Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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High Iron level in blood test result

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Thomas Feb 3. 4 Replies

I had the Vet take a sample of one of my Boys to see where his blood levels were in minerals.His results .Copper 1.5Iron 3.4Selenium .12Vitamin E .o44Zinc .88I am already adjusting for the Vitamin E,…Continue

Kids available for reservations Edgerton, Wisconsin

Started Nov 23, 2017 0 Replies

Nigerian Dwarf Kids Available.Open to the public this Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-4                                                                                     Lake Koshkonong Fiber &…Continue

Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 8, 2017. 1 Reply

Two Doelings from Lake Koshkonong Nonpareil and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) born 11.5.2017.…Continue

Here we go again!

Started Nov 6, 2017 0 Replies

Lake Koshkonongs SnoCap and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) blessed us with a doeling over the weekend. First time Mom is doing great.…Continue

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Bob Thomas replied to Dawn D. Kellogg's discussion Help!
"I have not run into this but my first guess would be an infection. Have you taken her temp? Hopefully someone who has dealt with this will jump in."
May 31
Bob Thomas replied to Lori's discussion Expectant ND Goat Mommy Here!
"Welcome to the wonderful world of Nigerians. Sounds like you have a great plan in place. If you ever get to the Madison Wisconsin area come by for a visit . Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock, Edgerton WI."
Feb 16
Bob Thomas replied to Bob Thomas's discussion High Iron level in blood test result
"My goats are on Softened and Reverse Osmosis water so no iron there. Our Nitrate levels in the well water were high enough to warrant putting the farm on RO water to avoid the nitrates causing health issues and abortions. Those corn farmers sure do…"
Feb 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion High Iron level in blood test result
"I'm still traveling, but this just popped into my head -- do you have high iron in your well water? Does it turn sinks and bathtubs orange?"
Feb 3
Bob Thomas replied to Bob Thomas's discussion High Iron level in blood test result
"I have attached the report. Thank you for your help. "
Feb 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion High Iron level in blood test result
"I'm traveling and don't have access to my resources, so can't comment on levels until Monday, but what units of measurement are those? What normal values did the lab say each one should be. Those iron levels are definitely not…"
Feb 3
Bob Thomas posted a discussion

High Iron level in blood test result

I had the Vet take a sample of one of my Boys to see where his blood levels were in minerals.His results .Copper 1.5Iron 3.4Selenium .12Vitamin E .o44Zinc .88I am already adjusting for the Vitamin E, had suspected there was an issue there that is why I tested. The curiuos part is the Iron. It doesn't seem to be interfering with his copper but is high. The goats all have RO water due to high nitrates in the water courtesy of our local corn farmers. Any thoughts on the Iron and if it is a health…See More
Feb 1
Melissa Johnson replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Chaffahaye
"I just bought a bag without research.  I'm disappointed you have to feed it out so quickly.  I won't buy it again I don't think.  I only have 6 goats.  They eat orchard grass for the bulk of their feed."
Jan 19
Bob Thomas replied to Ruben Castellanos's discussion Please help us out - Nigerian Dwarf Goats overweight !
"Good Afternoon Ruben, I am not a professional or a  Vet but have been through most of the trials and tribulations associated with goats so I will try my best here. Remember 10 of us will have 7 different opinions. Hopefully someone else can…"
Jan 6
Bob Thomas replied to Ruben Castellanos's discussion Please help us out - Nigerian Dwarf Goats overweight !
"Hi Ruben, They do not look too overweight in this picture. Their winter fluff is deceiving. Do you know how to body score? I am hoping I understood your post correctly and do not offend. I see that you are in Asheville. There should be plenty of…"
Jan 5
Bob Thomas posted a discussion

Kids available for reservations Edgerton, Wisconsin

Nigerian Dwarf Kids Available.Open to the public this Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-4                                                                                     Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock W9626 State Rd 106 Edgerton, WI. 53534 4 bucklings, one Mahogany Chaimoise with blue eyes and wattles, one Mahogany Chamoise, one Solid Golden.Also have several doelings available. Buckskin with wattles, Swiss Marked, Pinto, Solid Chocolate  All from well known bloodlines and good milking…See More
Nov 23, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017
"Congratulations!"
Nov 8, 2017
Naomi D'Andrea liked Bob Thomas's discussion Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017
Nov 7, 2017
Bob Thomas posted a discussion

Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017

Two Doelings from Lake Koshkonong Nonpareil and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) born 11.5.2017.See More
Nov 7, 2017
Bob Thomas replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion The hardest week ever
"Our hearts go out to you.  Sometimes no matter how much you do and how hard you work things still go awry. Take comfort in her two babies."
Nov 7, 2017
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If you already have goats, what's your herd name?
Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock
If you have a website, what's the URL?
http://LakeKoshFarm.com

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At 11:59am on October 23, 2017, Janie Hynson said…

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