Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Rick is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
13 hours ago
Tammy Gallagher replied to Kayla Walsworth's discussion Copper Deficiency
"I prefer the paste :) That way you know they got it! Yes- if the egg count does not come down significantly, you may want to share the chart with your vet. Many vets do not stay up to date on the latest recommendations for goats because they do not…"
yesterday
Kayla Walsworth replied to Kayla Walsworth's discussion Copper Deficiency
"Thank you for the chart! Should I ask how much they gave her if her fecal comes back that she is still wormy? Also, I see probiotic plus paste and I also see probios powder. Do you have a recommendation?"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"It's great that your vet is familiar with ACSRPC and the correct dosages. Most are not. :( When I said to double the dosage, I meant the dosage on the bottle. That is exactly what the ACSRPC chart says. If you compare their dosage to the…"
yesterday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Thank you Deborah. Your book and responses have been great help to me in sorting out these issues. I think I'll get the kids a dewormer for Coccidia and then treat the sick adults with Valbazen. My vet gave me a chart for dewormers from the…"
yesterday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Kayla Walsworth's discussion Copper Deficiency
"Hello again Exceed and Ceftiofur are both antibiotics. The Cydectin is a dewormer and the sulfa is to treat coccidia. She likely is gorging herself with hay and forage trying to replace nutrients that her body is lacking, and that is why she…"
yesterday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Kayla Walsworth's discussion Copper Deficiency
"Hello again Exceed and Ceftiofur are both antibiotics. The Cydectin is a dewormer and the sulfa is to treat coccidia. She likely is gorging herself with hay and forage trying to replace nutrients that her body is lacking, and that is why she…"
yesterday
Kayla Walsworth replied to Kayla Walsworth's discussion Copper Deficiency
"So they did not give her an iron injection from what I can tell. They have had us giving her Thiamine and Excede injections and both her and our ND are on sulfadimethoxine. On her receipt it also says 'Ceftiofur therapy #CC' as well as…"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"You mentioned wanting to get lots of opinions, which is actually a bad idea when it comes to parasites in goats because nothing online ever dies. They only started doing serious parasite research in the last 15 years. Unfortunately, all of that old…"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"When you have question, we really appreciate it if you type them (or copy and paste them) directly into this forum and do NOT link to another forum as that is messy and important info could be lost. I only read your initial post and scrolled down…"
Monday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Sure thing! Also- here is the information for the above mentioned test (DrenchRite) if you are interested in that :) tammy https://www.wormx.info/ugaupdate"
Monday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Thanks Tammy! Do you think you can ask Deborah to look over this forum? I just want to get as many opinions as possible."
Monday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Dewormers work the same on kids and adults. The one that works the best, is the one with the least resistance on your property. To learn that, you can either send in poop from several of your goats to a lab that will analyze the best dewormer for…"
Monday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"One last question... What dewormer would work best for the kids and adults? Thank you so much for your time and advice!❤"
Monday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"The absolute best thing for you to do is get FAMACHA certified so that you can get a color card and learn the correct technique for scoring. Color should not change back and forth like that unless your technique is changing. Certification will give…"
Sunday
Ambs is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Sunday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Hello! Thank you for replying. I have treated them with Valbazen in February and got a fecal done in April, so I didn't do a repeat fecal. But after I treated Loki, he started gaining weight and looked healthier overall. I have only used…"
Sunday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Hi Emma Ftom what I can tell in most of the pictures they do not look horribly anemic in the eyelids but there are factors that can impact that/ the longer they are pulled down, the redder they look and they really are not popped out fully so it is…"
Saturday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Deworming goats
"Hi Tammy and Deborah! I recently posted a discussion on The Goat Spot but I haven't gotten many responses. I was wondering if you both could please take a look at it and see if you have any advice on what I should do. Have a blessed…"
Saturday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Leslie Carion's discussion Hair loss with itching
"You may also want to consider switching to SweetLix Meat Maker loose mineral if you can find it. It has much more zinc in it, and maybe consider an analysis of the hay for mineral content. :) tammy"
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Copper Deficiency

Started by Kayla Walsworth in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher yesterday. 23 Replies

Hello,I am new here. I have a 6 week old buckling who I believe is copper deficient. He has the fishtail. Also the hair down his spine is parted (not sure if this is a symptom).  The only reason I checked him is because my 4 month old pygmy doeling…Continue

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Deworming goats

Started by Emma in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 22 Replies

Hello! I have some questions about deworming goats. I checked all of my adult goats eyelids today and 5 out of 6 had pale\light pink eyelids.One of my goats was losing weight and having poop that looked like dog poop. So I picked up some Valbazen…Continue

Hair loss with itching

Started by Leslie Carion in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hello, I have 3 ND wethers, 2 yrs old. They eat grass hay with free choice Manna Pro goat minerals and some timothy hay pellets for treats. I am having a similar problem as last spring but this year with more significant hair loss. Last spring they…Continue

Pink milk

Started by Melissa Sawyer in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 20. 7 Replies

Hi, we just got our first doe in milk on Saturday! Last night and this morning though her milk has had a strong pink tint to it. Any ideas what this could be and how to fix it? Is it safe to drink?Thanks!MelissaContinue

Intro and itchy/mites question

Started by Leslie Carion in Health. Last reply by Leslie Carion Apr 20. 31 Replies

Hi, my name is Leslie and I'm new to the site. I have 3 wethers (triplet brothers all arrived together in June 2020) just about to turn one year old. I have my first question regarding significant itching and stomping of feet and possible mites. I…Continue

Pregnant goat and copper bolus.

Started by Priscilla Rankin in Introductions. Last reply by Priscilla Rankin Apr 19. 2 Replies

Hi, everyone! This is my first time writing on this forum. :) We have four adorable goats on our farm, and one is pregnant (our first!) due around June 21st. I have a couple questions. My goats have access to our horses’ mineral block, and I’ve seen…Continue

Possible Rectal Infection

Started by Abby Slayden in Introductions. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 11. 7 Replies

Hello! I'm new here and a new goat mama! Our breeder gave us this goat yesterday with this odd lump underneath its anus. I can't figure out what it is and she wasn't sure either. He is a 9 week old buckling. He is eating and going to the bathroom…Continue

Hair loss on base of ears, bridge of nose, back of legs

Started by Taylor Cameron in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 11. 31 Replies

Hi there! I am new to this group and so happy to be here! I live in rainy Bellingham, WA and have two wethers - Mr. Brown & Al - that are about 11 months old. I am a first time goat owner who has experienced my fair share of goat complexities…Continue

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updates

Posted by kenneth spear on December 19, 2020 at 9:49am 0 Comments

 our girls are really getting big now, and showing . they will be due late March early April, we r so excited .  we wanted, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.   will keep u all posted later, bout our girls

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Old Haunt Blog Announcement!

Posted by Old Haunt Farm on May 21, 2016 at 6:41am 2 Comments

Hi Folks!

I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…

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