Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Jess Johnson
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Pink eye

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jess Johnson on Friday. 2 Replies

A month and a half ago, one of my does had an infection in one eye. I treated it by squirting some LA200 in the affected eye twice a day for five days. It didn't seem to improve it.As I'd read on…Continue

Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 21. 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…Continue

Breed lines that once had a defect?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 31. 1 Reply

Last year, one of my breeding pairs resulted in a doeling with a large teat spur.This year, both goats of that pair were bred to different goats and all the kids came out great.Would you breed either…Continue

Burdizzo fail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 31. 3 Replies

Two months ago, I castrated an 11 month old with a burdizzo (emasculator from Jeffers), and only one side took.This definitely could have been operator error, it was my first time using the tool, but…Continue

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Jess Johnson replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Pink eye
"Yikes. I have a hard enough time getting liquid on her eye, I can't imagine powder. Think I'll wait and see through the weekend, and if it progresses I'll call the vet Monday. It doesn't look any worse today and is covering 25%…"
Friday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Pink eye
"I have never heard of a goat getting a relapse of pink eye. If it is only one eye, it is usually caused by an injury -- like a piece of hay stuck in her eye or something. It's pretty much always caused by some kind of germs getting into the…"
Friday
Jess Johnson posted a discussion

Pink eye

A month and a half ago, one of my does had an infection in one eye. I treated it by squirting some LA200 in the affected eye twice a day for five days. It didn't seem to improve it.As I'd read on here, it cleared up in two weeks.So now, a month after the infection appeared to mend, it has returned. Still just the one doe and in the same eye.I've again started to treat it, same as before, and it's been three days and it's getting worse. I caught it earlier this time, so while it has gotten…See More
Friday
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,…"
Jul 21
Patty Meyer replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether
":(  That's very sad, and strange.  So sorry."
Jul 21
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
Jul 20
Jess Johnson replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"I have my goats in the woods and it hasn't been ideal. The canopy is pretty tall and tightly spaced, so not much light penetrates through. There isn't much young/new growth for them to munch on so it's like a dry lot. Only it's…"
Jun 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Burdizzo fail
"That is a really big gap between the tooth on the edge and the piece that crushes. I've heard that those have more failures, but since mine has very little space in there, I don't have personal experience with a big gap like that. I'm…"
May 31
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Breed lines that once had a defect?
"It's obvious when you look at boer goats, as well as sheep, that if you totally ignore extra teats, they will be reproduced in offspring again and again. However, I think there might also be a nutritional component because we had a LOT of teat…"
May 31
Jess Johnson posted a discussion

Breed lines that once had a defect?

Last year, one of my breeding pairs resulted in a doeling with a large teat spur.This year, both goats of that pair were bred to different goats and all the kids came out great.Would you breed either goat to the other's offspring? Or the offspring to each other?I'm not sure how many generations to wait before crossing those lines again, if ever.They each had a doeling and a buckling and I'm trying to decide if the boys should be weathers or bucks, and, along with other factors of course, this…See More
May 30
Jess Johnson replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Burdizzo fail
"I ended up using the tool upside down and it worked. I'll attach a photo of the tool I used. It's not the easiest to see, but it's perfectly flush at the top and very gradually separates along the way to the bottom."
May 30
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Burdizzo fail
"You wouldn't be able to see the scrotum as well if you held the burdizzo upside down, but assuming you crunched the cord, it would work. I personally hold the cord with one hand while closing the burdizzo with the other hand, so the cord…"
Apr 3
Jess Johnson replied to Jeff Windham's discussion Separating my Buck
"Since my does and buck lived together for my first kidding, I'll chime in. I never anticipated keeping does and bucks together, but I bought a buck ahead of schedule since I couldn't get my one doe bred via driveway breeding. So two does…"
Dec 16, 2016
Jess Johnson replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Mud in vagina?
"Don't know if that's in your book, or if I've just seen it here, but I repeat that in my mind, too, when I start to get nervous about something. Thankfully, that's been happening less and less the longer I have goats. Thanks,…"
Dec 5, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Mud in vagina?
"Thanks for sharing that, Michael! Reminds me of the vet professor 11-12 years ago who said, "I have a hard time getting excited if a goat is walking around, eating, drinking, and chewing its cud," when I rushed in a goat I thought I was…"
Dec 5, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Mud in vagina?
"Years and years ago I was a paramedic. One of the really early rules I learned was "Treat the patient, not what you think" meaning more particularly, that one shouldn't medicate unnecessarily.  I don't mean to be flippant,…"
Dec 3, 2016

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