Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Melissa Johnson
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  • Eugene, OR
  • United States
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Thin 7 yr old doe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Feb 13. 8 Replies

Doe that is thin.  I can feel readily her spine.  Her sides are fairly sunken in.  Unusually...I feed orchard grass. She has been wormed, fecal done, came back ok, did three b12 injections 3 days…Continue

Cream at lactation end

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julieanne Cook Jan 26, 2017. 6 Replies

6 month lactation for this doe. I'm drying her up and am milking once every day or day and half as needed. My last two milkings surprised me with the cream! Anyone else ever see this?I'm floored.…Continue

Tube feeding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Jul 19, 2016. 7 Replies

Have a baby that I have to tube feed. -(. It weighs 2 .2 lbs. fed it 1 1/2 ounce hour and half ago.Told that too much. Help. Weak, kid, no suck reflex, all day. Breech birth with hock bent against…Continue

Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Feb 11, 2016. 2 Replies

I have a doe due March 2 and I just separated her from the other does. She has a little dried blood on her vulva and when she peed it was a little pink, but that could have been the dried stuff being…Continue

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Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"Thanks that answers some questions.  I waited out in the barn with a cup and caught the sample. :)  they always tell me to keep the sample refrigerated.  I'm sure they do as well.  So I feel better about that. maybe I should…"
Feb 13
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"You don't have to do anything special to get barber pole to show up in a fecal flotation, but if you didn't use a fresh poop sample, the eggs may have hatched. And hopefully they do the test as soon as you take the sample to the vet office…"
Feb 12
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"would barber pole or a show up in a fecal?  I read it had to be fecal sedimentation??  I mentioned that to the vet and he said he didn't think the lab used that procedure for barber pole worms.  .. Yikes."
Feb 12
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"Thnx.  The beginning of the story.   I checked her lids in January and they were very light pink.  I thought maybe worms.  after some reading, I treated  with safeguard.  I dosed at 8cc/100.  In ten days I gave her…"
Feb 12
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"I have never used red cell. My philosophy is to figure out the cause of the anemia and treat the cause. The body is great at producing its own red cells when everything is in balance. I've had goats come back from paper white eyelids in only a…"
Feb 12
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"I discovered WalMart has Red Cell iron supplement for horses in the qt bottle.  Do you have a dose?  I'm thinking give her red cell, nutri- drench and more b12?   I've read give the red cell every day for a few days, other…"
Feb 12
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"Thanks for the response! wish I had a way to weigh them.  I'm guessing she's about 65 pounds.  She's my largest structured doe.  I probably am under dosing her on the copper. Her eye lids are still pale pink, after…"
Feb 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Thin 7 yr old doe
"She doesn't look terribly thin, so that's good. When dosing for copper deficiency, the usual dose is 1 gram per 22 pounds. I usually give my ND adult does 4 grams. What do her eyelids look like? Pink? White? Red? Is she pooping berries,…"
Feb 10
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Thin 7 yr old doe

Doe that is thin.  I can feel readily her spine.  Her sides are fairly sunken in.  Unusually...I feed orchard grass. She has been wormed, fecal done, came back ok, did three b12 injections 3 days apart. she was hollering last night, heat, so wondering if that's problem. This has been going on for little more than month. her color was faded looking gave copper 2 gr. On January 25thi hadn't been feeding much grain during early winter, just enough to move them.  Started giving her about a cup in…See More
Feb 10
Melissa Johnson replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Chaffahaye
"I just bought a bag without research.  I'm disappointed you have to feed it out so quickly.  I won't buy it again I don't think.  I only have 6 goats.  They eat orchard grass for the bulk of their feed."
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Noahs Oak
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At 10:34am on June 4, 2015, Megan Green said…

Thanks for the help, Melissa. I'm treating the girls for lice. I'm actually in Alaska, and we still have lice issues even without heat and humidity. I just haven't had problems with any of my girls losing their fur because of lice, so I'm worried it's a deficiency issue. I gave them all a copper bolus and a bit of Bose, but am wondering if they need more zinc too. 

At 1:48am on February 7, 2013, Margaret Langley said…

BTW, meant to tell you that, I especially like Romeo's 8 month old pic. I think he looks pretty tuff in it too! He struck a really nice pose there. Love that deep Mahogany color especially with those eyes! I would love to get the color of that look in my herd one day!

At 7:44pm on February 4, 2013, Margaret Langley said…

Well, you may actually mean Oak, after all. He is on my profile pic! He is from Oldesouth farm! That was actually the first buck I found, but it took me longer to get him here. I bought him as a kid and he is not proven yet. He is 16 months now and has 4 wives, so hopefully soon he will have children. You couldn't ask for one to pose any better than he did in that pic. He really was strutin' his stuff wasn't he? He was just as beautiful, when I finally got to him in person too. Only now he is so black! You wouldn't believe how that hair has grown out all black looking! He is still really tiny and short! Hope he grows some more. Sure he will as he is not even a year and a half yet. But I certainly do not think he will ever go over size, that's for sure. He is as fat as a little pig. Looked pregnant when I got him and still does. Very easy keeper! A real sweetheart too!

 
 
 


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