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Maggie
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  • Lakeside, CA
  • United States
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Weak kid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 17. 4 Replies

I have a kid who was born yesterday and I’m trying to determine if she is just tiny and weak or if there is something else going on like a selenium issue or other problem. Her front legs are…Continue

Early/premature labor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Apr 16. 23 Replies

How early is too early for a goat to go into labor? What is the earliest that a doe can safely kid? Continue

VitaFlex Selenium

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Mar 25. 3 Replies

Can I leave loose selenium vitamin E combo out like I would my regular minerals? The brand is VitaFlex I’ll include a pic of the mineral content. If I shouldn’t leave out free choice due to risk of…Continue

Immunity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Mar 2. 5 Replies

What does everyone do to boost immunity in times of stress such as moving, transport etc?Continue

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Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Weak kid
"Please keep us posted on her progress!"
Apr 17
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"Thanks guys! Yeah I know she wasn’t really off I just teased her about being late for her. Yeah I always keep an eye on their weight to make sure they’re growing. I pulled one of the kids because it’s tiny and needs some extra help…"
Apr 16
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Weak kid
"Thanks guys! Yeah she is the smallest kid i have ever seen. I didnt expect her to live through the night but she did. Yes I am mostly syringe feeding her but she is able to nurse from mom if i hold her up. However with her mostly inside and mom…"
Apr 16
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Weak kid
"Oh wow! That is SUPER tiny! I had a 1 pounder a couple years ago. She literally fit in my outstretched hand. I fed her around the clock every 2-3 hours with a syringe for about 3 or 4 days until she was strong enough to actually suckle. My concern…"
Apr 16
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"I'm so glad that things are turning around for you Maggie! Congrats on the quads! Be sure to keep an eye on how much they are gaining. NDs should gain about 4 oz per day. I've had them start out just a little short on that number but then…"
Apr 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"Congratulations! Day 146 is right on time!!! Anything between 145 and 150 is perfectly normal. "
Apr 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Weak kid
"If she is under a pound, I'm surprised she's alive! Wow! The smallest kid I've eveer had survive was somewhere around 1 pound and 4 ounces, and she couldn't stand at all for two or three days. She would have starved to death if…"
Apr 16
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"Update on my doe who had kidded early both times before, as predicted this year she went late haha. Day 146 with quads! Goats always keep me guessing!"
Apr 16
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Weak kid

I have a kid who was born yesterday and I’m trying to determine if she is just tiny and weak or if there is something else going on like a selenium issue or other problem. Her front legs are perfectly strong and normal but her back legs are very weak. She seems to walk on her knees. She tries to stand but the back legs always buckle. Now again she was born yesterday, so this may just take time but I want to get ahead of it. She was one of quads, she was the smallest (under 1lb) and the last to…See More
Apr 16
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"Oh goodness! I sure do hope so! You have really been through the ringer. "
Apr 9
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"I noticed the selenium too. She hadn’t had an extra selenium in a week or so but in the last month she had had extra selenium. Ive taken that off of my supplement list for now. Until the day she died she had been acting normally. That day she…"
Apr 9
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"Congrats on your new kid!! Glad all went well!"
Apr 8
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"Wow- uterine infection- did she have any signs of an infection? Fever, lethargy, not eating? Stinky discolored discharge? Or did you just find her? Sometimes they hide being sick soooo well that we miss it entirely =/ I was really expecting…"
Apr 8
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"The above pictured doe kidded today at day 141 to a healthy big single buck kid. Both are doing great! The necropsy mineral results for my doe that died are on the Copper? Zinc? Selenium? Thread. "
Apr 8
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"Ok here are the mineral results from the necropsy on the doe. The copper levels had gone down since my bucks necropsy three months ago. Parasite overload was not observed and official cause of death was uterine infection."
Apr 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Early/premature labor
"So sorry to hear your doe died. But like you said, hopefully her necropsy can help the others. Nothing can replace lab work. Let us know what you learn!"
Mar 31

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