Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Maggie
  • Female
  • Lakeside, CA
  • United States
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Parasites and weight gain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher on Thursday. 3 Replies

I have a few does who have been struggling to put weight on. They don’t have hay belly and don’t seem to eat any more than usual but they are under conditioned despite having constant access to hay…Continue

Doe rebred too soon

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

I had to leave town on short notice due to a death in my family in early May. My neighbor stepped in last minute to watch my goats for the two weeks I was gone. She isn’t really familiar with goats…Continue

Penis sticks out of sheath

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Jul 15. 9 Replies

Have any of you ever seen this before? One of my bucklings frequently has his glans sticking out of his sheath. Not fully extending and not displaying any other breeding or peeing characteristics. It…Continue

Polled questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher May 24. 4 Replies

I bought my first polled doe this year. I ended up getting her at 3 days old because the breeder lives really close to me and the mother rejected the kids. At 12 weeks she is starting to have these…Continue

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Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Parasites and weight gain
"You are so very welcome! Just keep a close eye on them. If anything else changes in addition to being a little under weight, or if the weight does not improve with the grain addition, it may be time to consider de-worming ;) Tammy"
Thursday
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Parasites and weight gain
"Thank you so much. Neither of the girls in question are in milk right now which is why they hadn’t been getting the extra grain but I think I might just need to continue with it at certain times during the year regardless of milk status. Thank…"
Thursday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Parasites and weight gain
"Hi there Maggie! Are the does in milk? If so, they should be on grain in addition to the alfalfa pellets and hay. If they are not in milk, grain is certainly a good way to get them back to correct body condition. Also- do they get loose GOAT…"
Thursday
Maggie posted a discussion

Parasites and weight gain

I have a few does who have been struggling to put weight on. They don’t have hay belly and don’t seem to eat any more than usual but they are under conditioned despite having constant access to hay and pasture and regular access to alfalfa pellets. We had parasite issues last year around this time (rainy season!) and while the signs aren’t all the same, I am again assuming that it’s internal parasites. What can I do (if anything) in addition to deworming to help them get back in condition? Is…See More
Wednesday
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Doe rebred too soon
"Thanks! Yeah that was this doe haha usually I hear about bucks getting out all the time but nope my doe decided to take herself on a little vacation haha. She looks good so far and she was in good condition when she was bred but I just usually only…"
Aug 5
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Doe rebred too soon
"Hi Maggie! It sounds like you are doing everything right! I would definitely keep her off the grain as this can sometimes create BIG kids that are difficult to deliver. Just keep an eye on her overall appearance. I know it is not optimal, but many…"
Aug 5
Maggie posted a discussion

Doe rebred too soon

I had to leave town on short notice due to a death in my family in early May. My neighbor stepped in last minute to watch my goats for the two weeks I was gone. She isn’t really familiar with goats but she was my only option at the time. She did great and everyone was happy and healthy when I got back but I just learned that one of my does is pregnant. She seems to have gotten pregnant while I was gone and my neighbor confirmed that one day one of my does was in the other pen but she didn’t…See More
Aug 4
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Thank you so much for letting us know. What an unusual scenario! So very glad that it was a quick fix!"
Jul 15
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Wow! How interesting! Thanks for the update! "
Jul 15
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"I have an answer! It is a prolapse of his prepuce. Just needed to be pushed in and lightly stitched. "
Jul 15
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Yeah I was wondering about that too. I was wondering if this was a defect he could pass on too and thinking maybe I should wether him. I’ll see what the vet says. Thanks guys!"
Jul 15
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"The more I think about this the more I wonder if he will be able to breed a doe. I'd be interested to hear what a vet says about it. Let us know what you learn. "
Jul 14
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"I agree. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen. He pees normally and is the biggest of his siblings so I know he’s growing fine and continually. He certainly doesn’t seem to be affected by it but it just threw me off the first few…"
Jul 14
Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"If it were me, I would have a vet take a look at that. It may be the angle of the photo, but it looks huge compared to the normal tip of the penis, and I do not see a urethral process. The anatomy just does not look correct. Has it always been that…"
Jul 14
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"It does look different, but I probably wouldn't worry about it if he is acting normal. If you're concerned, you could ask your vet about it. Most of them are happy to answer questions over the phone and let you know if they think you need…"
Jul 14
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