Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Michael Garwood
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  • Lilydale, Victoria
  • Australia
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Hair loss around face

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 5, 2016. 4 Replies

Our doe Chloe, now 2 years old and a first freshener as of first week of August (2 kids), has a strange to us hair loss on her face. We didn't notice this last year and don't know if it is associated…Continue

Still worrying.... Is she too big?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 6, 2016. 2 Replies

Chloe now has 8 weeks till kidding. This is a photo from today. She has at least two kids in there (vet said he could see two by ultrasound but that there might be more; his probe was not good enough…Continue

Julia's (Woody Glen) Linear Appraisal videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm May 7, 2016. 1 Reply

Julia, Thank you so much for putting the videos of your goats being appraised up on youtube. That is SO helpful and informative. Wonderful!!!!! I wish more people would do that. (It is especially…Continue

Do Nigerians cycle year round?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phebe Dec 11, 2015. 14 Replies

I have read here that some does cycle year round, some don't, and some cycle year round but are not ovulating year round.I have some questions about this:First, are there Nigerians that actually DO…Continue

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Michael Garwood replied to Annieday's discussion Would You use this buck???
"To be blunt, why use him if you have doubts?  You will regret it if you do continue to use him. You already are having doubts about the goats he sired. You don't need to do this to yourself. I agree with Deborah; the breeder was…"
Jul 16
Michael Garwood replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"We will be the first to admit that our goats are spoiled, but though they have lovely large paddocks with green grasses (and weeds) that many a sheep or cow would love, our girls and boys stand in one corner and then when hungry, wander back into…"
Jun 19
Michael Garwood replied to Theresa B's discussion Milk Production Expectations
"Glenna,We also have found that weighing gives the more reliable result. If the milk is a bit frothy, we have found we are measuring air! We weigh the bottle before milking, then simply subtract that weight from the bottle with milk in it. Too…"
Jun 19
Michael Garwood replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Bottle Baby Routines
"We have now bottle raised eleven kids. This was necessary because the kids were the result of embryo transfers and we didn't want the "wild" surrogates to raise the kids. What we did required us to be VERY observant so as to be able…"
Mar 11
Michael Garwood replied to polly jackson's discussion ammonium chloride for bucks
"Julia and Bev,We are puzzled too about the reason for the wether getting plugged. We are assuming it is something we are doing wrong, probably in the feeding somehow. Our concern is that the possibility is there that what has appeared in…"
Feb 10
Michael Garwood replied to polly jackson's discussion ammonium chloride for bucks
"OK..., Around this subject again,  because we have had the urinary stones in our wether. Our buck Hermes and his sidekick, Hatfield the wether, eat about the same diet. They usually get rye-clover hay. They sometimes get oaten hay. Infrequently…"
Feb 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Michael Garwood's discussion Hair loss around face
"I give kids their first COWP when they're weaned. For doelings that we keep and don't wean, I usually give them a dose sometime between 4-6 months."
Sep 5, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Michael Garwood's discussion Hair loss around face
"A follow up on the copper deficiency: having given the six adults COWP, is there any reason to consider it for the month old kids? Or are they "protected" by the milk? At what age should it be considered if not immediately? Thanks,Michael"
Sep 3, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Michael Garwood's discussion Hair loss around face
"Thank you Deborah. This morning here, we had already about decided that that was the case! Accordingly, all the adults got the COWP dosages. "
Sep 2, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Michael Garwood's discussion Hair loss around face
"That's a classic symptom of copper deficiency, although her hair is still quite red, and their hair usually fades before anything else. Does she have a faded coat anywhere else on her body? I would not expect external parasites with hair loss…"
Sep 2, 2016
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Hair loss around face

Our doe Chloe, now 2 years old and a first freshener as of first week of August (2 kids), has a strange to us hair loss on her face. We didn't notice this last year and don't know if it is associated with her new role as a producer of milk, or if it is just hair loss because we are entering springtime here in the southern hemisphere. The loss, or perhaps it is a colour change?, is around her eyes and ears particularly noticeable. See photo....She is not getting any grain or pellets. She gets…See More
Sep 2, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Comment please, alfalfa and males
"OK, back to alfalfa questions.... We have read a thread on The Goat Spot site about feeding alfalfa to bucks and it seems that there are breeders who feed alfalfa without issues (urinary calculi). I raise this again because we have a new batch…"
Aug 24, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Kelly Wood's discussion Ivermectin and age question
"Thank you Deborah!"
Aug 16, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Kelly Wood's discussion Ivermectin and age question
"We have two 10 day old kids which are the result of embryo transfers. Unfortunately, we were unable to collect them from the surrogates at birth as we had done with all the previous kids (2014 and 2015), and I only was able to pick them up…"
Aug 15, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Dilemma regarding Cryptorchid
"I made a mistake in writing....What I wrote above, "What that meant was that there was no possibility that the condition was not a consequence of something happening in the womb." What I intended, and what I should have written, is,…"
Jul 5, 2016
Michael Garwood replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Dilemma regarding Cryptorchid
"Glenna (and Deborah, and others),Year before last we had two buck kids born. Both were bi-lateral cryptorchids like your buck kid. At this point, though I am prepared to admit that the condition might not always be the consequence of genetics,…"
Jul 5, 2016

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buck transport

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

I am looking for transport of an adult NDG buck from Utah to Texas. Is anyone going that way with room?

Thanks,

Michael

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At 8:50am on June 4, 2015, Janet Dowell said…
Ohhhh....I get to have another friend! How exciting! You're welcome to use the picture. I'll post another one that's just as funny in my OP that you can use as well if you want.
At 7:06pm on July 2, 2013, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…

Welcome to the group! You're our first member from Australia! Hope you will take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Forum" in the "Introductions" area. I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

 
 
 


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