Article Index "GoatWorld Archives" Article Index

Amber Waves Pygmy Goats
Your support of our advertisers helps support GoatWorld!
Dolomite Pellets

Getting a sick goat back on feed

Posted by Nat on November 15, 2001 at 16:29:30:

I've got a pretty sick wether on my hand. (Read earlier posts - my response to the soremouth q's) He's got soremouth pretty bad and isn't eating well. He's dropped an incredible amount of weight in the past week or so.

He's gotten Vitamin B complex for 2 days, Probios, and Pen G for any infection that he may get from the sores.

I've also given him nice 2nd cut hay that isn't stalky, fresh grass clippings, his usual grain mix with diced carrots in it and molasses water to give him a little more of a boost. He laps up the grain well, just isn't eating enough dry matter for my liking.

Any suggestions? I'm going to try to get him so Dengie (bagged, chopped alfalfa that has a molasses like curing to it) see if he'll eat that, if not I'll get some alfalfa pellets, or maybe try some corn silage? I don't want his rumen shutting down.

Right now he's seperate from the herd, in with his brother who has soremouth, but not as bad. My buck was beating both of them up so he's getting a luxury, solitary confinment pen this weekend, and the sick boys will take over my big pen.

Thanks guys

-Nat


Follow Ups:



Post a Followup


Subject:
This GoatWorld Archive Document has not yet been edited to fit into the GoatWorld format and may therefore contain links or information that is not accurate or considered appropriate for the GoatWorld content policy. By clicking this Report This Page link, you will be helping GoatWorld identify pages that need immediate attention until they can be edited in regular updates. If reporting a page, please be sure to include the page address (such as: 5013.shtml) and any information that you feel makes this page unreliable to other visitors.


Please help support the GoatWorld Project by becoming a member!.
Your membership helps to fund GoatWorld for the long haul!
Agricultural Research 

Service

Email: Contact INFO
Telephone: Contact INFO
Designed & Hosted by: JOLLY GERMAN
©1999-2019 GoatWorld.Com
All written, audio, video and graphic material contained within this site, except where otherwise noted, is Copyrighted ©1999-2019. Some content may also be the property of contributors to the site, in which case their material is also protected by applicable copyright laws and this copyright policy. No material may be linked directly to or reproduced in any form without written permission. If you would like to reprint something from our site, simply send us an email to request permission to do so. Please refer to our REPRINT criteria.
©Gary Pfalzbot, Colorado, USA
This site is run and operated by a Disabled Veteran