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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"I had one out of 7 kids get it... then weeks later another, and then a couple weeks later another. So out of 7 kids, I had 3 with cocci. All of mine were dam raised and I kept a tight lid on exposed feces. When they would go outside it was so wet…"
9 hours ago
Scarlett Salamone replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"It is so tough to keep their little feet out those feed isn't it Jess?? Sigh, LOL.  Like Astrud said I wouldn't necessarily count on all of them coming down it.  I had 4 girlies all together and only the one came down with…"
10 hours ago
Astrud F. Wheeles replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"Not necessarily,  this was our first year raising kids and we notice that not all got it.  Even among siblings, some did and some did not.  Also some would come down with it later.  So at times it felt like we…"
11 hours ago
Jess replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"Thanks everyone. I was thinking it was probably cocci but its always nice to get others opinions. I started him on Sulmet yesterday as that is what I have on hand. I'm hopping for improvements to happen soon. There stall is clean and the 7…"
12 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Archuleta's discussion Hello from Colorado
"Welcome to the group! My daughter just moved to Fort Collins last week! "
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Beckie Angulo replied to Jan DeBrie's discussion Blue Eyed Buckskin Buckling for sale in Willamette Valley, OR
"I live in Klamath Falls."
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Scarlett Salamone replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"I agree with the others that is probably cocci.  I just recently went through this with one of my doelings and she was exactly like your kid.  Had one episode of diarrhea that cleared up then another one came one.  In between she had…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"My first kid that got it this year did NOT respond to the dimethox and I had to switch to something else. Deborah suggested Corid and it worked really well but you must stick closely to the dosage and the days prescribed. It is also in most feed…"
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Diane Kennedy replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"Sounds like cocci to me. In my experience, it has a very distinctive smell. I have used Sulmet when my kids have gotten cocci and it works just fine, in case you can't find DiMethox. My kids have gotten it no matter how clean I keep the stall,…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"In all likelihood, he has coccidiosis. You can get DiMethox 12.5% at a farm store or TSC to treat him. If you can get a fecal to be sure that would be great, but kids that age with diarrhea is very likely coccidiosis. The dosage for it is: 1ml per 5…"
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Laura Archuleta posted a discussion

Hello from Colorado

Good morning all!  Just wanted to say how much I enjoy/learn from the Forum & entire site!  Been a member for several months but have not done an intro yet.I'm located in south-central Colorado in the northern San Luis Valley - about 8700 feet elevation.  I've been raising/breeding NDs for nearly 5 years now & use a holistic/natural approach.  We do milk test and linear appraisal & are beginning to venture into showing.Thanks everyone for making this such a great…See More
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Jess posted a discussion

kid with diarrhea

HELP! I have a 5 week old kid with diarrhea. He had it for 1 day last week and it cleared up on its own. Now we are on day 2 of this episode. He is still active, eating, and playing normally. What should I do?See More
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Patty Meyer replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Hip/pin bone dislocated?
" Dairy Goat Journal.  Sorry about that.  :) "
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Shana Henry replied to Julia Johnson's discussion inbreeding
"Wow! This was a really helpful discussion to read. Thank you all! I am contemplating keeping a buckling for the first time. From what I am reading, I can breed him to his mother's half sister, his mother's half sister's doe, but not…"
Tuesday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Marie Olson's discussion Getting a buckling!! Yay! Now, how to house..
"Here is an excerpt on rotational grazing from my book: http://www.homegrownandhandmadethebook.com/2014/06/smart-rotational-grazing.html"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Marie Olson's discussion Getting a buckling!! Yay! Now, how to house..
"You do actually need multiple goat pens so that you can rotate them between pens. There are already some discussions on here about rotational grazing, and there is a lot about it in my book (Raising Goats Naturally). If you keep them in one single…"
Monday
Marie Olson replied to Marie Olson's discussion Getting a buckling!! Yay! Now, how to house..
"I'm sorry if it was confusing, but goat pen #2 (or I guess idea #2) would be the buckling + wether together in one pen, & then all the girls together in another pen. Thankfully, the 2 pens I have now do not share a fence line. I think I…"
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Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Hip/pin bone dislocated?
"issue of what journal? "
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Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Hip/pin bone dislocated?
"thanks so much! I found something, even how to correct, but was for horses. "
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kid with diarrhea

Started by Jess in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 9 hours ago. 8 Replies

HELP! I have a 5 week old kid with diarrhea. He had it for 1 day last week and it cleared up on its own. Now we are on day 2 of this episode. He is still active, eating, and playing normally. What should I do?Continue

Hello from Colorado

Started by Laura Archuleta in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 1 Reply

Good morning all!  Just wanted to say how much I enjoy/learn from the Forum & entire site!  Been a member for several months but have not done an intro yet.I'm located in south-central Colorado in the northern San Luis Valley - about 8700 feet…Continue

Blue Eyed Buckskin Buckling for sale in Willamette Valley, OR

Started by Jan DeBrie in For Sale. Last reply by Beckie Angulo yesterday. 3 Replies

Beautiful Blue Eyed Nigerian Dwarf Buckling for sale.  He was born 2 weeks ago so isn't ready til end of Aug. or 1st of Sept. (unless someone wants to bottle feed him). He comes from bloodlines with Pholia Farm, Rosasharn and Camanna.  His Mama is a…Continue

Tags: Pholia, Farm, wether, Rosasharn, Camanna

Hip/pin bone dislocated?

Started by Melissa Johnson in Health. Last reply by Patty Meyer on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Doe kidded 3 weeks ago, has slowly developed a limp and not wanting to put all her weight on that leg. affecting her eating. She had triplets one was born rump first - legs under (Frank breech?) the kid shot out with no time to try to do…Continue

inbreeding

Started by Julia Johnson in Breeding. Last reply by Shana Henry on Tuesday. 17 Replies

I know that some goat owners inbreed. I talk to a lady last weekend that bred father to daughter. I think that is to close and would never do it. But I am wondering how close is too close when inbreeding. Would breeding a doe to her half brother be…Continue

Getting a buckling!! Yay! Now, how to house..

Started by Marie Olson in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 4 Replies

Okay, so I HAVE decided I'll be getting a buckling. He'll be coming home in a couple of weeks & I have ideas in my head in how to house him, but am having second thoughts! I drew a mapped outline in paint in the area that I'd like him to be in.…Continue

Yard managment

Started by Apple House Homestead in Goats 101. Last reply by Apple House Homestead on Monday. 3 Replies

For those whose goats are not pastured full time, I am interested in hearing about the nature of the surface your goats are on outside and how you manage the space.  Mine (1 NG and 2 very small Oberhalsi, all 3 1/2 -4 months old) are pastured for…Continue

Double dosing wormers

Started by Juliana Goodwin in Health. Last reply by Juliana Goodwin on Sunday. 4 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me their experience of double/triple dosing dewormers?  I know levasole isn't one you want to mess with but what about regular Ivermectin, Ivo+, Doramectin, Cydectin, Valbazen....?I think I am going to have to do…Continue

Three doelings in Oregon

Started by Jane Wagman in For Sale on Sunday. 0 Replies

Three Nigerian Dwarf doelings that are weaned and ready to go to their new herd. All of them have the genetics to be above average milkers. Can be ADGA/AGS registered. $250 eachFor pedigree info please visit:…Continue

how much lespedeza...

Started by Dee in Health. Last reply by Jackie K on Sunday. 6 Replies

So I have started feeding my girls lespedeza as a preventative measure, and it's just another part of their daily ration currently.  I was wondering if there is a minimum amount they have to ingest to be beneficial?  Can I feed it with their…Continue

Blog Posts

Re-growth after disbudding

Posted by Ralph Paterno on June 12, 2014 at 3:59pm 3 Comments

We have an 8 week old buckling who we neutered this morning using a Ritchey Nipper!  It went smoothly relatively speaking.  About a week ago though I noticed a different issue - a scur coming up.  Now they are in 3 places, about 1/2 inch tall and pretty thin (so they are kind of sharp).  What should I do?  I'm concerned about him hurting someone else when headbutting.  Do I have him re-burned by the vet? (I'm doing the burning next year)!   cut them myself somehow (how?)?  Any ideas.…

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Cutting back

Posted by Lyn Adams on June 10, 2014 at 9:47am 1 Comment

Recently a friend asked how much I feed my goats and how often. Well as of Monday I have cut back from twice a day to only am feeding. They have all the second cut they want and fresh water, minerals and baking soda . We built a 3 sided shelter for them as well, I now lock them out of the barn durning the day. This really will help to keep the barn cleaner longer. Hope this doesn't sound cruel . Curious to know what other people do.

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