Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Maggie
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  • Lakeside, CA
  • United States
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Rejection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 8. 1 Reply

Earlier in the fall I bought a new doe that Inintensed to practice AI on. It soon became evident that I would not get the chance to do that because she was already pregnant. When I brought this up to…Continue

Broken scur with opening/hole

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Jan 26. 3 Replies

I have a doe who came out of the barn this morning missing the top part of her scur. Normally I don’t think much about broken scurs. She wasn’t bleeding and at first I didn’t even give it a second…Continue

Heat after miscarriage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Jan 18. 6 Replies

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! Continue

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Jan 6. 4 Replies

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue. Hair loss on body usually sides or spine. No hair loss on…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Rejection
"I'd suggest weighing the kids as that is really the only way to know for sure that they are getting enough or not. They should gain an average of 4 ounces per day, meaning that if they gain only 3 ounces one day, I expect them to gain 5 ounces…"
Feb 8
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Rejection

Earlier in the fall I bought a new doe that Inintensed to practice AI on. It soon became evident that I would not get the chance to do that because she was already pregnant. When I brought this up to the seller she kind of said oops sometimes my buck gets out... Since then I’ve taken everything about this doe with a grain of salt. She was also supposedly a good mother used to dam raising but she kidded this morning and already seems to be rejecting the kids. She had let them nurse soon after…See More
Feb 8
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Broken scur with opening/hole
"Thanks! I never did call the vet. I’m just keeping an eye on her but so far she’s acting like nothing ever happened. When I was able to take a closer look it appears that there is that little hollow place at the top and then it gets…"
Jan 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Broken scur with opening/hole
"Interesting! I'm glad you posted the photo. When you described it, I assumed it had broken off at the base, which is where scurs usually break. And I once had a ram lamb break a horn, and it came off right at the base also, but left behind the…"
Jan 26
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Broken scur with opening/hole
Jan 25
Maggie posted a discussion

Broken scur with opening/hole

I have a doe who came out of the barn this morning missing the top part of her scur. Normally I don’t think much about broken scurs. She wasn’t bleeding and at first I didn’t even give it a second thought. But as I was leaving the pasture she came over to the gate with me and I looked down at her and noticed the top seems open. As if it’s an open tunnel all the way down like Id expect to see if I sawed through a full grown horn. I’m not sure if this is something I should worry about or call the…See More
Jan 25
Maggie replied to Jane Rogers's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Sweetie I get where you are coming from and I do understand the attachment. My son is also autistic. If you’re taking precautions and you are aware that it’s more likely they would die inside than out and you still want them there then…"
Jan 19
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"Thanks! "
Jan 18
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"If she was bleeding for 3-4 days, that sounds more serious. If it was only one day, then I wouldn't be so sure.  I'd look over the other things I mentioned in my last post to see if you can get a mineral with more selenium in it. BoSe…"
Jan 17
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"Well if that’s true then I guess I don’t know for sure. This is my first experience with a natural miscarriage. The only other time I’ve had a doe bleed is after an induced abortion with Lute after an accidental breeding with a…"
Jan 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"If this is the mineral you're using, it's low in selenium, which is very important for fertility: https://duraferm.com/product/?id=1375 Sweetlix Meat Maker and Purina both have 50 ppm selenium, and even with that, some goats still need…"
Jan 16
Maggie replied to Jane Rogers's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Look, if you want them there and you understand that being inside and getting into something could actually kill them then we can’t talk you out of it. That said if you’re really looking for advice on what’s best for goats, being…"
Jan 16
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"She was 8 weeks along she is in good condition. She’s a petite doe but she’s proportional. Her famacha score is good she’s in category 1 and I use a combo of DeraFerm goat and replamin gel. Why did she miscarry? I couldn’t…"
Jan 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Heat after miscarriage
"She will usually come into heat about 21 days later. As with so many things goat related, the question of whether or not you can breed her is ... it depends!  How far along in her pregnancy was she?  Why did she miscarry?  What is her…"
Jan 15
Maggie replied to Jane Rogers's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Honestly I don’t know why anyone would want to do this long term. All goats need at least one other goat so you’d have two indoor goats which is going to get messy. Many people have kids that need extra attention inside sometimes if…"
Jan 15
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Heat after miscarriage

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! See More
Jan 12

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