Goats/Questions Answered by Expert Goatlady

SubjectDate Asked
I lost a baby goat this morning.3/23/2017
  Q: I went out to feed this a.m. and had my hands full as no one wanted to cooperate this morning. So ...
  A: I am SO Sorry you lost your baby - She had been going downhill before you noticed in the morning ...
Nigerian Dwf wether3/21/2017
  Q: Goat is 4.5yrs old. I've had him for about a year.The first part of Feb.he started being selective ...
  A: how long has he been on the antibiotics at one time? That is A LOT of meds for one goat in such a ...
Switching baby goat to whole milk2/14/2017
  Q: On your 4 day process you list half milk and half electrolyte mix. The electrolytes say do not mix ...
  A: I'm not sure which electrolytes you are using - the one I use does not say that (Vi-TaL) but if ...
5 day old fainting goat2/6/2017
  Q: My goat is 5 days old and was rejected by the mother so i am bottle feeding . He is raspy in his ...
  A: have you taken his rectal temp? if so what is it? normal is 101.5 to 103.5 - higher is fever - if ...
baby nubian w/swollen ears2/3/2017
  Q: 24 hour old male nubian (billy bred mom through a chain link fence we didn't expect babies for 6 ...
  A: I am SO Sorry I didn't see this message until now I have had this happen with 2 results - one the ...
Nursing Mom lack of milk1/1/2017
  Q: We had 2 baby Pygmy goats on Wednesday and the mom seemed to be feeding them fine, but we noticed ...
  A: Jenny I am SO sorry you lost your baby :( I have dealt with this situation and this is what I do ...
goats1/1/2017
  Q: i would like to use my goats for milking, breeding and pets. I was wondering if a Madurai Goat is a ...
  A: It is a goat breed of India.. the middle east breeds are quite different than the breeds here in ...
Urinary Calculi in female kid12/29/2016
  Q: I am very new to any type of farming so please bare with me.... I have (2) 11 week old female ...
  A: I have never had a female goat get urinary calculi (due to the simple shape and shortness of the ...
nubian12/25/2016
  Q: you wrote me an amazing email about a photo that i submitted. you said it was a nubian goat. thank ...
  A: I personally have never seen a Pakistan goat (I believe they live only in Pakistan) That being said ...
goat12/23/2016
  Q: i am moving to the country and am thinking of what type of goat to get. i am looking at some goat ...
  A: It took me a little bit to see this goat up close and decide what breed it might be due to the ...
chronic "cough" ?12/16/2016
  Q: My 15 year old male pygmy goat lives in the city of San Diego with my two golden doodles and myself. ...
  A: Sometimes benedryl will help with allergies and sometimes not. That being said doesn't mean the ...
Goat pregnancy12/13/2016
  Q: I have a doe that is due December 22 but it's is possible she was bred earlier. She has been by ...
  A: Except for the color of the discharge- (does it have an odor? and there Are times does will have a ...
Wound treatment11/25/2016
  Q: I found a 1/8-inch wound on my 1-year-old pygmy goat near its "shoulder." It was scabbbed over but ...
  A: I AM SO Sorry - I am JUST NOW seeing this ? I am SO sorry.. I was unable to get into my mail for ...
goat-swollen udders11/24/2016
  Q: in the foothills, the weather is starting to get cold but nothing abnormal. her name is Olive, she ...
  A: . OMG I am JUST NOW seeing this ? I am SO sorry.. I was unable to get into my mail for awhile (I ...
Dwarf nubian11/15/2016
  Q: I was recently given a 3 year old doe. She hada kid that the former family was weaning from her, so ...
  A: From the description of what the former owners said about the buck hurting her (man alive how ...
goat not eating11/6/2016
  Q: I have a 12 year old male goat who is not eating I do believe he is drinking (not positive) he is ...
  A: Did you take his rectal temp? (ALways important to do this) 12 is getting up there. where they ...
Sick goat laying down a lot11/4/2016
  Q: I have a 5 year old Oberhasli doe who is lethargic. She has a 99.5 temp, constantly paws at the ...
  A: Even with a low temp.. I think I might consider Pneumonia.. this sound like classic symptoms Except ...
Sick pregnant goat8/9/2016
  Q: I have a female goat due to kid in 3 weeks time. She has suddenly come down with heavy diarrhoea ...
  A: I would go ahead and deworm her now and again in 10 days and again in another 10 days as per this ...
prolapse vulva8/6/2016
  Q: how dangerous is this, how long should I wait before taking her in for vet care she is not due until ...
  A: This is serious- especially IF this is staying out all the time - you REALLY need the vet to put it ...
3-4 month old Kids with no energy8/3/2016
  Q: We have been raising goats for 8 years and I've never seen anything like this before. We have about ...
  A: This is the Prime age for lice, cocci and wormload - if they have not been dewormed properly, ...
sick goat kid7/14/2016
  Q: I have a goat kid about 5 weeks old. I've had it for 3 weeks and was told it was 2 weeks old when I ...
  A: Sorry to get back to you this late - just now saw the notice I had a question waiting - I use the ...
aggressive new goat7/9/2016
  Q: about a month ago we were given a female oberhasli goat (9 years old). She is the only goat we have ...
  A: First of all SHAME ON THAT OWNER for selling/giving you one goat! ANY respectable and responsible ...
blood in newborn stool7/8/2016
  Q: I have a newborn kid that has a good amount of blood in her stool. They were born on 7/5 early ...
  A: Great News - this could have simply been a strain to use her new 'poopchute' ;) the bright red ...
Constipated Pgynmy goat6/26/2016
  Q: I believe I have a constipated goat. She still eats & drinks however when she tried to have bowel ...
  A: How old is this goat? you might try an enema with warm mineral oil instead and see if this helps - ...
message following previous one6/20/2016
  Q: A follow up to my first email about our poorly baby goat, born saturday. His breathing got noisier ...
  A: In addition to your last post I just sent an answer for - Had to do a bit of research here for ...
scaly, dry, itchy tail area5/18/2016
  Q: I've had my pygmy goats for about four years. For about three of those years, my goats have had ...
  A: You don't mention what part of the country you're in.. so I have no idea if the elements would have ...
Re: Migu's diagnosis5/14/2016
  Q: This is Lila Ann u know its been 5 yrs already since my beloved Migi who passed & the only reason i ...
  A: I am so sorry for your loss and that you are struggling with this still - I know how it feels.. I ...
Update Newborn Twins sleeping apart5/7/2016
  Q: Things are going better. The kids are napping closer to each other. I have seen them pee about 4 ...
  A: That is Great News! Sleep during kidding season is sometimes optional :) NOW>> is mom having a ...
Newborn twins sleeping apart5/6/2016
  Q: These babies were born at 3:00 am this morning. It has been raining ever since. It is not hot. I am ...
  A: Neither of them are snuggled with mom either - are both of them acting fine? does one of them act a ...
kids5/3/2016
  Q: We had a Nanny have twins last night. It was about 50 degrees outside. She had them and we watched ...
  A: Rule of thumb here is make sure the kids get up to the teats (even if it means holding the doe ...
Severe hair loss4/24/2016
  Q: A momma goay nigerian recently nstarted losing het hair and it can be pulled mout in clumps. I had ...
  A: The first thing that comes to mind is stress - I have noticed that goats will lose hair (blow ...
Doe pygmy4/23/2016
  Q: I have a doe that is going to be a year in August. She is getting mean. She wants to butt all the ...
  A: Is this your only goat? if so she desperately needs another goat for a buddy - one goat alone is ...
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: Do you have a different buck in with them as you did when they kidded before? How is the health of ...
doeling keeping head to side and grinding teeth4/15/2016
  Q: I have as two week old nubian doeling who suddenly was fiercely grinding her teeth, and didn't want ...
  A: I am SO Sorry I have not responded until now,. I have been out of town no access to my email - Can ...
lump on my goats neck4/12/2016
  Q: I've had a lamancha doe for two years now. recently I found a hard lump on the back of her neck ...
  A: Is this in a place a typical CLA abscess could be? Please take a look at the diagram in this ...
water trough4/6/2016
  Q: i was wondering what is the best method to prevent algae from their water trough. thank you so much
  A: Much of it depends on the size of the trough, mine are less than 100gals- so I periodically dump ...
possible broken toe?3/27/2016
  Q: I have a sweet one-year old wether Nubian Goat (half miniature) that appears to have a broken ...
  A: Is this an open wound? IF so,.,. he will need a TETANUS ANTITOXIN injection for protection - can be ...
Goat udder3/24/2016
  Q: just wondering is it possible for my goat to contract mastitis when she has never and will never ...
  A: Sorry for the delay I Just now got this notification in my mail to answer you.. While it is ...
goat repellent3/20/2016
  Q: what can I use to keep my goats from rubbing/bunting the side of my house ?
  A: The ONLY way to keep them from knocking, rubbing or butting the house is to put a fence up a couple ...
Sick Nigerian Dwarf Wether Kid3/20/2016
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 week old Nigerian Dwarf wether that is sick. He does have lice, both kinds, temp is ...
  A: First Yes lice will bring a baby goat down and weak rather quickly - I have found the only thing ...
Goat Pregnancy3/14/2016
  Q: I have a doe that was bred in october and is due sometime in march. We havent seen any white ...
  A: for reference- This article takes you through the stages of labor and kidding in particular how to ...
bald spot on belly3/5/2016
  Q: First off thank you for answering my questions so far. You are awesome. I recently noticed these ...
  A: Skin disorders are one of the most difficult to figure out. I would maybe start with treating for ...
female nubian not acting right3/4/2016
  Q: We have a 1 year old female, was down on all fours this morn and would not eat her grain (Dumour ...
  A: Is she acting at all blind or drunk? Is she able to stand at all on her own, get up and down by ...
best goat breeds as horse companions3/3/2016
  Q: I am Roberts from INDIA. My friend, a citizen of USA has a plan to start a horse ranch. He likes to ...
  A: I am not at all familiar with the breeds of goats you have there in India - so I can only say this ...
Question about birthing time.2/29/2016
  Q: My pregnant Oberhasli goat is not due until April 14th. Her udder is super full now. One side is ...
  A: First of all let me tell you.. the milk in the udder days weeks before kidding is milk.. this makes ...
Selenium/D/E for Pregnant Does & Worming while Pregnant2/26/2016
  Q: We would like to know about using selenium/Vit D/Vit E on pregnant does? And kids? Also, what do ...
  A: Are you in a selenium deficient area? I personally use Bo-Se which is an injected Rx sel/VitE ...
Baby Goats Not Thriving2/25/2016
  Q: I have a young pygmy doe who had her first two kids on Monday (2/22). They nursed right away and ...
  A: First of all good call on noticing this is wrong.. yes it is.. babies should sleep wake pee/poop ...
anatomy of goat skull2/24/2016
  Q: I have a rather odd request. I'm co-authoring a book on UFOs (from a skeptical point of view). In ...
  A: This does not look like any part of a goat's skull to me.. or a cow skull - llama, sheep - equine, ...
Falling kid2/22/2016
  Q: I have a young kid roughly 3-4 weeks old. Pokie has been doing fine on goat milk supplement, but ...
  A: a tsp of baking soda wetted on a teaspoon like toothpaste and directly into the mouth is what I ...
Late babies2/19/2016
  Q: I have a doe that is 157 days and no babies. I would like to check her but not sure how and what to ...
  A: If you are seeing a white discharge, parturition is right around the corner- this could be from 48 ...
baby goat poop and bottle feeding2/17/2016
  Q: i have a baby pygmy and its bottle fed. the lady before me was feeding her a milk replacement. i ...
  A: I think the change is causing this issue with scouring.. and possibly the addition of buttermilk ...
Possible CL2/15/2016
  Q: Can I use the formalin 10% treatment on my pregnant goat? Is the kid going to be able to nurse or ...
  A: Used properly formalin stays within the casing of the CL abscess.. it does not go through the ...
Enterotoxemia/kid bloated2/14/2016
  Q: I have a 7 day old kid that in pretty sure I'm fighting entero with. Gave 3 doses of antitoxin so ...
  A: This is a good excerpt from an article by Suzanne Gasparatto that addresses what appears to be ...
Goat sits on front knees2/2/2016
  Q: My goat seems the same in all other functions and demeanor except she has been sitting, kneeling on ...
  A: Many times folks see this and think CAE - because this is one of the symptoms of this disease - ...
Newborn goat not eating and cow milk question1/29/2016
  Q: I have a 3 day old Kiko doeling who has never nursed. No matter how patiently we try to help her ...
  A: No, you aren't worrying too much, as a matter of fact you are right to be concerned esp at this ...
My goat1/24/2016
  Q: My goat had a limp in his back leg thought maybe the dog got a little rough with him they are good ...
  A: This is not good Eric and I know.. Been there done that with the money situation - have you had him ...
mouth1/6/2016
  Q: Her mouth seems to be locked in place with lower jaw off set just a little how do I help her
  A: I would Need MUCH more information before I can even attempt to help you THIS being said.. Has ...
New Years Eve Injury or ?1/3/2016
  Q: On New years eve the neighborhood was really loud this year. I had moved my goats to an indoor area, ...
  A: She probably got knocked or stepped on by another goat who was also freaked.. (I hate fireworks like ...
cloged goat utter1/2/2016
  Q: what is the best way to unclog a goats utter the baby feeding from just one side. Will a warm ...
  A: First of all I have no idea if you are a new goat owner or a seasoned goat owner so I will go in ...
Goat Pregnancy12/21/2015
  Q: Can a goat show signs of being in labor? We have a doe that we know has been bred, we just dont know ...
  A: If this is a first time mom and she shows NO signs of actively PUSHING.. then I might wait and see ...
Nigerian goat kids refusing hay12/17/2015
  Q: we are new goat owners with little experience and lots of love. We adopted 2 Nigerian goat kids. ...
  A: I apologize for not seeing this sooner - How old are these kids and are they still on bottles? If ...
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: Are these bottle babies? IF so are they on milk replacer? If not are they nursing from mom and if ...
diarrhea12/11/2015
  Q: I have a baby(7 days) old pygmy goat that has had the runs for 3 days. She is currently on ...
  A: I think this is due to the baby milk replacer formula you are using. Or they used prior - best ...
2 goats with similar discharge11/14/2015
  Q: I am in southern Calif. I have two 2 year old maiden oberhasli goats that I kept with a buck for 45 ...
  A: :( Sounds to me like they did not take - are they vocal more than usual? Are they mounting each ...
goat/very sick10/31/2015
  Q: I have a female goat that had some bleeding 4 days ago and has passed some tissue appearing clots ...
  A: Sounds like a possible abortion but what bothers me is how she is acting.. abortions do not normally ...
Goat tore off His Horn10/30/2015
  Q: Our buck Jethro managed to knock one of his horns off. Yes, the sinus cavity is exposed, but oddly, ...
  A: I sent an answer via email yesterday.. Guess it must have gotten lost in cyberspace.. Oreo healed ...
baby goat10/27/2015
  Q: I have a newborn baby goat that was one of triples, 2 were stillborn. I found out that the girl that ...
  A: I doubt that the ability to use one leg is White Muscle.. sounds ore like either Contracted ...
4 mo. Old Nigerian Dwarf doe urine is randomly red10/20/2015
  Q: Zoe seems to be fine, she eats and is happy ( a little bloated at times) but her urine sometimes is ...
  A: :) glad you found the article! And yes it should fix itself.. I think you need to put her back on ...
Broken leg? What now?10/17/2015
  Q: Skippy John Jones slipped backwards off his shelter yesterday morn and got his leg caught on the way ...
  A: How scary! If you are not confident that you can detect if the foot, ankle, knee or leg is ...
Goat10/16/2015
  Q: Our goat has problem in breast nipple his one nipple goes short and she does not give milk
  A: I need much more information please- Age of the goat, What breed is she? has she had kids? exactly ...
My pet goats10/10/2015
  Q: ! , First off I would like to thank you so much for your time and your caring , doing what you do. ...
  A: I am SO SO Sorry you lost your beloved girl. Not knowing the entire synopsis of her symptoms and ...
Pain management10/7/2015
  Q: I have a 17 wks old pygmy goat. On Monday he received his CD & T shot from the vet. In the evening ...
  A: hmm.. well most of the boys will go through some antics when the bad is put on for a day then they ...
Week goat10/5/2015
  Q: My 9days old baby goat he was not standing .if i support to stand then he will stand . He will try ...
  A: Is this baby being fed by it's mom or bottle fed? if bottle fed what are you feeding it? if fed by ...
Goat Dry Cough10/4/2015
  Q: I just bought two dwarf Pygmy female goats two weeks ago and noticed one had a dry cough the day ...
  A: Goats are highly susceptible to getting shipping stress when there is a change in home, feed, ...
Injured Saanen10/2/2015
  Q: Two days ago my Saanen goat who is about 7 months old got stuck in a tree, when we freed her she was ...
  A: Normally I would suggest wait and see but with her dragging her hoof backwards like that (if the ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Hair Loss9/23/2015
  Q: We live in south Georgia and it is currently September 23rd. My smallest (about 25lb) of three ...
  A: Many times if a goat has had a bout with fever - within 3-4 weeks later they can lose their hair ...
runny nose and breathing heavily9/22/2015
  Q: my goat has a runny nose he is also breathing heavily and not eating at all, kindly suggest what ...
  A: Sounds like he probably has pneumonia.. is he running a fever? rectal temp should be between ...
sore mouth and breeding9/16/2015
  Q: Very nice to meet you. I have been on-line often to get the answers I need. I also have contacted 3 ...
  A: SoreMouth also known as Contagious Ecthyma, Orf, and "scabby mouth" and is highly contagious ...
First time birth rectal tear9/13/2015
  Q: My two year old Pygmy nanny gave birth for first time on 9/12/15 she has a rectal tear should I get ...
  A: I am so sorry.. I had answered this before and thought it sent.. I apologize for being late- ...
injured goat/physical therapy9/12/2015
  Q: I have a 6 month old doeling saanen that injured in the barnyard. I am located in SW Washington. ...
  A: I am SO sorry I sent you an answer and apparently it got lost somewhere in the process - I'm ...
pain meds for goats9/9/2015
  Q: my little goat is 11 yrs old and is limping,she is in obvious pain,i keep her hooves trimmed and i ...
  A: What a cutie.. I hate it when they start to age.. 11 is not a bad age but things start to slow ...
Nubian w/ runny poo9/7/2015
  Q: Just bought 4 nubians abt 2 yrs old 2 days ago. All look good and healthy. Went out this morning ...
  A: I apologize for not getting to you sooner.. been out of town for a few days.. Shipping stress can ...
CD antitoxin8/29/2015
  Q: I have an approx. 4 month old goat, smaller breed, not sure which one it is, not tiny, is about 3 ft ...
  A: CD anti toxin is something to keep on hand and unfortunately right now the manufacturer is out.. so ...
Large pet boar goat8/12/2015
  Q: I have a 8-10year old pet billy goat that has a baseball size lump on the front of his chest. I can ...
  A: Any time you see a lump appear near the chest, face or other places common for CLA abscesses to ...
angoras in winter8/10/2015
  Q: i was given some angora goats as a b-day gift from my mother, they are doing great however i am ...
  A: Congratulations on the new angoras - They are my favorite breed. Shear in autumn as soon as the ...
Age you SHOULDN'T Breed Does/ Pregnancy after not breeding7/28/2015
  Q: I haven't been able to breed our does. I am able. However, at what age is it no longer reasonable to ...
  A: First of all I am So sorry for your loss - It is always a bit more difficult for a doe who has ...
dermatitis on the feet of my 6mth sannan female goat7/22/2015
  Q: MY LITTLE GIRL STARTED SCRATCHING A WEEK OR SO AGO , I CLIPPED HER NAILS N FOUND SHE HAS LIKE ...
  A: Not sure you are going to find a natural treatment in this case- sounds like she may be getting ...
goat with arthritis7/21/2015
  Q: I have a Fainter doe that is 13 years old. She has just started favoring her left front leg. The ...
  A: Honestly? yes you can give aspirin but I do not think I would use this as a long term medication - ...
Urinary Calculi7/12/2015
  Q: We are caring for our neighbor's goats and free range chickens while they are on vacation which we ...
  A: I am SO sorry for everyone concerned.. :( Hard to say.. but yes they do develop over a long ...
Nanny problems7/8/2015
  Q: A young nanny gave birth to twins two days ago. She is not acting right, not drinking, eating, she ...
  A: First of all if mom is not allowing nursing, you need to step in a bottle feed the babies.. or you ...
Goats on Rocks7/8/2015
  Q: we are purchasing a new house with an acre lot, half of which is a rocky hill (not steep, but rocky ...
  A: It all depends on how big the rocks are and if there is some chance they will be able to use them ...
Kid Teeth Rotting & Falling Out7/4/2015
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 month old male goat. He is new to our property - we got him a week ago. I just ...
  A: can you send a photo of this? At 18 months old they loose the 2 front teeth but sounds like maybe ...
possible constipation6/21/2015
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old Boar X male goat. He is standing and walking around but will not eat. Temp ...
  A: First thing always is to take a rectal temperature.. normal is 101.5 to 103.5 and in hot weather ...
de-worming a 4 week old bottle fed kid goat6/18/2015
  Q: I have Nemex2, Safe Guard and also Noromectin (ivermectin) 1% Sterile solution injectable which one ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your doe. -- this little guy is adorable - does he have worms or are you ...
Goat Labor6/12/2015
  Q: Good evening, My 2 year old Boer is giving birth for the first time. at first she looked as ...
  A: . Most likely (simply put) this is the first water bag that appears.. kids should follow within a ...
Skin Problems6/9/2015
  Q: I have a herd of rescue pygmy goats and Nigerians. They have a skin condition. Loosing hair on tips ...
  A: Hair loss can be from a variety of reasons, BUT I think I would start by using a topical: Ivomec ...
Couple Questions6/7/2015
  Q: I have 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats about 8 weeks old now both wethers. Have had them for about 6 weeks ...
  A: What are they eating in the bottles? What is his rectal temp? if replacer then this may very well ...
Fluid/swelling in the knees6/3/2015
  Q: What causes and can be done to help my little goat with the fluid build-up on his knees? He trips ...
  A: It most likely is CAEV (have you had him or others related to him tested ?) I say this rather than ...
unusual udder problem6/2/2015
  Q: Goat kidded on Sat. morning. (not my goat, just given to me on Sunday) they couldn't find where she ...
  A: So this is a new goat with unknown origin? Where are the kids? I DO hope you have her quarantined ...
Fever5/22/2015
  Q: I have a Spanish baby(3 months old) the doe delivered her early and rejected her. We have bottle ...
  A: what is her rectal temp? 101.5 to 103.5 is normal.. what is she eating in her bottles? how often do ...
Hurt baby goat5/22/2015
  Q: I have a hurt little buckling who is about 9 weeks old. His ear is all chewed up (we suspect that ...
  A: The ears have many vessels and bleed a lot more than you would expect.. and it looks much worse ...
hair question5/21/2015
  Q: We have a three year old pygmy goat that has had a skin problem area around her tail. It gets ...
  A: Dermatitis is one of the most difficult things to diagnose - esp since I cannot see her.. skin ...
goats5/21/2015
  Q: we have something that i've noticed recently a goat will start limping and then after couple of days ...
  A: How wet is it there where you are? Could be foot rot.. could be something like a dip or hole in the ...
Ivomec sheep drench dosage for goats5/13/2015
  Q: i wanted to ask you what the dosage for ivomec sheep drench for goats would be.I seem to get a lot ...
  A: You are FAR better off using Ivomec PLUS injectable.. injected SQ.. this is the most effective ...
baby kid5/10/2015
  Q: I have newborn buckling single birth and huge he was very hard to get started but is up and sucking ...
  A: It is not unusual for a newborn to sound somewhat raspy.. especially when they nurse.. many times ...
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: . I need MUCH more information please.. photos would also help.. how old are they? How much in the ...
follow up on Abby4/28/2015
  Q: You asked what antibiotic that Abby, our now 8 week old doeling, was taking, and for what. The vet ...
  A: If she is acting fine and all seems well I see no reason to continue medications - actually over ...
sick goats4/27/2015
  Q: earlyer i wrote about 2 drawf goats we got at aution being sick .i forgot to metion that i also ...
  A: Lou sounds like orf (sore mouth ) to me.. it will run its course.. and typically once they have it ...
sick goats4/27/2015
  Q: We bought 2 drawf goats at auction and now 1 wk has gone by.we noticed that they were coughing and 2 ...
  A: It is so hard when you buy goats at auction because you have no idea of the background - Shipping ...
Vaccines and CDT4/21/2015
  Q: Recently, our 2 rescue goats passed away with relatively no symptoms. Since they were from a rescue ...
  A: I am SO very sorry you lost your goats.. Can you give me more detailed information on them? Symptoms ...
Di-metox and pregnant goats4/16/2015
  Q: i recently bought 8 kids at a local auction and im pretty sure one or two of them have coccidiosis. ...
  A: Forgive me.. I somehow did not see this question until now. Coccidiosis does not just go away.. ...
Baby goat down4/15/2015
  Q: my husband came into the barn early this morning to find one of our 3 weeks old doe kids calling out ...
  A: What is her rectal temp? It needs to be between 101.5 and 103.. anything lower than 100 is ...
prolapse in goat4/14/2015
  Q: I have a doe that is first timer and due in 3 weeks she has been having a little tissure protrude ...
  A: If she has three weeks yet and a first timer, I think your best option is to have her checked out ...
kid lost his voice4/14/2015
  Q: We have 2 Nubians, a 6 wk old doeling and 8 wk old castrated buckling. The doeling has been sick, ...
  A: how long are they apart when he cries? Only when she comes in the house to get treated? I have had ...
help4/11/2015
  Q: We got home from work and my dad as always went to check up on the goats. He saw one of the male ...
  A: Have you done a fecal on him for wormload? Sounds like he may have either a heavy wormload or ...
Time for a wormer4/10/2015
  Q: Have four adult wethers. time for spring dewormer. april 2014 gave them panacur. October 2014 gave ...
  A: Research has shown that it is NOT good to rotate dewormers - this creates a resistance to your ...
mom wont nurse4/9/2015
  Q: my goat just had a csection yesterday. she just stands in the yard and doesnt want anything to do ...
  A: Quite honestly if mom is just standing in the yard.. and refuses attention - I would call the vet ...
problem with doe after stillbirth4/2/2015
  Q: Our 4 year old boar/Spanish doe who has successfully given birth before had a stillborn kid ...
  A: Sorry internet was down yesterday I'm so sorry you and your doe lost your baby - Many times after ...
hookworms in billy boer goat3/30/2015
  Q: Please help my Billy goat got diaherrea on 2-4-15 so we dewormed with cydectin and he responded well ...
  A: I'm sorry you and your precious boy have been through so much.. What did the vet say about this? ...
Nubian Kids3/29/2015
  Q: I have recently gotten a little boy and a little girl Nubian goats for my daughter for 4-h. What Im ...
  A: . you are correct that he should not have been castrated at such an early age- 6 months is best.. ...
blood in the pee of my little girl saana goat3/19/2015
  Q: IT COULD BE SOMETHING TOXIC SHE HAS MUNCHED ON AND OR I DO BOTTLE FEED HER COLD WATER WHICH SHE CAN ...
  A: Do you have other goats? At 3 months old she should still be drinking milk bottles.. where she will ...
goat horn protectors3/12/2015
  Q: This is really not a question but an answer to the question how to protect goat horns from gouging ...
  A: Not sure that 'we' were discussing this.. maybe it was a different expert? BUT this is a great ...
goat with diarrhea3/11/2015
  Q: I have a 1.5 year old first freshener with diarrhea. She kidded about 3 3 1/2 weeks ago both kids ...
  A: I am so very sorry you lost your babies. Have you changed her feed any lately ? added something ...
CDTshot & milk3/3/2015
  Q: My question is after a CDT shot is the milk safe to drink I know it is safe for babies to eat ...
  A: My research shows for many of the multi vaccines from various companies, a slaughter withdrawal but ...
Pregnant Goat Down2/24/2015
  Q: We are new to goats and how our luck has it our 2nd goat we have ever have give birth is having ...
  A: You need to call a different vet - she needs to be checked.. for hypocalcemia and or Pregnancy ...
Goat Kid - Wattles Wet2/24/2015
  Q: I have a 1 month old goat kid with wattles apperently secreting something... with blood.. it is ...
  A: You do not mention HOW the kid is acting like it is not feeling well - so I have nothing to go on ...
boer goats2/21/2015
  Q: we have some does that started giving birth, but the first 2 their babies died. one of them i had to ...
  A: Do these goats have access to mold free hay, Also? Hay is important in winter months as it helps ...
3 week old nubian2/21/2015
  Q: she is a runt but feeding from mother but this week she is having trouble standing on front legs
  A: you have not provided much information to go on.. weakness in the front legs typically is ...
Squat-and-pee followup2/13/2015
  Q: Goatlady, I and my Great Pyrenees took my goats up the mountain as per usual and noticed while ...
  A: I don't suppose you thought to take a photo of it did you? if so can you send it here? Are you SURE ...
Female goats straining to pee2/10/2015
  Q: I have two female Boers who are straining to pee. They act EXACTLY like a woman with a bladder ...
  A: I apologize for not getting to this right away.. in the middle of kidding here (my goats also are ...
3 nannies vaginal bleeding2/10/2015
  Q: They have been doing fine but I noticed tonight they have vaginal bleeding. I had seen a comment ...
  A: Congratulations on the new babies. I should have specified better.. the discharge that is normal ...
hoof rot in pregnant goat2/3/2015
  Q: I am a newbie goat owner. I bought a 4 year old Nigerian dwarf doe in November who is said to be ...
  A: I apologize for not answering until now, I was unable to get an internet connection due to weather ...
Kid Goats1/26/2015
  Q: Good Evening, My name is Mary Rios and I am from Texas. We are new to the goat business and really ...
  A: I am SO very sorry you are losing your babies. :( I need more information before I can help you. ...
poorly kid1/4/2015
  Q: 2 months ago he started to get very thin and we wormed him with the rest of the herd. He carried on ...
  A: I am so sorry you and he went through this.. it's scary I know.. Angora goats are more fragile ...
newborn Nigi twins1/1/2015
  Q: Went out 2 feed last evening ( 17degrees) and found one of my Momma's ( abt 4 yrs old, healthy and ...
  A: Some newly freshened does will have very thick (like glue) colostrum for the first day or 2 and in ...
Mastitis4/2/2014
  Q: My doe gave birth to twins march 13. One was pretty much left for dead and we brought him in to ...
  A: This sounds like gangrene mastitis to me- You should have a vet check it and put her on a ...
HELP!!!4/2/2014
  Q: the person I just bought my goats from has been feeding the horse feed. I talked to someone and they ...
  A: Not exactly sure what you mean by "horse feed" but if you are talking about pellets or some sort of ...
Goats3/29/2014
  Q: I am banding young goats and I was wondering how much of the Tetanus Anti-toxin to give them. Do I ...
  A: Depends on the size/age of the goat - I band at 6 months of age - (This is my article on castration ...
3 month old glazed eyed head bobbing3/28/2014
  Q: Im going to have the Vet come out. He wasn't too hot on the idea of the Dex to reduce swelling. I ...
  A: Yeah the vets aren't too hot on using it much .. it IS a corticosteroid, but in some cases.. it is ...
Pink Eye in goats3/27/2014
  Q: about 2 weeks ago, our pregnant doe (3 years old)ended up with pink eye. We do not go anywhere with ...
  A: Pinkeye can be brought on by stress . . . stress from moving/transporting the goat, stress resulting ...
Pregnant doe not eating much3/26/2014
  Q: I have a pregnant doe, she was bred in November, and she went from her lively self to reserved and ...
  A: Typically the first thing that comes to mind with loss of appetite esp in this weird weather is ...
What could have caused this?3/26/2014
  Q: My pregnant goat Olie about 4 years old started showing signs of labor pawing ground, staring, head ...
  A: I am SO Very Sorry you lost your doe and her kids - just about anything could have caused the kids ...
Boer Doe 3 months old3/25/2014
  Q: 15 days ago this doeling started bobbing her head. I called the Vet and he said 2cc of penicillin ...
  A: First of all SQ injections are fine in most cases so not to worry.. even my vet doesn't like to use ...
Cocci3/22/2014
  Q: my kid goats have basically had cocci since the day they were born (they're 2 weeks old now) so I ...
  A: I have not heard of newborns having cocci - did he do a fecal and make sure this is what is going ...
My goat3/20/2014
  Q: she is being fed 3 times a day with her moms milok for now. I am very worried as this is my first ...
  A: Has she always been drinking mom's milk or at any time was she on milk replacer? 3 bottles a day is ...
several sick bottle babies3/19/2014
  Q: We are new to raising goats but jumped right in getting 11 babies 11 days ago. The gentleman we ...
  A: I'm sorry - the milk replacer did start this succession of events I think. AND you have no idea ...
just lost the strongest of my twin kids3/18/2014
  Q: Just had the biggest and what seemed to be the strongest of twins and not sure why? Now really ...
  A: I'm SO very sorry . I need much more information on symptoms before she got sick and information ...
Sick goat3/17/2014
  Q: I have a Nubian buck about a year old he has bad diahrea and seams to be weak at his back legs . ...
  A: What did you deworm with? Weak back legs is a sign of severe anemia usually due to parasites - ...
Front Leg3/15/2014
  Q: Last night, our fainter wether tripped and injured his front leg. We did not see it happen, but ...
  A: It depends on how severe the injury- he could have twisted it and it is sore or he may have ...
oddbaby goat3/14/2014
  Q: my friend had twin dwarf goats about 6 weeks old. the little female is full of energy. The little ...
  A: I think your friend may be equating clumsy with weakness - I will bet the little guy is not getting ...
9 day old kid with fever and wheezing3/14/2014
  Q: I live in Michigan and I have a 9 day old Pygmy/Nigerian cross that was extremely active, loved to ...
  A: Sounds like possible pneumonia.. 104 is a slight fever- did she choke at any time on her bottle? ...
do goats fight till the death?3/13/2014
  Q: howdy and thanks in advance. mydo goats fight till the death? (mom says they are 'bore goats ...
  A: I don't know that you could say "they fight to the death" such as other animals who will have ...
Cocci in kid goats3/12/2014
  Q: I bought two kid goats to find out they have cocci. They are almost two weeks old. So I got medicine ...
  A: Wow that is very young to already have cocci :( Once they recover from the anemia they should be ...
Very Sick Baby Nubian Goat3/10/2014
  Q: I went to the flea market today and noticed this young doe off to the side , maybe a day or two old ...
  A: Forgive my tardiness - there was some sort of glitch where I never received a notice of question ...
rash/allergy/fungus3/8/2014
  Q: I have a buck. He is just over a year old and is in great shape. His temp is normal, behavior is ...
  A: Forgive my tardiness - there was some sort of glitch where I never received a notice of question ...
breeding3/7/2014
  Q: My question is, is it possible to breed this time of year in northern south dakota?
  A: Forgive my tardiness - there was some sort of glitch where I never received a notice of question ...
Experienced doe not milking3/4/2014
  Q: Ok...the only thing I haven't done is an actual mastitis test but teats don't feel hot or lumpy ...
  A: Oh if this is her first real mom time.. then I suppose she is like many first time moms who do not ...
Kid urinating what looks like orange juice pulp3/4/2014
  Q: I have a baby goat she is abt 5 weeks old her mother just stopped feeding her so I brought her in to ...
  A: Take her off the replacer right away - here is my article on bottle feeding ...
weak kids twice now3/2/2014
  Q: My doe 3 years old has delivered 4 kids. 2 stillborn and 2 very weak kids. This is her second ...
  A: Awe, I am very sorry.. I have never heard of a selenium block - but typically yes selenium is the ...
Experienced doe not milking3/2/2014
  Q: I have a 7 year old doe that has always kidded and nursed great for me (she's my best milker) but ...
  A: Have you tested her for mastitis? Have you taken a rectal temp? I'm thinking this is due to the ...
Death of a goat2/28/2014
  Q: I had 2 mix breed goats for 13 years. One just died and the other has become very aggressive. They ...
  A: Forgive my tardiness answering you, the storms knocked out my power. I am So very sorry for your ...
Sheltering goats2/27/2014
  Q: I am thinking about getting goats soon when I retire. My question is do I have to go out and round ...
  A: How many are you thinking of getting? For fun or commercial? Meat goats? Dairy goats? pet goats? ...
Whitedischargefromnose2/23/2014
  Q: 4yr old pregnant doe has white discharge from nose one time.Has been coughing periodically.T-101.3 ...
  A: Wormload can give goats a snotty nose and cough - the white discharge with a normal rectal temp is ...
My Goat is Pregnant2/23/2014
  Q: A few days ago, maybe yesterday i asked a question about goat birthing signs. Now I need to know a ...
  A: If this is a first time mom, I think I would make every effort to be there when she kids - there are ...
Baby Goat Diarrhea2/23/2014
  Q: I have 8 day old Nubian Buckling that was abandoned by his momma he was the runt of triplets. I took ...
  A: 8 days old I highly doubt it is cocci - most likely in this case it is e-coli and or feed scours- or ...
My Goat is Pregnant2/22/2014
  Q: The answers to your questions first.. no, no, Washington USA, ?, yes, both, CD/T booster ( she is ...
  A: Congratulations! Some does do get a bit unfriendly when time is near.. Here are the signs of early ...
hurt leg on week old goat2/19/2014
  Q: i just picked up two week old goats yesterday. ones legs is hurt, his front leg folds at the ...
  A: Forgive me for answering late - I just now saw this post Some kids have contracted tendons - if ...
goats premature births2/14/2014
  Q: we have had two goats now that have had babies too early. they shouldn't of been born till the last ...
  A: I'm sorry for your losses. There are many reasons for does to abort - I have an article on the ...
goat urinary calculi2/14/2014
  Q: What are the symptoms of urinary calculi. I have a young male goat that is not acting right. He ...
  A: Symptoms are straining to pee, dribbling , no urine flow, stretching the belly, kicking at the ...
urinary problem2/11/2014
  Q: my 1 year old Nigerian wether is having urinary problems, blood, frequent urination without much ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear this - Sounds like probable Urinary Calculi, this boy needs a vet as soon as you ...
goat abusing one another2/9/2014
  Q: We are in the middle of kidding our small herd and we have a pen of goats that we believe are close ...
  A: If the doe got side-blasted by another goat it could happen. There are other reasons though for ...
baby goat born in very cold weather2/8/2014
  Q: I had a nanny have twins in the barn two days ago, we lost one and the other was barely hanging in ...
  A: This baby is not getting enough to eat.. newborn babies who have bee n chilled, eat about every hour ...
baby boer goat2/5/2014
  Q: I have a bottle baby hes 3 days old all of the sudden he acts like has bad belly ache stretching ...
  A: I am SO sorry I never got an email alert for this message - I just now saw this. What have you been ...
very sick goat kid2/2/2014
  Q: i have a very sick goat 2 mo. old he will not stand up just lays down. any advice
  A: I need MUCH more information before I can even begin to be able to figure out what may be wrong. I ...
blood in urine of recently castrated young buckling8/23/2013
  Q: I have a 9 week old wether that was castrated two days ago. He obviously wasn't feeling well this am ...
  A: I would call the vet tomorrow.. sounds like his urethra was cut off some or damaged in someway - I ...
weak kid8/22/2013
  Q: I live on the southern tip of Nova Scotia , Canada . I have a 4 month old lamancha cross alpine doe ...
  A: Looks like you have really been through the wringer - I'm sorry for that. I would add to her daily ...
goat with knee pain8/21/2013
  Q: My ten year old pygmy female goat is having pain in her right front knee. My vet says it is ...
  A: Aspirin also thins the blood which is probably why he said one a day - Maybe try one am one pm ...
buck dragging hind leg8/18/2013
  Q: I have a Nigerian Buck who is about 5 1/2 yrs. Have never had any problems w/ worms, hair loss, ...
  A: Is there any chance he got hit by another goat? Almost makes me think it is a spinal injury. Could ...
Goat with a sore that wont heal8/18/2013
  Q: 1. Rectal Temperature of goat ....Normal is between 101 and 103.5F I have no idea... 2. Is the goat ...
  A: Quite honestly I think I would find another vet to see her and do a skin biopsy - skin issues are ...
Pygmy goats8/17/2013
  Q: at what age is to old to breed a pygmy goat ?
  A: If the goat is in good health - not fat - not thin - eats well - not been down with heavy wormload ...
Large knots in udder8/16/2013
  Q: Bought two goats in Feb. Both were to be kidding. One in March. Never happened. She had large marble ...
  A: Pink milk can be the result for small vessels in the teats bleeding - this can be from the doe not ...
Goat 1st time mother8/14/2013
  Q: How can I get mother to stand still so kid can nurse. Kid is pooping black tar and wants to nurse, ...
  A: First of all the black tarry poop in a newborn is normal - it will change to yellow sticky poop for ...
precocious udder8/14/2013
  Q: We recently purchased a 14 month old Oberhasli doe. We noticed she had a developed udder.(Never been ...
  A: I had one self sucker a Royal PIA too - I tried taping her teats, tried using hobbles to no avail ...
Goat with a broken leg8/12/2013
  Q: we have a 5 month old goat that has broken his leg in the last 48 hr. I'm thinking it's the 3rd and ...
  A: Sorry my internet connection tonight is SLOW - Do the best you can by laying him down on his side, ...
Pygmy Goat8/11/2013
  Q: My male goat is 1 1/2 to 2 months old. Yesterday he started having nasal discharge and his back legs ...
  A: This baby should still be on a bottle for most of it's nutrition - regular milk either goat milk or ...
what's wong with my goat8/10/2013
  Q: Saphire (dairy goat) was bred in Dec 2012, and never kidded. Now Aug 2013 she is getting fat and ...
  A: It IS possible for a doe to come into a false pregnancy but is there ANY chance she was bred ...
Bullet8/5/2013
  Q: I do not know temp. He has been chewing cud but I think he is losing it. I am very new to goats. ...
  A: Rectal temp is important to know if there is fever which would indicate using antibiotic in the ...
goat with collasped lung8/5/2013
  Q: On the ranch one of the customers has 4 goats, 2 moms and 2 babies. They are Nubien goats. A few ...
  A: Oh Boy this is a tough one.. dog attacks are bad.. even if the goat doesn't seem that tore up ...
Goat8/3/2013
  Q: I have a nanny goat that is just about 2 years old.She had her first kid in Feb.I noticed a couple ...
  A: Typically when the back end gets weak - it could either be due to heavy wormload or injury from ...
Goat is sick and went blind8/2/2013
  Q: I have a 4 to 5 month old female goat. This morning I noticed she wasn't with the group (only 4 ...
  A: Thiamine is needed for goat polio - did she get into the grain or corn bin? Could she have gotten ...
sick goat7/31/2013
  Q: i have a 7 mo old lamancha doeling. she was not acting right..just standing around in the pasture 2 ...
  A: Sounds like possible pneumonia but without a rectal temp hard to be sure - Both Nuflor and Tylan200 ...
anemic kids7/31/2013
  Q: I have a couple kid goats that obviously picked up a worm load . Three days ago I wormed for liver ...
  A: Safeguard will not help with liver fluke.. :( safeguard used on goats is only effective for tapeworm ...
Placenta?3/23/2013
  Q: my angora goat gave birth around 8pm 3/22/13 and passed what I thought was the membranes, but she ...
  A: So sorry for the delay - winter weather not cooperating with internet connections Many times the doe ...
5 day old buckling SICK3/22/2013
  Q: RAPID BREATHING, INCREASED HEART RATE, SURGES OF QUICK MOVEMENT, TEMP 103.4, MOTHER ...
  A: How much has the baby had in each bottle? With newborns I only give 1-2 ounces every hour or so - ...
Newborn kid3/21/2013
  Q: Our newborn kid is 1 day old now. So cute! Was wondering when it is safe to return the daddy in ...
  A: It all depends on how he is in with the baby and mom, most of the time they are very gentle, but ...
New kid taking bottle12/28/2012
  Q: We just got 2 infant kids. One 2 days old, the other 3 days old. Was on mom till we picked them up ...
  A: . Now is the time to be concerned.. The previous owner should have given you a couple gallons of ...
sick kid12/28/2012
  Q: I have a lamancha doe that had twins sometime last night. One of them was dead when I found them and ...
  A: :( I'm so sorry to say with the symptoms you are explaining I do not think this baby will make it ...
sick kid12/26/2012
  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: I do not see where you are addressing the fever.. I suspect with this time of year and weather and ...
Kidding problem10/12/2012
  Q: I have a six or seven yr old Nubian . She birthed one kid on sat10-6-12 it was born dead looked fine ...
  A: Honestly she needs to see a vet to make sure what is going on- at this advanced stage of illness I ...
Joint ill?10/12/2012
  Q: We live in Zambia - southern province and the temperature is currently in the high 30 degree's ...
  A: I have no idea what your access to medications are there or the brand name of them - But I woud try ...
stillborn10/11/2012
  Q: Apologies if you get this twice - the site went down during my first attempt. My doe Elli has just ...
  A: Any number of things may have happened.. she may have gotten knocked in the side by another goat- ...
UC10/9/2012
  Q: I had the question about the boar grinding his teeth the other day. I was just wondering about UC. I ...
  A: Squatting? to pee? The boys stretch out placing the back feet further away from the body than they ...
urinary calculi10/5/2012
  Q: I just adopted three male Nigerian dwarfs, got them two days ago. they are 3 months old. they were ...
  A: OMGosh.. that is Very young to be castrated.. you will have to watch carefully the sweet feed ...
Sore mouth10/5/2012
  Q: I have a question. I own a mother and two 7 month old Nigerian dwarf goats. I wanted to get more ...
  A: The symptom sounds like soremouth but the frequency does not.. and to the best of my knowledge, ...
Tooth Loss10/3/2012
  Q: I recently purchased two dairy goats. The older is a Nubian and I am unsure of her age but I am sure ...
  A: Boy that's a tough call not knowing her exact age.. I try to make sure to retire my girls when they ...
My two year old boar keeps grinding his teeth10/2/2012
  Q: i have a question about my male boar goat. He is two years old. He seems to have a problem, but i ...
  A: Teeth grinding or gritting is a symptom usually of gut pain- is the hay moldy? (does it poof dust ...
worming10/1/2012
  Q: Just wondering what is the best way/product/frequency to worm my two four month old pygmy goats. ...
  A: Are these your only goats? I use Ivomec PLUS or Valbazen for treating worms and also liver fluke ...
Skin problem in my show goats9/30/2012
  Q: I live in Georgia and we have had a problem with sores coming up on our goats. I was first told ...
  A: I need more information as there are so many skin disorders - I have no idea how big these are or ...
Sick goat9/26/2012
  Q: I have recently noticed 2 of our wethered nubian/alpine mix approx. 8mos. old goats having a mucosy ...
  A: There could be a variety of things going on and without actually seeing them myself I can give you ...
Nuebian Goats9/24/2012
  Q: We have a Nubian goat and one side of her udder is swollen. She is eat and drinking fine. She walks ...
  A: Sounds possibly like mastitis - is the udder hot to the touch? I would treat her for mastitis with ...
house pet9/23/2012
  Q: We r about to become members of 4H and interested in fainting goats..we are very green, but have BIG ...
  A: Sounds like a Goatie pay yard from heaven.. :) They can be peepee trained just like you would a ...
aggressive buck9/21/2012
  Q: My name is Brandi and about a month ago me and my husband bought some goats. One of which is a adult ...
  A: I am SO sorry you are having problems with your buck. Both of you are going to have to work with him ...
watery diarrhea in pregnant goat4/22/2012
  Q: PLEASE HELP! Her name is Emmy shes pregnant!. She's a twin and my favortite!!! She is in a stale ...
  A: what were the snacks you gave them? how much? what color is the watery poop? does it smell Realy ...
baby goats4/21/2012
  Q: i have a 2 week old baby boer buck i just took him off hiss mom because he has 2 sisters and the mom ...
  A: sometimes it can be a real bugger.. but don't make the mistake of thinking when he is hungry enough ...
My Goat is Sick2/8/2012
  Q: I have noticed that the rear end of a couple of my goats are mesy behind and they are not pooping ...
  A: This sounds like a classic symptom of worms- or coccidiosis (scouring and thinness) The best way I ...
miscarriage2/7/2012
  Q: My mini-nubian miscarried today- only one baby. It was about 5 weeks early. She is still larger on ...
  A: I'm very sorry.. :( Possible not probable.. But yes possible. Make ABSOLUTELY sure you keep a close ...
safety of pine needles as food2/6/2012
  Q: I recently read on an internet site that female goats should not eat pine needles because the pine ...
  A: Yes they can - also cause dead kids at birth.. Pine needle abortion: Pine needles from the ...
Week Old Baby Goat : acts like he is constipated.2/5/2012
  Q: My name is Heather. I live in Alabama. We had a nanny goat give birth to twins. She was not letting ...
  A: He most likely needs an enema.. Somewhere along the line I suspect he ate too much and got bound ...
goat wound2/2/2012
  Q: our goat has a wound that is about 2" round on the outside of his left leg just above the hoof. He ...
  A: What is this wound from? a deep wound such as this takes a long time to heal, and I would have him ...
kidding prep2/1/2012
  Q: I am reading and am aware that we have poss not prepared the does and subsequent kids with regard to ...
  A: O the does who are due in the next week I would wait until the day they kid or the day after. for ...
snotty noses1/31/2012
  Q: we live in NM and it has been very dry. We feed a mixed feed with a base of ground alfalfa. They ...
  A: My guess is the dry weather and is it windy? Goats can and will get hay fever similar to us.. ...
My doe miscarried and I'm worried for her1/30/2012
  Q: I physically had to pull both babies out and unfortunately neither were alive. They both were fully ...
  A: I'm so sorry for you and for her. Many times the kid in the front is mal-positioned and clogging ...
swollen tonsills in newborn kids.1/28/2012
  Q: My doe just had 3 kidds tonight unfortunatley 1 was still born normally she has vibrant healthy ...
  A: I'm not so sure I have heard of actual swollen tonsils.. I have heard of goiter which is a ...
Lame goat1/27/2012
  Q: I have a female pygmy goat who is 10 years old. Over the past few months she has become stiff and ...
  A: I'm so sorry about your little doe.. it is hard when they get older.. don't give up though.. I'm not ...
8 week goat, sick1/24/2012
  Q: We have a little boer goat that was bottle fed and we think her Mom was not producing (mastitis). ...
  A: WOW sounds like one sick baby.. a few things going on here I see- OK I suspect she is drinking milk ...
goat attacked and injured1/23/2012
  Q: we have a 3 month old male boer goat (Elmo) who was attacked by a dog on our farm, his neck is ...
  A: I don't know what medications are available to you.. there.. but in the case of such injury a few ...
milk color at kidding1/22/2012
  Q: My doe has just delivered kids and as I assist in milking her, one teat produces collustrom (thick ...
  A: This sounds to me like she may have mastitis on that one side. If that side of the udder is hard ...
Lump on jaw of Alpine Doe1/20/2012
  Q: I have a 9 year old Alpine Doe. All of her functions are normal eating, drinking, no excessive ...
  A: For some reason this message never came to me in my mail so I just saw it while answering another, ...
newborn kid drooling1/17/2012
  Q: I have had a bad kidding year. Two have miscarried. The last doe who miscarried died 10 days after ...
  A: . I am on my way to feed before the weather turns.. since this is an emergency, the Best way to ...
kid goat 2 weeks and 3 weeks wont take milk1/16/2012
  Q: Could you please give me some advice i have 2 kids 1 is nearly 3 weeks the oother nearly 4 the older ...
  A: are you feeding milk or milk replacer? makes a huge difference. Milk replacer will cause gut ...
Chicken feed1/13/2012
  Q: My goat got open my chick coop Wednesday nite. she ate all the chicken feed that was in the pan. It ...
  A: . Yes.. call around the feed stores.. tractor supply usually carries it, it's called CD Antitoxin.. ...
Nubian goats1/12/2012
  Q: I have two nubian does,they are bred to kiko bucks and a fainter.I'm raising meat goat and expanding ...
  A: You mean will you still have to milk the does after kidding? I don't milk my pregnant does at all.. ...
Red urine1/10/2012
  Q: I have 2 Kinder goats, both female, one age 6yrs and the other is 2years old. I have 8 goats in all ...
  A: A few possible reasons for red urine, the first thing I would definitely do is to take urine samples ...
Pregnant doe???1/6/2012
  Q: I acquired 3 does about two months ago and was told that all three of them are pregnant. I am a ...
  A: I would say if you do not already have babies, they are on the way.. this is one sign of pending ...
Newly castrated male11/25/2011
  Q: I agreed to take a friend's 5 year old fainter/pygmy cross billy off her hands but I insisted he be ...
  A: First let me apologize for the delay in answering, My internet service got knocked out with a recent ...
Toxoplasmosis in goats11/22/2011
  Q: I had agreed to offer stud service for a friend's two first freshening does, pending a clean bill of ...
  A: First let me apologize for the delay in answering, My internet service got knocked out with a recent ...
goat silhouette11/20/2011
  Q: I have been looking for a nice pygmy goat silhouette pattern for my 4-H kids to use at fair. Can ...
  A: . and yes I do have one,, how big does he need it ? if you write to me personally I will attach the ...
mean goat11/16/2011
  Q: he isnt mean to me so far lets me talk with him and likes me to feed him out of my hand well both do ...
  A: I'm not sure which of the boys is doing the hollering when separated.. the aggressive one or his ...
Pygmy Goat11/13/2011
  Q: One of our pygmy goats is baaing real weirdly--almost as if she has a cold.She appears to be fine in ...
  A: How old is she? If she had no fever (normal temp rectally is 101.5 to 103.5) and she has been ...
Unwell goat11/12/2011
  Q: I have a female goat and she is 4 years old.I am not sure about the breed though.She weighs ...
  A: I have read and thought about your situation - without knowing what medications you have access to ...
Vaginal Discharge11/11/2011
  Q: I have a female goat of two years old. For last two days (9,10 Nov) she could not stand and walk. ...
  A: There are so many reasons kids en-utero will die. Could be a plant she is eating, could be another ...
breed of goat11/9/2011
  Q: hey, i have a pet goat that i don't know what breed he is. he is a very handsome boy and i'm just ...
  A: . WOW WOW WOW he is GORGEOUS! I would say he is possibly part kiko and more likely Myotonic due to ...
goat and cow11/8/2011
  Q: I have new access to an overgrown, under utilized 10 acres with cattle fences. If I put one cow and ...
  A: :) I wish I could tell you yes it would BUT the answer is absolutely no it will not.. a goat will ...
4 1/2 YO Nubian with severe diarrhea11/7/2011
  Q: GoatLady, I hope you can possibly shed some insight on my sweet doe Lotty. On Oct 8th, Lotty started ...
  A: I have researched this and researched this since I read it to find anything newer that what you ...
Spanish goat9/28/2011
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Spanish goat with a swollen gland below her ear. What should I do to treat ...
  A: Ivomec Pour on is Great for lice with goats- unfortunately even though it is great as a dewormer ...
Baby Kid blood in stool9/26/2011
  Q: I have a baby kid that is 3 days old now. It's mother went off and left it and it's sister in the ...
  A: I have had a few baby goats over the years who could not walk at birth - one in particular who was 3 ...
my goat9/25/2011
  Q: hello my name is stephanie i have 1 year old male goat i believe he has stones im not sure i thought ...
  A: I think you may have already written to me, but if you did not get my answer, I am repeating it ...
Feeding of 'elderly' goats9/23/2011
  Q: One of our goats is about 15 years old and no longer has all his teeth. He has become thin but is ...
  A: yes. My BabyGirl is 13 and has little to no back teeth as well as a few other of my old goats - she ...
Goat nasal discharge9/21/2011
  Q: I have a goat which has started to has a discharge from her nose, both sides. It is literally the ...
  A: Many times when there is a smelly dark nasal discharge it means the goat has somehow brought cud up ...
pygmy goat9/20/2011
  Q: We just got 2 pygmy goats. They are both 3 weeks old. One of them we noticed he is trying to poop ...
  A: Can you give me more information? how long have you had them? What are they eating? How often are ...
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: I suspect he is not the father of these upcoming kids. Being there is an un-descended testicle, ...
recurrent pulmonary problems10/31/2010
  Q: My daughter has a 1 1/2 year old Lamancha doe who has had a cough for months. We first noted it ...
  A: *Hi Lori, A couple things come to mind. It may have started out as an allergy and continual coughing ...
goat with bottle jaw?6/16/2010
  Q: I've got a LaMancha buckling, approximately 10 months old at this point. He recently got a swelling ...
  A: *HI Katrina, Change dewormers first of all - get a bottle of Ivomec PLUS injectable dewormer from ...
Soft Tissue Injury on a Nubian Wether6/15/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old Nubian wether. He injured his left knee unfortunately, I do not know exactly ...
  A: *HI Melissa, You can give him a baby aspirin, not tylenol or advil but real aspirin. Use a baby ...
my pygmy billy6/13/2010
  Q: i have a billy who has been penned w/ the females for about 1 month now. i figured they were ...
  A: *HI Julie, A good rule of thumb is to watch when you have the boys in with the girls to see if they ...
female dwarf pygmy6/12/2010
  Q: and was told she always had milk - and she is full-but has never been milked --so why does she keep ...
  A: *HI jacki, There is what is called a (precocious milker or has developed a precocious udder) which ...
Kid goat falls over and cannot get back up6/11/2010
  Q: We live in Ohio - We have a set of twin Alpine kids - 1 doe and 1 buck. They are 9 weeks and 1 day ...
  A: *HI Gina, I'm so sorry to hear of your kid you lost.. :( They are falling over because they are ...
Blocked milk duct question6/10/2010
  Q: I recently acquired a nubian/lamancha cross doe. She has a kid with her, about 3 months old. I ...
  A: *HI Kathy, Actually this is the best explanation I have heard yet ...
Thiamin B vitamins for Nubian6/9/2010
  Q: I have a 5 yoa Nubian female. She has occasional episodes with goat polio. We just give her a IM ...
  A: She may be getting some mold on wet leaves or plants that have possibly molded underneath.. esp if ...
Treating Pregnant Goat for Cocci6/7/2010
  Q: One of my NDG girls is about halfway through her pregnancy. She was wormed about 3 months ago and I ...
  A: *HI Kim, You can treat both for cocci without injury to the babies. I use Sulmet liquid or DiMethox ...
Lump on sid of Goats mouth6/6/2010
  Q: I am a first time goat owner, I got her at an action to be on grass control for the summer. She ...
  A: *HI Allison, This sounds much like Soremouth (orf) and there is nothing you can do except put ...
Goats thigh has rotted out6/5/2010
  Q: I have been trying desperately to heal up a goat we have South African Boar goat.She was attacked by ...
  A: *HI Gina, Wow you have been through a lot. The first thing I want to address is that it got so much ...
baby goat6/4/2010
  Q: I have a new nigerian kid. I was told he was around 3 weeks. How soon can I deworm him? And his ...
  A: *HI Pam, 3-4 weeks is old enough to deworm, but the itchy flaky skin is most likely from external ...
Pimples on udder6/3/2010
  Q: I answer as many of your 11 ?s as I can at first. 5yro,lactating doe,normal temp,chewing cud,We are ...
  A: *HI Carrie, Staph is not something you can eradicate from the herd but it is controllable. As nice ...
scaling/flaking of our goats horns6/2/2010
  Q: We just bought in some new goats. We have noticed that one of the male goats horns (he is around 6 ...
  A: *HI Becky Typically, Mineral deficiency is the top cause of flaking horns, thinning horns, and ...
goat legs6/1/2010
  Q: I have a kid that we had to help bring out. It is a pygmy goat. It legs look like they were hooked ...
  A: *HI Lacy, Not exactly sure what you mean by "legs look like they were hooked around inside the ...
Dwarf Nigerian runt5/31/2010
  Q: On May 8th one of my Dwarf Nigerian does gave birth to 2 very healthy sized buck kids and one very ...
  A: *HI Nina, Sounds to me like she may have a break in her leg/hip/foot.. or severe sprain, Which ...
hello1/10/2010
  Q: hello I have a doe that just had a baby about a week ago but she still looks pregnant could she have ...
  A: *Hi Andrea, Depending on the breed of goat- some times they may still look pregnant- such as pygmy ...
adult doe with no appetite, putrid breath1/9/2010
  Q: I have a turning-4 year old Toggenburg doe (Fleta) who was bred mid-november (she is currently dry), ...
  A: *Hi Katie, I think I would suspect pneumonia right now- the lack of interest in food, the crusty ...
weak legs in baby goats1/8/2010
  Q: My Nubian cross just gave birth to twins, one is bouncing round and the other seems to have some ...
  A: *HI Tara, This is not as unusual as you may think in particular seemingly with Nubians. Typically a ...
Nigerian dwarf1/6/2010
  Q: I have 2 nigerian dwarf goats both wethers and 8 years old. Romeo has not been himself since Dec. ...
  A: *Hi Trini, Could he have gotten into anything poisonous or gotten hold of something such as a ...
a goats heart1/4/2010
  Q: i had not spent much time with my goat but my mom has and now one of my goats is scared of me, i ...
  A: *Hi, Some times goats can get a bit spooky if you have not spent much time with them. I find that if ...
goat udder1/3/2010
  Q: I have a goat that has a very big udder and larger teats and when i when i weaned her last year her ...
  A: I'm not exactly sure what you are asking but I think you are wondering why the doe's teats remain ...
Is my Female Goat ready?10/31/2009
  Q: Hi I have a 6 month Female Goat but I was wondering when can she have sex with a male Goat so she ...
  A: *HI Joel, Female goats "can" get pregnant as young as 3 months of age but it is always best to allow ...
Head butting8/11/2009
  Q: I have just rescued two goats. They are mother and daughter and 2 and 3 1/2. They are dehorned. I ...
  A: *HI Kathleen, oh no, Don't squirt them.. :( They just don't want to go back home yet. The crossing ...
goat8/10/2009
  Q: how can you tell if a goat is pregnant
  A: *HI Ann, IN early pregnancy you really have no way other than a veterinary performed ultra sound or ...
when to worm a new mom8/9/2009
  Q: i have a pygmy who just had 2 babies 5 days ago, when should i worm the mother and when is the best ...
  A: *HI Julie, I always tell people to use this rule of thumb- 1.Deworm the day after kidding always- ...
leg/shoulder injury8/8/2009
  Q: I have a 19 week old Nigerian Dwarf that got his leg caught in chicken wire today, not sure how long ...
  A: *HI Jerilyn, If the vet did xrays and knows for sure this is what you are dealing with- it may be a ...
is my goat bloated8/7/2009
  Q: i have a 1 yr old whither who im almost certain that is bloated after comparing to your pics. i ...
  A: *HI Julie, Not being able to see him, let me say sometimes a goat who eats a lot especially if the ...
goat illness8/5/2009
  Q: We have 2 pygmy goats and a boer wether. We live in Ohio which this summer has temps from 50-95. ...
  A: *Hi Julie, I think if this were my goat, I would begin treating for pneumonia. I use Tylan200 ...
biopsy8/4/2009
  Q: Good Evening Goatlady, It's Shannon again :-) I just wanted to let you know that we received the ...
  A: *HI Shannon, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long ...
fertility question8/3/2009
  Q: I have one doe who comes from a great line but I can't get her to take when she is bred. She had a ...
  A: *HI Amber, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
rescued pygmy buck8/2/2009
  Q: I'm located in rural Oklahoma. My husband and I have three lamanchas (2 does and a wether) that we ...
  A: *HI Jill, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
Pygmy Goat8/1/2009
  Q: I have a 5 or 6 month old goat he has always been playful with the other goats but now he stay away ...
  A: *HI Nikki, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
Enlarged udder7/31/2009
  Q: My 11yr old female cashmere companion goat's udder has swollen to 3 to 4 times her normal size over ...
  A: *HI R Ramsey, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long ...
Buckling with swollen knees7/30/2009
  Q: I have 3 1/2 month old Boer buckling, we recently noticed that his knee are swollen. He is kept in ...
  A: *HI Howard, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
A sick goat7/29/2009
  Q: We recently purchased 4 young does. One is recently experiencing diarhea, her tail is down, and is ...
  A: *HI Debra, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
breeding7/28/2009
  Q: at what age is goat ready to breed and how long is the gestation period
  A: *HI Ann, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
Baby goat died7/27/2009
  Q: I recently got a pair of fainting goats, twins male and female. They were 7 weeks when I got them. ...
  A: *HI Sue, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
Hoarseness7/26/2009
  Q: Concerned with Hoarseness in Boer Buck, 20 months old. Only symptom. No lymph nodes swollen in ...
  A: *HI Charles, (First of all let me sincerely apologize for the severe delay in answering - Long story ...
pygmy goat7/25/2009
  Q: I purchased a pygmy goat from a local sale barn. I did not know until I got her home that it appears ...
  A: *HI Tami, Oh Boy - I'm a bad one to ask about this - I have goats in my house all the time ...
wormer, castration and dehorning7/24/2009
  Q: First, I'm so glad you exist!!! Second I have rescued a 4 month old little white baby boy goat out ...
  A: *HI Kelle, Poor little guy! Glad you have him. Careful on feeding him too much rich feed at first ...
contracted tendon7/23/2009
  Q: We have a goat that had broken its right elbow several months ago. We had surgery performed to pin ...
  A: *HI Cheryl, The only thing I can suggest is possibly topical ointments for muscles and daily ...
Famacha Card7/22/2009
  Q: Is checking the eyelids to match up with the color on the famacha card only for the barber pole worm ...
  A: *HI Beverly, No - light to white eyelid membranes denotes severe anemia, could be from barberpole ...
goat and puppy7/21/2009
  Q: I have two new 2 month old male goats that i brought home and I have had a 5 month old rottweiler ...
  A: *HI Mindy, You aren't going to like the answer :( Unless this puppy has been raised with goats from ...
loose stools7/20/2009
  Q: My goat has loose stools i just got him and it was fine with him got here but about an hour later ...
  A: *HI Kathy, Sounds pretty much like classic shipping stress. Being moved, or any other things in ...
Why do goats die when they fall on their side7/18/2009
  Q: I live in Italy and nobody around here seems to understand why this has happened, twice in the last ...
  A: *HI Carol, Yes goats are the same- when they get on the side like you said, and cannot get up, ...
goat7/16/2009
  Q: someone gave me a male boar goat and i have never had a goat before and some one else told me that i ...
  A: *HI Fred, Boer goat are larger younger than other breeds, but as long as you can get the testicles ...
Bo Se7/15/2009
  Q: I have Nigerian Dwarf goats. After a recent bout with pasturella, I found a note you had written ...
  A: *HI Luann, I use Bo-Se often but carefully. I use about 1/10th cc with newborn babies, (for a ...
first time mama to goat7/14/2009
  Q: i got him right after he was born , he could not suck from his mama.she had three and he was the ...
  A: *HI Netti, I'm not exactly sure what you are asking- are you saying he is weak and lays in a ...
sick goat7/13/2009
  Q: i have a goat that been sick about a month she has 2 kids 4 months old she acks like she can;t see ...
  A: *HI Kitty, This sounds like possibly a combination of severe anemia from possible parasites (either ...
baby goats7/12/2009
  Q: i have a baby goat 4 weeks old. i noticed a sore on her side. it was a open wound and was like a ...
  A: *HI Jeremy, This sounds like some sort of bot larvae, to be exactly sure what it is I suggest taking ...
baby goat attacked by dog7/11/2009
  Q: I have a baby goat (maybe 6 months old) who was attacked by a neighbors dog this past weekend. I ...
  A: *HI Melissa, I would get this baby to the vet tomorrow if at all possible- this very well could be ...
female pygmy goat7/10/2009
  Q: She has small bumps the size of a pencil eraser all around her face and her neck. The bumps cause ...
  A: *HI Vernon, Could be mosquito bites? Tick bites? In all reality I think I would have your vet take a ...
HELP with my poor bucks scabs7/9/2009
  Q: My husband and I purchased a buck from a breeder whom told us that he had ringworm and was being ...
  A: *HI Lisa, How long have you had him and how long has this been going on? No photos came through to ...
my pregnant goat7/8/2009
  Q: i have a pygmy nanny that purchased from an individual about 3 months ago. i dont think he took as ...
  A: *HI Julie, She is close to having her babies- this is typical symptoms of the early onset of ...
maximum gestation?7/7/2009
  Q: I have a 1.5yr old doe first time kidding. she was breed from 1/25-1/30/09. This puts her overdue ...
  A: *Hi Kay, If she was bred on Jan 30- her due date for 150 days would be June 29- so she is 8 days ...
Pigmy Goat7/5/2009
  Q: I have a pigmy goat 4 months old,who is throwing up. She is lowering her head and turnig it ...
  A: *HI Judy, It is not natural for a goat to throw up, sounds to me like she either has something ...
goat7/4/2009
  Q: A dog got my goat and it had injuries on face, neck and side. It is very swelled in belly and ...
  A: *HI Susan, I'm sorry I just got in from being out of town today- I feel you really need to get her ...
my pygmy goats behavior7/2/2009
  Q: i have 2 pygmies, they both have acted great or what i call normal. i have only had them for about 2 ...
  A: *HI Julie, Have you changed the feed at all? New hay? New bag of grain? How much grain doe she get? ...
no teat orifice7/1/2009
  Q: I had a goat kid last year, and when the little doe started to nurse, only one teat was functional. ...
  A: *HI Virginia, I think the vet is correct, and this would also invite bacteria to easily enter the ...
injection site abcesses6/30/2009
  Q: I have 4 dairy goats that have gotten abcesses where I gave them their CD&T shot. How long will it ...
  A: *HI Shellie, It is not unusual for CDT injections to leave lumps and or abscesses- if this is an ...
Lethargic goat6/29/2009
  Q: I had a pygmy that had triplets. The second one born was up and walking and then she became very ...
  A: *HI Heather, Oh I am so very sorry you lost your baby. Hard to say what happened without a necropsy ...
newborn Nigerian Dwarf6/27/2009
  Q: Doe's second time having kids. Last night she kidded 1 buck (big & healthy)and one small & thin doe. ...
  A: *HI Dwayne, You say the babies are not nursing well.. exactly what do you mean? I have no idea how ...
boer buck6/26/2009
  Q: I have a boer buck about 2 1/2 years old. He is chewing cud,eating ,drinking, normal body ...
  A: *HI Ashley, This sounds very much like bottle jaw from heavy wormload and the anemia that ...
Bulge near throught on kid goats6/25/2009
  Q: I have a few kids that are 1-2 months old. Some of them have a knot that has developed under there ...
  A: *HI Kevin, Sounds like milk goiter to me - which is basically an overly developed thymus - the age ...
my kid id sick6/24/2009
  Q: I had a nanny that was still nursing 3 ½ months old bills but she got sick and died so now her ...
  A: *HI Micaela, What are you feeding the baby? What is his rectal temp? You may need to tube feed him ...
1st time Mother Goat & kid6/23/2009
  Q: We have a first time mother goat, she is so good! with us and her baby!but I do have a question, is ...
  A: *HI Fran, Congratulations on the new baby! This is perfectly normal, she is stimulating the baby to ...
Growth6/22/2009
  Q: I have a year old Nigerian Dwarf doe. She has a large, hard, perfectly round growth under her chin. ...
  A: *HI Liz, It looks like a CL abscess to me and it appears almost ready to soften in the center and ...
Naval Ill?6/21/2009
  Q: I have a two week old kid that has a knot about the size of a golf ball under her umbilical cord. It ...
  A: *HI Jessica, This sounds more like an umbilical hernia to me. Umbilical Hernia Abscesses can occur ...
Goat ate large amount of plastic6/20/2009
  Q: One of my two wethers has eaten a clear plastic bag approximately 4 " wide and 3 ft long that was ...
  A: *HI Nancy, Are you Absolutely SURE it was eaten and did not get blown away or a dog or goat dragged ...
Purchasing/charity: an emaciated 6 yr old freshened nubian6/19/2009
  Q: A local unemployed young family with seven children is trying to sell their 6 year old nubian. The ...
  A: I know this was the most difficult call you have had to make, and I cried for you and for her as ...
recently neutered billy6/18/2009
  Q: I had my 1 and a half old nigerian dwarf billy surgically castrated last week. Since the surgery, ...
  A: *HI Valerie, You say he was surgically castrated.. the vet cut him is what you mean right? Is he on ...
Buck with missing hair on head6/17/2009
  Q: I have a young Nigerian buck 1 yr old that has rubbed a large bald spot on the top of his head just ...
  A: *HI Diane, It is quite normal for bucks to rub their heads on things; trees, posts, fencing, etc-- ...
Boer goat doe6/16/2009
  Q: We have a very pretty red Boer goat. She gave birth to triplets last week. Two of the kids died ...
  A: *HI George, Have you tested this doe for mastitis? This sounds to me like acute mastitis- Here is a ...
swollen goat udder6/15/2009
  Q: My 2.5 yr old alpine is a heavy milker and I just moved her to 2x a day in summer. Usually when she ...
  A: *HI Jo, I understand your desire to give only herbal treatments but in this case (and some others ...
Browse and Hay6/14/2009
  Q: We bought our goats for browsing the acreage behind our back yard and keeping it clean. I have read ...
  A: *HI Beverly, The main thing hay does is give them fiber to keep the rumen digesting properly, and ...
dog attacked pygmy &lost umbilical cord6/13/2009
  Q: Just thirty minutes or so after being born a dog chased and removed the umbilical cord from our ...
  A: *HI Carolyn, A late night storm knocked my internet connection out so this is the first I have been ...
boer buckling not growing6/12/2009
  Q: I have a boe buckling that is 4 months old. He is about 1/2 the size of his sister. He eats grain ...
  A: *HI Shellie, Sounds like he may have had coccidiosis or worms at one time and it has stunted his ...
Pygmy goats and thier poop6/11/2009
  Q: You have been a great help to me as a new goat owner. It's wonderful that someone takes the time to ...
  A: *HI Virginia, Gestation for a pygmy goat is the same for all goats- 145-155 days give or take a day ...
Male Pygmy Goat Question6/10/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old male pygmy goat. He was not castrated when he was younger. It has been brought ...
  A: *HI Leslie, :) Pygmy boys do have rather large testicles. Esp for their size. Are his larger than ...
flea`s6/9/2009
  Q: I live in Las Vegas NV, I have a 6 week old goat a buck, he has little black flecks on his coat,my ...
  A: *HI Tom, I personally have never heard of goats getting fleas- lice they get and mites but ...- not ...
Mother and baby goats.6/8/2009
  Q: I am a fairly new goat owner and I live in Atlanta, GA. My female goat (not sure how old) just gave ...
  A: *HI Jessica, I think I would be testing the mom for mastitis: ...
worms6/7/2009
  Q: Good morning, I have just discovered that my Nigerian dwarf pygmy of about 4 to 5 months old has ...
  A: *HI Teresa, There "are" paste dewormers out there but they are not going to be effective on your ...
baby goast6/6/2009
  Q: Saturday June 6 i am a new goat owner . i have bought a momma goat at an auction and she had 2 babys ...
  A: *HI Linda, Yes this is normal, when mom doesn't clean the butt - the poop gets stuck on the butt ...
Boer goat with neck injury6/5/2009
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 month old Boer cross wether. Today i found him with a bow in his neck. He still ...
  A: *HI Kevin, I would tomorrow have a vet do an xray and take a look this is not something you want to ...
foamy goat bloat6/4/2009
  Q: i went out a 2:30 am and have three out of 11 goats with foamy bloat. to much wet grass i guess. is ...
  A: *HI Christine, For frothy bloat oil, therabloat, or tide detergent- for free gas (NON Foamy) bloat ...
Four udders6/3/2009
  Q: Hey- I have a bore/nubian doe and she has four udders. Is it a deformity or can I just cut them of? ...
  A: *HI John, Don't cut them off as they may have an orifice to the actual udder (I am thinking you mean ...
Attack on pygmy goat by dog6/2/2009
  Q: My dog has attacked one of my pygmy's and she has a bit of a puncture wound behind her horns on her ...
  A: *HI Danny, Stress and infection are the things you will need to be aware of as well as tetanus. ...
wound with no hair6/1/2009
  Q: I live in Arkansas and have 5 does. Three in one area and two in a smaller area with a fence ...
  A: *HI Beverly, At first when I read your description of this - I thought CLA (Caseous Lymphadenitis) ...
goat5/31/2009
  Q: I have a pregnant doe that is 7 days away from her due date. Hope (my doe) has been having a hard ...
  A: *HI Kelly, Careful not to overfeed her on grain especially, this is the main cause of Ketosis and ...
Vaccinating Goats5/30/2009
  Q: i am a 13 yr old new goat owner and was wondering when and what i vaccinate my two Oberhasli goats ...
  A: *HI McKenna, Welcome to the world of goats! I have a website that is written for new goat owners, ...
Hind Legs weak in 3-4 month nanny goat5/29/2009
  Q: I am new to raising goats. Two weeks ago i bought a kid goat that appeared to be healthy. I took ...
  A: *HI Joy, Hind leg weakness can mean severe anemia, combined with the knock knee appearance, this ...
sick goat5/28/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old LaMancha mix doe. she has been over at a friend's house for about 2 weeks being ...
  A: *HI Stacey, A few things come to mind here.. Pneumonia can cause similar symptoms, ,more possibly ...
CL outbreak5/27/2009
  Q: Recently, we discovered an abscess on one of our does. Because of it's location on her neck, we did ...
  A: *HI Jennie, Before you go making rash decisions here.. CL can be controlled, and many breeders now ...
First Freshener not having milk when I try teats5/26/2009
  Q: I have a first freshener doe who had 2 kids Sun. 5/24 at about 2:00 p.m. At birth, they were both ...
  A: *HI Tracy, It's good that you are so observant to notice, the main thing besides mom's health is to ...
Weaning5/25/2009
  Q: I separated my 11 week old doeling from her dam at the age of 8 weeks, at the time I began weaning ...
  A: *HI Laura, Eight weeks is terribly young to be weaned (as is 11 weeks old). Is there a reason you ...
Behaviour concerns5/24/2009
  Q: I live in Australia and I have 2 miniature angora goats and 2 issues. I’ve had the doe(7½ yrs old) ...
  A: *HI Kaye, Forgive me for not getting right back to you - due to stormy weather I could not keep a ...
Ivomec Injection Pain5/23/2009
  Q: I just injected 3 goats with the Ivomec Plus. They seem to have an extreme reaction as in very ...
  A: *HI Karlie, Yes Ivomec and Ivomec Plus do sting, some goats act like they are dying and some don't ...
Cleaning up goat berries5/22/2009
  Q: ..I know this is probably a dumb question..but..do you just use a lawn rake to rake up goat ...
  A: *HI Beverly, Not a dumb question at all :) Depending on the area and whether or not the dirt is hard ...
goat behavior among new goats5/21/2009
  Q: I have two pregnant female goats that I have had for 2 years now. They are a LaMancha/Boer cross ...
  A: *HI Julie, I have Angoras and used to have a herd of Nubians. I had the Nubians first and they ...
goat eyes5/20/2009
  Q: we recently had a goat born with green pupils. The goat doesn't seem to be blind but I have never ...
  A: *HI Natasha, The only thing I can think of is possible congenital cataracts with possible glaucoma ...
WHEN TO WEAN OFF OF MOTHERS5/19/2009
  Q: I LIVE IN TEXAS AND BOUGHT SEVERAL GOATS TO CLEAN UP VINES AROUND TREES. SEVERAL OF THE GOATS HAVE ...
  A: *HI Phillip, I would say it would be fine to allow the moms to go out for a few hours during the day ...
goat afterbirth5/18/2009
  Q: Our 3 year old pygmy goat gave birth this morning to a beautiful little boy. He is doing very well ...
  A: *HI Dakota, This is pretty normal- sometimes the placenta breaks and only part of it comes out ...
Goats and Tomatos5/16/2009
  Q: I just got my first goats, a nanny (I think is preggers) and a billy about 6 months old. Yesterday ...
  A: *HI Cindy, They will probably be fine by tomorrow with little more than scouring (diarrhea) but you ...
Can I get sick from handling goats5/15/2009
  Q: I was just looking at "why did my goat die" from Peggy. I noticed you didn't address her concern ...
  A: *HI Bert, I went through my archives to see if I had missed addressing this issue and I found the ...
Paralyzed Pet Goat5/14/2009
  Q: Last summer my 11 year old male goat developed large swellings under his left front and left rear ...
  A: *HI Lorraine, Head pressing is typically a sign of pain- I am not sure which article you are ...
sick male goat5/13/2009
  Q: my billy goat penis is out and he cant get it back in he tryes to pee and only drippes he is swelled ...
  A: *HI Jerry, This sounds like Urinary Calculi and from your description sounds like it is in advancing ...
Jumper5/12/2009
  Q: I just got two goats. They are Boers, and one was born in January and the other in December, The ...
  A: *HI Jordan, Boer goats in particular young boers need fencing at least 5 ft tall 6 ft is better- ...
goats5/11/2009
  Q: I have a 11 yr pigmy female that has had several babies and did very well. She is open this year. ...
  A: *HI Judi, Are you Absolutely sure she was not bred behind your back? Is she pooping? Grain is ...
udders5/10/2009
  Q: I have a first time freshner, with one kid 21/2 weeks old at 2 weeks one side of the does udders has ...
  A: *HI Regina, If the baby is only eating on the one side , then the other side will stop producing ...
Babies5/9/2009
  Q: Just wanted to let you know the babies have been converted to whole supermarket milk and no signs of ...
  A: *HI Ruth, This is so wonderful! I'd wait another week and start very small like a TBSP per baby per ...
pygmy goats and eyesight5/8/2009
  Q: i actually have 2 questions. 1st how well do pygmy goats see? 2nd my pygmy goat is always ...
  A: *HI Virginia, It could be her undercoat coming out- mine are shedding the soft fine undercoat from ...
goat cannot stand5/7/2009
  Q: I have an older (approx. 11 yo) female goat that within a 24 hr. time period got very thin and ...
  A: *HI Shara, I know when they have a hard time and get visibly sick it seems like ti was overnight ...
new to goats5/6/2009
  Q: I have just gotten 2 4 week old Pygmy goats. Female. The mother was killed by dogs, and i inherited ...
  A: *HI Amy, Oh I am so sorry to hear this- what a sad story- when you feed the bottles are you making ...
color of goat urine5/5/2009
  Q: I have a 1 month old male castrated Alpine goat. He is currently living inside my house in a large ...
  A: *HI Cheryl, There can be a few reason for red urine and you will have to take the reasons and "fit" ...
follow up on wether with scours5/4/2009
  Q: hi we spoke 2 weeks ago about my goat with scours i took your advice and he has been wormed and had ...
  A: *HI June, Did you treat for coccidiosis like we talked about? Is he still o a bottle and if so what ...
nubian male goat5/3/2009
  Q: I live in southern Louisiana,the goat is a male nubian,its eating corn and grass and has a loose ...
  A: *HI Kenneth, How much corn is he eating? You really need to watch the amount of grain, corn or other ...
arthritis5/2/2009
  Q: 1 of 2: Is devil's claw a safe supplement for goats? I am trying to make my 15 year old goat ...
  A: *HI Georgia, He does need worming- I don't know who told you goats don;t need wormed but in all ...
Bloating5/1/2009
  Q: I have 4 3 week old does and they were doing good. However two of them had the bloat two days ago. ...
  A: *HI Ruth, It is almost impossible to have a 3 week old baby goat actually bloat (as we think of it ...
Lame Female Full Term Pregnant4/30/2009
  Q: I'm a seasoned goat breeder having imported my own and done 2 separate on-farm Boer ET programs ...
  A: *HI Lisa, If there is no injury you can see or feel I suspect it is something similar to a sprain ...
loose stools/grain4/29/2009
  Q: Goatlady, I am a new goat owner. Purchased 2 nubian doelings. DOB 4/2/09. Picked them up from ...
  A: *HI Sheri, I suspect it is the milk replacer - it is well known for causing scouring in baby goats - ...
6 Day Old Kid Was Walking, Not Walking Now4/28/2009
  Q: I have a 6 day old female Pygmy Goat that mother has rejected. She is a runt compared to her ...
  A: *HI Pam, What a cutie pie! Why did mom butt her so hard? She could have an internal injury or ...
my goat has a lump in her waddle4/26/2009
  Q: My goat has a lump in her waddle and I need to know if its going to hurt her, what it is, will it ...
  A: *HI Jessica, This could be a small cyst since it has been there for so long, it is not the correct ...
male wants to breed after birthing4/25/2009
  Q: We've enjoyed our married Boer pair that we've had a for almost year now. Yesterday she had ...
  A: *HI Rhonda, Yes the doe does put out a scent that makes some bucks get frisky- give it a few days ...
CDT Shot4/24/2009
  Q: I was wondering if I should go ahead and give them their second shot as it instructs to do. If you ...
  A: *HI Samantha, I don't think the CDT injection has anything to do with the weight loss- how old are ...
milk replacer making goat sick?4/23/2009
  Q: I am new at this goat owner stuff. We have 2 and the one i am concerned about is 6 weeks old. We ...
  A: *HI Krystal, In my opinion it is most definitely the milk replacer- I get emails such as this one ...
breeding goats4/22/2009
  Q: i know for sure he has bred two of them, but not sure about the other two, will a billy always breed ...
  A: *HI Dalton, Pygmies are non seasonal breeders meaning they can come into season pretty much year ...
pregnancy and milking.4/21/2009
  Q: I actually have 2 concerns. The first is that my goat is over due. She has never looked pregnant, ...
  A: *HI Ashley, Has this goat been exposed to a buck in the last 5 months? (more specifically, 4-5 ...
Goat with blood in urine male4/20/2009
  Q: My 2 month old goat male has blood in his urine he is still being feed with milk 2 times a day ...
  A: *HI Maxine, If you are giving this baby water from a bottle this is more than likely the reason for ...
13 week old wether4/19/2009
  Q: 21/100.90 i have given him kaogel 5mls for 2 days but it hasnt stopped apart from this there seems ...
  A: *HI June, sounds like possible wormload or coccidiosis- he is the right age for either and given ...
CL"To cull or not to Cull?!?!"4/18/2009
  Q: One of my does is developing a cyst at the top of her utter. I'm almost positive it's Cl but I'm ...
  A: *HI Angela, Somehow I never got notice of this question in my email - I apologize for the delay in ...
goats4/16/2009
  Q: ok. i will do so, and we will keep an eye on her. thanks, and my other mom still isn't taking to her ...
  A: *HI Brittany, Patience is the key- it may take weeks and again she may never bond but doing what ...
broken leg4/14/2009
  Q: My goat broke his leg fairly severe. We rushed in to a large animal emergency vet and they splinted ...
  A: It will take an adult goat longer to heal from a broken leg than a kid- but I would have thought ...
My Goat is Sick what do u do<<4/13/2009
  Q: She Just had 2 babies about 3 months ago they are very healthy she is about 2-3 years old and we ...
  A: The first thing to do with goat who goes off feed is to take their rectal temp with a digital ...
crusty skin4/12/2009
  Q: My 2 year old angora goat lost all his hair about 3 weeks ago. He has crusty skin lesions and ...
  A: Skin disorders in goats is one of the hardest things to determine- hair loss all over the body to ...
Sore on back that won't heal4/11/2009
  Q: Our goat is a 3 year old female Boer. She has a sore almost exactly in the middle of her spine that ...
  A: I think in this case I would definitely take her to the vet to have this sore looked at- goats can ...
Edema4/10/2009
  Q: I've had goats for years but I've never seen this before. Our doe's lower jaw is full of fluid. ...
  A: Sounds like possible bottlejaw to me- what is her deworming program? She may be anemic from either ...
goat holding head sideways4/9/2009
  Q: i have a goat that due with babies in four weeks holding her head down sideways with her ear to the ...
  A: 3 things come to mind, 1. the first being the easiest to deal with, something in the ear itself. 2. ...
half udder on doe4/9/2009
  Q: then suddenly her one side just quit producing milk. I think it has a bit coming, but is there ...
  A: She may have mastitis on that udder half, you can get a test kit called a CMT at your local feed ...
treating lice in nursing goats4/9/2009
  Q: I have several nursing pygmy goats who have lice as well as their babies. Is there a safe treatment ...
  A: I use Ivomec pouron - it is the only thing I have found to truly get rid of biting lice as well as ...
Re: Sick baby goat4/9/2009
  Q: This is Lila Ann Asato and my nephew found a black mountain goat his mother had abandon him so my ...
  A: Are you sure mom had abandoned the bay and not just had "parked " it? Mom goats will "park" the baby ...
bottle baby crying when urinating4/8/2009
  Q: I have a 2 week old male pygmy goat who I am bottle feeding, along with his twin (they were rejected ...
  A: I think he is too young for stones, he "may" have a tiny urinary infection but I almost doubt that ...
Pretty Girl4/8/2009
  Q: We have a 9yr.old Register Boer goat with two beautiful boys 3months,she's a great Mom.The question ...
  A: If the doe is in good health- not fat and not think - doesn't have a problem with worms or mastitis ...
babies4/8/2009
  Q: ok, but i go to school during the day, and the only person that is ho,e is my god father, you don;t ...
  A: It might create a problem or it might not, but the important thing is the baby being warm enough ...
ears fold4/7/2009
  Q: how to fix ear on a baby goat it fold up high on the ear
  A: I have only had one set of folded ears and I loved them BUT this very topic was on my emergency ...
sick goat4/7/2009
  Q: I seem to have a sick 3 year old weather. We took him to the vet and they gave me 2 doses of ...
  A: What did the vet say he thought it was? IS the goat peeing? What has he eaten? What does he ...
running eyes4/7/2009
  Q: one of my baby goats has a running eye. What should I give her? Linda
  A: How old is this baby? Is it reddened like pinkeye? If so be careful handling her- wash your hands ...
new baby goats4/7/2009
  Q: I just got two baby goats one male and one female they were twins. The man who bred them had many ...
  A: Are these babies still on bottles? How old are they ? Very small amounts of grain for baby goats as ...
afterbirth4/7/2009
  Q: my goat had her kids last night about 4am and she has went all day without dropping her placenta. ...
  A: Congratulations on the babies! Are you sure mom didn't drop it and eat it? They usually do which is ...
Lost Kid/Drying up doe4/6/2009
  Q: We had a new goat kid on Sat. afternoon. The kid was doing well, up within 15 minutes and nursing. ...
  A: I'm so sorry you lost your baby! Many times when the goat owners "sees the kid nursing" they do not ...
Baby doeling ...could be blind.4/6/2009
  Q: We recently had a baby doeling born about a week ago. We think she could be either blind or at least ...
  A: She could have cataracts- she could have an eye infection (given the substance around the eyes) She ...
pygmy goat worming4/6/2009
  Q: I have a pygmy goat who has been chewing at his legs, they are now scabby and a little bloody and ...
  A: Ivomec injectable will not help with external buggies much- You need to get the ivomec Pour on and ...
my goat is naked4/6/2009
  Q: but now that it has snowed here in MI i am worried my goat will get sick. he is healthy now eating ...
  A: What breed is he? Angora? Angoras are more sensitive the the cold than other breeds especially after ...
birthing a doe4/6/2009
  Q: I have a pygmy goat. She gave birth to a healthy, strong baby boy but i think she still may have one ...
  A: Typically it is only a few minutes to an hour but sometimes it can be a few hours, IF you think ...
new baby goats- general maintenence4/5/2009
  Q: we have two beautiful nebian goaat kids (4 days old0. they are doing good at drinking moms milk. one ...
  A: Congratulations! Do you have mom too? Take the baby's temperature rectally with a digital ...
Heavily pregnant goat4/5/2009
  Q: Hey goatlady, I would appreciate it if you could help me. I have a 19 week pregnant goat (sannen, 6 ...
  A: I am sorry to say that this does sound like a possible abortion. Is there a reason you suspect ...
Worming,lactating does4/5/2009
  Q: dewormingdoes ,that are still nursing,kidds are a little over 3months,Is it okay? Linda
  A: Yes you can deworm the doe as early a the day after kidding (which is what I always suggest) ...
my daughter's goat4/5/2009
  Q: My daughter's goat nala is a pygmy goat and she is always coughing we are not sure why and wondering ...
  A: Typically a dry hacking continual cough is due to lungworm- I don't know your deworming program but ...
baby goat4/4/2009
  Q: I had 9 baby goats born last week and all looked to be doing good. most are from first timers and ...
  A: Are these babies nursing from the does or are they bottle fed? If they are nursing are they getting ...
LaMancha' s udder4/4/2009
  Q: I have a LaMancha that kidded for the first time with one kid. Her udder is very tight & hard. ...
  A: You may have to use some moist warm towels applied to the udder for 10-15 minutes and some massage, ...
goat on her knees4/4/2009
  Q: my goat has started to walk a little and then gets on her knees she had overgrown hoofs and were ...
  A: Sounds like it could either be a problem with her hooves Hoof Rot, Hoof Scald ...
Butting Buckling4/4/2009
  Q: A few weeks ago I got advice from you to kick the milk replacers and start feeding my kid cow milk. ...
  A: :) Wait till he catches your shin with those little nubby horns. It is normal. They pretty much all ...
Bottle feeding goats4/4/2009
  Q: When using Carnation canned milk, does it need to be diluted?
  A: Yes it needs to be diluted at least half with water- :) Less then half to start with and then ...
follow up--kid down4/3/2009
  Q: I wrote u (afterbirth hanging) previously about a little boer that his legs weren't working right. ...
  A: This sounds like a weakness issue as opposed to an actual leg issue. I will tell you upfront this ...
goat wormer4/3/2009
  Q: I was reading an answer you gave about worming and I just wanted to make sure I understood. You ...
  A: NO this is not my recommendation at all - there is a new lady (Donna something) who is also ...
teat orifice4/3/2009
  Q: I have nigie doe second kidding 2 months ago with tiplets, I have these goats for milking, last year ...
  A: Typically this problem is with a first time freshener- but in this case if she was a milk last year ...
too soon for grain?4/3/2009
  Q: Its me again from yuma az! When is a good time to start feeding my 6 week Nigies grain? They are ...
  A: Your babies are just on target for the bottle feedings ie my bottle baby article: ...
Goat can't walk after sha had babies4/3/2009
  Q: My goat that is almost a year old had two babies today while i was at school. One of them is dead. ...
  A: The first thing you need to do is make sure this baby is getting food- you will have to bottle him ...
no stool from baby goat4/3/2009
  Q: I have two pre-me baby goats. One was still born and the doe rejected them. I have nbeen mixing the ...
  A: Oh I'm sorry you lost your baby. You can give these babies enemas to help them pass the stool-it is ...
Goat with arthritis4/2/2009
  Q: I am looking for some advice please for my 9 year old Pygmy cross wether who is showing signs of ...
  A: Are you sure you are dealing with arthritis and not an injured leg combined with perhaps a weakened ...
feeding issues and heard psychology?4/1/2009
  Q: First of all I have to say you have been a wealth of information to me. My husband and I are new to ...
  A: At any time before this started did you give Dottie any special treatment in front of Praline? Was ...
Weight Loss and No appetite4/1/2009
  Q: I have an older percentage Boer nanny that has lost a great deal of weight in the last few weeks...I ...
  A: I forgot to include the pneumonia article- I think I would also treat for pneumonia- aggressive ...
wether front legs swolen white hoofs4/1/2009
  Q: I have a Nubian wither 4 years old. Smokey’s temp is normal, he is ruminating, we live in Illinois, ...
  A: I personally have never dealt with this BUT I did however find a website that sounds like it is ...
bottle fed babies4/1/2009
  Q: I have two Boer babies that were too weak to nurse when born. I bottle fed them colostrum for the ...
  A: What is the rectal temperatures? A lower than 101 temp is of concern with tiny babies and could be ...
outside temp/too cold?4/1/2009
  Q: I've e-mailed you several times before regarding my new Nigies. They are going on 6 weeks old. I ...
  A: Shivering is never good- did you by chance take his rectal temp? 50 degrees should not have been ...
Newborn goat feeding problems - HELP4/1/2009
  Q: We just got two young (they still have dried umbilical cords attached) goats yesterday. Today I ...
  A: Milk replacers are not good for baby goats- and I will argue this to my death :) I get many emails ...
bonding goats3/31/2009
  Q: I just bought a 2 month old female boer goat to be a friend of my l year old wether. I would have ...
  A: It may take some time, mostly because he is and has been the one and only for awhile, jealousy comes ...
Mother Has No Milk3/31/2009
  Q: We had a younger first time Mother goat give birth to a single strong healthy kid yesterday. She is ...
  A: Quick thinking on getting colosturm into this kid- Are you sure she has no milk? Try a warm compress ...
Bad delivery, questions3/31/2009
  Q: I love your website and use it constantly! Anyway, I have had a horrible night. My ND doe went ...
  A: how is the doe doing today? Hi Meghan, I am SO SO Sorry what a terrible first experience you ...
kids eating3/31/2009
  Q: I was just wondering how soon do kids start to eat hay, feed? We have 2 boar goats that are 12 days ...
  A: Some babies start nibbling very early I have seen some pygmies start to mouth hay at only a day old, ...
Kid Goat de horning3/23/2009
  Q: My husband came home with a male kid goat for Mothers day, we have young children and other pets and ...
  A: Disbudding should be done when the horn bud just erupts from the skin- I have heard of people going ...
older doe not eating3/22/2009
  Q: 9 years old who has lost a lot of weight over last months. I took her to the vet today and he did ...
  A: First of all when was she dewormed last? With what dewormer and how much was used? Worms are the ...
pregnant doe - sick?3/22/2009
  Q: I'm NEW to goats. I have a pregnant doe who's at 138 days. We live in south Florida. She was ...
  A: The first thing you should always do with a suspected sick goat is to take the rectal ...
Pygmy Goat3/22/2009
  Q: I live in south central Arkansas in pine/oak/gum woods, would be first time owner of pygmy goats - ...
  A: Poisonous plants are different in all areas of the country- your best bet is to get a hold of the ...
Goats coughing3/22/2009
  Q: I just brought home 3 female goats. 1 pregnant and 2 kids(all unrelated) 2 of the 3 goats,the ...
  A: Sounds like probable shipping stress related wormload - and possible lungworm - when goats have a ...
afterbirth hanging3/21/2009
  Q: I have a 2.5 year old mix boer pregnant female that has been wabbling for some time now. She ...
  A: I would not mess with trying to put something on the afterbirth- the kids nursing will help her to ...
dehorning/disbudding3/21/2009
  Q: I am kicking myself because I haven't had time and now my Saanen doeling is a month old. Her horns ...
  A: I am afraid if you try to disbud her ow you will end up with scurs which will be worse than the ...
preg goat still down3/21/2009
  Q: A couple days ago you helped me with my preg doe that went down. She is more alert and her head in ...
  A: How is your doe doing? I fear the worst since I have not heard back - I hope things have improved ...
Help Me3/20/2009
  Q: I have 2 baby goats. they have a cough and a runny nose. we were told to give them Bovine by the ...
  A: How are the babies doing? no ill effects from the injection of Nasalgen? Just checking to see how ...
pregnant goat3/20/2009
  Q: i have an alpine doe she is 3 yrs old,and she is pregnant this is her second pregnancy from what i ...
  A: Usually when they start talking to their sides - it's an odd talk nothing like you have heard ...
my big goat and babies3/20/2009
  Q: I just goat a 9 month old boer goat and I don't know if she has had a cd/t shot would it hurt to ...
  A: Yes I always give tetanus antitoxin when I castrate- I don't tag but I would also do it at the same ...
I think my goat is very sick.3/19/2009
  Q: I recently bought two goats from an auction. One is a nubian. The other is an Alpine. My goats are ...
  A: How recent? What is the baby's rectal temperature? (normal is 101.5 to 103.5) a fever "may" mean ...
Problems with baby goat falling over, unable to regain footing3/19/2009
  Q: I acquired a 3 wk. old Boer cross kid. When I got her, she could stand, but could hardly walk 2 ...
  A: This sounds like FKS (Floppy Kid Syndrome) Because oif the reaction to the baking soda- I have ...
tripletts just born only one udder wrking3/19/2009
  Q: just hours ago our boer had tripletts,this is a new goat who has had one udder bigger than the other ...
  A: Absolutely I would take the small baby and bottle feed it- even if both sides were working, the ...
i think my goat has a kid still in her3/18/2009
  Q: my goat had a kid 2 days ago, and still is having small discharge, when i feel her sides i can feel ...
  A: I believe you are thinking of Prostoglandin (Lutelyse or Estrumate) and the standard dose for a goat ...
Dry Skin3/18/2009
  Q: I have a doe who appears to be entirely ok, except that she seems to have really dry skin on various ...
  A: The only way to know exactly what a skin disorder is - is to have a vet do a skin scraping and test ...
nubian doe3/18/2009
  Q: I was curious to her age so after some reading decided to check inside her mouth only to find she ...
  A: Are you SURE? look on the bottom in the front, goats have no top teeth in the front only bottom ...
baby boer goat3/18/2009
  Q: i have been having trouble raising baby goats. they are full blood boers. i have had five does kid ...
  A: You didn't mention how long you have had these does who kidded. If they are new to you and you have ...
still born babies3/18/2009
  Q: I have had 5 females get bread and I didn't know any of them were pregnant until I seen blood on ...
  A: I am so sorry- This is a tough one too- The gal just before you has a similar issue you may want to ...
Goat3/17/2009
  Q: We have a show goat that is not putting on weight we have 2 weeks till show and he is eating and is ...
  A: If you have vet prescribed banamine this will reduce swelling and pain - I use 1cc/100lbs injected ...
feeding goat grain3/17/2009
  Q: I have a one year old wether, can I feed him just regular horse grain like 12% nutrena. He only gets ...
  A: It depends on the calcium : Phosphorus ratio- there should be a ratio of at least 2.5 to 1 Calcium ...
preg doe down3/17/2009
  Q: I have a doe that is in the final month of pregnancy that is down. One day she was fine the next ...
  A: The vet should have given her an injection of Thiamine to correct the thiamine deficiency shown ...
Kid passing blood in stool3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 17 day old Kid that we just changed her feeding times from every 4 hrs to every 6 hrs, she ...
  A: Any time you have a kid over 2 weeks old with severe scouring and in particular with any mucus or ...
Prepared for kidding- just not prepared for this3/17/2009
  Q: "anyday") Anyway- she was just having "prelabor labor" I guess because this morning when I went out ...
  A: I am so so sorry you lost the baby- The only thing I can suggest is if you had noticed and problems ...
Pesticides3/17/2009
  Q: I recently sprayed my lawn with bug spray. it rained for several days after i sprayed. is it safe ...
  A: I think it would depend on how that particular bug spray works- if it is completely on the surface ...
Pygmy Goat bladder infection ASAP PLEASE??????3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old pygmy wether and he started acting like he had kidney stones on saturday (he's ...
  A: Which injection was he reacting to? Some injections sting. I will tell you though very seriously ...
horn protectors3/16/2009
  Q: i have a goat as a pet for my horse. he did not have his horns removed and my vet said it couldn't ...
  A: Have you had them together long? Your vet was right- there is NO Humane way to remove already grown ...
Goats3/16/2009
  Q: I was wondering how long it is from the time the doe's teats bag up until the time that she gives ...
  A: Typically it is within the last couple weeks before kidding- BUT there are many exceptions to the ...
"Rain Rot" on Goats?3/16/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old male miniature dward Nigerian goat that has something going on with the fur at ...
  A: This sounds like what we call lumpy wool in fiber goats- this is the info I have on it from Merck ...
goat pregnancy3/16/2009
  Q: Beside looking at a goat belly is there any other way by which you can determine if a goat is ...
  A: A vet can perform a sonogram or you can buy the ultrasound equipment (for a hefty price) and do it ...
dominant pygmy wether3/15/2009
  Q: We have a 2 year old dehorned pygmy wether. He is a wonderful fellow that is very attached to my ...
  A: Sounds like he is jealous- and goats DO get jealous. If at all possible you could find him a buddy ...
bumps all over teats3/15/2009
  Q: I have a doe that is about 5 and kidded in feb. I just noticed about 2 days ago bumps on one of her ...
  A: Sounds like Staphylococci bacteria that often invade skin lesions on goats. Infection can be ...
Pigmi Goat giving milk but not pregnant3/15/2009
  Q: My son has a pair of Pigmi Goats, both females about two or three years old. One of the pair is ...
  A: Did the goats recently come to your farm? If so I suspect she had kids nursing from her until ...
Pygmy Goat Bottle Baby3/14/2009
  Q: I just purchased a 1-wk old pygmy baby, and when we got home we noticed bugs on her. I spoke w/the ...
  A: I have not heard of that but I use Ivomec Pour on for lice on all ages - even the tiny tots. Ivomec ...
Kidding3/14/2009
  Q: My Pygmy doe, Grace, just had a single kid, Joy, 2 1/2 months ago. I was just wondering how long ...
  A: The baby will nurse for a few months and it is always a good idea to allow mom to recuperate for a ...
Nose Bleed in Nigerial Dwarf Goat3/14/2009
  Q: What might be the cause of a nose bleed in a male nigerian dwarf goat? The bleed is kind of clotty ...
  A: Good News that he is OK Just keep an eye on him, I can think of nothing disease wise that would ...
Constipated goat3/13/2009
  Q: I have a two week old baby who is showing signs of being constipated. She is straining, is hunched ...
  A: How many times did you do the enema? Sometimes it takes 8 or 9 times of inserting the warm soapy ...
Breeding3/13/2009
  Q: Have you ever heard of a Barbadoe? I called a person that says he has some for sale. He says they ...
  A: Yes I have heard of them and had one years ago (A rescue) and No, they are not a cross between a ...
chronic cough3/12/2009
  Q: I live in the eastern part of MO. I purchased my first two goats about four months back. A ...
  A: A chronic cough in goats can be from a variety of reasons from non serious to extremely serious- ...
Throat swelling3/12/2009
  Q: I have a Bummer bore goat that is almost a month old, and he's got a lump where his throat meets the ...
  A: I doubt it is from milk he inhaled but possibly a piece of grain or something he ate may be stuck ...
Baby buck grinding teeth3/12/2009
  Q: I have a 2 week old baby buck, that I bottle feed. He drinks powered milk-replacement formula. I ...
  A: I just hit send to reply to a gal who has a severely sick baby goat on milk replacer - and Yes, it ...
baby goat with diarrhea3/12/2009
  Q: We have a 5 day old boer goat. Last night seemed very hungry, ate 12 oz. of milk replacer and then ...
  A: I would get him off all milk replacer and give water with electrolytes and either karo syrup or ...
Swelling in Lower Jaw3/11/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old Boer nannie that has suddenly developed swelling in hew jaws and lower head ...
  A: If the benedryl had no effect I would assume then it may be bottle jaw- Have you checked the inner ...
Goat Banding3/11/2009
  Q: We had an experienced heardsman band our 4 week old goat yesterday. Today (less than 24 hours from ...
  A: Is this the first baby you have had banded? First of all 4 weeks is far too young to be banded. ...
Can't get rid of the Skin Problem!!3/10/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr. old registered Boer female that has been having skin issues for about 6 months now. ...
  A: I think you need to have a vet take a skin scraping and test to see exactly what this is- it may be ...
Nanny and baby goat with scours3/10/2009
  Q: First of all, thank you in advance for all you do here. We have a nanny with a baby that was born ...
  A: Oh I'm sorry you lost your billy. Weather changes bring on a few issues, pneumonia and wormload and ...
Newborn Goat with Paralyzed Hind Legs3/9/2009
  Q: I have a pygmy goat doe kid that was born with paralyzed hind legs. (She has no feeling in either ...
  A: (Answer to your feedback on this issue): In that case maybe some home therapy and work with the baby ...
buck losng hair3/9/2009
  Q: I have a two year old nigerian dwarf buck who has lost large patches of hair going up the back and ...
  A: Sorry about the delay in answering- we had a bad storm come through and I lost connection to the ...
7wk boer billy3/8/2009
  Q: I had a positive CLA Boer nanny give birth to a billy 7wks ago. I pulled him from her immediately, ...
  A: Nothing is Impossible but I have never heard of CLA in the ears as it is typically a lymph node ...
goat with inflamed eye lids3/8/2009
  Q: I have a Boer cross doe (ready to kid in a couple weeks) Her eyelids are swollen & kind of crusty ...
  A: She may have pinkeye: The treatment for pink eye I use is Tylan200 (not the same as LA200) dripped ...
goat heat/babies3/7/2009
  Q: my goat had twins today, and im wondering..when will she come into heat again? and should i skip the ...
  A: Congratulations on the new babies! Depending on the breed of goat- dairy goats are seasonal breeders ...
BABY GOAT WITH BAD DIARRHEA3/7/2009
  Q: THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME WITH BOTTLE KIDS. WE HAVE 2 ONE IS GREAT OTHER VERY SICK. WE ARE FEEDING ...
  A: How old is this baby? This sounds like pneumonia to me with the nasal discharge - pneumonia will ...
Sick baby goat.3/6/2009
  Q: I have a week old bottle fed goat who on Monday started to have a watery stool. I gave her pepto and ...
  A: Is there a reason she is not nursing from mom? How bad are the scours? Very watery or ?? DO you have ...
just basic advice3/6/2009
  Q: I have one pygmy goat and two alpine nubian mixed goats,all wethers.I just got them recently and ...
  A: I'm so sorry you have had such a difficult time - how did you lose goats with tetanus? Castration? I ...
kidding3/5/2009
  Q: My year old nigerian dwarf has been in the prestages of labor for over a week now. Her tendons are ...
  A: It could be a day or hours or a couple days BUT if she starts to have contractions Then watch her ...
Rescue had her babies3/5/2009
  Q: I posted a few weeks ago about the 3 Pygmies that I rescued that where extremly thin. I ended up ...
  A: They are SO cute.. I'm sorry you lost one of the boys- I think she isn't being a good mom because ...
Gangrene leg3/4/2009
  Q: I have a 3yr old male fainting goat. Almost a week ago he got tangled with a tree limb. I thought ...
  A: Absolutely if he lost one back leg he can learn to get around and lead a happy and healthy life. Is ...
Newborn Pygmy/fainter doe3/4/2009
  Q: Last night my pygmy doe kidded with 4 kids (2 doelings of which one was stillborn and the other has ...
  A: I doubt the dog food did anything to the mom or babies- not the best thing for her but I think it ...
umbilical on kid infected3/3/2009
  Q: i was given an orphaned kid that i am bottle feeding he is about 5 days old was very weak when i got ...
  A: Keep it clean with peroxide daily and then put some iodine on it. I would also give him a tetanus ...
wether acting bucky3/3/2009
  Q: I have two Nigerian Dwarf wethers and one female fainting goat which I got summer 08 as kids. One of ...
  A: You asked a loaded question. :)It IS possible there is an undescended testicle, and it IS possible ...
Buck with swollen hot legs3/2/2009
  Q: You helped me with my sick doe a few weeks ago that ended up having cancer and had to be put down. ...
  A: This sounds like the aftermath of frost bite. For mites, lice and other external nasties, Use Ivomec ...
looks like chicken pox3/1/2009
  Q: I have a couple adult Boer goats -bucks & does, they have what looks like chicken pox on their ...
  A: Either Orf Contagious ecthyma is an infectious dermatitis of sheep and goats that affects primarily ...
pan baby sick3/1/2009
  Q: I pan feed my baby dairy goats (17 right now), never had any trouble until today. I have a 2-wk. ...
  A: the problem with pan feeding is that the esophogeal groove does not close to allow the milk to go ...
boer goats2/28/2009
  Q: How can i eliminate CL in goats or at least reduce the outbreak.
  A: the best article to explain it all is here: ...
Boer Goats2/28/2009
  Q: I have 5 does that are bottled jawed. I checked their eyes and they were light colored so i wormed ...
  A: You still need to give the 3rd dosage and all this time it would help to give them VitB12 (which is ...
sick goat2/27/2009
  Q: my goat has been sick for about 3 days now she seems to look better then she acts like she cant see ...
  A: If she ate something moldy or got into the grain or ate too much grain or corn, this very well ...
Surragent Mother2/27/2009
  Q: I have a doe who lost her kid a day ago. I'm milking her now but I found a bottle baby I want to ...
  A: I'm sorry she lost her baby. Most of the success depends on the age of the kid - and the age of ...
new baby goat2/26/2009
  Q: yesterday my boer nanny gave birth to a baby boy this is her first baby and ours yesterday we had to ...
  A: Have you taken his rectal temperature? How bad is his poops? This baby is only a day old? Clean his ...
How many kids at one time?2/26/2009
  Q: Daddy just bought 15 young goats and they are having kids. They are having just one each. Is this ...
  A: No, many times a young goat will only have a single kid, and if they were in any way nutritionally ...
Doe not comming into milk2/24/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old 1/2 Nubian 1/4 Boer 1/4 Alpine. Last year she kidded with 1 baby and she NEVER ...
  A: I would be prepared to bottle feed the kid/kids when she has them and if she kids with no udder, ...
pregnant doe2/24/2009
  Q: what shots would you give a month before a goat kids? What worming can I give her and how much. does ...
  A: Here is a vaccination schedule for you to keep at hand: ...
New Goat Owners2/22/2009
  Q: We recently purchased 14 goats on 2/13 - 1 buck, 8 does, and 5 kids. A few of the does are pregnant ...
  A: Did all of these goats come from the same place? You don't mention if these babies are young and ...
premature goat birth2/22/2009
  Q: My 4 year old Nubian Doe gave birth today 15 days early of her due date. 1 buckling was 1/2 the ...
  A: I'm very sorry you lost the babies. My guess is that she may have been bred on 2 separate breeding ...
birthing2/21/2009
  Q: one of our pygmy goats is in labor ( 1st time). She had the first baby and the second is breech. ...
  A: I hope this doe has already been able to deliver this baby by now, it is difficult to get hold ...
new baby2/21/2009
  Q: my doe had a litter of 4 tues. evening... one died wed. (came out weak, something wrong w/his front ...
  A: I'm so sorry for your losses. Are you sure the mom is killing these babies? How do you know the one ...
goat in trouble2/20/2009
  Q: i bought three and rescued one. the 2 year old nanny had recently had 3 kids. before she had the ...
  A: You will need to be very careful you do not spread it to the other does by handling her and then ...
Boer Goat2/20/2009
  Q: I have 2 Boer goats, 2 1/2 years old that are pregnant, unsure of the due date, I went by the 1st ...
  A: She won't or 'Can't' get up? and no this is not normal. When was she dewormed last? with what and ...
Lump in Teat2/19/2009
  Q: I have a doe that has a lump in the side of her teat, it is only on one side of the teat and does ...
  A: This could be a small tumor or a small calcification in/on her teat. It could be like a boil too. It ...
Doe in Labor?2/19/2009
  Q: I know this might sound like an idiotic question, and I have been poring over the articles trying to ...
  A: This sounds like pending immediate labor, and the previous owners should have known not to move a ...
newborn goat2/18/2009
  Q: I have a newborn goat that was born on Feb. 8 and she has a twin brother. She appeared to be fine ...
  A: what does her umbilical cord area look like? This sounds like possible Joint Ill or Navel Ill. ...
is she pregnant2/18/2009
  Q: I have a pygmy doe who is liitle over a year old she was breed and is showing signs of pregency and ...
  A: Sounds like you are going to have babies very shortly: Here is my article on kidding: ...
weak horns2/17/2009
  Q: We are in Beckley, WV and our goat will be a year old in spring. He is a male and is weathered. He ...
  A: Sounds to me like a nutritional deficiency- does he get minerals along with his hay? You would want ...
cause of death2/17/2009
  Q: Our dry yearling Alpine doe died very suddenly and we have received conflicting diagnoses from three ...
  A: I am so sorry you lost your doe. Let me clear a few things up for you.. even upon visual ...
Goat Kids2/16/2009
  Q: What can you do to make a goat kid have bowel movement? Our recently born baby goat won't poop, how ...
  A: You need to give the baby an enema: ...
DEWORMER2/15/2009
  Q: i HAVE A 2 WEAK OLD BABY GOAT AND i WAS WOUNDERING WHAT KIND OF DEWORMER TO USE AND HOW MUCH AND ANY ...
  A: , The baby should not need deworming at this age but if you fear worms, I thin at this age I would ...
young doe2/14/2009
  Q: I have a seven month old doe that I purchased from a dairy farm and raised with my own goats extra ...
  A: If she absolutely has not been bred, She possibly "could" have mastitis, but it sounds more to me ...
mass in goats udder2/14/2009
  Q: yes i have a boar goat that has a mass in her bag but does not have mastitis she is giving milk and ...
  A: If you have tested for mastitis and she is negative for mastitis, then it could be a congested ...
blood in urine2/13/2009
  Q: My daughters have twin pygmy goat wethers that are nearing their 5th birthday. Recently, there has ...
  A: If this continue I think I would have a vet do a urinalysis to make sure. ALSO a goat who pees in ...
New born baby goat2/13/2009
  Q: Just yesterday, my goat had a baby. I noticed that her front legs were kinda bent looking. I didnt ...
  A: I answered something similar to this earlier and will send you the photo as well - you can try ...
new to goats2/13/2009
  Q: we are just starting out. done our research. shelter fencing food and the like about goats. we are ...
  A: Wow this is a loaded question. For health issues and care I suggest going to my website which is ...
Just an update...2/12/2009
  Q: I wasn't able to post a response to the last thread... I wanted to say that yes, I diluted the can ...
  A: Good news on his feeling better. If he starts to scour again take the milk away and give water with ...
after birthing2/12/2009
  Q: on 2/10/09 i had a boer nanny give birth to healthy twins.she dropped both bags of afterbirth.on ...
  A: This sounds like possible ketosis - this is an excellent article written by a lady named Sue Reith- ...
Goats horns flaking.2/12/2009
  Q: I have a five month old Saanan (neutered billy) whose horns have become very damaged and flaky ...
  A: This sounds like mineral deficiency of sorts- There are 2 examples of good mineral mixes for goats ...
new born kid with lame leg2/11/2009
  Q: We have had 2 kids born with a lame back leg. They may or may not have the same father. They are ...
  A: By lame what is it you mean? They are bent ? Weak? Stiff? Usually this is due to contraction in the ...
Baby goat2/11/2009
  Q: I RECEIVED THIS BABY Goat when he was only 4 days old. He had fluid in his ear the part that hangs ...
  A: I had a goat years ago who had the very same thing - I never did figure out why it was like this as ...
Dog attack2/11/2009
  Q: Our doe and her year old baby were attacked on Saturday by a large dog. Baby got the worst of it. We ...
  A: Anaphylactic shock is a sudden reaction to any medication - an allergy to it. It can happen with a ...
diahrea2/10/2009
  Q: We purchased a baby goat that is about 2 weaks old from the sales barn I just switch him to whole ...
  A: I suspect it was the replacer that started the problems and by switching right from replacer to ...
Boer Goats2/10/2009
  Q: Our boer goat just had 2 babies. The billie is in the same pin as the momma and babies. I was told ...
  A: It would all depend on the particular billy- I have had many in with my new moms and kids without ...
breeding goats2/10/2009
  Q: I have a Lamancha doe I purchased in September. She gave birth in April 08 and is still milking. I ...
  A: Sounds to me more like a possible cystic ovary- I think I would have a vet check her for this- it ...
goat's nose foams up when eating2/9/2009
  Q: I have a spanish female goat. The past few months when I feed her the goat pellets, she will snort ...
  A: Sounds like she may either be eating and getting pellets stuck in her throat, or she may have a ...
boer goats milk not dropping after delivery2/9/2009
  Q: we have a boer goat that just delivered today she has previous problems of mastitis in one tit and ...
  A: First you need to supplement the baby so it has something to eat! Bottle feedingbaby goat article ...
Pygmy Goat - -Pre-term Labour2/9/2009
  Q: We have a four year old Pygmy who I am wondering about. She shouldn't be due for about another ...
  A: Keep an eye on her since her first kidding was unusual in timing- but I have had does start to ...
3 and 1/2 week old baby goat stopped eating...2/8/2009
  Q: This little guy was born to a Boer doe who was just 1 year old.... We bred her too soon and won't be ...
  A: What a cutie. Good thing you stopped the replacer! It is not a good thing and is what more than ...
mama goat biting baby goat2/8/2009
  Q: we have a goat the just had 2 babies last week. they are very healthy, very active, seem to be ...
  A: Oddly enough, this is not abnormal, the doe knows her one kid looks different (brown and she is ...
toys for baby goats2/8/2009
  Q: I was given a baby boer goat (4 days old), after much effort/ prayer he is now on his feet and goes ...
  A: Your best best is a child's playpen (Sturdy) with a bit of hay in it to cuddle in and a cardboard ...
pygmys outside2/7/2009
  Q: I have a 2 week old pygmy who hasnt started eating hay or grain yet and i am getting concerned is ...
  A: 2 Weeks is pretty young to be doing anything more than nibbling at the hay and probably will not be ...
Boer goat doe with sore udder2/6/2009
  Q: My Boer doe kidded with twins 4 days ago. She is 5 years old and in good health, good appetite and ...
  A: It sound suspicious to me - I would go to the feed store and get a CMT and test her. Here is a page ...
Goat Semen2/6/2009
  Q: Do you know where I may purchase some kiko semen ?
  A: You would need to contact someone from the Kiko Goat Association- or the the IKGA: ...
Dealing with a Sick Goat2/6/2009
  Q: I have been doctoring this Nanny with Goat Polia/Listeriosis. I did my homework, this is from my ...
  A: I would continue it until 5-7 days after all symptoms have disappeared- the last thin you want is a ...
Resources for new goat owners2/5/2009
  Q: I recently lost one of my two wonderful Australian Melaan wethers to what we think was listeria. ...
  A: OMGosh I am SO SO Sorry ! Listeriosis is a difficult disease to combat- it sometimes takes upward of ...
lame pygora goat2/5/2009
  Q: Our 13 1/2 year old Pygora goat has been lame in one front leg for a few years, but just yesterday ...
  A: 13 1/2 yrs old is not really all that old. The lame leg.. is it straight has he been able to put ...
pregnant Boar doe 100%2/5/2009
  Q: I have doe that all signs are normal, eats good. She is 6yrs. old. The problem is that she and the ...
  A: Are you sure he is actually mating her and not just mounting her? She "could" have aborted but I ...
snotty noses and coughing in goats2/4/2009
  Q: I have 8 in kid Golden Guernsey Goats, 2 of which have snotty noses and some of the others are ...
  A: Have you taken any rectal temps? If the coughing sounds congested they may have pneumonia- I have a ...
pygmygoat bleeding after kidding2/4/2009
  Q: I have a 1yr old doe pygmy you gave birth to her first kid about 2 weeks ago and is still bleeding ...
  A: Does this look like a menstrual period bleeding or is this bright red bleeding like from injury? ...
Enlarged Cheeks2/4/2009
  Q: I have a Nubian wether that is eating and drinking, but wont clear material from his cheeks. It ...
  A: I have a goat who is doing this now as well and I have to clear her mouth a few times a day- it is ...
baby goats2/3/2009
  Q: i have a baby goat it as born last Thursday it was pretty cold but as soon as they were born i put ...
  A: The one breathing hard my have pneumonia- this would also make it not want to nurse. I have an ...
my goat is very ill2/3/2009
  Q: originally had Staph but was treated with antibiotics (sulfa type) but still had blood, Hematracrit ...
  A: I think I would get a second opinion (I Know Cornell is great but it never hurts ) Surgery at it's ...
nanny not eatin two days after birth2/3/2009
  Q: we have a nanny that had triplets sometime early sat morn. she had good milk and seemed to be fine ...
  A: Sounds like she is either getting toxic from a partial afterbirth expulsion or she may have ...
Pgymy Goat2/2/2009
  Q: I have two 3 year old Pygmy does Squirt and Tillie Two. Squirt is in a constant state of heat. She ...
  A: Sounds like her hormones are messing with her a bit. (She's acting like a buck) You may be able to ...
dog attack2/2/2009
  Q: Hard around puncture wound 9/21/08. How did Debbie's goat turn out? Our goats were attacked and ...
  A: This could be either scar tissue or possibly dead tissue- or an encased pocket of infection (I ...
newborn baby is it to cold?2/2/2009
  Q: My pygmy goat just gave birth to tripletts outside today (2 didnt make it.) She was bought from a ...
  A: I'm sorry about the babies who didn't make it. I know it's late tonight just was able to get back ...
New Kids2/1/2009
  Q: Our inerited goat of approx 18 months old gave birth to 2 young kids 48 hours ago. During the last ...
  A: You need to make sure that baby has food in it's tummy- it cannot go long without eating especially ...
babies born lame legs2/1/2009
  Q: I was told that you would be able to answer my question. I have a herd of about 20 and have seen ...
  A: All of these problems started to happen with the breeding of this new buck? Have all of these does ...
newborn kids w/ "thick" ear tissue1/31/2009
  Q: we had twin bucklings born last night. They are both up and around, nursing and doing well. My ...
  A: It could be the cold. I would not mess with them. I had an older doe who's ears got very thick and ...
Help What to do1/31/2009
  Q: A friend of the family has a pygmy goat has had her since she was a kid shes been bred for approx. 5 ...
  A: You need to call another vet right away- this is a situation that if this kid (I suspect dead ) is ...
False Pregnancy1/30/2009
  Q: I have another goat question, but I also wanted to update you on Brando (the goat who broke his ...
  A: A false pregnancy in goats is pretty much self correcting. A "cloudburst" of fluids similar to early ...
Kids dying1/30/2009
  Q: Goatlady, Hello again. I am very worried about our goats. Yesterday my husband found a dead baby ...
  A: Wow I am So so Sorry. If you have aggressively dewormed your entire herd including kids over ...
Goat care1/30/2009
  Q: My son has a Spanish Bore goat as his FFA project. It weighs about 95 lbs. And is about 4 months ...
  A: Richard, I am SO SO Sorry you lost him, UC is probably the number 1 killer of male goats and I am ...
leg mange?ringworm?1/29/2009
  Q: CA for goat owner. some are milkers, brush eaters, hobbiest and got lovers. I got a call today and ...
  A: Skin disorders are probably the most difficult to diagnose, the only way to truly get a handle on ...
Training Miniature Fainting Goats1/29/2009
  Q: I am in the process of training my miniature fainting goats as pet therapy animals. I have three, ...
  A: Basically when people have pet therapy animals, using goats they just want them to be well mannered ...
why did my goat die?1/27/2009
  Q: We purchased a small herd of Boer goats last fall which included a young wether. It's been an ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your loss! The alfalfa, was it at all moldy? Before your goat died, did he ...
drastic weight/muscle loss in wether1/27/2009
  Q: My 3 year old wether has drastically gone downhill over the past few months. He has loss so much ...
  A: You don't mention the type of dewormer you use- but if it isn;t Ivomec PLUS injectable, I think I ...
constipation1/27/2009
  Q: I have a baby goat who is 3 weeks old. Her mother did not have any milk so I am bottle feeding whole ...
  A: If she hasn't pooped in 2 days, first go ahead and give her an enema again, get the poop out. Then ...
prevent frozen ears1/26/2009
  Q: We live in cold Michigan, zero degrees tonight. Baby boar goats were just born, they are in a barn ...
  A: I have never made anything but I have heard people have used infant booties taped to the ears for ...
Help for my nanny1/26/2009
  Q: I have Fainting goats and my female gave birth the other night on a freezing cold night. The kids ...
  A: I am SO SO Sorry about your babies. This has been a hard year for many people having kids this ...
Poor Rescue goat1/25/2009
  Q: I was given 3 very skinny Pygmy goats about 3 weeks ago and need to know how to get them to gain. I ...
  A: You don't want to overdo the carbs this late in the pregnancy or you will end up with a sick doe- ...
goat hooves1/25/2009
  Q: I have a boar goat that has a chipped or broken hoof on one side. this is on the right rear outside ...
  A: How badly is it broken? Is it bleeding? Is the break into the fleshy part of the hoof or just on the ...
Nanny with triplets1/25/2009
  Q: I am new in the goat business and a little confussed about what to do. My nanny gave birth to ...
  A: She may be able to feed all three but keep a very tight eye on them,usually the smallest one gets ...
male goat with teats1/24/2009
  Q: We have a male goat with two teats. He has a penis and testicles and is fertile. He looks like a ...
  A: OH! Now I see why you are concerned. Yes this does happen- not often but it can - it is called ...
two day old goat no mom.1/24/2009
  Q: I HAVE A TWO DAY OLD BABY GOAT WHO'S MOTHER DIED,I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEED HER.I'VE BEEN FEEDING HER ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of the mom goat! Great choice on the milk from the grocery store! ...
Young goat just had baby1/24/2009
  Q: "Bo" was born on Mother's Day, I believe. The bucks kept bothering her and had knocked her down and ...
  A: Maybe what you read had something to do with goat polio- which in case you would give thiamine. How ...
pregnant boer goat1/23/2009
  Q: A few of my pregnant doe (ages from 1-3yr) have developed a white pigment on the vulva lip. It ...
  A: I have a few does who have something similar, looks almost like where there once was a burn, but ...
goat birthing1/23/2009
  Q: My three-year-old Nubian (bred to a Boer)gave birth at about 8:30AM to a large buckling. She ...
  A: Sorry I didn't see this until now, If you are still waiting for a baby in the morning (or if you ...
Pygora goat1/23/2009
  Q: This has been going on for several months - sometimes more than others. We live in Washington state ...
  A: Is she doing this when she is acting playful or looking at things? Is she an only goat? Has she ...
Eye infection1/22/2009
  Q: I have several Goats (6) and 4 came down like over night with a white like shield overtheir eyes. ...
  A: Are you SURE she actually injected them IN the eye? Or did she drip medicine in the eye using a ...
Elderly goat1/22/2009
  Q: I live in England and have an elderly goat. We rescued her a year ago and we believe she is between ...
  A: First of all let me tell you - it is not at all unusual for the other goats to bully her while she ...
Shipping Shots for Goats1/21/2009
  Q: We are picking up 100 dairy goats tomorrow and trucking them about 100 miles to our farm. Can you ...
  A: You know ahead of time that moving pregnant does is risky? (By the sound of it this is somewhat of ...
skin condition1/21/2009
  Q: I have one pygmy goat that gets an unusual skin condition in the winter. It started last year and ...
  A: I think I would be trying topical Ivomec POUR ON as a pour on delouser (gets mites too ) winter is ...
pregnant doe1/21/2009
  Q: I have a pregnant goat who should give birth soon. i know that it probably depends on when ...
  A: I have seen goats build an udder a month before kidding and during delivery of the kids to a day or ...
bunting male goat1/20/2009
  Q: I run 2 male desexed goat in my dam enclosure They come out most days and walk around the garden ...
  A: I have a great article on this very subject here: ...
Lame Boer Goat1/20/2009
  Q: My name is Amie and I have a young 8 month old male boer/nubian goat who when he came in from the ...
  A: Sometimes they will twist a leg and if he is holding it up , this is good, he knows not to put ...
sick goat1/19/2009
  Q: We had a 2 year old meat goat die a month ago and we now discover that her sister seems to have the ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your goat- this sounds like classic Listeriosis to me- is your feed or hay ...
New baby goat question1/19/2009
  Q: My momma goat had two babies this past wed. They are up and moving around but sleep alot. I am ...
  A: Those babies are doing you a HUGE favor by not drinking the milk replacer- read my article on ...
LABOR SIGNS IN A PYGMY GOAT1/19/2009
  Q: MY GOAT IS PEEING QUITE A BIT BUT ONLY A LITTLE AT A TIME EACH TIME SHE DOES, SHE IS PREG. AND DUE ...
  A: It could be pending labor or it could be a urinary tract infection, I think I would have a vet do a ...
Doe boar goat1/18/2009
  Q: My sons doe is nursing kids and today he found that she had gotten her head caught in the fence and ...
  A: She sounds either like she isn't getting enough nutrition or is getting dehydrated or has a gut ...
Injured Jaw?1/18/2009
  Q: Today I went in the back pasture to check on a doe who was limping earlier in the day when I noticed ...
  A: I think this is going to be one for the vet- sounds like a possible broken jaw or badly broken ...
lumps in utter after kidding1/18/2009
  Q: hi my first time freshner nubian who is 16 months old gave birth yesterday to a nice male but when ...
  A: Just from your explanation it sounds like mastitis, not all mastitis will have blood in the milk- ...
Goat Down with limp Neck1/18/2009
  Q: My goat is 2 years old, Lamancha breed, female. A couple days ago she started looking weak and ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
Can I have goats and (living) trees?1/17/2009
  Q: goatlady! Sorry if this is a mundane question, but do you have any suggestions about how I can save ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
Boer/babies1/17/2009
  Q: We have a rather large Boer Doe ( and her name is BoerDoe). She is probably between 5 and 7 years ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
Nanny Goat - Mille1/16/2009
  Q: I just found your site. I hope you can help to give me some answers. Our goat, Millie, gave birth ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
pygmy goat might have a cold1/16/2009
  Q: I noticed this morning my 3 year old goat is making a sort of purring sound, she's eating and ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
Sick Pygmy Wether1/16/2009
  Q: We have a small herd. The four boys; 2 bucks & 2 wethers are pastured together. Last night when we ...
  A: Sorry I didn't answer sooner, We had a terrible storms come through here and knocked my internet ...
Mother goat & baby goat won't walk1/15/2009
  Q: Our goat had a baby that was breech. My husband had to reach inside to put the feet first and had to ...
  A: I am on my way out the door to feed my very cold goats- below zero here- anyway read this article ...
New born with deformed foot and legs1/15/2009
  Q: First I would like to thank you for your site. You are the only site that could be found to help ...
  A: Most of the time bent legs are due to contracted tendons from being in the womb wrong or sometimes ...
new goats strange behaviors??1/14/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old bottle fed nigerian dwarf wether who is like a dog, just happy and care free ...
  A: The snorting is an alarm- goats do this when danger is near. She is scared. You need to get hold ...
sick goat1/14/2009
  Q: My newly acquired Nanny (from Auction Barn), was strong, healthy, eating like a horse and bossing ...
  A: First of all it is good practice to quarantine your new goats from existing herd for at least 30 ...
my goat1/13/2009
  Q: hello- thank you so much for your site- a year ago i adopted a fainting goat - we absolutely love ...
  A: Give him an enema here is the instructions for a baby goat enema, just adjust the mount of water and ...
bottlefeeding and tolerance for cold1/13/2009
  Q: We live east of Dallas, Texas and recently purchased 2 pygmies(male and female) from a flea market. ...
  A: Make sure you feed them milk and not replacer formula, and honestly if they are shivering I see no ...
Old doe not eating1/13/2009
  Q: I'm still out here with the old doe who won't eat well. I took a urine sample to my local vet ...
  A: Any time a goat has an infection in the system they are going to feel crummy like us- The Naxel ...
Shots1/12/2009
  Q: I have just adopted two 3 month old pygmys. They have been casterated, but yet to have shots, I have ...
  A: For Breeding females. Vaccinate (Covexin8) Once a year: 4 to 6 weeks before kidding (some immunity ...
Birth in Boer Goats1/12/2009
  Q: Goatlady, Hi. THis is my first time with a pregnant goat. She is about 3 yrs old, eating, ...
  A: Don;t go very far from her tonight- I suspect you will be a mom by morning and you may need to be ...
cold weather feeding1/10/2009
  Q: We got 5 female Boar goats this past October and they live on a fenced in 4-acre pasture and the ...
  A: Watch for cuts in the legs and feet from broken ice- it can cut like glass- and for broken legs ...
Bottle feeding1/10/2009
  Q: I have three orphaned pygmy babies. They nursed from mom 2 weeks before her death. I am at wits ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost your doe. Bottle feeding can be nerve wreaking- here is an article to help you: ...
constipation1/10/2009
  Q: One of our does gave birth 2 days ago to triplets. She is not giving any milk so we are bottle ...
  A: The black poop is absolutely normal for the first poop. This is called *Meconium Meconium ...
wormers for goats1/10/2009
  Q: ..i adopted a 10yr. approx. whether goat. he looks like he is pregnant. but when you pet him you ...
  A: You don't mention his breed but if he is a pygmy - they are built pot-bellied- that's the body style ...
sick pygmy1/9/2009
  Q: Can I deworm a sick pygmy goat? I am a new owner. I found "Louise" down last Friday 01/02/2009. I ...
  A: Yes but make sure to use Ivomec or Ivomec PLUS and inject it subQ- this is my article on deworming: ...
sick kid1/9/2009
  Q: We had a male and a female born about 1 week ago. Shortly after birth the little female died. The ...
  A: What is this baby's rectal temperature? Taking rectal temps in sick babies is very important- is it ...
umbilical cord in baby kid1/9/2009
  Q: How do I treat an umbilical cord that has extended itself in looking like a tumor growth . . .it ...
  A: I thought I had answered this the day it came in but I see it is still showing unanswered- yes you ...
New kid 4 days old1/8/2009
  Q: Please help me. This is the first time my Nanny goat has had a kid. I really don't know anything ...
  A: You recognized trouble with this baby who refuses to eat even after she thinks she needs to - this ...
breeding1/8/2009
  Q: Can I mate my buck to a doe that he is the father of?
  A: Yes you can- it is called linebreeding (which is different than inbreeding siblings) Mother to son ...
Angora Goats1/8/2009
  Q: Is there any money to be made, or is is just for a hobby. We have a small farm that we are trying ...
  A: It all depends on if you already know how or are willing to learn how to clean fiber, spin and weave ...
pygmy goat kid1/8/2009
  Q: my pygmy goat kid she is peeing blood what could be causing this and how can we help her
  A: It may be blood, hemoglobin or myoglobin that is discoloring the urine, Red Urine may or not be ...
boar goat1/7/2009
  Q: I have a older goat give birth two days ago, when we went out this morning she was dead. She seemed ...
  A: I'm very sorry you lost your doe. Hard for me to say- if you can think back very closely to ANY ...
Goat mange in lactating doe1/7/2009
  Q: My 2 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe has lost the hair around her eyes and the base of her ears. She is ...
  A: It could be external parasites, or a skin disorder and the only way to find out if it is a skin ...
goats baby1/7/2009
  Q: i had baby goats yesterday and there were two but one of them seems to be really weak and doesn't ...
  A: Is mom feeding them and are they actually eating or getting milk from her or are her teats plugged? ...
lice on goats?1/7/2009
  Q: One of our baby goats got sick and too cold so we brought it into our house. We later saw all these ...
  A: No, the lice that goats get are species specific and while one may crawl on you they will not get ...
Sick kid1/6/2009
  Q: My week old kid started going down hill a couple days ago. He was fine the first 6 days and then ...
  A: Give this baby an enema right away: How to Give a Baby Goat An Enema Use what ever you have that ...
goats having kids and no milk1/6/2009
  Q: I have been raising goats for a few years. We are in Idaho. My goats seem healthy and eating fine. ...
  A: Wormload can cause a decrease in milk production, nutritional is usually the problem, are her ...
Mites on goat?1/6/2009
  Q: I have a five year old black melaan milking goat. She has fur all down her spine, but on either ...
  A: I use Ivomec Pour on dribbled down the backline of the goat for external parasites. I use 1cc/20lbs ...
doe with tender udder1/5/2009
  Q: I have a Nubian doe who is about 22 months old and pregnant for her first time. This is also the ...
  A: Dry does can get mastitis, unlikely that a first freshener would have it before kidding but not at ...
goat blindness1/5/2009
  Q: I have a female alpine she's 6 months old. live in maine in the usa. In septmeber she lost night ...
  A: A pound a day of concentrated feed for a 6 month old goat is quite a bit - cut back on this by half. ...
Mother goat death day after miscarriage1/5/2009
  Q: I had a very sweet, sensitive and loving female that was pregnant and had been more motherly to a ...
  A: I'm so sorry you lost your doe. There have been times when a goat just gives up and dies over a loss ...
Skinny goat1/5/2009
  Q: Our three year-old pygmy goat has gotten very skinny over the past month or so. She's eating okay ...
  A: Sounds like maybe the dewormer did not work effectively or she may have coccidiosis- I don't know ...
Male goat aggressive1/4/2009
  Q: I have a male goat who is about 2 years old (he has horns). We have had him since he was 6 months ...
  A: You're right, castrating him won't really help much. Can you be exactly specific in what he did to ...
Coughing goats1/3/2009
  Q: First, please let me say thank you for the help. I am a well versed horse person who is just ...
  A: Sounds to me like lungworm- dry cough, happens at exertion yet everything else seems normal- ...
worming and breeding1/3/2009
  Q: I am getting ready to breed (for the 1st time) my one year old Nubian doe. I would really like to ...
  A: It doesn't matter how long to wait BUT before you go do this let me ask you a few things: Is this ...
Desperate to have goat milk but husband is concerned about the schedule and commitment1/3/2009
  Q: I have several pygmy goats that we have as pets. I would however like to have an alpine milk goat ...
  A: While the goat is nursing her babies, there is no need to milk her- this can be anywhere from 3-6 ...
leg problem in baby goat1/2/2009
  Q: What type of problems are common in baby goats with their legs. My sister's 10 day old female goat ...
  A: Any way you can take a photo or 2 and send them so I can see better what you mean? Sometimes these ...
Old sick doe1/2/2009
  Q: Its me with the old doe that has gut pain and is not eating well. My hubby called and his dad has ...
  A: I have reviewed both company product information (Sulmet vs DiMethox) and According to the product ...
coughing nigerian dwarf doe1/2/2009
  Q: We just brought home 2 9 month old 3/4 nigerian dwarf goats. One is a wether and one is a doe. The ...
  A: You're right, it is not normal for any breed to cough all the time. If this is a dry cough it very ...
bad birth experience1/1/2009
  Q: ...you are greatly appreciated! We are in the extreme southeast corner of Georgia and our temps ...
  A: WOW you sure have had a terrible experience especially for your first handling of a situation. I'm ...
Sick Pygmy Goat1/1/2009
  Q: We just had a baby pygmy goat this past Monday. Baby was doing fine for the first 3 days, then got ...
  A: Glad I saw this on my way out to do chores- First of all next bottle give him plain water with a bit ...
Goat ear injury1/1/2009
  Q: My neighbors dog got into my yard and grabbed the ear of one of my baby goats, putting a big gash ...
  A: With the cold weather make sure you do not keep it cold or wet with ointment, it is liable to get ...
possible mites1/1/2009
  Q: i live in conn purchased a boer buck from goegia a month ago the farm i purchased him from said ...
  A: The very best thing to use for external parasites of any kind is Ivermectin POUR ON as a pour on- ...
injured goat and penicillin12/31/2008
  Q: My large male goat got somewhat attacked by my pregnant dog the other day, he has a few gashes in ...
  A: Keep the ear cleaned and tomorrow call the feed store and get a couple vials of Tetanus Antitoxin ...
new goats/new home12/31/2008
  Q: We recently purchased two nanny goats who had just given birth to 1 kid each. They are Boer goats ...
  A: I think I would see if you can't keep each mom separate from the other doe but with her own baby for ...
Sick 10 day old baby boer.12/31/2008
  Q: We have a sick baby. When I found her she seemed to be near dead. I brought her in the house and ...
  A: First of all throw away the milk replacer- use regular whole cows milk from the grocery store ...
sick goats12/31/2008
  Q: My goats are getting sore mouth, What causes it,What can I do for it, and can I vaccinate for it. I ...
  A: Not sure why the baby goats died, any clues? I doubt it was from the soremouth- it typically is not ...
CL in goats12/30/2008
  Q: We have about 130 boer goats and some have been diagnosed with CL, I was wondering is it contagious ...
  A: Yes CL is highly contagious to other goats and to humans. Have the abscesses burst on your property? ...
Valbazen12/30/2008
  Q: I read the articles on worming, but I'm not seeing an age that is ok to worm with Valbazen. Our ...
  A: You can go ahead and deworm a 4 week old baby using either Ivomec injected , Ivomec PLUS injected ...
postpartum12/30/2008
  Q: I have a doe that gave birth to 3 kids a week ago this past Friday. No problems and passed the ...
  A: Is she in with a buck? If so he may have bred her. Or it may be the normal cleansing discharge ...
Dead baby12/29/2008
  Q: This is my first post here so hello! My boyfriend and I are new to the goat world and started off ...
  A: First of all I am so sorry for your loss and sorry that the breeder was not correct in telling you ...
Loose BMs12/29/2008
  Q: I've gotten lots of help from other answers already and want to say Thanks! Here's my dilemna right ...
  A: It's more than likely the milk replacer- change him to milk- Read this article on bottle feeding a ...
Saanen xToggenberg SIck Goat 10 wks post12/29/2008
  Q: 10 wks ago she gave birth & unfortunately we were not home.. so we do not know if her afterbirth ...
  A: Continue to try to get the vet out tonight if at all possible- Also I am guessing she was not ...
Pine and Evergreen / Feeding12/28/2008
  Q: hope you had a wonderful holiday. I have been told that goats can eat white pine and evergreen ...
  A: I have always given my goats the left over Christmas tree as long as there is Absolutely NO chance ...
shivering pygmy goat12/28/2008
  Q: Our 16+ year old pygmy goat, Skittle, has been shivering for 2 days, is less active than usual, is ...
  A: What is his rectal temperature? (normal is 101.5 to 103.5) While he needs solids to have normal ...
goat manure12/28/2008
  Q: I just wanted to know what could cause a goat to one day, have normal pelleted manure, the next day ...
  A: My guess is that the amount of dumor feed she is getting each night varies, She should NOT be ...
very sick goat12/28/2008
  Q: I have a female goat about 11 no. old that gust gave birth to 2 still born goats about 3 weeks ago. ...
  A: She needs to be dewormed first of all. :) A goat who has kidded normally is subject to huge worm ...
Boy, when I do it, I really do it...12/27/2008
  Q: Well, we are off to pick up 3 kids, 10 weeks old. She is banding the buckling tonight, the others ...
  A: Call her and see if she has already banded.. and if not tell her not to! I'll write back as soon ...
Questions about my goat12/27/2008
  Q: I got a pygmy goat for my birthday I got her on 9-27-08,and the people that I got her from ...
  A: This very well could be what is happening- I have a great article for you to read on all the signs ...
pygmy buck12/27/2008
  Q: I offered to foster (for the humane society) a pygmy, that had been abandoned. All I know is that he ...
  A: Pygmy boys can be playful to begin with and depending on what has happened in this little guy's ...
Getting ready for kids12/26/2008
  Q: I am new to the pygmy world - we have 5(3 does, wether, and buck)I know I need to separate the buck ...
  A: If these are first time moms, they may need a pen where they can bond with the babies for a few days ...
Goats12/26/2008
  Q: What is the gestational period for a pigmy goat. She is a rescue and she has been fed table scraps. ...
  A: Table scraps will not necessarily effect her gestation period, but is not good for her health - ...
pregnant goat12/26/2008
  Q: Last sun I thought my pygmy goat was ready to give birth,she still hasn't done anything yet,she's ...
  A: Do you know her due date? What made you think she was ready to give birth? Near the last days of ...
New Born Pigmy12/25/2008
  Q: First of all Merry Merry Christmas, hate to bother you on the holidays. I have a pigmy goat born 22 ...
  A: Merry Christmas- a baby goat should poop multiple times per day- you are correct in worrying about ...
Sick Goat12/25/2008
  Q: I have a boer doe 11 mos. old. Her temp. is 101.4 we live on the east coast. Last Saturday she had ...
  A: I have an older doe who does the same thing- only on one side, for now keep her mouth cleared-= ...
pregnant goat12/24/2008
  Q: l have 5 pregnant goats. Can you tell me when I should start to see their milk bags fill? I ...
  A: It all depends on the individual goat- sometimes a doe doesn't fill her udder until just at kidding ...
Can't get a kid well12/24/2008
  Q: We were holding the mom to let her nurse a few times a day but she just went down hill. We tried ...
  A: Sounds like a combination of pneumonia and wormload to me. She is the perfect age also for ...
fetlock injury12/23/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Oberhasli and he ducked into the garage today and my husband (who was going ...
  A: I would give him a tetanus antitoxin injection tomorrow ( I use equine origin 1500 unit vials that ...
goat house12/23/2008
  Q: my name is Sandy and I need some advise. My neighbor has 1 adult male, 2 adult females and 2 young ...
  A: First of all get him Off the unimilk and give him regular whole cows milk from the grocery store-the ...
cold goat12/23/2008
  Q: .i live east of seattle we are experiencing extreme cold and snow for about a week now. my goat a ...
  A: Sue- Tylan 50 is usually used for piglets but all it is - is 1/4th the strength- so it has 50mgs/ml ...
female pygmy goat rescued12/22/2008
  Q: I rescued an adult pygmy female yesterday. She was not being sheltered correctly etc. She has a ...
  A: Yes it would be a good idea to have a vet check her out. It could be a hernia- I cannot see it but ...
my goat is peeing mucus12/22/2008
  Q: i just bought a female goat an she has mucus coming out when she pee's. she might be pregnant but ...
  A: She may be in heat- when in heat they have a vaginal discharge that is whitish (some more than ...
Breeding goats12/21/2008
  Q: I have 2 questions. I am new to goat breeding and I was wanting to know will my Billy goat try and ...
  A: Are you sure that she has another baby and is not passing her afterbirth? What is she doing exactly ...
goat giving birth12/21/2008
  Q: I think my doe is beginning to give birth she is swollen and little looks like boody mucous . wahat ...
  A: The fastest and easiest way to help you is to send you to my website for the article on kidding- ...
Sick doeling12/21/2008
  Q: I have a 7 week old kiko doeling that is doing a lot of coughing. She was treated last week with ...
  A: I have found that Tylan200 given at 1cc/25lbs every 12 hours for 5 days works better for upper ...
What's been going on...12/21/2008
  Q: You recall Sandy, I know, and remember I had to put her down 2 Saturdays ago. Well, we got a ...
  A: I am SO SO Sorry! Please.. don't give up. Whitey needs a buddy and you need to not blame yourself. ...
Billy12/21/2008
  Q: Well, the weather has been hot again and tomorrow the high is 30 with wind chill in low teens..I ...
  A: I spit coffee out when I read this LOL I am sorry this didn't work. I can just see the antics. My ...
Old Doe not eating12/20/2008
  Q: Its me again with the older doe with all the issues. The program said there were too many follow ...
  A: I think I would wait another couple days for the Ivomec PLUS to get there, it may make all the ...
Is baby getting enough to eat? Should i bottle feed it?12/20/2008
  Q: I had a surprise birth last night around 5:00 Apparently someone switched pens when i wasn't ...
  A: Good to notice this is happening now before you have as sick baby. If you can, milk some colostrum ...
is my goat pregnant or not12/20/2008
  Q: I have two almost nine month old pygmy goats. And i'm not sure if there pregnant. I had a hard time ...
  A: Hard for me to tell from here, but you should be able to feel baby movement in the mom's belly in ...
weevils12/20/2008
  Q: will it kill a goat if he eats corn that has weevils in it
  A: No it won't kill the goat but I wouldn't want to eat it, Would you? :) Just means the corn is old ...
difficult birth12/19/2008
  Q: A new goat in our herd of pygmy goats kidded tonight and we had a hard time. I wanted to tell you ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost the baby- and had you NOT gone in to help you may have not only lost that baby ...
new mom not allowing nursing12/19/2008
  Q: Just born twins (2 hours old) are not being allowed on the teats by their mother. Any suggestions?
  A: You must give these babies something to eat right away or you will lose them 2 hours of not eating ...
Goat died with cold-like symptoms12/18/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and I have 20 boer goats (6 kids, 2 billys, 12 nannys) in South Central Virginia. Last ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost your goat. When goats are moved they can and usually do get shipping stress- this ...
Older doe off feed and not well12/18/2008
  Q: Here is the history: (Because of an injury to my son, I was away from my farm for basically a month ...
  A: Wow this is really odd- BUT the very first thing I would do is to start her on CD Antitoxin ...
sick goat12/17/2008
  Q: My 2 year old pregnant goat went down last Monday and could not use her back legs. The vet treated ...
  A: Besides the toxic condition she can experience from not expelling her placenta, she can also tend ...
one toe is growing longer than the others12/17/2008
  Q: this one hoof toe is growing longer than the other hoofs...this just started since spring but ...
  A: Sometimes a change in diet will create a change in hoof growth- I have an article on how to trim ...
Goat digestion12/17/2008
  Q: I have a 6 mo. nigerian goat that visits a local nursing home. Everyone loves him, but I haven't ...
  A: It isn't just a matter of when they eat because the digestive system for goats is very complex, ...
Pregnant goat has pinworms12/16/2008
  Q: Please help me. I saw pinworms coming out of my pregnant does anus. She is due any day now and I ...
  A: Are you sure these are pin worms and not tapeworm segments? Either way, she more than likely got ...
blood in stool12/16/2008
  Q: I have a nanny that has babys on thanksgiving day. she and her babies have been in a pen away from ...
  A: The best way to know exactly what is wrong is to have a vet do a fecal test on her stool- this could ...
Mastitis12/15/2008
  Q: A goat breeder has offered to give me a female goat about 4 years old. Her udder is very large. He ...
  A: I have an article on testing for mastitis- you can do this at home and find the kit at most feed ...
Mean buck goat12/15/2008
  Q: I have had goats for a few years and recently was given this buck that needed a home and he turned ...
  A: Being new he is probably very scared and insecure and using butting as a means of protection (even ...
Goat's Foot12/14/2008
  Q: I have a 200 lb goat that is recovering from a dog attack, he is doing good except his foot (right ...
  A: Why did the vet say don't wrap or splint it? What kind of neurological damage is done to the foot ...
Founder/Lamintis12/14/2008
  Q: We have two 3yr old Nubians. In the last few weeks they both have been walking stiff legged, and ...
  A: Reducing the grain will help, and if they have any chance of hoof rot due to muddy conditions, ...
baby goat wont eat!12/13/2008
  Q: We have a Nubian kid who at two days old got kid chill. We brought her into the house and she seemed ...
  A: Are you still using goats milk for her? You might try different temperatures for the milk, and ...
Pregnant doe with infection12/13/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe who we got pregnant a few months ago. Thinking she should be ...
  A: If at ALL possible get a new vet. This foul odor, where do YOU think it is coming from? Does she ...
citrus ,mulberry and figs12/12/2008
  Q: I am looking into getting 2 nigerian dwarfs. I have citrus,mulberry and fig trees. Are these leaves ...
  A: As far as I know there should be no problems with the goats nibbling on the leaves and fruits from ...
Euthanized weather12/11/2008
  Q: I saw where you asked about the wether that we were trying so deperatly to save, the reason for the ...
  A: Oh Patti, I am SO SO Sorry! I know how badly you wanted him to get better. Which is why I asked. ...
birthing12/11/2008
  Q: my goat was expecting when i got her in september,probably 1 month along. she got loose and got ...
  A: I'm so sorry this happened. You will have to keep a close eye on her- in case both (if she was ...
Thanks12/11/2008
  Q: I was not able to respond again on that thread, but thanks. He is up and walking tonight on all ...
  A: This is Such good news, So happy it is already looking better for him, Sometimes it just takes a ...
pygmy goat limbing12/10/2008
  Q: No bit marks but limbing and now laying down away from other goats. tried getting up then just fell ...
  A: Yes call the vet Tonight- goats do not deal well with being attacked and she very well may be in ...
Haemonchus contorus Worms12/9/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy, that has Haemonchus Contorus worms,(Twisted stomach worms). What do you think I ...
  A: Herbal wormers sound like a great idea but unfortunately they do not work and people who use them ...
New aggression in 3-YO pygmy wether12/8/2008
  Q: Our 3-YO pygmy wether has gone from being friendly to head-butting (and he has horns) and "growly". ...
  A: The donkey can really hurt him seriously, I would not put any goats in with this donkey as once they ...
overdue doe12/7/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Nigerian Dwarf Doe who is at day 156 in her pregnancy. This is her first ...
  A: I have had my goats go to day 162 without complications. As long as she is not pushing, or she does ...
Sandy is gone12/6/2008
  Q: I wanted to thank you for all your support over the past two months. She started stargazing again ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
goat scent gland12/6/2008
  Q: I own two goats and just got a nice Billy to breed my two others so that we can have kids this ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
recovering12/6/2008
  Q: Just wanted to let you know that Geovanny is now able to stand on his own and keep his balance ...
  A: So So Happy to hear this!!! Sounds like he is on his way- I think I would maybe give him some B ...
6 week old with hernia?12/5/2008
  Q: I have a 6 week old Nigerian Dwarf goat that seems to have developed a umbilical hernia. She is a ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
my goat is limping12/5/2008
  Q: I recently picked my goats up from the breeders. And I noticed she wasnt putting any weight on her ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
whens my goat going to have her kid!12/5/2008
  Q: I have a Nubian goat who's pregnant, she looks like she's going to explode, how do you know if you ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
pygmy goat broke horn almost off12/4/2008
  Q: We have a little girl pygmy goat about a year old- she jumped off a rock and slipped and hit her ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
stiff legged wether12/4/2008
  Q: I have an 8mo wether,no temp, eating well, no bloat, located in western N.C. been having stiffness ...
  A: First I apologize for the delay in answering you- a storm knocked my satellite out and I was just ...
pregnant pygmy/nubian buck12/4/2008
  Q: I got a female pygmy, never bred, 3-4 years old. I read she may never heat or breed as she had ...
  A: I guess I am perplexed as to why you felt this answer was lacking in Knowledgeably and Clarity- I'm ...
baby pygmy12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 12 month old female pygmy and just recently decided to take on a 2 week old female that ...
  A: Here is a bottle baby article for you to read - gives guidelines on how much and how long to bottle ...
Nubian wether .12/3/2008
  Q: I have asked you a question about my goat a few months ago. He was coughing alot still after doing ...
  A: Good news on his cough! That amount of grain is fine for a goat his size- make sure he has minerals ...
Nigerian Dwarf12/3/2008
  Q: I have a two year old Nigerian Dwarf that is in excellent condition. She weights about 45-50lbs. I ...
  A: Yes you should be concerned, the largest sized breed of buck is bred to one of the smallest breeds ...
Can a Buck be so aggressive as to kill?12/3/2008
  Q: My brother has acquired 11 goats recently and over the past few weeks three have died. Two they ...
  A: I HIGHLY Doubt the buck was aggressive enough to have injured or fatally wound these goats- This ...
chronic coughing goat12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old female Nubian goat. She has been coughing chronically for the last 3 months. We ...
  A: What dewormer are you using? This could be lungworm or pneumonia or could be congestive hear ...
baby goats12/2/2008
  Q: I hope you can give me some help with this, I had twin Boer kids born yesterday morning, I was there ...
  A: I am sorry I was unable to get back to you quicker- my internet was down due to storms- Try a half ...
Goat coughing & panting12/1/2008
  Q: I have a young goat (8 mos or so) who for the last few days has been coughing and then panting ...
  A: Herbal dewormers are not effective against any gastrointestinal parasites or lungworm - it would ...
medicinal needs for my new goats12/1/2008
  Q: Can you advise me as to what is the medicinal regimen for my goats, nigerian and boers. I am a new ...
  A: My website is geared to new goat owners and has articles on care and medical information - the ...
Music12/1/2008
  Q: Not a question just wanted to share this image with u! Music is doing great on her evaporated goat ...
  A: Big Grins! Thank you so much for sharing this photo and Good news with me- I'm so happy she is doing ...
Sick milking doe12/1/2008
  Q: I have a question about an apparently sick milking doe. She is our top producer and 4 days ago she ...
  A: Pneumonia will cause them not to have a very good appetite and also will cause scouring (diarrhea) ...
newborn goats dying12/1/2008
  Q: We live in Egypt and have an outdoor education program for young Egyptian students. We have about 30 ...
  A: This sounds like White Muscle Disease (WMD)( nutritional muscular dystrophy, stiff lamb/kid ...
goats12/1/2008
  Q: My wether is acting like a buck in rut. Do wethers do this, or is it a sign of an unsucessful ...
  A: I highly doubt that it is from an unsuccessful castration (but that is always a possibility if you ...
Skinny nanny goat11/30/2008
  Q: We purchased a four year old nanny goat, who is bone skinny, seven days ago. She is a Boer goat ...
  A: Putting weight back on a goat takes a very long time and if she is ion good condition by spring that ...
stomach wound11/30/2008
  Q: I have a pigmy goat about 4 yrs old that has a puncture in the side of her stomach. Unfortunately, ...
  A: In all reality she needs to see a vet- :( It is not fat, goats don't have fat like this- Where ...
sick goat11/30/2008
  Q: 4 weeks ago my 6 yr old kiko doe gave birth to twins. This morning we found her swollen and she had ...
  A: Sounds like she may possibly have a retained placenta which will make her fatally ill if not tended ...
Congested Goad11/30/2008
  Q: My goat has a chronic snotty nose and a congestive cough. She is eating normal, no signs of a fever, ...
  A: I use Tylan200 (generic name is tylosin200 and is found at tractor supply stores) for upper ...
Pigmy goat 1 day old11/30/2008
  Q: We had a surprise birth from a young Mama yesterday. Baby weighed 2 lb 4 oz, stood to nurse right ...
  A: Congratulations on the new babies- Yes cows milk- is just fine warm it and give it by bottle, I ...
uterus11/30/2008
  Q: Our pigmy goat is ready to have babies. Her uterus is pouching out then goes back in, it looks like ...
  A: Sounds like a mild prolapse and as long as it goes back in on its own this is ok- you will have to ...
My Pygmy Goat11/30/2008
  Q: My Pygmy goat Jackie was laying down when I went out to the barn this morning.She is always up and ...
  A: Sounds like she has a very serious case of mastitis and really- you need to call a vet today if at ...
Nubian Doe-Weak Pasterns11/30/2008
  Q: Forgot to mention, we live in NW Ohio.
  A: Also 2 articles on ketosis/pregnancy toxemia: ...
Nubian Doe-Weak Pasterns11/30/2008
  Q: We have a first freshening yearling Nubian. Within the last two weeks, she has become extremely ...
  A: Usually laminitis is caused by too much grain, or too rich of feed - This is an excellent article ...
Safe antibiotics for pregnant goat11/30/2008
  Q: I have a pregnant Oberhasli has pinkeye what antibiotic is safe for her. We have been putting drops ...
  A: You don't say what kind of drops you are putting in her eyes- I use Tylan200 dripped into the eye ...
Sick goat11/29/2008
  Q: I have a sick 8 year old female pygmy goat. She is laying on the ground. She can get up and move ...
  A: Are you Sure on the bladder bowel function? What did you deworm with? And how much and how was it ...
Preemie birthing11/29/2008
  Q: I just had one of my first time Gals (almost 2 yrs. old) give birth to a single kid. No fur, about ...
  A: I'm so sorry your doe lost her baby- sounds like it was at least a couple weeks premature- You will ...
pygmy goat11/29/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old wether pygmy who may be sick. I've had him for 2 weeks, and all has been well, ...
  A: A regular digital thermometer for people will work very well. 101.5 to 103.5 is normal I think with ...
BREEDING GOATS11/29/2008
  Q: My husband and I own two Nubian does. He has a friend with a Boer buck he wants to breed our two ...
  A: It is not a good idea to breed a larger breed buck to a smaller breed doe because passing larger ...
potential new goat owner11/29/2008
  Q: I love them, but have never kept any kind of farm animal before. I'd like an idea of the approximate ...
  A: Wow this is a loaded question :) It all depends on what the feed prices are there- a full grown ...
Baby in trouble11/29/2008
  Q: We have a baby boer that was born yesterday. Her brother did not make it. Has not been able to ...
  A: I suspect she may not have been getting enough to eat since her birth- moms usually feed quite often ...
thank you11/29/2008
  Q: Not really a question. Just wanted to say thanks. I have a 2 month old pygmy buck who apparently ...
  A: There is nothing better than a big smelly lap goat. :) I think I Would try another round of tetanus ...
Goat cant stand11/29/2008
  Q: I have a young goat that we just got last weekend. She was weak then and on Sunday could not stand. ...
  A: Shipping stress in goats does a few things: Brings on wormload,coccidiosis, pneumonia and pinkeye- ...
underweight female pygmy11/28/2008
  Q: i live in south carolina. i have a 5 month old female pygmy that weighs about 12 pounds. her ...
  A: If all you want to cover along with the Ivomec PLUS I think I would head off to the local feed ...
changes in coat color11/28/2008
  Q: I have a 12 month old pygmy goat who appears to be very healthy and was recently wormed again with ...
  A: Absolutely this is a sign of copper deficiency- I would RE-deworm her with Ivomec PLUS injectable ...
my 5 year old pet nubian - Loretta11/27/2008
  Q: Loretta is 5 years old she is has never been bread. She lives with her 2 brothers ( they are 5 too ...
  A: I suspect precocious udder- This page has great information on udder and care including things ...
Went back to square one...11/27/2008
  Q: Sat down and started thinking it all through. About 6 weeks ago I noticed Sandy limping off of her ...
  A: Let me think this all through today- But I would go ahead and treat aggressively for M worm. Can't ...
possibly ill goat?11/27/2008
  Q: My goat is 12 yrs. old, and tonight he did not want to eat much. He was pawing at the the ground in ...
  A: When was he dewormed last? What with and what dosage? Have you taken his rectal temperature? (It ...
goat in heat?11/27/2008
  Q: I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have a boar/nubian doe she is 8 months old. I noticed a off-white ...
  A: I have never heard of this before- they have a white discharge all 3 days of the estrus in my ...
Goat teeth11/26/2008
  Q: I have a neutered goat that is about 15 years old. This spring when I sheared him, I found him ...
  A: The back teeth on goats are Extremely sharp and pointed like shards of glass- normally. He may have ...
update on Rudy11/26/2008
  Q: Rudy (little goat with hole in roof of mouth)had his teeth floated by the vet. Upon closer exam it ...
  A: Good to have a vet who is able and knowledgeable enough to do this for him- how odd, must be some ...
Goats11/25/2008
  Q: I HAVE A HERD OF BOAR GOATS. THERE ARE SOME BUT NOT ALL MOTHER GOATS HAVING KIDS , BUT DYING A DAY ...
  A: Are these babies being born in a barn or in the field? I really need more information on your ...
non-milking swollen teat11/25/2008
  Q: I have a female nubian goat about 2 years old(i got her the end of august 08)she has a pre existing ...
  A: Maybe she has a small piece of straw that worked it's way into the teat opening? I think I would get ...
stiff necked goat11/24/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old female Boer goat that has an extremely stiff neck that's turned to one side. She ...
  A: This sounds like listeriosis to me - read this article from tennessee meat goats: Listeriosis is ...
Goat going bald11/24/2008
  Q: i have a female goat who gave birth on the 21 of last month and now she is going bald what should i ...
  A: She may have had a fever back when she kidded or has lice, have you checked her for lice? When a ...
Stargazing again...11/24/2008
  Q: I swore if she started stargazing again I would put her down. The last Dex shot was given 5 days ...
  A: My internet keeps going off (weather shutting it down) before it goes again, Dex - I would try more ...
itching goat11/24/2008
  Q: I have two goats one is itching but the other one is not? not itching to the point of hair coming ...
  A: Have you checked the goat for lice? Part her hair and look close to the skin for little straw ...
Johannes Disease11/24/2008
  Q: I purchased a mother goat and her three month old Alpine goat in August. The mother had diareah ...
  A: Without fecal testing for coccidia or worms on the doe who passed, there is no way to tell if the ...
Update on goat not eating11/24/2008
  Q: I sent you a post on 11/6 telling you about a 8 month old boer goat that quit eating which I bought ...
  A: Yes there are Albon tablets, and follow through with this for the full 5 days. Panacur liquid or any ...
Goat joint injury11/22/2008
  Q: I have a ten month old doe that has a swollen hoof joint. It appeared suddenly and her vitals are ...
  A: You can give her a baby aspirin, not tylenol or advil just a real baby aspirin for the swelling but ...
aggressive behavior towards human11/22/2008
  Q: I recently adopted 3 female angora goats. I was told that they are all approx 18 months old.I have ...
  A: How odd- Angora goats are the most docile of all the goat breeds. Are these colored angoras? or ...
Weak, thin goat11/22/2008
  Q: This question was sent before, but with the wrong return e-mail, I'm resending it with that ...
  A: Answered on November 18th: HI Whitney, You do not mention what deworming medication you use- in ...
Worming Goats / Talkative Goat11/21/2008
  Q: Regarding the worming of goats....I read your questions and answers daily (thank you, it is quite a ...
  A: Having regular fecal testing done is your best way to determine wormload in your goats, an easy way ...
treating sick goat11/21/2008
  Q: we have a 7-8 year old pygmy goat and yesterday he started acting lethargic, kind of drooling a bit ...
  A: If you have Agricillin injectable it is the same basic thing as penicillin and while it is safe to ...
Disappointed in myself...11/21/2008
  Q: All night I looked forward to coming home and getting Sandy into her sling for some serious ...
  A: Too bad it isn't warm weather and you guys had a spa you both could use. Would work wonders for you ...
goat in heat11/21/2008
  Q: I have a female goat in heat, and there is no male around. She is miserable, bleating a lot and ...
  A: There must be a buck around somewhere, a neighbor's house maybe? And no, you cannot prevent it, this ...
Intestinal Parasites11/21/2008
  Q: I recently asked a question regarding coccidiosis treatment with a young doe. At your suggestion, I ...
  A: Did you follow through the deworming in 10 days and again in another 10 days? How much does this ...
baby goat dying11/20/2008
  Q: We had a baby Boer goat (about 7 weeks old) that started having diarrhea. He seemed fine other than ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost your little baby. Anemia can be also caused by coccidiosis which also can result ...
young boer goat11/20/2008
  Q: my young goat developed a cough and I have started Tylson 200 shots. I have notice before and ...
  A: No it stings like the dickens and they will forgive you.. rub the injection site briskly after the ...
why is my goat so sick??11/20/2008
  Q: yesterday my goat started feeling ill, he is very lethargic, unresponsive, brown discharge from ...
  A: Forgot to add links to articles on pneumonia and deworming for you (sorry) Pneumonia: ...
Hope I'm not driving you crazy with updates11/20/2008
  Q: Old Vet was out here again today, husband was home, I wasn't, so missed the chance to get the ...
  A: I Becky, You are not driving me insane (I was that way when you first wrote LOL) , I read all the ...
goat poop11/19/2008
  Q: I was out feeding my goat that is currently in quarantine due to i just got her. She is a Nubian and ...
  A: By flemmy looking poop-you mean there is mucus like stuff in between and connecting the berries ...
Pixie the Pregnant? goat11/19/2008
  Q: It's Beth again, Pixie and Pearl's mom. You have answered so many questions for me, here's another. ...
  A: Pixie is a doll! And take her purple collar off her (those kind of collars can end up causing ...
Update; time line set11/19/2008
  Q: Sandy remains recumbant, though I see evidence of her trying to get up, and as I stated before, she ...
  A: I really feel it too for you and for her- get the higher dosage of thiamine and see if this doesn't ...
Pygmy goat11/19/2008
  Q: I have a female pygmy about 1 1/2 years old; do we need to have her spayedif we don't intend to ...
  A: Spaying is not something that is done with goats- castrating male goats is- but if there is no male ...
enlarged gland11/18/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old nubian doe in a closed herd of 4 does who has only left the property once in her ...
  A: NO do not use tetracycline in a pregnant doe. What is the vet trying to cure with antibiotics? No ...
goat behavior11/18/2008
  Q: I have a young goat that was used for an orphan foal and I am now going to keep her.... why does ...
  A: What walls is she hitting and pawing at ? Can you be more specific? Is she locked in somewhere all ...
Pgymy doe11/18/2008
  Q: An answer to yourI have a pygmy doe that was bred around July 3 (unless my eyes deceived me). Our ...
  A: I have a kidding calculator on my website: ...
dwarf goat11/18/2008
  Q: how long do a dwarf goat carries her baby
  A: All goats have the same gestation period, which is approximately 5 months (145 to 155 days) here ...
fainting goats11/18/2008
  Q: I have a male and female fainting goat. The female is expecting any day. I have a separate pen ...
  A: It all depends on how the buck is with her right now, or at all, if he is a non aggressive buck, you ...
goats are scratching alot11/18/2008
  Q: and thank you in advance for taking any time to answer my question. I am pretty new to owning ...
  A: Sounds like you are really studying goat care- good! On the dewormer, always inject the ivomec or ...
sick goat11/18/2008
  Q: I've had a one year old doe for about two months. She's taken ill and can't quite diagnose the ...
  A: I don;t know which dewormer you are using but really the only 2 that are very effective with goats ...
goats chewing on wood11/18/2008
  Q: I've noticed for the second fall/winter in a row, my goats have been gnawing on the boards in their ...
  A: Typically when goats chew on wood it is because they are lacking in minerals- do you supply a good ...
Thin, weak goat11/18/2008
  Q: Several years ago we invested in two saanen milk goats, both 1 year old. Throughout the years (It’s ...
  A: You do not mention what deworming medication you use- in Missouri Liver Fluke is present and if the ...
pygmy doe11/17/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy doe that was bred around July 3 (unless my eyes deceived me). Our pygmy buck broke ...
  A: If she was bred on the 3rd of July she will be due November 30, 2008 according to a 150 day ...
goats eyes11/17/2008
  Q: do goats see in black and white or in just color. you know like dogs and cats see in black and ...
  A: There has been little study on this and to the best of my knowledge, it has been decided they see ...
Goats-Morgan11/17/2008
  Q: I dewormed the goats with Strongid-T. I found lice on them so I think that's a big factor in their ...
  A: Strongid-T is a horse dewormer Please use the Ivomec PLUS as the Strongid-T does not work as well ...
Broken antler11/17/2008
  Q: My male pygmy goat who is about 9 months old broke his antler pretty bad but not off. I have it ...
  A: No it will not fix itself and really you need to call a vet as this is very close to the sinus ...
Thiamine deficiency11/16/2008
  Q: Crud, the only B complex I could find was the 12.5mg. So if I give her 4ml, twice per day, she is ...
  A: Make sure to give no more than 6 ccs per injection site. She will need about 4-5ccs of the 100mg/ml ...
hermaphrodite goat11/16/2008
  Q: I have a healthy six month old fainting goat who has a penis, 4 teats, no vulva and no external ...
  A: All goats have teats male and female- Myotonics (fainters) Are known to have 4- both male and ...
Right breeding age for nannies.11/16/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me what the best age for breeding nannies is. I think I have ...
  A: A well equipt vet can do a sonogram to test for pregnancy and if she is only 5 mos old, you have ...
Goat Fencing11/16/2008
  Q: I'm researching on what type of fence is best for keeping goats in. My husband and I are fencing in ...
  A: If I could afford it, I would fence my entire place in cattle panels. They are sturdy and tall ...
red water disease11/16/2008
  Q: We had a boer goat that was 10 months old. When we awoke Tuesday morning we found him sick. All he ...
  A: I am So very sorry you lost your beloved boy! Red Water can be caused by tick borne disease or ...
Found this and thought of you11/15/2008
  Q: This is the singlemost complete handbook I have ever found to date. From every goat disease and ...
  A: Did he leave you the bottle of thiamine? What strength is it? If he didn't, Call tractor supply ...
Constipated Wether11/15/2008
  Q: I have a 9 mt old LaMancha wether. His rectal temp is 102, he is chewing his cud, but it is ...
  A: Did the vet say what was blocking the colon? has he eaten something non-digestible? Such as plastic ...
sick goat11/15/2008
  Q: I have an alpine goat that is foaming at the mouth and sort of stumbling. She keeps trying to ...
  A: Call the vet first ASAP! and while you are waiting: If she was eating grain when this started she ...
kids lack of bowel movement11/15/2008
  Q: we have boer-cross twins , a male and a female born 4 days ago, mother died 1 day after the ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost the mom :( I believe it is the milk replacer - and the fact that mom is not there ...
goat doeling11/15/2008
  Q: i have a 3 month old goat doeling and she's coughing, tired, breathing forceably, constantly shaking ...
  A: I suspect possible pneumonia: Major Causes of Pneumonia: The 3 main causative agents of pneumonia ...
Boer goats Horns11/15/2008
  Q: My Buck's horns seem very warm. None of my doe's are warm. My buck is about 10 months old and seems ...
  A: He may be running a fever- take his temperature rectally with a digital thermometer- 101.5 to 103.5 ...
Billy11/14/2008
  Q: We just took in a 1 1/2 year old pygmy buck... He was just castrated last week. Wondering how long ...
  A: A boy a year and a half old? It may never go away completely- but it will take some time as the ...
Coughing Goat11/14/2008
  Q: We are located in Kentucky.I have a Nigerian Dwarf doeling that was born this spring. She has always ...
  A: What have you dewormed her with? This could be lungworm if this is a dry cough, scouring is also a ...
gaot health11/13/2008
  Q: i have a four week old male goat. he is not feeding well at the momment, he has signs of the runs, ...
  A: What is this boy eating usually? Is he nursing from mom or a bottle baby? If he is on a bottle what ...
Sandy still the same as last I talked to you11/13/2008
  Q: Sandy is still freely moving her neck and head, eating up a storm and drinking, pooping and peeing. ...
  A: Doesn't it always work that way? Wait and wait for a phone call and then miss it for some really ...
stone like deposits in milk11/13/2008
  Q: I have a 12yr old nubian/alpine mix who is a dear friend since 6 dys old. She has been diagnosed w/ ...
  A: Let me pass this around to some of my goat people and see what we can come up with as right off the ...
young goat with bleeding horn11/12/2008
  Q: We have a group of 6 angora goats, 1 Buck, 1 castrated male, 3 does and 1 seven month old doe. At ...
  A: Is the horn actually loosened from the head or just bleeding a bit from where the heed meets the ...
cud coming out nostril11/12/2008
  Q: You were right on. My Vet came and found my (3 yr.wether)little goat has a 1/2"x1" hole in the roof ...
  A: That's a tough call- How is he planning on "packing" the hole? I wonder know if it is a congenital ...
Pygmy Goats11/12/2008
  Q: I have a young nanny that just delivered twin boys. She definitely delivered the afterbirth from ...
  A: A new mom goat will change her body after she kids, somewhat like out bodies change after we have ...
goat has blood in urine11/11/2008
  Q: We just came home from a 5 day trip to find our pygmy goat's belly quite large. He has a small cut ...
  A: Red urine can be from ingesting certain plants or from injury to the kidneys either physical or ...
goat11/11/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy goat he is 7 months old. He had diahrea one day so we gave him a dose of dewormer (he ...
  A: Have you treated also for coccidiosis? This is the time of year it starts making younger goats go ...
goats11/11/2008
  Q: Is it really necessary to castrate? If so isn't it very painful to the goat. I if not castrated do ...
  A: Yes 8 weeks is Way too young to castrate! 6 months is when I castrate. Because it gives the urethra ...
Pregnant doe/problems11/11/2008
  Q: Have you ever heard of a doe kidding healthy twins and 3 days later going into labor again. We can ...
  A: Are you absolutely sure these are kids you are seeing move and not contractions from possibly ...
bottle baby11/10/2008
  Q: How much milk should my 9 day old Kiko/Nubian buckling be eating at a time? He's a bottle baby and ...
  A: How often is he eating ? Less at one bottle more often the feedings, maybe add an extra feeding. ...
alvie11/10/2008
  Q: i cut back on his milk and fed more often but what i think get him on track was a homeopathic I gave ...
  A: That is Terrific news!!! Yes when one goes through more than normal you Do get more attached to ...
weak kid/dying?11/10/2008
  Q: I have a kid doe that was born yesterday. Delivery went well and was nursing mother fine last ...
  A: Somewhere along the line last night she stopped nursing I suspect and now is weak. You probably do ...
new born baby boer goats11/10/2008
  Q: All my feamale goats are expecting soon they have a nice barn, there are 3 seperate stalls, how will ...
  A: I have a great article on kidding for you to read. ...
Goat with kidney stones11/9/2008
  Q: Is there anything we can do to help our male goat pass the stones other than apple cider vinegar? He ...
  A: As soon as you read this pick up the phone and call the vet- no delay- this is a fatal situation ...
Diagnosed tetanus in goat11/9/2008
  Q: A friend brought goats to my farmette, and they were not vaccinated. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed ...
  A: This girl and you have been through quite a time. It is possible (but difficult) to recover from ...
baby goat diarrhea11/9/2008
  Q: we spoke about alvie a week or more ago. he was hypothermia and i got him back on track. he was not ...
  A: The black nipple- did you change the size of the "X" on the tip? Is he drinking it a lot faster than ...
Nubian goat11/8/2008
  Q: I am a South Carolina writer doing research. I hope you can help. Various Internet sources say the ...
  A: All goats have horns unless they are "polled" meaning they have one parent with a dominant polled ...
goats leg11/8/2008
  Q: i recently contacted you about my 5yr old goat attacked by a malmute.we have been watching her very ...
  A: Did you get and use the screw worm medication? Did any maggots come out? I don't know the severity ...
goat dying11/8/2008
  Q: Young goat pygmy 4months old-was fine early this morning, but at noon was not walking around. By ...
  A: Is this a boy and if so has he pee'd and if NOT call the vet and tell him you fear the boy has ...
pygmy goat11/7/2008
  Q: my goat is pregnate how long do they carrie and how will i know when she's ready to give birth? do i ...
  A: Gestation is approx 5 months. I have a couple of articles for you to read that explains breeding ...
kidding11/7/2008
  Q: Thanks for your time
  A: Typically a doe will build her udder in the month before kidding BUT I have seen goats who literally ...
Injectable CMPK dose11/7/2008
  Q: I have used the oral CMPK in the past on a couple of my goats...following your directions. I am ...
  A: If you have a 500ml bottle of injectable CMPK¹ (an Rx item) on hand, dose her SubQ with 30cc of it ...
Billy11/7/2008
  Q: Well, this afternoon, his stomach was small again more normal looking..He ate alot of leaves and ...
  A: How did the testing go? And what do the vets say can be done if he does show positive on diabetes? ...
Boer goat parasites11/6/2008
  Q: My husband and I live in Southeast Alaska (a rainforest) we are raising boer goats and oberhasli Our ...
  A: The "white" dewormer is not effective in goats other than to rid the goat of tapeworms, even though ...
Old anemic goat with udder tumor11/6/2008
  Q: I contacted you recently about my two new goats: Once about the green scours and once about my ...
  A: The udder lump probably should be seen by a vet- just to be safe, I have not dealt with tumors. ...
goats leg11/6/2008
  Q: 1 wk ago my 5 yr old goat was attacked by a malmute dog.she had deep puncture wounds on her back ...
  A: Sounds to me like screw worm- maggots that eat live flesh- There is a product at the feed stores ...
Billy seems to be pot bellied11/6/2008
  Q: We had Billy's b'day party sorta..he had a cake, but he only took 3 bites of it. I think it had too ...
  A: I was wondering how the birthday went and then didn't want to write and ask.. Glad to hear he is ...
young bucks teeth11/6/2008
  Q: It appears to be next to his upper molars. Originally it was almost pea sized and now a few days ...
  A: Very well could be a tooth abscess or salivary gland abscess- ...
vaccinate/wormer/housing11/6/2008
  Q: I got two pigmy goats this past spring. I live in Kansas and they are about one year old or so. They ...
  A: The CDT vaccine does leave a permanent bump and if you goats are fed in their yard and not apt to ...
nanny goats tiets11/6/2008
  Q: My Nubian just gave birth to 2 beautiful kids 4 days ago. When she was bagging up prior to ...
  A: The side where the teat is small - is this the same side that is tight? Is there perhaps no opening ...
goat's fur11/6/2008
  Q: I now have two young does, a five-month old and an almost-seven-month old. The younger doe's coat ...
  A: The hair says wormload or copper deficiency or both. A coat that looks like shaggy split ends and ...
plants11/5/2008
  Q: is it ok to feed goats tomato plants , and what should you not feed them, i have feed i give them ...
  A: Tomato plants are somewhat toxic so I thin I would not give them to them to eat- some goats can eat ...
Arthritic old goat11/5/2008
  Q: Can I give a 15-year-old pygora nanny goat aspirin for severe lameness? She was limping on her right ...
  A: Man alive, from my personal opinion on what could have happened is that the shoulder is slightly ...
goat not eating11/5/2008
  Q: Oct 19th I bought a full blood boer doe 8 months old. She was scouring when I got her but looked to ...
  A: She Must eat! A full grown goat needs at Least a gallon of fluids daily- add molasses or karo syrup ...
hay11/5/2008
  Q: I have 3 pygmy weathers. What do you feel is the best hay to feed them? Thanks Donna
  A: A combination of alfalfa and good grass hay is best - fresh as you can with no mold in it - and a ...
what goats can eat11/5/2008
  Q: We have had our first 3 dairy Alpines for 2 weeks in western Mass and one is not eating her hay. She ...
  A: You may need to take her out of the pen and feed her hay separately because they will certainly keep ...
sick newborn baby11/4/2008
  Q: My kiko Doe had twin babies Saturday afternoon. Yesterday I supplemented the little girl because ...
  A: Have they pooped? And you took them off of the replacer right? Do they suck on your fingers ...
lactaiting goat w/bloated abnormal belly11/3/2008
  Q: just started my little farm and i bought 3 female pygmy's one is about 2months the other is about ...
  A: You know that a pygmy goat is more of a potbellied looking goat (as opposed to a dairy goat that is ...
painful leg11/2/2008
  Q: I have a 4mth old alpine/saanen cross. Yesterday I noticed she was holding her front left foot off ...
  A: More than likely she twisted it or another goat may have done something in play- But if she puts any ...
Goat won't eat hay11/2/2008
  Q: I have a 8 yr old La Mancha,she is healthy but for the past week she will not eat any hay. If I give ...
  A: Sounds like she may have a tooth issue or something inside the mouth causing pain. She needs to see ...
POSSIBLE EAR AILMENT11/2/2008
  Q: OUR NANNY GOAT IS HOLDING HER HEAD TO THE SIDE. LOOKED IN HER EAR AND SEE NOTHING UNUSUAL. I HAVE ...
  A: I need a lot more information than this- What is her rectal temperature? What does she normally ...
pregnant11/1/2008
  Q: I purchased a Nigerian Dwarf doe the first of September. She is 16 mo. old and has had a set of ...
  A: Usually when a doe is pregnant she will refuse the buck and he will probably not have much interest ...
Dark Urine11/1/2008
  Q: I was wondering about the dark urine also!?! I was just wondering what this means or if it's ...
  A: If they are not drinking enough water this could give them darker than normal urine, but if they ...
Young Billy11/1/2008
  Q: My husband and I purchased 4 goats about 2 weeks ago. The billy is the yougest and has had scours ...
  A: The medicated feed will treat coccidiosis not worms, and if he is 3 months old or older I think I ...
goats10/31/2008
  Q: my goat seems to be bloated
  A: Bloat from over eating grass or grain? If grain then baking soda will help, if grass then it is ...
Hard Utter10/30/2008
  Q: My goat is milking fine and does not seem to be sick at all, but her utter is hard. I was wondering ...
  A: Have you had her tested or tested her yourself for mastitis? Is the udder hot or overly warm to the ...
What to eat?10/30/2008
  Q: Is it okay for pygmy goats to eat overgrown brush everyday? If so , how much? I was told they are ...
  A: I don't know who told you they were fragile and needed a special diet- this is not so- but like all ...
goat10/30/2008
  Q: I have a question because i am a first time goat owner. For two days straight my nanny has had a ...
  A: Sounds like she is coming into season for breeding. She will have a slight discharge and a swollen ...
weathered kinder urine10/30/2008
  Q: I have a pet weathered ( done at 10 weeks by vet.)kinder.He is on purina feed. He does get treats ...
  A: This is awfully young to have been castrated- better to have waited until he was 6 months old- Is ...
feeding goat10/29/2008
  Q: I am new at this and we just got a goat. It is ruminating but i don't know if it is eating or ...
  A: You need to watch this goat to make sure it eats./ It cannot go for long without eating or drinking ...
goat ear injury10/29/2008
  Q: Boer doe 5 months old in good health - vaccinated and wormed I was on my way out-of-town and ...
  A: As long as it is not infected or swollen and red- I'd leave it alone, Many breeders use superglue- ...
baby goat not eating10/29/2008
  Q: could not do anouther follow up question so was wanting to know where to get those nipples.
  A: Call around to the feed stores and ask what they have for 'pop bottle lamb nipples' to stretch over ...
Green scours in new goats10/29/2008
  Q: I broght home my first two goats this past weekend, and within 2 days they have both developed ...
  A: Even though the feed you brought home is what they were eating, is the hay the same? Are they now ...
baby goat not eating10/29/2008
  Q: i have a little boy kid (alvie) who was born oct 5 2008. he also has a brother and sister. we live ...
  A: Get him off the replacer today as planned! You may have to also supplement the other 2 babies- but ...
stumped on problem goat need help.10/29/2008
  Q: Mini female 3 year old Lamancha, 120# was healthy, good husbandry,cdt shots up to date, wormed ...
  A: Could anyone have gotten onto the place and done something to her? The marks on her neck almost ...
crusted yellow mucus covering the vulva10/29/2008
  Q: I am a first time goat owner and i was just wanting to know why my nanny has a crusty yellow mucus ...
  A: Was this doe hollering seemingly for no reason recently - probably at night? Flagging her tail a ...
Ivomec plus for goats10/29/2008
  Q: I saw you posted elsewhere (getyergoat) about ivomec plus for goats. I picked up a bottle at TSC, ...
  A: Yes I use it and so do many many goat breeders- Unfortunately most medications we use on our goats ...
Stiff front legs10/28/2008
  Q: I have a 3mth old Pygmy mix goat and in the past week or so I have noticed that his front legs are ...
  A: Has he been castrated recently? IF so did her get a tetanus anti toxin injection? If you have ...
Goat died10/28/2008
  Q: My parent bought two goats about two months ago they have been fine the last night my son gave the ...
  A: I don't really have enough information here- But if all they eat is grain, they need hay as well- ...
trouble getting goat pregnant10/28/2008
  Q: our goat,2yrs.old,was flushed,had 12 good embryos.we waited 5 months and then tried to breed live ...
  A: She should have cycled in 21 days- sounds to me like the cyst issue is not completely taken care ...
castration10/27/2008
  Q: if a billy was supposedly castrated, will he "hump up" and his little "thing" come out? supposedly ...
  A: Some wethers will do this, just a couple inches of the penis comes out- as opposed to approx 7-8 ...
Coughing goat10/27/2008
  Q: I have a two year old fainting goat with a deep cough. She's been coughing for two days. She's a ...
  A: The first two things that come to mind are pneumonia and lungworm- because of the drastic change in ...
shot and vaccine program information needed10/27/2008
  Q: Where and how do you give shots to goats. I have 3 that I need to vaccine. 1 -18 mon.1 -5 mon 1 -7 ...
  A: I'm so sorry you lost your goat. Ivomec Pour on does not work effectively as a dewormer on goats ...
Goats dying10/26/2008
  Q: In the past 2 years I started buying goats I sold 6 I now have 20 nannies spanish,boer,nubian,and ...
  A: I am so sorry you are losing your goats. The only other thing other than wormload I can think of ...
Hermaphrodite?10/25/2008
  Q: I have a one-and-a-half year old Nubian doe. She was a triplet and her mother didn't want her so I ...
  A: Many does will act bucky during breeding season, does not necessarily mean they are a ...
sick pygmy goat10/25/2008
  Q: This morning we noticed our pygmy goat is sick. She is not walking around. She just stands and then ...
  A: You need to take her rectal temperature. Sounds initially like possible pneumonia- do you have ...
down nanny / nueben10/25/2008
  Q: My goat she is usually full over energy and always responds when called but today i noticed she was ...
  A: You need to get a Vet there ASAP- I would maybe call a different vet if the last one had no ...
eating bones10/24/2008
  Q: i got started in the goat business a year ago and today when doing chores i noticed a couple of my ...
  A: I have never seen goats do this, but I think I would be removing them so they don't choke on them ...
coughing goat10/24/2008
  Q: My goat has a persistent cough, usually when she wakes up in the morning and when she runs. She has ...
  A: Asked: 10/24/08 10:20 AM Answered: 10/24/08 11:00 PM Read: 10/29/08 10:18 AM Score K C T P N ...
swollen knees10/23/2008
  Q: I have a two+ yo Nubian doe with swollen front knees. Temp normal, appears normal except for ...
  A: I think you need to have her tested for CAEV- Adults with visible signs of CAE often have ...
Tylan 50 vs 20010/23/2008
  Q: If I have Tylan 50 instead of 200 is that OK to give to my kids if needed? How much would you ...
  A: OOps! It's OK, just use 4 times the dosage as you said, same medication less strength per ml is ...
goat pregnancy10/23/2008
  Q: I have recently rescued a pygmy goat whom I was told is pregnant. I have done considerable reading ...
  A: It could mean she just got done feeding kids, she is pregnant or she has mastitis or is a precocious ...
in Heat?????10/22/2008
  Q: We were given a female pygmy goat a few monthes ago. She has become extermly vocal the past day or ...
  A: Sure sounds like it to me..this IS the time of year and you will find voices on some of your goats ...
New baby goats10/22/2008
  Q: We just got a twin set of pygmy doelings which should be 12-14 weeks old according to the person we ...
  A: Have you taken their rectal temperature? This is an important step any time you are the slightest ...
baby goat front legs curled in10/22/2008
  Q: Flopsy, a pygmy goat, was born 19 Oct 08, the second kid. Her front legs won't uncurl and she walks ...
  A: You can try putting a splint on the legs for a few days - she probably has what is called contracted ...
unthrifty kid10/22/2008
  Q: I was recently given a 3 month old 14# doeling. She was rejected by her mom and the breeder couldn't ...
  A: I think I would start by deworming her and treating her for coccidiosis- I would use Valbazen for ...
Weaning" Music"10/22/2008
  Q: I have spoken to u b4 about my new baby goat Music she is 10 weeks old now and I have started the ...
  A: :) She is still pretty young for weaning. I usually let mine wean themselves if possible. 4 months ...
coccidiosis treatment10/21/2008
  Q: Is it OK to treat a goat with Sulmet in addition to Panacur dewormer? Will these drugs cancel each ...
  A: The panacur is the exact same as safeguard which is non effective for the use in goats- Use Ivomec ...
Loud Pygmy Goat10/21/2008
  Q: We recently acquired a 4 month old pygmy whether. He has always loved to be with us no matter what ...
  A: You really need to get him a goat buddy- he probably misses his siblings or mom and while a mini ...
sick adult goat10/21/2008
  Q: we have a sick female la mancha. She started out with a lump on the jaw. and now is extremely ...
  A: Change your dewormer first of all and re-deworm her according to the schedule in my article. This ...
Goat with urinary problem10/21/2008
  Q: I have a male goat 1 yr old. He has a constant drip and or stream of urine. He has been on two ...
  A: Is the vet sure he doesn't have urinary calculi? Here is an article on UC: ...
raising a buck and doe together10/20/2008
  Q: I recently purchased 2 goats (1) doe she is 1 yr old and has come in heat for the first time since I ...
  A: Congratulations on the new goats! Is he acting bucky with her? Is he a pygmy? Pygmy boys develop ...
Sick Baby10/20/2008
  Q: Hey...I'm Samantha...I have a first time boar mother that gave birth 2 days ago...the babies were ...
  A: I am So very sorry about you loss! Is mom feeding the babies? Are her teats unplugged? The doe ...
Sleeping Habits10/20/2008
  Q: I have three goats, two nigerians and a myotonic. As our winter is fast approaching, temps are ...
  A: This brings back funny memories for me.. years ago after moving from AZ , I built my goats a big ...
worming goats10/20/2008
  Q: I treated my kiko/boer goats with Cydectin yesterday. 2 of them are already scouring. I gave the ...
  A: I don't use cydectin, As I have found it to be somewhat volatile to the system and is not as ...
lice10/19/2008
  Q: by reading one of your other Q&A's i just found out my goats have lice (red body with black butt) my ...
  A: The lice goats get are pretty much species specific- which means they live on the animal they are ...
goat attack by dogs10/19/2008
  Q: My goat was attacked by dogs today. They chewed up the thigh of the right leg. He seems to be doing ...
  A: Oh NO, I am so sorry- I think I would have a vet take a look- it could be a superficial vessel ...
Huge udders in a pygmy10/18/2008
  Q: We recently acquired a pygmy and a minature goat, both females. The pygmy's udders are huge! The ...
  A: No, they need to have kidded (had babies) to produce milk- except in rare cases of a precocious ...
Calcium/Phosphorous Ratio10/18/2008
  Q: I'm in New England with 3 pet goats, 2 wethers and a dry alpine doe. We've been having a problem ...
  A: There is a mineral supplement made especially for alfalfa diets- the ratio then should be 1:1- here ...
Goat in labor?10/17/2008
  Q: My goat is pregnant and has been showing most of the signs of labor you listed. Her vulva was ...
  A: Just keep an eye on her- watching a pregnant about to kid doe is like watching a pot trying to boil- ...
Sick lilttle boy10/17/2008
  Q: Yesterday I lost one of my girls. Granted she was old, probably close to 12, but she was fine ...
  A: I'm SO sorry of your loss! When goats get scours (What we call diarrhea in goats) 4 main things ...
Goat with severe diarrhea10/17/2008
  Q: When I got up this morning, I saw that my 1.5 year old Nubian Weather has severe diarrhea. It is ...
  A: The Mac and Cheese probably had no effect on him- Good call on giving him the dewormer and albon, ...
horns are falling off10/16/2008
  Q: I received 2 oberhosli goats that were going to be used in 4-H. They are both male, about 1 yr old, ...
  A: Sometimes when a scur falls off it was attached a bit more solid than other times and his head may ...
Plants Toxic to Nigerian Dwarf Goats?10/15/2008
  Q: my kids are going to be getting two young Nigerian Dwarf goats in a few weeks for their 4H project. ...
  A: I have done searches all over for the answer to this and I am getting conflicting results, ...
Toggenberg Goat - Female10/15/2008
  Q: My 15 year old Toggenberg is having a yellowish, thick discharge from her back end. I usually can ...
  A: It "could" be just a vaginal discharge from being seasonal but without a buck nearby I doubt she ...
breeding10/15/2008
  Q: Is it possible to breed a male pygmy with a female dairy goat? He has attempted but seems to have ...
  A: It sure is possible, they are called KinderGoats. A gal name Patricia Showalter in 1985 started the ...
baby goat was sick, now can't walk10/15/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old female goat who was sick with runny poo, crying, etc. she was weakened during ...
  A: She is a cutie. What exactly did you do for her during the illness and what did you determine was ...
newborn goats10/15/2008
  Q: I should of asked you this last week but..Our nanny gave birth to two cuties yesterday, Oct. 13, a ...
  A: CONGRATULATIONS! Aren't the babies to die for cute? They are too young for anything now, but when ...
My Buck10/14/2008
  Q: It's me again. I have a five year old Boer buck. He has always been as sweet as can be. Follows ...
  A: Ouch How long have you had this boy? Is this the first time you have put him IN with the girls? If ...
My goats horn is hanging from its skull.10/14/2008
  Q: She has a long and short horn and she ripped the small one out and its hanging and we can't tell by ...
  A: How old of a goat is this? Does she have horns or scurs? I ask this because of the little horn long ...
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Aggression10/13/2008
  Q: First of all, I'm new with my goats. I have a Mom (who is pregnant again now) age 2.5, and her ...
  A: It really doesn't matter disbudded or horned, they ewill all butt someone eventually- but I fear the ...
goat milk soap receipe10/13/2008
  Q: I am thinking about making soap using goat milk. I have never done this before. Any suggestions? ...
  A: OMGosh there are SO many groups and websites for making GMS (Goats milk soaps) It has been years ...
lumps in goats neck and throat10/13/2008
  Q: I purchased a Nubian goat 3 years old with a 6 month old baby about 3 months ago. At the time of the ...
  A: You were correct in getting a vet to come and look and take some samples for diagnosis. This could ...
My goat died and I don't know why10/13/2008
  Q: Yesterday my daughter's Nubian goat died suddenly and I don't know why. Friday evening her fixed ...
  A: I am SO sorry you lost your goat! :( The very first thing that comes to mind is wormload. When had ...
Goat worms10/13/2008
  Q: I would like instructions on how to check for and identify worms in goats fecal matter? Also I need ...
  A: Jill, I noticed you gave me a 5 for knowledge- Why is this ? I gave you the information you wanted ...
udder infection10/13/2008
  Q: I brought home two ex-dairy goats several days ago. Today on one of them, I discovered what ...
  A: I think I would at least take a sample of the pus to the vet for testing to make sure it is not CL. ...
pygmy goats10/13/2008
  Q: we recently got 2 6th month old pygmy goats, and they now have very loose stool, one person said to ...
  A: Good advice from your friend that said no pepto - not for the reasons given but because scouring ...
in heat?10/12/2008
  Q: We think our little girl(3 & 1/2 years old) is in heat/in season.(don't know the 'technical' term) ...
  A: This sounds like normal seasonal behavior tome. Yes wethers will act "bucky" to the does and the ...
mastitis on dry doe10/12/2008
  Q: .. I have an eight and a half year old nubian doe. She was in milk when I purchased her seven years ...
  A: Most dairy goat breeders keep a CMT testing unit on hand for testing for mastitis and treating with ...
Horns-How old is too old?10/12/2008
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 old Nubian/Alpine nanny that is growing horns. They are about 1 to 1 1/2 long now. ...
  A: Yes it is too late to disbud and dehorning is not recommended. Disbudding is when the horn "bud" is ...
Baby Billy--breathing problems10/12/2008
  Q: Ok, since we jumped from 5cc to 3cc do you think we should do that for 3 days then go to 2 1/2 cc ...
  A: Yes I think you should try to wean him with the schedule you sent- stopping corticosteroids ...
pygmy goats10/10/2008
  Q: My pygmy goat had a kid on Sept 25th. She still looks very pregnant. Is it true that they can have ...
  A: Possible but unlikely. One thing to watch for will be any discharge that smells bad or is brownish- ...
pregnant pygmy goats10/10/2008
  Q: I have recently purchased a pygmy goat that I felt sorry for about one week ago. She was with a ...
  A: If she has a bloody discharge from her vagina, call a vet please- this sounds like a possible ...
Bee Stings on my pygmy goat10/10/2008
  Q: My goat was crying and then I realized he had wondered upon a bees nest. I got stung getting him ...
  A: Oh I DO know how loving goats are- They are my family! :) This could be a symptom of the bee stings ...
Pygmy goat lays around10/9/2008
  Q: Howdy, I have a female pygmy goat. She is about 4 months old. When I got her, she seemed fine. ...
  A: The 3 main things to watch for when seasons change to fall and winter are : pinkeye, wormload and ...
My Baby Billy---breathing problem10/9/2008
  Q: Just wanted you to know that Billy was doing fine until a few days ago. I was out of town for a week ...
  A: I hate to hear he did a back slide but I think I too, would up the prednisone. BabyGirl was on it ...
snotty nose10/8/2008
  Q: i am new goat owner and have an 8 month old boar doe that has a snotty nose the others don't have ...
  A: A Snotty nose, if the snot is yellow, greenish or white could be a symptom on pneumonia. They will ...
Sick baby10/8/2008
  Q: Sadly, my little baby passed just about an hour later. He went in to a couple of seizures and then I ...
  A: I am SO very sorry to hear this- :( The seizure you witnessed is a symptom of dying. I doubt he ...
coccidiostat drugs10/8/2008
  Q: The vet has administered the following among my sick & other goats: 2nd dose of 2cc covexin 8; 2cc ...
  A: Yes you need to be more aggressive. The Covexin8 vaccine is a preventative vaccine given ion 2 ...
Nanny10/7/2008
  Q: My nanny had twin goats about 3 months ago. One of her milk ducts got stopped up and we had to milk ...
  A: Milk ducts do not just stop working without a reason, more than likely mastitis on that side. Her ...
Sick baby twin boer goat10/7/2008
  Q: my boer goat had twins about 5 weeks ago - a boy and a girl. Up until today both were very healthy ...
  A: Take his rectal temperature like you would for a small child- normal is 101.5 to 103.5- I suspect it ...
Scaly horns10/7/2008
  Q: My husband works at a farm where several of their younger goat's horns are becoming "scaly" looking, ...
  A: This sounds like mineral deficiency of sorts- I know the goats in question are on some minerals but ...
coccidiosis10/7/2008
  Q: How can I treat a goat with coccidiosis? Though not verified by a vet, all symptoms point to it. ...
  A: Coccidiosis is treated with either Sulmet or DIMethox- I have an article in treating cocci: ...
goat giving birth10/7/2008
  Q: I have a small pygmy mix that is in the process of giving birth. Her water broke about 4pm today ...
  A: Cindy - Call a vet right away, this is very serious Once the water breaks during labor no longer ...
Sick Goat?10/7/2008
  Q: Goatlady, Yesterday around 7:00 p.m. I found one of my fainting goats away from the herd and ...
  A: Most certainly sounds like listeriosis and this is a long term care treatment you will go through ...
Pregnant goat no labor10/6/2008
  Q: I bought two pregnant pigmy goats about three months ago. One is huge, her udders have filled up, ...
  A: This is normal for very rich colostrum, I have had it so thick it was like tree sap almost- and I ...
3 year old pygmy goat eye problem10/6/2008
  Q: One eye appears to have no sight. It is greyed over, it looks like she has no pupil, and the eyeball ...
  A: Sounds like Pinkeye (Acute contagious conjunctivitis)to me- is the eyeball ulcerated? If it is NOT ...
Mites I think.10/6/2008
  Q: My goat has 2 blotches approx 1 1/2 in diameter. One on the back of his neck and 1 on the front of ...
  A: I use Ivomec POUR on Used as a Pour (NOT ORALLY) on treatment for lice and mites using 1cc/20lbs ...
hi10/6/2008
  Q: I was wondering how do I tell how old my goat is?????
  A: The easiest way to determine approximate age is with the teeth- They develop in a certain order - ...
baby goats10/6/2008
  Q: I asked my dad and he knows about mastitis and he says its not that, he has to milk the goat cause ...
  A: Cocci is an internal parasite and can be diagnosed for sure with a fecal sent to the vet at home ...
male kid with swollen jowls sister died last week10/6/2008
  Q: I have searched the internet and this is the only site i found that i thought could help. The kid is ...
  A: This sounds like bottle jaw brought on by severe wormload or coccidiosis or both to me - As far as ...
angora goat horns10/6/2008
  Q: My female doe who is 18 months old has her horns growing very close to her skull. Should she be ...
  A: Dehorning is not really an option because of the severity of the surgery required.Is it the base or ...
pygmy goat10/6/2008
  Q: I do not know much about pygmy goats, however my next door neighbor has a girl pygmy and she is ...
  A: Possibly one of the wethers (castrated males) has an undescended testicle that is producing sperm or ...
goat horns10/6/2008
  Q: Her horns are only 1 1/2 in long and one got broken and shes bleeding horribly. Its approx 1/2 in ...
  A: You really need to call a vet asap and in the mean time ground cayenne pepper from the grocery store ...
goat boosters10/6/2008
  Q: Do you give regular vacination or vitamin injections to your goats and if so what is best for dairy ...
  A: Most dairy goat owners vaccinate with CD/T- Kids: vaccinate for tetanus and overeating disease ...
sick goat10/5/2008
  Q: goatlady, my neighbor is home she bought some resorb and something else like it .we syringed some ...
  A: Good deal on the electrolytes but just be careful on the administration- go slow and don't let her ...
sick goat10/5/2008
  Q: my neighbor has a goat thats sick .two weeks ago she was scratching like crazy she scratched a sore ...
  A: I will be upfront with you and let you know this does not sound good at all. I suspect she has worms ...
Pygmy Goat Question10/5/2008
  Q: I have an eight year old pygmy doe who looks enormous--as if she is ready to kid--even though I know ...
  A: Without being able to see her hard for me to tell But my guess is a combination if gaining weight, ...
Oh my poor sick goats!10/5/2008
  Q: Oh my poor goats.12 goats Nubians of varying ages and sexes.Colfax Wa. They have shiney coats and ...
  A: You have some very beautiful goats there. Washington is a wet state and in all wet states liver ...
Deworming pregnant does10/3/2008
  Q: Can I worm my pregnant does with Equine safe-guard? What would be the dose if I can. The box says ...
  A: I'm so sorry about your buck. I have a great article on deworming on my website and No I would not ...
bugs on goat10/3/2008
  Q: We have two show goats and when we were shearing them we noticed some small light brown, oblong bugs ...
  A: Sounds like biting lice. A product called Ivomec POUR ON or ivermectin Pour on which is the generic ...
sick goat10/3/2008
  Q: bohr female goat. approx 1 yr old for several weeks not eating right but nothing alarming. 3 days ...
  A: She really needs to see a vet. I fear you losing her at this late stage if you do not get a vet to ...
bloody discharge10/3/2008
  Q: I have a young female who appears to be healthy. We have three gals & one boy. They are all just ...
  A: No this is not normal. If you cannot see an external scratch or injury and the bleeding continues I ...
left hind leg issues10/2/2008
  Q: we have only had this goat for about 6 months... she has some how managed in the middle of the night ...
  A: If the foot or lower extremity is cold to the touch, call a vet and have him look at it as I fear it ...
weak kid10/2/2008
  Q: I think I have a kid with "weak kid syndrome" as I have found it referred to on the Internet. She is ...
  A: FollowUP: I Am SO very sorry Misty. HI Misty, I think a vet needs to see her but if no vet ...
careing for 1 day old pigmy goay.10/2/2008
  Q: This afternoon our pigmy goat had twins. The mother has no interest in them at all. The twins seem ...
  A: I have an excellent article on bottle feeding baby goats: ...
goats10/1/2008
  Q: I am a new goat owner and my two nigerian dwarf goats appear to be shedding more now than before. ...
  A: Lice can be seen easily in the warm areas of the goat, under the neck, in the armpits and belly ...
Goat loosing weight10/1/2008
  Q: I've got a 2 yr. boer X doe nursing. Fecal sample test low worm count and normal on coccidia. No ...
  A: I think I would go ahead and deworm her anyway just in case the fecal was off. I would use Ivomec ...
runny eyes10/1/2008
  Q: I'm new to goats. About a week ago I purchased a La Mancha, about 6 month old, all white billy. ...
  A: If you are at all worried about doing this yourself since you are a new goat owner, call a vet - he ...
My Goat "Music"10/1/2008
  Q: She is still on goat milk from a local farm.She will soon b 9 weeks old but I am trying to keep her ...
  A: hehe... They are TOO CUTE! I think that would be fine, much MUCH better than the replacer. Just ...
Can different breed be bred?10/1/2008
  Q: We are new to goats and have an angorian male that is approx. 6 months old. We recently acquired a ...
  A: Not ignorance, learning.. :) and happy to help! As far as breeding the angora buck to the Nigerian ...
pygmy goat sneeze9/30/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old male nuetered pygmy goat who appears to be in eccellent health. However, ...
  A: Could be allergy - could be lungworm if he is coughing a dry cough. Benedryl for allergy people use ...
Sudden Death9/29/2008
  Q: This summer we had two or three does 8 months to 2 years just drop over dead without any symptoms of ...
  A: I'm sorry for your losses. First you need to get fecals done by taking samples from groups of goats ...
pregnant does9/29/2008
  Q: What is the safest product out there to deworm pregnant does? I just started raising Boers and have ...
  A: Ivomec and Ivomec PLUS injectable are both excellent dewormers and safe to use on pregnant does. ...
is my goat pregnant9/29/2008
  Q: how can i know if my goat is pregnant. she has gain a lot of weight over a few days nad i think she ...
  A: Depending on if she was exposed to a buck in the last 5 months will tell you if she is capable of ...
Goat Kid Tooth/Bottle issues9/29/2008
  Q: Saturday I ended up at a local swap meet, and purchased myself a new baby fainting goat. She is only ...
  A: As you have already figured, she is awfully young not to be nursing, I would try a different nipple ...
allergies?9/28/2008
  Q: Here is a listing of the ages and sexes of my goats: 2 Nigerian dwarf wethers - 7 months old 2 ...
  A: If it were me I think I would treat them with Ivomec PLUS injectable dewormer for lungworm. I use ...
broken horn delimma9/27/2008
  Q: I just purchased a young goat, and she has one broken horn. Would it be advised to leave her with ...
  A: It depends on how bad the other was broken, or rather how far back- this could have been an old ...
goat looks pregnant9/27/2008
  Q: I have a goat that I took to be bred in mid January. She never looked pregnant until just recently. ...
  A: I highly doubt that the sperm stay active for an additional 4 months- sounds more like some other ...
down goat9/27/2008
  Q: we have a small breed goat, we dont know what kind, that is down. We have known she has been down ...
  A: If you can get a vet there tonight I think I would opt for that- If not read the following ...
Goat not urinating9/26/2008
  Q: I am curious - I have a pigmy goat that was castrated at about months old- I have been reading all ...
  A: You are not over reacting. Please call a vet as soon as you can- this is serious and because of ...
Older pygmy goat with arthritis9/26/2008
  Q: I have an older male pygmy goat who is about 13 years old. A few months ago he started limping and ...
  A: It is always sad when a goat starts to show it's age. I have heard other goat breeders using ...
pygmy goat newborn with weak neck9/26/2008
  Q: Twins were 'log-jammed' and #1's head was drooped down. The Vet was able to push twin 2 back and ...
  A: Hard to see with the photo, but is her neck floppy or stiff? Does she cry out in pain at all? Is ...
goat horns9/26/2008
  Q: Is there any safe way to trim/melt the horns so they are not as sharp?
  A: You can get a pair of what is called side cutters (like a large manicure nipper) and cut the very ...
goat crying every morning9/26/2008
  Q: We had two goats, one died so we recently got a new one. He is a 6 mo old Nubian whether. The ...
  A: I'm so sorry you lost your goat. Sounds to me like he is missing his sibling or mom - and Nubians ...
Urinary Problems in Nanny Goat9/25/2008
  Q: Our 5 year old nanny goat (Cindy) just kidded one week ago, two healthy kids, no problems. Now she ...
  A: This is great news, I suspect maybe her uterus was somewhat swollen from kidding and pressing on ...
Goat pulled horn off, leaving a stump9/25/2008
  Q: I just went out to my pasture and found my 8 year old nanny goat who had lovely long curling horns ...
  A: To stop any bleeding on goat injury I have found that cayenne pepper from the grocery store applied ...
whip worms9/25/2008
  Q: Could you help me what to give my goats to clear up whip worms. The vet tested the nanny berries and ...
  A: The dewormers goat breeders use commonly will control whipworms. I use Ivomec and Ivomec Plus ...
KID Milk Replacer9/25/2008
  Q: My baby goats name is "Music" I have written u about her runny poopd and lice nits! I was just ...
  A: Soy replacers are the worst, but they all seem to create digestive upset and for the price and ...
male fainting goat won't eat9/25/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old male fainting goat that is not eating. He stopped eating grain and hay about 4 ...
  A: As soon as you get finished reading this start calling around the feed stores (tractor supply in ...
market goat9/24/2008
  Q: my goat got bumps on his back, i bathed him and used a conditioner. it got better, and then started ...
  A: Any other symptoms whatsoever? Anything neurological? What is he eating? I think I would try some ...
Cough9/24/2008
  Q: What is the difference with Tylan200 and penicillin? One of the rescued does coughs during feeding ...
  A: Tylan200 and Penicillin Procaine G are different classes of antibiotics. Tylan 200 is tylosin and a ...
Goat horns9/24/2008
  Q: I just bought a baby goat approx 4-6 months old and he has horns, the lady I bought him from ...
  A: OMGosh NO don't do that :) I have honestly never heard of anyone doing this. The horns will begin ...
Hives in goat9/23/2008
  Q: I had a pygmy goat give birth appoximately 5 hours ago, I wormed her with 1% Ivermectic injectable ...
  A: I sure sounds like it but I have never heard of giving ivomec orally allowing for an allergic ...
feeding goats vegetables9/23/2008
  Q: i have read that cabbages are good for goats and elsewhere i have read that they are poisonous which ...
  A: Wild cabbage is poisonous to goats and any of the cabbage family should be fed very sparingly. Such ...
How to treat goats with colds9/23/2008
  Q: I am a new goat mom, with 2 nigerian dwarfs, each 6 mos old; a wether and a doe. We had them at fair ...
  A: I have spoken with many people this year who have had goats with pneumonia and no fever- I think ...
swollen udders9/23/2008
  Q: We had three pet goats.. the oldest recently passed ( she was about 13) before she passed she ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about your loss of your older goat. I'm not so sure these things are ...
Dog attack9/23/2008
  Q: Sorry to keep bothering you, but I wanted to let you know my goat SEEMS to be doing well, but I ...
  A: Goats will naturally not eat much grain when they are not feeling well because it is more difficult ...
Baby Goat9/23/2008
  Q: I live in Missouri and found a baby goat in the woods alone. I don't know anything about goats what ...
  A: Where in MO are you? When did you find the baby? did you listen for or look for a mom? Are there any ...
Kid goats cry when left alone9/22/2008
  Q: I have 2 young (5-6 mos old) goat kids. One is a nubian/alpine mix and the other is a boer/pygmy ...
  A: How big of a place do you have them in? Some times too big a place is as bad as too small a place. ...
ill goats9/22/2008
  Q: I have approx 20 goats boers and 5 milk goats approx 2ks ago e noted that they losing alot of eight, ...
  A: The symptoms you describe suggests worm load form most gastro intestinal worms when it is a severe ...
surgical horn removal9/22/2008
  Q: You helped me out with baby runt back in april, stopping the milk replacer/cow's milk instead. Baby ...
  A: I am SO SO Sorry to hear about your hubby- I hope he recovers soon. The boy who is holding back is a ...
6 year old billy.(lee)9/22/2008
  Q: came home two days ago and noticed my lee(billy)(5 years old) was laying down, but does get up and ...
  A: You really should see if you can get a vet to take a look- the black part is probably gangrene ...
broken leg9/22/2008
  Q: I was wondering if i could get your opinion on my goats situation. A month ago one of my wether ...
  A: Over the years I have had somewhere around a dozen or or so broken legs to deal with- (when you ...
goat diarrhea9/21/2008
  Q: I also have Nigerian Dwarf goats, and one of my newest is males is having runny bowel movements for ...
  A: DE is really not anything that can deflect the worm issue. I wish it would, but you need to use a ...
Hard around puncture wound9/21/2008
  Q: My goats was attacked by a dog and has a few puncture wounds. I've been giving him 1cc of ...
  A: Hard to tell without seeing it but if it seems hard with nothing in it, it may be scar tissue ...
Caring for the fleece of Colored Angora Goats9/20/2008
  Q: We "inherited" some colored angora goats. We are not trying to make a lot of money selling the ...
  A: No you won't want to brush an angora goat and I can tell you - you really do not want to give them ...
CLA9/20/2008
  Q: After reading your article and seeing the pictures of goats with CLA we are quite sure that our goat ...
  A: You aren't talking about the boy whose photos you sent are you? Because what I saw was not CLA. Are ...
Hard Lump on Baby Goat Rump9/20/2008
  Q: I found a lump on my Nigerian Dwarf baby this morning - Rear end (side). It is about the size of a ...
  A: IS there some sort of scab on it? Does it seem as though it has something In it? Or possibly a ...
Housebreaking Goats, "Berry" Question9/19/2008
  Q: I'm going to be buying a nigerian dwarf dairy goat from my friend, and I just have a few questions. ...
  A: Unfortunately they do not go to a certain spot to produce berries, they just sort of happen, on ...
Lump on goat9/19/2008
  Q: We live in Central Oklahoma. We noticed a small lump on Splash's (nubian cross doe) hip area (where ...
  A: You will have to watch this lump as it "may" be CL - Take a look at my article on goat abscesses and ...
Thanks9/19/2008
  Q: My girls are now doing much better. I have used Ivomec pour on for their external mites and while 2 ...
  A: Yes you can use the pour on again on them topically. But this has nothing to do with the clumpy ...
teat orifice blockage9/19/2008
  Q: Question My goat delivered quadruplet kids on Wednesday 23 July.One of the kids died shortly after ...
  A: Sounds to me like this doe has mastitis and needs to be treated for it. This would be why she won't ...
Can't feel babies head no more feels like a body9/18/2008
  Q: Yes it's me we still have no babies, but now today the movement is minimal and I don't feel a head. ...
  A: Is she showing any other symptoms of kidding yet? This could be placing them into position but ...
Horn ripped from skull on angora goat9/18/2008
  Q: One of our goats (3 1/2 yr old nanny) somehow ripped one of her horns at the base and it is hanging ...
  A: When you do catch her either have the vet at your farm or have the car ready to take her in- there ...
Goat Scours?9/18/2008
  Q: I have a three month old Nigerian Dwarf doe. She has had loose stools but I don't know if they ...
  A: No, you can get the sulmet or dimethox used for treating cocci and ivomec plus or valbazen for ...
Young Pigmy goats have diarreah9/18/2008
  Q: Good morning, We picked-up our newest family members yesterday, they are pigmy Nubian crosses, aprox ...
  A: These babies are awfully young to have been weaned. Normally they are not weaned until they are 4-5 ...
goats--pigmney9/17/2008
  Q: How long does a goat stay pregnant and how many times a year can they get pregnant.I have 2 ...
  A: Goats are pregnant for 5 months approximately- 145-155 days. Pygmy goats are not seasonal breeders ...
friendly goats9/16/2008
  Q: Do you know how to get a goat friendly? I now have 6 cashmere goats, they came from a herd of over ...
  A: Cashmere goats are typically a bit more skittish than angoras. BUT the good thing is this: Goats are ...
deworming9/16/2008
  Q: I have two does that came into standing heat and I did not want to miss my opportunity to breed so I ...
  A: The Bo-Se is fine, but I Have never heard of a Bose booster before (?) Also, I would change your ...
goat with breathing problems9/16/2008
  Q: Just wanted you to know that I took Billy to TAMU large animal hospital on Sunday night. Not good ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear this- the only thing you can do is to keep him on the meds and give him as ...
Coppr Defficiency?9/16/2008
  Q: I have 18 pregnant Boer x does & 34 one-year old goats in separate paddocks. The does are due to ...
  A: This is by far the most information there is online about copper deficiency in goats- ...
New Mama Goat with clogged teat9/16/2008
  Q: My nanny had a baby (her first) on August 30. I have been out of town for a couple days and when I ...
  A: there is a waxy plug (keratin plug) that is in the teat opening for protection of bacteria not ...
goat kidding soon9/15/2008
  Q: My Boer goat is suppose to be kidding anytime now. And her udder is finally filling, i have noticed ...
  A: Don't mess with it, this is a keratin plug that protects the teat from bacteria getting inside. ...
unknown goat problem9/15/2008
  Q: first time owning goats, have 8, one of them was okay and came home from vacation, and could not ...
  A: I'm very sorry you lost your goat. :( Very well could have been a snake bite but I would think you ...
newborn goat9/15/2008
  Q: Our mother goat gave birth about 2 hours ago to one baby. The baby is up and moving but is not ...
  A: This baby needs to eat asap. I always try to have babies eating within 15-20 minutes of birth. ...
goat question9/14/2008
  Q: My question is about worming pregnant goats, You say Ivamec is good to use, can you tell me what ...
  A: Ivomec and Ivomec PLUS injectable is used successfully at the rate of 1cc/40lbs injected SubQ. Do ...
"clicking" knees9/14/2008
  Q: We have 4 50% Kiko-Boer crossed goats, on 2 acres of good quality pasture. They all appear in ...
  A: Usually when joints crack it is the lack of lubrication - some people have used Glucosamine, also ...
Horns9/13/2008
  Q: I have 4 show goats. Three wethers and one doe. The doe's horns are flaking severely. wethers are ...
  A: This is usually a nutritional problem and why it effects one and not the others can only mean for ...
pellets9/13/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month doe and a 7 month wether, both Alpines and it was recently suggested that I might ...
  A: You can add pellets to the diet but going all pellets would not be recommended as the goats need the ...
bloating/choke9/12/2008
  Q: i recently got a 6 month old Nubian pygmy wether, and he was a little bloated. I attributed it to ...
  A: You should probably get this boy to a vet- any time you do a trocar (puncture the rumen) you open ...
Another Question9/12/2008
  Q: She has a bad case of lice she has had 1 bath-will get another soon. Poor little thing I feel like I ...
  A: Did you switch her gradually? Adding a bit of goats milk to her formula the first day half and half ...
lice on goats9/12/2008
  Q: these bugs have red heads and black bodies are they lice?
  A: May be mites, lice are typically straw colored or very dark and extremely small: ...
coughing Goat9/11/2008
  Q: I bough a four month old goat two months ago, for a lonely horse who had lost her friend of 24 ...
  A: I think a few things are going on here and unfortunately you have not had the help from the sellers ...
epinephrine9/11/2008
  Q: I recently read in your columm that it is wise to keep epinephrine on hand in case of shock. Went to ...
  A: Very few feed stores still carry it and in some places (most places) it is now a vet prescription- ...
Goat with heavy breathing and foam around mouth9/11/2008
  Q: I have been giving my pet goat meds off and on since mid-June. He started with a cough and foam ...
  A: Is this like a small line of "spittle" type foam on his lips or a whole mouth full of it? I had a ...
Several Sickly Ones and One Particularly Puny Baby9/10/2008
  Q: I have 21 goats now and just recently collected 3 new kids, one nubian male born in April she said ...
  A: I would first of all get them all dewormed with Ivomec PLUS injectable- make sure it is the plus as ...
MILK REPLACER9/10/2008
  Q: Ok, so I found yr website (thrilled) when looking into treating a month old baby Sable goat for ...
  A: I hope the vet administered injectable ivomec as the deworming injection and not the pour on ...
Copper9/9/2008
  Q: I have been told by many that copper can be poisonous to goats, but then have also been told that it ...
  A: Copper can be although (RARELY ) toxic to goats but is very toxic to sheep - if your feed store is ...
why did my goat die9/9/2008
  Q: My 4 year old goat Duke died on Friday and I am trying to figure out why. A month ago 2 dogs dug ...
  A: I'm so very sorry you lost your goats. Dog attacks are very serious and goats usually die due to ...
Goat hoof9/9/2008
  Q: I just rescued a couple of baby does. One has a front hoof where the wall is separated from the ...
  A: First you need to trim the excess off where it is separated from the hoof(carefully)- This shows ...
sore9/8/2008
  Q: 5 year old pygmy and she has a bad sore on her hind leg and we gave her 2 doses of dewormer and it ...
  A: Is this the injection site where you administered the dewormer injection? Which dewormer did you ...
Is my Doe is heat?9/8/2008
  Q: We are new owners of a Nubian Doe and recently she was doing this weird tounge thing and being very ...
  A: :) She is going into her heat cycles it sounds like, they cycle every 21 days for 3 days from early ...
goats with cl9/8/2008
  Q: I JUST BOUGHT A REGISTERD BOER GOAT I FOUND A TUMOR BEHIND HIS EAR WHEN I GOT HIM HOME THEN I READ ...
  A: If you are already not attached to this new goat- Sadly I think I would not subject my pet goats to ...
Urinary Infection9/8/2008
  Q: This morning I went to feed my goats, two Nigerians and one myotonic, their morning feed. Usually ...
  A: I can already tell you she (they) are eating far too much concentrated feed- They need to have hay ...
Young wether injury.9/8/2008
  Q: We have a four month old Nubian wether that we banded recently. Today he got upended by an adult ...
  A: Ouch! You did everything I would have done except I would give him another tetanus anti toxin ...
Goats9/7/2008
  Q: I have five goats, 1 wether and 4 does. My wether is an Alpine, one girl is a pygmy and one is a ...
  A: You really need to get a little buddy for Delilah- her age and size so she has someone her size to ...
hormonal inbalance9/7/2008
  Q: My pygmy goat which is about 7 years old has never been bred. she lives with her mother and are ...
  A: Milking her out is not the answer as it only tells her body to make more milk- (supply and demand) ...
bottlejaw9/7/2008
  Q: How long does it take for bottlejaw to improve after worming? We have two goats who showed symptoms ...
  A: The safeguard is not going to work very well as it is not nearly effective as the ivomec Plus, ...
new kid9/7/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that had three kids, they are all very small, and the smallest one isn't eating ...
  A: So glad you write right away! Because she is the smallest of triplets she is probably getting pushed ...
Advice needed9/7/2008
  Q: I am located in Elkesley in England and have no previous experience in goat keeping. a couple of ...
  A: You are doing a wonderful thing with these precious goats! I would suggest changing dewormer to ...
Do goats get colds?9/7/2008
  Q: I have been doing a lot of research on goat pneumonia. I'm not so sure that is what my goats have, ...
  A: Goats do not get colds really - they get pneumonia or allergy- Typically with a colored nasal ...
high importance9/7/2008
  Q: i have just rescued a kid from tourture and not being fed i have had her on calf pab witch is i ...
  A: You are better off feeding her whole people milk from the grocery store - whole cows milk that is- ...
Lame Kid9/7/2008
  Q: one of our goats recently had male twins, one was born dead and the other has been very slow moving ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost your one baby. There are a few reasons this could be happening with the live ...
goat deworming9/7/2008
  Q: I want to use injectable noromectin to de-worm my 50lb bucklings. Is this a good idea and if so how ...
  A: Noromectin is basically Ivomec but seems to sting more than ivomec I am guessing it has a different ...
undecended testicle in 6mo. Nubian9/6/2008
  Q: I love my 3 little boys. My first goats. When i got them in April, at 3 months old, they had been ...
  A: You are not going to like this but yes this is a surgery (along with ANY surgery that requires ...
new pygmy goats9/6/2008
  Q: I have recently been given two pygmy does, age 2 years. I previous owner says she has never wormed ...
  A: If the goats are sneezing this could be a simple allergy to something dusty there- or if they have a ...
baby goat diaria9/6/2008
  Q: my baby goat has been having diaria. When we got him they didn give us him mom. so we fed him ...
  A: Not knowing the baby's age makes this a bit more difficult - but assuming it is at least a month ...
sick goat9/6/2008
  Q: My mom has a goat, I don't know what kind he is, but he will not lift his head up. He lays with his ...
  A: I need more information to help you. He needs to stay hydrated- get him to drink anything you can- ...
pygmy with bump on jaw9/5/2008
  Q: Just noticed this morning that my pygmy whether has a lump on his jaw. Both sides look bigger but ...
  A: Since I cannot see him - take a look at this article and see if you can tell me where the lumps ...
goat lumps9/5/2008
  Q: I am new to goats. I bought a goat that had a big lump (bigger & wider than a softball). I was told ...
  A: I'm sorry this happened to you. Did you read on my website how to deal with CL using formalin? ...
can you help me save goats9/5/2008
  Q: my Neighbor and I live in Virginia, Gate city . has a few goats left I noticed he started out ...
  A: Sounds to me like he is either dealing with coccidiosis or bad wormload - A veterinary fecal exam ...
bottlefed kid9/4/2008
  Q: She nursed from her recip mother for 2 weeks and the other kid pushed her off.the doe had a ...
  A: Milk replacer is the culprit. Take her off the replacer and put her on whole regular cows milk from ...
I have a 3 week old goat9/4/2008
  Q: Yes Hi My name is Ashley Jones I am 15 years old and my baby goat my parents got me at a live stalk ...
  A: I'm going to try to get this out to you before the storms cause me to go offline again. I don't ...
Pygmy Goats9/3/2008
  Q: Can you have a pygmy goat in city limits?
  A: You will need to check with your local planning and zoning for your area to get this answer as it ...
external parasites9/3/2008
  Q: We have used ivomec injectable every 3 months consistently for external mites. We have also used ...
  A: Personally I find that ivomec pour on used topically down the backline of the goat is the most ...
foot loss of circulation9/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1.5 yr old doe that was tangled with her tether about a month and a half ago. It was wound ...
  A: Good call on immediate care on your part! Is the foot necrotic? (black and smelly)? Have you taken ...
droopy baby goat.9/3/2008
  Q: i have a female goat approximately 2.5 months old. she is a goofy little mix and looks be a mix of a ...
  A: Sounds like she may be severely anemic with bottlejaw. Most likely from worms- the dewormers you are ...
female goat carrying a lot of milk9/3/2008
  Q: you emailed me saying our pet goat must have had kids recently as she is producing a lot of milk. we ...
  A: A goat will be in milk for approximately 10 months after kidding- milk production will decrease ...
Piccadilly acts sick9/3/2008
  Q: I have had my two goats for about 4-5 years now. They are Boer/Spanish cross does and are simply ...
  A: Usually when a goat goes down it is either worms, pneumonia or coccidiosis. The first 2 things I ...
lola9/2/2008
  Q: my sister asked u the one question but I want to know what r the chances that a baby goat will die ...
  A: If the doe is trying to give birth and for some reason the baby is in a bad position and cannot be ...
Infected leg cut9/2/2008
  Q: We have two nubian wethers....the Wright Brothers (Wilbur and Orville). They are approximately 2 ...
  A: Hi Pat, Ouch! Ok What I would do is this: IF you can.. soak his foot in an epsom salt solution ...
my goat Lola9/2/2008
  Q: Yesterday my goat went into birth and you could tell she was having a baby because she was pushing. ...
  A: Rule of thumb is to not allow the doe to push and be in active labor for more than 20 minutes ...
Pregnant Goat9/2/2008
  Q: I have a Bore Goat that I believe is pregnant by out Pygmy Billy Goat. We also have two Donkeys. ...
  A: She is going to need some VitB1 (Thiamine) administered injection SubQ to avoid goat polio (thiamine ...
POOR RUFUS!9/1/2008
  Q: sorry to keep bothering you but I'm Stumped. Rufus has a white blood count of 65,000 Liver enzymes ...
  A: I'm so sorry, he is truly a fighter isn't he? Ivomec Plus injected SUbQ 1cc/30lbs for a severely ...
1 yr old Pygmy buck has a lump or abcess9/1/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old Pygmy buck that has developed a golf ball sized lump on his throat. It doesn't ...
  A: Depending where the lump is will help determine what it is- don't go touching it just yet and do not ...
nubian pet goat9/1/2008
  Q: we have a female pet nubian, rescued from the side of the main raod. she has 2 small hair covered ...
  A: She is very pretty! This is a toggenburg (or toggenburg /alpine mix) dairy goat and those things ...
Goat not behaving normally8/31/2008
  Q: This question is in regards to a goat that does not belong to me, but who lives in the pasture with ...
  A: If I am reading this correctly it sounds to me like possible urinary calculi: I have an article on ...
pregnant doe due anytime with CL8/31/2008
  Q: Yes this is my same goat that is pregnant that has now developed the CL, she was moving right along ...
  A: Just before a doe kids, the babies will move into the position for delivery and often times get ...
Sulfur / lice question8/31/2008
  Q: ) My friend brought me a book called Natural goat care by Pat Coleby and I was reading about lice ...
  A: Pat is a wonder when it comes to natural goat care, I agree with some o fit and not so much with ...
Odoban poison to goats??8/30/2008
  Q: I just sprayed Odoban with Eucalyptus on a section of my yard because I read it would get rid of ...
  A: I tried to do some research on this product and All I found was the odor removers - some said it ...
4-Mo old Nubians coughing8/29/2008
  Q: I got brother and sister Nubians from the local feed store, August 17th (2008). They are 4 months ...
  A: Sounds like you are doing your homework here learning goat care. :) The feed sounds great- watch ...
goat can't walk on rear legs8/29/2008
  Q: We have a bred 2 yr old pygmy who will freshen in a few weeks and now she can't walk. She is eating ...
  A: I think I would get her to a vet, this does sound like a possible pinched nerve and you certainly ...
Pygmy goats8/28/2008
  Q: A friend of mine bought 2 goats they were told to feed them corn, she fed them alfalfa pellets ...
  A: Hay should make up the majority of the diet - or hay and browse in pasture, corn can be given in ...
Down doe8/28/2008
  Q: We have a female goat (2+ years old) that has giving birth to twins on 8-23-08.(evetything went fine ...
  A: A few things come to mind: worms Pneumonia ketosis Read these and see if any of what your goat is ...
sick goat8/28/2008
  Q: i have a bore nanny that has been sick for three weeks so i called the vet to ask what is wrong he ...
  A: I'm not a big fan of cydectin, in my experience with it - it doesn't seem to be as effective as ...
Possibly pregnant doe8/27/2008
  Q: This question is regarding our pygmy goat Tessa. We are located in Utah yes she appears to be ...
  A: How old do you think Tessa is? Kidding after 10 is usually pretty hard on them, not the actual ...
Pygmy goat horns8/27/2008
  Q: My female's horns curve toward each other instead of away from one another. They have now grown so ...
  A: It is normal for any goat to like to scratch their heads and if they have horns between the horns- I ...
What caused death of 2 year old goat?8/27/2008
  Q: Two weeks ago I adopted a 2-year old mini angora as a companion to my two 5 -year old fraternal twin ...
  A: I am so very sorry on your loss of this little guy. Let me tell you- air escaping a dead goat when ...
Corrid8/27/2008
  Q: I was recently told by a vet to treat my Boer goats with Corrid to treat for coccidiosis. Today I ...
  A: I would go ahead with the last 2 days but if you have any 'fortified' B vitamin on hand, I would ...
my billy goat8/27/2008
  Q: we have a doe that is soon to deliver babies for the second time.the thing is the buck will not ...
  A: Yes you do need to separate them- before he accidentally causes her to abort. You have the pregnant ...
Boer Goat's discharging8/26/2008
  Q: My Boer doe has been discharging white now going into her 5th week, is this normal? You can still ...
  A: How many days gestation is she ? (What is her due date figuring 150 days from her breeding date?) ...
goat question8/26/2008
  Q: From Phoenix: My goat is eating and drinking normally has a normal temp. is active but i got her as ...
  A: Do you know what she was dewormed with? When and how much was given to her? How long have you had ...
Does My Goat Have Worms?8/25/2008
  Q: We have two pigmy (we think) goats. We give them one flake of hay and a handful of grain. They do ...
  A: How old are these goats? How long have you had them? What medicine did you buy them? Before I can ...
baking soda8/25/2008
  Q: The man at the feedmill said that baking soda is sometimes used in feed for cattle because it aids ...
  A: Baking soda just like what we use in our kitchens is typically put out for goats free choice to aid ...
diatomaceous earth8/25/2008
  Q: Can you tell me what you know about diatomaceous earth? Can you feed it to goats free choice? ...
  A: Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. There ...
Hair loss in Aug.8/25/2008
  Q: I have one doe out of 28 that is losing her hair around the rear end. Her eating and normal behavior ...
  A: Is she possibly rubbing her butt on a fence daily to scratch? I have had goats who do this and end ...
Rescued Boer's in Bad shape..8/25/2008
  Q: Purchased/resuced some Boer's in bad shap. Hoofs haven't been trimmed in ages and they are ...
  A: Ideally you should have a fecal done by a vet to see what internal parasites you are dealing with. ...
banding male pygmy8/25/2008
  Q: We have had pygmy goats for 3 years and had our first boy born a month ago. We will be banding him ...
  A: Dealing with an undescended testicle (called Cryptorchidism) is a controversial issue. A buck with ...
Autoimmune anemia or Coombs disease in our goat?8/25/2008
  Q: Sorry, this will be a long question. My daughter has 2 pet goats. One is an Alpine wether about 5 ...
  A: Addition to this post: (Correction on statement: Fortified BB vitamin) Fortified B vitamin ...
Boer Goat8/24/2008
  Q: I have Boer goats and % of Boer goats. I have two females which are about 1 year 4 months old. ...
  A: Take a look at this article and see from the diagrams if you can tell which of these comes closest ...
dewormers for goats8/24/2008
  Q: I use Ivermectin, but was wondering what are other dewormers that I could use, as I know I need to ...
  A: I was wondering why you gave me a 6 on knowledge (this is a negative score) for this question- I ...
bloody horn8/24/2008
  Q: we recently purchased a pygmy goat said to be 9 months old. He was cauterized twice on his left ...
  A: A 9 month old is pretty young to have just been disbudded - this is something a baby of less than a ...
inbred babies8/23/2008
  Q: ! I have aquired a Kalahari red doe in kid to her son. She has had triplets 1 very small so is now ...
  A: This is not necessarily an inbred problem as much as a triplet problem- there may not have been ...
Deafness in Goats8/23/2008
  Q: I have raised pygmy goats for a number of years. We were recently given a "pygmy" goat that was ...
  A: This may have very well been the reason for the doe to reject the kid- She will have to be cared ...
answer to your questions8/23/2008
  Q: Yes you are right - thank you, I shall get my husband to make a few calls to vets out of the area, ...
  A: I revised my last answer and added a photo of one of my goats who bled some from the vagina- not ...
Goat bleeding8/23/2008
  Q: We have two pygmy goats whom are five yeas old. We purchased two more cross breed (part pygmy) goats ...
  A: This is not normal for a doe to bleed like this when bred- now you say the 6 month old was trying ...
Goat with lower eyelid split open8/22/2008
  Q: I have a yearling doe that must have gotten caught in some fencing. Her lower eyelid is split & is ...
  A: Ouch. There is an ophthalmic eye ointment in a very small tube to use for eye injuries. ...
Nubian buckling down8/22/2008
  Q: Ok I have asked you several questions with great results and here I am again. Please help. I have ...
  A: This year I have had and seen many goats with summer pneumonia with no fever- I think if he were ...
Goat herd harmony8/22/2008
  Q: I'm new to the fun of raising goats. I aquired a 3 yr old doe and her 4 month old doeling 2 weeks ...
  A: Congratulations on the new goats! You will get hooked. This is pretty normal which is why I always ...
BEHAVIOR CHANGE8/22/2008
  Q: I DID START PLAYING HEADBUTT WITH HIM A MONTH OR SO AGO, BUT I NO LONGER DO BECAUSE I TOOK YOUR ...
  A: Is he an Only goat? If so this could be some of the problem - he's bored and this time of year is ...
Pinkeye8/21/2008
  Q: I am successfully treating each member of my herd as symptoms appear. I use the combo ...
  A: I commend you for acting right away on this before it got out of hand. This is a treatment Coni Ross ...
worming and antibiotics for my new goats8/21/2008
  Q: I recently purchased two does, the owner said they were about 3 months old. One seems to be very ...
  A: First of all you always need to take a rectal temperature of a suspected sick goat so you know what ...
2 year old nanny DOWN8/21/2008
  Q: This nanny has been down for 5, almost 6 days-she was discovered down on Saturday. I believe the ...
  A: What dewormer did you use, how much of it and how was it administered? Try to find 'Fortified' Vit ...
male goat8/20/2008
  Q: we have this pet goat, he is bitting his privet and now is bleeding. we just got him over ...
  A: Was he treated by vet for his urinary calculi? or was this something you were able to do at home? ...
boar goat8/20/2008
  Q: I have a baby girl about 6 months old. I noticed today that she has fluid around her mouth and neck. ...
  A: Can you give me more information? What does she eat normally? What is her rectal temperature? What ...
Diarrhea in Post birth nanny?8/20/2008
  Q: I have a nanny that gave birth on the 16th and I have noticed yesterday and today that she has ...
  A: Take her temperature rectally,normal is 101.5 to 103.5- high usually means pneumonia this time of ...
teats8/19/2008
  Q: I have a two year old doe who has just had her first kid he is about 3 months old and has only ever ...
  A: Unfortunately once a goat has mastitis in one udder half that half usually does not ever produce as ...
Weak Kid8/19/2008
  Q: I just went and picked up 2 weathers 2 days ago. My one boy seems a little on the weak side with ...
  A: This is pretty typical when bringing new goats home- it is called shipping stress and the things ...
Goats down8/19/2008
  Q: I found your site looking for some answers for my sick goat. She is a pygmy about 3.5 years old. ...
  A: take her temp rectally like a child, normal is 101.5 to 103.5 low would be worse than high. ...
bleeding buds8/18/2008
  Q: I have a couple of pygmy goats that are about 3 years old. Lately "Oscar" has been doing alot of ...
  A: Is this on horn buds (has he been disbudded and has no horns)? or is this at the base of his horns? ...
A couple of things8/18/2008
  Q: Well I have a couple of questions. My name is Ricky and I am a goat owner in the midwest, I have ...
  A: Sounds to me like the younger doe is starting her heat cycles- they will produce a white discharge ...
Boer Goat8/18/2008
  Q: I have a male boer goat that is almost a year old. We live in Langley British Columbia. He is a ...
  A: Are there any girls around? Is he still intact? Has he been hollering a lot lately for some reason? ...
introducing a new buddy8/18/2008
  Q: You recently gave us advice on getting the right buddy for our Pygmy Jingle (we lost Jangle a week ...
  A: Sounds to me like he is mad because he lost his buddy and taking it out on this one. If he is really ...
Tetanus shot8/18/2008
  Q: We just banded our 4.5 month old Nubian goats, what do we need to watch for? Should we give them a ...
  A: Yes a tetanus anti toxin injection is in order- I use the 1500 unit equine origin - comes in a ...
Goat Banding8/18/2008
  Q: We have two 5-month old Nubian goats who still have not been banded... When is the latest you can ...
  A: My theory is: If the band fits- wear it.. :) As long as you can get the bander to open wide enough ...
a knot on my goats necks8/18/2008
  Q: how do I get rid of the knots? I have one that this is her 2nd time and one that it is her first? ...
  A: Where are these knots exactly? Are these from the CDT injection? Or did they just start happening? ...
lactating8/17/2008
  Q: I have a nubian doe she is registerd I just bought her on 8-8-08 she is completely healthy. She was ...
  A: I suppose she could be but this is very young, and you are correct- far too small to have a baby. I ...
Adult goat not getting up8/17/2008
  Q: Have a 2.5 yr old female boer mix who kidded this Spring recently wormed with Ivemectin who is ...
  A: This sounds like bottle jaw due to severe anemia usually caused by worms- I know you recently ...
Baby goat coughing8/17/2008
  Q: I have a baby boar goat which I feed when I feed the goat it seems to have bubbles around the mouth ...
  A: Is the hole in the nipple too large? Is he eating too fast? I have an article on bottle feeding ...
horns8/17/2008
  Q: My boar goats horns are cutting into his neck. Is there something I can put on his neck?
  A: Is this goat in a situation where he is in a yard or is he roaming a large pasture with trees and ...
Re: bathing a goat8/16/2008
  Q: I sent you a couple of questions a few days ago, and now I have another one! What is a good ...
  A: On a warm day, I would shampoo her with what ever shampoo you use and I use conditioner - towel dry ...
pgymy goat8/16/2008
  Q: My goat is 6 years old, is a doe and has always been very healthy. Yesterday I was watching her and ...
  A: I think If I were you I would get a urine specimen to the vet for a urinalysis to see if she has a ...
Feeding wethers8/16/2008
  Q: I have 2 nigerian wethers both 5 months old. We are in Florida. I have them on free choice Timothy ...
  A: I have a list of articles you can read to determine how to feed- I feed a mix myself and add ...
Plugged Teat?8/15/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old fainting goat nanny who gave birth to triplets 4 days ago. Her left teat is ...
  A: I don't think I would attempt this either. Instead, I would test her for mastitis- Use the CMT ...
Clover8/15/2008
  Q: I heard that clover is not good for my pygmy and nigerian dwarf goats. With the price of hay getting ...
  A: Jump on it! Clover is excellent feed for goats- and they love it- Mine love a grass/clover mix and ...
Re: 2mo. old Pygmy goat8/14/2008
  Q: I may be getting an approx 10-12 wk old female Pygmy goat soon from my neighbor.I dont think any of ...
  A: Congratulations for getting a goat- but if at all possible get 2 because one goat is not a happy ...
boer fair goats8/14/2008
  Q: This is our first year with goats. The fair starts after labor day and the fair goats are not going ...
  A: Putting 25lbs on the goat in a month is really asking a lot and can be very dangerous if you push it ...
Sick Goat8/14/2008
  Q: My 6 month old goat appeared to have a severe bloated abdomen, could not move, grinding teeth with ...
  A: Has he had any sort of injury or been castrated recently? What is his temperature rectally? The ...
CL8/14/2008
  Q: We have 5 boer does of various ages and a mature boer buck with confirmed CL (Samples of the pus ...
  A: The person to ask about this would be Suzanne Gasparotto, she raises meat goats and is very ...
Sheep cydectin for goats8/13/2008
  Q: Can I use sheep cydectin for my goats?
  A: I wouldn't use cydectin at all and I do have a good article on deworming that explains what I do use ...
Goat with a sore on side of head8/13/2008
  Q: Ok I bought a nubian doe.. (more like rescued her) and her two buck kids. When we got her home we ...
  A: I have an excellent article with photos of different abscesses including CL you may want to look at ...
Goats & weather8/13/2008
  Q: I am wondering if changes in the weather can bring on colds or cold like symptoms in goats (runny ...
  A: Summer is the worst time for summer pneumonia! Make sure to take rectal temperatures (normal is ...
goat doesn't look good8/13/2008
  Q: Someone please help me!! We rescued 4 pygmy mix goats all boys of unknown age. They have been ...
  A: Ok- it is difficult for me to tell exactly what is going on and with them not being right there for ...
lonely pygmy8/12/2008
  Q: We recently lost one of our boys due to Urinary Calculi. Our other boy is fine (thankfully!) and ...
  A: I am SO very sorry about your little guy.. I do have a couple of articles about UC (vinegar really ...
goat with ear fungus8/12/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old female Boer Goat that has developed a small rash/Fungus on one ear(it looks like ...
  A: The best thing to do is to take a skin scraping sample to the vet for diagnosis- other than that you ...
General Goat Health8/12/2008
  Q: MaryBeth again. (I had the question a couple of days ago on the buck odor/behavior.) This web site ...
  A: My website is to prepare and help people with goat problems hopefully Before they have them. :) Like ...
MY PYGMY8/12/2008
  Q: IT DIDNT HURT ME BUT I WAS WONDERING IF THIS WAS USUAL GOAT BEHAVIOR. AND PLEASE TELL ME ITS NOT ...
  A: While head butting with any size goat is not a good idea to begin with :) no it was nothing sexual, ...
Poor Old Goat8/12/2008
  Q: I aquired a very poor old goat this weekend. The person who gave her too me when I purchased ...
  A: How do you know she is anemic? Did you look at her inner lower eyelid membrane? eye color chart for ...
Italian rudy8/11/2008
  Q: i'm sorry to keep bothering you but i just wondered if you got my e-mail with photos of Rudy and if ...
  A: You are not bothering me.. :) I have sent your photos to some breeders here and we are struggling ...
doe with neck rotation tick8/11/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old doe that has, since 4 months old, always rolled her head back and rotates her ...
  A: ;) She could be trying to scratch her neck or just playing..or she could have ear mites I have ...
mites on interior of goat's ear8/11/2008
  Q: I just noticed on the inside of my goats ears a crustiness. I assume it is parasites. I just gave ...
  A: Please do not rely on pelleted goat dewormer for your goats as these are not effective against most ...
What kind of goat8/11/2008
  Q: I have horses and would like to get a goat to eat some of the weeds and brush. What breed would be ...
  A: Any breed will work, any sex. Your least expensive goat will be a dairy goat wether (castrated ...
Goats8/11/2008
  Q: 2 days after there was about 5 kids and i went to check on them all. when i got there was a kide ...
  A: This baby needs to be tube fed electrolytes - do you have a vet nearby so he can show you exactly ...
female Dominance8/11/2008
  Q: I have just bought my goats all where herd mates and the oldest is a 3year old female she is always ...
  A: There will always be a herd queen, this is how the structure of the goat herd is- remove one and ...
6 sick goats8/10/2008
  Q: I have 6 goats(mini lamanchas,nigerians,pygmy)They are all sick. (my fault) we brought a new goat in ...
  A: This is the right time of year for summer pneumonia:You don't mention what the rectal temperature is ...
sick goat8/10/2008
  Q: mixed breed she is 1.5 yr. had kid aborted 2 mos ago. milking her at this point. she got sick ...
  A: Hard to tell but sounds like listeriosis or pneumonia, but I lean toward the listeriosis because of ...
tapeworm in goats8/10/2008
  Q: My two year old boy had a goat as a pet when we visited grandparents in Europe in the end of ...
  A: I am so sorry your goat died! Tapeworms are transmitted between different animals- ...
Male MiniNubian Goat Maturity/Odor/Behavior8/10/2008
  Q: I got my first goats in May. I've read a lot, but books only tell you so much. Right now I have 8. ...
  A: I wish all the books would stop regarding the buck (or billy) smell and activities as so negative. I ...
Veronica is hanging in there!8/9/2008
  Q: Just to let you know that Veronica is doing OK. We are giving her Iron/Dextran and B-Complex for ...
  A: Good to hear from you on Veronica! And even better to k now she is still trying!!!! And yes I would ...
kid wether with respiratory problem8/8/2008
  Q: one of my six month old wether kid has a cough and sounds like a bit of lung congestion noticed ...
  A: The temp is normal - 101.5 to 103.5 is normal for goats. This is the perfect time for pneumonia- ...
my pygmy8/8/2008
  Q: We live in the texas panhandale and we recently got two baby pygmys. My 1 month male has been ...
  A: Sounds like possible shipping stress and diet change to me. What are they eating? They should still ...
goat with dry blisters8/8/2008
  Q: I have 4 kidd goats approx. 4 month old and I noticed that 2 of them have grown dry blisters around ...
  A: This could be sore mouth (orf) see this article: ...
my kids are not drinking milk from the bottle please help me8/8/2008
  Q: I purchased two kids on sunday 8/3 One is a faint 3 weeks old the other a dwarf nigerian 4 weeks ...
  A: The lady is right, these babies need to still be on a bottle- are you feeding them milk or milk ...
sick angora goats8/7/2008
  Q: Goat-Lady, I recently lost one of my beautiful 2 year old angora wethers. He was very weak and had ...
  A: I am So very sorry about your boy and yes it does sound like wormload- as far as looking at the eye- ...
tapeworms8/7/2008
  Q: Our 1st generation MiniNubian has tapeworms. She was born on 05/04/08. We wormed with Ivermectin at ...
  A: The Valbazen should have taken care of this- unless she is in a place where she keeps getting ...
Nonregenerative anemia in Veronica8/7/2008
  Q: I wrote you recently about my Nubian 2 year old doe. She got bottle jaw and we have been working ...
  A: Just wondering how she is doing.. have not heard back from you HI Pauline, NO not necessarily- ...
baby goat8/7/2008
  Q: first off hi all!! i just bought a baby goat for a hobby farm pet at the local stockyards 5 days ...
  A: Glad you wrote right away because it is the milk replacer causing the problem and given another ...
goats loosing weight8/6/2008
  Q: We gave our goats the second shot of ivomac plus (1 shot then again in 10 days). They seem to ...
  A: Quite possible they have coccidiosis They will need to be treated individually because if you add ...
Very poor goat8/6/2008
  Q: I have a couple of goats that have very little appetite and are very skinny they have been wormed ...
  A: What did you use for deworming? Maybe the dewormer is not an effective dewormer- many are not- OR ...
Illness8/6/2008
  Q: I came home this evening and found one of my 5 mo. old twins, very hunched and seems to be stiff in ...
  A: What s her temperature rectally? What feed has she had access to? This may be goat polio when a goat ...
Doe stopped making milk/eating grain suddenly8/6/2008
  Q: We have a 4 or 5 year old saanen/mix who was giving 2qts of milk, twice a day. Two days ago she ...
  A: You really always should take a rectal temperature when a goat gets sick as this is the only way to ...
Boer Buck with snotty nose8/5/2008
  Q: I have a 3yr old boer buck with a snotty nose. He is eating and drinking water fine & has his usual ...
  A: Doe she have a fever or sound congested at all? Is his appetite normal? Chewing cud? how is his ...
Goat question8/5/2008
  Q: I don't know if you remember me but I did ask you a question a few months ago about our female goat ...
  A: Yes I remember- back in June- It is possible that she may have aborted the dead fetus and retained ...
goat breed,no horns8/5/2008
  Q: we are loving our new goat Rudy.we live in Northern Italy and were wondering what breed he is and ...
  A: Hard for me to guess with a description - many goats come in many colors . Is this your only goat ? ...
my beby goats poop!!8/5/2008
  Q: I live in North Carolina, so where would I go to buy any CD Antitoxin? Thanks, kayla
  A: Most Tractor Supply stores should have it in stock BUT if they do not, you can order through Valley ...
Goats and Horses8/5/2008
  Q: We are housing "retired" horses and are considering getting 2 goats to help maintain our property ...
  A: For horse companion it really doesn't matter the breed but depending on the horse personality, you ...
My baby goat's poop!!8/5/2008
  Q: 4 days ago our mamma goat had twins. She had one boy and one girl. The boy is doing just fine and ...
  A: What were you feeding her? Milk replacer? If so take her off of it and instead give her whole cows ...
wormer8/4/2008
  Q: To me they look like hot spots and they are very itchy. do you recommend oral ivermectin or ...
  A: I would suspect lice? or mites ? In either case ivomec POUR ON as a pour on is what to use for ...
pygmy goat question8/4/2008
  Q: My husband and I just acquired two pygmy goats. They are both uncastrated. My first question is, is ...
  A: How old are the boys? As long as the testicles will fit into the bander, they can be castrated- I ...
precocious milker?8/3/2008
  Q: Today I bought 2 nubian does- both 2 years old. Healthy, happy, everything normal. I noticed (you ...
  A: I have never heard this term and like you I cannot find it in a search. My guess is mastitis- If I ...
Listeriosis Emergency8/3/2008
  Q: I live on a small farm in Kent County Delaware and my 5 month old boer cross doe started showing ...
  A: She also NEEDS thiamine - call the vet and get some as this is a prescription medication.. and ...
pygmy goat8/3/2008
  Q: I have 3 pygmy goats, 1 female 2 males from the same litter. 1 wether won't eat the grain, but does ...
  A: Yes, shipping stress can create many goat illnesses. What exactly all are the goats eating? When ...
Goats horns8/2/2008
  Q: I have 2 nubian females my hubby brought me home last spring..we just love them they follow us about ...
  A: Get a pair of side cutters and snip the very tip and I DO mean the Very TIP of the horns and then ...
Goat parasites and ears8/2/2008
  Q: I have boer/nubian kids that are 4 months old. Because of the drought (vet says) we are having ...
  A: The ears sound to me like "mad ears" when my goats get mad at me they make those ears. The vet ...
bottlejaw8/2/2008
  Q: I think my 10 week old has this. Under her chin and on the sides of her face look swollen and it ...
  A: If this baby is only 10 weeks old I doubt this is bottlejaw- possible but not probable. And if she ...
Blind in one eye ??8/1/2008
  Q: I have 2 goats , both females approx 2-3 yrs old . My goat Louise seems to have lost her sight in ...
  A: Is her eye reddened and watery? Or has she eaten alot of grain recently? Could be 2 things.. but ...
Bubba the goat7/31/2008
  Q: I have a 9 year old pygmy neutered male goat. He is large compared to his mother. We have come ...
  A: I have a Bubba too- an alpine wether. ;) Let's go through things one at a time: you "forced" him to ...
Skin and Bones and no idea why7/31/2008
  Q: I hope no one else is dealing with this because its just terable unless we're all stupid up here. My ...
  A: I am so sorry you are having such a time losing your goats- :( Depends on what they were dewormed ...
stomach problems7/31/2008
  Q: We have had to have a vet out to one of our pygmy goats. The poor thing had a bloated stomach and ...
  A: Sounds like bloat and did the vet give antibiotics for the hole he made with the trocar needle? And ...
cross breeding goats with sheep7/31/2008
  Q: wonder if you could tell me if it is possible for female goats to be coss bred with a male sheep. ...
  A: You must be careful the weight of the ram does not break the doe's back and yes they will breed- BUT ...
Labor7/31/2008
  Q: My name is Rebecca Johnson. I live in a small town in Utah. We have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf ...
  A: Is she crying or talking? I mean does she just talk kind of funny ? or is she actually hollering? ...
Injection Bumps, Coughing Kid7/30/2008
  Q: We are new goat owners with two 11 week old Nigerian Dwarf goats (wethers). We've had them since ...
  A: For new goat owners you are doing your homework very well ;) The goat chow is a bit much for such ...
I think my goat ate onions what do I do?7/30/2008
  Q: My goat is about four months old, and he's a family pet. We feed him goat food, and lettuce and we ...
  A: I have a storm coming in quick and am about to lose connection to the internet so I am sending you ...
elastrator band on goat7/30/2008
  Q: I am new goat owner and now have two whethers. The older one who is about 2 1/2 months old has ...
  A: These boys were pretty young to have already been banded- here is my article on castrating : ...
Ringworm & sore mouth7/30/2008
  Q: I have two problems. First is my buck, for the summer months this year I have placed him in the ...
  A: Where does your buck have his ringworm and has it actually been diagnosed as ringworm? My guess is ...
Need help in delivering new born7/29/2008
  Q: How can I help my doe who is in labor and the baby is stuck? It has been over 15 hrs. I see the ...
  A: I am SO sorry, You will have to get her to a vet ASAP or have one come to you- the baby is more than ...
bathing pygmy goats7/29/2008
  Q: My family is about to move out to the country and I want to try and become an expert on pygmy goats ...
  A: I have given "baths " to goats who get extremely muddy and who are staying in the house at night for ...
1 month old goat has a bloated tummy7/29/2008
  Q: I have bottle fed my kid goats since their mother rejected them. Unfortunately I was instructed to ...
  A: I would start with an enema first ...
meat goats7/28/2008
  Q: We have two wethers that are ready to eat. In the past we have not made any money selling them at a ...
  A: Honestly I do not eat my goats (I don't raise meat goats myself) but there are groups on Yahoo ...
Feeding/Minerals, Weaning Pygmy's??7/28/2008
  Q: I just bought a female pygmy doe with two kids (both bucks, 8 weeks old) and a 1 year old buck. I'm ...
  A: I try to wait as long as possible for castrating - the longer you wait, the more developed the ...
limping pygmy7/28/2008
  Q: I have a 5 day old male pygmy. I got him when he was 2 days old he was not eating I worked with him ...
  A: Little ones often times get rambunctious and hurt a leg. If you feel no break in the bone I pretty ...
goat7/28/2008
  Q: my goat has hunched up her back and is not acting like herself
  A: I need much more information before I can help you. Things to check for and observe before ...
scours in our goats7/27/2008
  Q: Today I noticed most of our doeling and bucklings (between 1-2 months old) have scours. We have ...
  A: I give kids 1/4cc injected SUbQ BUT with kids this age suspect coccidiosis first- this is "the age" ...
I think my goat is sick7/27/2008
  Q: Lilly/female pygmy goat looks swollen all over. Her face legs feet everything looks swollen like she ...
  A: Sounds like she has an advanced case of bottlejaw from severe wormload. Living in MO you will need ...
possible pregnancy7/27/2008
  Q: I have a 3 yr old doe and two 5 mo old bucks. All of them are together 24/7. I just saw the udder ...
  A: ;) Congratulations.. Looks like your 5 month old boys have been busy. ;) Most breeding happens at ...
Urinary Calculi7/26/2008
  Q: I have a six month old wethered buck who has been diagnosed with urinary calculi by our local vet. ...
  A: He will need some sort of surgical intervention from the vet- either removing the process (little ...
no milk7/26/2008
  Q: I just had a doe have her third set of twins for me. This time she bagged up but her bags are real ...
  A: This could either be mastitis or a congested udder- Start with warm moist compresses and then ...
injections7/26/2008
  Q: We just had a goat diagnosed w/meningeal worms and were told to treat the whole herd (22 goats) with ...
  A: I think maybe this is a new carrier oil they are using in the Ivermectin injectable as it has never ...
weight gain tip for ill goats7/26/2008
  Q: Im treating 2 previously wormy goats who are just not gaining weight at a very rapid pace at all and ...
  A: It does take time for a goat to come out of anemia, as far as the weight gain goes, there are 2 ...
boer nanny , pregnant7/25/2008
  Q: i have a boer nanny goat, she is six years old and i live in new zealand, we brought her pregnant, ...
  A: Here is an article I wrote on kidding: ...
Little pygmy female, age5 months7/25/2008
  Q: My little Holly is having a neurological problem and I have been giving Thiamine every 6 hours along ...
  A: Has she eaten something moldy? Is she circling? One side of her face seem paralyzed? Any chance of ...
Goat skin condition7/25/2008
  Q: We have a 4 yr old Oberhasli who has this odd skin condition- raised, crusty, white patches that ...
  A: There are SO many different skin disorders that it may be your best bet to have a vet take a skin ...
Banding a billy goat7/24/2008
  Q: I have 2 older billy goats that I would like to band. Is there any precautions I need to take since ...
  A: Not sure how old they are but as long as you can get the bander around the testicles and have ...
5 month old Bore Nanny7/24/2008
  Q: I just bought this 5 month old Boer Nanny and she has a cloudy discharge and looked like hemmroids ...
  A: Are you sure this is coming from her butt and not her vaginal area? IS she pregnant? What color is ...
weaning7/24/2008
  Q: how long should i keep the babys away from there mothers when weaning thank you
  A: This all depends on the individual goat- I have seen them wean in a week and I have had them be sold ...
very soft stool ( not in pebbles)7/24/2008
  Q: they r 3 and 4 1/2 month old male one of them 3 month old start doing very loose poop. i use to feed ...
  A: They need hay as the base diet - remove the figs, peanuts and chick peas- actually I would still ...
vaccinations/wormer7/24/2008
  Q: I have a herd of 150 dairy goats. What would you recommend for vaccinations? Tell me all you can ...
  A: First of all let me say deworming with the proper dewormer (not garlic) and dosage is The most ...
Feeding wethers to prevent UC.7/23/2008
  Q: I have 2 4 month old wethers. I have them on a 16% goat feed with ammonium chloride. It has ...
  A: I castrate my boys at around 6 months old or more to allow the urethra to develop more decreasing ...
Guessing at due date7/23/2008
  Q: I just bought two Aline does. One of them is pregnant for the first time. They were kept in a large ...
  A: The best way to explain the doe nearing kidding is for you to read my article on the subject: ...
new goat owner7/23/2008
  Q: I just bought a 7 week old boer female goat and need some advice. The original owner said it was ...
  A: No it is not correct- a 7week old baby needs milk not milk replacer but milk and won't be able to ...
my goat's pussy bumps7/23/2008
  Q: i have a female pigmy goat named Daisy She acts normal She eats, drinks, goes out into the field, ...
  A: The good news is - it does Not sound like CL - the location is not right nor is the color of the ...
Update and a question7/23/2008
  Q: I have sent you 3 emails privately but no replies, so I think either you don't get mine, or I don't ...
  A: I had my Outlook Express crash and lost my emails and addresses- I'm sorry.. SOOOO happy to hear ...
dehorning abnormally growing scurs7/22/2008
  Q: I have read a lot about using bands to dehorn goats. Our male pygmy goat is 14 months old. He was ...
  A: (Not your fault because this is out there for people to read on many websites) BUT- This is one of ...
goat with bottle jaw7/22/2008
  Q: We have a goat that looks like she has bottle jaw. She is eating and drinking, but is looking thin. ...
  A: Goats don't get colds so to speak- and bottle jaw is almost always due to heavy wormload. Always ...
baby pygmy goat7/22/2008
  Q: Our female goat is pregnant and we were wondering if our male pygmy goat might harm the baby. We ...
  A: You only have the 2 goats (so far) ? Is this a buck or a wether (Castrated male)? How is he normally ...
hard udder7/22/2008
  Q: I have a 14 mo. Nubian doe, freshened last month, one doe kid, doing well. But, I'm trying to train ...
  A: Could be a congested udder for which you would give her warm moist compresses and massage the ...
Sick Goat7/21/2008
  Q: I have had goats for many years. I have a very sick goat at this time and have done everything to ...
  A: You really do need to get a reading on her temperature- but I will say this year I have seen many ...
Mona Lisa is late!7/21/2008
  Q: We have a beatiful Nubian doe who was due to deliver on July 18th, however, she still has not. I am ...
  A: Are you absolutely Sure of the date? She couldn't have possibly bred that heat cycle AND the ...
Sick Nubian Doe7/21/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Nubian doe. This spring she had twin bucklings. We rushed her to the Vet two ...
  A: Bottle jaw is caused by anemia 'usually' caused by severe wormload. If her poop smells terrible she ...
Baby Goats7/21/2008
  Q: HI I have a very old nanny that had twins 22June and she has become ill the vet has given her ...
  A: What is wrong with the doe? What is very old? Did you deworm the day after kidding? You need to and ...
911 anemia and diarrea in nubian nursing dams7/19/2008
  Q: i have 2 anemic dams both nursing their kids five given ivermec plus sub q 3 times 10 ...
  A: I think I would first treat for coccidiosis- use sulmet or dimetheox - both liquid water additives ...
Goats coats7/19/2008
  Q: Is shedding normal? How can I supplement meals to promote healthy coats in pygmy goats.
  A: It depends on how the hair is shedding- hairs at a time or in big areas to the skin? Hard for me to ...
ear mites7/19/2008
  Q: I have a 7-8 week old nigerian doe and I was just wondering if they get ear mites or something else ...
  A: Ivermectin is an excellent dewormer and the pour on is a very good delouser and mite control But for ...
When to wean7/19/2008
  Q: Sophy, our pygmy baby girl is now two weeks old. Mom is great to her in every way but after the firs ...
  A: Yes this is correct- change her to cows milk from the grocery store- you will end up having serious ...
Goat7/18/2008
  Q: If I gave a goat a handful of dog food would that be harmful to it?
  A: It probably would not but this is not something you would want to do often because when they make ...
baby goat 2 weks old7/18/2008
  Q: our mama goat had 3 babies 14 days ago we noticed about 2 days ago that the lil girl was smaller and ...
  A: I fear she has not been eating as sometimes happens with triplets if they are not watched like a ...
Sick Nubian buck7/17/2008
  Q: Our nubian buck is not well. He won't eat or drink unless forced. I have given him some water ...
  A: My guess is he is still very wormy- Safeguard is not very effective and neither are the pellets- You ...
Swollen throat glands in kids7/17/2008
  Q: I saw the posting from Jennifer. We had twin Mini-Nubians born today and they both have swollen ...
  A: Sounds like possible milk goiter to me: http://goat-link.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=120 ...
when and how to wean7/17/2008
  Q: My Nubians I think are 9 to 10 weeks old and now drinking 2 8lb tubs of Pro-nurse milk replacement ...
  A: First thing for you to do it to take them off the milk replacer and buy whole regular cow milk from ...
4mo pygmys7/16/2008
  Q: I have two pygymies 4 months old, one male and one female. The male goat is eating, drinking, ...
  A: My website (http://Goat-Link.com) is geared to helping new goat owners with many things including ...
goat7/16/2008
  Q: What would cause her to have diarrhea. She was used to eating just grass but she has been eating ...
  A: The stress from moving,the change in diet, missing her goat mom and buddies or siblings, the new ...
baby goat still sick7/16/2008
  Q: I wrote to you last week about my baby goat being put on nuflor for a week with every other day ...
  A: Did you start the deworming with Ivomec Injected? What is his rectal temperature? If it is normal- ...
What kind of goat do i have7/15/2008
  Q: I want to find out what kind of goat i have. There are alot of names.But a goat man thinks a pop ...
  A: Hard to tell from this description- can you take a photo and send it to my yahoo email address? ...
Coughing kid7/15/2008
  Q: Good Morning-We have a 3 month old ND that has developed a raspy cough. No runny eyes or nose. Is ...
  A: You need to take his rectal temperature - normal for a goat is 101.5 to 103.5 - high temp "usually" ...
Boer goats7/15/2008
  Q: I just got an 8 week old baby and thought she might be lonely so I went and got a 5 month old one ...
  A: I think they will more than likely make friends - the bigger one needs to show the little one she ...
4 month old boar kid w/ scabs7/14/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old female boar kid with scabs on her body. At first we suspected ringworm but not ...
  A: Skin disorders are probably the most difficult for the breeder to figure out without a skin ...
?'s7/14/2008
  Q: We just got goats and know only a little bit about them. We have two goats. My mom wanted to know if ...
  A: The best way to tell what you are dealing with is to take a skin scraping sample to the vet for ...
horn tipping7/14/2008
  Q: my question is on how to tip a goats horns. I have never tipped the horns and I need to tip my kid's ...
  A: It all depends on how long the horns are to begin with- on a young goat the horns are not very long ...
goat paralyzed mouth, left eye, left ear7/14/2008
  Q: We have a 1 year old Boar/Nubian pet whether. On thurs we noticed that he was seeming a little less ...
  A: Take him back to the vet and have him start treatment for BOTH listeriosis and deer worm(MENINGEAL ...
my goats teats7/14/2008
  Q: my family and i are starting to put livestock out on our 10 acre property in Alva FL..We had ...
  A: I am so sorry you lost your goats in such a tragic way. Did you know if she was bred? This would ...
Goat Due Date7/14/2008
  Q: My 5 year old goat is 12 days past her due date. Slightly swollen, crusty blood at the opening ...
  A: If you are sure of her due date and she has some blood - I think I would be getting a vet to check ...
polio7/13/2008
  Q: I had one of my nubian milkers come down with polio,she went completly blind.I treated her with ...
  A: Good call on treating her with the correct medications! I would wait a week after the last dose for ...
CD Anitoxin7/13/2008
  Q: I have a couple goats that came to me & I have no way of knowing if they ever had CD & T shots. Do ...
  A: They don't need CD Antitoxin before the CDT- the Antitoxin is only for treating an existing problem, ...
Goat with possible pink-eye7/13/2008
  Q: My husband and I are new to goats and recently we bought several. One developed runny eyes, then ...
  A: Her sight may come back if you get it treated properly and quickly. I have personally never seen ...
Coccidia7/12/2008
  Q: I currently have 4 nigerian dwarfs and 3 pygmy goats. The pygmy's live in a cage of there own and ...
  A: By cage - how big is this cage? Do you mean goat yard? Depending on how small the area where she ...
Chicken feed effect on goats...7/12/2008
  Q: Pretty new to raising goats. A few of them pushed their way under the hen house and when I found ...
  A: How much feed are we talking about here and between how many goats? How are the goats acting? if ...
Trick training a nigerian dwarf goat7/11/2008
  Q: Is it possible and how would you train a goat to do tricks? Is there a manual or is it like training ...
  A: There is a yahoo group set up for just this topic: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GoatTricks you ...
baby goat sick again7/11/2008
  Q: I wrote to you about three-four weeks ago. My baby than about 5 weeks old I was told had pnemonia ...
  A: SMZ960 is an antibiotic usually used for digestive or upper respiratory- Also used For scours (what ...
acts so wild7/11/2008
  Q: I just bought a couple of kid does from a auction and well Ive had goats all growing up and these ...
  A: How old are the kids? How long have you had them? One thing to keep in mind, goats who go through a ...
Pregnant Nubians7/11/2008
  Q: I have two nubian does, and I am not sure if they are pregnant. One of them definately bred with the ...
  A: Typically dairy goats and angora goats do go into heat in late summer- when the nights are cool- if ...
Baby Goat - dob 07/08/20087/11/2008
  Q: Help! On 07/08/2008, I went out of town only to get back and find that my pygmy goat had given ...
  A: Take his rectal temperature and see what it is- it will probably be low (normal is 101.5 to 103.5) ...
Nubian billy7/10/2008
  Q: We have dewormed him with the positive pellets and also ivormectin paste and just took a sample of ...
  A: Get some Ivomec Plus injectable dewormer and inject it subQ 1cc/40lbs and again in 10 days and ...
alfalfa pellets instead of alfalfa hay7/10/2008
  Q: My goats waste so much hay. Currently I am feeding them an 1/8 cup of alfalfa pellets and they are ...
  A: Not what you wanted to hear but no - they really shouldn't- they need the long fiber of the hay- You ...
3mo old boer cross w/runny poops7/10/2008
  Q: I really appreciate all your help. I have your web sight in my favorites. Tinkerbell didn't make ...
  A: I'm so very sorry about Tinkerbelle, I thought this may happen. I am SO very sorry. Yes I would ...
1 AND 3 YR OLD FEMALE GOATS7/10/2008
  Q: I HAVE 3 GOATS. I HAVE A 1 YR OLD WHO HAD A HEALTHY MALE AND A 3 YR OLD WHO HAD HEALTHY TWIN MALES ...
  A: Once a goat is very sick the milk production will drop drastically and usually does not come back ...
Pygmy Goat new mom wormy7/10/2008
  Q: My Pygmy goat gave birth on Monday and I'm concerned because I see that her stool is very clumpy, ...
  A: You are going to have to get her at some point so you can medicate her- and I can tell you are new ...
wormy kid7/10/2008
  Q: I am very new at this and have been enlisting the help of the man who sold us the goats. I have not ...
  A: Give her warm water with electrolytes (pediolyte or gatorade if you do not have electrolytes) and ...
Listeriosis7/9/2008
  Q: I have a three month old bottle fed male Boer goat. About two weeks ago, he just out of the blue did ...
  A: Unfortunately Listeriosis is not a disease that they are able to build an immunity to- moldy feed ...
9 month old pygmy weather not eating7/9/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old pygmy weather who is off his grain. He is still eating hay, drinking, urinating ...
  A: They can.. if he had the slightest bit of indigestion on day one of not eating his grain, he may ...
new baby goat7/9/2008
  Q: and I recently purchased a set of baby Toggs. I don't have enough exact information on their age, ...
  A: Well the first thing I would do is get them Off the milk replacer as this is the number one reason ...
Sudden pot belly goats7/9/2008
  Q: I have 4 goats. I feed them all scrapes from my fresh fruits and vegetables. I was told "Goats can ...
  A: First of all you need to massage his left side where you feel the air- and get some baking soda ...
Pygmy goats7/9/2008
  Q: I have three pygmy goats. One is very dominant when it comes to feeding and when I give the others ...
  A: I have goats of all sizes and breeds that live together- all with horns. There will always be a ...
3 mo old boer cross w/runny poops7/9/2008
  Q: Well, she is still alive. She is still very very weak, can't even sit up now. Gave her B complex ...
  A: Did you begin the cocci treatment? What is her temp? Yes on the CD Antitoxin, it cannot hurt if she ...
2 1/2 mo. old Boer with scours7/8/2008
  Q: I just found our 2 1/2 mo.old Boer buckling lying on the ground, not moving. I had to touch him to ...
  A: Scours most typically means worms or coccidiosis- both are gastrointestinal related parasites that ...
Bottle feeding to grazing...sick7/8/2008
  Q: We are bottle feeding triplets. They are about a month old. Their mother died when they were two ...
  A: This is the perfect age for enterotoxemia for them- between the milk replacer and then the grass- ...
male goat 1 1/2 yrs with maggots7/8/2008
  Q: peroxiode and put iodine on it but there are still some left what can I use to kill them and not ...
  A: I am assuming they were found around his penis? Is this an angora goat? Go to the feed store and ...
panting, runny nose, bad breath, scours... what to do?7/8/2008
  Q: i have a female pygmy, fawn, that is about 3 or 4 months old. when i first got her about two months ...
  A: I'm really sorry you are having such a hard time with your goats- You are going to have to ...
Keeping goats with horses7/7/2008
  Q: I have been reading here that goats can combine with horses well. I have 2 horses on a very varied ...
  A: Yes most horses will get along with goats, you will have to watch they don't kick the goats though ...
nanny goat with triplets7/7/2008
  Q: Our nanny goat gave birth to three kids. All three seemed healthy and strong. The are 4 days old as ...
  A: I'm So sorry about your baby. Usually on Very rare occasion a mom will boot one kid BUT you would ...
CAE Goat7/7/2008
  Q: I have an obie goat up here in Northern NH that is 2 1/2 years old. Last year when it was time to ...
  A: Use aspirin or vet prescribed Banamine for pain and swelling- aleve, advil, and tylenol etc should ...
goat in pain7/7/2008
  Q: can you give your goat pain medicine? if so what?
  A: Aspirin. a 325mg aspirin for an adult goat or a baby aspirin for a young goat- no tylenol, no advil ...
3mo old boer cross w/runny poops7/7/2008
  Q: I have a female 3 mo old boer cross with runny poops. She is about 20 lbs. She is too weak to ...
  A: Too weak to stand does not sound good at all- how much Ivomec Plus did you give her today? (I would ...
Valbazen7/7/2008
  Q: Can you tell us what the true facts are about giving Valbazen to pregnant does that are 2 months ...
  A: General rule of thumb is no white dewormer is safe for pregnant does, including Valbazen. That ...
i was just wondering7/6/2008
  Q: that is if they must be pregnate to produce milk
  A: yes they do have to become pregnant to produce milk- On rare occasion you will have a precocious ...
4 week old won't eat7/6/2008
  Q: My 4-week old male Lamancha mix just refused his bottle. I was so shocked because he loves feeding ...
  A: I doubt the water soaked bottles have anything to do with this. ;) (One less thing to worry about ...
sick goat7/6/2008
  Q: The pigme goat is 7-8yrs,and has very large teats. They hang down in a large sack manner and make it ...
  A: The only thing I can think of for you to do is to fashion a "bra" of sorts for her. Let me check ...
treating ticks7/6/2008
  Q: Today I found a couple ticks on my goats which are 4 months old. What should I use to treat them? I ...
  A: I would pick the ticks off and then apply Ivomec Pour on at the rate of 1cc/25lbs down the backline ...
Rufus7/6/2008
  Q: sincerely Glenda,
  A: Additional: I looked in my files to see if I had something other than this post and I find ...
URINARY PROBLEM7/6/2008
  Q: WE ARE IN SW VIRGINIA. HAVE A SMALL SIZED PET NOT CASTRATED MALE GOAT APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS OLD. ...
  A: At the risk of scaring you or sounding harsh- you need to get this boy to a vet ASAP even if you ...
castration7/5/2008
  Q: Can you safely castrate a goat that is 2 1/2 years old? and if so how
  A: Depending on the size of his testicles and if they can fit into an elastrator band one then the ...
4 wk old kid with mange7/5/2008
  Q: I have a 4 wk old Nigerian Dwarf kid that is being bottle fed. She developed ear mange. Vet had me ...
  A: I am SO sorry for your mishap- 4 weeks old is awfully young to have such a scare. Let me make sure I ...
I'm not sure if my goat has scourns7/4/2008
  Q: I have had my pygmy goat for about two months. He was about a year old when i got him. I recently ...
  A: What is he eating? Sounds like a dietary issue with the color of the scours. I need to know when he ...
Sick Nanny with Babies7/4/2008
  Q: This nanny has two babies about 1 week old. She is not eating, doesn't seem to have much milk, and ...
  A: You can deworm her now, what are the babies eating? if mom is not feeding them you need to take over ...
care & feeding7/4/2008
  Q: well not sure where or what to ask but here goes, Yesterday one of the guys that work for my husband ...
  A: Bless your heart for taking him in! Hay will be his main diet- never moldy and nice fresh grass hay ...
goat horn7/4/2008
  Q: im new with goats so it has been a learning experince so far. one of my goats got scared today and ...
  A: Not really much you can do except watch it and make sure it doesn't get infected- if he is tame and ...
Boar goat doe vaginal bleeding7/4/2008
  Q: Hey about a 7 days ago we were rounding up our goats to worm them and one of our does ran from us ...
  A: When was this doe bred? Early abortion would have vaginal bleeding and because of the small fetus ...
sick goat7/3/2008
  Q: last pm my goat wouldn't eat and she was limping with one utter swollen(this is a non milking goat ...
  A: I am a bit confused on the milk situation- you mention you milked her out a bit and the milk was ...
goat sneezes -cud blows out nose7/3/2008
  Q: My 2 yr.old Nig. Dwarf wether has been sneezing frequently since last winter, until his cud would ...
  A: Sounds to me like a perforated septum possibly caused by bot flies or injury and when it is ...
Parasite Question7/2/2008
  Q: Around his tail and anal area he has about 3 bare spots. They seem to be itchy to him. The spots ...
  A: I would say you need to get a skin scraping from him to have a vet test to see which skin disorder ...
registration7/2/2008
  Q: I have 2 Nubian goats(one male and one female). They are 5 months old. I live in western ...
  A: Only goats who are from registered stock can be registered. You should have gotten paperwork from ...
Lice7/2/2008
  Q: V.
  A: You are far better off using a product called (Ivomec) Ivermectin Pour on as a pour on down the ...
CL confusion7/2/2008
  Q: I live in lower mid-Michigan and have, at present, 8 goats. My pb LaMancha doe, Coffee (around 3 ...
  A: CL is a contagious disease that will remain in the soil for a very long time and can and will ...
Bathing pygmy goats for 4-H show7/2/2008
  Q: I'm concerned about giving our pygmy goats a bath before taking them to the 4-H fair. We were ...
  A: As long as you do this on a warm day and keep her out of the wind and dry her completely I think it ...
Rufus 18 month weatherd boer7/2/2008
  Q: Rufus has been sick for 5 months he has been to New Bolten animal hospital in PA for 9 days. Came ...
  A: The only thing I can come up with hearing the length of illness and condition he is in, have you ...
sick female goat7/2/2008
  Q: I appreciate your time. My female goat is about 10 years old. For about a week she has not been ...
  A: I just found this note in the "feedback section"- in order for me to get the follow up responses ...
nubian goat question7/1/2008
  Q: I have one 1 year old doe. I recently bought a 4 month old buck and put him with her in a 4 acre ...
  A: Could be a couple things, Either he is nursing from her and she is letting him (He is 4 months old ...
Decoquinate and milking goats7/1/2008
  Q: I have a doe that I am milking but she had been on a medicated food. She has been off this food now ...
  A: According to the NADA for Deccox, no milk withdrawl is needed. goatlady Goat-Link.com (Messages ...
6 month old meat goats6/30/2008
  Q: i have been giving her 1 teaspoon of peptobismol 2 times a day and she is about 90 pounds. this has ...
  A: Probably shaving her and bathing her was not a choice I would have done, not at all sure why this ...
2nd birth???6/30/2008
  Q: A friend of mine has a goat that got almost as wide as she was long while she was pregnant so they ...
  A: Is this a pygmy goat we are talking about? If so they are naturally round - even the boys look ...
Weaning Bottle Fed Goat Babies6/30/2008
  Q: We have been bottle feeding our baby LaMancha goats since they were 2 weeks old. I was wondering ...
  A: Bottle babies are weaned much like dam raised kids- around 4 months old or so depending on the kids. ...
Weak ankles6/29/2008
  Q: I bought a couple of goat kids a few years ago. Last year I bred them. One (Gracie) got sore ...
  A: These articles written by a gal in Texas is the best information I have at hand of this particular ...
breeding6/29/2008
  Q: Still new to the goat business, I'm assuming that I can't breed my does until they have quit ...
  A: It is best on the does to have weaned their kids and allowed to dry up for 2 months after ...
Pgmy goat with Diarrhea6/28/2008
  Q: We just got two kids yesterday they were checked by a vet before we brought them home. today one has ...
  A: Even though the vet checked them for disease, the scouring is a symptom that MUST be addressed as ...
Goat veterinary care6/28/2008
  Q: I'm considring getting some goats as pets. This question may seem irreponsable but I would like to ...
  A: If you are just considering getting goats as pets, there will be less expense for you herd wide as ...
loose stools6/28/2008
  Q: i have a mama goat bout 7 years old had loose stools , wormed her but she got no better did a stool ...
  A: I know it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Scouring (what they call loose stools in goat lingo) is a ...
1 month old buckling down6/27/2008
  Q: Our month old nubian buckling was lying down with his nose is the dirt. I brought him to the house ...
  A: Sami, Is there any possibility that he has some grain stuck in his throat? Is he able to stand ? ...
Can baby doe have milk from mom who has mastitis?6/27/2008
  Q: My lamancha doe had her first kid four days ago. One side of her udder is hard, lumpy, big, and ...
  A: I have never heard this before- but I do not think I wold feed the baby goats infected milk because ...
possible pregnancy6/27/2008
  Q: i have a mini silky doe that was born 11/7 - so she is almost 8 months old - i just noticed ...
  A: Have you felt her underbelly for baby movement? Was she with a buck 4-5months ago? A doe can be a ...
sickgoat6/27/2008
  Q: She is probably a year old maybe a little older but she eats and drinks if you pick her up.she's ...
  A: Has she been dewormed? I will bet this is the problem, it will make them very weak and can be fatal ...
Mandy is picking up - slowly!!6/26/2008
  Q: just to update you, I found a different vet who has put her on long acting oxytet. after giving her ...
  A: Good News on her getting better!!!! But even if she was dewormed before moving, do it again, ...
serum pocket on knee6/26/2008
  Q: I have a goat with a serum pocket on his knee - he's a January baby and will show at our fair this ...
  A: I think I would have my vet test her for CAE- here is an inclusive article written on the subject- ...
Nubian buckling back leg problems6/25/2008
  Q: Our Nubian doe birthed 2 bucklings last evening. One stood right away the second seems to have ...
  A: As long as he is eating and peeing and pooping then the leg you can work with- I would stand him up ...
staph in goats6/25/2008
  Q: I am thinking about buying a goat who is rather old,but really friendly. its owners just want to ...
  A: Are you sure it is a staph infection? Was it diagnosed by a vet? here is the most useful article ...
My goat swollowed a piece of rubber6/25/2008
  Q: It's Anett again Little guy is doing great but I did something really stupid tonight and need your ...
  A: Was it the prichard teat with the yellow ring on the red nipple? If we are lucky it will just pass ...
Young female goat w/injured leg6/25/2008
  Q: I have a young female Nubian goat. I put a side of old fencing in her pen and leaned it up against ...
  A: First let me tell you - no ibuprofen for goats - no advil no tylenol, nothing other than real ...
off colour boer nanny - again!6/24/2008
  Q: its me again - our Mandy seems to be making a VERY slow recovery. She is eating, but still without ...
  A: Yes do the worming now and then start your 10 days from now- Check All of these for your meds- : ...
sickly goat6/24/2008
  Q: My neighbors have a 1.5 year old mixed breed whether goat. The goat lives with three other goats ...
  A: Thin and Shaggy are the symptoms of either worms or copper deficiency or both- They may not have ...
baby goats6/24/2008
  Q: We have 2 baby goats born today and the mother wants nothing to do with them. Is it ok to give them ...
  A: Yes you can bottle feed them but try to get some milk from mom for the first 24 hours this is ...
Injured Goat6/24/2008
  Q: My 9-week old boer female caught herself in a rope on a round bale & was found hanging by the leg. ...
  A: How frightening for you and her- did you feel the shoulder joint or is it not up that high? Is she ...
Stella the goat6/24/2008
  Q: Stella is a pygmy goat. She is four years old female.She is the only goat we have she runs the ...
  A: Is this just the teat or is the udder half also enlarged? Have you checked for bites such as insect ...
Goat only has one teat on udder6/24/2008
  Q: I just bought a goat at auction. After getting her home, I noticed she only has one teat. She is ...
  A: She has only one teat on one side? no teat on the other side? Do the udder halves look different ...
faintning goats6/23/2008
  Q: can two fainting goats males live together if there are no females????
  A: Sure they can. I have a yard for my bucks- there are 20 of them together- all different breeds and ...
found a very sick little goat., need help!6/23/2008
  Q: we found a very very sick little goat on our way to church this past Thursday he was in the ditch. ...
  A: You are better off with Tylan200 antibiotic dripped in the eye for pink eye- use a syringe with no ...
Eye problems6/23/2008
  Q: Our goat, one of three at our horse barn, seemed to get a cloudy runny eye overnight, there are ...
  A: Sounds like classic Pink eye to me- I use Tylan200 dripped into the eye twice a day as long as the ...
wether problems6/23/2008
  Q: So I have two pet wethers and a full blood purebred registered nigerian dwarf doe that I keep with ...
  A: This particular boy has more testosterone going through his system than the other boy, possibly from ...
goat grinding teeth6/23/2008
  Q: My 10 month Nubian Buck is grinding his teeth which causes a froth to appear around his mouth. He ...
  A: yes he very well could have been stung or bitten- Any snakes there? What do you mean he wants to ...
Please help - sick goat6/22/2008
  Q: She won't eat her grain or hay but she does pick on grass, leaves, and tries to get at the pig and ...
  A: This does sound like worms and probable copper deficiency to me- do you have a loose mineral ...
goat with diarrhea6/22/2008
  Q: I have a an adult weathered goat that has diarrhea. About 3 weeks he was turned out into a larger ...
  A: What did you use to deworm with and what dosage did you use? Does his poop have a very pungent ...
Mommyless baby Goat6/22/2008
  Q: Well that sounds good. She does stand a lot of the time with her head down and tail down. What does ...
  A: If you have a digital thermometer- take her temperature rectally like you would for a child, a bit ...
Angora Goats6/21/2008
  Q: My Mom raises Angora goats and recently has had trouble with their horns breaking and crumbling off. ...
  A: The key here is feeding the "lamb" and kid feed- there is no such thing (in reality I know they ...
Baby goat who lost is mom6/21/2008
  Q: Please Help! I know NOTHING about goats except for what i have been reading on the net the last few ...
  A: Usually another doe will not take in a baby that is not theirs. I doubt mom fell down the hill, the ...
baby goat diarhea6/21/2008
  Q: My little girl baby goat is feeling better. She is taking a bottle now and has more energy. ...
  A: Good news on the baby! Her rectal temp is perfect. (101.5 to 103.5 normal) Some babies do make a ...
horns6/21/2008
  Q: We just aquired a year old Nigerian doe. She has pointed horns and we would like to know how far we ...
  A: Nigerians are wonderful goats- a small dairy goat with tons of personality. And a healthy breed. ...
Arianna prayers6/21/2008
  Q: I am a new goat owner recently my goat gave birth to a baby girl. The baby girl had been doing well ...
  A: Has the baby pooped? If not give an enema this can cause the gut to back up and go toxic and you ...
mastitis6/20/2008
  Q: You asked what I wormed the little wether with. I used Safeguard at twice the dosage for his ...
  A: Use half of the tube of Today or Tomorrow for one teat and then do NOT use the other half as it can ...
2yr old Nubian buck scours6/20/2008
  Q: Our 2 yr old nubian buck has had scours for about 3 days. I am not sure what to give him. He is in ...
  A: If Nothing has changed in his diet- Two things come to mind- Worms and coccidiosis I would deworm ...
question6/20/2008
  Q: I GOT A GOAT WITH FOUR MONTHS OLD AND IS WITH ME A MONTH. BUT RIGHT NOW HAS DIARRHEA AND I CAN SEE ...
  A: Get rid of the rabbit food- and don't worry about him not eating the grain. Good mold free clean ...
Is it bad to raise my goat like this?6/20/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old goat that I bottle fed. Its a male uncasterated as of yet. I don't have a ...
  A: The only thing I can add to this is you may end up wanting to get a second goat to keep him company ...
how long do goats stay in heat6/20/2008
  Q: We have 2 miniature female goats as pets and they are 3 years old and have lost their appetite ...
  A: Pygmy does can come into heat any time of year unlike the full size dairy goats and angora goat who ...
Goat skin cancer?6/19/2008
  Q: We have an eight year old Nigerian Dwarf ewe. She has kidded w/ twins for the fifth time this ...
  A: The best advice I can give you on this one is to have a vet do a skin scraping and culture to see ...
boer nanny now ?bloat6/19/2008
  Q: have tried to get through again but seem to have disappeared into cyberspace!!! I am now really ...
  A: The 2 Most important things here I would do is 1. treat for pneumonia tylan200 1cc/25lbs Sub Q ...
off colour boer nanny6/18/2008
  Q: sorry so caught up in pooor old Mandy forgot to say thank you so very much for your answer, its such ...
  A: Sorry about not getting back to you sooner- Severe thunderstorms prevented the internet connection ...
Buckling6/18/2008
  Q: We have a buckling that was born in March. Once while I was looking him over he scrunched up and ...
  A: Does he hunch up almost looking like a dog who is pooping with front and back feet close together? ...
goat nutrition6/18/2008
  Q: I have 2 dry nubian does, 2 dry pygmy does, 1 grade dry doe, and 1 pygmy wether. I have a few ...
  A: Your feeding program sounds very good and in winter the small amount of sweet feed they are getting ...
Runny Poop. Concern or Temp Problem6/18/2008
  Q: I have a few pygmy goats, 6 mos old. One has recently developed runny poop. Color Dark. Otherwise ...
  A: Does the poop have a very strong pungent odor? Does it look like pudding? What color are the inner ...
Best news ever ! :)6/18/2008
  Q: We went again today to the vet with the little guy to check his blood and guess what? HIS WHITE ...
  A: Oh Anett This is such WONDERFUL news!!! Now, no sheep feed for any of your goats- it does not have ...
baby goat with wet nose, boogers6/17/2008
  Q: I have 9-day-old twin goats. I just got them Friday evening. I bottle feed the male, but the ...
  A: She very well may have inhalation pneumonia- The previous owners may have accidentally gotten some ...
injured leg in week old nigerian kid6/17/2008
  Q: I have a week old kid who is limping on the back left leg and possibly the front left leg has been ...
  A: I would just watch her for now. Do you feel a break in the leg? She may have gotten stepped on and ...
goat poop6/17/2008
  Q: I have two Pygmy goats, both are about a year old. Their poop is not the little pellets it should ...
  A: Do they get any hay at all? They should even with pasture- at night they should have hay in their ...
babies when?6/16/2008
  Q: I have two female goats and one male I don't know when the girls were bred but I know they are ...
  A: I have a complete article on kidding on my website that tells you what to have on hand and how to ...
Goat stopped eating6/16/2008
  Q: He's "Older that he should be" according to a former owner. I know my friend had him when I moved ...
  A: The lump could be a gland, an infected tooth, or as you say a tumor. I would spend as much time ...
Laminitis after difficult delivery6/16/2008
  Q: .I did copy this from a group post..but this doe is still having a very hard time walking. She wants ...
  A: Before I get lost in the response I am confused by something you wrote: "She is getting the cayenne ...
more- Boer doe with stones or organ problem6/16/2008
  Q: I will call a couple of vets and ask about what I can get from an urinalaysis on the doe? I hope my ...
  A: how much water is she taking in per day? She needs at least a gallon - Please do get a hold of a vet ...
Goats neck6/16/2008
  Q: What are the hanging skin things on goats necks and what are they for?
  A: They are called wattles and have absolutely no purpose other than to adorn the neck. Any breed can ...
Decoquinate6/16/2008
  Q: I have a question about a medication in feed. We have a 5 month old Pygmy doe, and two old gals(4 ...
  A: First of all do you have a coccidiosis problem at your farm? Sometimes feeding a preventative will ...
tail between legs6/16/2008
  Q: Last week we had triplet nigerian dwarfs born. The runt seemed to be doing OK, but the last few ...
  A: You don't mention if this baby is being fed by it's mom or bottle fed and if bottle fed- eating ...
pygmy goat6/16/2008
  Q: our pygmy goat which is aprox almost 6 months old has swollen and hard testicles and it looks like ...
  A: He needs to get to the vet for probable surgery ASAP. This sounds like UC- Diagnosis Early ...
We got BEANS !!!!6/16/2008
  Q: We did the enema to the little guy today because I haven't seen him pooping anything yesterday or ...
  A: This is GREAT!!!!!!! This means he is digesting properly and eating some solids now. I will have to ...
baby goat6/16/2008
  Q: My doe just had triplets. Two girls and a boy. The boy was first. The middle kid has four nipples ...
  A: Oh My Gosh NO.. do not attempt to remove them- you do not know which ones will be the working ones. ...
Depressed Young Goat6/15/2008
  Q: I have a young Boer goat doe. She is about 4 months old. She has a normal temp. Her feces is ...
  A: Have you taken her rectal temperature? (anything over 104 is a definite fever) Summer pneumonia is ...
boer goat nanny "off colour"6/15/2008
  Q: I live in Wales in the UK, our land is good browsing, mixed vegetation. I have 3 part boer goats, ...
  A: I can appreciate you wanting to do as much organic as possible but unfortunately it is not always ...
more questions....6/15/2008
  Q: ) Little guy is even more lively today than days before, running with his sister, butting heads ...
  A: Possible the agricillin is not helping much, I resent the SMZ and Baytril information for you to ...
After Surgery Care and Concern6/14/2008
  Q: I woke up this morning to find my one year old pygmy with a large (bit smaller than a golfball ...
  A: I would keep an eye on him, try to get him up often and make him walk- watch his gait- take his ...
Questions about Sulfadimethoxazine with Trimethoprim6/13/2008
  Q: Little guy is doing fine, nursing well and playing around with his sister :) We are going to take ...
  A: I see 2 posts from you that I swear I answered but they still show here in the questions to ...
Coughing in Goats6/13/2008
  Q: After bringing my goats back home from being breed, they have developed a dry cough and hoarseness, ...
  A: That is WAY too much cydectin - she is giving you a dosage for Valbazen which is a great dewormer ...
Boer goat/eyes matted and will not eat.6/13/2008
  Q: We just recently got our boer baby. we have had it about a week.when we got it we were told that it ...
  A: I need more information on this- What is his rectal temperature? How long has he been sick? How much ...
pygmy goat6/13/2008
  Q: I have a new baby goat,she's 3 days old,and the mama was mean to her when she was born so I took her ...
  A: No this is not normal and not good- This is typical of baby goats being fed milk replacer- take ...
Newborn pygmy goat6/13/2008
  Q: Twin girl pygmy goats born 2 days ago. One is healthy and active. The other is nursing fine but . ...
  A: I think I would take her to the vet - the heart rate is high - how does it compare to her sister? ...
Newborn Goat with Front Legs Issues6/12/2008
  Q: My friend and I decided to breed our fainting goats. On Monday, June 9, 2008, her one female gave ...
  A: I have seen this from time to time (contracted tendons- mild or severe) and all you have to do is ...
Doe in trouble after kidding6/12/2008
  Q: I live in southwest VA. We have a pygmy goat that gave birth to 4 kids three days ago. One of the ...
  A: What is her rectal temperature? Did she have a hard delivery? Did she pass her afterbirth? Has she ...
sick baby goat6/12/2008
  Q: This is my first attempt at Pygmy goats and I'm not doing too good. I just lost a 2 year old wether ...
  A: I'm sorry you lost your boy. His symptoms sound very much like pneumonia- no appetite, and laying ...
Boer/nubian poor quality coat6/11/2008
  Q: I noticed that a few of my boer/nubian crosses have very brittle hair that is standing somewhat on ...
  A: Three main things can cause this: 1. worms 2. lice 3. copper deficiency 1. If they are also thin ...
Kid goat with hurt hind leg6/11/2008
  Q: I have an 8 week old kid (billy) who injured his hind leg, it is not broken but he can not get up on ...
  A: Are you sure he injured his leg? What is it doing? This does not sound normal for a hurt even a ...
Miscarriage6/10/2008
  Q: We got our goats about a year and a half ago at the livestock auction and they were bought as pets ...
  A: I am SO very Sorry she lost the baby and it is SO pitiful when moms look for the baby who died- It ...
goat isn't eating6/10/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old Alpine that hasn't eaten in a few days. She's still drinking a lot of water, ...
  A: Oak leaves have tannin in them and can create a toxic situation but usually only if they eat a lot ...
Still questions....6/10/2008
  Q: ) My little guy is eating well etc. as I told you earlier and is also more active during the day. ...
  A: The white cell count would be up if there is infection in the system somewhere- So continue the ...
intestional bloat /entero update6/9/2008
  Q: this website would not let me get to my previous posting(intestional bloat) to give an update on ...
  A: I just wrote an answer to the previous post from you as I was without internet connection for ...
Nubian Urinary Problem6/9/2008
  Q: I am very concerned about one of our two (twins) Nubian wethers. The goats are primarily pets; used ...
  A: You should have the vet come back out and manipulate the cord from the penis to the testicles to ...
Intestinal bloat?6/9/2008
  Q: you have been so helpful to me for trying to pull my doe out of her illness, I wish I did not have ...
  A: She should be responding by now to the CD anti toxin and the gut should be repairing itself by now. ...
Boer baby6/9/2008
  Q: I recently purchased a baby Boer goat from a neighbor. The baby is a boy and was born 4/20. I don't ...
  A: He is approx 6 weeks old and will not show much interest in grain and when he does a small handful ...
goats6/8/2008
  Q: its been really hot lately and i didn't know if we could or not we are not taking them to a show and ...
  A: You do not mention what breed goat you are talking about- Angora goats? Usually the goats will ...
Nubian doe with buck like behavior6/8/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Nubian doe (Alma)that 4 days after near death from yew poisoning in March ...
  A: Sounds like she may have a cystic ovary - CYSTIC OVARIES: Doe Continues to come into heat every ...
3 month old pygmy6/8/2008
  Q: we have a 3 month old female that has been having problems with cystitis. Squatting, pee a little, ...
  A: When did she poop last? Have you tried an enema on her? What has she been eating? Do you have CD ...
Tetnus dose6/8/2008
  Q: Long story short... Baby goat dumped on my friends driveway 1 week after Easter, with a note saying ...
  A: I don't castrate mine until they are between 6 months of age to allow for the urethra to develop. I ...
pygmy goats itchy6/8/2008
  Q: I live in western WA and have 2 pygmy goat females that are due to have babies any day now. They ...
  A: I would use Ivermectin POUR ON, a blue liquid that you use directly on the back bone and this is one ...
Banding male kids6/8/2008
  Q: What would be the oldest age that I can band my male kids? I've read that up to 6 weeks is safe; is ...
  A: I band my boys at about 6 months of age or before if they live with sisters or young herd mates ...
hard udder on first time mother goat6/8/2008
  Q: Annie a first time mother goat gave birth to two kids who died in the first 2 days. Her udder is ...
  A: I don't know if you are a new goat owner so forgive me if I am telling you things that you already ...
goat ate too much6/8/2008
  Q: I came home today and my four goats had gotten out of their pasture and into the feed room. They ...
  A: If you have vitamin B complex on hand or better yet Fortified Vitamin B complex on hand (the ...
cracked horn6/7/2008
  Q: On of my pygmy wethers has a horn that is severely cracked near the tip. I fear that one of these ...
  A: How long are the horns and how far down from the tip is the break? If you have horns that are say 4 ...
my pigmy again6/7/2008
  Q: hey its me again i promise the last time.:) well i listened to his stomach and did reserch on goat ...
  A: A goat's stomach will always be a bit larger on the left side after they have eaten as this is where ...
goat milking but not pregnant?6/6/2008
  Q: I have a female goat(brown short hair) and she is about 3 yrs old. Her udders, only one udder I ...
  A: this could be mastitis and the only way to know is by testing her milk with a simple test you can ...
Feeding baby goats6/6/2008
  Q: I have a nanny that had 4 babies today and 1 dead at birth, however the nanny only has 2 tits and 1 ...
  A: I have to be quick- storm coming and I will not have internet connection soon- Go to my website and ...
pygmy companion...6/6/2008
  Q: We acquired an adorable 6-month old pygmy goat yesterday, when her owner had to move and can't take ...
  A: Just curious but when the family couldn't take her along why didn't they sell you another goat from ...
pygmy false pregnancy6/6/2008
  Q: I read with great interest the answer to your question regarding the false pregnancy in goats. I ...
  A: H Dawne, Have you tested her for mastitis? This is the first thing I would be doing-You can get a ...
my pigmy goat6/6/2008
  Q: because now his little belly is big i fed him vegetable oil and baking soda/water_ i tbsp of each. ...
  A: There are 2 kinds of bloat- and bloat is always going to look like the left side of the goat is much ...
rapist bucks?6/6/2008
  Q: Now I have an other mystery you to solve.... Yesterday evening after feeding my angoras in a big ...
  A: Quite possibly she had no cycle her first year because often angora does are not yet mature and ...
Update - a good one! :)6/5/2008
  Q: ) Finally something good to report! This is the thirth day with the coccidia medicine and ...
  A: This is such wonderful news! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear this! The tail and ears up is a ...
baby goat problem6/5/2008
  Q: My lil guy is approx.3 1/3 weeks old. Bottle feeding him goat milk and eating grass around the ...
  A: A dry nagging cough could be either lungworm or allergy from a dusty environment - dry dusty days- ...
Update6/4/2008
  Q: Well we went to the vet today and after examining him from outside my vet didn't think the x-ray is ...
  A: I think this is a good sign that he is pooping- I think I would wait and see if it clears up on ...
Pooping but not beans....6/3/2008
  Q: I have that goat/sheep Dyne so we started to give it to him last night mixed with pedialyte, then ...
  A: Great News on the poop and activity! It was probably due to the Soy Oil in the Dyne. I think I ...
goats6/3/2008
  Q: I am considering buying a goat, I have a fenced yard that is barb wire and two horses, would this ...
  A: If you are going to buy a goat please consider getting 2 as goats are very social animals and are ...
Birhting6/3/2008
  Q: A friend of mines new dwarf goat had a kid this morning( at around 10:00). She still looks very ...
  A: How is she doing today? I imagine she was passing her afterbirth and then eating it which is ...
amount of ivermectin pour on 5mg per ml (blue liquid)6/3/2008
  Q: i have a 1 month old pygmy and a 3 month old pygmy goat.they are eating and pooping fine. i was told ...
  A: I use 1cc/25lbs topically (rounding up) but for little kids I use about 1/2 to 3/4cc dribbled down ...
boer goats loosing there voices!6/3/2008
  Q: I have a herd of around 30 boer goats in Florida. A few days ago i noticed that two of my does had ...
  A: If the goats have not been ill and coughing or talking a lot, I would think this would be from dust ...
Supplement question6/3/2008
  Q: ( forgot to ask earlier...) I have this kind of supplement called "Dyne goat and sheep" ...
  A: Dyne is a good product but I would get the regular Dyne and not the one for sheep and goats because ...
pygmy goat urinating problem6/2/2008
  Q: I live in Chattanooga, TN and own 3 pygmy goats and have just toady noticed that one has been a ...
  A: He sounds like he has Urinary Calculi and without a vet this can be fatal-You need to get him to a ...
Goat problems6/2/2008
  Q: I have two female goats and they are about 1yr old. They have been around the family from about 4 ...
  A: How old are the kids and how many are there? The hair standing up is a sign of anger or ...
goat won't get on stand again...6/2/2008
  Q: ok, we did some sleuthing and noticed the stanchion top was a bit low for her, asked our goat lady ...
  A: Sounds like something is really got her either scared or for some reason she is being a brat. (It ...
Boer in Labor6/2/2008
  Q: I have a boer doe that is in labor. She is demonstrating all the signs (ligaments gone, bagging up, ...
  A: You sound like you know what you are looking for and that something is amiss- Sounds to me like a ...
Question on my bottle fed goat6/2/2008
  Q: I am now bottle feeding a 10 day old nigerian dwarf goat. My questions is when should I put on the ...
  A: Castration will not be needed for a few months but disbudding needs to be done before the horn ...
sick baby goat6/1/2008
  Q: about 3 weeks ago I purchased a 6 week old alpine baby. He was put on formula and had been doing ...
  A: I have an article on Bottle Feeding baby Goats on my website http://Goat-Link.com you may want to ...
After delivery and C&D/T6/1/2008
  Q: Our 15 month old Nubian gave birth on 5/30 this evening I noticed some blood around her tail area, ...
  A: If the blood is minimal this could be normal small tearing of the vaginal opening- if heavy bleeding ...
newborn kid weak with fever6/1/2008
  Q: We have five day old twins from a first time mother. We discovered that they were born in the ...
  A: I suspect she may not have pooped enough? This sounds like she could have enterotoxemia from eating ...
my pigmy goat6/1/2008
  Q: he seems hungry but i dont want to over feed him . I am using timothy hay as suggested by some ...
  A: Is this baby still on a bottle? Not much grain right now and because he is a wether never much ...
Possible mange in pygmy goat mother5/31/2008
  Q: old mommy and her then 4 wk. old doeling. We have treated them both with injection based dewormer ...
  A: I don't know what dewormer you used and at what dosage you gave it to her- (for complete ...
2-week old pygmy goat has diarrhea and doesn't want to eat5/30/2008
  Q: we have been bottle feeding a 2-week old male pygmy goat for the last 5 days, giving him MannaPro ...
  A: Yes formula is the same as replacer- do not use it.. I have a GREAT Baby Goat section on my website ...
Update5/30/2008
  Q: ) Wanted to let you know that the little guy nursed today two times within an hour by himself and ...
  A: Ok read the GOOD NEWS! SO happy he is interested in nursing from mom and even HAPPIER than mama ...
goat mange5/29/2008
  Q: My question is- I have a goat herd of 7 billy goats(all casterated). In March i noticed on 2 of ...
  A: Ivomec Pour on is what I use for lice and mites- use it as a pour on at the rate of 1cc/20lbs - I ...
12 week baby goat5/29/2008
  Q: I noticed the runny stools about 3 days ago and gave her some baking soda, also gave her an ...
  A: Hold off on the water bottles, this "can' cause a red blood cell issue where the red cells break ...
baby pygmy with lump on neck5/29/2008
  Q: The baby i asked you about before... Im sure it doesnt look like a wattle as i have a goat here ...
  A: a Good mineral mix is probably not a bad idea especially since she is on grass hay- make sure it ...
Having trouble weaning baby goat5/29/2008
  Q: We have a baby goat that is almost 7 weeks. He has been bottle fed from birth. He will not eat the ...
  A: He is too young to really eat yet as his rumen is not developed enough to rely on food- He is doing ...
Pygmy goats kidding info5/29/2008
  Q: I got a goat given to me she is a pygmy in has a large udder in just in the last few days her bag ...
  A: Get your kidding kit ready it sounds like you are going to be a goat mom- These are typical signals ...
Vaginal Bleeding5/28/2008
  Q: My pygmy doe gave birth on 5/23/08 and today 5/28/08 she has thick, dark vaginal bleeding. I have ...
  A: Is this your first goat who has had kids? If so and you are not familiar with the vaginal ...
using Lactated Ringers5/28/2008
  Q: you mentioned in a past post about needing to learn to use the lactated ringers solution for a goat ...
  A: Not sure why you are giving her the antibiotics and yes they will wreak havoc in the gut - You ...
It's Anett again - update5/28/2008
  Q: ) Please ignore my earlier question about the right medication. I finally understood what it should ...
  A: Great the vet came by! And even better that you got the correct CD ANTItoxin medicine for him and ...
If you are near by now...please let me know these asap.... (thank you)5/28/2008
  Q: I gave that wrong antitoxin...stupid me :( I am so new with everything and as you might noticed, ...
  A: I thin this was the post before the one where you got the vet to give you the correct medicine- so I ...
correction (kid in bad chape) and dewormer question5/28/2008
  Q: I gave that Tetanus antitoxin under the skin, not IM like I said. Also would like to know which ...
  A: CD ANtitoxin- not tetanus Antitoxin as I wrote on the note before this one- ;) I have a great ...
is my goat sick????5/28/2008
  Q: I have a two and a half month old pygmy goat male, yesterday i noticed that he had a runny noise ...
  A: Taylor, I am SO Sorry about your little buck! Here is an article that is pretty explanatory on ...
EVEN MORE about kid in bad shape5/27/2008
  Q: We just did enema with my hubby. I wasn't sure how much is "little water" so I put 10cc doses in and ...
  A: Good on the enema, I usually squirt enough in until it starts to come out and then wait for the ...
Pregnant goat with breathing problems died5/27/2008
  Q: I have been checking her every couple hours. The last time i checked her she was standing in her ...
  A: I'm SO SO sorry. Did you have the vet come and check her? from previous post:(The babies could be ...
goat worming5/27/2008
  Q: Just wondering if you can use Ivermec cattle pour on for worming goats orally? If so what is the ...
  A: No it will not work, it is an Excellent delouser for goats and even though it is a dewormer as well, ...
goat diarrhea5/27/2008
  Q: I have a 14 month old full blood Boer buck. Excellent bloodlines. He is currently in a pen with 2 ...
  A: This has to be digestive. If he were mine, I would 1. Deworm him again using Ivomec PLUS injected. ...
kefir5/27/2008
  Q: I'm not sure if I am asking the right person, but can I still make kefir if I have frozen raw goats ...
  A: I'm really not sure, I know that thawed goat milk can separate some and I have used it for cheese ...
Banding and Buckish Behavior5/27/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old wether that was banded at around 4 and a half months. I banded my self and ...
  A: Sometimes the wethers get all confused - he will not actually be able to do what a buck does but he ...
MORE .........about "Angora kid in bad shape"5/27/2008
  Q: it is appreciated! I have to confess that my first message was a copy of the one I sent few days ...
  A: Your explanation is very thorough and it makes it easier to "see" from here what may be happening, ...
horn pulled off?5/27/2008
  Q: When I checked on my goats I noticed that one of them has pulled (or something) her horn off. It is ...
  A: Did you get the bleeding stopped? Cayenne pepper right on the injury will stop the bleeding quick- ...
Angora kid in bad shape5/27/2008
  Q: Last Monday morning when I went to the barn I noticed that one of the seven angora kids ( between ...
  A: My question is....could you please tell me which of these things you personally think is the most ...
Coughing Goats5/27/2008
  Q: my goats are coughing. I have given them LA200 and Penicilin, but the cough just continues to ...
  A: l When did you deworm them last? Could very well be lungworm- OR Allergy OR Summer Pneumonia ...
pregnant nanny5/26/2008
  Q: We have a 1 yr old nanny who we think is pregnant. Our billy was riding here alot in Dec. and Jan. ...
  A: Don't mess with her teats much - and make sure you wash them with alcohol or teat spray after as you ...
Goat horn Cracked about 3-4 " from head5/25/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy goat about 14 years old & she cracked looks like maybe all the way around it ,not ...
  A: the horn broke 3 or 4 inches from the head or 3 fourths of an inch from the head? If 3 to 4 inches ...
overdue goat5/25/2008
  Q: I bred my Nigerian dwarf/Toggenburg doe back in December to a Nigerian dwarf buck and she should've ...
  A: Are you absolutely sure she was bred on those dates? OR could she have been mounted and not actually ...
Pregnant goat with breathing problems5/24/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that is due anytime. The male was put in with them in December. She has seemed ...
  A: The other does that kidded who did not act this way- were they also pygmy goats or another breed? I ...
Overdue Goats5/24/2008
  Q: We put 4 does in with our buck Dec. 1. Two of the does kidded at the end of April, just when we ...
  A: If the babies are dead I would think the does would be getting septic by now and acting sick. Have ...
How long does early labour last?5/24/2008
  Q: I have two does due to kid at any time. They are both losing white mucous and one is displaying ...
  A: Anywhere between an hour to few Long hours usually- some a day but IF you see the water "balloon" ...
goat type5/23/2008
  Q: We are having a hard time figuring out if it is a pygmy or just a kid. Any sure fire ways to find ...
  A: The best way to determine approx age is by the teeth- I have a diagram on my website (along with a ...
two sick does5/23/2008
  Q: We did not worm them after they kidded...will for sure do that in the future. Wow, I had no idea ...
  A: I Becky, It could be that more of the hormones are released with twins- certainly more of the doe's ...
two very sick does, massive weight loss5/22/2008
  Q: I'm in need of some help. My husband and I have several Boer goats in Florida. We had several does ...
  A: I'm very sorry about the losses you have endured - what kind of Ivomec did you use? Paste, Liquid? ...
goat showing5/22/2008
  Q: Thankfully, it cleared up before she kidded. She kidded safely, had a little buck, which we had to ...
  A: Good to hear her scouring cleared up but why did you have to put the little buckling down? I'm very ...
our new milker doesn't like her stand5/22/2008
  Q: WE got our sweet oberhasli milker Amy from a reputable goat couple, she is sweet and placid and ...
  A: Are you milking her from the same side as her previous owners did? This makes a huge difference to ...
full udders in a non-pregnant goat5/22/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old female goat that has full udders. We do not milk her and she is not pregnant. ...
  A: There is a possiblity that it is mastitis even though she is not milking. I think I would get a ...
goats5/22/2008
  Q: should you give goats vitamins and what kind?
  A: Yes they do need minerals available to them-The information for the most popular goat mineral ...
Ill Doeling5/20/2008
  Q: I have a 7 week old bottle fed doeling who this morning is not feeling well. She is breathing ...
  A: First take her rectal temperature- anything above 103.5 if fever-anything below 100 she is losing ...
Boer Goats5/20/2008
  Q: We have just had 4 new kids born, two mammas. One of the female kids has poop stuck to her bottom ...
  A: Some moms don't keep the baby butts clean and this is not an unusual problem we all go through it. ...
Swollen glands in baby pygmy goats5/19/2008
  Q: I have three two week old pygmy nany goats that were born with swollen glands in their necks. The ...
  A: This may be milk goiter- The best resource I have seen on this is here: ...
Separating buck and doe before birth5/19/2008
  Q: We have purchased a buck and doe and she is about the deliver. Should we separate them now before ...
  A: It depends on how he acts with her and how big the place is where she will kid- I have had boys ...
Pygmy Goat Neck Lumps5/18/2008
  Q: I have three ten year old pygmy goats, two does and a wether. One doe and the wether have developed ...
  A: What do you mean they change location? What do they eat during the week? Could they be CL lumps? I ...
My Pygmy Goat false preg.5/18/2008
  Q: My Pygmy Goat(6 years old) udder is hard and large.We figured false preg.been about 1-2 months.It's ...
  A: This sounds like it could be mastitis. Did your vet mention this to you? There is something that can ...
Goat hair loss5/17/2008
  Q: i have two Nubian goats that are losing the fur on their backs and one of them is also losing fur ...
  A: There are SO many variables for hair loss. Without seeing the goats myself It is hard to make a ...
Goats5/17/2008
  Q: How much do goats cost and how much room do goats need?
  A: That is a loaded question. I t all depends on where you live, the price of hay, if you have pasture ...
my feed store ran out of Merrick's SuperKid milk replacer....5/17/2008
  Q: Help! My feed store ran out of Merrick's SuperKid milk replacer and won't have any in for about a ...
  A: Changing over to whole cows milk from the grocery store is your best bet- try to do it gradually ...
Pregnant boer doe5/16/2008
  Q: Out boer doe is due May 23, could she be in the early stages of labor? I have not seen any ...
  A: I just sent you the kidding information but in addition I am sending this excellent article written ...
Pregnant boer due on May 235/16/2008
  Q: Could our Boer doe be in the early stages of labor? She will eat but wants to lie down. I saw her ...
  A: Here is part of an article on kidding I wrote from my website http://Goat-Link.com (to read the ...
pygmy goat is not drinking/debuding ?5/16/2008
  Q: from south western PA i have a 3 month old pygmy male goat, temp normal, eating 1-2 cups of blue ...
  A: you and that baby have been through a lot. Ok. You do have your work cut out for you. First of all ...
sours on the rear5/16/2008
  Q: I have a month and half old buck that has bleeding sours, and blisters on his rear(tail area). His ...
  A: The only thing considering the circumstances I can think of is some bug or tick that got on him and ...
Angora goat skin condition5/15/2008
  Q: I have an angora goat (wether) who is about 3 years old. He was shorn a few weeks later than usual ...
  A: Lice so not typically just go away with shearing. I use a product called Ivomec PourOn down the back ...
discharge5/15/2008
  Q: my 3 mo.old female pygmy goat has a sort of milky looking discharge coming from her urinary ...
  A: Is this kind of a glob of whitish translucent discharge sort of stuck on her vaginal area? Tail ...
baby goat5/15/2008
  Q: We have a 5 week old female Alpine 7 pounds. When she was born she was smaller than a Toy dog and ...
  A: You must be somewhere between Visalia/Tulare and Selma? Anyway first of all take her off the milk ...
Feeding Goats5/15/2008
  Q: We purchased 2 doeling Boer goats (2 1/2 months old). They have had all their vaccinations ...
  A: That is a lot for 2 1/2 month old goats to be eating- and they cannot eat just grain or sweet feed ...
question about my goat5/15/2008
  Q: I have a Nubian goat who just had her first and only kid on 4-20-08, everything has been fine. ...
  A: Diarrhea in goats (scours) is a symptom that something is wrong and most typically the first things ...
Feeding Pygmy Kids5/15/2008
  Q: I have two three month old pygmy kids (doe and wether). I have 2nd cut hay and goat food (pellet ...
  A: Free choice hay, limit the grain (goat pellets) to about 2-3TBSP twice a day. Free choice loose ...
sick mama goat5/14/2008
  Q: We have a female goat (not sure of breed) who gave birth to a healthy baby 4/17/08. Baby is fine ...
  A: Antibiotcis will not hurt the baby- ;) Now, what is mom doing besides hanging head? What is her ...
butting goat5/14/2008
  Q: I have a pet goat that was very friendly until she had a kid (that is now eight weeks old). The ...
  A: Right now she is acting as normal as any mom goat would do- this is not a bad behavior you ...
Bleeding Nanny after 1 wk of giving birth5/14/2008
  Q: Hey there, we are new to the Boer goat business and we have had 2 wonderful births, one goat had 3 ...
  A: If this is reddish and no real odor to it- it is perfectly normal. If it is brownish and has a ...
goat not eating after bloat5/14/2008
  Q: A 12 year old non-pregnant doe bloated on pasture 5 days ago. She was given therabloat and mineral ...
  A: Im about to lose connection due to storms here- But here is an article on enterotoxemia for you to ...
worming goats5/13/2008
  Q: hi i have a herd fo 25 pygmy goats ranging in age of 2 weeks and 4 years old and i am wondering what ...
  A: Ivomec Plus injectable is the equivalent to Valbazen for what parasites it will kill effectively- ...
goat pregnancy5/13/2008
  Q: How will i know if my goat is pregnant what are the signs.
  A: It depends on how early you are looking to know- directly after breeding is difficult but if the ...
Problem with weak kid5/12/2008
  Q: I live in GA and a month ago my 75% Boer doe gave birth to twins, male and female. My doe had no ...
  A: I'm very sorry of your loss- What are (were) you feeding the baby who died and the brother? How ...
milking5/12/2008
  Q: We would like to get a couple of Nigerian Dwarf does, to use for a milk goat. We are a couple who ...
  A: Yes you sure can, but don't miss a day- you will get about 2/3 the amount of milk you would get ...
recently got 4 baby goats that we are bottle feeding5/12/2008
  Q: Recently my father bought 4 baby goats for my sons. We were told they range in age from 3 days to 1 ...
  A: Congratulations on your babies- these babies are now between 4 weeks old and 5weeks old (approx) ...
sick kid?5/12/2008
  Q: I'm asking this question for my neighbor who just brought home an approx 10 week old baby goat. She ...
  A: Can you send more information? Hard to guess anything with so little to go on.. what is she ...
Sick goat5/10/2008
  Q: My husband has a seemingly sick female pygmy goat, approx. 5 years old. He hasn't taken her temp. ...
  A: You mentioned giving the goat her dewormer in her food - not sure what dewormer you are using but if ...
my goat is in her last month of pregnancy5/9/2008
  Q: ok my goat sugar is in her last month of her pregnancy and i was wondering what are some sines to ...
  A: Here is part of my article on goat kidding- The Time is Near: Ok.. So now you are looking at your ...
sick kid5/9/2008
  Q: One week old buckling, Alpine. Rectal temp - 103. Ruminating - no. Location - Idaho. Bowel function ...
  A: Give him an enema right away- what is his rectal temp?- this will get the garbage out of his ...
new goats5/9/2008
  Q: i am going to be bringing some young babies around 3-4 mos ol d into herd. are there any vaccines ...
  A: Always quarantine new goats no matter where they come from or how old they are. Less problems just ...
2 week old baby nubian not eating as much5/8/2008
  Q: I have a 2 week old baby Nubian that I got at a day old. She has been eating fine from the bottle ...
  A: 5 to 103.5') she may have a touch of pneumonia which will decrease the appetite- I have seen many ...
New Pigmy Goat5/8/2008
  Q: Within 10 min. of arriving in their new home we had a major mishap in which my dog jumped in the pen ...
  A: I'm so sorry about this- how ever did the goats get out of the pen? Is the mom goat still alive? I ...
Billy goats as pets5/7/2008
  Q: Our pet goat gave birth today to a very sweet male goat. We keep our goats as pets only. What are ...
  A: The only problem I can see is when it comes to breeding season he will want to breed his mom. I ...
untamed goat about to kid5/7/2008
  Q: I acquired 3 goats...2 does and a buck. One doe is about to kid and she's not tame at all. I don't ...
  A: Hopefully she is already in a kidding stall or confined somehow? If not and you can do this- try to ...
sick goat5/7/2008
  Q: I have a fullblood boer nanny goat that I recently wormed. She is over 2 years of age. The wormer ...
  A: No it isn't normal, I fear she is severely anemic- while Safe-Guard is a good dewormer for kids- it ...
castrated goat shaking5/6/2008
  Q: we just had two 2yr. old pygmy goats castrated today. they are brothers living in San Diego, CA. The ...
  A: Sounds to me like he may be going into shock- you need to get hold of the vet for medication- ...
goat lady and gaunt goat5/6/2008
  Q: first of all, GoatLady, we live on a property in S.Oregon that used to be owned and run by 2 ...
  A: When were these goats dewormed last? with what and what dose? I have a full article that is very ...
goat skin5/6/2008
  Q: I have noticed my boer goat female has dry scales flaking off of her all over her head neck and ...
  A: This very well could be because of the temperature fluctuation. I would try giving her either some ...
GOAT MOLD?5/5/2008
  Q: I live in Wisconsin and run a dairy goat operation with about 130 goats. I noticed that one of my ...
  A: I think I would try some fungicide such as either a human jock itch/foot ointment or liquid and/or ...
disbudding 4 week old goats5/4/2008
  Q: I just got 2 (male and female) 4 week old pygmy goats that have not been disbudded. Is it too late ...
  A: If the little horn bud bumps are very small they can still be disbudded with a disbudding iron ...
weak front knees5/4/2008
  Q: I have a 2 wk old bottle fed boer buckling, being raised inside house . Live in WI Initially this ...
  A: what are you feeding him in his bottle? This sounds like Vitamin D deficiency (Rickets) or calcium ...
Nigerian kids with diarrhea5/4/2008
  Q: I am a new Nigerian Dwarf owner and live in east Georgia. I have 4 kids, 7 weeks old that I am ...
  A: Absolutely, they can and will get scours (what we call diarrhea in goats) with a change in diet. But ...
thinking of getting a goat or two5/3/2008
  Q: We are thinking of getting a pair of female goats for pets and also to help us cut some of our ...
  A: I don't know what you consider small, after you have had goats for awhile they all seem small to me. ...
Ivomec Pour On5/3/2008
  Q: At what age can this product be used safely. I have a one week old and two week old kids and found ...
  A: I have used it on my little bitties using a cotton ball with some on it and rubbing it on a couple ...
Hair loss5/3/2008
  Q: I just noticed today my 5 year old Nigerian doe (with nursing twin kids)is loosing her hair. She has ...
  A: Hair loss can be caused from a few different things- Lice, dermatitis, rubbing from going through a ...
Crackling kneecap5/2/2008
  Q: Our 4 year old Nigerian Dwarf goat gave birth to two beautiful doelings two days ago. The mom won't ...
  A: Sounds like she may have hurt it somehow- if you have banamine go ahead and give her an injection ...
1 day old pygmy goat5/2/2008
  Q: We have a one day old goat..the baby has a bowel movement that is like molassa and it is more orange ...
  A: This is fairly normal - maybe a bit more runny than normal but I would think it is due to the ...
bump on goats neck5/1/2008
  Q: I have recently acquired a pigmy goat, but I have noticed a little lump on the back of her neck. It ...
  A: Does this at all feel like there is something in it? If so do not mess with it. There are different ...
baby goat5/1/2008
  Q: Eating well out of bottle and trying to stand and taking several steps. So that's all good, but I ...
  A: Yes. It's called persistent urachus (Urachus – extands cranially from the definitive urinary ...
goat wound5/1/2008
  Q: my goat was recently attacked by a coyote and it left a 1/4" size puncture on his left shoulder. ...
  A: The first thing you want to do (right away) is to get some Tetanus ANTI toxin- not toxoid, I use the ...
1 day old baby pygmy5/1/2008
  Q: we have a newborn baby that the mother will not feed. when the baby was born we aren't sure if the ...
  A: Sometimes when a new mom has a baby you have to be in charge and do the best you can to get the baby ...
mixed pygmy goats5/1/2008
  Q: do you know of any rescue groups for goats in eastern nc?
  A: No I'm sorry I sure don't- Have yo tried calling your local SPCA? I found 2 websites for you to use ...
Hair loss4/30/2008
  Q: We have two Boar goats, does, that have about 25% hair loss. most of the loss is on the back and ...
  A: Have you checked for lice? Use a delouser such as Ivomec Pour on or a product called Cylence. Also ...
jumping goat4/30/2008
  Q: 2 yr old Nubian LaMancha cross doe, first freshening, healthy, going to be a good quality milker. ...
  A: This is the time of year for jumpers to jump - I have 5 myself right now. Taller fencing? I did ...
milk replacer4/30/2008
  Q: More of a follow up than a question. Two days ago you answered my concern about the "runt" size of ...
  A: Is she doing alright on the milk now? Were you successful in getting her to poop? Good head's up on ...
Pygmy goat broke tip of horn4/30/2008
  Q: I have a pygmy goat that has broken the tip (perhaps 1 1/2-2 in.) on her horn. The break is not ...
  A: If there is no blood go ahead and snip the tip off and you can file it with a heavy emory board - ...
mange4/30/2008
  Q: We are about 150 goats. Recently we have noticed hair loss and dry skin..seems to be starting on ...
  A: These are the first things that come to mind- Chorioptic Mange (treat using sprays or dips ...
coughing goat4/30/2008
  Q: would it hurt to use both the cydectin and ivomec??I fully agree with the vet being able to find the ...
  A: I think I'd wait a couple days to do the Ivomec- and yes if you can find someone to do an endoscopy ...
coughing goat4/29/2008
  Q: I have a pet goat with a bad cough. She has had 3 courses of antibiotics the last coupled with ...
  A: If this is a dry cough it very well could be lungworm- have you dewormed her lately? Also Depending ...
prolapse rectum4/29/2008
  Q: Can a goat live successfully with a prolapsed rectum, and is there a way to replace it? My baby ...
  A: If the instructions below didn't work, I think you need to call the vet and have it surgically ...
6wk grey wether goat4/29/2008
  Q: my goat has diarrhea what can i give it.
  A: I don't know how old this goat is or what the goat has eaten or when it has been dewormed last- or ...
baby goat can't poop4/29/2008
  Q: I tried giving baby an enema but it doesn't seem to be working am I doing something wrong. Can you ...
  A: I don't know what you are using or the size of the baby- Use what ever you have that will have a ...
LOUD goat... HELP4/29/2008
  Q: I have 2 pygmy goats which are mom and son. Mom is about 1 and a half and her son is 2 months old. I ...
  A: I know, this can and does get on your nerves- But usually it is the Nubian breed that hollers so ...
Mastitis Help in Arizona4/29/2008
  Q: Help,I am scared I am losing my best Alpine goat "Daisy". She gave birth to two health kids on ...
  A: Leanne GET her to the VET ASAP! She needs her udder removed! I just now woke to see this.. She has ...
Mother Rejecting One Twin4/29/2008
  Q: We have a first-time mother Boer goat that had twins two days ago. She will only care for the first ...
  A: Sometimes this happens and sometimes we just cannot figure out why- sometimes it is because ...
questions regarding our new nubian kid4/28/2008
  Q: We live in Wilton, California and have 2 Nubian goats as pets. One of them just had her first kid ...
  A: Congratulations on the new baby and to having goats! Just for general knowledge, the next time if ...
babies only drinking from one side4/28/2008
  Q: my 2 year old pygmy gave birth a week ago and the babies are only drinking from one side. The side ...
  A: Before a doe gives birth, there is a protective waxy plug in each teat opening. Usually the baby can ...
Swollen throat4/28/2008
  Q: I just got a 1 year old pregnant female Pygmie goat. I have had her for approx 2 months and she was ...
  A: Yes you can deworm a pregnant doe as long as you do not use Valbazen. But let me ask you.. Can you ...
goat4/28/2008
  Q: Hi my 2 goats keep getting there heads stuck in the wire fence is there anything you can buy to put ...
  A: Not really. Your best bet is to make the fence openings smaller by adding a length of chicken wire ...
Pregnant Pygmy Goat4/28/2008
  Q: I believe my doe was bred around 2/6/08. No real obvious signs of pregnancy yet. I have not seen ...
  A: This depends on if you have a buck on your farm. If not, then she may not have come back in estrus. ...
overdue pregnancy4/28/2008
  Q: My goat was bred last Thanksgiving weekend -Nov 23-26. She should have given birth during this past ...
  A: Can you feel any baby movement in her underbelly in front of the udder? Is there ANY chance this ...
snotty nose with pygmy goat4/28/2008
  Q: Sassy is about 3 months old and the weather changed from 70 degrees to 35 degrees. she is eating and ...
  A: This year I have seen more than a normal amount of pneumonia cases with NO fever- Is she acting at ...
milk replacer4/28/2008
  Q: Nigerian doe first kidding 4/21.First born tiny doe, less than a pound, 20 mins. later twin bucks, 2 ...
  A: Goat Fetal Devleopment- It is possible to have kids develop from 2 consecutive breedings.. usually ...
Placenta birth4/28/2008
  Q: How long after the birth of the kid should the placenta be out? Is it dangerous after a certain ...
  A: After only 1 1/2 hours I wouldn't worry too much- the more the babies nurse, the more contractions ...
lactating pygmy goat4/27/2008
  Q: Our pygmy goat gave birth about ten weeks ago to twins. We kept one and gave one away earlier this ...
  A: You may have to milk her out for comfort a few times making sure you are using clean hands and clean ...
Week old Goat4/27/2008
  Q: I have a week old goat, her mother is no longer able to feed her. Now, I've feed the baby, cow milk. ...
  A: Sounds like she is either not getting enough to eat- got too much to eat and has a gut disorder now ...
preemie boer goat4/27/2008
  Q: My sisters goat had 2 preemie babies. Both have very little hair. One died about an hour after ...
  A: Preemies do not typically have a good chance of survival- but not to say they cannot make it- feed ...
breeding goats4/27/2008
  Q: All the breeding charts for goats show August through January. Is that the only time you can breed ...
  A: Now the myotonics and boer and pygmy goats all can come into season year round - so if there is a ...
rectal prolapse in buckling kid4/27/2008
  Q: I am bottle feeding (replacer) to a "parrot-beaked" 2 wk old boer buckling, also has rear leg issues ...
  A: Take him off of the replacer- this is what is causing him to scour. For 24 hours give him ...
Baby goats born with swollen throat glands4/27/2008
  Q: I was brought a La Mancha doe today from her owner she was having trouble having her kids. We got ...
  A: can you further explain the swellings? Are they wattles? In Addition- goiter is another ...
goats4/26/2008
  Q: so i was wanting to know if we can give are goats some on there grian
  A: First you should try to figure out WHY the goats are not gaining weight. Have you dewormed them ? I ...
worming pregnant nanny4/26/2008
  Q: I was wanting to know when it would be safe to worm my nanny goat that is due to kid on May 31?
  A: (it is perfectly safe when a doe is not pregnant) I use Ivomec given orally or SubQ- Do not use ...
House training4/26/2008
  Q: Can a pygmy goat be house trained? Is there such a thing as a goat diaper? I'd really like to keep ...
  A: Any goat can be house trained for peeing but not for berries- the berries just happen it isn't like ...
swollen udders4/24/2008
  Q: My Alpine is 7yrs and every year at this time when the grass turns green, her udders swell as if ...
  A: Does this have to do with actually "eating the grass" or the time of year? (which would be spring) ...
new family members4/24/2008
  Q: Aloha, We are new to the goat world. We have 2 baby twins maybe 4 months old and one older female ...
  A: Do you have hay available in Hawaii? They really need hay first most. I have a good article on my ...
pregnant pygmy goat has diarrhea4/23/2008
  Q: My pregnant 1 year old pygmy has soft diarrhea all day today. I've also noticed diarrhea other times ...
  A: Could be the chicken feed, you need to keep her out of it somehow. Also, I would hold off on grain ...
Goats with worms again.4/22/2008
  Q: Ok my goats have worms on their faces. They are tiny lil worms in a big patch near his eye.And ...
  A: what breed goat? If these are angora goats it could be wool maggots. Are there flies there now at ...
DeWorming and Feeding4/22/2008
  Q: I gave 4 goats for pets. I rescued them, but at different times. My 2 full grown Neubian sisters ...
  A: If at all possible offering fresh hay as a free choice to a small herd such as yours is ideal if you ...
nigerian dwarf diarrhea4/21/2008
  Q: I have a 3 week old nigerian dwarf that is 9 pounds. I have had him for 1 week. He nursed on his ...
  A: First of all take him OFF the land o lakes replacer as this is the culprit. He went from eating from ...
Pregnant goat?4/21/2008
  Q: Okay, this is a strange situation for me. I've raised goats for 17 years and have never had this ...
  A: Have you felt the babies move? In the last month of pregnancy I try to feel the babies moving ...
Doe Stretching4/21/2008
  Q: My 7 yr old boer has been eating poorly and losing much weight over the past year are so. I deworm ...
  A: You may have some different things going on with this doe- First I think I would take the babies ...
days after giving birth, mucousy blood4/21/2008
  Q: I'm a first timer, the goats are first time mom's also. No trouble with the births, and after one ...
  A: Yes this is Perfectly normal. The doe is clean for a week to 10 days after delivery and then her ...
hair loss4/21/2008
  Q: Just recused 3 goats, heathy eater, very friendly, 1 pygmy, 1 lamancha and a mixed breed. But they ...
  A: Could be a few things going on here- Lice? Nutrition? Boredom? I think I would start with a delouser ...
Baby goat4/21/2008
  Q: I have a baby girl goat 11 days old today, she is eating ,growing ,playing fairly normal with one ...
  A: How is her neck? I think I would feel her neck for any displacement of vertebrae. I have a story ...
Precocious doe4/20/2008
  Q: I have two dwarf nigerians which are pets, a wether and a doe. The doe has over the last couple of ...
  A: A few questions: Are you SURE she is not pregnant? (could be your wether was castrated and has an ...
found a goat4/19/2008
  Q: We are a no-kill animal shelter that recently received a goat, found by the state police eating ...
  A: He needs hay mold free either a good quality grass hay or alfalfa- (a mix of alfalfa and grass hay ...
goat is spitting up green cud4/18/2008
  Q: I have a goat she is 9 months old, She had twins last Friday, I know I bought her that way. Her ...
  A: ;) you already Knew I was going to let you know she was terribly young to have had babies already- ...
Is my goat lonely or not?4/18/2008
  Q: I know this is a strange question but about a year ago we bought 2 pygmy goats from the same farm. ...
  A: Really goats are very social animals and need another goat to be with- BUT that being said I have ...
Boer %s4/17/2008
  Q: We have a beautiful, quite large 88% unpapered Boer doe that was bred to a 100% Boer buck. Our doe ...
  A: I sent this question to my boer goat lists as I do not raise boer goats- I got 2 answers already ...
Flea,Lice&Tick Season4/17/2008
  Q: It is that time of year again and sure enough ticks are thick! While doing some extra trimming of ...
  A: I would be careful with granules as it may be inviting enough for them to want to try to eat them- ...
problem giving pen g SQ injection4/17/2008
  Q: Well...two days ago one of her horns broke off right at the base. I am not sure what happened but a ...
  A: That is strange.. My only guess is that both the 20ga and 18ga have burrs on the tips either inside ...
Loose horn on six month old kid4/16/2008
  Q: One of my kids stuck her head into a wheel and got herself stuck, while fighting to remove herself ...
  A: Ouch. 6 months old.. the horn is about 3-4 inches long? If she were mine, I think I would keep a ...
delivery of kid4/16/2008
  Q: we had 3 pregnant goats, 1st one delivered twins that did not survive, we were not there when they ...
  A: My guess with the first babies is that possibly mom did not tend to them right away and get them up ...
Boer Billy4/16/2008
  Q: Our Boer Willy bloated on us one afternoon--we gave him mineral oil and walked him. By the ...
  A: I'm very sorry you lost Willy. It is very possible your vet misdiagnosed him and if he DID have sore ...
Goat with swollen throat/ under jaw4/16/2008
  Q: I have about 25 goats they are boar mix. About two weeks ago one of the does had a swollen throat ...
  A: I suspect bottle jaw which is a symptom of heavy worm load and severe anemia from worms. Was this ...
lonley goats4/16/2008
  Q: I don't know if they are lonely or bored or what but i am not home most of the day b/c of school but ...
  A: I imagine they are just happy to see you- they have hay and water while you are away right? Mine act ...
newborn that wont feed4/15/2008
  Q: It will not stand or sit and is very listless. I will take the rectal temp and get back with you - ...
  A: Was she this way at birth or did you find her this way after she was born? My guess is mom didn't ...
Goat breast milk too full4/15/2008
  Q: My friend has a pet goat and she had babies but they feed off one breast the other is stuck? They ...
  A: There is a waxy plug in the teat opening of the newly freshened doe that sometimes is tougher to ...
question re: new baby goats4/14/2008
  Q: My dad recently bought two baby goats at an auction. When he brought them home we noticed they still ...
  A: I have a Baby Goat Section on my website with baby goat care and information for new goat owners ...
pregnant goat4/14/2008
  Q: Was emailing you the other day about pregnant goat with diarrhoea, which has now cleared up pretty ...
  A: ;) I would say you will have babies before tomorrow morning. Here is an excerpt from my goat ...
Tinkerbell delivers4/14/2008
  Q: On 4/14/08 between 12:18am and a very tiring 3:20am, Tinkerbell presented us with 3 handsome spotted ...
  A: Kathy and Tink (And Georgie) CONGRATULATIONS! I was wondering about Tink last night. Hopefully now ...
pygmy goats pregnancy4/14/2008
  Q: What do you do if a pygmy goat is in labor for more than 8 hours?
  A: If you are not familiar with going inside the goat and turning kids or determining what could be ...
A Newbie Bottle Feeding! HELP!4/14/2008
  Q: well, my father-in-law raises goats and it seems like this year they have had trouble ever since the ...
  A: Sounds like you are busy- baby goats can be weaned at around 3 months old (4 months is even better) ...
horrible looking goat-please help4/14/2008
  Q: there was one goat-a reg. boer doe that the man gave us to try to help her-he is a truckdriver and ...
  A: You have your work cut out for you with this and I do hope you have her (And the other new goats) ...
disbudding tool4/13/2008
  Q: I went out yesterday and bought a disbudding tool. It has a 3/4" tip and is not interchangeable. ...
  A: Wow.. that's a pretty pricey disbudding iron! Hoeggers Goat Supply has the one all pygmy goat ...
Goats4/13/2008
  Q: thanks
  A: Usually when goats eat bark it means they are either bored or lacking in minerals. Try adding a good ...
my goats has worms?4/13/2008
  Q: Ok I know it is common for goats to have worms. But one of my kids has been acting a little off ...
  A: If you can see the worms they are more than likely tapeworms (or possibly pinworms) in any case 2 ...
Our dogs attacked our goats4/13/2008
  Q: Our dogs got out and attacked our goats. My mom and I got outside as fast as we could and the goats ...
  A: I am SO very sorry!!! This is one of the notes I get from goat owners I just HATE to get- and I get ...
Goat Hooves4/13/2008
  Q: A day before our goat kidded I noticed that one of her back legs, right above her hoof, has kinda ...
  A: Laminitis in goats can be caused from lack of magnesium in the diet (you can try adding a small ...
Worming goats4/13/2008
  Q: I live in Missouri and have a heard of dairy goats that have all kidded but one. The kids range in ...
  A: Deworming with Ivomec PLUS injectable would be the way to go for your MO herd- as Liver Fluke is ...
pregnant goat with diarrhoea4/12/2008
  Q: Hey goatlady, I would appreciate if you would answer my question. I have a four year old Sannen doe ...
  A: How much grass has she been eating? What kind of injection did you give her? Worms you can see with ...
dehorning and castrating buck kids.4/12/2008
  Q: I just bought 2 buck kids from a local goat dairy and I need to get them dehorned and castrated ...
  A: How old are these babies? Depending on the age of the babies (usually done in the first week of ...
dehorning4/12/2008
  Q: what is the safest way to dehorn hot iron, cream or scoop.
  A: Without a doubt the disbudding iron is the safest and least painful. The paste is caustic and when ...
baby boer goat wont eat4/11/2008
  Q: We have 3 baby goats that we are bottle feeding. There moma died 2 days after birth they have all ...
  A: I'm Sorry to hear of your loss with the momma goat. You don't mention the age but if they have ...
SCABS AT THE BASE OF THE TAIL4/11/2008
  Q: CAN YOU ADVISE WHAT IT COULD BE? THANKS JO
  A: Hard to tell without seeing it but It could be a yeast or fungus infection of sorts- If she were ...
LIMPING PYGMY GOAT4/11/2008
  Q: I HAVE PUT HER INSIDE SO SHE CAN HAVE SOME REST, BUT I AM NOT SURE IF ITS BROKEN OR JUST SPRAINED ...
  A: Usually (not always) but usually if there is a fracture in the joint or around it close the leg ...
foot stamping4/11/2008
  Q: I have a pair of pygmy does, 1 yr. old April 29th. About 3 wks ago my little agouti started foot ...
  A: It could be just about anything from red ants to other bugs to lice to foot scald - look between the ...
Vaccinations4/11/2008
  Q: I have 2 Pygmy does, twins, that are just over a year old. As far as I know they have never been ...
  A: I didn't realize you were in Canada- let me see what I Can find out for you as far as getting meds- ...
Doe at 156 days gestation4/10/2008
  Q: Our pygmy 2 year old doe is due for her first kidding. Today is 156 days. She's shown signs ...
  A: This is the worst possible time to leave ( I know you already knew that) especially for pygmy moms ...
Injured 14 month old female pygmy4/10/2008
  Q: My husband's son was chasing my goats in the back yard here in Plano, Tx and Muffin ran into the ...
  A: I would take her to the vet.. There is a chance she has swelling and or bleeding in the brain and ...
horns growing forward4/10/2008
  Q: I was given a doeling last summer. She has been an odd goat. Not very social (in fact she's pretty ...
  A: Sorry it took me so long.. but I got a few photos today- Is this how you mean with your goat's ...
Dehorning4/9/2008
  Q: I am new to debudding with the hot iron method. I did it twice before with a good teacher. Now that ...
  A: Sounds like you may not have had the iron hot enough- Or bumped the bud afterwards? A good way to ...
kid coughing after eating4/9/2008
  Q: I have two baby boer goats one week old, the dam died a day afterbirth. Now i am bottle feeding ...
  A: I'm sorry about your loss of your doe. It sounds like the baby is getting too much from the hole ...
Day old baby goat4/9/2008
  Q: I know absolutely nothing about goats. Yesterday I went to my vet's office with a sick calf. She ...
  A: You really have this more under control than what you think- ;) Cows milk is just fine. Milk ...
pygmy goats coughing4/8/2008
  Q: I have 3 pygmy goats that I've had for 11 years, all have been doing fine until about a month ago ...
  A: Did you keep the new lamb in quarantine for 30 days before you allowed nose to nose contact? (This ...
Sick Mommy Goat4/8/2008
  Q: We have a 3 year old boar female that had twins 2 weeks ago. One died suddenly 6 days after birth ...
  A: This baby needs to eat! - what have you been feeding it since mom refused to allow nursing? Have you ...
Milkweed4/8/2008
  Q: I have an Oberhasli doe that lost her kid in birth about two weeks ago. She is OK now but I noticed ...
  A: I have heard of goats eating the tender leaves without illness but usually yes, this is a poisonous ...
Female goat ill4/8/2008
  Q: My little female pygmy who is approx 3.5 yr old is up and eating but is walking or should I say ...
  A: If this is sudden I would say she ate too much grain or chicken feed or something today.. or ate ...
baby goats sick after c&d antitoxin4/7/2008
  Q: I helped our friends give their baby goats (born the end of Feb) C&D and polyserum and several ...
  A: Sounds like early anaphylactic shock: The Early Signs of Anaphylactic Shock (not always ALL of ...
Sick doe with bad udder4/7/2008
  Q: We have a boer doe who recently lost her 3 newborn kids to an unknown illness. Three days after ...
  A: This sounds like Gangrene Mastitis (which really should be seen by a vet but I know you have no one ...
kid goats with diahrea4/7/2008
  Q: I live in Utah and have 3 orphaned kids that are about 7 weeks old. I started them on goats milk, ...
  A: I would feed them electrolytes in water with molasses or karo syrup for 24 hours.. (about a tsp of ...
no milk4/6/2008
  Q: Our 5 year old Sannen gave birth this morning to twins. Her teats and bag was full and they started ...
  A: I don't know if you are a new goat owner so forgive me if I am telling you things that you already ...
Goat horn growing into head...4/6/2008
  Q: I have a nanny boar goat who is approximately 2 1/2 years old. She has a horn that has grown in a ...
  A: I don't know how it is curving but if you can get her in a stanchion or have someone hold her, you ...
birth4/5/2008
  Q: I just went out to the barn to find my first time freshner Pygmy doe (1 yr old in March) had her ...
  A: No she may not let her nurse without help and the baby needs to eat often this first day and very ...
Very sick newborn4/4/2008
  Q: We had a boer doe give birth to three very small babies. The largest seemed to be doing fine, but ...
  A: Can I ask why you are bottle feeding them bottled milk? (as opposed to moms milk or letting ...
newborn goats dying4/4/2008
  Q: We have a herd of milk and Spanish Boer goats. Last year many were born in the dead of winter, and ...
  A: How disheartening- I am so very sorry. Can you tell me how the weather has been during this? Were ...
goats and horses4/4/2008
  Q: My goat chews my horses tails. can I put something on them to deter him from chewing them. He has ...
  A: I would get him a buddy goat- one goat is always in some sort of trouble and they are such social ...
problem goat hoof4/4/2008
  Q: One "toe" on our 4 year old twice kidded Saanen doe has a deformed hoof. (front foot). It grows at ...
  A: I had a goat whose toe did that - was because it had been broken as a kid. Not much you can do but ...
Mama Goat with twin goe newborn kids4/2/2008
  Q: The mama has not passed the placenta yrt.She still will not come near the kids.Baby 2 has been ...
  A: You should call the vet in the morning and see if they can give you something to help mom pass the ...
help with rejected newborn4/2/2008
  Q: this morning one of our goats gave birth to 2 kids-she abandoned one and is nursing one. we found ...
  A: I would keep her in the house for a day (or at least until it warms up in the morning) before I ...
Broken Horn4/2/2008
  Q: Our Lamuncha broke his horn about an inch from the tip it is still attached it is not hanging lose, ...
  A: Ouch! Those hurt and Bleed a lot! Do you have cayenne pepper in the kitchen? A store close by? ...
pasterns weak in Preg. Nubian4/1/2008
  Q: Our Tinkerbell is due in 2 wks and is heavy with kids. Her pasterns are weak and her left/rear is ...
  A: Not a lot really you can do but try to keep her comfortable and make sure her nutrition stays up ...
buying dwarfs4/1/2008
  Q: looking for a breeder of dwarf Nigerians in Sullivan county New York ,know of any ?
  A: I don't personally but here are a few links to get you started: ...
goats..4/1/2008
  Q: Were thinking of getting a few goats but were not sure what they eat. Is there anything specific?
  A: Don't feel bad.. I had to ask the very same thing when I started with goats. The single most ...
debudding kids4/1/2008
  Q: I'm looking for plans for a debudding box.they sell for about $50, I figure I can make one for a ...
  A: Ask and you shall receive! ;) http://kinne.net/disbbox.htm and ...
Goat not urinating4/1/2008
  Q: She is eating fine and is acting okay she is constantly trying to urinate and just stands there with ...
  A: Is she by any chance pregnant? While it is unusual for a doe to get urinary calculi because of the ...
stamping feet4/1/2008
  Q: In reply to your answer of my goats stamping their feet. We live in northern Mich. which I neglected ...
  A: Oddly enough I have had this very question come across my yahoo group goat lists in the last 24 ...
Newborn baby boer mix kids4/1/2008
  Q: We are just getting into goats.Our newly aquired doe gave birth last night to twin does.The Mom has ...
  A: You need to act quick! These babies need to eat right away- they should not go more than 30minutes ...
goat4/1/2008
  Q: My goat acts like he cant open his mouth we have wormed him and get antibotic from vet and is still ...
  A: You didn't mention his age. Has he recently (within 2 weeks or so) been castrated or disbudded or ...
breeding question3/31/2008
  Q: I have three females and two males they are probally 5 weeks old i was wondering about what age they ...
  A: They will "play hump" from birth really but nothing will get done- its just play - at around ...
cross breeding lamanchas3/31/2008
  Q: I recently bought a lamancha buck and I was wondering if I bred him to an alpine if the kids would ...
  A: I Greg, Hard to tell- genetics are a hard thing to figure. You could end up with some babies with ...
baby goat's horn damaged by adult goat3/31/2008
  Q: I have a 2 month old Boer/Nubian goat baby (female) who one of the adult wethers apparently hit at ...
  A: Ouch that hurt. I think I would go ahead and see if it doesn't move back into place, you may end up ...
hard lump on goats neck3/31/2008
  Q: We have a boar goat that we bought for 4-H. When we got it home it had a small cut above its eye. ...
  A: I'm not sure where this lump is, but there are many reasons for lumps. Of course the main thing ...
goat udder/teats3/31/2008
  Q: My pygmy just gave birth to twins and her teats are engorged and hanging almost to the ground ...
  A: Congratulations on the new babies! You can milk her out (with clean hands) some to reduce the amount ...
doe with injured ankle?3/31/2008
  Q: We have a doe who just turned one year old a few days ago. We have been putting her in the stall ...
  A: I would check her hoof for any injury as well as her shoulder and feel very carefully her leg for ...
doe not feeling well3/31/2008
  Q: my Alpine goat has not been feeling well. I noticed that she looked a little bloated and puffy on ...
  A: You could be dealing with a variety of things- you say she is ketotic- did you test her urine? My ...
kidding3/30/2008
  Q: I have a doe that is eating and alert, has had hay and feed. She is due her first kid. She has a ...
  A: She is in labor, and This is not good- IF you feel comfortable in going inside the doe with your ...
Thanks, one more question.3/30/2008
  Q: My grandfather is very experienced in banding so he is going to band our bucklings soon. I have one ...
  A: Being just a baby the live tissue inside runs further than in an adult goat- I would just round ...
baby goat weaning3/30/2008
  Q: My cousin and i recently got 2 baby goats from a seller on craigs list. They are 2-3 weeks old and ...
  A: They are probably not liking the replacer which is good because they will avoid a gut upset by not ...
enterotoxemia?3/29/2008
  Q: I have been online looking up all I can about enterotoxemia as we have lost a few pygmy does and ...
  A: Sounds like worms or cocci to me just at first glance of the situation being herd wide. What are you ...
3 day old pygmi goat with lice3/29/2008
  Q: I rescued this little man yesterday, and today noticed the lice on him, so silly question, but can ...
  A: Aren't they creepy? They are probably On you but won't stay on you.. not like human head lice or ...
baby goat with the diarrhea3/29/2008
  Q: I have a month old orphan doe that has diarrhea. I have feed her an electrolyte solution for 2 days ...
  A: Is this kid eating anything else besides the electrolytes? I would start her on DiMethox or Albon or ...
goat stamping feet3/29/2008
  Q: I have 2 wethers which were acquired at age one month. They are now 5 mo. The mother is a Saanen and ...
  A: Are you sure there are no red ants around? Have you checked for other bugs? Some worms do travel ...
doe losing weight after kiddin3/29/2008
  Q: i have a nubian/boer doe approx 2yrs old that just had her first kids (twins) she had ketosis the ...
  A: It most certainly sounds like wormload. (Rule of thumb- Always deworm your does the day after ...
not giving birth3/29/2008
  Q: while on vacation we had a small goat who's water broke but did not give birth.what is going to ...
  A: This is an extremely serious matter and she should be seen by a vet Today- chances are the baby is ...
Bottle feeding baby goat3/29/2008
  Q: Have been bottle feeding my baby goat.Hes pygmy and it is 3days old after i get done feeding him he ...
  A: 4 ounces 'should' be enough but how many bottles are you giving a day? (you could increase by an ...
pygmy goats are coughing3/29/2008
  Q: I reacently prechased three one-year old pygmy weathers. for the last three days one of them has ...
  A: Moving goats causes shipping stress most of the time - and one of the symptoms of shipping stress ...
Goat Udder3/29/2008
  Q: I wrote you the other day thinking my Doe, Louise, had mastitis. As it turns out it is an injury ...
  A: Personally I think I would go with the cow's milk - I have raised many baby goats using cow's milk ...
my little kid dairy goat3/29/2008
  Q: we just purchased a couple of little goats,oreo was kinda skinny when we got her and just 2days ...
  A: How old is the goat? What is she eating? What is her temperature? What color is the inside of her ...
Just a few ?s3/29/2008
  Q: We currently have seven pigmy goats. One grown buck and two grown does with four kids, two from each ...
  A: Years ago when I had less goats- I ran them all together and I have never seen the bucks be harmful ...
neuter goat3/28/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old male goat, I would like to know the best way to neuter him at this age? Can I ...
  A: Yes You sure can still band him. I wait (usually depending on the size of the kid) until they are ...
feeding3/28/2008
  Q: Should I feed grain (goat mix bought at feed store)to my does year round? Should my buck also be fed ...
  A: I don't see why not - in moderation. There are different opinions of this subject from breeders of ...
Angora kid that won't suckle3/28/2008
  Q: We have a 17 day old female angora kid that has never really suckled on a bottle. She has been in ...
  A: You have had your work cut out for you haven't you? Is there some reason the babies are not with ...
swollen breast3/27/2008
  Q: I have a female pygmy goat. She is about 4 years of age. She is the only pet I own. I noticed about ...
  A: There are a few things I can think of that could be the cause of this- 1. She got bred somehow and ...
bleeding3/27/2008
  Q: MY 2 year old goat had twin billy on 3/22/08 ALL were doing well till today my nanny is bleeding ...
  A: I am assuming you mean bleeding vaginally. I don't know the extent of the bleeding, but if it is ...
male pygmy goat with a down back end.3/27/2008
  Q: I have a male pymgy goat that has gonw down on the backend. I have nto taken his temp and he is ...
  A: Was this sudden or was it something that was coming on gradually? When is the last time you dewormed ...
Vaccinations3/27/2008
  Q: I have 3 does that are all due to kid within the next week. 2 are first Freshners. I live in Ontario ...
  A: No, it should not hurt the kids- here is the basic vaccination schedule: For Breeding females. ...
Goat has Mastitis?3/27/2008
  Q: My goat seems to have mastitis. Her udder isn't hot but she has red streamers in her milk. She is ...
  A: I don't know if you actually tested her for mastitis- it "could" be that the kids are aggressively ...
sick babys!3/26/2008
  Q: k i seen a similer question , but our baby goats , will not feed ne more they are pretty much ...
  A: No time to lose with these babies- follow Birth chill directions to get them back on their feet- ...
baby goat not standing or wanting to eat3/26/2008
  Q: we had triplets yesterday and the first one is the smallest and he does not stand, back legs spread ...
  A: Try giving him a tsp of baking soda with a small amount of water mixed to make a loose paste feed it ...
pregnant goat3/26/2008
  Q: The kid she just had was born on February 22, 2008 so she got pregnant on september 26, 2007. She ...
  A: If she had a baby on Feb 22 I highly doubt she is still pregnant- Even if (and this is a BIG IF) she ...
skin condition on my goats3/25/2008
  Q: MY goats have the worst skin problem vets say no mites .but yet both goats hair is falling out and ...
  A: Ivermectin treats mites,lice and other external parasites and usually within a day or 2 you see ...
baby goats3/25/2008
  Q: I had tripplets born early this morning I was wondering if we were aloud to touch the yet I have two ...
  A: Congratulations on the triplets. There should be any problems touching them, mom will not reject ...
goat3/25/2008
  Q: my neighbors goat had the ears torn off by a rotweiler dog this weekend and i have trewated the ...
  A: How scary- Yes, keep her on Penicillin Procaine G for 7 days twice a day- 1cc/25lbs injected SubQ ...
sleeping changes3/25/2008
  Q: Odd question but here goes.. We have 3 goats, all females. 2-1yr olds and 1-7 yr old. They have a ...
  A: By Babies you mean one of the 1 yr olds I'm guessing- so the other twin and the 7 yr old are ...
Udder Health3/25/2008
  Q: I have 2 Oberhasli does. The first lost her kid at birth. I am concerned because she has avery full ...
  A: I'm so sorry you lost the baby. Congratulations on the little doeling - Yes , as a matter of fact ...
Sores on teats of new mother goat3/25/2008
  Q: My goat delivered quadruplet kids on Saturday. She has developed sores on her teats and when I milk ...
  A: You are milking her as well as the kids nursing? This could attribute to the sores - But I need to ...
breeding3/25/2008
  Q: can you bred two goats that might have the same father but different mothers? I am not sure if they ...
  A: People do it, and while some say it is not a good thing to do - the same number say it's fine. ...
baby pigmy goats3/24/2008
  Q: I just had twin kids on Easter morning and the mother doesn't seem to be taking good care of them. ...
  A: No this is not normal for any goat but sometimes first time moms or sometimes a mom may not be a ...
baby nubian goats3/23/2008
  Q: I have 2 baby nubian goats that I bought from a sale barn a couple days ago. I started them on ...
  A: Yes it will, if the scouring has gone then I would start them on half water half whole milk for the ...
skinny goats3/23/2008
  Q: i have 7 nubian goats that have just delivered twins, is it normal for them to be eally thin after ...
  A: I always tell people to use this rule of thumb- Deworm the day after kidding always- because the ...
baby goat died3/23/2008
  Q: my doe gave birth last night and this afternoon the kid was dead, I didn't see it standing on its ...
  A: I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby. Do you know if the baby ever ate? Twins are common, but ...
GOAT DIARREAH3/23/2008
  Q: I HAVE 3 DOES AND 1 BILLY GOAT (BOERS). THE 1 YEAR OLD DOE SHOULD SHOWED SIGNS OF DIARREAGH. IT IS A ...
  A: Usually greenish brown scouring means coccidiosis but not always. If the scours has a very pungent ...
baby goats3/22/2008
  Q: I have two baby goats about 2-3 weeks old. The farm was feeding them goats milk from a bowl (off ...
  A: I am a big fan of No Milk Replacer because it causes digestive upset that can eventually become a ...
Trying to switch baby goat to three times a day feedings3/22/2008
  Q: I am trying to switch my 11 day old orphaned bottle fed baby girl boer goat from four times a day ...
  A: That is awfully young to be reducing her feedings and a 15 ounce bottle is a lot to be putting in ...
baby goat3/22/2008
  Q: ihave a 4wk old la mancha, i usta feed him goat milk from my boer goat, she has her own baby.i was ...
  A: I think you need to call a vet tonight or I am afraid you may lose him. He needs to get that out of ...
Newborn Pygmy - no milk?3/22/2008
  Q: Our pygmy doe just gave birth to a single baby 7 hours ago. She is a first-time mother. The baby ...
  A: Is he crying? Is his mouth warm? What's his rectal temperature? These things will tell you if he is ...
breeding goats3/21/2008
  Q: I have a nanny around 10 months old, I have recently purchased two fainting billys. they are around ...
  A: Yes they sure are- The smaller breeds are sexually mature earlier than the dairy and angora breeds- ...
goat to skinny3/21/2008
  Q: I am from Mississippi. My goat had missed carried about a month ago. She was only a month ...
  A: When is the last time you de-wormed her? I suspect she may have a worm load which multiplies after ...
I am a new mom3/21/2008
  Q: I have just gotten the newest addition to my family.. a 3 week old Pigmy Goat. HE is beautiful and ...
  A: Chris, Congratulations! I know you are going to spoil him rotten. ;) Down the road when he is ...
Young Pygmy Doe with Lice3/20/2008
  Q: I have a 4 day old pygmy doe I just got yesterday. I am bottle feeding her and she is in the house. ...
  A: Yes Pam I have used Ivomec Pour On with babies- On a cotton ball and dabbed on the backline. I have ...
banding older kids3/20/2008
  Q: What is the oldest age that you can band a goat? We are buying two 3 month old bucks and the breeder ...
  A: Absolutely! I band my baby bucklings as late as I can to allow their urethra to develop as much as ...
baby goat was eating now wont3/20/2008
  Q: I have a two day old Alpine buck he has been eating just fine but tonight refused his food he seem ...
  A: Guideline for Bottle Baby Goat Feeding Schedule * * Day one- 2-4oz. (per feeding) colostrum, ...
pregnancy???3/19/2008
  Q: We are new at goats(lamancha) and we have one who is pregnant.She is eating drinking and moving ...
  A: I don't know how close to her kidding date she is, but I think if I were you I would call my vet and ...
Our pregnant goat is overdue3/19/2008
  Q: We have adopted a 4yr old Lemancha/Nubian pregnant sweetheart.Cocoa has been with us 1 month now.She ...
  A: According to my calculations if she was bred on Oct 18 she should be due around the 20 of March- so ...
pregnant goat3/17/2008
  Q: Our goat just had a kid, she looks even bigger than she did before she gave birth. Can she still ...
  A: It is possible that the doe was bred successfully during 2 separate estrus cycles that are 21 days ...
Goats back legs3/17/2008
  Q: We have a baby billy goat that was born yesterday and does not stand up he is one of three and the ...
  A: Depending on the situation at birth- was he pulled? What I mean is, was there any help for him to ...
double placenta?3/17/2008
  Q: Our 5-yr old Alpine doe, in this, her 5th birthing season, has given birth today to two healthy ...
  A: While it is not usual, it is possible to have more than one placenta- the greenish smelly stuff is ...
Separating Goats3/16/2008
  Q: I have one bred goat and let her and my buck run together how soon before she delivers should I ...
  A: You don't mention the breed of goat- But usually the bucks can be very gentle with the babies and ...
Runny eyes3/16/2008
  Q: I brought a goat home from the auction,she developed runny eyes,now all my goats have the same ...
  A: Sounds like Pink eye to me, and very likely with goats who come from auction. Remember to Always ...
Boer doe kid not feeling well3/16/2008
  Q: We adopted an orphaned Boer/Kiko doe kid 3 days ago. She is 2 weeks old. This kid has been raised on ...
  A: First of all you can give her an enema and this can be very important to her.. I have a complete ...
baby goat won't eat hay!3/15/2008
  Q: Two month old Boer buck kid, grinds his teeth, screams for attention, absolutely will not eat hay! ...
  A: 2 months is pretty young to wean even for a boer goat. Have you considered giving him supplemental ...
My Goats Horns3/15/2008
  Q: My Pygmy goat was de-horned when he was little. His horns are growing back in little nubs. I was ...
  A: Unfortunately sometimes when a baby buck is disbudded (the use of a hot disbudding iron at a very ...
New mother goat not eat or drinking3/14/2008
  Q: I live in central Missouri USA. First time mother goat,Boer mix, gave birth 3/12/08. Since then ...
  A: Hypocalcemia can happen to does who are pregnant or who have just kidded. Your doe will not have a ...
showing goats3/14/2008
  Q: My goats have very rough knees what can I do on put on them to soften them up before I take them to ...
  A: I wish our other goat expert (Maxine Kinne) was not on vacation right now as she is the best one to ...
penicillin to goat3/13/2008
  Q: can a pregnant goat have penicillin?
  A: Yes, Penicillin Procaine G is safe for pregnant goats- just always make sure to draw back on the ...
gangrene in baby goats3/13/2008
  Q: I have a one week old doe, one or three 2bucks born 3/7/08 I live in South Dakota it was approx. ...
  A: This is a hard call- something that you should really discuss with the vet and when the foot gets ...
Mama goat and new baby3/13/2008
  Q: I am an American who leaves in the country in Sicily Italy. I received a 9mo. old pygmy goat as a ...
  A: I'm not familiar with the diseases your goats may or may not be exposed to in Sicily so it would be ...
My pygmy3/12/2008
  Q: I have not given my goats a bath because of the weather and I was wondering if i could use ivory ...
  A: Not sure why you want to give the goat a bath? Is it dirty? Muddy? Baths usually are not something ...
baby goat3/12/2008
  Q: this baby was born 3/11/08 the mother keeps head butting the baby an will not feed for 24 hours i ...
  A: This baby needs to eat often every 2-3 hours for the first few days, you can extend the time between ...
3 week old goat3/12/2008
  Q: hi some one gave me this goat 3 days ago they bought it on a sat night and they brought it to me on ...
  A: If the The baby is under 4 weeks old he is too young for coccidiosis or worms- it's the milk ...
Pygmy Goat Labor3/12/2008
  Q: We have a pygmy goat which stated to show signs of labor 12-14 hours ago, she still has not kidded ...
  A: Lisa, No this is not normal, 12-14 hours active labor is a danger sign- rule of thumb is no more ...
will a nannie take anothers kids?3/11/2008
  Q: Six weeks ago, we had a nannie have twin billies. Yesterday, we had another nannie have twin ...
  A: but keep them on a bottle (I use regular whole cow's milk from the grocery as this is Much better ...
Potbelly goat3/11/2008
  Q: The problem is, she has a huge potbelly-She is not pregnant and the man who is selling her says that ...
  A: Not sure why she would have a potbelly being a Boer goat- could be muscle deterioration from ...
Goat kid coughing2/18/2008
  Q: I have a four week old boer kid that I am bottle feeding. For weeks he has been coughing. I have ...
  A: Cathy- Is this a wet cough or a dry cough and only when he is drinking a bottle or at other times? ...
billy goat2/18/2008
  Q: i have a young bill having problem urinating, he try with no result. what can i do
  A: Faye You need to call the vet TONIGHT without fail.. this is UC and can most definitely be fatal if ...
worming preganant goats2/17/2008
  Q: I worm with cydectin. This summer was bad and we had to worm every 5-6 weeks. My does are about 3-4 ...
  A: Carolyn, Yes you can deworm them with any dewormer that is not what they call a "white" dewormer ...
crippled 10 week old billie2/17/2008
  Q: my husband & I raise Boer goats. we have a 10 week old baby whose back legs can't support his ...
  A: I'm sorry about your situation - all of it. My best advice is to go to [http://groups.yahoo.com] ...
Ginger/Bubby/Sissy2/17/2008
  Q: I promised to keep y'all updated on this situation. Bubby had to be pts yesterday morning (Sat ...
  A: April, I'm so very sorry to hear this- I know how hard you tried and sometimes being a good goat ...
new kids with lice2/17/2008
  Q: I have just brought home three week old pygmy kids. the smallest one seems kind of weak so I have ...
  A: Yes lice can bring a baby goat down in a hurry; even the biting lice- The best mode of action to ...
Amber had TRIPLETS!2/16/2008
  Q: I'm the one who was quite concerned about the very wide and large pregnant doe a few days ago. Well, ...
  A: Congratulations! and yes you can splint them with what ever you feel will not cut into her or rub ...
Can any goat be milked2/14/2008
  Q: I would like to know if any type of goat can be milked or is it just dairy goats like the Nubians ...
  A: Samuel, You don't mention what kind of goats you bought. All goats produce milk when they have ...
abandoned kid2/14/2008
  Q: did the pepto and pedilite) and am now using whole cocws milk. The question I have is should I give ...
  A: Priscilla, Yes you can give her the CD ANTI toxin now.. I use 1cc/5lbs sub Q every 6 hours- always ...
Newborn Refused by Mother2/13/2008
  Q: My Boer/Pygmy cross delivered one male kid yesterday afternoon. The kid was very weak and could not ...
  A: Great job in getting to this baby in time and the success in him taking the bottle. Actually I feel ...
pregnant goat2/13/2008
  Q: I have a pregnant goat this will be her 2nd time I was at work the first time she have birth but ...
  A: You don't mention her due date but I imagine she is close. This sounds to me like a possible uterine ...
PREGNANT PYGMY2/13/2008
  Q: I HAVE A PREGNANT DOE THAT I BOUGHT A YEAR AGO AND THIS IS MY FRST TIME BREEDING HER THE MAN I ...
  A: yes it is very possible for them to go over 155 days- I don't worry until they are getting around ...
PREGNANT PYGMY2/13/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD PYGMY DOE WHO IS PREGNANT FOR HER SECOND TIME SHES DUE IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS AND FOR ...
  A: I think I may have answered this question for you in my other post where I sent my kidding article ...
hair, weight loss goat2/12/2008
  Q: 18 month old doe- has had one baby at one year, but is losing hair:scaly lesions form where the ...
  A: Where are you located? Which dewormer did you use and how much? This may be a combination of ...
Preemie Babies/Mama/follow-up2/12/2008
  Q: We just had the vet out. While she was here, we had her look at the preemie twins that were born on ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear this. There really is no good way to save the dam from the pain of her loss. ...

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