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Stinky nicky update
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dale anne    Posted 05-20-2004 at 05:23:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy y'all and good morning...well stinky nicky made it another nite.I am treating with cocain and thiamin...also treating fer bloat cause i am giving him water with a feeder syringe...gonna try and feed him a lil today...grain mushed in water....got him up in a sling last nite and seemed to cause respitory distress so layed him back down....seems to be a lil more aware this morning..breathing better also...he still cant get up but not pulling his head to flank as much....had to punture his ruman yesterday to let gas off....seemed to work and some time during the nite he went potty...seems that texture and color is good...he also wet....keeping him hydrated and gonna try and get him to walk with towels today...seems he may be lame on his right side...thinking this may be a secondary condition due to his lameness....gonna keep trying y'all he doesnt seem to be suffering as much as he was....i still have hope!...see how he does today and wait for Michael to come home from work before making any harsh moves one way or the other......i really want to thank y'all for the concern and support y'all are giving me...y'all are a great bunch of folks and fer a gal that stays at home on a long winding dirt road with no one close by y'all are life and sanity savers....hugs and kisses to all....will update if any changes....thanks again...dale anne


deadcarp    Posted 05-20-2004 at 07:48:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
The sickest critter we ever had was a cowdog who wiggled into the shed one rainy night. We'd seen a rat so cut up a whole ring of baloney and nailed the pieces to a plank, squirted ratnip on top and shoved the board back under the pile. Next morning we finally found the dog in the shed, the board was pulled out and the baloney was gone. We figured a whole tube of poison would do him in so just left him there and took a pan of water. He moved after a couple days and lapped up some water so we brought milk. Heck in about a week he made it to the porch, wagging his tail. It must have been a month before he could run cows again but he recovered. No vet, no meds, just licking.

We fed a fawn that had a broken (stray bullet) front hip all winter, it's now recovered and growing "his" first rack. We quit calling it baby and now call him knucklebumps. He prances around the woods and still shows himself now & then. Amazing stuff, that licking. :)


KellyGa    Posted 05-20-2004 at 06:57:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to hear back from you. I am glad he is doing better. He will make it, sounds like he will pull through, I just know it. :)

I am still rooting for him!


DD    Posted 05-20-2004 at 07:20:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ditto that for me too : )


Texas    Posted 05-20-2004 at 06:14:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck Dale Anne. I dont know a d@mn thing about goats or sheep but I do know cattle and with them, getting them on their feet when they are down works wonders sometimes. Hopefully it works the same with goats.

As an aside, oldtimers tell me they used to throw a fresh butchered steer hide over a cow, hair side up. The heat from that fresh hide would cause that cow to get up if nothing else would.


sharon g    Posted 05-20-2004 at 05:43:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dale Anne, Continuing prayers. The fact he's made it thus far sounds good. And his bodily functions sound good. Have you tried contacting goat911.com? There is a lovely lady who has helped me a great deal at yahoo group GoatBasics. She is in the agriculture department at UW. Very knowledgeable. Again, has helped me a great deal. Let me know if you would like her email addy. Virtual hugs to you and Stinky Nicky.


dale anne    Posted 05-20-2004 at 05:57:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes have tried and got no reply....just going on the info i am getting here and another forum and with alot of my gut....moms intuation thing....thank you...and gonna keep trying...dang goat was only suppose to be a breeder...not become a family member....reckon i had myself fooled bout this till he got sick....now i am glad that the man who bought lil c never came to pick him up!...still will have to get another buck iffin stinky nicky dont make it....dont believe in breeding mother and son like some do....but can still breed lil c with my other does...after all i know he comes from good stock!...waiting fer my meds to come in...gonna give everyone booster shots to cover my butt...the rest of my small herd seems fine ...but ya can bet ya hiney that i am eyeballing them every chance i get to make sure!....will let y'all know whats going on...fixing to go give stinky nicky another shot and water......thanks...dale anne


jeanette    Posted 05-20-2004 at 05:54:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
i know what you mean about staying at home deep in the middle of no where.. sounds like you are keeping busy, lots to do on the farm. best of luck with stinky!!!


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