Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Katharine Norton
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Seborrhea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 7. 1 Reply

Hi, I recently had a 3 month old male kid diagnosed with Seborrhea, wet dandruff. He was treated and it's dried up now and he's doing well but still has these bald patches on his skin.  Anyone know…Continue

Moveable fence and rain shelter photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 9. 3 Replies

Hi therejust wanted to share these photos in case they are of use to anyone else.  We have an 8 piece moveable fence.  It's permanently tied at the corners but the middle ties on each side we loosen…Continue

Mother rejected kid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 20. 11 Replies

Hi there, just had a doe deliver early today - 2 tiny kids that she just abandoned, didn't even lick them clean.  I found them and got them cleaned warmed up, one has since died - they are so tiny.…Continue

Goat yoga?!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 26. 4 Replies

Here's a new one - goat yoga!!  Really!!  Saw it on FB so it must be true.................…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Moveable fence and rain shelter photos
"Now that you ask about that, Naomi ... that sounds like a goat thing to do. However, we've strung up a tarp between trees when we're rotating our bucks through the woods, and they haven't bothered it either. I wonder if maybe they…"
Oct 9
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Moveable fence and rain shelter photos
"No, they don't seem to do that...........?!!"
Oct 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Seborrhea
"Diseases of the Goat by Matthews says that although this can be treated with steroids, it tends to recur. When I searched online for this, I found info on dogs that said it could be caused by nutritional deficiencies. Do you have access to loose…"
Oct 7
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Moveable fence and rain shelter photos
"Cool! Thanks for sharing. Do you not have trouble with them tearing at the tarp?"
Oct 7
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"So sorry to hear that. It's really tough to save them when they're that small. You did everything you could. {hugs}"
Sep 20
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Hi Deborah, this advice is so clear and helpful, thank you.  I've made note of it all for next time - sadly won't be needing it for now as she had a rough night and died this morning....................."
Sep 20
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"With her being so tiny, I'm sure she can't take much at one time. Basically, she needs 10% of her bodyweight in 24 hours, so if she's only a pound, that's 1.6 ounces, which is not much. So, you'll need to feed her as often…"
Sep 19
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Thanks Deborah,  that was great to watch, especially to see how you held them for feeding.  I'm trying to work out a feeding schedule, any suggestions?"
Sep 19
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Wow! One pound?! You've got your work cut out for you. The smallest premie we've ever had was 1 pound, 5.5 ounces. Here's a video that shows you what she and her sister looked…"
Sep 19
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Thanks Deborah.   What I've learnt so far: -a premie can still yell really loud! -she weighs half a kilo/one pound -she still can't walk, hold up her neck or open her eyes -she's feeding well, strong despite her challenges -I…"
Sep 19
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"It's the best of the options you have."
Sep 18
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"I only have cows milk powder available, not fresh cows milk - would diluted milk powder be ok?  Or baby milk powder?"
Sep 18
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Sounds about right for colostrum. Lots of people have raised kids on cow milk, so you could use that, but get as much colostrum into the kid as possible first. They sell copper in the U.K. Can you order from U.K. websites? Even in the US we have to…"
Sep 18
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Hi Deborah,  it's her second delivery, last time she had a male with no such problems.  She is producing some liquid but it's quite thick and gross looking, almost like pus.  I'll give the milking a go, thanks for that…"
Sep 18
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Mother rejected kid
"Since you're asking if this doe will ever accept kids, I'm assuming this is a first freshener. If anything goes wrong in the birth with FFs, they are very likely to ignore or reject the kids. Also, premies are often rejected with FFs…"
Sep 18

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