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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 24 2017 :  11:58:43 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
EDIT_ I think one is sick! Praying it isn't pneumonia. I am too new to this. The breeder thinks she is fine...

Day 1- brought home, a few sneezes, Breeder says, oh normal, they do that when excited. Probably fine.
Day 2- Notice a cough after bottle, typically. Breeder, she's probably fine.
Day 3- Notice cough more often, Breeder, "
All goats will occasionally get a cold. Just like humans. Keep an eye on her
and make sure it doesn't turn into pneumonia. No reason to think it will. That
is just the potential bad outcome.

She wasn't coughing at all here - so the other possibility is that it might be something she is breathing in.
Any dusty hay? Mold? Anything like that which could cause irritation? You can
also take both of their temperatures to make sure they're both in the same range.

They will also cough/sneeze occasionally just like humans and it means nothing at
all other than she got something in her throat.

If she is still eating, I just watch them. Do you have a vet to call if she worsens? Do
you have any antibiotics just in case she runs a fever?

I really don't expect it to be anything problematic. And if she is drinking too fast, then
she sounds pretty healthy to me. We keep Pen G (penicillin) on hand just
in case. Having a vet you can call that has
some understanding of goats is also a plus.
We usually do phone consultations with different
vets if we have a problem we're not sure how to
handle.

Remember - antibiotics help if they need them and hurt
their rumens and immune systems if they don't. So don't
give them "just in case".

It's a possibility she is sick, but I'd be very, very surprised.
My guess is you are being overly cautious. But better
that than ignoring her."

Good tips. Still can't find a ruminant vey near.

Today- Seems worse tonight. Drank 2/3- 3/4 of normal bottle. Standing around humped over, won't play. Lightly bleating. They are actually very quiet.

Matt ran for som Penicillan, but I hope it isn't too late and that I can figure out HOW to administer it.



We just spent and exhausting and cold, but wonderful, weekend in VA. We traveled 8 hrs each way to attend Joel Salatin's Lunatic Tour. While there, we met and dined with Justin Rhodes and dozens of other like-minded families during Justin's Great American Farm Tour (search on Youtube! Lots of fun!). Then after getting home at noon yesterday, I drive to my mom's to get my dogs and my handsome boys (another 3 hrs). This morning we left at 7:30 to pick up our new French Alpine doelings! Yet, another 4 hr trip. I AM SO TIRED!!!!!! lol! But they were worth it. Meet Teacup and Zabrina.






I still have to find my thumb drive to upload and edit our Polyface video, and now our Goat video. Hopefully I will find it today! Subscribe to our youtube channel to be notified when they post. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6rAaWB8U8t13yBZCd-nwLA

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Edited by - DandeeRose on May 17 2017 02:05:30 AM

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Apr 25 2017 :  12:53:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are so cute, Alicia! I love their names! Enjoy your new furry friends and get some much needed sleep!

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3548 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2017 :  2:51:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baby goats are the cutest!! My daughter raises LaMancha goats and those babies are just so sweet. Enjoy!

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Red Tractor Girl
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Beverley
True Blue Farmgirl

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Beverley
atlanta Michigan
USA
2674 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2017 :  3:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love goats especially baby ones!!


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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 26 2017 :  3:58:58 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks ladies! Here is the video of our trip! https://youtu.be/w2Pj6GhVzqE

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  05:09:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good luck with your new babies


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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  08:10:22 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Michele! :)

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  8:09:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have they been given a shipping fever shot? This is fairly common. I know that the breeder I get my goats from always makes sure to give me a shot for shipping fever.
Here is a link. http://www.thegoatspot.net/forum/f186/shipping-fever-what-look-149572/
Good luck!!! Goats are the best! I LOVE mine!


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dmeyer
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Deborah
Jasper Missouri
USA
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Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  05:14:47 AM  Show Profile  Send dmeyer a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Get them checked. I had two die this year with the same signs. Vet said it was pneumonia. The acted fine one morning except for runny nose and were dead that night. Deborah


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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  05:27:30 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We are heading to the vet at 9:30. Her temp was 105.2 last night, we gave her about 3/4 cc of Pen.

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  10:10:45 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
As suspected, she is borderline pneumonia. Got her on ampecillan. Switched to milk replacer. Our vet said if she wasn't improved by the morning, to call for a stronger antibiotic.

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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

2992 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
2992 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  10:59:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poor baby! What is the likelihood of your other goat getting it? How do they test if it is bacterial or viral? Or do they treat goats with antibiotics regardless? Any ideas on what causes it? Hoping things get better!

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

2523 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
2523 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  12:38:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How sad. Good thing you trusted your instinct instead of listening to the breeder. Hopefully she gets well soon. Poor thing.

Krista
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  1:02:22 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Shannon- I'm not sure they do. I think they just give meds. It is contagious, so we are watching Teacup. Zabrina had a sneeze Monday that grew into a cough, that grew into labored breathing. They say moving goats is very stressful. The stress may have sent her on the spiral. It's damp and cool, so I am trying to keep them in. Zabrina is sleeping in a dog kennel, Teacup is bouncing off the furniture. lol!

Thanks Krista. I just wish I'd listened sooner.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - May 01 2017 :  7:21:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How is the goat Alicia? Been thinking and sending prayers for your baby. I am getting 2 new does in June (they will be about 8-10 wks old). I know there is such an adjustment. In spite of that, I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Such beautiful babies! (Nubians)
Anyway, just hoping the antibiotics are doing their job.


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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - May 03 2017 :  11:24:02 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks so much! As of today she is fever free!!!!! She is starting to act like a goat again! I am so thankful!

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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alee
Worland Wy
USA
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Posted - May 03 2017 :  3:11:04 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Glad you got her some antibiotics and that she is pulling out of it! Goats are a bit more delicate than more people think! They are adorable!

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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

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Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
2992 Posts

Posted - May 03 2017 :  4:20:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay! So glad to hear it Alicia!!! We are headed to the goat farm the end of this month... we will see how many we come home with :)

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - May 04 2017 :  11:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy news Alicia! Glad to hear she is feeling better!

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
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Posted - May 04 2017 :  9:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Alicia. Hope all goes well.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - May 07 2017 :  7:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
glad to hear your goats are doing well. good luck

Farming in WI

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - May 17 2017 :  02:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Zabrina is sick again. Fever 107, 4 am screaming, head twitching. I can't stand this. She is going to be well.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - May 17 2017 :  11:17:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh no Alicia. Poor little thing. Is it pneumonia again?

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YakLady
True Blue Farmgirl

652 Posts

Natalie
Montana
USA
652 Posts

Posted - May 21 2017 :  7:23:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh no :( How is Zabrina doing? Were you able to get her temp down? 107 is very high :(

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
IN
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Posted - May 21 2017 :  8:14:22 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
She is on another round of Ampicillan. Tomorrow is last dose. Thinking we need some blood work. She acts ok. She is never as energetic as Teacup, but she seems happy. I wish I could put some weight on her. Any ideas?

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YakLady
True Blue Farmgirl

652 Posts

Natalie
Montana
USA
652 Posts

Posted - May 26 2017 :  12:10:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you done a fecal on them? It's fairly cheap for your vet to do (<$15) and it could be a good idea since one got sick out the gate. If your little Zabrina is still off, definitely get her in for an exam :( Is she doing any better?

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