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Heather L
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  • Yuba City, CA
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Chronic cough

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 6. 5 Replies

I bought a new doe in milk back in July. She started coughing a few days after I got her and at fist I just thought it was because of the stress of joining a new herd. Unfortunately it kept up and…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"You're welcome! A vet professor told me many years ago that she had a hard time getting too excited about a goat if it was still eating, drinking, chewing its cud, and walking around. So, that's usually in the back of my mind when I see my…"
Nov 6
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"Ok well then I will just watch her for any other symptoms. So far thats all I’ve noticed and I’m around a lot so I feel like I’d catch it if she had any more. I read the article you linked and none of the things listed sounded like…"
Nov 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"Whenever I call the U of I vet clinic, it's usually inevitable that they'll say at some point in the conversation that they can't diagnose over the phone, so I need to bring in the goat. It's even more tough trying to figure out…"
Nov 5
Heather L replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"I checked her palate and it felt normal. How much coughing would you consider normal for bringing up cud? She has fits of coughing that consist of 8-10 hard coughs and she throws her head down when she does it. Could it be environmental? I keep…"
Nov 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather L's discussion Chronic cough
"I'm curious how you know she's coughing up mucus rather than her cud. It's not that uncommon for kids to cough when they're learning that whole process of bringing up cud to rechew. It even happens to adults once in awhile. If…"
Nov 4
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Chronic cough

I bought a new doe in milk back in July. She started coughing a few days after I got her and at fist I just thought it was because of the stress of joining a new herd. Unfortunately it kept up and got worse. Sometimes it is a dry cough and sometimes she coughs up mucus and has a runny nose. I normally use herbal wormer buy in this case I thought it might be lungworms so I dosed her with ivermec according to the instructions, every ten days for a total of 3 doses. The last dose was almost two…See More
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If you already have goats, what's your herd name?
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