Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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

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 a…

Started by Taylor Cameron

2 yesterday
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Sudden drop in milk production/appetite

I have a 2-year-old first freshener that I'm milking. She's at 156 days. Her normal morning milk weight has been between 1#4oz and 1#2oz fo…

Started by Naomi D'Andrea

8 Jan 8
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Symptoms of mites

My 9 month old wether has lost hair around his eyes and the bridge of his nose. He also has crusty sores on his ears and maybe a few around…

Started by Leslie Honcoop

6 Jan 6
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue…

Started by Maggie

4 Jan 6
Reply by Maggie

Cold Weather

We moved from California to Virginia a couple of months ago. This will be our first truly cold winter with our goats. At what temps do I ne…

Started by Maggie

7 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


Ok. So my doe is definitely fading a bit. She is normally a rich light-red color but she's getting to be more blonde lately. I need to get…

Started by Melissa Senesac

88 Nov 4, 2020
Reply by Lisa Nilsen

Lesion above Eye

My 7 year old doe has a lesion above her eye. It's on the skin above her eye. Our vet is closed until Monday. I appreciate any insights you…

Started by Jennifer Simons

4 Oct 6, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


I just moved from California to Virginia. I’ve only been here a month and yesterday I lost a buck to listeriosis and another one is ill but…

Started by Maggie

5 Aug 30, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Kids with big bellies

I have 3 or 4 kids I purchased that have the round bellies like a watermelon. Fecals are clean. I don't want them to be smaller than normal…


17 Aug 23, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Questions about copper bolusing

I'm getting ready to give my goats their first dose of COWP... I'm seeing some signs of deficiency. My black goat is turning reddish, and s…

Started by Lil

7 Jul 11, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


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