Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Thanks for the update. It is important to start treatment ASAP whenever a goat has those neurological symptoms because none of the possibilities are good. A simple thiamine deficiency is probably the best possible diagnosis of all of them because it…"
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Patty, Deborah - thanks for the good wishes and support.  I just thought I'd post an update of the doe.  After treatment of thiamine and banamine shots and dewormer, it looks like she is almost recovered and is returning to her usual…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether
"I'm so sorry to hear this. Funny thing is that I just wrote a blog post recently about constipation in goats.  http://thriftyhomesteader.com/goat-constipation/ It's not unusual for people to assume a goat is constipated when in fact,…"
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Patty Meyer replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether
":(  That's very sad, and strange.  So sorry."
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Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Oh...and now it looks completely normal..."
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Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Congrats!  So cute!  I have no idea how my words are showing up this big... :)"
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Jess Johnson posted a discussion

Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether

A coworker got her first goat about 4.5 months ago when he was a day or two old (already disbudded and banded).She got the second one, who was dam raised and banded at 7 weeks, just over a month ago.A week and a half ago she asked me about constipation in goats and I asked what was going on and she said the younger one's poo was clumpy. I said that happens for a variety of reasons and she could give him some probios and keep an eye on it, that's all I've ever had to do.Yesterday I asked how…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to britt greenland's discussion One day milk test? So confusing!
"Yes, owner-sampler is eligible for milk stars. About the only thing you're not eligible for is Top Ten status, but very few of us have to worry about that. Depending on which registry your goats are registered with, you would contact that…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"So adorable! Congratulations!"
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Naomi D'Andrea posted a discussion

Don't look if you hate cute stuff!

Our little Mira gave us three bucklings last night! All are well and figuring out nursing.Interestingly, #2 was born over 30 minutes after #1. The apparent reason for the delay was that only his face was presenting--the front legs were back with his body. Once we started thinking about helping out, though, Mira gave some heroic efforts and did it all herself! #3 followed immediately.As always, I have to express my thanks for the support of this community!I've shared a picture of my favorite.See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Sorry for the delay. I don't know why Ning didn't alert me that you'd responded.  What you've described sounds more like listeriosis. Is she on antibiotics?"
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Patty Meyer replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
":( Wishing all of you the best recovery possible, and no more cases of illness."
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"The vet examined the goat and said that there was no reason for her to be in pain and that the random crying out and the loosing of consciousness was neurological and it is because she goes blind temporarily and cried out of fear and disorientation.…"
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"Thank you. We are looking forward to learning, sharing, and meeting other NDDG in our area."
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Could it be an injury that she sustained while out in the pasture that we didn't know about? Apparently she lost consciousness for a few minutes this morning after crying out in pain and collapsing."
Jul 17
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"I just heard from my neighbor, her doe has taken a turn for the worse. She is loading her goat in the car and driving her back to the vet."
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Causes of Goat Polio

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

My neighbor has 2 does that are 2 years old (I have the Dam and Sire).  One of them came down with polio.  She acted fast and the vet started treatment for polio as well as M-worm.  She is grinding her teeth so the vet things it is most likely…Continue

Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether

Started by Jess Johnson in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 2 Replies

A coworker got her first goat about 4.5 months ago when he was a day or two old (already disbudded and banded).She got the second one, who was dam raised and banded at 7 weeks, just over a month ago.A week and a half ago she asked me about…Continue

Don't look if you hate cute stuff!

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Patty Meyer on Friday. 3 Replies

Our little Mira gave us three bucklings last night! All are well and figuring out nursing.Interestingly, #2 was born over 30 minutes after #1. The apparent reason for the delay was that only his face was presenting--the front legs were back with his…Continue

One day milk test? So confusing!

Started by britt greenland in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 4 Replies

Help!  I can't seem to find basic information about HOW to find where you can get in on a one-day milk testing.  I see lots of rules and regs on the ADG site, but I really just want to know WHERE to go or who I need to talk to.  Does anyone out…Continue

Would You use this buck???

Started by Annieday in Breeding. Last reply by Michael Garwood Jul 16. 3 Replies

I have a 1 1/2 year old buck that adore - at least his front 3/4! But I would like to put a new rear end on him! He looks like he has no width in his escutcheon at all. If he put both back feet together he would look like a pair of chopsticks!He has…Continue

Fleas

Started by Haley in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 13. 1 Reply

Can anyone tell me the best thing for fleas on goats? My boy was scratching and I found a few on him. I looked it up, but have read many different things.Thanks,HaleyContinue

Our Second Go-Round

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 13. 1 Reply

All,I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this forum. Some nights I spend hours reading old threads and (hopefully) absorbing valuable information and experiences from all of you.This coming Monday will be day 145 for our little doe, whose body…Continue

Long-dry doe (non-PG) suddenly has an udder....should I be concerned?

Started by Janet Dowell in Health. Last reply by Janet Dowell Jul 7. 2 Replies

One of my does, dry since August of 2016, has now developed something of an udder. She has had only one set of kids, born in 2015. I sent this pic to my vet (who is normally pretty knowledgeable about goats) and he said that sometimes does who have…Continue

Crazy doe

Started by Brian W Robinson in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 6. 4 Replies

I have a doe that gets a little out of her mind sometimes yesterday she kidnapped the other 2 does 5 kids and wouldn't let them back to their mothers. I separated her from the others and a couple of hours later she had one of her own. Has this…Continue

So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...

Started by Patty Meyer in Health. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jul 3. 7 Replies

I'm absolutely stunned...I had what seemed to be a perfectly healthy doe at 5:00.  At 5:30 she was dead.  What the heck?????? Here's the story:  I'd had the goats out on pasture for about an hour and a half, two hours at the most.  Around 5:00 we…Continue

Blog Posts

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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When can goat kids go out on pasture?

Posted by Sophie on May 20, 2016 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…

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