Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Meghan DeGroot
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  • Belleville, IL
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Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer May 30. 15 Replies

I am worried about my little goat. I am feeding her rolled oats, alfalfa pellets + timothy pellets, supplemented with MannaPro Goat Balancer. I am slowly transitioning her from the oats to Dumors…Continue

Engorged udder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Winding River Farm (Bev) May 16. 5 Replies

Hi friends! I am new to the page and have had goats for two years, but this is my first year where my doe has kidded and I am nervous! She had two babies three nights ago. This is her first…Continue

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Patty Meyer replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Thank you, and you're welcome. :) I do disbud them, but there are two kids in this group that have been allowed to keep their horns because their new owners want them to have horns. I don't have any polled genetics going. I did have a doe…"
May 30
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"What beautiful little goats Patty. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me! :) "
May 30
Patty Meyer replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"I breed mini-Nubians.  I'm only up to F2, and my F2 kids are still 50% nubian and 50%nigerian dwarf.  All my grown 50/50 mini-Nubians are around 90 to 110 lbs, I'm pretty sure.  They're definitely larger than 60 lbs.…"
May 30
Winding River Farm (Bev) replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Engorged udder
"I personally would not lock the babies away from mom at a couple of weeks of age.   I don't separate at night until  they are 4-6 weeks and eating other foods well.  I have two girls feeding quads - I substitute one each of…"
May 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"As long as you breed her to a ND buck, she should be fine because 60 pounds is typical ND weight. It's challenging when dealing with unregistered animals because you don't really know what their genetics are. So, if you're using an…"
May 7
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"When it gets dry I will take a few body pictures but I am so disappointing she might be a Kinder. I didn't know all that much about the breed other than what I read a few books. I wanted a mini Nubian because it seemed you get all of the…"
May 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"I wish there was a way to see the profile pic larger, because even on your page, where it's a little larger than on this page, it looks like your doe has erect ND ears, although her topline and rump looks like a Nubian. She is probably some…"
May 4
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"She is the one in the profile picture. She was bred to a mini nubian buck. The baby pictured is one of hers, the other looks more like a Nigerian. The brown baby has long legs compare to the other and my doe has long legs compared to my Nigerian…"
May 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Just realized you said she's in your profile picture. Is she the mom or the baby? That mom is not a mini-Nubian unless there is something wrong with my computer screen. Mini-nubians have floppy ears. The mom in that pic looks like it has…"
May 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Yeah, sounds like mom was probably a Kinder or a mini-Nubian herself ... and dad had some pretty small genetics to pass along. That would be a perfect weight for a ND. If they were selling on Craigslist, the seller may not have even know what breed…"
May 3
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Thank you Deborah! She weighed in today at 62 pounds. Her mother was a nubian and her father was a Nigerian. She is in my profile picture. She is pretty small. One of her babies I think looks more Nigerian and one looks like a Nubian with the floppy…"
May 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Sounds like you have Nubians confused with another breed. Nubians are a standard size breed, and does can weigh 150 pounds. Nigerians are not stocky. Pygmies are stocky. Nigerians are supposed to be more dairy. Do you perhaps have a kinder --…"
May 3
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Thank you for the help Deborah. That is interesting that a mini nubians be heavier than a purebred nubians? Is it because of the stocky build of the Nigerian? She is pretty little and I can lift her without an issue so I am going to put her on the…"
May 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"If she's a mini-Nubian, she's probably closer to 90-100 pounds. Pure ND does are usually around 60 pounds. With the horse dewormers, you normally double the goat's weight and dial it down to that as close as you can eyeball it.…"
May 2
Meghan DeGroot replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Thank you Deborah! I bought IVERCARE (ivermecti) Paste 1.87%. It is for horses? That is what my vet told me to get but if anyone has had issues with this wormer please let me know. I don't mind being out the $5 it cost me in order to be safe.…"
May 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Sounds like you have a good idea what's happening. That's really sad that your vet is not willing to work with you -- and that he doesn't know about dewormer resistance. There has been so much written about that in the scientific…"
May 1

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