Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Judy H
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Causes of Goat Polio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 23, 2017. 9 Replies

My neighbor has 2 does that are 2 years old (I have the Dam and Sire).  One of them came down with polio.  She acted fast and the vet started treatment for polio as well as M-worm.  She is grinding…Continue

What causes low %BF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy H Jun 10, 2017. 3 Replies

I just got milk test results back form my new doe.  She has freshened 3 times.  She is in week 12 of her lactation cycle.  The test gave a result of 2.4%!  That seems shockingly low for a ND.  What…Continue

Milk taste

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 1, 2017. 7 Replies

In November I purchased a new doe as I decided I want to improve my herd.  She is 4 years old, and has freshened twice before coming to me.  She was already bred when I bought her.  She comes from…Continue

Evaluating Buckling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy H Apr 11, 2017. 4 Replies

Can someone point me towards a good source of information on how to evaluate a buckling?  I am not finding it in the archives, maybe I am not using the correct search terms.  I am improving my heard…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"It would be unusual to have a zinc deficiency with the Magnum Milk since it is low in calcium. It will be interesting to see how they respond when you switch back to grass hay."
Apr 9
Marie S. replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"I am supplementing w/ the Magnum Milk....which is not what I wanted originally (I wanted the Meat Maker), but our local feed mill couldn't get the Meat Maker, but could get the Magnum milk (for some odd reason).  I am also supplementing…"
Apr 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"Which Sweetlix are you using? Meat Maker or Magnum Milk? Those names confuse a lot of people. Meat Maker is actually best for most goats because it has 2 to 1 calcium to phosphorus ratio, whereas Magnum Milk has 1 to 1. It is for goats eating a diet…"
Apr 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"I usually have about 20 milkers, so I just filled up the mineral feeder about half full. It's the black one pictured in the Amazon ad on the right. They take a fairly long time to go through it -- unless I run out of the Sweetlix. Then the…"
Apr 5
Marie S. replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"Thanks, Deborah!! I feel much better now, about using the selenium/E free choice & I knew you would know the background info on it!!!  Thank you for all your research & studying that you do (and sharing that info with everyone!)…"
Apr 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"It's the Vitamin E-Selenium product that she said is supposed to be mixed into feed. I've been using this one for two years, free choice, and everyone is fine. I used the selenium from Caprine Supply for five years with no problems.…"
Apr 5
Marie S. replied to Judy H's discussion Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder
"I have been wanting to try the Fertrell selenium/E supplement for my herd, (and this was before I saw this post), and the lady there emailed me back the following email (and now I'm kind of scared to give it a try!) : We received your email…"
Apr 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Thanks for the update. It is important to start treatment ASAP whenever a goat has those neurological symptoms because none of the possibilities are good. A simple thiamine deficiency is probably the best possible diagnosis of all of them because it…"
Jul 23, 2017
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Patty, Deborah - thanks for the good wishes and support.  I just thought I'd post an update of the doe.  After treatment of thiamine and banamine shots and dewormer, it looks like she is almost recovered and is returning to her usual…"
Jul 23, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Sorry for the delay. I don't know why Ning didn't alert me that you'd responded.  What you've described sounds more like listeriosis. Is she on antibiotics?"
Jul 19, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
":( Wishing all of you the best recovery possible, and no more cases of illness."
Jul 19, 2017
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"The vet examined the goat and said that there was no reason for her to be in pain and that the random crying out and the loosing of consciousness was neurological and it is because she goes blind temporarily and cried out of fear and disorientation.…"
Jul 17, 2017
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"Could it be an injury that she sustained while out in the pasture that we didn't know about? Apparently she lost consciousness for a few minutes this morning after crying out in pain and collapsing."
Jul 17, 2017
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"I just heard from my neighbor, her doe has taken a turn for the worse. She is loading her goat in the car and driving her back to the vet."
Jul 17, 2017
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"The symptoms were that she was walking around looking like she was drunk, standing and staring off into the distance, occasionally collapsing when walking, lethargic.  One of my does had m-worm last year so my neighbor thought it might be that…"
Jul 17, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
"I don't understand why the vet would think it's polio because the goat was grinding her teeth. That just means the goat is in pain. What other symptoms was the goat having? You didn't mention the treatment, but if it was simply…"
Jul 16, 2017

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At 10:02pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…
I looked up his pedigree and will send you details tomorrow. He's registered with ADGA. Sire's bloodline is mostly Chenango Hills and dam's bloodline is mostly Dawnland. Chenango Hills has many milk stars and national milking awards.
At 10:00pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…
Hi,

He has scurs- horn scurs- not scours. He's very healthy.
At 2:00pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…

I need to look up the boys' pedigrees for you. The buckling did sire kids, for a woman I had originally sold him to. But then she decided she didn't like his color (brown and white) and wanted more colorful goats. I have both of his parents and they're wonderful goats, so I took him back and have been trying to decide whether to sell him. He has scurs, so I wouldn't charge very much for him. His dam is a good milker. I should be able to send you details of his bloodlines tonight or tomorrow.

 
 
 


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