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In Reply to: Re: Just A Question Before I Sleep posted by Vicki McGaugh on August 20, 2001 at 08:12:30:
I saw my mistake after I sent my post and was just to beat tired to correct it. You're right about the 4 teats being a Boer influence. But I knew someone would correct the error of my ways :-)
Everything you said makes perfect sense. As far as when she was born, I think she did have a touch of pneumonia a few weeks after birth. It was then that I noticed her lethargy and pretty much concluded that she had pneumonia. She was born during a pretty on again, off again time of the year weather wise. Rain and cool one day, hot and humid the next.
I treated her for 5 consecutive days with Tylan200 and Goat NutriDrench. She did not get any worse than she originally had been but there were no signs of diarrhea. She seemed to snap out of it after that week but never seemed to get a whole lot of energy. I don't know what it is but I keep thinking that I am going to go out and find her laying there on the ground with her head slung back. I'm suprised that she just keeps on going everyday - that's the kind of lethargy I am talking about.
I've given her just about everything I can think of - ID, Ration Plus, NutriDrench, Kudzu leaves (LOL, I'll bet it's those darn kudzu leaves).
Her appetite remains very good but perhaps it is one of the things you mentioned. She does have a pretty wide chest area. I don't know, it's almost as if she resembles a midget Boer. I wonder why it is that the real nice dispositioned goats have something wrong with them or some kind of defect? Perhaps because they know they are ailing and need you to tend to them.
Now on this CS6 thing, I know I have heard of this, but can you elaborate a little on this for me?
I hate the thought of selling this little one but then again I'm breaking my own rule of not getting attached to any of them. Probably best to try to beef her up as best as I can and sell her at one of the animal swap meets.
Oh, by the way, I did go over to countrysidemag.com and give them an earful about Kudzu. Yes, it can be consumed and I know that when I was out there with chainsaw in hand, I consumed alot of it. It's not my favorite meal so to speak.
So you remember me telling the story about trying to make Kudzu jelly out of the blooms last year? Pam ran me out of the kitchen because it smelled so bad. Some joker decided he wanted to order a case of it because he had heard it made great jelly. One of my guitar students and I picked blooms for three days trying to get enough for a batch. The bit that I did try tasted sort of like grapefruit jelly. I know I won't (and can't) make it again! Thanks for the tip.
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