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No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 10. 5 Replies

Not sure of my post went through before... basically it was talking about how we lost a one-year-old weathered male, to urinary calculi a.k.a. kidney stones… My vet said she is beyond frustrated at…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"It is the high phosphorus, which is in all grain. It is only a problem in bucks and wethers because of the tiny urethra. Does would not have a problem with a small stone. Plus milkers are usually being fed alfalfa, which is high in calcium, which…"
May 10
Darleen Somley replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"I was wondering if there is a specific thing in grain that causes the kidney stones? For example the molasses or corn..... Also was wondering if small, very small amounts of beet pulp is ok for the goats?"
May 10
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"The big problem is feeding the grain. That's what causes the stones to form.Castration has nothing to do with stones forming. Even bucks can get stones when fed grain, so age at castration has a very tiny role. The difference in the size…"
Mar 23
Lisa@pinebrook replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"Thanks for your feedback. Yes. I did contact both breeders today and one stated she is holding back on castrating ( her vets advice) until they are 6 months now. I'm Just focusing on keeping my other boy healthy and hoping he doesn't show…"
Mar 23
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"Just so no one is confused -- does in milk do need grain or they get insanely skinny. It is bucks and wethers that should not have grain. Dry does really should not get grain either because they can become obese very easily. That is really sad that…"
Mar 23
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No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's

Not sure of my post went through before... basically it was talking about how we lost a one-year-old weathered male, to urinary calculi a.k.a. kidney stones… My vet said she is beyond frustrated at how many people are told to feed grain to Goats… They do not need grain! Unfortunately two different breeders that I bought from both told me to supplement hay with grain especially during the winter... Also tends to be a link with males that are castrated too young. They should be at least 12 weeks…See More
Mar 23
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"Welcome to the group, Lisa! "
Mar 22
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At 9:21am on March 22, 2018, Janie Hynson said…

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