Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Emily
  • Lake City, FL
  • United States
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Feeding horse feed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 13. 17 Replies

Does anyone here feed horse pellets instead of goat? I have been struggling with copper antagonists here like crazy and was getting very frustrated. I found out that the previous owners of our…Continue

EmLab Pregnancy tests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Jul 6, 2016. 3 Replies

I recently ordered pregnancy tests through EmLab and I wanted to share my exciting results!! It's the only test to my knowledge that uses urine. You add one mL of urine to the tube and if it turns…Continue

Hyperextended knees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Hoff Jul 2. 13 Replies

I have a doe whose front knees are hyper-extended and I was hoping someone here could help me figure out why. I've had so many different opinions I'm not sure what to do and I'm ready to throw the…Continue

Do *Goat* vaccines even work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Winding River Farm (Bev) Mar 15, 2016. 8 Replies

I've been going back and forth in my head about vaccines. Is there any scientific evidence that they even work in goats? I talked to a vet who was really pushing them and when I questioned their…Continue

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Rachel Hoff replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"After talking to a vet friend and some other people I decided to change management in the hopes to at least halt the damage. I regret not taking a "before" photo, but to give you an idea, if her upper leg was perpendicular to the ground…"
Jul 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"Sweetlix Meat Maker seems to have the best combination in all of the minerals that I've looked at, which includes Onyx, Manna Pro, Fertrell, Purina, Golden Blend, and probably a couple more that I don't recall at the moment."
May 13
James Tinker replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"I have been using the onyx as it is available, what else would you recommend, an ADM mineral, or one from tractor supply or Orscheln's"
May 12
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"Sorry I misunderstood your last post about hyper-extended legs. I was thinking that it was what people talk about in newborns. Years ago there was a website that had a picture of a goat with very crooked legs that they said was due to copper…"
May 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!"
May 8
Emily replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"My buyer's think the little pouch left behind with the burdizzo is funny. I tell them it's the wether's souvenir and they think it is hilarious.  "
May 6
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"Here is the thread I started about it a while back. Since posting this, several other goats from the same sire, who live on different farms, have all had legs that have the same issues. Here are some links with other farms that are talking about it.…"
May 6
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"I am copper bolusing every 2 months with 4 grams of copper, and giving replamin gel plus every 2 weeks. They also had Sweetlix magnum milk mineral (1,725ppm copper) and were still showing signs of deficiency. I am hoping that the 2,500ppm in the…"
May 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"About the Kaeco article -- I didn't read the whole thing, but since you mentioned their copper suggestion, I did look at that. The way that they say copper above 250 ppm is toxic, is kind of a worthless comment. What measurement are they…"
May 6
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"Hi Deborah! I ended up leaving it out in addition to Sweetlix because I noticed the issues with the other minerals. I can no longer get it because the feed store would need me to buy an entire pallet for them to order some in. I am currently trying…"
May 5
Emily replied to Debbie Nightingale's discussion Oil of Oregano
"Hello from Florida! We are basically a parasite paradise and battle things like Barberpole and coccidia year round. I began using Oregano essential oil (heavily diluted) in conjunction with sweet orange essential oil as a treatment/preventative. I…"
May 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"Emily -- here's the post I wrote on cobalt -- https://thriftyhomesteader.com/goats-cobalt/ Also, a month or two ago someone sent me the nutritional analysis of Onyx, and I would not recommend it. It has a lot of copper in it, but it is low in a…"
Mar 26
Trish replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"I do and some brands have diatomaceous earth mixed in as well a higher copper content.  I have fed for a few years to bucks and does off and on inbetween hay and with.  Sometimes I even soak in water and they love that.  I do NOT feed…"
Mar 26
Rachel Hoff replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"Looking at her you wouldn't think she was deficient in copper at all. Long, shiny, soft fur....The buck's owner at the time of the leg issue thought possibly an injury too but when he was appraised we learned of the issue because the…"
Nov 18, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"Crooked legs are one of the few symptoms that I've seen listed in books for copper deficiency. They never mention the symptoms of mild deficiency. I also wonder if the buck could have had an injury that simply healed?"
Nov 18, 2017
Rachel Hoff replied to Emily's discussion Hyperextended knees
"She's 2 1/2 years old. Her sire was the same age when he started to develop it. However, I chatted a bit with his new owner and she said he's got nice straight front legs and there is no sign of limping now. "
Nov 16, 2017

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