Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Freddy wright replied to Freddy wright's discussion 9 week old goat little worms in poop
"Ok Deborah Thank you soo much. Freddy"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"So sad! Let us know what happens."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Freddy wright's discussion 9 week old goat little worms in poop
"The only worms that can be seen in poop with the naked eye are tapeworms. TSC has Safeguard for goats, which works for tapeworms, but it must be given at 2X the labeled dosage for 3 days in a row. This is ONLY the dosage for tapeworms. It kills…"
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9 week old goat little worms in poop

Ok here we goWhat do you use for a 9 week old goat that has a few worms in his poop pellets?I see that there are various products out thereBut not surewhich one would be the bestSeems to be 3 or 4 different ones at tractor supplyThe worms look about a 1/4 inch in lengthThank youSee More
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Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"Thank you all.  Here is where she is this evening (as of 8:00 p.m.: "I've been at the vet all afternoon and just got home about 30 minutes ago. We sat there with the doeling forever. Wouldn't you know she wouldn't seize in…"
21 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Nicole's discussion Bully doe
"You might try putting her in a smaller pen or kennel during the night if it bothers you. This kind of behavior is pretty normal, but I have culled a doe that was overly aggressive and antagonistic. How long have you had all the goats? In my…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Nicole's discussion Hello!!!
"WELCOME!! I'm off to your bully page. :) "
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"When they gave it to kids that were born via a c-section at U of I, it was something tiny like .1 cc or .2. They used an insulin syringe because the quantity was so small."
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Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"How much Bo-Se?  I have some and some syringes that I can get to her. "
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"If she's improving from sugar being absorbed through her mucus membranes but can't seem to digest colostrum, it sounds like something is wrong with her digestive tract. "
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"A good source of high mineral content, that would be easy to get into a kid is Black Strap Molasses. Just be sure it's unsulfured. A 1/2 a tsp of that might help boost her needs. "
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Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"She tried maple syrup again and then baby was fine for a while, standing.  Then started again."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"Two things that immediately come to mind ... all the pieces and parts are not quite put together correctly or selenium deficiency. There's nothing you can do if it's the former, but if it's the latter, a BoSe injection might help. Let…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Sickly newborn doeling
"It's good that baby got some colostrum... is she keeping warm? I had a buckling that was failing and wasn't warm enough... I held him on a heating pad for a while, until his mouth didn't feel cold anymore, and he pulled through. I…"
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Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Sickly newborn doeling

A friend just messaged me about her doeling born night before last.  I have no idea how to help but maybe someone here does:Friend has twins born yesterday morning, asking me for help.Doeling born during night yesterday (night before. She started not being able to walk late afternoon yesterday. Like her front legs weren't working.I brought her inside and syringe fed her a little bit a few times in the night. She started seizing in the evening, that's why I kept her in I gave b complex orally as…See More
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Myra Isaac replied to Myra Isaac's discussion Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency
"Thanks!! I'll look into that!"
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Beverley Sieminski replied to Myra Isaac's discussion Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency
"I found the concentrated Morantel tartrate at Hoeggers goat supply.   It comes in a l lb package and is easy to add to their grain.   Mine would never eat the pellets but this works fine. "
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9 week old goat little worms in poop

Started by Freddy wright in Health. Last reply by Freddy wright 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ok here we goWhat do you use for a 9 week old goat that has a few worms in his poop pellets?I see that there are various products out thereBut not surewhich one would be the bestSeems to be 3 or 4 different ones at tractor supplyThe worms look about…Continue

Sickly newborn doeling

Started by Glenna Rose in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

A friend just messaged me about her doeling born night before last.  I have no idea how to help but maybe someone here does:Friend has twins born yesterday morning, asking me for help.Doeling born during night yesterday (night before. She started…Continue

Bully doe

Started by Nicole in Goats 101. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Anyone with experience with bully goats. I started my herd with 2 young bucks (one wethered, one not). I have since added 2 does. The girls are older so a bit bigger, the boys are barely 6 months). The boys get along great (they are brothers), and…Continue

Hello!!!

Started by Nicole in Introductions. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello to you all!!!So glad there is this forum! I am new to goats but so excited about my new venture into the home dairy farm. I have a small herd of 4 right. I'm currently having an issue with one very mean and aggressive doe, I hope some of you…Continue

Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency

Started by Myra Isaac in Health. Last reply by Myra Isaac yesterday. 10 Replies

I've had my NDs since January of this year. Cayenne was bred late January and kidded in June. Except for one that died last winter all of my goats have been very healthy except for Cayenne who seems to be almost chronically copper deficient. She…Continue

Hello from BC

Started by Susan Peach in Introductions. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski yesterday. 3 Replies

HI all, I'm on the west coast of Canada in the beautiful province of British Columbia. We have a mixed farm with 8 ND goats, and one more to come in December. We have been raising these lovely animals for just over a year now and just adore them!…Continue

Hay - free choice or ration?

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

Do most folks just keep the hay feeder filled and let the goats help themselves, or do you dole out a set amount at each feeding?We were giving our goats our cattle hay until recently, as this is what they got last year and seemed to do fine on it.…Continue

Assistance needed on How to do fecals with microscope

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Saturday. 3 Replies

I'd like to get a microscope and do my own fecal tests on my NGs.  How can I get more information on how to do this?  Is there a procedure written up somewhere?  Any references?  what power microscope is needed?  Any slide prep?  Is there any place…Continue

Breeding memo practices

Started by Glenna Rose in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Saturday. 8 Replies

Okay, folks, a buck was advertised that I was interested in breeding one of my girls to.  I had sent the link to my goat person who noticed something I did not.  Now I am wondering how common this is:  "Doe kid only service memo will be provided for…Continue

Kid lightened in color following disbudding - copper or something else?

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 3 Replies

My goats need a lot of copper and I copper bolus.  My does recently got done and needed it - I was behind in their needs as I think they increased their needs due to pregnancy and lactation.One baby in particular was much darker when he was younger…Continue

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 1 Comment

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

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