Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Symptoms of mites

My 9 month old wether has lost hair around his eyes and the bridge of his nose. He also has crusty sores on his ears and maybe a few around…

Started by Leslie Honcoop

6 Jan 6
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Cold Weather

We moved from California to Virginia a couple of months ago. This will be our first truly cold winter with our goats. At what temps do I ne…

Started by Maggie

7 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


Ok. So my doe is definitely fading a bit. She is normally a rich light-red color but she's getting to be more blonde lately. I need to get…

Started by Melissa Senesac

88 Nov 4, 2020
Reply by Lisa Nilsen

Lesion above Eye

My 7 year old doe has a lesion above her eye. It's on the skin above her eye. Our vet is closed until Monday. I appreciate any insights you…

Started by Jennifer Simons

4 Oct 6, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


I just moved from California to Virginia. I’ve only been here a month and yesterday I lost a buck to listeriosis and another one is ill but…

Started by Maggie

5 Aug 30, 2020
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Kids with big bellies

I have 3 or 4 kids I purchased that have the round bellies like a watermelon. Fecals are clean. I don't want them to be smaller than normal…


17 Aug 23, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Questions about copper bolusing

I'm getting ready to give my goats their first dose of COWP... I'm seeing some signs of deficiency. My black goat is turning reddish, and s…

Started by Lil

7 Jul 11, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Should my goats have grain?

I have five goats -2 wethers, 2 does, 1 buck - they are all between three and four months old, and I've owned them all since they were 8 wk…

Started by Lil

2 Jun 20, 2020
Reply by Lil


What brands of minerals do y'all use? I'm new to goats, and originally bought MannaPro minerals, but after reading through all the old foru…

Started by Lil

6 Jun 18, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Sick Nigerian Dwarf Kid

Hi! My family recently got 2 baby goats. We got them when they were a few days old and they are now 4 weeks old.  The past couple of days,…

Started by Taylor

1 May 6, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


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