Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Judy H
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  • Colrain, MA
  • United States
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Causes of Goat Polio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 7 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

Handsome buckling for sale in Western MA

Started Jun 24 0 Replies

I am selling this handsome buckling born 3 months ago on our farm. Lovely lines, very sweet temperament.…Continue

What causes low %BF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy H Jun 10. 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. 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

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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?"
Wednesday
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."
Wednesday
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.…"
Tuesday
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."
Monday
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."
Monday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
Judy H posted a discussion

Causes of Goat Polio

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 her teeth so the vet things it is most likely polio.  The good news is that she is slowly recovering, although we expected a faster recovery.  What is a concern however is that we can't figure our what caused the polio.  She does not feed her goats any grain, she does not even own a bag of grain.…See More
Jul 16
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Handsome buckling for sale in Western MA

I am selling this handsome buckling born 3 months ago on our farm. Lovely lines, very sweet temperament.Mopaju Fermier RowanDOB: 03/09/17Sire: Sugar Moon BL Iza ManDam: Sugar Moon V Miss DalyrmpleSS: Chenango- Hills TRX Bombay Aloo *BSSS: Rosasharn BB Tom Bambadil +*BSSD: Chenango Hills Bouncy Trixie 5*MSD: Sugar Moon V ZuzannaSDS:…See More
Jun 24
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion What causes low %BF
"I have been giving her BOSS along with the grain in the milk stand, so the 2.4% is despite the BOSS.  Now I have cut way back on her grain.  I will get her tested again in about a month to see if there has been any improvement just by…"
Jun 10
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion What causes low %BF
"Butterfat is at its lowest when production is at its highest, so what you're seeing is probably the lowest butterfat of her whole lactation. Butterfat and production have an inverse relationship.  Still 2.4 is low for a ND. The reason…"
Jun 8
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion What causes low %BF
"I did a little research and it looks like there is a good possibility that she has rumen issues, Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA) may be causing her extreme low %BF.  If anyone has had this issue, please let me know.  What may have…"
Jun 7
Judy H posted a discussion

What causes low %BF

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 could cause this?  And is there anything I can do to boost it?  Before coming to my farm her milk test results were 5.5% when she freshened last year.  She is recovering from pneumonia that she had in the winter.See More
Jun 5
Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Glenna - thanks a ton for your review, I appreciate it!  We will most likely go with the Simple Pulse as it looks like the best option for now although it looks like our purchase will be delayed until next Spring.  Maybe by then they will…"
May 13
Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Julia, thanks for bringing the Simple Pulse milker to my attention, I had not see it before.  It looks like a nice system.  The reviews are all great, except there is one concern that a few people raised.  Apparently it can spray out…"
May 7
Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Does anyone have an opinion on this milking machine, or have heard of  Affordable Milkers LLC? https://www.affordablemilkers.com/products/complete-mini-milking-machine-for-goats-sheep-nigerian-dwarf-w-welch-2858b-01-vacuum-pump Since Hoeggers…"
May 7

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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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