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SICK GOAT
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kirstie brogan    Posted 12-04-2004 at 12:08:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HI MY NAME IS KIRSTIE AND I REALLY NEED HELP IV'E GOT A OME YEAR OLD GOAT AND SHE IS NOT DOING VERY WELL YESTERDAY MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP TO GO SEE HER I NOTICED THAT SHE WAS SWAYING FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS IF SHE WAS GOING TO FALL OVER SHE ALSO IS DRIBBLING AND GAZING IN THE SAME PLACE FOR A LONG TIME I REALLY LOVE MY GOAT AND MY DAD WON'T TAKE HER TO THE VET PLEASE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS COULD YOU PLEASE WRITE TO ME PLEASE


RichZ    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:58:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with the others, it could be something she ate, but it could be more serious. As was said before, take her temperature, and let us know what it is.

Also, do her eyes look clear, as they usually do? Does she respond to you as she normally does? Are her droppings normal? Try to put your ear to her stomach, if she'll let you. Are there sounds such as gurguling? A goat's stomach should always be quite noisy, there should be a lot going on in there.

Let us know, and we'll all try to help.


Cindi    Posted 12-04-2004 at 14:42:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aww...poor thing. Is she penned up all the time, or does she graze? Maybe she ate something that disagreed with her? Sometimes a goat will do that. If she did, it may pass. You say she's dribbling and I assume you mean she's slobbering? That can mean stomach upset. Check her for a dirty behind, like with diarhea. It could be anything honey.


Bkeepr    Posted 12-04-2004 at 12:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kirstie:

Could be quite a few things, really need more information. You need to take her temperature...what is it?

How was she acting last night? Did she eat ok? Has she been drinking? When was the last time you wormed her, and with what? Are there deer in the pasture that she lives in? What has the weather been like there?

These are the kinds of things we'll need to know if we can help. Vet is really the best bet, though, if you can talk your dad into it! :-)

Tom A


Bkeepr    Posted 12-04-2004 at 16:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kirstie:

I only just saw your earlier post. It *sounds* like it could have been something she ate, if that was the first time she had been in the old garden. It still could be a lot of things, but I had a goat that used to get stomach upsets about 2 or 3 times a year when we'd change pastures. Used to use Pepto Bismol on him, same kind you get for people. I think I used to double the adult human dose and give him that, but I wouldn't swear to the amount.

Again, it could be lots of things, but if it is an upset then this should help him out pretty quick. Let us know what happens, give us updates so if there's a hint maybe we'll figure out for sure what it is and be able to help more.

good luck,
Tom


toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 12:12:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
there are some good folks here that know alot about goats, hang on they,ll be along soon and try and help you.


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