of my 5 month old bucklings was badly mauled by dogs yesterday. The dogs killed 2 young goats ...
  A: You are correct about the goat still being in shock. It is possible he will recover but it will ...
Re: How often to feed Migi9/18/2011
  Q: How are u i hope ur fine! Hey i wanted to ask u how often do goats eat and how often can i feed Migi ...
  A: I usually feed only twice a day - you can figure out about how much hay and possible grain a goat ...
Thin goat9/17/2011
  Q: Thought I could go more than 2 months without bugging you. Oh well, nice thought! I have a 6 month ...
  A: Sounds like selenium deficiency to me - although the coccidia could have indeed damaged her ...
How to cure bloat?9/16/2011
  Q: a few weeks ago I got a goat, about 5 months old. I went away for a night, and left someone in ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Have you taken her temperature? Sounds like bloat but at 5 months old ...
Wether9/15/2011
  Q: I have a pair fainting goats just over seven month old. The male was wethered at 8weeks of age. He ...
  A: Castrating at a late age sometimes allows the testosterone to build up already and so he keeps a ...
Littlel Red9/14/2011
  Q: Donna I have a 3 month old pygmy buckling that has a swollen belly (feel like a nerf ball, sometimes ...
  A: Is he up to date on his CDT vaccination? Pale eyelids/lower inner eyelids - white to light pink - ...
pygmy goat9/13/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old buck who is starting to get curious around two other does, which is fine. I ...
  A: What type of feed do you have him on? Is he running a fever (anything over 102.5)? When he urinated ...
Goat milk sediment9/13/2011
  Q: My Nubian goat off and on thru the season has been depositing a yellow sediment that is fine like ...
  A: These sound like calcium crystals - what type of feed regimen do you have the doe on? Sometimes a ...
hermaphrodite with testicle.9/12/2011
  Q: We purchased a little (what we thought was a doeling) hermaphrodite and in the past month she has ...
  A: So there is just one mass inside, not two masses like testicles? Is she exhibiting any "bucky" ...
Possible snake bite9/10/2011
  Q: I have a Saanan/LaMancha doe (black) that I suspect has been bitten by a snake the day before last. ...
  A: Is the eating and drinking okay? Does she still afvor it this morning. For snake bites advice is ...
tetanus antitoxin9/9/2011
  Q: We have a 5 month old goat that injured his foot. He cut it from the hoof up into his leg 1/2 inch ...
  A: I generally give a CDT toxoid booster (1cc) anytime they have an open injury even if they received a ...
does not coming into heat9/7/2011
  Q: I have 2 ND does, one 4 years old the other 2 years who I have not seen coming into heat. They each ...
  A: It is possible that all are selenium deficient. I generally give my does about 4 weeks prior to ...
runny nose/cough/sneezing9/5/2011
  Q: I have just purchased my first 2 goats ever, a moma and her baby. The baby has a really bad ...
  A: Is the baby still nursing on mom? Have you taken a temperature on the baby yet? If the baby is not ...
Goat kidding9/5/2011
  Q: I have a first time pygmy nanny that kidded last night on 9/3/11 and it was quite a deal getting the ...
  A: Did the doe pass her placental tissues? Is the doe eating and drinking okay? Would start the doe on ...
15 pound anemic goat9/5/2011
  Q: I have a 15 pound nigerian doe. I believe she is anemic.What would be the proper geritol dose to ...
  A: One half teaspoon twice a day for 7 days. Do you know the cause of the anemia? Are the inner lower ...
abortion complication???9/3/2011
  Q: My 6.5 yr old Saanen doe gave birth on Aug.8 2011 to one kid. The other was not developed? It came ...
  A: Did she pass the placenta after the birth? Would like to know her temperature measurement. Anything ...
herd time peeing9/3/2011
  Q: i have a Boer doe she 3 years old and is having a hard time peeing no mucus or anything just she ...
  A: Would assume it is a urinary tract infection - you can start her on penicillin injectable at 3 ...
Goat with a Splintered Horn?9/3/2011
  Q: We began raising goats in 2009, and so far nothing like this has happened... One of our bucks has ...
  A: Not much you can do. It could be a lack of protein and/or selenium that can cause the horn to ...
goats bagels and bread9/2/2011
  Q: can goats eat bread and if so what kind
  A: Goats can have bread, but not a lot and best to stay away from uncooked rolls/buns and sour dough ...
Indigestion?9/2/2011
  Q: My goat Smores is about 3 years old and prob about 130 lbs. My kids went out to feed the animals ...
  A: If she is not bloated and no foam at her mouth I would suspect pneumonia. Would take a temperature ...
Goat coughing9/2/2011
  Q: One of my goat is coughing since April when i got it. Especially after eating.It is dry. It is not ...
  A: Any nasal discharge? Does it sound like a deep cough or just a clearing the throat type cough? It is ...
Goat Allergy9/2/2011
  Q: My goat has had a rush for the last year or so, we have taken her to the vet several times, treat ...
  A: Are there pustules with oozing from them or is it a dry rash with just red spots perhaps scaly ...
Leg Injury9/1/2011
  Q: I have a 8 month old Doe that got her leg stuck in a door. My husband found her, and when I got to ...
  A: Sprains and strains can create a large amount of swelling and pain. If there is no wiggling of the ...
goat smells8/31/2011
  Q: i have a feral goat problem the terrain is heavily timbered so mustering and shooting is very ...
  A: The only attractable smell to a goat is the hormones of the opposite sex during breeding season. ...
diarrhea in adult boer goat8/31/2011
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 year old doe who had two bucks that are now 9 weeks old. We have been fighting ...
  A: Re the eyelids - the lower inner lids - you have to pull down gently to see the color but it should ...
Milk disappearing8/30/2011
  Q: My doe Katie, is American Alpine, born 2002, and she kidded in June. Her kids nursed then weaned off ...
  A: Is the hair growing back well? If not it is most likely selenium/vitamin E and D deficiency (even ...
Arthritis8/29/2011
  Q: I am working at a place with a goat that has arthritis in its front legs, causing it to try to lean ...
  A: Human aspirin works very well for goats for pain - one 325 mg tablet 2 to 4 times a day per 100 ...
possible mastitis in nanny with twins8/27/2011
  Q: if she does ,in fact, have mastitis, will it hurt for the babies to nurse the other teat that is not ...
  A: Unfortunately if you treat the one side with any antibiotic that will not be good for the kids if ...
Re: Migis Coughing Again8/26/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, Me Lila Ann last night around 9:45 pm i heard Migi coughing twice the first thing that ...
  A: that is they will not drink the water - best thing is adding a sweetener such as lemonade mix - ...
Enlarged Udder on Old Goat--Follow up8/24/2011
  Q: Donna: We have now given three infusions of Tomorrow, aspirin morning and night for the last 10 ...
  A: The penicillin you are giving twice a day, correct? If you have been doing it twice a day and she ...
2 day postpartum goat8/24/2011
  Q: 3 year old Boer goat, first pregnancy, delivered twins 2 days ago. She is not acting like herself. ...
  A: How are the kids? What is her temperature - anything over 102.5 indicates an infection. Does her ...
enlarged utter8/22/2011
  Q: I have a 9 year old female Nubian goat that has a fairly large goiter and one mammary gland that is ...
  A: What if anything are you doing for the goiter? Are you sure this is a goiter? How large, where is it ...
Hoof Rot?8/21/2011
  Q: Just bought some LaMancha Does, which were in contact with ones that went to shows. The previous ...
  A: Certainly sounds like hoof rot/fungus or another type of infection - would wash out every day, dry ...
abnormal cudding8/20/2011
  Q: I have a wether that is eating well, but lately, seems to not be gaining much weight. The past few ...
  A: Is there any froth or foam around the mouth? Is he bloated at all? What does his poop look like? How ...
Pygmy Goats - Ducks8/20/2011
  Q: I have two male pygmy goats that are kept in with our ducks in a beer garden. The ducks are fed ...
  A: The difficulty with the goats eating poultry pellets is that these pellets tend to either constipate ...
strange crusty spot on my boer goat8/20/2011
  Q: .but she never cut her self. i keep really close look on my goats so i notice any scrapes or ...
  A: Looks like mange mites although an odd place to get them. She is otherwise eating and drinking ...
Goat (Yoda)8/20/2011
  Q: I have 2, 3 year old male neutered goats.(I neutered them at about 10 months old) Monday night I ...
  A: What is his temperature? If over 102.5 then he most likely has a pneumonia.. If he has been on a ...
Goat kidney health8/19/2011
  Q: I have a 10 yr. old La Mancha wether. He came through winter on the thin side. Had the vet out, took ...
  A: If he is not drinking well then his liver enzymes will be high. I do not know what 3-way is but can ...
Goat arthritis8/19/2011
  Q: What, if anything, can be done to alleviate the discomfort of arthritis in my 10 year old Boar ...
  A: I generally start them on glucosamine and chondroitin with MSM - you can use the human liquid or ...
buckling with scours8/18/2011
  Q: I have a 7 week old mini fainting goat buckling that we brought home on 8/13. He joined 3 other ...
  A: Kid goats should not be weaned until they are at least 8 weeks old, especially the mini breeds. A ...
goat minerals8/17/2011
  Q: I just read your reply to someone who is giving her goats Golden Blend Minerals. I have been giving ...
  A: I use a Northwest Supplement but there are other horse loose minerals too, as well as mineral bricks ...
Goats having breathing problems and dying8/16/2011
  Q: We have had three of our goats die in the last week. One billy about three years old and two ...
  A: Did you take temperatures on them - that is most important. It could be a pneumonia. When goats ...
Elderly Angora Doe with Enlarged Udder--Follow up to Prior Question8/14/2011
  Q: Donna: This is a follow up to the situation I asked about on Friday. She had a 104 degree temp on ...
  A: I would try some hot compresses on the udder (perhaps with Epsom salts added) to try and help reduce ...
Help with symptoms8/14/2011
  Q: I am new to goats and any information will be helpful. Our pygmy goat has not been feeling well. Her ...
  A: How old is the goat? What is her temperature? Is she peeing and pooping? Any change in diet ...
Re: Hoofs8/14/2011
  Q: Yesterday Migi keep stomping his front hoofs like somethings bothering his feet when i look closer u ...
  A: By irritated does the hoof pad look swollen or bright red? It is possible he scraped his hoof on ...
Urinary Calculi8/13/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old Miniature Nubian wether, and he is having trouble urinating, and showing ...
  A: What type of feed is he on? It is quite unusual for a 3 month old kid to have urinary calculi but ...
Very Enlarged Udder in Old Angora Doe8/12/2011
  Q: My elderly (12 years) female Angora goat has a seriously enlarged udder--perhaps 5 times normal ...
  A: Had you tried to milk her udder out either time? A doe's hormones can sometimes go off track and ...
Mufasa8/10/2011
  Q: We have a very handsome la mancha goat named Mufasa (Mumu). Mumu fell in love with a doe at our ...
  A: Would put him back on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight twice a day (this is a must) for ...
Dairy Kids8/9/2011
  Q: A friend of mine and I have been treating a group of Nubian/Alpine mix kids we purchased from a lady ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the troubles. If the diarrhea is green it is coccidia, if it is yellow it is ...
How to Put Weight on Older Wether8/9/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could suggest how I can put some weight on my 11 year old wether. He has lost ...
  A: Re urinary calculi this comes from eating grain with the incorrect calcium to phosphorus ratio. ...
female LaManch Kid8/7/2011
  Q: Megan
  A: What is her temperature measurement? What does her poop look like? What color are her lower inner ...
one goat with a horse8/6/2011
  Q: I was wondering if one goat would stay in regular fencing with my horse and donkey? Wondering if ...
  A: Not a stupid question at all. The answer unfortunately depends on the goat - it is quite possible ...
Doe passing blood8/6/2011
  Q: I spoke to you at one time a while back and was needing some more help, please. I have a 1 & 1/2 yr ...
  A: Sounds like she has a urinary tract infection - only drops coming out, no large flow or other ...
REDMOND SALT8/5/2011
  Q: Goodmorning Donna, Thank you for this wonderful site. You've helped so many newbies including ...
  A: I advise use of a general livestock/horse salt - either loose (which our goats like) or bricks - ...
pygmy goat hair loss8/5/2011
  Q: I acquired 2 female pygmy goats , one was expecting. She was bred with a nubian. Needless to say she ...
  A: Sounds like selenium deficiency. Would need selenium with vitamin E and D. This could be 2 mg of ...
Pet Boar Goat - rapid weight loss8/5/2011
  Q: We have a six year-old pet Boer Doe Goat. She has had a rapid weight loss over the past week or so, ...
  A: What is her current temperature measurement? What color are her lower inner eyelids? Where are you ...
weaning goats without grain8/3/2011
  Q: I have 2 babies that are 10 weeks old today. I was wondering if it is ok to wean them without giving ...
  A: I generally do not advise weaning until the kids are on a calf starter/pelleted type grain (Calf ...
Nasal Discharge8/2/2011
  Q: It has gone through the herd (twice) before, almost lost one that went into polio.. so I am scared ...
  A: With a temperature of 103.5 that is definitely a fever - this could be a fungal pneumonia which is ...
Pygmy goat birthing issue8/1/2011
  Q: My female pygmy goat gave birth yesterday but after she had the first one our miniature donkey ...
  A: Sounds like something is definitely wrong. Can you feel the other kid moving at all? Is she ...
De-worming7/29/2011
  Q: and I have a four month old boer goat, and I'm pretty sure she has worms (her stools are clumpy) I ...
  A: 87% Ivermectin in it and no more that is fine for the goats - this is called off-label use for ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Breeding7/28/2011
  Q: I have recently purchased 3 doeling & 1 buckling. They are all the same age. Right now they are 5 ...
  A: Doelings and bucklings can be sexually mature at 2 months to 4 months of age, so the answer is yes, ...
pygmy goat sore7/28/2011
  Q: Last year about around springtime my family purchased two young pygmy goats from different nearby ...
  A: The hair loss is due to selenium deficiency - human selenium with vitamin E and D tablets/capsules ...
vaginal prolapse/vet not available7/28/2011
  Q: My Boer Kiko doe who has kidded three times in the past is within a week of being due, at the ...
  A: Sounds like vaginal prolapse. Would keep checking her pelvic ligaments to give us a good idea of ...
Angora goat doe7/28/2011
  Q: Had to do a new question.....it wouldn't let me do another follow up question. Anyway, she gets fed ...
  A: I did ask before if you saw her pass her placenta, didn't I? The Safeguard has fenbendazole in it ...
Re: Migi & Grass Hay7/27/2011
  Q: How are u i haven't spoken to u in quite sometime (good & bad) the good news by not hearing from u ...
  A: Nice to hear from you - glad all is going well. If the hay is just grass hay, not timothy or ...
Too late to castrate?7/27/2011
  Q: Donna I have 4 seven-month-old male Boer goats. We have been keeping them with their mothers & ...
  A: Would suspect that their testicular sacs are larger than 2 inches in diameter which is usually the ...
Superfetation in pymy goats7/26/2011
  Q: I am a new hand at pygmy goats and the mamma I purchased pregnant gave birth to a buck and a set of ...
  A: Did she pass a placenta after delivering the three kids earlier? It is extremely unusual for a doe ...
Angora goat doe7/26/2011
  Q: My Angora doe still has a big belly and still looks like she's pregnant. She recently had twin boys ...
  A: Lumbar scoring is done by feeling back bone, ribs and looking at tail head area - you want to feel a ...
re baby boy goat7/26/2011
  Q: Hey Donna wanted to let you know I bought the vax and did exactly as you directed with the 2cc then ...
  A: Is he getting some iron? - Geritol liquid works well or even infant vitamins with iron - daily basis ...
Nigerian Dwarf pregnancy7/26/2011
  Q: How can I tell if my doe has been breed. We have 1 male that did not get fully wheathered and I am ...
  A: Did you see the doe come into heat? Have you seen the wether/male mount the doe? Depending on how he ...
Bottle feeding baby goat kids.7/25/2011
  Q: I have found two orphaned goat kids weighing 1 - kg. One is a male and is very healthy the other is ...
  A: What is her temperature? What type of antibiotic is she on? What is Di-Vetalac? We use a ...
human selenium pills for goats7/23/2011
  Q: ..first want to thank you for all you do for us goatie people out in the web world that need advice ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the stillborns. And, thank you for the thank you, much appreciated. The loss of ...
re baby boy goat7/21/2011
  Q: Sorry I did not respond to all of the text. He has normal pellets coming out did give the penicillin ...
  A: Re his tummy - does it slosh when you shake him gently? Re the iron - if you use Geritol liquid it ...
another sick goat7/20/2011
  Q: My 4 mo old Saanen doeling died quickly 6/28. My other (now 4 mo) old Saanen has some overlapping, ...
  A: What is the goat's temperature? Was the other goat up on CDT toxoid vaccination? Any stress to the ...
Dead goat7/20/2011
  Q: I noticed that my Oberhalsi Goat was laying down yesterday, making moaning sounds. He was perfectly ...
  A: What was the age of the goat? Did you get a temperature on him? What type of pasture was he on? Was ...
Urgent7/19/2011
  Q: We live out of the city at a mountain area in Puerto Rico. My son owns a 70 to 100 pounds male goat ...
  A: CDT toxoid booster for tetanus prevention of 4 cc now. Penicillin at 3 cc per 100 pounds twice a ...
Baby boer goat7/18/2011
  Q: My landlord bought 2 baby goats 8 wks from a breeder. Within 4 days the first one passed. He asked ...
  A: What is his temperature? No Cydectin for goats, especially kid goats. If the lower inner eyelid is ...
Goat with diarrhea7/18/2011
  Q: This morning I woke to find my year old goat with diarrhea and somewhat lethargic. I believe he may ...
  A: What color diarrhea? At this point if it was geraniums that caused the diarrhea would only be able ...
Goats7/14/2011
  Q: I have a field of goats next door. How long is a goat's incubation? The mother looks huge with bits ...
  A: Goats are pregnant for usually 155 days. When you say "bits of kid seeming to bulge out" is that ...
Bloom7/13/2011
  Q: Donna! We have 3 weeks until our county fair and my children have 2 Nubian/Boer cross does that they ...
  A: Sounds like they are getting a great diet. I would add some probiotics on a daily basis for them so ...
Edema on front leg knee7/13/2011
  Q: I have a 6 1/2 month old Nubian whether with edema on his left front knee. No apparent wound, soft ...
  A: Could be an injury - other aggressive goats in the pen? Or it could be an abscess. What is his ...
sick goat7/13/2011
  Q: my goat is around 3 years old. Last week i noticed that she has green diarrhea,and three days ago ...
  A: What diet do you have her on? Green diarrhea usually indicates coccidiosis but this generally only ...
very sick kid7/13/2011
  Q: I have a 6 week old dwarf Nigerian buckling that was doing fine I thought until Thursday night when ...
  A: Green diarrhea certainly indicates coccidiosis. The best for that is Sulmut - many feed stores ...
mineral mixture7/12/2011
  Q: 1)request to give a formulation of mineral mixture(including vitamins) to be used in goats. 2)what ...
  A: Re a good mineral mix - I use a horse mineral block or loose salt mix as these usually contain ...
Goats&Copper7/9/2011
  Q: Goats we are learning after 5 years are alot of work! We have had some ups and downs and alot of ...
  A: Since goats need very little copper generally that is not the problem, and I agree with the ...
Buck smell7/8/2011
  Q: We have bathed the goats, and the smell is still bad. Do you have any ideas as to what we could do ...
  A: I have one I think it is called De-skunk - shampoo for dogs and it did work well on the dogs. Also, ...
Baby Boer Kid Feeding7/8/2011
  Q: I am in Australia, I am a first time Mum of an 8 day old 6lb (2.4kg) baby Boer (Button).His mother ...
  A: Cow milk is not best for them as its fat molecules are quite large and hard for kid goats to digest. ...
mastitis7/8/2011
  Q: Monday (the day after kidding) she got the start of pneumonia she I treated her with tribactrum 2 ...
  A: Penicillin is your best bet for mastitis - 3 cc per 100 pounds body weight twice a day for 7 days ...
sick goat7/7/2011
  Q: my friends goat had diarrhoea yesterday not eating or drinking and seems lethargic what could be ...
  A: What color diarrhea? What is the goat's temperature? Any change in feed regimen? Would start with ...
pygmy goat rash7/7/2011
  Q: One of the goats in my 4h pygmy goat project has a rash on her butt and underside portion of her ...
  A: It could be an allergic reaction to something she got into. Are they in a pasture area? It could ...
7 month old pygmy goat bleating constantly7/7/2011
  Q: I have two 7 month old pygmy goat does. Recently, one of them has been bleating whenever she is ...
  A: It is possible that the noisy one is getting her hormones and could be in heat. Some goats become ...
Goat7/7/2011
  Q: I have a 30lb goat not sure his age guessing 6 months or older He has diaherra and went to a farm ...
  A: What color diarrhea? Brown is digestive upset, yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis and ...
Goat Shoulder Injury7/6/2011
  Q: Boots wants to keep trying after a shoulder injury. I don't know how to make him sleep on his chest ...
  A: How old is the goat? What is his temperature? Is the shoulder tender to touch and/or swelled? For ...
Goats crying all day7/6/2011
  Q: My 5month old fainting goats (doe & wether) have everything they need. Fresh water, hay, grain twice ...
  A: Sounds like they have a great place! With many breeds, unfortunately, they like to talk all the ...
Dwarf Doe Suddenly Doing Poorly7/6/2011
  Q: I have a three year old dwarf mixed breed doe.Never kidded. Normally rambunctious to the point of ...
  A: Sorry for the delayin answering - what is her temperature? Does generally do not get urinary calculi ...
Udder Elasticity & Disfigurement?7/5/2011
  Q: A question recently came up on a forum I belong to re elasticity of different breed goat udders. It ...
  A: Elasticity cannot be bred in - an udder is stretched and formed depending on how it is milked and ...
Swollen udder7/4/2011
  Q: One of my Nubians has a huge swollen udder. I have been concerned about it since she kidded out a ...
  A: Is this her first time kidding? If she has kidded before was her udder always equal on both sides? ...
Exploding Lymph Nodes!7/4/2011
  Q: You probably have my whole herd memorized by now, but here's a recap of this never ending saga: In ...
  A: These may not be lymph nodes at all, just lumps - generally CL gives a greenish or creamy colored ...
soremouth?7/4/2011
  Q: I have a 5 yr old boer goat who has a large lump on the inside of his mouth upper gum line. I ...
  A: Sometimes goats get abscesses from eating items that have stickers or sharp points on them and those ...
Neighboring Doe Kid6/30/2011
  Q: The website said I had too many questions in to you, so I couldn't answer your last question ...
  A: Did you use Safeguard liquid or horse wormer? The greenish one sounds like coccidiosis and would ...
Goat suddenly afraid of me6/30/2011
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that loves everyone. She is constantly in your space and trying to get your ...
  A: No injuries that you have seen? Do you have wasps or bees around? Anything poisonous she could have ...
Lily6/30/2011
  Q: I have a goat name Lily who is around 8 years old. She has always been a good mother with successful ...
  A: Her pelvic ligaments are gone completely? The blood is not a good sign - sounds like possibly a ...
sore feet6/29/2011
  Q: We have goats in our pasture that eat mostly grass, weeds, etc. from the pasture. They frequently ...
  A: Sounds like the goats in the pasture are not getting enough zinc and the one who gets to eat the ...
goat sick, digestion6/28/2011
  Q: You helped me with my goat's horns and worms 3 weeks ago! This same 3 mo Saneen doeling is sick ...
  A: Sounds like a pneumonia with a fever like that - would start her on penicillin at 1 cc now then 1/2 ...
Buck6/28/2011
  Q: Have a 2 year old buck. Does not want anything to do with the nannies. He does not smell like the ...
  A: What breed is he? What do his testicles look like - large, firm, no infecion seen, etc.? Is he in ...
Pygmy Goat6/28/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old pygmy and it is time for her to drop. But i have never had one do like she is ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? Is her vaginal area puffy and seems larger/looser/wider? Do ...
Lice6/28/2011
  Q: I believe my 2 year old dwarf nigerian wether has lice. He also has a bald spot on his tummy. Are ...
  A: The hair loss can also be due to selenium deficiency. I would start though with a livestock/poultry ...
goat siblings6/28/2011
  Q: I just bought two beautiful boer goats about 6 months old and Then come to find out they are brother ...
  A: Luckily goats are not like dogs and anomalies that do develop in close relation breeding in dogs ...
Neutered Goat6/23/2011
  Q: I just had my 7 month old Nubian/Oberhasli buck neutered using IV sedation and a local anesthetic by ...
  A: Is he peeing and pooping well? What is his temperature? How long was he under anesthetic? What ...
Thanks6/23/2011
  Q: This is the last question I promise. She gets 14 cups a day so if she is an average 2yr old Nubian ...
  A: Really, no problems with questions. If she was 150 pounds and we had her on 6% of her body weight a ...
is it an edema/trauma or something else?6/22/2011
  Q: I have a 15 month old alpine doe that has not been bred yet. Last week I noticed that she was ...
  A: What color are the inner lower eyelids? What is her temperature/measurement please. It looks like a ...
Sick weanlings6/21/2011
  Q: I was trying to go a whole month without contacting you. Sorry, couldn't do it. I hope you earn a ...
  A: sorry you have some little ones who are not well though. Sounds like you have been giving what ...
10 wk old apline goats now6/21/2011
  Q: It wouldn't let me respong back so I hope you remember me. The fever is gone this morning it was ...
  A: 102.6 is still a fever - anything over 102.5. A green diarrhea can be coccidiosis or if a goat was ...
100 % Fullblood boer wont perform6/21/2011
  Q: Have a 2 year old 100%full blood boer buck. Who does not want to breed this spring. He did not ...
  A: Is he in good condition with a good lumbar score? No injuries to him that you know of? What type of ...
Dairy goats6/21/2011
  Q: My goat Ginger had her first babies in April. This was Her first time having babies and she had 3. ...
  A: The udder should be large and the teats should be a size so that you can easily milk - the teats ...
Cody6/20/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, I'm talking with my equine vet about giving Cody (10 yr old Nigerian Dwarf) antibiotics ...
  A: I generally advise penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight injectable, given intramuscularly twice ...
How much injectable cydectin should be given to a goat6/19/2011
  Q: I have several goats who the vet said are worm resistant. She said to give them injectable cydectin. ...
  A: Watery diarrhea generally has nothing to do with worms, that is totally a digestive upset thing with ...
Dame lost 3 newborn babies6/18/2011
  Q: My dame gave birth yesterday, we were a few minutes late, 3 baabies. 2 dead the sac still over ...
  A: Is the dam eating and drinking at all for you? What color are her lower inner eyelids and her gums? ...
Difficulty+milking+first+freshner6/17/2011
  Q: +I+have+a+LaMancha+first+freshner%2Fyearling+that+kidded+a+single+baby+yesterday.+I+waited+12+hours+ ...
  A: Sometimes first fresheners can have tense udders even after a first good milking - since the ...
peeing blood6/17/2011
  Q: I have two eight week old nigerian dwarf does. They both starter peeing blood at the same time. I ...
  A: What type of hay are they on? What type of bedding are they on? Sounds like urinary tract ...
Re: Update on Migi6/17/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, Just updating Migis condition alls well thank u very much i should be recieving his ...
  A: Most kool aid flavorings they like - hope this helps - Donna
too much ivermectin6/15/2011
  Q: my 3 month old baby nigerian dwarf got too much ivermectin last night when I wormed them, what can I ...
  A: Was this injectable or oral? What form of Ivermectin - the injectable given orally or pour on? At ...
Mites?6/15/2011
  Q: i have a 1yr 3mth old Pygmy x angora male neutered goat, Harry. He has a white coat and pink skin, ...
  A: Sounds like mange mites and/or selenium deficiency, also he could just be low on protein. What is ...
broken leg?6/14/2011
  Q: i think that my pygmy goat may have broken his leg or just got it hurt badly from one of my cows ...
  A: For an injured leg would not give aspirin as this may make it bleed more internally if he has a ...
pain management in a 14 year old rescued, starved goat6/14/2011
  Q: I just received 3 starved dairy goats. One is the worst. After having the farrier remove inches off ...
  A: You are a great person to take on these goats - my heart goes out to you. Aspirin, regular human ...
Goat frothing at mouth6/14/2011
  Q: I just discovered that one of our boer goats is frothing at the mouth. She has tons of foam, but she ...
  A: Generally foam indicates the goats has eaten a poison and has digestive challenges. Is she vomiting ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat6/14/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, I've had computer problems but wanted to follow-up with you on my 10 year old Nigerian ...
  A: It is possible he just has arthritis and the aspirin should work well for that. It could possibly ...
Boer Goat6/14/2011
  Q: Please forgive me for my lack of knowledge. One of the goats we have recently bought had twins ( ...
  A: No worries - ask away, really. So is the colostrum just thick or is really curd-like/lumpy? Lumpy ...
Goat tumor6/13/2011
  Q: I have a boer goat that is 6 months old. She has all the sudden delveloped a baseball size mass at ...
  A: And it has not been there before, not even smaller? Does she get picked on by the other goats? What ...
Re: Missing hair on Neck6/13/2011
  Q: Just now is noticed that Migi is missing some hair and a cut on top of his neck he constantly rubs ...
  A: Goats do get nicks and scrapes - as long as none are deep or look infected just putting on some ...
four day old nubian dwarf goat with diahrrea6/13/2011
  Q: My four day old nubian dwarf goat has diahrrea i have been giving her pepto bismal 6 cc every six ...
  A: Yellow diarrhea is enterotoxemia. If you had CD antitoxin that would be best but feed stores do not ...
goat may be sick?6/12/2011
  Q: We just recently bought a goat off kijiji. Im uncertain as to what kind of goat she is, but she was ...
  A: Sounds like she has bloat, could be enterotoxemia - also sounds like she has too rich of a diet. ...
Re: Urine output6/12/2011
  Q: Yes he still eats the mango bark and No i don't have ammonium chloride however i just bought ...
  A: If you give him the 1 cup of the lemon juice and then again in 4 hours that should clear him out ...
Re: Urine output6/12/2011
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Hey donna i am concerned regarding Migis pee last night he peed ok however this ...
  A: Is he still eating bark? Re the lemon juice concentrate - he needs 1 cup of it - 5 cc will not help ...
4w baby goat6/11/2011
  Q: I have a 4 week old goat that we are bottle feeding. She has been doing great until today. She has ...
  A: How much have you been feeding her and how often? Milk or milk replacer? Stools are pelleted? Is her ...
8 wk old apline goats6/10/2011
  Q: we are new at this. I grew up on a farm with some animals. I have been out of it for a few years ...
  A: Brown diarrhea is digestive upset, green is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia and white/cream is ...
Pygmy goat doe nursing twins6/10/2011
  Q: My pygmy goat gave birth Tuesday June 7th to her first twins. Everyone has been well until last ...
  A: You are correct, it is not normal. For the kid's health I would take them away and start them on ...
kid's umbilical cord bleeding6/9/2011
  Q: I have a 10 day old kid and it is my first. Her umbilical cord is still attached and I noticed ...
  A: How long is the umbilical cord? Does it look like it is tearing off? Generally these do not bleed ...
Urinary Calculi in Wethers6/9/2011
  Q: I am new to goats. I recently got two fainters, one female & one wether. Approximately 41/2 months ...
  A: Our regimen is the following: We use a general livestock pelleted feed which is usually 12 or 14% ...
goat diarhea6/9/2011
  Q: I'm not worried about the goat horn right now. My same 4 mo old Saanen doeling has bad diarrhea. ...
  A: Brown diarrhea is just digestive upset, green is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia, and ...
goat behavior6/8/2011
  Q: We have two pigmy does. mama is 6 years old and Baby is 4 years old. Mama keeps chasing baby around ...
  A: Sometimes hormones get out of the norm and that is what it sounds like has happened to the mom - you ...
Re: Migi6/7/2011
  Q: Lila here long time ago when Migi was around a year old he got bitten by our chihuahua dog and left ...
  A: He could have been bitten by a fly or other insect there and it caused some inflammation and it ...
goat horn splintering / breaking6/7/2011
  Q: The previous owner said my 4 month old Saanen doe got her horns caught in a fence, shortly before I ...
  A: It is possible the horn was scraped during the fence incident and this has caused the ...
Dairy Goats6/7/2011
  Q: I had a question about baby goats drinking off the mother. We had 5 baby goats and bottle feed them ...
  A: Sometimes a little cut happens from the kid goat's teeth. I would keep an eye on it, as you are ...
congestive heart failure6/6/2011
  Q: We have an 8yr old Nigerian Pigmy Female; she has never been bred. Within the last 6 mos her utters ...
  A: I saw your other email first - sorry - still would like to know the exact temperature measurement as ...
Pygmy goat6/5/2011
  Q: Just got 4 Pygmy goats...2 females - 3 years old..the one female has twins. 2 bucks 3 months old. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay - sounds like the buck may have pneumonia - which is shipping fever - from ...
young pregnant pygmy6/5/2011
  Q: I bought Jack about 4 1/2 months ago. Shes a great goat and was supposed to be a billy but ...
  A: She is definitely too young for a kid - ashame some goat folks (the lady you bought her from) do not ...
please help sick goat6/3/2011
  Q: Please Help about twenty years ago i had a pygmy goat we got when it was a baby and we raised it ...
  A: Sounds like a pneumonia and the onset of polio (a secondary disease from not eating well) - what is ...
Goat kids6/3/2011
  Q: I just posted a question regarding my little guys, and then started reading some of your other ...
  A: Please remind me how old they are. Generally bucklings can be castrated via banding up to about 4 ...
Goat kids6/3/2011
  Q: I did not get an email notification that you had answered my question. I'll have to check my spam. ...
  A: Thought I had sent a return email on 5-31 - Glad the congestion and coughing is gone - would watch ...
my pygmy can't get up and walk6/3/2011
  Q: I had a pygmy he is about 3yrs old. I am new to owning goats. He became ill with worms. I have ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything poisonous around your place? Why do you say he became ill with ...
Nigerian dwarf wether6/2/2011
  Q: I have just gotten two nine-week old Nigerian Dwarf wethers Saturday and one is starting to have a ...
  A: He has a fever which indicates he could be fighting E. coli. Is he otherwise eating and drinking ...
1 day old baby goat with bloody bowel movements and non-responsive6/1/2011
  Q: Yesterday our doe gave birth to twins. She cleaned them both well and they both had no problems ...
  A: What is his temperature? Are you sure it is blood or do they just look dark brown/black - tar type ...
pregnant pygmy goat5/31/2011
  Q: My babies were about 10 months old, I bought a male pygmy. The people I bought the girls from said ...
  A: Doelings can become pregnant at 4 to 6 months of age and the bucklings are potent as young as 2 ...
Sick Baby5/31/2011
  Q: This is about the little runt, started w/limp. Treated w/ Sel/E/D..then 3 doses of LA200, got green ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. What is his temp this morning? LA200 does not work well for kid ...
Baby Goats Eyes5/30/2011
  Q: May 25, one of my goats had 2 females the first one delivered fine the second one took a little ...
  A: She most likely has an eye infection probably obtained from her mom in the uterus. If she is not ...
Fever at a hight temperature5/30/2011
  Q: This is very serious case. Please please read my email. I have bought a fighter Ram with horns from ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. What color was and is his stool? Is the stool back to normal yet? Is he ...
Goat kids5/30/2011
  Q: I purchased two Alpine Boer Buckling brothers and brought them home two days ago. One is smaller ...
  A: What type of milk are they on? What color is the diarrhea? What are their temperatures? Use of ...
Baby boer with difficulty standing /weak legs5/29/2011
  Q: I have a baby Boer goat who is 1 week old, for the first few days she seemed fine, a bit wobbly but ...
  A: Sounds like selenium deficiency, especially if mom did not have selenium with vitamin E and D prior ...
General Pygmy Goat Care5/28/2011
  Q: I have recently acquired 4 pygmy goats and became a new goat owner. One nanny who recently weaned a ...
  A: You are a kind person to take on these goats. If you send me your postal address I can send you a ...
Smores, My 3 year old Buck-Goat5/28/2011
  Q: Smores has no appitite,He seems dizzy and weak on his legs. He stands in one spot and stares down, ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection. The bottle jaw is from anemia. ...
Dwarf Nigerian Goat5/28/2011
  Q: I have a 10 year old dwarf nigerian goat that has been lame in the right front foot for several ...
  A: Is there any swelling in the hoof or the leg? Is the hoof or leg hot? Is there any redness in the ...
Milking Doe5/27/2011
  Q: This question is in regard to the milking doe with one side much smaller. She is a first timer, and ...
  A: If there are hard spots in the udder that could be from old scarring from previous mastitis - not ...
Momma goat depressed and has scours5/27/2011
  Q: We have a young boer nanny who was pregnant when we bought her from Auction. We brought her home on ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates a fever. From the sounds of the doeling it ...
Blind goat5/26/2011
  Q: Our Doe recently had triplets and one of them looks blind, her eyes r pure white. Will she be safe ...
  A: I would advise against allowing her to stay with mom and siblings for her safety. I would start ...
Pygmy goat leaking urine5/26/2011
  Q: I have a 11 week old male in tacked Pygmy goat that is leaking urine, I'm guessing it is a urinary ...
  A: Is he on cedar shavings for his bedding? Otherwise, what type of bedding is he on? Is he hunching up ...
increasing milk supply5/26/2011
  Q: Two weeks ago my saneen goat got very ill with diarrhea. The only cause that I could figure out was ...
  A: How is her hair coat? Might just try some higher protein feed - I would add one cup of calf manna ...
Weak Lamanchas5/26/2011
  Q: Donna! I was just wondering about 2 LaMancha doe kids I have. I bought them at an auction in ...
  A: You are looking at the lower inner eyelids, correct? veins in eye do not indicate anything in ...
baby goat failure to thrive5/26/2011
  Q: I have a baby goat that at first appeared healthy and was assertively nursing. However, it seems to ...
  A: I am so sorry for the delay in answering - do hope the little one is hanging on. What is its ...
Navel ill?5/25/2011
  Q: just have a follow up. I gave the two off babies more Selenium/E/D. The baby that was cow hocked ...
  A: LA 200 is only given every other day. Diarrhea being brown is from digestive upset. The runt would ...
My Nubians Udders5/25/2011
  Q: My Nubian isnt pregnant but her udders are huge, what should I do? She doesnt seem to be bother by ...
  A: She has a precocious udder - that is her line of goats has large udders. Is the udder hard? Is the ...
Boer Goat birth5/24/2011
  Q: One of our Boer goats gave birth yesterday and the baby did not survive. It was a long, tough birth ...
  A: Did you have to go inside to retrieve the kid? You can just allow her to dry up - may need to milk ...
New Goats5/24/2011
  Q: We recently purchased goats from a farm. We just noticed that our buck has a lump under his ear. ...
  A: How large are the lumps? Are they soft or hard? Do they seem to hurt the goat when pressing on ...
Neck injury in 3month old goat kid5/23/2011
  Q: I have a 3month old Angora/nubian doeling that got her head stuck in a feeder last night. Her head ...
  A: Sorry for the delay - hope the little one is doing okay - would keep her on aspirin not banamine - ...
arthritis in a nubian goat5/23/2011
  Q: ..I have a 3 year old nubian female goat that has a terrible right front leg...I don't know her ...
  A: What does the hoof look like? Cauliflower looking or pitted or other? What is her temperature? She ...
Sel. Deficiency..? or Navel ill..5/23/2011
  Q: Doe with retained placenta.. she must of passed it overnight, there was wet spot on hay, and she ...
  A: Did you use the human type selenium/E and D? Would say it might be joint/navel ill even though you ...
Behavioral Change in Fomerly Sweet Doe5/23/2011
  Q: I have had a Nigerian doe for about a year now - she is about 5yrs old. Sushi (the doe) was living ...
  A: It sounds like she is trying to be the alpha goat over all the herd, you included. She was not ...
Fighting Does5/23/2011
  Q: So to start off we have two does who gave birth on Monday and Tuesday of this week. One had a boy ...
  A: They are butting heads because they do not want the other to take her babies - even though the ...
pygmy goat5/19/2011
  Q: I have 4 pygmy goats 3 does and a wether, tow of my does are bread and due around June 10th to 20th, ...
  A: What type of hay is she on? Is she eating grain? Does her breath smell sweet? Is she peeing and ...
switching milk5/19/2011
  Q: I have two kids 1 m/o that have been all this time nursing from their mom..how do I switch them to ...
  A: Switching at one month of age can be done but it will be difficult at best. Milk replacer for ...
Re: Peeing5/19/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, I forgot to tell u that lately Migis been eating alot of mango leaves and the bark of it ...
  A: The bark of the Mango tree can cause increased urination. No, peeing a lot cannot cause urinary ...
Angora Goat -Handstands5/18/2011
  Q: I operate a sanctuary and have several very old (13 years) Angora goats. One of my ladies, never ...
  A: What is her body temperature-anything over 102.5 indicates an infection? Does she truly have an ...
Diarrhea in baby goat5/17/2011
  Q: My month old bottle baby goat has diiarrhea and I have done everything from giving it pennicilin ...
  A: If more towards the yellow then it is enterotoxemia/Clostridium infection. Green diarrhea indicates ...
disbudding5/17/2011
  Q: I am new to goats. We bought a home in Dec that came with 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats. My females had ...
  A: For Nigerian Dwarf kids disbudding with an electric disbudding iron at about 4 to 6 weeks is fine. ...
newborn baby goat5/17/2011
  Q: I have a baby goat he's about 7 days old now, his back hoof is curled up a little and his front legs ...
  A: He is most likely selenium deficient - I use the human selenium tablets with vitamin E and D ...
Horns, castrating and worming5/12/2011
  Q: You helped me out with my sick baby pygmy back in December. Thanks to your advice he got better ...
  A: So re the banding, you can band an older goat and this will work but if his sac is large, say the ...
pygmy goats (wether)5/12/2011
  Q: My daughter and I raise Nubian's and Pygmy goats this morning I have found that one of her wether ...
  A: Purina goat chow will easily cause urinary calculi in wethers and bucks as the calcium to phosphorus ...
pygmy billy just dies5/12/2011
  Q: i have a 2 yr old pygmy billy. i let my son use him a couple months ago for breeding. i just wormed ...
  A: Are you getting warmer weather? Is is still raining too or dry? Do you have poisonous snakes ...
Re: Migis Update5/11/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, Ok alls well Migis doing so much better meaning playing, jumping around, walking however ...
  A: So glad to hear Migi is better. Goats can sense when something is not right and so with the bees, ...
baby pygmy goats5/11/2011
  Q: I have two month old pygmy goats and some times they get a little mucus in the corner of there eyes, ...
  A: Sometimes the mucous is from dust and dirt in their eyes, and sometimes from a little cold - are ...
baby alpine5/11/2011
  Q: Took Wonder's temp tonight it was 102. He seems more active, so should we keep on the pen.?We ...
  A: When it is joint ill it takes at least 5 days of twice a day penicillin and sometimes even 7 days. ...
Re: Migis Update5/10/2011
  Q: jumping twirling around however we still have bad weather raining on and off should be clearing up ...
  A: Re one day great and next day not so, just keeping an eye on him is about all you can do. For the ...
At Risk for CAE???5/10/2011
  Q: It's me again! =)(I should put you on our Christmas card list!) I need some guidance. I have an ...
  A: CAE is a virus that is passed from mom to kids via the colostrum. It causes swelling of the carpal ...
worms5/10/2011
  Q: i have a couple pygmys who are wormy. i wormed with safegaurd goat wormer last week and in 5 days i ...
  A: Would wait another 2 weeks then start on the following regimen: every two months switch between ...
Diarreah5/9/2011
  Q: Ok, yesterday, i was trimming my due-this-month 20 month old doe, and she LOVES barley, so i gave ...
  A: None of what you gave her will stop the pasty diarrhea. Baking soda can help with bloat but not ...
stressed mama goat5/9/2011
  Q: Yesterday we banded our baby goat. He is about 2 months old. Today his mama is not acting normal. ...
  A: What is her temperature? What color is the diarrhea? What is the color of her gums and the inner ...
baby alpine5/9/2011
  Q: just wanted to let you know that the parent's both tested negitive for CAE thank you debbie ANSWER: ...
  A: Is he drinking well for you? The tongue could indicate selenium deficiency - did we talk about ...
Re: Migis coughing5/8/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, After the 3 shots of LA-200 i notice Migi still coughs once in awhile so i'm wondering if ...
  A: It is possible he has lung worms and yes, Hawaii does have them - warm/moist climate - would use ...
Tick problem5/8/2011
  Q: My five year old Saanen buck, Fulo, has had a tick problem for the last month and I dont know what ...
  A: Ivomec injectable does not help with external parasites - the Ivermectin found in Zimectrin horse ...
Dangerous Goat Minerals5/7/2011
  Q: I have read somewhere before that a certain goat mineral was dangerous for other animals such as ...
  A: The only danger in minerals is if they have copper and you feed it to sheep - otherwise dogs and ...
Baby billy with swollen testicles5/7/2011
  Q: We purchase a 3 month old pygmy billy back in February. He is approximately 6 months old now. Last ...
  A: What is his temperature? Is he peeing and pooping well? Is he eating and drinking well? Do the ...
swollen knees/baby alpine5/7/2011
  Q: We bought two baby Alpines, one was born on April 20th the other about a week before. The older one ...
  A: What is his temperature? Front knees being swollen usually indicates either joint ill or CAE showing ...
pygmy goat with unusual vaginal discharge5/7/2011
  Q: I have a 7 year old doe with the exact same symptoms. She has been hunched down longer than usual ...
  A: She could have an intrauterine infection or more likely a urinary tract infection. The penicillin ...
Re: Migis Update5/7/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, Just wanted to let u know that Migi recieved his last shot today and i gave his shot all ...
  A: Have been out of internet range for two days. Just sent you other emails today. Glad he is doing ...
my goat5/6/2011
  Q: what happens when my goat eats a plant he is allergic to
  A: Goats generally are not allergic to plants but plants can be poisonous to them. If your goat ate a ...
mange5/6/2011
  Q: came across your website by accident. I am from South Africa and have 4 Cameroon Pygmy goats as ...
  A: Most likely this is caused by manage mites. Use of a livestock or horse dust for mites works well on ...
weight loss and loose stools5/5/2011
  Q: We have 3 female pygmy goats aged 3 years. One of them has lost a considerable amount of weight and ...
  A: What color diarrhea? Is she drinking well? What does her hair coat look like? No milk of magnesia ...
Re: Needles & syringes5/5/2011
  Q: Hey Donna, I'm so sorry for asking a million questions but this is the last question i forgot to ...
  A: You can reuse syringes many times by washing them with dish soap and rinsing well and then boiling ...
Re: Injections5/4/2011
  Q: Lila here is it ok for migi to get his shot this afternoon anytime today b/c i need my nephew to ...
  A: This afternoon is fine for his next injection. You can give subcutaneous injections in back ...
Re: Migis Injections5/3/2011
  Q: Tommorrow i will be giving Migis injection and want to give it to him on his thigh leg but i read ...
  A: LA 200 is meant to be given subcutaneously but you can give it intramuscularly - if you use a short ...
Re: Migis Update5/3/2011
  Q: Wasn't able to take Migis temp this morning wouldn't let me however i gave him "IMMUNE ENHANCERS" w/ ...
  A: If he is still not eating well then it sounds like he still has a fever so giving him the immune ...
Selenium deficiency in goats5/3/2011
  Q: my father lives in newfoundland. Part of the north-easterns who have selenium deficiency in the ...
  A: I advise using human selenium tablets with vitamin E and D (if there is not enough D vitamin ...
Swollen udder in goat5/3/2011
  Q: I have a 5 year old goat that I keep for brush control. She has never had kids. Last year half of ...
  A: Doe goats that are not bred or had kids can get an udder. With being in brush I would suspect the ...
Dehorned 7 week old5/3/2011
  Q: We got 2 goats a couple days ago. They seem to be happy and are eating and drinking. There is just ...
  A: I take it this was there when you got him and the other side did not have one of these? That side ...
Re: Migis Condition5/2/2011
  Q: Just updating on Migis condition after i gave Migi his injection i brought him indoors its been 2 ...
  A: In the past did Migi have a fever as high as he does now - I do not remember him having as high a ...
Re: Migi5/2/2011
  Q: So sorry for bothering u with all the questions i hope your feeling much better i'll be praying for ...
  A: I am feeling so much better - at work today - still have a little cough but better - thanks. Yup, ...
Listeriosis5/1/2011
  Q: last year I had a doe who shortly after kidding I believe contracted Listeriosis, (moldy hay ...
  A: Listeriosis is not contagious - it comes from eating something moldy. The symptoms are really from ...
hair thinning on neck of nigerian dwarf buck4/30/2011
  Q: Within the last 2 weeks my Nigerian dwarf buck has started to loose hair on his neck. I can see ...
  A: It is most likely selenium deficiency - every goat needs different amounts of selenium and some are ...
goat craving salt4/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1 yr old goat that is in the pasture with several other same age goats. She has quit ...
  A: Would change her worming schedule and regimen - use of Safeguard and Zimectrin horse wormer ...
Following up and new question4/29/2011
  Q: I just wanted to follow up with you on an issue I had on April 11, 2011 about a 7 yr old Alpine goat ...
  A: She can have glucosamine and chondroitin without the MSM - human dose every day - crush and mix in ...
baby goat died, moms full of milk4/29/2011
  Q: I have a Lamancha goat, who had one kidd. Well, the baby died and now momma is full of milk. what do ...
  A: So sorry to hear. If you are not wanting the milk then drying up would be the best option. Milk ...
sick nigerian dwarf kid4/28/2011
  Q: I have a 4 week old bottle fed nigerian dwarf doeling that has been sick for the past week. Her left ...
  A: What type of poop does she have. LA 200 is not good for kid goats as it can create bone ...
Goat abandoned by mom, mom does not have milk, baby has a lot of mucus coming out of mouth, two days old. I have suctioned.4/28/2011
  Q: Baby goat was left for dead by mommy on 4/26/2011. After four hours of stimulating baby with a warm ...
  A: You have done a lot of work - she has pneumonia - I was out of email range yesterday so I am hoping ...
Mucous in stools4/28/2011
  Q: My almost 2 year old British Alpine wether has recently been passing quite well formed stools in a ...
  A: Cydectin is not advisable for goats and indeed pour on is quite toxic to them along with not doing ...
cloudy cornea 5 wk old kid4/27/2011
  Q: My daughter noticed the left eye on our 5 wk old alpine kid doe had a cloudy appearance last night. ...
  A: This is an infection of the eye - treatment with either NFZ puffer or terramycin eye ointment twice ...
wormer4/26/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant doe and a lactating doe. The lactating doe has worms and the pregnant doe has ...
  A: Ivomec is not good for goats, especially for pregnant does - either in the oral liquid or injectable ...
re: doe not coming into heat4/26/2011
  Q: Ok..they said too much ''follow-ups'' so I had to write another post... Answering your questions , ...
  A: If you have not seen her come into a heat then it is possible she will only come in during the true ...
milk yield4/25/2011
  Q: What can I give ..or should I give my doe to increase milk production in her? ANSWER: Is she a ...
  A: I would advise a feeding amount of 5% of her total body weight per day in food with 1/3 of that in ...
dehorning pygmy goats4/25/2011
  Q: What do you consider to be the best way to dehorn pygmy goats? We are new to goat ownership and now ...
  A: Yes, it is best to disbud at 2 weeks to 3 weeks of age. At this point true dehorning is hard on the ...
sprain4/24/2011
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that is about 3 months pregnant when i went out this morning she is holding up ...
  A: Are other goats in with her? If so, are any aggressive enough they could have run into her? Does ...
sick baby goat4/23/2011
  Q: I have a 3 day old goat that was doing fine. She then became weak, non responsive, limp and has a ...
  A: You are bottle feeding? What type of milk are you using? What is its body temperature measurement - ...
Baby Goat Born Too Early4/23/2011
  Q: My goat gave birth to a kid one month early. I was gone when she had it so I'm not sure how long it ...
  A: So I am assuming the kid did not survive. Is there any afterbirth hanging out? What did the kid ...
my pigmy gaot4/22/2011
  Q: years ago I had a goat that retained water she blew up and I took her to New Bolton Vet hospital, ...
  A: So this goat is pooping and peeing for you well? Is she eating and drinking well? Is her barrel ...
Buck with dry lips4/21/2011
  Q: We have just noticed that our Mini-Lamacha buck has crusty dry spots around his mouth. Must have ...
  A: Without seeing them it is difficult to say. First thought is soremouth. No one else in your herd ...
selenium dose4/21/2011
  Q: If you were to give a human form selenium to goats, what is the doseage? ANSWER: It depends on the ...
  A: Age Selenium amount Vitamin E and D amounts ...
wormers4/21/2011
  Q: I have 2 Nubians that I milk and I am completely confused about wormers. There are so many different ...
  A: We use and have used for 28 years now and advise usage of this worming regimen: Worming every two ...
Mama goat4/20/2011
  Q: I don't know what is wrong with her.She acts like she is trying to urinate and cant.should i give ...
  A: With a fever of 103.8 (anything over 102.5 indicates an infection) - she either has an intrauterine ...
nanny goat has swollen ankle(s)4/20/2011
  Q: I have a nursing nanny that has one front ankle that is badly swollen and painful...so much so she ...
  A: Are the ankles/hooves hot to touch? What type of grain is she on/protein level and how much is she ...
Doe Favors One Twin4/20/2011
  Q: My friends doe gave birth to twins 3 days ago, a boy and a girl. For some reason she seems to favor ...
  A: If the doeling is much smaller than the buckling that could be a reason as in the wild a doe may ...
pygmy vs nigerian growth4/19/2011
  Q: Do nigerian kids grow faster / mature faster than african pygmy goats?
  A: Most of the mini breeds grow at the same rate but then Pygmy goats put more into their bones and ...
selenium and nursing4/19/2011
  Q: My doe is nursing 2 healthy days old kids ...she has lost the luster of her hair , I know this must ...
  A: The selenium will go through the milk to the kids - I would wait at least two weeks before giving ...
my pets4/18/2011
  Q: I have a few pygmy goats. One mom and 2 kids born 1/2/11. I have a large calf hut that my neighbor ...
  A: Where are you located? What type of weather do you have/temperature? Is the area they are in during ...
jelly hoof4/18/2011
  Q: We have a small heard of Tenn fainting goats. This morning one our yearlings delivered a kid that ...
  A: All newborn kid goats hooves are very soft. If they are trully more jelly like than the others then ...
Hip Problem4/18/2011
  Q: I have a yearling doe; I thought that she pulled a muscle while running on ice. It is her back leg ...
  A: What is her temperature? Are the legs and/or hooves hot to touch? Any swelling noted? When you ...
Pygmy doe udder hot & inflamed/irritated from nursing4/17/2011
  Q: I have a 4 Yr. old doe who gave birth to 4 kids on 4/6. Thank god all kids seem healthy and alert, ...
  A: Sounds like mastitis and I would start bottle feeding kids now - use of a multispecies milk replacer ...
kid goat won't eat4/16/2011
  Q: I have a baby goat about 4 weeks old. Has been eating very well up till Friday morning when she ...
  A: The belching is from the baking soda - kids do not take well to that. Banamine is also harsh on kid ...
does with lumps on neck reply4/16/2011
  Q: I'm thinking the milk goiter is the answer and it just happened to coincide with a fever due to ...
  A: and the pneumonia is the fever - I would continue on penicillin for a total of 5 days or the LA200 ...
kid goat breathing4/16/2011
  Q: My doe gave birth on thursday to two beautiful and healthy boys; the thing is that one of them even ...
  A: Did you clean out the mucous from the nose and mouth with an ear syringe after they were born? Was ...
Fractured hip or pelvis4/16/2011
  Q: I have a one year old saanen whether and I just had my vet come to look at him the other day because ...
  A: Banamine is a pain medicine not a fever reducer - not sure why the vet told you that. Did the vet ...
Kids with lump on their throats4/15/2011
  Q: I have 1 month old Nubian does (3of them). They came from a CAE/CL free herd and reputable breeder. ...
  A: Are the lumps hard or soft to touch? Are the kids eating well and drinking well? Thanks so much for ...
female goat grinding teeth and moaning4/15/2011
  Q: good evening: my 75-year old mom just called me (I live a 10 hour drive away from her) and she is ...
  A: Sounds like it is either digestive problems or an infection. I would take the kids and start bottle ...
hair color turning4/14/2011
  Q: Why does my white goats fur turn gray. They are on a balanced goat diet, on alfalfa, & on well water ...
  A: Generally it is the selenium that keeps a goats color - so I am assuming your goat is selenium ...
Doe has no appetite4/14/2011
  Q: I have a 2 yr old nubian doe who just freshened with twins almost 3 weeks ago. She is not eating ...
  A: What color are the inner lower eyelids of the doe? Re the wobbly kid, selenium deficiency is ...
Goat with a goiter?4/14/2011
  Q: I have a 1 year old doe who recently kid in january, a couple days ago i noticed a lump under her ...
  A: What color are the lower inner eyelids of her eyes? She could be anemic and this can cause the lump. ...
Baffled bowels4/14/2011
  Q: Donna, thank you in advance for all your assistance. I have two pet goats, both wethers. My dwarf ...
  A: So the temp is less than 102.5 F? The every three to four weeks sounds like not all worm larva and ...
GOAT'S AFTERBIRTH4/13/2011
  Q: I am pretty sure my goat did not expell the afterbirth after the ceserean...now the cervix is closed ...
  A: A veterinarian generally takes out the afterbirth/placental tissues after a C-section. I would ask ...
skin condition4/13/2011
  Q: I have Nigerian Dwarf Goats and every winter one of my does gets dry skin patches that are ...
  A: Are they on grain? If so, what kind, how much and what protein level. Re the first doe, the skin ...
pygmy goat kid4/12/2011
  Q: Doe had twins and rejected the first born. The kid feels spongy under the skin. I milked doe and ...
  A: It is possible she has copper deficiency which is causing subcutaneous edema. Is her mom looking ...
goat help4/12/2011
  Q: My pygmy goat is showing all the signs or kidding soon but no kid yet. we penned her up when i seen ...
  A: Have her sides dropped so that she looks skinny at the back area? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Is ...
Kidd with knot under jaw4/11/2011
  Q: My 7 week old kidd has a "jelly" type knot under the jaw... not where CL or a lymph node is though. ...
  A: Sounds more like an abscess - when you put the 18 gauge needle into it did you squeeze it? Is the ...
can I feed a goat one of my suppliment tablets4/11/2011
  Q: I have a 2 month old doeling who weights 18 pounds and seems to be having some difficulty with her ...
  A: No injuries that you can see? Are either of the rear legs hot or warm to touch? Do either of the ...
Post pregnancy not eating4/11/2011
  Q: Donna! I have a 7 year old, pure bred Alpine doe who just kidded on March 31st. I bought her one ...
  A: What was her temperature measurement? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection. Is her udder hot ...
myotopic goats4/11/2011
  Q: What type of wormer should I be using and how often? I am not noticing anything but I am sure that ...
  A: You are correct about getting them all on a worming regimen. I suggest use of oral horse wormers ...
Re: Choking4/11/2011
  Q: Last night Migi SCARED ME after i took him out to do his business i played w/him for a little while ...
  A: Was he eating and drinking okay the day of this? He could have eaten something that had scratched ...
sick buck4/10/2011
  Q: i just got a one year old mini Nubian buck a week ago. He was fine when we got him (maybe a little ...
  A: What is his temperature? I would start him right away on penicillin injectable at 3 cc/100 pounds of ...
Pygmy goat4/9/2011
  Q: We have a 14 week old pygmy goat bottle baby wether that was weaned at 12 weeks. He is out with ...
  A: What is he eating? Grass or browse? Is he pooping and peeing normally? No bloat? I generally do not ...
sick goat ?4/9/2011
  Q: I have a 4 day old pygmy and he was real ambitous the first couple of days today he seems a little ...
  A: Yes about bringing him indoors - what is his temperature? Is he pooping and peeing? Let me know - ...
baby forn blind and having seizures4/8/2011
  Q: We noticed from day 1 that Jr. was acting different. He would stand in the rocking horse stance and ...
  A: Kid goats up to 3 days old cannot see well at all and go totally by smell. The rocking horse stance ...
4 mos. old Doe Sick4/8/2011
  Q: She made it through the night, I gave her the third dose of the Sulmet at 3 cc each, how should I ...
  A: Is she bloated looking anymore? Passing any poop? Have you started her on the mush mixture of ...
kid eating poop4/8/2011
  Q: I am bottle feeding 1 and one half month old Nubians and last night, my best eater, (Bambi) decided ...
  A: So you actually saw him eating the poop? or did you just think what was covering his mouth looked ...
selenium dosage4/8/2011
  Q: I have a two day old Nubian buckling with crooked, weak legs. I was advised to give him a bo-se ...
  A: You gave him the perfect amount of selenium but he also should have vitamin D with it along with the ...
Knots of our goat4/8/2011
  Q: Our pet goat that lives alone, that we have had for a least 12 years is not eating much and has 2 ...
  A: What size are the "knots"/masses? Are both under the same ear? Is the location at the end of the ...
Doe kidding4/7/2011
  Q: I ended up taking her for a c-section,but it we were 3-4 days to early, so the lungs of the kids was ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the outcome though. As an aside, if a vet can give the doe a Dexamethasone ...
Lamancha w/inner ear infection4/7/2011
  Q: He has been treated w/antibiotic subQ and batril ear drops for a week now and is getting worse. Ear ...
  A: What type of antibiotics? Would have him on 3 cc/100 pounds of body weight of penicillin at twice a ...
feed mix for milking4/7/2011
  Q: I have seen some videos of people milking their goats and I always see this bucket full of some kind ...
  A: I use a general livestock pelleted feed that has 14% protein and add about 1/2 cup of Calf Manna (a ...
Sick 4 mos. old4/7/2011
  Q: One of our 4 + mos. old does had a lot of mucous,some whitis, from her nose and could hear her ...
  A: How much penicillin did you start treating her with? What type of poop? Is the stomach bloated or ...
My Little "Special" Goat4/6/2011
  Q: My pygmy goat *Princess* just had a c-section this morning because she went into labor last night ...
  A: That is unfortunately many times the result of a C-section, the doe has no idea what just happened - ...
pygmy goat4/6/2011
  Q: Dogs attacked my pygmy goats 2 days ago. They got one of my momma's protecting her baby. They only ...
  A: I would just start her on penicillin - 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 7 days. You can ...
neutering adult fainting goats4/5/2011
  Q: I am a cvt and also a small hobby farm owner. My husband is a dairy farmer and we have 2 male ...
  A: I generally advise castration via banding at age 2 weeks. If you are comfortable with cutting that ...
7 week old pygmy goat4/5/2011
  Q: weve had him for about a month, i have some questions. he has already passed 1 kidney stone, i think ...
  A: How do you know he passed a stone? Did you catch it in a filter? Kid goats rarely if ever get kidney ...
Very attached Pygmy goat4/4/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old male pygmy goat. I have bottle fed him and because he was born in Jan. He has ...
  A: He does not have a buddy? I totally understand you keeping him inside but now he is so used to this ...
new mother has runs4/4/2011
  Q: My 18 month old new mother goat, a Boer, had twins 2 days ago. She seems very healthy and is ...
  A: Is this a whole corn mix? If so, that is not a good choice for goats as it is difficult for them to ...
Wethered Nigerian Dwarf4/4/2011
  Q: I have two wethered nigarian dwarfs....Bert and Ernie, who I got lost year at 8 wks old....I live ...
  A: Firstly, lamb finisher is not a good idea for any goat - goats need copper and generally sheep ...
Pygmy goat maintenance4/4/2011
  Q: My husband and I purchased a pregnant pygmy goat and she gave birth to her second set of twins a ...
  A: I do not advise use of Valbazen for goats. Goats have a very fast metabolism and many wormers that ...
Rusty mass after placenta passed4/4/2011
  Q: I have a first freshener who just had a healthy single doeling. She had some rusty discharge but ...
  A: The "rusty" mass could either be a mummified/necrotic fetus or an old placental hematoma. I would ...
goat4/3/2011
  Q: Advertisement Expert: Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres - 4/1/2011 Question I have a male ...
  A: With a temp of 102.5 and the weather I would start him on the penicillin or the LA 200. Ammonium ...
stop breeding4/3/2011
  Q: how old is the boer buck when he can no longer breed
  A: This totally depends on his nutrition and general health. Buck goats will mechanically breed close ...
buck paralysis4/3/2011
  Q: We had a buck go down about 2 weeks ago. We got him up closer to the house wormed him twice, once ...
  A: How old is he? Are you keeping him hydrated with oral drenching? What is his temperature? Did he ...
goats and birth4/3/2011
  Q: we have 6 pregnant goats. we usually put them up in a smaller lot and barn when they are ready to ...
  A: The doe probably ate her afterbirth, that is a normal thing for them. As long as the blood is not ...
kid goat (left side gets bigger then the other side everytime he eats4/2/2011
  Q: i am a new goat owner i have 2 fainting goats we do not have the mother just the 2 kid fainting ...
  A: Normal poop? How much milk is he on and how often? I normally advise not allowing kid goats under 3 ...
pregant pygmy goat4/2/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant pygmy goat that had a prolapsed vagina. My question is can I give her a shot of ...
  A: You can give her penicillin if you'd like, will not hurt the kids or her even if she does not end up ...
Abandoned goat baby4/2/2011
  Q: Mother goat had twins and seemed to abandon the 2nd one. We took in house and warmed and fed ...
  A: Sorry for the delay - hoping little one is hanging on - please do call next time - 360-742-8310 ...
Kid Goat4/2/2011
  Q: I recently had boer cross goat that had two kids, both billies. Somehow when given birth the mother ...
  A: Only thing is to get the scent of the mom and the other kid onto this one - perhaps a rag wiped down ...
Baby goat (neubian?)4/2/2011
  Q: i just got a 3 wk old goat and he seems to have a runny nose (white and clear) and now diareaha ...
  A: The yellow diarrhea usually indicates enterotoxemia. Is he up on his CDT toxoid injection? Would ...
Re: Bloat or too fat4/2/2011
  Q: I don't know if u got my email regarding Migi yesterday i notice both side of Migis belly looks ...
  A: Let me know how he is doing now - still looking okay, just looks bloated? You can give him some ...
goats bagels and bread4/2/2011
  Q: is it alright for goats to have bagels or bread
  A: Goats can have bagels and bread (staying away from sour dough type breads) - but they cannot have a ...
Fainting goat not eating4/1/2011
  Q: I have a male fainting goat ,He is a yearling,He stopped eating yesterday. He is still up and moving ...
  A: Is he peeing at all? Is he drinking water? Is he standing strangely - perhaps hunched up and looks ...
death of new born kid4/1/2011
  Q: i have a i year old pygmy goat who i wasnt sure or not if she was pregnant , i have been checking ...
  A: Did the kid look full term? Was there anything unusual looking about the kid? Is the doe eating and ...
Lochia4/1/2011
  Q: My doe gave birth 2 days ago. It was a difficult one where we had to go in and arrange the kids so ...
  A: Would stop the banamine as it is not good for the kid goats. As long as the discharge/lochia is not ...
pour on ivermectin3/30/2011
  Q: my goats, age 6 months to 3 yrs. are covered in dandruff, and I did brush off 2 bugs that had many ...
  A: I advise NOT using pour on or injectable ivermectin - these can be toxic to goats. I advise use of ...
doe3/30/2011
  Q: I have a doe that kidded 1 month ago. since then she has went downhill. Her temp is 102.7 ,she has ...
  A: What color are the inner lower eyelid membranes? Where are you located? Are your pastures/paddocks ...
1st time pregnant goat3/30/2011
  Q: I have a boergoat, which is just over 12months old now, she is now in her last cycle of pregnancy, ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? Have her sides dropped? Is she making nests? Has she lost her ...
SICK 2WK PIGMY3/30/2011
  Q: 2WK PIGMY REJECTED BY MOTHER AT BIRTH, BROUGHT IN HOUSE AND GIVING REPLACEMENT MILK, FIRST BY ...
  A: What color is the poop/diarrhea? Has he received his CDT toxoid vaccination? Is he up to date on his ...
Swollen head after disbudding3/30/2011
  Q: I have Boer/Nubian crosses. Five days ago, I had a guy come in to disbud our bucks, ranging from 4-7 ...
  A: Did they all receive their CDT toxoid or antitoxin vaccinations before the disbudding? Sounds like ...
One day old goat3/29/2011
  Q: My baby goat is a day old, his mother died right after he came out. He did not get his milk from ...
  A: Do you know why his mother died? Was this a hard birth? He needs colostrum - you can get colostrum ...
pregnant doe w/diarhea3/29/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant Nigerian Dwarf Doe that is ready to kid anytime, and she has developed light brown ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Are her sides dropped? Have you changed her diet at all? It is ...
kid bent front legs3/29/2011
  Q: I have a 3 day old kid born with the front legs bent at the knee. He does walk and runs but never ...
  A: He is most likely low on selenium - you could use the selenium/vitamin E gel that they have at the ...
Bump on Lip3/29/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old female Boer goat mother with a bulge on the inside of her lip. She seems ...
  A: Could be an abscess/infection from an injury or it could be from a bee sting or bug bite - do you ...
Pygmy Goat w/ pot belly3/28/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old pygmy buck and he's on grass everyday and a feed supplement once or twice a ...
  A: I would suspect that the reason he gets the pot belly is that his rumen is bloating after he eats ...
Boer Goat Kid3/28/2011
  Q: Our doe had triples Saturday. Two of the kids were still born and one of the kid's back legs bend ...
  A: Is the doe eating and drinking well? The stillborns could have been caused by an intrauterine ...
neubean pre-mature twins3/28/2011
  Q: how much should milk should we feed the one we had to rescued...lungs sound clear has not stood yet ...
  A: Would start the kid on injectable penicillin or oral Sulmet right away as she will most likely have ...
hoarsey coughing with pygmy goats3/27/2011
  Q: Donna, My pygmy buck started with this dry hoarsey cough about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday I noticed my ...
  A: Where are you located? How is their hay - does it look dusty at all? No dust in their grain? Are ...
Re: Mineral salt block3/27/2011
  Q: I was reading an article on black goats and Migi is pure black in color however in this article i ...
  A: Most black goats are either partially or all a very dark brown that in the sunlight shows up as a ...
Are goats easy pets to care for?3/26/2011
  Q: My family might move to a location that has some farm land. I am trying to convince them to let me ...
  A: Depends on what you want from your goat. If you just want pets or show goats, pygmy goats or other ...
Re: Treated wood & Dengue fever3/26/2011
  Q: Good Morning Donna, First off thank u for responding to my question regarding the caramel candy and ...
  A: Re the "treated" you are correct about the chemicals. Sounds like if he is still nibbling on wood ...
2 mon. old gaot spitting up foam from nose and mouth.3/26/2011
  Q: I have a 2 month old baby goat that is spitting up foam and is having trouble breathing. She was ...
  A: The foam is from either eating too fast or eating a poison - where is she housed? Can she get to ...
my 4 week old baby goat has diarrhea3/26/2011
  Q: I have a 4 week old pygmy goat who drinks a milk replacer. He drinks 3 times a day 7 oz. each time. ...
  A: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. What color is the ...
fur lose on goat3/26/2011
  Q: I have twin orphan goats born 2/3/11, I have noticed on the doe that on her back there is a small ...
  A: Do you see any flakes of skin? Do you see any white pin head size things on her hair coat? It is ...
pygmy goat has not eaten in 7 or 8 days3/25/2011
  Q: my question is, my black and white pygmy goat got sick about 7 days ago. We thought it was her horn ...
  A: What is her temperature - I would like the measurement please. How did she get sick - what were her ...
hard utters3/25/2011
  Q: I have a goat that should kid any day now, but her utters have been full for several days now and ...
  A: It is possible that her udders are just very tense from the fullness. I would start massaging them ...
baby goat with blood in stool3/25/2011
  Q: I have a baby dairy goat that is 3 days old and being bottle fed. She gets fresh goat milk without ...
  A: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. Is there diarrhea? If ...
Weak newborn boer3/24/2011
  Q: I had 2 female boer goats born yesterday at this time and both were pretty weak but one was ...
  A: Sorry for such a delay - you are always welcome to call me with emergencies. Hoping you took her ...
irregular growth in front legs of kid3/24/2011
  Q: I have a little alpine doe about 3 weeks old. She was born with slightly crooked front legs, but ...
  A: Was she a single? Would assume this is selenium deficiency and would start her on one 200 mcg ...
cd&t3/24/2011
  Q: Gabriel from PR here again...well I got the cd&t (essental 3 t from colorado serum) BUT i'm soooo ...
  A: I take it the cool pack was no longer cool when you got it? How warm was the CDT bottle? Worst ...
Problems birthing3/24/2011
  Q: We have five pygmy nannies that have all had kids in past years. The birthing was always quite ...
  A: Were the kids larger than they had been in the past? How old are the does? If the kids are larger ...
sick goat3/23/2011
  Q: Background on my two pet goats. I have two three year old wethers, one Nigerian and one pygmy. I ...
  A: Sounds like he has a pneumonia and needs injectable antibiotics right away - penicillin at 3 cc/100 ...
12 days old pygmy kid with green diarrhea3/23/2011
  Q: My doe was born 3/11/2011. She is a bottle baby on whole cows milk. She weigh approximate 3 pounds. ...
  A: First thing, the shaking/quivering that the kid goat underwent was a neurologic side effect from the ...
angora goats flakey skin3/23/2011
  Q: i know that Angora Goats are prone to flakey skin problems and I know it is a common side effect of ...
  A: Firstly, I would advise against Ivomec as it can be toxic to young goats and pregnant does and older ...
aggressive goat behavior3/22/2011
  Q: I have a doe that I have raised from a baby. She sleeps with my pony in her stall at night, and ...
  A: How old is she now? Age will let me know why she is doing this. She most likely is just trying to ...
sick goat3/22/2011
  Q: my 2 year old sanen buck has had a head cold all winter. lots of snot and a cough. no temp. and no ...
  A: What is his temperature? If over 102.5 the it could be a chronic infection. What color is the nasal ...
goat polio?3/22/2011
  Q: I have a goat that I purchased from Texas. She has kidded for me three times each time we lose one ...
  A: How old are the kids when you lose them? Kid goats under 2 months of age (no full rumen yet) never ...
4~5day old goat3/22/2011
  Q: I bought a goat looks less than week old at a livestock sale.The first day he did really well .Th ...
  A: He has enterotoxemia and possibly pneumonia too. If possible you might find a vet who has CD ...
Baby goat enemas3/22/2011
  Q: What kind of soap and oil should I use to give my baby goat his enema?
  A: Is the kid goat constipated? If so, human mineral oil given orally is a good way to help. If you ...
Kids limping/swollen joints3/22/2011
  Q: We had 12 kids born 2 weeks ago to 6 different does (3 Fainting and 3 Boers). The Fainting goats ...
  A: What are the temperatures of the kids with symptoms? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection. ...
pygmy limping3/21/2011
  Q: My 10 year buck has been limping on his front legs. The conditions seems to get worse and then gets ...
  A: Did you take his temperature? Anything above 102.5 indicates an infection. It is certainly ...
External Parasites?3/21/2011
  Q: Our waether is getting bareable here in the northeast. I had my 1 year old Sanaan buck turned out to ...
  A: He could have mange mites. A good poultry or horse/livestock dust works well - dust all over his ...
boer goat not eating3/20/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old female boer goat that was bred around three weeks ago not eating. She did eat 2 ...
  A: What is her temperature? Any foam around the mouth? Is she bloated? Is she peeing and pooping? ...
Pregnant Alpine Nanny3/20/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant nanny, who I believe is getting close. She was given to me, she was apparently ...
  A: Sounds like she is close - once the pelvic ligaments go and the sides are sunken it can be within ...
Coughing Goats in the Herd3/19/2011
  Q: Good Afternoon, I have a heard of 11 pygmy goats and nigerian dwarfs, ages 1 to 5. About a month ...
  A: It is possible it is lungworm. Is their hay dusty at all? Do they have a dry pasture? If it is ...
Age a boer billy can breed3/19/2011
  Q: We bought a 3 month old billy to use for breeding. At what age will he be able to breed the does. I ...
  A: Bucklings are capable of breeding at anywhere from 2 months to 4 months. What makes the decision of ...
Alpine nanny udder problems3/18/2011
  Q: our nanny produced two lovely babies two days ago. They are nursing fine but only on one teat. The ...
  A: The one side of the udder that is not milking, is it soft then a feels like it has milk in it? The ...
Re baby goat3/18/2011
  Q: Sorry for the delay I didn't realize that I had received an answer. Here diarrhea was ...
  A: Whitish diarrhea/stool can be a precursor to E. coli infection of the digestive tract - would watch ...
Feed Question3/18/2011
  Q: I am raising the 4 month old does to become milkers next year, and also have a 1 year old buck. We ...
  A: I remember Charmy. So sorry about her loss. Bucks and wethers should never have any product that is ...
no milk3/18/2011
  Q: I have a doe that had two kids a few days ago, however she never produced milk and we lost both of ...
  A: Was she in generally good health? Did she have any specific symptoms before kidding that would look ...
cd&t3/17/2011
  Q: Gabriel from PR here!.. My doe is due exactly next month..i have been following everything on the ...
  A: It is not absolutely necessary but without a booster 2 to 4 weeks prior to kidding the kid goats ...
Re: Migi ate sharp hard plastic3/17/2011
  Q: This morning i gave Migi his breakfast as usual and i put his food in a small round hard plastic ...
  A: He may have crunched on it but it is usually difficult for them to swallow things like this unless ...
Doe appears to not be standing for nursing3/17/2011
  Q: I have a 3 yo Nubian Togg cross who is a first time freshener. She kidded yesterday around 6pm. ...
  A: If she is not allowing the kids to nurse without eating grain at the time I would advise just taking ...
bloat in young kids3/17/2011
  Q: we are a commercial herd, 14 yrs in. For the last two years I have had problems with alot of bloat ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea (scours)? Brown is digestive upset, green is coccidiosis, yellow is ...
Pygmy Goat w/ UC3/17/2011
  Q: I have a pygmy male goat that was in a lot of pain a ten days ago. It was U/C and it broke free ...
  A: Ammonium chloride just keeps the calculi from getting larger as it keeps the calcium molecules ...
Mom no longer allowing kid to nurse3/16/2011
  Q: One of my Angora goats had twins last Tuesday, one week ago. She let them nurse only after she ...
  A: Do you have a buck around? If the doe's udder is fairly tense then it may hurt her to nurse. The ...
goat behavior3/16/2011
  Q: 3 of our does are first time moms. Each had a set of healthy twins. Queen, the herd "queen", had ...
  A: You chose very well to just take the kid and keep it out of harms way. There are some does who will ...
Amount to Bottle Feed Baby Goat3/16/2011
  Q: Nine days ago we had a unexpected triplets born. The momma only had two teats so she completely ...
  A: At 10 days of age a dairy goat breed kid should be on 11 to 12 ounces of milk four times a day. A ...
Newborn kid with bendable hock3/16/2011
  Q: I have a triplet kid born today and her one hock bends forward as if it were a knee. She can walk ...
  A: Most likely she is selenium deficient. I generally give my newborn kids selenium with vitamin D and ...
Pregnant Goat3/15/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant goat that is due in the next week. Her vulva was swollen for about a week and then ...
  A: Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Have her sides dropped so that she looks thinner? Re the vulva, it ...
goat3/15/2011
  Q: my goat is down with diarrhea she is weak cant stand up what should i do i gave her rehydration ...
  A: How old is the goat? What color is the diarrhea? I would start by giving her pepto bismol - 1/2 cup ...
my goat3/15/2011
  Q: I have a goat i bought from auction and he seems to be sick just lying around and today his legs are ...
  A: How old is the goat? No injuries that you can see? Most likely he has a pneumonia/shipping fever ...
Baby pygmy goat not getting enough milk3/15/2011
  Q: Our baby pygmy goat is 3 weeks old. He is trying to feed but the mother, since today, keeps on ...
  A: I would just take him away from the mom and start bottle feeding him - kicking can lead to injury to ...
Baby Pygmy3/15/2011
  Q: My daughter brought home a male baby pygmy goat 2wks ago from the sale barn, a few days after having ...
  A: Sounds like digestive problems - what type of milk is he getting now? That is what is causing the ...
2 1/2 wk old cant walk3/15/2011
  Q: We have two new babies that are about 2 1/2 wks old...they have seem to have been doing well, ...
  A: It is possible the mom stepped on her or kicked her - would keep her away from mom. Is she up to ...
goats3/15/2011
  Q: My neighbor had 2 goats 1 female the other a male for ovet 2 years. They gave the male away the ...
  A: Goats become used to each other and when one dies or is taken away that is stressful on them and ...
Baby Goat with Fever3/14/2011
  Q: Good Evening, I had one of my pygmies give birth early Thursday morning. She had four, and ...
  A: I advise against Tylan 200 - it has too many possible side effects and one of those side effects is ...
pot bellied boer kids3/14/2011
  Q: I have 2 four month old bucklings that have pot bellies. They are not related,but both are out of ...
  A: It could be simply from eating on the pasture - getting a "grass" belly - the grass takes longer to ...
premature labor3/14/2011
  Q: January of last year I purchased a set of twin does. They were 6 months old at the time not knowing ...
  A: Preterm labor can be from ingestion of some poisonous plants, or Chlamydia infection, or anemia, or ...
minerals for goats3/14/2011
  Q: I have 2 Pygmy does and one Alpine/Nigerian wether. What specific brand of loose minerals do you ...
  A: The wether is the one which you need to watch the calcium to phosphorus ratio in their feed and ...
pet goat3/14/2011
  Q: I have a pet goat. I had taken him in to bottle feed at 3 weeks old, His mother wouldn't feed ...
  A: Where are you located? How old are you? Any chance you need a "service" animal? You can petition ...
12 day old baby goat3/13/2011
  Q: I have a 12 day old pgymy cross baby goat that went down about 5 days ago. Almost lost her, but I ...
  A: What color diarrhea? Brown is digestive, yellow is enterotoxemia, green is coccidiosis and white is ...
Is there another kid3/13/2011
  Q: We have a born that delv twins yesterday around noon. We really thought there were triplets, but the ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answer - know this is late - if she passed her placenta then there would have ...
Goat not dried off3/12/2011
  Q: Our LaMancha doe is due to kid soon. Weeks. She has a nine month old who she still lets nurse. What ...
  A: You must take the 9 month old kid off of her - at this point in time she is probably not producing ...
mastitis3/12/2011
  Q: My goat had triplets 2 1/2wks ago.She has developed mastitis.Should I let the babies nurse as much ...
  A: If she has mastitis then the kids will not get enough milk and to treat the mastitis you should also ...
sick goat3/12/2011
  Q: My dairy goat just gave birth to first babies and she can't get up she acts like her back and legs ...
  A: Did you see her give birth? If so, was it a difficult birth? Are the kids large? How are the kids ...
site injections for kids3/11/2011
  Q: this is my first kidding season with 3 first time does that I purchased in January. They each had a ...
  A: Must be a horse or cattle vet - neck muscles are never quite thick enough in goats, except perhaps ...
Goat not letting her milk down3/10/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old Nubian Doe that has just freshed and she does not appear to be letting her Milk ...
  A: Sounds like she either has a very tense udder or she could have the beginning of mastitis. I would ...
front legs bow forward3/10/2011
  Q: I have a doe kid 36 hours old that has her front legs stiff and bowed forward. They are stiff when I ...
  A: When you say stiff legs - are you looking at below the knees - the knees can bend? Are the lower ...
nubian goat miscarriage3/9/2011
  Q: I have a two year old nubian. She was 3 months pregnant. Two days ago I noticed she was swelling in ...
  A: What type of hay was it - alfalfa, grass, etc.? Generally when they get bloat it does not spread to ...
baby goat not taking bottle3/9/2011
  Q: We have a 2 week old baby boar goat that its mother can not produce milk. We can not get him to ...
  A: What type of nipple are you using for the bottle? Does he have a suck reflex? A Pritchard teat ...
Little LaMancha3/8/2011
  Q: you had helped me with saving little LaMncha early January, here in New York. I unfortunaley found ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about Charmy - love the name. Was everyone up on their CDT boosters? It ...
Mortality Rate3/7/2011
  Q: all my nannys are first time kidding. just wondering what the mortality of the kids will be ?
  A: Several questions - were the does in good shape when bred; were they up on their CDT and selenium ...
goats3/7/2011
  Q: is it safe to give my goats injectable ivomec/ if so how much?
  A: I advise against the use of Ivomec whether it is given orally or as an injection - it was developed ...
wondering3/6/2011
  Q: yes my question is...we have a goats 4 or 5 years old...she had a balloon hanging out 2 day ago and ...
  A: If she has a placental sac hanging out then you must try to get the kid out - it may be large for ...
Kid pygmy goat3/6/2011
  Q: I have a male pygmy goat born 2/16/11. We have had him since 4days old and he is being fed ...
  A: I assume the ratio of water to formula is what is on the label? At 3 weeks of age kid goats should ...
whether nubian boar 12 yrs +/-3/6/2011
  Q: Billy is an older pet initially purchased to keep our first Alpine kid company. In the last month ...
  A: What color are his lower eyelid membranes? What type of feed do you have him on? Does he have a ...
Goat Question3/6/2011
  Q: I have 2 questions if you are able to answer them both that would be great! First I have a 3 year ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answer. Most bucks will urinate on themselves and do all those wonderful ...
goat kid fur missing3/6/2011
  Q: I have a female Nubian goat kid born Jan 2011 that now has about 30 or so spots/patches of fur ...
  A: It most likely is a selenium deficiency - can use selenium and vitamin E gel that some feed stores ...
very very sick litle goat(found on roadside)3/6/2011
  Q: Please help me if you can as Im absolutely stressed.I found a very very malnourished goat on the ...
  A: So sorry for the delay in answering - Since we do not know his age - are his teeth small? - I would ...
Baby Goats3/5/2011
  Q: Our nanny goat just had 2 kids and it looks like something has attacked them. We found them already ...
  A: When you say dead and mangled - no tooth marks - tearing injuries? If you just see a "stomped on" ...
pygmy goats3/5/2011
  Q: I have a female pygmy goat. She has been laying around for a couple days. She can't get up and just ...
  A: Do you know what the vet gave her? How old is she? Was she eating and drinking well before she ...
pregnant doe died3/5/2011
  Q: I had a year old pregnant nubian doe who was 3 1/2 months pregnant. She seemed fine all day but when ...
  A: Where are you located? Any poisonous spiders or snakes? I would check her grain to be sure there ...
Doe giving birth to kids3/5/2011
  Q: I had a doe give birth late last night to one kid. When she was finished with cleaning, she gave ...
  A: Some possible reasons why the two kids were deformed. One is that the doe ate something during the ...
Caring for Pygmy goat mom after babies die3/5/2011
  Q: My pygmy goat gave birth to twins that both died (right after birth I am assuming- I found them when ...
  A: Is she eating and drinking okay? Did the kids seem necrotic at all/infection setting in? Did she ...
goat in labor- help!3/4/2011
  Q: string of mucous stsrted 6 hours ago. is coming out red tinged. she has tried to push, pawing, up & ...
  A: If she has pushed for more than 20 minutes then the kid is in distress and needs help. Wash up and ...
Pregnant spanish goat3/4/2011
  Q: We bought a goat on 9/18/10 and they said that she was already pregnant, (so weve had her for 168 ...
  A: Can you feel kids inside of her? Are her pelvic ligaments gone? Have you seen that her rear end has ...
goats hair loss3/3/2011
  Q: okay. i have read your answer to another question about this. but i just have to be sure I'm judging ...
  A: No little parasites seen on the hair? It sounds like selenium deficiency - even when a goat is on a ...
baby goat3/3/2011
  Q: I have an 8-12 week old nubian/ alpine cross baby I just bought from a dealer. Since the day we got ...
  A: Where exactly is the lump - right under the jaw near the neck or lower? He could have a pneumonia ...
Sick Pygmy buck3/3/2011
  Q: I have an 8 month old Pygmy buck who got sick two days ago. He stopped eating and just stood in one ...
  A: He probably has or had pneumonia and a fever and that caused him to stop eating and then he now is ...
NANNY GOAT3/3/2011
  Q: I have a nanny goat, that just gave birth two days ago to two stillborn babies. She seemed fine ...
  A: What is her temperature measurement? Is she eating and drinking? Were the stillborn kids at term? ...
Curved Spine in Newborn Goat3/3/2011
  Q: Newborn baby female - 4 days old - just noticed that she has a slight curve in her spine. Walks ...
  A: Is she pooping okay? What is her temperature? She may be copper and/or selenium deficient as well as ...
little white eggs attached to hair3/3/2011
  Q: Our 3 wk old fainting goats have white eggs like attached to areas on their hair ends. My son just ...
  A: Certainly sounds like lice. They are too young yet to use Zimectrin horse wormer on them - has ...
goat will/cannot get up3/2/2011
  Q: We have had our pet goat for about 9 yrs.He has always been healthy until about a week ago.Went out ...
  A: What is his temperature? Sounds like it could be a pneumonia and if he does not eat and give his ...
Re: Migi3/2/2011
  Q: Good Morning Donna i notice Migi coughing today so i crushed 2 500mg of vitamin C w/ yogurt and gave ...
  A: The vitamin C and yogurt is excellent and you can give that to him every day. While he is coughing ...
Goat Hair Loss3/1/2011
  Q: We have two goats who seem to be loosing hair on a couple parts of their bodies. The first goat has ...
  A: No flakiness to the skin? Have not seen any mites or lice? If not, then it may just be selenium ...
Nubian kid with cold2/28/2011
  Q: I have a two-week old Nubian kid that has been rejected by the mother, she is one of triplets. I am ...
  A: Is she not sucking a bottle for you? If not she could have a fever. Let me know her temperature ...
Weak 2 week old kid2/28/2011
  Q: On the 25 of Feb I recieved 2 goat kids from my cousin as a gift. I was told they were about 2 ...
  A: What color are the scours. Has she always had the scours since she was ill? How much penicillin has ...
goat magazine2/27/2011
  Q: is their any monthly goat magazines mainly about goats
  A: The only magazine I know of is the Dairy Goat Journal and since I do not subscribe to it I do not ...
Baby goat2/27/2011
  Q: I only have a doe and a buck pygmy goat, the doe had a kid this past Tuesday. We have pinned the doe ...
  A: Bucks can get very aggressive after kidding as the doe is ready to be bred at that point. Kid goats ...
bucks teeth2/26/2011
  Q: im the one that wrote to you about the saanen buck tha was low on his lumbar score. I have been ...
  A: and also when we started the Geritol iron supplement. Are his eyelid mucous membranes a brighter ...
staphylococcus aureus2/24/2011
  Q: We have a LaMancha doe who is having recurring problems with mastitus in both of her udders, it was ...
  A: The vet is correct about being easier and better to treat on a milk-less udder. I am assuming your ...
Pygmy Goat down2/24/2011
  Q: This past Friday we found our female goat down, we took her straight to the vet. They gave her pain ...
  A: Was she at her due date? What type of hay is she on? What other grain or supplements ws she on? Was ...
Stopped producing milk2/23/2011
  Q: My milk goat suddenly within 3 days went from 2 1/2-3 cups to hardly an 1/8 of a cup. No milk. She ...
  A: If possible I would also check her temperature - anything over 102.5 indicates she has an infection. ...
new mom rejecting baby2/23/2011
  Q: Our goat had her first 2 babies this past Sunday and she had the first one alone. We went to check ...
  A: I advise just taking the kid and bottle feeding it - this is the safest and healthiest way for the ...
moving goats from south U.S. to central U.S.2/23/2011
  Q: We have decided to expand our operation after getting our feet wet with meat goats for a couple of ...
  A: My first thought is as yours, nutritional, and more specifically a selenium and/or copper deficiency ...
baby pygmy goats2/22/2011
  Q: Sorry, it wouldnt let me send a reply to the old ones so i had to send a new one. Just got in from ...
  A: Glad the little one seems to be doing well - is there a heat lamp in the barn for her if the ...
baby pygmy goats2/22/2011
  Q: Ill try to be quick with this. I had a pygmy goat (2nd time mom) kidd yesterday morn. Had 2 healthy ...
  A: Did you witness the first birth? If so was it difficult? How is the mom from the first birth? ...
Sinus infection in goats?2/21/2011
  Q: I have several goats in my herd who sound like they have sinus infections. They sound congested in ...
  A: Goats do get sinus conditions. Could be a chronic sinusitis - once inflamed the sinuses just cannot ...
Baby goat with swollen leg2/21/2011
  Q: I have a 3 week old baby Boer goat who had Pneumonia at 1 day old. He was born on a very cold day ...
  A: Where did you give him the injections? Did his cord get dipped in iodine after birth? What is his ...
goat worming2/21/2011
  Q: I need to worm my goats. I am trying to rotate my wormers. I have purchases Prohibit. I need to find ...
  A: Prohibit wormer is for cattle and sheep and is used as a drench - not good for goats - goats have a ...
Freshened Doe2/21/2011
  Q: on feb 6th our doe puddin had her first doeling which we believe was born stillborn or suffocated ...
  A: What feed do you have her on - type of grain and hay? Did she pass the placental tissues? What is ...
loose stools2/21/2011
  Q: I have an almost 2 year old male Nigerian goat who is not eating well today(feed or hay) and has had ...
  A: What is his temperature - measurement please. What did his poop look like before the loose stools? ...
pygmy goats losing hair2/20/2011
  Q: Alright so when me and my mother woke up this morning and petted our boy pygmy goat we were pulling ...
  A: How old is the goat? Copper toxicity usually shows up in young goats as muscle weakness and ...
Human multi-vitamins for boer goats2/20/2011
  Q: I will preface this question by saying our Boer goats have been healthy and have birthed healthy ...
  A: Sounds like your herd is very healthy. Are you just wanting to cover your bases with possible ...
goats2/19/2011
  Q: I have some pregnant nannies that seem to have mites. I look at my other goats and an found white ...
  A: No pour on meds for goats at all - their metabolism is fast and those pour on meds and wormers can ...
after birth2/19/2011
  Q: I just recently had a nanny goat go into labor, but she had three still-borns. After she had them I ...
  A: What did the kids look like - necrotic or not quite full term or ? Was she at her correct kidding ...
radial nerve damage2/18/2011
  Q: Sole. He was diagnosed with radial nerve damage last Monday. His front right leg is limp and he can ...
  A: Just as an aside, why is the vet so sure it is radial nerve damage? - is just where the cranial ...
Baby goat has matted eye2/18/2011
  Q: We have a kid (about 6 days old) who has one eye that is matted shut. She keeps it shut and it is ...
  A: She has a conjunctivitis of the eye, probably from her mom - is the mom eating and drinking okay? ...
Re: Question2/17/2011
  Q: com before but never bothered to look for needles and syringes i went online and tried to purchase 1 ...
  A: LA 200 is thick especially when cold (from refrig). I generally pull back on the plunger to about 3 ...
shivering pygmy/hair loss2/17/2011
  Q: I am happy to report that our pygmy goat is growing his coat, has stopped shivering and is back to ...
  A: Glad to hear everyone is good. The vet is correct in that all goats are different and some even ...
Ivermectin injectable2/17/2011
  Q: Our 7 week old pygmy goat has lice. I took him to the vet and he gave him a shot of Ivermectin. The ...
  A: Neither Ivermectin injectable nor the pour on are acceptable for kid goats - they can be toxic to ...
Overweight Goat2/17/2011
  Q: I have a nubian that is extremely fat. She just had one baby and we actually thought given her size ...
  A: it does take its toll on them reproductively as the fat goes first to the uterus and that often ...
Goats temp.2/16/2011
  Q: Ok, the last question I asked said I had to many follow ups and I had to ask a new question. I ...
  A: You may find some vets and some info that says kids are higher but I have never found that to be ...
SWOLLEN\RUNNEY EYES IN NUBIEN GOAT2/16/2011
  Q: I HAVE A OLDER NUBIAN MALE GOAT THAT HAS DEVELOPED SWOLLEN AND RUNNY EYES IN THE LAST 2 DAYS HE IS ...
  A: Sounds like he has a conjunctivitis/infection in the eyes. Would keep him away from others as this ...
Lump near goats waddle.2/16/2011
  Q: We have a goat kid with a lump on the left side of its neck right beside its waddle. It had gotten ...
  A: Is the kid otherwise eating and drinking well, otherwise acting okay? What is its body temperature ...
goat2/16/2011
  Q: i have a pygmy goat that had a baby last wed. Feb. 9th a week ago, is it normal to still have blood ...
  A: Lochia, or the discharge after birth, is normal up to 6 weeks after kidding and can wax and wane ...
Baby pygmy goat2/16/2011
  Q: My daughter has a 6 day old female pygmy goat, she's got been sick for two days, she fed her her ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? If it is green it is coccidiosis and she will need pepto bismol and ...
Goat health2/15/2011
  Q: We have just not long come out of a long drought and now having some good soaking rain, i noticed ...
  A: The dog poop form usually indicates the goats have worms. Liver infections can also cause white ...
dry yearling vaginal bleeding2/15/2011
  Q: I have a 10 month old female LaMancha that is bleeding from her vagina. The blood is dripping red ...
  A: Hard to say specifically without seeing her. But with that said, it could be she is aborting or ...
Bottle Jaw2/15/2011
  Q: I have a 2-3 year old Boer goat female with bottle jaw. Three days ago, I started her on ...
  A: Are you sure it is bottle jaw? Bottle jaw is where the whole lower and sometimes upper muzzle ...
my goat is losing hair2/15/2011
  Q: I went away on vacation and my neighbor who also has goats kept my two Nigerian dwarf goats on his ...
  A: Looks like and sounds like selenium deficiency - some goats need more selenium supplementation than ...
Pygmy goat can't maintain blood sugar level2/15/2011
  Q: I bought 1 pygmy goats 10weeks old and they cried for 2 days, but where eating. After a few days I ...
  A: Did she have diarrhea when you took her to the vet? It sounds like they do not have the original ...
Re: Scab under belly near penis2/15/2011
  Q: I was rubbing Migi's belly and felt like a dry scab is this his belly button or something of ...
  A: The scab could just be from an area where he was itching. Would just feel it once in a while to be ...
blood in urine2/15/2011
  Q: I have a first time doe who gave birth on Friday. today it looks like there is blood in her urine. ...
  A: Is she bleeding from her vaginal area? It is possible the urine is passing over the bloody discharge ...
mites2/15/2011
  Q: Is it ok to use the Ivermectin pour-on for mites on a pregnant doe?
  A: Ivermectin pour-on is not acceptable for any goats, especially pregnant does. Use of Zimectrin (has ...
7 day old goat2/15/2011
  Q: I have a 7 day old goat born 2/7/11. He is very active following us and our weiner dog all of the ...
  A: Milk replacer for either goats or multispecies will work well for him. The challenge is not feeding ...
RE: our goats & sheep keep dying2/15/2011
  Q: We have, (or had), several pigmy goates and barbados sheep which have just been dying for the past ...
  A: Did they just die or were they ill before that happened? If they were ill prior to that what were ...
Bloat Boer Buck2/14/2011
  Q: We have a Registered Boer Buck that is 8 months old. He is chronically bloated. The bloat started ...
  A: Is he on any grain? Would start him on mineral oil (human type) a.m. and p.m. at about one to two ...
tumor2/14/2011
  Q: One of my does has what appears to be a tumor behind her ear. It is getting increasingly larger. It ...
  A: Is it behind her ear or on her jaw line? A softball is huge, how long has this been developing? Is ...
Goat Stress2/14/2011
  Q: We have a 10 month old registered Boer Doe that we have been showing. She has been out 5 times ...
  A: What is her temperature? What is her regular feed regimen? Is she pregnant? Sounds like she was ...
Mu-Se dosage2/14/2011
  Q: I have a couple of kids that are almost 3 months old that started going down in thier back legs. I ...
  A: Mu-Se is far too strong for goats. I advise use of human selenium tablets along with Vitamin E and ...
boer goat - ? bladder or vaginal prolapse2/14/2011
  Q: Should I do anything? Boer nannie not due till March 3. This morning she has her vagina prolapsed, ...
  A: Sounds like she may have weak muscles along with either some large kids or 3 to 4 kids. Would keep ...
Tetracycline2/14/2011
  Q: I have a 4 day old pygmy goat. It's mom is a first time mom and has abandoned this guy, but has ...
  A: The low temp indicates his systems are not functioning well. He is also susceptible to ...
Goat leg injury - sprain or break?2/13/2011
  Q: male nubian goat that weighs around 150 - 173 pounds. We came in the barn to feed this morning and ...
  A: When you say dangle, is there lateral movement/side to side movement when you gently touch the leg ...
Pregnant goat discharge2/13/2011
  Q: We have a pregnant goat, not entirely sure when she was bred. However, she is absolutely huge and ...
  A: The main item that will tell you when she is ready to kid are the pelvic ligaments - once you cannot ...
Goat after birth2/12/2011
  Q: My pygmy goat just gave birth and the after birth is still hanging out do I need to help her by ...
  A: Do not pull out the afterbirth as you will tear the insides of the placenta and cause bleeding. ...
goat getting diaherra2/12/2011
  Q: my mum have a young goat jus about 6months old and its seems very weak and have constant diaherra, ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? If it is green it is coccidiosis and she would need pepto bismol (human ...
pregnant goat, no labor2/11/2011
  Q: I am a new goat owner. My 2 girl pygmy goats were bred, but I am not sure when. I am also not sure ...
  A: The white discharge you saw on February 1 was most likely the mucous plug and generally can happen ...
hard udder2/11/2011
  Q: I have a first time freshener who kidded Monday. Her udder barely got larger the morning she ...
  A: It is possible that it is mastitis. It is also possible it is just congested and massaging it four ...
mange treatment2/10/2011
  Q: Last summer our small goat farm had a bought with mange. After a good 2-3 months of weekly ...
  A: I do not advise ivomec injectable - it can be toxic to goats as they have such a fast metabolism. ...
lame goat2/10/2011
  Q: I have a 8 yr old Nigerian Dwarf female that can not stand. About a month ago she first became weak ...
  A: What is her temperature - measurement please. What were the symptoms before she became weak - ...
Goat ear infection2/10/2011
  Q: I have a one year old LaMancha that has a peanut butter looking discharge coming from his ear. Is ...
  A: LaMancha goats are well known for getting ear infections and for having mites which can cause ...
injured goat2/10/2011
  Q: Hey my goat got her head stuck in the fence and my dog chewed a hole in her hind leg, like her ...
  A: Would also use hydrogen pyroxide to clean out her wounds - I use a small syringe (without the needle ...
do I have a cocci problem?2/10/2011
  Q: I am baby-sitting two 8-month old kids (does) for a friend and they came to my place about 3 weeks ...
  A: All good questions Stacey. Firstly every pasture, every farm, every goat in the world has ...
inbreeding and linebreeding ?2/10/2011
  Q: I have 4 boer nannies just about to kid any day. I saved a little buck from last spring's crop. ...
  A: Goats are not like dogs when it comes to breeding back to relatives - that is, it does not create ...
Doe goat discharge after birth2/9/2011
  Q: One of my does gave birth to tow kids about two weeks ago and I noticed that she started to have a ...
  A: Did you see her pass her placenta? If not it is possible she still has some left. If the substance ...
Sick kid2/9/2011
  Q: I have a 5 week old kid that has been eating and acting normally until today. At the 4AM feeding she ...
  A: So you have only had them for a week? How far did they have to travel to get to your place? Any ...
Kids died within days of birth2/9/2011
  Q: I am hoping you can shed some light on my situation. My Boer doe kidded triplets on Sunday probably ...
  A: So sorry to hear of the loss. Thanks for all the information - appreciate it. It could be either ...
Natural pain relief2/9/2011
  Q: I have an older pygmy goat with lymes disease. Treated with tetracylene and was doing well, although ...
  A: I use an arthritis homeopathic formula - almost any of these would work - all generally have the ...
Dehorning2/9/2011
  Q: We have a pygmy goat kid that is going to be dehorned. At the time of dehorning Tetanus is supposed ...
  A: I generally give a CDT toxoid (clostridium type C&D along with tetanus) at the time of disbudding ...
baby goats2/9/2011
  Q: I had twin baby pgymys born in zero degree weather on Saturday February,5. The boy is having trouble ...
  A: Are they eating well for you? What does their poop look like? Sounds like it is selenium deficiency ...
follow up on underweight buck2/9/2011
  Q: ---------- FOLLOW-UP ---------- Hi Donna! Just a follow up on the "case" of my 1yr old saanen buck ...
  A: For his weight I would use 1/2 of the human dose twice a day for a week and then once a week for 4 ...
Re: The Flu2/9/2011
  Q: Update: Migi seems to be fine eating well drinking so so like i said hes probably drinking when i'm ...
  A: The answer is that no the flu cannot be passed onto goats or other animals - our flu types are ...
No milk bag2/8/2011
  Q: our nanny had a wonderful bag before she had her babies, she had twins and should have been able to ...
  A: How old are the kids? When you say "kicking them off" you mean getting them to stop nursing for a ...
I need some advice about my pygmy2/8/2011
  Q: Five years ago I purchased two pygmy goats, and last thursday one suddenly passed away. My goats ...
  A: Sorry to hear of the other one passing away. Re the one goat left, had you noticed if the other ...
Grass tetany or listeria?2/7/2011
  Q: Last Thursday I found one of our does lying in the field, very weak, blind, with her head arched ...
  A: How often do you check on the goats? What is in their pasture? What is their temperature? ...
thinkin lung wormes S.O.S please!!!!!2/7/2011
  Q: I live in Wisconsin and have a year old buck and two weeks ago he was fine little sluggish also has ...
  A: What is his temperature? Both sides of his throat are swollen? Has he been not eating for you for ...
mastitis?2/7/2011
  Q: and thank you in advance. Here is my question. Nine-year old alpine kidded on Saturday (Feb. 5, ...
  A: Has she been checked for CAE? A hard udder can be a symptoms of CAE or it can be a symptom of ...
Injured Leg2/6/2011
  Q: I went out the morning of February 5, and I noticed Flopsy, a 2yr old Nubian (smaller tha most, most ...
  A: Is she getting alfalfa as her hay or a grass or other type of hay? The limping could be a ...
baby pygmy down2/6/2011
  Q: male and female. He said they seemed like they was doing good until they woke up this morning and ...
  A: How old are the kids? What is the temp of the ill one? Are they being bottle fed? What does their ...
3 day old pygmy goat stopped eating2/6/2011
  Q: We had a goat born Fri. morning that was weaker than his bother & then mother rolled over on him & ...
  A: Did the doe have CDT toxoid vaccination 4 weeks prior to kidding? With the yellow could suspect ...
7 week olds2/6/2011
  Q: The little LaMancha you helped me bring back is out in the barn with all the others and I see her ...
  A: Glad the little one is doing well. If any of the others seem a little week would give another dose ...
Re: Sulmet Drinking Water2/6/2011
  Q: Sorry to keep bothering u my neighbor just gave me a bottle of sulmet drinking water ever since ...
  A: Sulmet is used for coccidiosis treatment - this is when a goat, usually less than a year of age, ...
My doe Maple Cakes2/6/2011
  Q: When I tried to reply to your last post it gave me a message that said too many follow ups and that ...
  A: Would be sure to orally drench her if she is not eating well or drinking well - and well is by ...
Re: Water Intake2/5/2011
  Q: You know i'm concerned about Migi's water intake i don't see him drinking alot of water however when ...
  A: You shouldn't need to change the water as often - unless the water gets dirty - I just keep fresh ...
Re: Zimecterin2/5/2011
  Q: this morning i wormed migi but i must tell u that it was messy b/c i had to go over his body and i ...
  A: Migi sounds like such a little devil-a cute little devil though! Anyway because it is sometimes ...
Frozen baby goat health2/5/2011
  Q: I am fostering a baby fainting goat that was rejected by it's mother and left in the snow to die. ...
  A: It was very kind of you to help this little guy out. What color is the diarrhea? What type of ...
lumbar score2/5/2011
  Q: Donna..my 1 yr old saanen buck is low on lumbar score..i think he's in a 2..he's off grain feed for ...
  A: What does his poop look like? Does he have any minerals available to him - in a brick form or loose ...
Pregnancy toxemia with drooling/frothing2/5/2011
  Q: One week ago I noticed my three year old Nubian mix not able to chew properly a bunch of hay she put ...
  A: Does her breath have a sickly sweet smell to it? Do you know about how far along she is in her ...
13yr old goat died2/4/2011
  Q: I beleive my 13 yr old male pygmy goat died in his sleep last night. He was perky and prancing as ...
  A: If everything was absolutely normal the day before - and no foam at the mouth, no difficulty ...
my sick kid2/4/2011
  Q: Aloha Donna, please help. I have a little billy kid and he is really sick. on monday, he was fine. ...
  A: Depending on the color of the diarrhea that will tell us what he might have. I would suggest ...
Re: Hay2/4/2011
  Q: I just went to the feed store and purchased the ZIMECTERIN 1.87 IVERMECTIN PASTE for horses but i'm ...
  A: I believe they have to say that about the Zimectrin for liability purposes but I use it on all my ...
Re: Meds2/3/2011
  Q: Do i squeeze the zimecterin paste on the tongue or under the tongue of Migi like when i give him ...
  A: Once you put the lock on the measurement on the plunger then you remove the cap off the end and ...
Re: Needles2/3/2011
  Q: Can i use a 20 gauge 1/2" needle for thick antibiotics such as LA-200 or Procaine Penicillin G b/c ...
  A: 20 gauge 1/2 inch or 21 gauge 1/2 inch for intramuscular (in the thigh) injections. For ...
goat birth and vaginal prolapse2/3/2011
  Q: OK, i have a 2 yr old doe. she was heavy bread and developed vaginal prolapse. within 2 days of ...
  A: Generally only one amnionic sac per kid - are you sure the first one that she passed was all of it? ...
More symptoms found in our goats2/3/2011
  Q: Donna, We have last spoken 2-3 weeks ago about an unknown diease in my goats. I now have a ...
  A: Firstly, re the urinary calculi - does do not get this, just the bucks and wethers and the symptoms ...
minerals2/3/2011
  Q: I always perform a ''search'' before asking just to not be asking something that has been answered ...
  A: The calcium to phosphorus ration should be at least 2:1 with 3:1 being best. So with that, the ...
female pygmy with poor appetite2/2/2011
  Q: I have an older female pygmy goat. she was abandoned by previous owners and I'm not sure how old she ...
  A: What is her temperature? Sounds like she is selenium deficient - you can give her oral human ...
Diarrhea2/2/2011
  Q: I have 2 goats, 1 Boer, 1 Lamancha. They are both about 2 weeks old now. I have been bottle feeding ...
  A: What color is their diarrhea now? What is their temperature? Green diarrhea indicates ...
Re: Migi Coughing2/2/2011
  Q: Migi started coughing today 3 times and has had clear runny snot but his nose was always wet ...
  A: I would stay with the immune enhancers if you can. Would not use antibiotics unless you see him ...
Goats losing hair/shivering2/1/2011
  Q: Me again about my pygmy shivering and hair loss. I gave the selenium/vit e and d combo last week and ...
  A: Could you remind me what their poop looks like. Fish tail is know to be from copper deficiency ...
Growth2/1/2011
  Q: I have five goats, a Nubian, a toggenburg, and three kinders, and I'm worried about their growth. ...
  A: Are they on the thin side also? What does their poop look like? What does their mucous membranes of ...
unusual aggressive behaviour2/1/2011
  Q: I own two pet pygmy goats a nanny and her kid. The kid will be at least 12 months now and has ...
  A: At a year of age this is the time when goats want to become the alpha - she is challenging you and ...
goat ilness2/1/2011
  Q: I have a goat that until yesterday was getting around fine eating and drinking normally. Yesterday ...
  A: Is she bloated? Has she been peeing and pooping? Normal poop? How old is she? Is she pregnant? Are ...
Goats Urinary Calculi2/1/2011
  Q: We have a goat with urinary calculi and were reading on the internet about prevention and treatment. ...
  A: The calcium to phosphorus ratio should be at least 2:1 but 3:1 is best. We use a general livestock ...
swollen, hard hind leg2/1/2011
  Q: I have two five year old female goats (sisters), who both had laminitis. Shane is now doing fine, ...
  A: The main reason for laminitis is that the goat is getting too much protein and this can turn to ...
Re: Migi & Salt Blocks for Goats2/1/2011
  Q: I'm planning to buy Migi a good salt block b/c the one i have is too old my neighbor gave it to me ...
  A: Then best salt blocks for goats are horse blocks - these have copper in them which goats need as ...
Death of all newly born goats1/31/2011
  Q: I am writing From Beirut, Lebanon. Our family herd consists of 250-300 different types of goats all ...
  A: What were the symptoms prior to their deaths? What were their body temperatures while ill? Do you ...
6 Month Buck dropped1/31/2011
  Q: My 6 Month old buck kid is very Lethargic and there seems to be bloody show from his rearend. At ...
  A: What is his temperature? He is eating or drinking at all? What does his poop look like? Is he ...
Large Udder, Larger teats1/31/2011
  Q: I have a boer-cross doe that has kidded for me four times. After her first kidding, her udder ...
  A: Firstly, would take the kids off and bottle raise - this is easier for the kids and more healthy - ...
week-old kid stumbling, front leg weakness1/30/2011
  Q: We have a week old Boer kid who is unstable in his front legs; back legs seem strong and steady. He ...
  A: He possibly has either joint ill (was his umbilical cord dipped in iodine after birth) infection or ...
Re: Migis Poop1/30/2011
  Q: Sorry again for all the emails if its not one thing its another however i notice Migis poop is not ...
  A: Would not worry about it unless you ever see him hunched up. If he is peeing fine then it is not ...
Hard Udder1/30/2011
  Q: Our boer kidded her first doeling + couldn't get up, wouldn't eat/drink but kid still nursed. I ...
  A: What is her temperature? For mastitis it is best to use penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight ...
sick goat down1/30/2011
  Q: My wife and I run a animal rescue here and we have a female goat go down on us( she is of the alpine ...
  A: sorry for the delay in answering Sounds like either hypocalcemia (is she being fed straight alfalfa ...
baby boer with pneumonia1/30/2011
  Q: We have a 2wk old baby boer that we had to bring inside a few days ago due to pneumonia. Since he ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. If the temperature is uner 40 degrees he should have access to a heat lamp - ...
Vaginal bleeding in new kids.1/30/2011
  Q: I have 3 kids that were born almost a week ago. Two were born to the same mother and the third to ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering. Are the does okay? You might take temperatures on these kids ...
Re: Migi & Virgin Coconut Oil1/30/2011
  Q: Update on Migi: i started giving him his IMMUNE ENHANCERS again 5 days & then stop 5 days repeating ...
  A: Are you talking about putting the oil on his skin? Not oral, right? Coconut oil does not normally ...
How much or often should a bottle baby poop?1/29/2011
  Q: We rescued a 2 week old pygmy goat from previous owners that gave him up just after having him 1 ...
  A: Kid goats do not need probiotics as their rumen is not functioning at this age. An enema sometimes ...
lactating goat died suddenly1/29/2011
  Q: I had a goat with 3 week old twin kids. She appeared to be healthy and was eating well. She was ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - was she up on her CDT vaccinations and did you notice any wounds ...
Broken leg and infection1/28/2011
  Q: I have an old nanny who broke her leg three weeks ago. When we found her laying down and not ...
  A: You are sure she broke her leg or is that she is just not wanting to put any weight on it? Where ...
Shivering pygmy goat1/27/2011
  Q: Our 4 year old pygmy wether has been shivering/shaking with loss of undercoat and belly fur since ...
  A: What is his current temperature? 105.8 indicates a fever and most likely sounds like pneumonia with ...
3 week old baby goat loss of hoof and other issues1/27/2011
  Q: I have a kid that was born on January 2nd. She was a twin and the twin died when smothered by her ...
  A: Re the amount of milk, at 3 to 4 weeks of age amount of milk is about 6 to 10 ounces every 4 hours ...
Re: Migi1/27/2011
  Q: I don't seem to know whats wrong w/Migi he still continues to bite that area and i fearing the worse ...
  A: You could try some people benadryl to see if he is possibly allergic to something around his place - ...
worried about prego pygmy goat1/27/2011
  Q: my pygmy goat has been showin signs of pre-labor for 2 weeks. she has showed all the signs except ...
  A: Do you have an exact date of kidding? Are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? Is ehs otherwise eating ...
Re: Migi1/26/2011
  Q: I just spoke to a lady name Sue Reith and she told me that she thinks he might have Urolith Stones ...
  A: If a goat has urinary calculi/stones they do not pee at all - their tummies swell up - they grind ...
Follow up on Cleo wih dog bites1/26/2011
  Q: It looks like Leo(female Alpine dairy goats,about 130lbs) has torn ligaments in her knee on her left ...
  A: I would have her on long term antibiotics - the Tramadol and Previcox are only for pain and ...
A rescued baby goat1/26/2011
  Q: I have had this baby goat for about 3 weeks. She is approximate. 3 months old. I was told that she ...
  A: So she is off the bottle? What is she eating currently? Is she peeing and pooping okay? Does she ...
Re: Migi & Ringworms1/25/2011
  Q: As u know regarding Migi's itch could it be that he may have ringworms in that area if so how to ...
  A: Ringworm is easy to see as rings of hair loss with a reddish tissue in the middle. If you see these ...
3 day old nubian is producing milk1/25/2011
  Q: my first time freshener Nubian Doe just gave me twin girls 3 days ago. one of the newborn girls is ...
  A: Is the doe's line a good milk producing line? If the doe is on a very high protein grain it is ...
Re: Migi1/25/2011
  Q: Yesterday i sprayed him w/the lanacane antiseptic then applied the clindamycin and he was doing ok ...
  A: The possible licking of the lysol wiped items will not hurt Migi. I would think he just scratched ...
Diarrhea in a Boer nanny1/24/2011
  Q: What to do for diarrhea in our nanny? She has 5 day old kids, she was nursing and eating fine-until ...
  A: Did the doe eat the placenta? If so, goats can get diarrhea from that or it could be the stress of ...
newborn kinder goat1/24/2011
  Q: mom goat rejected the baby,we milked mom and fed the baby yesterday severalkhg72 times. this morning ...
  A: Did the mom get selenium before she kidded? A newborn kid needs colostrum for at least 24 hours - ...
Re: Migi's Lanacane1/24/2011
  Q: Sorry for all the emails & questions regarding Migi however regarding the spray i bought this spray ...
  A: If you find any spray that humans can use for wounds or inflammation or itching you can also use ...
kid goat1/23/2011
  Q: my recently orphaned kid has began foaming at the mouth this morning. he was orphaned 2 days ago, ...
  A: So sorry for the delay in answering - I was out of town Saturday and Sunday unexpectedly with family ...
Hi Donna1/23/2011
  Q: the 5 week old doe does not have any heat in her rear legs. No temp either. I gave her 1/2 tsp ...
  A: So sorry for the delay in answering - I was out of town Saturday and Sunday unexpectedly with family ...
using milk after antibiotics for kid1/23/2011
  Q: momma had bad mastitis but seems to be gone now. was wondering when i could reintroduce baby to ...
  A: Antibiotics such as penicillin and LA-200 are okay for kids. Did you use any intramammary ...
painfull death within 24hrs of onset sickness1/23/2011
  Q: i had a 70kg pet goat, who was not herself, sitting down quietly moaning,not eating,i called vet,who ...
  A: What was her temperature? Was she pregnant? How old was she? Sounds like she had a uterine or ...
goat with dog bite1/22/2011
  Q: My femal goat was attacked last night on her hind legs pretty bad I live in country with no vets we ...
  A: If the wounds are deep it is best to irrigate them twice every day with hydrogen peroxide and then ...
parasites1/22/2011
  Q: can revolution be used on goats? if so do you know dosage?
  A: Generally dog and cat wormers are not used on goats - I always recommend use of oral horse wormers ...
newborn goat care1/22/2011
  Q: We live in SE PA and it was 2 degrees F last night. Although we didn't know she was pregnant, Our ...
  A: So glad you brought them in from the cold. Glad they are doing well. I do not put kids outside if ...
Sick doe after kidding1/22/2011
  Q: My four year old doe just kidded last night. She had two healthy kids. The first kid she cleaned and ...
  A: Are you bottle feeding the kids - a must I would expect so they have enough nutrition. If she is on ...
Listeriosis1/22/2011
  Q: Good morning. I've poured over the internet after my goat took ill on Thursday. Initially I thought ...
  A: So you found moldy food or moldy hay? That is the cause of listeriosis. It could have been a ...
address1/21/2011
  Q: I thought I should ask this online in order to share with others the great advise that I get from ...
  A: but no, so could you please send me your address again so that I can mail out that information to ...
flesh lump between goats hooves1/21/2011
  Q: a while ago I asked a few questions about a goat who had a lump in her stomach, and also gets stiff ...
  A: Is any part of the side with the affected hoof warm to touch? What is her temperature? Is she ...
Goat due to kid1/20/2011
  Q: I have an 18 month old Boer/Nubian goat that is due to kid on 1/28/11. She has had some white ...
  A: Do you have a due date? Are her pelvic ligaments gone or disappearing (that is your best guess at ...
dog bite wounds1/19/2011
  Q: Our female Alpine dairy goat has multiple dog bites to her right hind leg. She has been treated by a ...
  A: Where are the wounds? Are they being irrigated daily so they can heal from the inside out? Is she ...
My goat is not breeding ?1/18/2011
  Q: I have a goat that is 3yrs old. She appears to be cycling but not taking to the Billy goat(and trust ...
  A: Have you always noticed this in her before? Or is she new to your herd? When you say she appears to ...
management of kids1/18/2011
  Q: request to tell me in detail of goat kid management including the injections and dewormers
  A: General kid management includes: 1. CDT toxoid vaccination of 1 cc at 2 weeks (when disbudding and ...
Re: Migi1/17/2011
  Q: Good Morning Donna, Update: Migi is doing GREAT! Again thanks however i wanted to ask u after alot ...
  A: Concerning the mosquitoes - the only real worry is West Nile Virus - but I do not believe you have ...
Goat Illness1/17/2011
  Q: In the last few years we have had 5 males and 1 female goat die of something that we cannot figure ...
  A: Some questions for you: Did you take temperatures on them and if so, what were the measurements? ...
Wormy Boer Wethers1/17/2011
  Q: The goats are looking much better. After they all got wormed I started giving all the females ...
  A: Glad they are looking better. Re the amount calculation, you do not need to add in what they are ...
water intake...any more ideas?1/17/2011
  Q: ...God! Im out of tricks for trying to get this Mr. to drink water! I did the Kool Aid..liked it the ...
  A: Banana plants are okay for goats. Does he have a salt block or loose mineral salt available to him? ...
CL in Dairy goats1/17/2011
  Q: I have 7 dairy goats that I purchased about 4 years ago. A year ago I took a sample of the puss ...
  A: It is possible for the CL to infect humans through the drinking of raw milk. Back in April I ...
Leg In a goat1/17/2011
  Q: My goat had a blanket or sock i think some people call it. There shelter caught on fire and i think ...
  A: Sorry, not quite understanding what happened to your goat. Is it that the goat caught its leg or ...
2 blind kid goats1/16/2011
  Q: The kids weigh about 80-90 pounds. My husband was giving them 3 cc of thiamine per day and is ...
  A: I use oral thiamin and give 3 to 6 mg twice a day for adult goats or goats over 75 pounds for ...
baby goat1/16/2011
  Q: i have a BABY GOAT THE MOM HAD HIM YESTERDAY AND SHE DIED TODAY HE WONT EAT AND HE IS VERY WEAK WHAT ...
  A: Sounds like they have an infection from the mom and that is what she died from. Would start him on ...
kid goats went blind1/14/2011
  Q: What would make two kid goats go blind at the same time. We did not want them bred so they were in ...
  A: Do their eyes have any discharge? Are the pupils white or opaque now? Both eyes or one? Sounds like ...
Lopsided Udder1/14/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old Oberhasli dairy goat with a lopsided udder. I had been milking Cloie (our goat) ...
  A: The times before that she had an udder was it imbalanced? Does the udder feel hot to touch? What is ...
forgot to tell u1/14/2011
  Q: Donna i forgot to mention that the previous owner of the Saanen buck that i have now, told me that a ...
  A: The only urinary procedure would be to cut off the "pizzle"/end of his penis so that the urine flows ...
bleeding during pregnancy1/14/2011
  Q: I have a Saanen who is approximately 4 months pregnant. The problem now is that she is bleeding from ...
  A: It is certainly possible she was injured and that is causing a miscarriage. It could also be a ...
Boer Goat and Pond Ice1/13/2011
  Q: we have two adorable sister Boer goats and a 1 acre pond that we keep the aerator on for our foul. ...
  A: The only thing you could do is put a fence up around the pond or you could use two hot wires to ...
drinking water1/13/2011
  Q: Gabriel from puerto rico here again ! I recently bought a saanen wether. 11 months old ( or buck :) ...
  A: What is his temperature? He could have a shipping fever/pneumonia from stress of moving. Re the ...
goat miscarriage1/13/2011
  Q: We have a boer doe who is just about 1 yr. She was breed this fall, she seems to have miscarried ...
  A: What is her temperature? Sounds like she has an infection and may need penicillin injections. Is ...
Re: Migi1/13/2011
  Q: Just wanted to let u know as we speak we are having a SEVERE THUNDER STORM w/THUNDER & LIGHTNING and ...
  A: Do you take any multivitamins? If so these would help with immune enhancement. Do you have any beer, ...
old nanny goat1/12/2011
  Q: Follow up on "old nanny goat": As far as I can tell my nanny goat has been able to poop and pee. ...
  A: Feed regimen sounds fine. The olive oil would work well - give about 1/2 cup every 2 to 4 hours to ...
goats1/12/2011
  Q: three of my goats have dry brown mucus ? on their nostrils. could they be sick. just a few of them ...
  A: What have they been eating - on pasture or browse - can they get into anything toxic/poisonous? ...
old nanny goat1/11/2011
  Q: This is the first time I've ever asked a question through a website. I just went to feed my nanny ...
  A: Has she been pooping and peeing okay? Drinking and eating well? Sounds like it could be either ...
baby with swollen ears1/11/2011
  Q: We have a 4 day old boer kid and the last 2 days noticed his ears are swollen and seem like they are ...
  A: What is his temperature? Could well be an infection from his mom. Is the mom doing well? Is he ...
Update on LaMancha1/11/2011
  Q: just wanted to let you know little LaMancha is still with us. I am keeping her warm, fluids as much ...
  A: From one crazy goat lady to another - you're doing a great job! I am happy help as much as I can. ...
heat in goats and deworming1/11/2011
  Q: 1)after birth of kid when is the next heat 2)morning or evening which is the best time for deworming ...
  A: 1. Depdending on the breed of goats - dairy goats can come into heat within a month after kidding ...
My Boer Billy1/11/2011
  Q: Yesterday I noticed my billy, who is not yet a year old, was crying like he was in pain, foaming at ...
  A: He ingested a poison of some sort - the grinding of his teeth is from his stomach being in spasms. ...
Goat AI...1/10/2011
  Q: Is there somewhere I can buy a training DVD on how to perform Artificial Insemination in goats? I ...
  A: We performed AI for many years on our herd. There was a video available many years ago - I believe ...
Re: Migi1/8/2011
  Q: doing a little jumping around he eating much better today however i am so DREADING TOMMORROW for his ...
  A: Re preneventive type items could be giving Migi immune enhancers every few days or when you see him ...
blood in urine of goat kid1/8/2011
  Q: i have two month old goat kid . today blood is found in the urine . kindly advise which medicine to ...
  A: Is the goat eating and drinking well? Have you taken a temperature on the goat? Are you sure this is ...
blood from rectum1/7/2011
  Q: When feeding my herd today I noticed that one of my nannies was bleeding from the rectum. The blood ...
  A: Is she bred? How old is she? Do you have a buck in the herd with her? Is she otherwise eating and ...
sick male pigmy goat1/7/2011
  Q: I just found my goat laying on his side moaning and doesn't look good. From things I just read I ...
  A: How old is he - what is his temperature - is he bloated? Can you sit him up? Any chance he got into ...
goat1/7/2011
  Q: just wanted to let you know. I thank it might have been her vagina prolapesing. has gone back in. ...
  A: Let me know - Donna
Need advice-update1/7/2011
  Q: It is noon, and little hunchy LaMancha is still hanging on. She actually got out of box twice, and ...
  A: Is she pooping at all? Any whitish/cream colored rectal discharge? It is also possible we are ...
pregant nanny with hurt hind leg with swollen vaginia1/7/2011
  Q: I have a 3 yr old nanny that hurt her hind leg right before x-mas. she had blood and fluid from her ...
  A: What is her temperature? Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? The two symptoms could be separate from ...
possible poisonous plants1/7/2011
  Q: We live in La Union, New Mexico which is at the far south end of the state. We just acquired three ...
  A: Unfortunately all the plants and trees that you mention can be poisonous to goats - generally though ...
Re: Migi's Condition1/6/2011
  Q: Migi's doing better however hes still not active like i would like him to be, hes got 2 more shots 1 ...
  A: It might take him a few days to get back to his active self. But as long as he is eating and ...
Need Advice!!1/6/2011
  Q: we took in several mixed breed kid Does. Some born early Dec. to Dec.24th. Ages now 2 1/2 to 4 weeks ...
  A: Re the first kid that died it could have had pneumonia and a fever with the "dizzy eyes". Did you ...
coughing & bad breath in doe1/5/2011
  Q: We took her in because the other party was going to put her down.(she a sweetheart) I was told she ...
  A: What is her temperature - measurement please. Is she eating and drinking? Is she peeing and ...
Nutrition on pregnant goats.1/5/2011
  Q: As a farmer who uses free range (communal land) to graze his goats, which nutritional supplements ...
  A: At the beginning of pregnancy and up to the last 4 weeks of pregnancy the doe should have a good ...
feeding kids1/5/2011
  Q: How often do you need to feed newborn goats? How much milk should you give them at each feeding?
  A: Up to 3 days of age every 2 hours, 3 days to 10 days every 4 hours, then about every 4 to 6 hours ...
Re: Migi1/5/2011
  Q: Its 9:55 pm just took migi's temp its back up to 104.8 so i gave him his last MILK OF MAGNESIA w/1/2 ...
  A: You can still use the LA-200. I would start that at 4 cc per 100 pounds of body weight - he pro ...
Skeet1/4/2011
  Q: Skeets temp is 102., his grain is mold free and when I layed him down to temp him he had a hard time ...
  A: Re the feed he is on, the protein is a bit high and that may be causing a laminitis. Did we talk ...
Wormy Boer Wethers1/4/2011
  Q: I have two 2yr old boer wethers who live in a herd of boer does that all just had babies. The farmer ...
  A: So the does died after kidding or the kids? Did you ever take temperatures? What color were the ...
buck pain at urination1/4/2011
  Q: I have an approximately 6 month old nubian buck. Yesterday and today he was "voicing loud pain" ...
  A: Sounds like urinary calculi - what type of grain do you currently have him on? What type of hay do ...
nubians1/3/2011
  Q: I have 2 nubians female goats ready to give birth soon and one male nubian. Do I need to separate ...
  A: I always advise separating the males, whether the male is a buck or a wether, from the pregnant ...
Re: Migi1/3/2011
  Q: I took his temp this morning from 105.1 it went down to 102.0 but he is still not eating his stomach ...
  A: I might start him on the milk of magnesia along with probiotics and the vitamins. The fever meant ...
Aged Goat with diarrhea and large udder1/3/2011
  Q: We received one of our goats via friends who didn't want her anymore. She is 100% Nubian, 9 yrs old, ...
  A: What is her temperature? Is she up to date on her worming? Are her eyelids pale in color or a pink ...
Re: Migi's condition1/3/2011
  Q: I'm so scared b/c Migi hasn't eatin & drink water at all today i gave him 1/2 of the aspirin in the ...
  A: Is he pooping? Is the left side of the stomach hard? What is his temperature? The amoxicillin may ...
Re: gurgling noises in his tummy1/2/2011
  Q: Could this be BLOAT? Could it be that i'm giving him the amoxicillin, + the 1,000 mg vitamin c + ...
  A: Does his stomach look bloated? Does it look like a balloon on either side? Is he eating hay and ...
goats1/2/2011
  Q: what can i do to stop our pygmy goats from eating the trees in the pen
  A: Do they have a mineral block or loose minerals available? Sometimes goats eat the bark as they are ...
Pygmy Goat with Eye Mucus1/1/2011
  Q: What can I do naturally to get rid of the mucus that is forming in my goat's eyes? I'm in the ...
  A: Are the eyes cloudy? Is this just "goop" forming at the corners of the eyes? Is he otherwise eating ...
FEEDING NEWBORN1/1/2011
  Q: WE FOUND A BABY GOAT, DID NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT WAS BORN. THE MOTHER IS NOT DOING GOOD. THE BABY IS ...
  A: Sorry for the delay - I was traveling - He needs more colostrum - powdered from the feed store is ...
sick baby Nigerian goat12/31/2010
  Q: These two kids have overnight developed clear to white nasal discharge the male is off feed for one ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering - most likely they have a pneumonia. Have you taken their ...
goat12/30/2010
  Q: how long should it take after goats backend starts swelling &enlargeing befor baby might be born ? ...
  A: The main sign as to when kidding might be is the pelvic ligaments - starting at about 4 inches from ...
my goat12/30/2010
  Q: My goat recently gave birth to two kids recently. I was worried though because I've noticed ever ...
  A: Are you sure it is from the rectum/anus? Or is it from the vaginal area? They are close together so ...
Skeet our goat12/30/2010
  Q: he was a 4-h goat, the lucky goat that didn't go to sale. I think he has ring worm, well a round red ...
  A: The ringworm, if that is what it was, would not have anything to do with paralysis. When you say ...
sick baby goat 5 days12/29/2010
  Q: my baby goat is a dwarf nigerian very small was doing ok it seemed the first few days . Yesterday i ...
  A: Coul.d be pneumonia and/or selenium deficiency - would start on penicillin at 1/2 cc subcutaneously ...
Goat Paralyzed12/29/2010
  Q: I am from India. My goat kid was bitten by a dog on the spine, it has fractured her spine and both ...
  A: If the dog has rabies the goat will have rabies now and this will not be successfully treated ...
Wethers v. Does12/28/2010
  Q: I am planning on getting 2 nigerian dwarves for strictly pets. Will you give me the basic care of ...
  A: Either wethers or does make good pets. The only item with does is that they will be coming into a ...
goats12/28/2010
  Q: Do I need to take away my male goats from the female after they have bread her a quite a few times ...
  A: I generally advise also to keep the doe and her kids separate from the bucks all the time. The doe ...
does not coming back in heat12/27/2010
  Q: I have seven Boer does. Six of these have never been bred, one is older. The young ones are 1.5 ...
  A: What is the lumbar score of the does - too fat (need to feel their ribs and backbone to know this) ...
Goat constipation12/27/2010
  Q: I have a pygmy goat who cant poop i also have not seen him pee in 7hours.He does seem to be in some ...
  A: Is his stomach bloated or distended? What type of feed do you have him on? If it is a dairy type ...
Possible Cystic/Short Cycles??12/26/2010
  Q: I have a 6 yr old doe who has freshened every year fine, and came into a good standing heat each ...
  A: I tend not to like to use chemicals to bring them into heat as this usually masks the real problem. ...
Elderly goat12/26/2010
  Q: I have a mixed breed Nigerian dwarf who is almost eighteen years old,about five years ago she ...
  A: Sounds like you have taken very good care of her. Is the outpouching on either side of the abdomen ...
Older doe with vaginal bleeding12/25/2010
  Q: I have a doe who is around 11 or 12 years old who has had trouble with vaginal bleeding. There is ...
  A: Sorry for such a delay in answering - had an emergency. Doubt it is high calcium as you are not ...
types of hay12/25/2010
  Q: Should I feed my goat alfalfa along with bermuda, timothy, or orchard hay? (I do NOT have a pasture)
  A: Most goats do not need alfalfa. A good timoty, orchard or even regular grass hay works fine. ...
Is my Pygmy in heat or ill?12/24/2010
  Q: I have a female Pygmy that we have had since spring. I do not know how old she is, we rescued her. ...
  A: A clear discharge with swollen vaginal area certainly indicates heat, but blood is not normal. Is ...
LIMPING GOAT12/24/2010
  Q: MY GOAT WAS SCARED BY A DOG AND JUMPED INTO ARE FRONT DECK WHEN SHE JUMPED SHE FELL AFTER THAT SHE ...
  A: When you touch the whole leg does it cause extreme pain anywhere in particular? Is it hot to the ...
newborn boar kid cannot stand up12/23/2010
  Q: we were given a 18 hr old female kid that was a twin. Her mother would not feed her . She could ...
  A: If the temp is over 102.5 then she has an infection and that is possible why her mom did not feed ...
Abscesses that don't have CL-type pus12/22/2010
  Q: An older Nigerian ruptured a soft lump at the corner of her mouth today. I noticed it but before I ...
  A: What type of hay are they fed? Are they allowed out on pasture? It certainly does not sound like CL. ...
Re: Aggressive Behavior12/22/2010
  Q: Oh no i'm deathly afraid of Urinary Calculi so i don't want to give him too much calcium or ...
  A: The horse blocks usually (I would still check the label anyway) have the correct 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of ...
Re: Chewing and eating press wood12/21/2010
  Q: I need to ask u this question regarding our furniture thats made out of press wood Migi loves to ...
  A: Unless you know for sure what the pressed wood has in it, most do have lots of glue and some other ...
grief12/20/2010
  Q: My pygmy goat just passed away last Monday and my other 2 pygmies are upset and its easy to see that ...
  A: You are correct about goats grieving, they certainly do. Would totally change all the bedding in ...
transportation?12/20/2010
  Q: I am going to be picking up 2 nigerian dwarfs soon, and I was wondering how should I transport them? ...
  A: How far do you have to drive? How big are these/how old? They like close feeling when traveling - ...
aspirin for cae symptoms12/20/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old ND wether that seems stiff when he walks and gets up. I have noticed it for ...
  A: Generally CAE symptoms show themselves at 2 years of age. Is the weather cold where you are? Does ...
pygmy doe12/19/2010
  Q: We got our pygmy doe in Oct. she was pregnant and supposed to kid the first two weeks of November ...
  A: What is her temperature? Where are you located? It sounds like it could well be pneumonia for which ...
Sick pygmy12/17/2010
  Q: About 3 weeks ago I bought my first pygmy goat. I am not exactly sure how old he is, But I was told ...
  A: What color was the diarrhea/is the poop now? WHat is his temperature? Ivomec is not a good choice ...
very sick goat12/17/2010
  Q: we have a goat who we suspect has eaten rhododendrum leaves... very unwell for last couple of ...
  A: Why do you suspect rhodendrons? Any froth at the mouth when you found her? What is her body ...
goat12/17/2010
  Q: One of my goats had a baby today and the doe can't get up and walk. Her hind legs don't function. ...
  A: Did you see the birth happen? If so, did the doe have a great difficulty with kidding/pushing? ...
hair loss around injury on goat12/15/2010
  Q: I have a 9yr old Alpine Nanny goat. She had an injury about three weeks ago, I am not sure what ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates that the infection has spread. Penicillin ...
need shorter catheter for pygmy goat12/15/2010
  Q: My 6 mo. pygmy goat was catheterized (permanently) 8 weeks ago. The 8" long Foley catheter (Bard ...
  A: Could I ask why OSU had to do a permanent catheter? Hoping it was not for urinary calculi. Aside ...
potty training goat12/14/2010
  Q: We just got her last week.Although my dogs clean the peepee an poop up.I still need to train her.All ...
  A: To start with, whenever a goat stands up from a lying position it will pee and probably also poop ...
nanny in the winter12/14/2010
  Q: my son has a nanny goat and it's a nice little goat but now it's winter and i'm worried she will ...
  A: Especially during winter time some sort of shelter is a must - does not have to be a barn but at ...
Goat's feed comes out her nostrils12/14/2010
  Q: My brother owns a female pygmy goat born September 2010 whom whatever she feeds on comes out of her ...
  A: Is she otherwise peeing and pooping okay? What type of grain does he have her on? Any other ...
worming a pregnat goat12/13/2010
  Q: I just bought 2 nubian goats that may be breed not sure how far a long they are the billy kept ...
  A: You should stay with worming throughout their pregnancy - I would advise either Safeguard or ...
nigerian dwarf pregnancy12/13/2010
  Q: I am new goat owner and I know that my nanny is pregnant and I was pretty sure of dates, but her ...
  A: No idea when she was in with the buck? If she was not due until March then colostrum should no come ...
goat feet12/10/2010
  Q: I have newborn with hooves bent back. They are stiff. What do I do to help . They do not straighten ...
  A: How new is this newborn? Just born within an hour or hours? Other kids born from same mom? The foot ...
Goat Allergies12/9/2010
  Q: Are goats allergic to certain types of grass, leaves or poison sumac? ANSWER: When you say ...
  A: So, poisonous and allergic reactions are different - allergic refers to skin rashes or anaphylactic ...
Hard udder in goats12/8/2010
  Q: 3 months ago I had a boer doe with inflamed udder. She was a bit peaky prior to kidding and I fed ...
  A: So, with a temp of 40 C she definitely had a fever and that indicates an infection - so it most ...
salt12/8/2010
  Q: what is the best salt i can give my goats
  A: A trace mineral salt with selenium is excellent for goats - we use a general livestock or horse ...
boa goats12/7/2010
  Q: Just got started in the goat raising, and had our first pregnant doe delivered 2 kids, that never ...
  A: Was it a difficult birth? Had the doe been pushing for more than 20 minutes? Were the kids mature - ...
Sick Goat12/6/2010
  Q: Donna...I tried to respond in the same email..but said too many responses, need new one. So I'm ...
  A: it is enclosed? and you said it has a heat lamp? - worst case is if you are unsure about him ...
Male Pygmy Goat Ill12/5/2010
  Q: I have a male whether pygmy goat-a bit over 4 yrs old. Over the last week I noticed he was not ...
  A: The temperature/fever (anything over 102.5 is a fever) indicates he has an infection. The fever is ...
baby goat12/4/2010
  Q: we had a baby goat born some time yesterday.The mom will not have nothing to do with the baby,I have ...
  A: You must either get her to take a bottle or she will need to be stomach tubed in order to surive. I ...
Crystal....Lamancha12/4/2010
  Q: Guess I had to do a new question LOL..Ok our weather is wonderful today..mid 70's...poop and pee ...
  A: If she is indeed pregnant and has multiples, albeit it is a bit early for ketosis but it is possible ...
Lamancha bred?12/4/2010
  Q: I have a three year old Lamancha who has kidded twice...no problems..its time to rebreed so we put ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 would indicate an infection and that could be the cause ...
Anemic goat12/3/2010
  Q: We have a go 3 or 4 month old goat. About a week ago we noticed that under her chin looked swollen, ...
  A: Bottle jaw is most often caused by the barber pole worm as this is mainly the worm that causes ...
weak goat after kidding12/3/2010
  Q: I had a 4 year old doe who gave birth to twins this morning. One of the kids was a very big kid and ...
  A: It sounds like the doe has nerve injury or trauma or damage to the pelvic area and hip area - ...
Mother goat12/3/2010
  Q: We have a goat that just kidded yesterday morning. She had twins. However, she has this whitish, ...
  A: Colostrum is thick and yellow in color. Were you able to milk out some colostrum? Is her udder hard ...
Oberhasli's12/3/2010
  Q: it's me again..your friend from Puerto rico :) It's maybe a crazy question but i just wanted to ...
  A: Nice to hear from you - Guaracha and Balada look great. Re Oberhasli - I sell my bucklings under ...
introducing baby pygmy to adult pygmy12/1/2010
  Q: I had two does I purchased at 6 months old and they are now 1 and 1/2 years old. I had to sell one ...
  A: Firstly, what type of grain - generally only a calf starter/manna pelleted feed should be fed to ...
Goat agresion [Basil]11/30/2010
  Q: He lives with my three other castrated males they all free roam .I homed him from a woman who ...
  A: This goat is certainly trying to be alpha over you and this needs to be nipped in the bud. With ...
Sick Goat!11/29/2010
  Q: One of my pygmy goats is sick! He has mucus is his eyes and nose and he coughs. He also has ...
  A: What is his temperature? That is very important to a diagnosis. Re the mucous in his eyes, it could ...
sick fainting goat11/29/2010
  Q: I have a sick fainting goat and I'm not sure what to do i hope you can help me. I'm not sure her age ...
  A: What is her body temperature? This is an important help to solving her illness - if at all possible ...
Pygmy Goat-possible bloat11/27/2010
  Q: Last night about midnight I heard one of my daughters pygmy goats "screaming" I thought something ...
  A: Is she eating or drinking this morning? Are her sides not less bloated? Is she peeing and pooping ...
nanny goat11/27/2010
  Q: I have a doe about 1 year old and is a fainting goat. She was breed around in Sept. of 2010 and well ...
  A: Anything she could have gotten into that was poisonous? At about 2 1/2 to 3 months pregnant you ...
sick goat11/27/2010
  Q: 6-7month old horned wehtr. ate too much grain, or ate tomato plant?? think 2 much gain. bloated and ...
  A: What type of grain? What color diarrhea? Tomato plants can be very toxic/deadly to goats. Good on ...
goat health11/27/2010
  Q: My large, thirteen year old Oberhaslie goat is coughing up brown liquid. It looks like it is coming ...
  A: What is its temperature? What does the fluid smell like? Brown liquid is generally rumen fluid. Is ...
Re: Migi's Aggressiveness11/26/2010
  Q: I don't have anyone here with me to take him down and sit on him and i tried slapping his nose and ...
  A: Perhaps you can put out a request through your neighbors to have someone help you with dropping him ...
2 yr old male suddenly very ill11/25/2010
  Q: We have 4 goats. Our oldest male recently started losing weight. He still walks around, interacts ...
  A: How old? What color is the diarrhea? What type of roughage/hay? What type of pasture/plants ...
Thin doe late in pregnancy getting over severe CL's11/25/2010
  Q: Doe is two years old and due to kid in 2 weeks. Lost lots of weight but has been on medicated ...
  A: What type of hay do you have her on? If alfalfa it is most likely hypocalcemia especially with the ...
barn / hay cleanliness11/25/2010
  Q: nubian boy 5 months & saneen doe 5 years. both like eating leaves and grass in the yard. neither ...
  A: I do not clean my barn out during the winter - it is generally a once a year clean out just before ...
pregnancy11/24/2010
  Q: I have a pure bred boer goat and i don't know when she's ready to go through labor. I wad also ...
  A: Has she lost her pelvic ligaments? Is her due date now? Can you feel the kids kicking? It is ...
sick bottle baby11/24/2010
  Q: I have a 3 week old nigerian dwarf. He had diarrhea so the vet gave him a cald bolluses. The ...
  A: What color was the diarrhea? What is his temperature? He could have a pneumonia and I would start ...
pygmy? full udder,dragging,no kids11/23/2010
  Q: I have a goat that I was told is a pygmy. She has not birthed any recent kids and has always had a ...
  A: Do you know if she was with a buck?/are you expected that she is bred? So her udder has always been ...
preterm labor in boer goats11/23/2010
  Q: We have about 5 boer goats who have in the last 3 days given birth to 10 preterm kids. They all look ...
  A: Worms are not a problem. What type of feed regimen are they on. What is their temperature ...
my pygmys dont seem to be bred11/23/2010
  Q: i have 4 does that have been in w/three billies continuously since the first week in june. did see ...
  A: How old are the does? How old are the bucks? Is everyone eating and drinking well? Pooping and ...
Re: Migis Agressive Behavior11/22/2010
  Q: Lately Migis behavior have been very agressive when i scold him and grab him by his horns he chases ...
  A: Please remind me, he is castrated, correct? Re his behavior, at 2 years of age he is in his goat ...
Goat11/22/2010
  Q: I have a Boer goat that just is very wobbly. Its a buck that is almost 11 months. He walks around ...
  A: What is his exact temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection. What is his lumbar ...
goat cl and vaccines11/21/2010
  Q: I have five boer doe's and one akbash dog. Took my five goats to be bread. Bought a doe to bring ...
  A: If the abscess contents was cottage cheese looking then it most likely was CL. Generally CL is on ...
goat making goose noises11/20/2010
  Q: I have a Nigerian doe, about 1 yr old, who has recently been heard making noises that sound like a ...
  A: What is her body temperature? - measurement please. What is her feed regimen - could she have ...
pack goat11/20/2010
  Q: ok i've gotten Deablo (the goat) used to leading. Now what's next. thank you
  A: Was he bottle raised? How long have you had him? Does he come when called? When you say "what's ...
unknown mucous11/19/2010
  Q: I have a 13 yr old tennesee fainting goat. I have noticed lately a couple of days now, there was an ...
  A: It is possible it is just an older goat's mucous from the heat cycle. Is the blood bright red or ...
worming11/19/2010
  Q: I have a pregnant nanny that looks wormy so i think about worming her but which kind of wormer can i ...
  A: When you say she looks "wormy" please describe the symptoms. Is her poop pelleted? Does her hair ...
Goat suddenly died - filled with food11/18/2010
  Q: Our 1.5 year old dwarf Nigerian wether (one of 2 we had - being our first goats) died last night. ...
  A: When did you see him last before the last time you entered his pen? What type of hay do you feed? ...
sick goat kid11/17/2010
  Q: I have a goat kid that was real wormy I have wormed him several times. I took him to a vet and he ...
  A: Should have asked before when you said he was "wormy" what symptoms did he have? Pale mucous ...
white discharge11/17/2010
  Q: It's me again ..yyour friend from Puerto Rico :) I took my 2 does to be bred ...they stayed with ...
  A: Generally after a doe is bred, within one day to three days post breeding, a white mucous discharge ...
Goat's age11/16/2010
  Q: I'm doing a project for school and need to know how you can tell the age of a goat by its hooves? My ...
  A: You cannot tell a goat's age by its hooves, except that newborn goats have soft hooves that peel ...
Wether and Billy not getting along11/15/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old Boer billy goat, a 1 year old Pygmy wether, and 5 female goats of assorted age ...
  A: Wash the pygmy castrated late? If so, he still has some testosterone in him. Not much you can do in ...
Debudding.11/15/2010
  Q: New goat owner. I have a Nubian goat that is 5 and a half months old. She has the horns but ...
  A: Unfortunately if you want a goat disbudded then it should be done at 2 weeks of age before the vein ...
goat prob.11/14/2010
  Q: my 2 and half old goat was unable to stand for 2 wiks.he eats and drink a lot.we inject ampitras and ...
  A: Firstly, I am assuming the "Following is the reason" answer was someone elses - I did not write that ...
dwarf and nubian does11/12/2010
  Q: ...question about dwarf doe has had bag for 1 month and ligaments real loose for at least a week bag ...
  A: Not having an exact date of breeding makes it difficult to know where the doe is in the labor ...
knee problems11/12/2010
  Q: I have a 6yr old nubian doe who had babberpole worms and was give worner to get rid of them. she was ...
  A: What wormer did she get? Injectable or oral? What type of feed regimen do you have her on? Any part ...
goat ears11/12/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a LaMancha. She has gopher ears and has a slight crusty substance around her ...
  A: Sounds like mites - LaMancha's because of their little or no external ears tend to get ear mites ...
Goat wont go to sleep11/11/2010
  Q: I am worried my 1 1/2 yr old boar goat name Daisy Mae she just stands up all night.She is in heat ...
  A: What is her temperature? Generally reaction to being in heat is either noisier or quieter or more ...
basketball size lump in stomach11/10/2010
  Q: my goat has a lump on her right hand side, in her stomach, which looks like she has a basketball ...
  A: Eating and drinking well? What is her temperature? Any other signs of illness? What does her poop ...
Pigmy Pregnancy? Today She Stopped Walking!11/9/2010
  Q: I have been rehabilitating a female pigmy that may verry well have been bred? She has been in my ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - so she is eating and drinking well. Can you feel any ...
Is Flumethrin pour-on safe on young goats?11/9/2010
  Q: I'm using a flumethrin pour-on (Drastic Deadline)for tick control on my mature goats, but was ...
  A: Pour ons are really not good for goats - their metabolism is too fast and most of the pour ons will ...
rear leg paralysis in goat11/9/2010
  Q: I read a letter from a woman in WV and it sounds just like my 6 month old nubian goat. Since I got ...
  A: When you say he is low in selenium, what exactly was his amount. Many times what the "normal" is ...
Goat with Mastitis11/4/2010
  Q: Gerty just had twins. we thought it was Pregnancy Toxemia. Now I think it might be some mastitis as ...
  A: Any milk at all out, pink in color, pus looking, thick? I would start her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 ...
Boar goat cross skin problem11/4/2010
  Q: I have a 2 week old boar goat cross that is bottle fed. Just the last few days her skin has been ...
  A: It is most likely selenium deficiency - use either a selenium gel with vitamin E (online or feed ...
kid Angora goat is not growing new hair11/3/2010
  Q: I have a 4 mo. old buckling kid Angora goat. He still has a little bit of his baby hair, but is not ...
  A: Would say it is possibly selenium deficient. Each goat needs its own amount of selenium/vitamin E ...
Pygmy Goat Wound11/3/2010
  Q: I bought a couple of pygmy goats from someone on October 1 whose entire herd had been killed by ...
  A: The wounds should have been originally cleaned out and irrigated with penicillin and then 3 cc/100 ...
Is it something contagious?11/2/2010
  Q: I got two young boer goats, both nannies about a month ago. They had foot problems but I trimmed ...
  A: Firstly, a goat generally would not die from hoof problems. What typeof hoof problems - hoof rot, ...
goa int labor,remove the male??11/2/2010
  Q: i think my goat may be starting early labor,yellow discharge,sunken belly,the male is licking and ...
  A: Firstly, the buck should always be kept away from does - just less stress on the does all the way ...
new goat owner, goats having diarrhea11/1/2010
  Q: I have 2 Boer goats, about a year old, they are both nannies. I have never owned goats before and ...
  A: What feed regimen did the previous owners have them on? Whole corn is not a good feed for goats as ...
Scabby goat10/31/2010
  Q: I acquired two mini nubian does, half sisters, about 2 weeks ago. They were both wormed and ...
  A: It looks like both selenium/vitamin E deficiency as well as mange mites (the raw/scabby spots). I ...
worming goat10/27/2010
  Q: I worm my billy with cydectin 3cc twice and he still has diarrhea. No other goats are infected
  A: Did you check your goat for worms before giving Cydectin? Why do you use Cydectin as a wormer? How ...
boer goats10/27/2010
  Q: I have a small herd of boer goats - currently 2 does@12 months - 4 does@18mths - 2 does@2.5 yrs - ...
  A: If the buck is within eye distance of the other goats it is fine. Some bucks do tend to get lonely ...
fat goat or something else?10/27/2010
  Q: I'm new to goats, had this doe only 12 hours. She's 5-6 years, been milked by a farmer, still in ...
  A: Lumbar scoring is the main way to tell if a goat is too fat or too thin or just right. It sounds as ...
ill goat ?10/26/2010
  Q: not sure what i'm dealing with. I have male boar goat (2-yr) and is not acting normal. He lags ...
  A: What is his temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates an infection, possibly pneumonia for which he ...
goat care after dehorning10/26/2010
  Q: I recently had my male boer goat (age 9 months) dehorned at the advice of my vet, he had one horn ...
  A: Dehorning is a nasty surgery that no goat should have to be put through and I am always surprised at ...
pregnant doe problem10/24/2010
  Q: i have a 4 yr old pygmy doe bred to deliver any day two days ago she acted like she was in labor ...
  A: Firstly, give me a call if you'd like - 360-742-8310 Next, are her pelvic ligaments totally gone? ...
stones in goats10/24/2010
  Q: I have a pygmy & nigerian wethers about 3 yrs. old. Last 2 days I found little white pellets on the ...
  A: Firstly, you can treat goats for urinary calculi even when they are blocked up. You are correct ...
strange goat behavior10/23/2010
  Q: I am a new owner of two diary goats, though they have not been bred yet. The one in question is a 9 ...
  A: What is her temperature? Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? Many goats do this action as ...
My goat suddenly died10/21/2010
  Q: I went out to feed my goats this morning and found that my 8 year old goat had died sometime in the ...
  A: Did you see her last night? Was she bloated this morning? Did she have any foam or other material ...
nutrition10/20/2010
  Q: !! compare in detail the efficiency of the rabbit digestive system to the goats digestive system. ...
  A: Is this for a project? I could write two or three pages on this but would not have time for that ...
Unsure why a goat died10/20/2010
  Q: I hope you can help me with a recently death in my very small goat family. I was given a female goat ...
  A: Sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for all the information - more is always better than less when ...
Immuno-Boosting Supplement10/19/2010
  Q: I have two nigerian dwarf wethers that are around 13+ years old. I'm looking for a good ...
  A: The senior horse food is certainly good for older goats. I generally use either something called ...
vitamins10/19/2010
  Q: in one of your posts you wrote that you can give selenium/vitamin E and A&D orally using regular ...
  A: We usually give selenium with vitamin E and D twice a year and then if the goat seems deficient ...
Goat eating excessive salt10/15/2010
  Q: I have a mixed breed boar/pygmy goat (wether) that is about 3 years old. Lately I have noticed him ...
  A: What is in his salt block - specific minerals please. What does his coat look like? Is he otherwise ...
My Pigmy10/14/2010
  Q: I have a pigmy that a friend brought over..I traded some chickens for her, He said the last time she ...
  A: The white mucous you are seeing is the mucous plug - comes anywhere from two weeks out to within ...
puncture from dog bite to udder10/12/2010
  Q: My alpine milk goat was attacked by a wild dog. She's got superficial bites but the worse one is a ...
  A: I would give her a tetanus booster (CDT toxoid is fine to cover that). Not much you can do if the ...
bush goat10/11/2010
  Q: I recently got a 7 month old male bush goat, I have never had a goat before so this is very new to ...
  A: Is it a long piece of the horn or just a short piece. Does it go from the base of the horn all the ...
1 1/2 year nubian buck behavior10/11/2010
  Q: i have had my buck for about 2 weeks, and he is very loving towards me, the past 4 days he has been ...
  A: Do you have any does in your herd? It is breeding season so he is being "affectionate" to you as he ...
Pygmy Buck Age10/10/2010
  Q: Would an 8 year old pygmy buck still have a few breeding years left in him? How old in general ...
  A: Most bucks should be able to breed up to about 10 years, possibl up to 12 years of age, but this all ...
testicals havent dropped10/9/2010
  Q: I am a first time owner of twin Nigerian Bucks, born in mid June . one of them has not dropped his ...
  A: So there is no sac or just nothing in the testicular sac? Do you feel anything in the sac at all if ...
pregnant goat?10/9/2010
  Q: My dad bought me a 1 1/2 yr old pygmy goat. They said she might be 2 1/2 months pregnant. How can ...
  A: If she is at least 2 months along you should be able to feel some "bumps" in her abdomen - with ...
Pygmy goat stool10/8/2010
  Q: I recently was given a 9 month old pregnant pygmy goat(2 weeks ago). Late in the first week her ...
  A: I would advise no corn - whole or cracked corn is not the best for goats as it can get balled up in ...
Re; Coughing10/7/2010
  Q: Its me again Lila this morning when i went to feed migi i heard a very faint cough and i was ...
  A: Does he have a runny nose at all? It could be just a cold. You could give him some vitamin C to ...
sick buck10/7/2010
  Q: and he has just started staying by himself and and not going out to eat with the other 3 goats, he ...
  A: What is his temperature? He could have a pneumonia. He could have eaten something poisonous. Any ...
baseball size lump on neck of boer nanny10/5/2010
  Q: I have 100% boer nanny 2 years old, that has a lump on her left side of neck/jowl area the size of a ...
  A: What is her exact temperature? If over 102.5 then she has an abscess. This sounds much like an ...
Dehorning a 2-year old doe (goat)10/5/2010
  Q: I have about a dozen goats on my farm. All of them were disbudded when they were very young, except ...
  A: Bands are usually for smaller thinner horns and it is a very long process that many times does not ...
pygora goats & bad hay10/5/2010
  Q: I am a new goat lady. I have 4 female goats, and a newly purchased 5 yr. old billy. My oldest female ...
  A: What is her temperature? Do you see any mold in the hay? Does she get grain? What does her poop ...
Dairy Goat Feed10/4/2010
  Q: I would like to switch our Nubian Dairy Goats' feed to something without corn. Do you know of any ...
  A: When you say "sweet feed" is this pelleted or is a straight grain. For our does in milk I like them ...
sprain likely?10/4/2010
  Q: Our Angora/Pygmy around 11 years old is avoiding bearing weight on his front right leg. I cannot ...
  A: Sounds like a sprain/strain - would start him on aspirin 325 mg per 100 pounds twice a day for a few ...
infected upper lip10/3/2010
  Q: When I first looked at her I thought she was curling her upper lip, but then noticed it was swollen. ...
  A: Would start her on penicillin at 3 cc/100 pounds twice a day for 5 days. Aspirin at 325 mg twice a ...
pigmy goats10/1/2010
  Q: I have 3 pigmy goats and the last couple of years I have been going to the bakery and buying bread ...
  A: The bread is fine as long as you do not over do it and cause bloat in them. The same is true of the ...
1 1/2 year old nubian buck10/1/2010
  Q: i just bought a nubian buck he is 1 1/2 yrs old, he is in rut right now, yesterday he was skittish ...
  A: Clumpy poop usually indicates worms. When was he last wormed, what type of worming program do you ...
Castration9/30/2010
  Q: If castration is by rubber band, how long does it take for the male to be actually castrated - not ...
  A: We generally castrate at age 10 days to 2 weeks of age so we have no issues there. But to answer ...
nutrition - eating in the yard9/30/2010
  Q: I'm going to fence in an area for 2 nubian goats for Winter eating. I have 2 choices. One area ...
  A: How cold do your winters usually get? Do you feed extra hay during the winter? In general a variet ...
pygmy goat with pus in eye, blindness9/30/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month old doe who has been diagnosed with coccidia. We have been told to get her ampro, ...
  A: I would not treat her with Ivomec as it is toxic especially to kid goats, especially with such a ...
Goat Feeding9/29/2010
  Q: I just got a young pygmy goat, she's a few months shy of a year old. I have no experience with goats ...
  A: Pygmy goats and most other goats really do not need alfalfa. If she is just a pet goat she does not ...
(CLA) (CAE)9/28/2010
  Q: Can (CLA) and (CAE) be passed down to the kid from a breeding buck
  A: CAE is passed via the colostrum, so no from a breeding buck. A kid can become infected with CLA if ...
goats- nettles in hay9/28/2010
  Q: I recently got a bale of orchard grass, and found small sharp nettles in it, that poke my hands. ...
  A: Generally goats tolerate nettles and other sharp plants - blackberries, etc., well but you would ...
Dairy goats, kidding, milk9/26/2010
  Q: I am getting into dairy goats (goats in general) for the first time. I am picking up my first ...
  A: TOOO young - unless the doeling is 90 pounds you will have a problem with her maturing to a good ...
Cut Horn to short on Boer Goat9/26/2010
  Q: Please help! I cut one of my 4yr old Bore nanny's horns to short. I have exposed the nasal cavity! ...
  A: You will need to pack the open wound - gauze works well - I would advise putting penicillin ...
Goats Horn9/26/2010
  Q: I have a Cashmere 8 year old desexed male who has a weepy wound at the base of his left horn - it ...
  A: Is he otherwise eating and drinking well? Is there any pus coming out? Would use hydrogen peroxide ...
re: sick 9 month old boer nanny9/25/2010
  Q: 7 of my nanny's decided to get into the neighbors lantana Tues. 9/21/10. Wed. AM most of them were ...
  A: Re poisoning - giving milk of magnesia after vomiting will help finish clear the toxins out of their ...
1 month old baby goat with diarrhea9/25/2010
  Q: Thank you for your time
  A: What color is the diarrhea? If green it is coccidiosis, yellow is enterotoxemia, and brown is ...
GOAT BLOAT9/24/2010
  Q: I HAVE A MALE GOAT ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD. HE HAS BEGAN TO BE VERY TIRED AND NOT EATING. I FEED HIM GOAT ...
  A: What is his temperature? How long has been "tired and not eating"? What did his poop look like ...
4 month old goat with bottle jaw9/23/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a doe that was not doing well and has gone hill from there.We thought that we ...
  A: Ivermectin does not kill Haemonchus contortus (barber pole worm) and injectable should never be ...
Re: Teats9/23/2010
  Q: Maybe its just my imagination however when migi was lying down i noticed one teats seems to be a ...
  A: Usually they are close to the same size. He may have an infection in the one larger one - perhaps ...
Goat cysts on jaw area9/22/2010
  Q: I have an older (approx. 14 years old) alpine goat who also recently developed 2 cysts on the right ...
  A: First thing, a good grain made for wethers and bucks would not cause urinary calculi and older goats ...
Goat health9/22/2010
  Q: I have nine goats most of which have a thick grayish mucus coming from their nostrils. I've had ...
  A: What were the symptoms of the ones who died? What age were the ones who died? Did you ever take ...
goat with diarrhea9/22/2010
  Q: One of our bucks (almost 9 mo) has a bad case of diarrhea. He's had it for about 5 days...and it ...
  A: The brown color indicates digestive upset type diarrhea. Yellow is enterotoxemia and green is ...
goat bowel movements9/21/2010
  Q: My question is similar to the women who emailed you on April 2009. My goat who will be 2 in ...
  A: I do not have a catalog of the answers I have given and would much rather hear the symptoms again. ...
sour mouth or Orf and milking9/21/2010
  Q: We have a saanen doe we milk daily for our our use. A few days ago my husband noticed blisters on ...
  A: Orf/soremouth is a viral infection. I have never seen any research to say that the milk can become ...
pygmy goat9/21/2010
  Q: my pygmy got shuck by my dog today. She is doing ok she is stable and walking to were she wouldn't ...
  A: Was there an injury that you can see? Bite marks, open wounds, etc.? Aspirin is okay as long as ...
baby goat 3 weeks9/20/2010
  Q: had to raise baby goats mother goat got sick but i have one of the goats that want take bottle have ...
  A: When did you start feeding bottles to the kids? What is his temperature? If the doe is ill/was ill ...
Coughing goats9/20/2010
  Q: Ok here it goes..We purchased some goat during the summer one of theme had a slight cough. Well ...
  A: Is she back to eating and drinking well? I am not a strong believer in Naxcel for pneumonia, which ...
2 week doe just stand there9/19/2010
  Q: I have a 2 week old that we have been feeding since it was a day or two old. We found it in our ...
  A: What is her temperature? She could have pneumonia or she could be constipated from the regular milk ...
Feeding goats9/16/2010
  Q: Is bovatec good or bad for goats? Can u feed crack corn to goats? Is sheep feed ok? or is feeding ...
  A: Re the Bovatec - are you talking about the mineral or the medicine? I have not used either - both ...
Anemic Goat9/14/2010
  Q: How can I bring my goat back from being servely anemic? Went to the vet yesterday and he gave him a ...
  A: What did the veterinarian say was wrong with him? Why is he anemic? Does he have a large amount of ...
I have a goat with worms9/14/2010
  Q: How should i treat a goat with worms? She was bred in August, so there's a chance that she might be ...
  A: The worming regimen that I use on a regular basis for stomach worms is okay for pregnant does, kids, ...
five month old Doe very sick9/13/2010
  Q: i have a five month old doe who ate some moldy hey last week. she started looking lame and was not ...
  A: What is her temperature? Sounds like either listeriosis or pneumonia - would start on penicillin 3 ...
Male goat hron split and bledding will not stop9/13/2010
  Q: I am new to having goats we just started owning them and raising them, My one boy goat Jordan, my ...
  A: sorry for the delay in answering - emergency away from home - Re the horn - would cleanse it daily ...
Re: 7 month old buck off feed and no rumen sounds9/12/2010
  Q: I am emailing for a friend who actually is a small animal vet, but called me as I have been raising ...
  A: sorry for the delay in answering - emergency away from home - what is his temperature? I would like ...
goat vaccination9/12/2010
  Q: I got 4 y.o. milk goat with her baby goat three month ago. I deworm the mother once a month but ...
  A: CDT every year for goats over 1 year of age - can give subcu/under the skin or intramuscular/thigh ...
Re: Farmers lungs9/12/2010
  Q: I was talking to my neighbor today and Migi eats lots of hay along with the human snacks and she ...
  A: sorry for the delay in answering - emergency away from home - That is an old "wives/farmers" tale ...
pygmy goat-male9/11/2010
  Q: Donna, I have male pygmy, he is about 1 1/2 and seems to be having a problem urinating. Is there ...
  A: Is he drinking? Is he dripping at all or just no urine at all? What feed regimen do you have him on? ...
CAE/abscesses9/11/2010
  Q: I have a small herd/family of boar goats (4). Ranger is almost 1 1/2 yrs. I noticed swelling on ...
  A: sorry for the delay in answering - emergency away from home - Re the knee, is he limping? Is the ...
dark vaginal discharge9/9/2010
  Q: my 2-3 year old doe is having some mucousy dark red discharge this morning. her appetite has been ...
  A: What is her temperature? I might think that she has a possible intrauterine infection. Has she been ...
Female Pygmy goat that will not urinate9/8/2010
  Q: I have a 6 y/o F Nigerian Dwarf that suffered diarrhea and lost weight, the vet treated her for ...
  A: If the diarrhea was green then she had coccidiosis, otherwise if it was brown it was digestive upset ...
Re:Granola bars9/8/2010
  Q: I was just wondering if i can give migi organic high fiber granola bars with oats with almond & ...
  A: Sounds like it is just a digestive thing - sometimes if they eat more of something then it causes a ...
umbilical cord9/8/2010
  Q: When does the umbilical cord drop off? I acquired a kid recently and it still had a long umbilical ...
  A: How old is this kid goat? Generally a cord should not be left long - perhaps the folks you ...
(ASAP)9/5/2010
  Q: What are steps before a goat is about to kid? She is a white boer goat about three she has had two ...
  A: Sounds like the white mucous you are seeing is her mucous plug which the doe expels (gets rid of) ...
Re: Dried Cranberries9/5/2010
  Q: Just an update on Migi hes doing great however i have a question regarding dried cranberries i mixed ...
  A: Is this a new treat for him or has he had this before? If it is new sometimes the mix of nuts and ...
diatomaceous earth9/4/2010
  Q: i read in one of your past answers that you can give diatomaceous earth to goats daily for ...
  A: I believe it was one of the other people who give advise. I do not advise overuse of diatomaceous ...
goats,9/3/2010
  Q: will a male goat continue to try to breed a female goat if she is pregnant, and should i separate ...
  A: What breed of goats do you have? If a doe is bred generally the buck will leave her alone. ...
Cryptorchid Goat9/3/2010
  Q: We have a 17 month old Nigerian Dwarf goat we purchased as a wether for a "pet". He has had "odd" ...
  A: Your vet is correct about expensive surgery as well as risky - 50% chance of a goat dying under ...
Pygmy Goat in labor?9/3/2010
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that has show a few signs of labor, but this has lasted for 5 days, and no kids ...
  A: Have her pelvic ligaments become loose? Has her belly dropped on both sides? Has her vaginal ...
S'mores Goat Bloat9/3/2010
  Q: Donna, I had to start a new question. Hopefully it will be my last regarding Smores. I tried the ...
  A: Sounds like she is doing okay - it may take another mineral oil drench or possibly two to get the ...
introducing a new goat to a "one " goat herd9/2/2010
  Q: I have a four month old buck Nubian. He has been with me since he was one month old and is an only ...
  A: First question is are you planning on keeping the buckling as a buckling? I generally castrate/band ...
doe rejecting a kid9/1/2010
  Q: a friend of mine raises pygmy goats and his does have recently been kidding and one of them has a ...
  A: Rejection does happen and I never trust the doe after she has rejected a kid as many times she may ...
Bloat9/1/2010
  Q: My goat S'mores is about 2 years old, and weighs about 80lbs. She got into some grain the other day ...
  A: No pepto bismol - that is for diarrhea not bloat. No canola oil - cooking oil has small fat ...
sick,very old goat8/31/2010
  Q: I have a 14year old angora goat that has all his teeth and normally eats all day. Over the last few ...
  A: When you say a normal temperature, exactly what is the measurement. Anything over 102.5 indicates ...
bloody urin 1wk after delivery8/31/2010
  Q: I have an Alpine who delivered just 1 kid exactly 1 wk ago... Today during milking I noticed some ...
  A: Lochia or the remnants of birthing can last up to 6 to 8 weeks, this includes a little blood. Does ...
health8/30/2010
  Q: We have had a few goats dying over the past few weeks and figure out what it is. Their whole face ...
  A: What other symptoms? What was their temperature before death or when you noticed their face ...
Boar buck8/30/2010
  Q: our mature Boer buck has a large mushy lump under his neck. this is the second time this year, about ...
  A: How large is the lump? Cydectin pour on should not be used on goats. Valbazen or Zimectrin horse ...
boer goat, eating well but can't stand8/30/2010
  Q: I have 75 11month old boer goats. They got quite wormy and I drenched them with a triple combo ...
  A: What is her temperature - pleae give me a measurement. B12 is not cobalt so please look at the ...
worms?8/30/2010
  Q: Donna I notice that some of our goats have reddish looking poop. Is this a sign of worms?
  A: What type of feed are they on? What does the poop look like besides being reddish in color? Are ...
Worms8/29/2010
  Q: I have a Nigerian 2 year old doe that became wormy, lost significant weight overnight, and had ...
  A: I only would advise Cydectin in last ditch efforts to work on worms otherwise it is very strong on ...
Re: Migi8/28/2010
  Q: Updating on Migi i took migis temp this afternoon it was 102.6 and i wasn't satisfy so i retook it ...
  A: Usually two or three doses of LA-200 takes care of most pneumonias - especially if his temperature ...
Re: Update on Migi8/27/2010
  Q: Good morning Donna! My friend came over this morning to give migi another LA-200 shot for his ...
  A: Glad your friend gave another LA-200 injection. Migi's temperature is great - temperatures can ...
weaning8/27/2010
  Q: Would like to know what is the best way to wean a kid off her mother. We want to continue to milk ...
  A: You will need to take away the kid from the mom and have them separated. I am assuming the kid is ...
Goat Health8/27/2010
  Q: We're recently obtained two 10 week old pygmy goats and i've noticed within the past couple days ...
  A: What feed regimen do you have them on? Have you changed their feed regimen since you have had them? ...
Goats8/26/2010
  Q: I have a 9 year old Nubian saanan cross who is very large. About 2 weeks ago he developed a limp on ...
  A: What is his feeding regimen? What is his temperature - would like measurement please. Did he ...
Updating migis condition8/25/2010
  Q: Before leaving for my mammogram this afternoon just want to update u on migi's condition i took his ...
  A: 18 gauge is too large of a needle - usually we use a 20 gauge or a 22 gauge 1 inch length of needle ...
Enlarged goat teets8/25/2010
  Q: My mother has a female goat im not sure what kind of goat she is I think she is a Pigme or something ...
  A: It sounds like she has a precocious udder (one without breeding) and now she has mastitis. Use of ...
Re: Migi's Pneumonia8/25/2010
  Q: Just updating migis condition he had his shot at 9:00 am in the morning at about 11:30 gave aspirin ...
  A: Sometimes goats get a pneumonia that may start with a cough or runny nose and then those go away but ...
Re: Migi8/24/2010
  Q: Lila Ann i had my friend who raises goats and he came over this morning and he gave migi a shot of ...
  A: The reason he is not eating is because he has a fever - anything over 102.5 indicates an infection ...
Re: Migi's coughing8/23/2010
  Q: Lila Ann i noticed yesterday migi seems sluggish and he coughed yesterday once or twice and today ...
  A: Sounds like he has pneumonia - a temperature of 104.2 is not normal, it is high. I would start him ...
Goat Kids8/23/2010
  Q: I had bottle baby kids that I raised from two days old. They did fine until recently when they were ...
  A: Green diarrhea generally indicates coccidiosis which is many times fatal to kids if not caught ...
sick nigerian dwarf goat8/20/2010
  Q: my Nigerian dwarf goat is 5 months old. I bought him July 20th. He had a cough from the first day ...
  A: Sounds like he has a pneumonia, probably from the stress of moving. I would start him on penicillin ...
Vegetables for Goats8/19/2010
  Q: An earlier answer of yours indicated that goats should not have potatos and only small amounts of ...
  A: I have answered questions about vegetables before, do not remember saying no to potatoes, could have ...
goat8/19/2010
  Q: yes I have a couple tiny goats. I was told they were pregnant. a couple times I thaught I felt a ...
  A: So, have both their tummies been getting larger? Has the one you are concerned about dropped the ...
goat coughing8/18/2010
  Q: I'm kind of worried because i have noticed my goat is coughing right after some kind of ...
  A: hopefully you should see it soon. Thanks for the update on the goat. Temperature seems okay. Re ...
Copper bolus doseage8/17/2010
  Q: I have 6 ND goats and two have fish tail. I would like to copper bolus them but I dont know the ...
  A: What other symptoms make you think they are copper deficient. When you say "fish tail" I am ...
GOAT WORMER8/17/2010
  Q: WHAT IS THE BEST GOAT WORMER FOR KIDS AND ADULTS AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD THEY BE DEWORMED?
  A: Kids should be started on a worming program at 2 months of age. A good worming regimen that we ...
goat8/17/2010
  Q: recently many of my goats have shown some symptoms such as an arched neck on their shoulder, loss of ...
  A: This can be poliomyoencephalitis which is a secondary disease (neurologic symptoms) due to the rumen ...
need to know8/16/2010
  Q: mother was trying to kill both of them! she succeded in killing one before i got to them! the other ...
  A: What is the doeling's temperature? The swelling was most likely from an infection and with no ...
Goats Stomach Blown Up8/15/2010
  Q: So i was going to try the pepto bismol and the baking soda , i need to know how much i need to give ...
  A: Pepto bismol is for diarrhea. Mineral oil (human type) and Milk of Magnesia mixed together will ...
Goat Question8/15/2010
  Q: Can Farm Goats climb stuff like Mountain Goats or not?
  A: All goats are great climbers, some better than others. Domestic/farm goats would rather climb and ...
11 y/o wether8/13/2010
  Q: Sudden onset of edema involving the entire body, has diarrhea and normal temp. Pending secondary ...
  A: When you say edema over the entire body how are you noting this? Are the joints swelled, is the ...
my bloated? goat8/13/2010
  Q: bless your heart for being what you are. I have a female goat that was dropped off in my yard(as ...
  A: Most likely it is constipation and/or bloat - we are assuming she is not pregnant because she has no ...
baby goat8/13/2010
  Q: i have a 1 week old goat i think it has worms can i worm it now
  A: Why do you think it has worms? What does its poop look like? Does it have diarrhea? Is it being ...
diarrhea8/12/2010
  Q: we have a 6 month old goat who has diarrhea, not sure what do give him?
  A: What color is the diarrhea. As a general rule, yellow indicates enterotoxemia, green is ...
FEEDING BOER GOATS8/12/2010
  Q: SOME OF OUR GOATS ARE HAVING A PROBLEM MAINTAINING WEIGHT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO HAY AND PASTURE AND ...
  A: Are they up on the deworming? Where are you located? Does, bucks, wethers, kids - or a mixture are ...
7 yr boer female straining to urinate8/12/2010
  Q: Is there an action to be taken on the farm to help a doe straining to urinate. She went off feed ...
  A: Any urine at all coming out? Color of the urine? What is her temperature? Have you changed the ...
small goats8/11/2010
  Q: I keep small goats and for the last 2 months one has been limping on her front leg, called the vet ...
  A: How old are these goats? Are they up on their selenium/vitamin E supplementation? What is their ...
Doe Kidding Soon But Has NO Udder8/9/2010
  Q: We have a doe who is apparently going to kid soon. Her ligaments are gone, earlier she was laying ...
  A: Is this her first kidding? Not even the beginning of an udder?/can only see her teats? I take it ...
sick pigmy goat8/4/2010
  Q: I bought a n/m 4 mont old pigmy last pm as a friend for my 2 month old baby wild burro. Goat has ...
  A: What is the goat's temperature? Penicillin is best for pneumonia/bronchopneumonia and eye infections ...
Is Penicillin good for foot problems8/4/2010
  Q: I have an adult doe that has been walking lame on her left foot for a couple of weeks now. We ...
  A: Indeed sounds like an abscess/injury - what is her current temperature. I would start her on ...
pregnant? Surely not...8/3/2010
  Q: I have two does I bought April 11. They were born FEb. 3. They were in a "maternity ward" with ...
  A: Bucks are sexually mature at 2 months of age, BUT doelings generally are not able to conceive until ...
de-worming8/3/2010
  Q: What is the best way to de-worm about 60 milking goats? i know when they are in dry up, i use safe ...
  A: Are you a goat dairy/sell to the public? What is your normal worming regimen? For our herd of 35 ...
goat with infected bursa?8/3/2010
  Q: I have a 7 year old alpine doe born here on the farm that has a swelling on her head from between ...
  A: What is her temperature? Anything over 102.5 indicates she has an infection. Any injury there - no ...
Goat Banded issues8/3/2010
  Q: I bought a goat at 8 weeks of age. The person I bought the goat from had banded him prior to my ...
  A: It may take up to 6 to 8 weeks for the banded testicles to fall off. I would not use anything to try ...
Alpine wether loosing hair8/2/2010
  Q: We purchased 4 new goats 3 weeks ago. One was an alpine wether he is about 3-4 yrs old. We noticed ...
  A: The hair loss is most likely selenium/vitamin E deficiency - you can either get the gel (purchased ...
nursing goat w/ pink eye8/1/2010
  Q: I have a goat with pink eye and became blind BUT she had twins yesterday. Can the milk be used to ...
  A: Are you treating the pink eye? Use of NFZ puffer (a powder antibiotic that is "puffed" into the eye ...
Swollen Eyes7/31/2010
  Q: We have a goat that is 7 years old and this summer she has been sick. She has had worms, bloat and ...
  A: What is her temperature? What does her hair coat look like? What type of feed regimen is she on? ...
goat bred to soon7/31/2010
  Q: I recently (Late march early April) got my first goat from our local flea market. She weighed about ...
  A: So you do not know how old she is? Your vet should have given you an estimate from looking at the ...
follow-up7/30/2010
  Q: I know that you have to be very busy..but the last time I wrote to you I asked about some book or ...
  A: I do apoligize for forgetting. Re a specific book or article for care and nutrition of pregnant ...
boer goat buck7/30/2010
  Q: I am new to goats... I have a 3 month old buck that only has i testicle that has dropped.. What do I ...
  A: Even with one testicle a goat can still be a buck. If you wanted to wether him then that is the ...
kids7/28/2010
  Q: what are the steps for caring for the orphaned newborn? thank you
  A: How new? If newborn and you do not know if it received mom's colostrum then I would start by giving ...
Safe way to increase calories7/28/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old Boer doe that recently had a bad case of diarrhea. We fought to clear it up ...
  A: Yellow diarrhea indicates enterotoxemia, green diarrhea indicates coccidiosis, and brownish diarrhea ...
feeding 3 1/2 wk old pygmy goats7/27/2010
  Q: I would like to know what and when we should start introducing more into the kids' diet. The males ...
  A: Re feeding schedule for kid goats, by age 3 to 4 weeks they should be on 3 bottles a day, by 6 to 8 ...
male goat teat?7/27/2010
  Q: One of our 3 year old neutered anglo nubian goats has suddenly seemed to develop quite a large teat. ...
  A: No injury there? Any possibility that he was stunk by a bee, wasp or spider there - any marks, etc.? ...
red/orange colored urine7/26/2010
  Q: I have a 6 month old pygmy goat that I have raised since birth. She had pneumonia when she was about ...
  A: Certainly sounds like she is special - love it! Re the color of the urine. It is possible she is ...
older goat suddenly has milk7/25/2010
  Q: Our 9 year old female has never been bred and has no males around. Suddenly noticed her teats looked ...
  A: It is possible her hormones are off because of her age. Is she up to date on her selenium and ...
boer goat down7/24/2010
  Q: i have a 2 yr old billy. he had a bad runny nose at the beggining of the week. now it is saturday ...
  A: He most likely has a pneumonia so that needs to be treated with an injectable antibiotic such as ...
blood from vigina and swollen udder7/24/2010
  Q: My 5-yr old Nigerian dwarf has a swollen udder and some blood when she urinates. Just noticed this ...
  A: Yes, please take a temperature. Is the udder hard or hot? The blood is in the urine? I would start ...
Pygmy Goats & Chickens7/23/2010
  Q: How do i stop my goats eating the chicken food? I have had to keep the chickens in the last few ...
  A: Chicken food is of course not good for goats as it can cause obstipation in their intestines. Re ...
still on wormers7/23/2010
  Q: My question for the day is-- Would you tell me the regimen of wormers you use? Sounds to me like ...
  A: using Zimectrin (Ivermectin) and Safeguard (Fenbendazole) horse oral wormers - switching back and ...
Herbal Goat Wormer7/22/2010
  Q: I have been told that there are some herbal goat wormer recipes that work very well and the worms do ...
  A: I have heard that some may work on some worms. What I find with the organic/herbal wormers is that ...
Labour in Goats ?7/22/2010
  Q: what are the 3 stages of labour in goats? also what happens in each stage ?
  A: I have never heard of the three stages of labor in goats - goats are very invidual as to labor, ...
Pygmy goat7/21/2010
  Q: First let me start by saying Thank you so much for Being there to help people in need of answers. I ...
  A: Re nutrition/feed regimen. I recommend a regular grass hay, not alfalfa, not orchard, etc. Most ...
de worming7/21/2010
  Q: my goats had worms strongleds and we de-wormed them with safe guard, can cats have these worms and ...
  A: From my readings/experience Strongyloides are animal specific, some inhabit cats and dogs, but ...
hair loss7/21/2010
  Q: I have 11 fainting goats. The billy is by himself and then I have 10 in a large area, of these 10, ...
  A: It is either mange mites or selenium/vitamin E deficiency. CDT is for enterotoxemia and tetanus and ...
Goat milk7/21/2010
  Q: I have several Lamancha's for milk. I recently dewormed with ivermec and am wondering if there is ...
  A: Unfortunately a milk withdrawal time has not been established for goats and Ivomec, as this is a ...
lung worms7/20/2010
  Q: I have two nigerian dwarf kids born 4/23/10 They have a terrible cough when eating fast or after ...
  A: Where are you located. Only certain areas would have lung worm problems. I advise against Ivomec ...
Goat crying7/20/2010
  Q: We have a ten month old female goat who has been crying night and day for one and half days. We have ...
  A: Generally goats do not begin coming in strong heat with different symptoms until about a year of ...
baby goat with diarrhea7/20/2010
  Q: I spoke with you a couple of weeks ago about a goat with neuro signs. I tried everything you ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the little goat - did the vet ever give it Baytril? Baytril is not used in ...
Swollen head and breathing/eating difficulty - in two baby goats7/19/2010
  Q: I will try to best describe. My parents got a small house, land and now some animals. Among them a ...
  A: Can you take a temperature?/do they have a thermometer available? It could be an infection that both ...
Re: Feeding carrots to Migi7/19/2010
  Q: Because i don't want to overfeed him the carrots cause i don't want him to get Urinary Calculi. Am i ...
  A: Glad to hear the wound is all healed. As to carrots and urinary calculi, they cannot cause this at ...
schedule for Ivomec Plus injection7/19/2010
  Q: What is the schedule for administering Ivomec Plus injection for deworming goats? Is it like ...
  A: I do not advise using Ivomec injectable for goats. I use Zimectrin and Safeguard oral horse wormers ...
aged goat w/seizures7/18/2010
  Q: I have a 16 year old fainting goat. I have had her since she was a baby, and while she has fainted ...
  A: Fainting goats are myotonic goats which means they have an abnormality in their brains/a ...
Goat -compund jaw fracture7/18/2010
  Q: Our goat (2-3 months) was attacked by our dog last week. He has multiple facial injuries. I ...
  A: Sorry for the lateness in getting back to you. Sounds like you have been doing a great job on ...
goat7/17/2010
  Q: My Saanen doe has been rubbing her mouth, snorting (I thought she got hay up her nose) shaking her ...
  A: Is she otherwise eating and drinking well? What is her temperature? When you say acting ...
Pygmy Goat - Bathing7/16/2010
  Q: We just had the vet over (who wasn't very nice) to look at 4 Pygmy goats we have rehomed. He didn't ...
  A: A good livestock or poultry dust for external parasites works great - just dust all over the goat ...
Re: Infection on castration area7/15/2010
  Q: Lila Ann here (Migi) keeps licking the area where we castrated him and that area is red & raw ...
  A: Did you band him or was it a cut type castration? If banded, I take it the sac has fallen off. It ...
I dont know whats wrong7/14/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month unfixed male nubian goat and hes been fine, but this morning he is standing like ...
  A: Is he hunched up at all? What is his temperature? Is he pooping and peeing? What feed regimen has ...
dry skin and black sunflower seeds7/14/2010
  Q: I was told black sunflower seeds would help with my goats dry skin. (I have two, a brother and ...
  A: If their coats have dry and missing hair then it is selenium/vitamin E and D deficiency. If their ...
female goat7/14/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old female kinder goat she has been bred 4 times this last time shes been having ...
  A: Sounds like she has a urinary tract infection. What is her temperature? When you say she is having ...
weak baby goat7/14/2010
  Q: I recently bought some adult goats and was given a baby goat at 2 days old who was not being fed my ...
  A: What is his temperature? He could have an infection from his mom in which case he will need ...
how to locate a lost goat7/13/2010
  Q: My husband and I are new to goats and we made a nice area for them. We went to pick 2 siblings up 2 ...
  A: If a kid goat is not bottle raised generally they are not bonded to humans and therefore very wary ...
nanny boer goat7/13/2010
  Q: my boer goat nanny is sucking on her own nipple and she is off by her self and she is 7 months old! ...
  A: Did she kid? Does she have an udder? What is her temperature? Is she otherwise eating and drinking ...
Sick 6 month old doe Boer7/11/2010
  Q: Donna, I asked you a question earlier about a banded male, I have a far more important question ...
  A: When you say no fever, what is the exact temperature? Some vets believe 104 is normal, but it is ...
banding a male Boer goat7/11/2010
  Q: I have a question about one of our male Boer goats, he is 8 months old, we band him about a month ...
  A: When you band an older kid - generally banding at 2 weeks of age is the best and easiest for all - ...
goat labor7/11/2010
  Q: First of all let me thank you for being available for help for newbies like me, this is really ...
  A: Well, perhaps you have kids by now, 9:45 a.m. my time - but if not, I have some questions for you. ...
Bella the baby goat7/9/2010
  Q: I'm on my way to the pharmacy to get the ingredients and a thermometer. Thank you so much again and ...
  A: Re tubing - I thought she was sucking okay? If she is not sucking then stomach tubing which means ...
Horn vs Scur7/9/2010
  Q: When is a horn an horn and a scur a scur? how do you tell the difference if you do not know that it ...
  A: A scur is horn growth after an incorrectly/insufficiently performed disbudding procedure - so the ...
swollen neck7/9/2010
  Q: I googled goat swollen neck and came up with the question that was asked earlier. I have a 5 yr old ...
  A: Where are you located? If she has the barber pole worm, that can cause the swollen neck. When was ...
Drying up milk7/8/2010
  Q: My goat just had a still-born and is now uncomfortable with her milk bag. How or what can I give ...
  A: Is the udder hot or hard? Is she otherwise eating and drinking okay? I would watch for infection in ...
paralyzed baby pygmy hind legs7/7/2010
  Q: It sounds just like what you mentioned. I have been keeping "Bella" in my house for 1 1/2 weeks. ...
  A: Please tell me more about the paralyzed legs. Were you there when she was born? Did her mom have ...
sick recently banded whether7/7/2010
  Q: i have a 6 week old nigerian dwarf almost whether, at about 9:30 pm he presented with lethargy, ...
  A: What is his temperature? The lump/bump is not normal - this was given subcutaneously and not done ...
halters7/6/2010
  Q: Can you tell me where I can purchase really small halters for baby Boer goats? I bought the "small" ...
  A: I generally only use collars on kid goats. I have seen some small halters advertised at this site ...
injecting ivomec7/5/2010
  Q: what length needle do you use and where do you inject it?do you put it under the skin in the neck or ...
  A: Please never, never, never give Ivomec injectable either as an injectable or as an oral wormer - and ...
lump size of tennis ball just above rumen7/4/2010
  Q: After a bout of eating lupine seeds, giving procaine g, needing to reactivate rumen with 'borrowed' ...
  A: You have not given any injections near there have you? It could be constipation or obstipation. ...
sick goat7/4/2010
  Q: my wife had a 6week old goat given to her about 3 weeks ago found out it had worms real bad gave it ...
  A: Why did you think it had worms? What did the poop look like? What is it's feed regimen currently. ...
Sick baby goat7/3/2010
  Q: I have a very sick little goat. She was perfectly fine 2 days ago but now she has started to become ...
  A: Has she had her selenium/vitamin E supplement at birth? This could be a deficiency. I would give ...
cough7/3/2010
  Q: The littlest one had it real bad my father-in-law thinks they have the cold. So we gave the littlest ...
  A: Giving the wormer while the goat is on penicillin is okay. Are they still eating and drinking well? ...
Goats hair7/2/2010
  Q: I'm Breanne. i have a saanen buck. The fair is comming soon so I'm washing him, tieing him outside ...
  A: He is most likely selenium/vitamin E and vitamin D deficient. You can give him the oral ...
cough7/2/2010
  Q: I live in south Georgia. They mostly eat the grass in the feild. The feild used to get cut for cow ...
  A: they can get it from each other. I would treat with Fenbendazole wormer, which is in the horse ...
GOATS7/2/2010
  Q: HEY MY GRANDMOTHER IS RAISING GOATS AND OVER THE PAST YEAR THEY ARE GETTING LIKE THEY ARE SICK AND ...
  A: Where are you located? What are the goats eating - grain, hay, browse? Are these old goats or young ...
Cryptorchid buckling7/1/2010
  Q: I have a 9 1/2 week bilateral Cryptorchid buckling. He has been examined by the vet. We were ...
  A: Sounds like a pneumonia to me, if he has been under any stress, weather changes, etc. this can cause ...
injured leg on baby goat7/1/2010
  Q: Tessie, my pygmy goat, had twins last saturday, and the boy was small but healthy and strong and a ...
  A: It is possibly a sprain/strain as kids can get hopping and jumping too much. Anyway, I would not ...
cough7/1/2010
  Q: My female goat started with a cough about a week ago. She eats fine only cough every once in a ...
  A: Where exactly are you located? What does their hay look like? Dusty at all? It is possible they ...
Injection site absess?7/1/2010
  Q: We gave out nigerian dwarf goats an CD & T injection in the shoulder region and a week - 10 days ...
  A: Unfortunately many times a subcutaneous injection is given incorrectly and this ends up causing ...
Does my Pygora have diarrhea?6/29/2010
  Q: Over the last few days, the feces of one of my adult pygora does has begun to look more like a dog's ...
  A: First off, I advise against the use of ivomec injectable for even oral use - just does not work well ...
goat sick6/29/2010
  Q: goat cant turn its head
  A: I need other information - what is the goat's temperature, how long has it been this way, is it ...
goat weight6/28/2010
  Q: I have a crossbreed fainting female about 4 months old and she eats about 1/2 cup of feed. She get ...
  A: That is a little heavy of a grain regimen for a 4 month old kid goat. We advise feeding a calf ...
goat is down and won't eat or drink6/28/2010
  Q: I have a two year old Nigerian Dwarf goat who started looking a little odd three days ago. She ...
  A: It could be a poison, something she ate - especially if she has access to pasture/brush. Is any of ...
skinny goat6/27/2010
  Q: I have a very skinny 3 month old doe. She also has pneumonia which I'm treating with cefazolin and ...
  A: Is she really getting over the pneumonia - how long have you had her on cefazolin. I advise use of ...
Swollen from throat all the way down her neck.6/27/2010
  Q: I have a nubian doe that I gave her a worm shot of ivomec plus 3cc. The next day her face was very ...
  A: First off, I never use any injectable ivermectin - can be toxic to goats, especially the old and the ...
bleeding6/27/2010
  Q: One of my baby wethers seemed to have ripped his disbudded horn off, the blood was thick and bright ...
  A: The scabs of disbudding when they come off a little early generally leave a little blood/bright red ...
pregnant goat with loose stool and mucusy nose6/25/2010
  Q: she is just laying around not drinking or eating. her stool is loose and now she has thick mucus ...
  A: What is her temperature? How far along is she? How long has she not been eating and drinking? I ...
CAE6/25/2010
  Q: I just aquired 4 adult goats and 2 weanling kids. I am almost positive they are CAE positive. All ...
  A: Any specific reason you know they are CAE positive? So the kid is at least 2 months of age? A wet ...
Valbazen & goats6/23/2010
  Q: My biggest struggle in the commercial meat business is internal parasites. It's gotten so that ...
  A: For Haemonchus contortus (barber pole worm) there are three items that I would recommend, one is ...
Diarrhea in 4 month old Togg6/22/2010
  Q: When I went to pick up my 4 month old Toggs from the seller yesterday they both had diarrhea. The ...
  A: I would double the dose for whichever treatment you decide on for the coccidiosis. I would stay ...
Diarrhea in 4 month old Togg Cont-6/22/2010
  Q: My research revealed 'no immodium' also. I started Pepto bismol yesterday. The diarrhea is green ...
  A: This is coccidiosis - he will need sulfamethoxizine or Corid (both usually at the feed store ...
Hard lump at umbilical site6/22/2010
  Q: I just noticed that my 4 week old Boer doeling has a hard lump the size of a grape at her umbilicus. ...
  A: What is her current temperature? Did the cords get dipped in iodine immediately after birth? It is ...
Cyst from injection6/21/2010
  Q: If a cyst forms from an injection will this cyst go away and if so how long does it normally take ...
  A: It could turn into an abscess, or it could dissolve, or it could just stay a bump - no way to really ...
Dribbling urine and large udder6/21/2010
  Q: I have a 3yr old male Boer, he was rejected by his mother at birth from an animal park i used to ...
  A: The Boer has urinary calculi - did you just get him or has he been at the animal park until recently ...
Lump in Doe's Udder6/20/2010
  Q: I have a mix breed dairy doe that is pregnant and her due date is estimated for 06/30/2010. This ...
  A: Re the lump - it could be the start of mastitis or just be a small area of congested mammary system ...
sick older pygmy6/20/2010
  Q: We have an old pygmy goat that we inherited, all siblings died due to old age. She is blind and ...
  A: How old is she? What is her temperature? What is her lumbar score. Are you sure she is blind? Does ...
Diarrhea in 4 month old Togg6/20/2010
  Q: When I went to pick up my 4 month old Toggs from the seller yesterday they both had diarrhea. The ...
  A: What color is the diarrhea? Pour on wormers are not meant for goats and especially kid goats. No ...
Sick Kinders6/20/2010
  Q: 4 out of 9 of my works 4-year-old kinder goats have fallen ill. They are suffering severe hair loss ...
  A: Where are you located? Are they up on the selenium/vitamin E and D supplementation (oral or ...
triplets & overheating6/19/2010
  Q: On 6/16 we were blessed with extremely healthy triplet doelings. Momma goat is very attentive and ...
  A: Are they in a well ventilated area? Do they have shade if they go outside? Making sure the doe is ...
baby goats6/19/2010
  Q: We got 2 5 week old miniature goats a week ago. They are both wethers and were only taken from ...
  A: How much are you feeding them? If a kid is hungry it will sometimes talk a lot. Are they inside or ...
Weak Newborn Nigerian Dwarf buckling6/19/2010
  Q: My doe kidded today around 2:00pmish and its now 9pm. She delivered quads. Two are healthy size and ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answer. He is most likely lacking selenium/vitamin E and D - I would ...
sick goat6/18/2010
  Q: Our little 2 month old goat was fine yesterday but today will not get up,eat or drink. No ...
  A: Is it up to date on its CDT toxoid vaccinations? What is its temperature? I would start it on ...
pregnant pygmy goat6/18/2010
  Q: I bought a pygmy goat about two weeks ago. They told me that she was ready to breed but thought that ...
  A: Leaving a buck in with a doe is not a good idea. Bucks should be in their own pen and then the doe ...
baby goat6/18/2010
  Q: we are currently treating him for the lice but he has been acting slow in his movements. He has been ...
  A: What have you been treating him with for thel lice/mites - generally no internal medicine for that, ...
Castrating6/17/2010
  Q: My two goats, the 10 week old Nubian and the 14 week old toggenburg, are