Post Number: 1392
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
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|Posted on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 02:27 pm: |
First, I recommend NEVER buying goats at a sale barn. This is where people dump their problem, sick and unsaleable goats. IF they don't already have problems they are exposed to goats with terrible parasites, respiratory infections, and goats with chronic incurable diseases such as CL (contagious abscesses), CAE (chronic arthritis), or Johne's (a wasting disease). With the stress of being penned with a bunch of strange goats they inevitably get very sick. For the time they were kept at the barn they are poorly fed and watered (cuts into the barn's profits). The change in diet can set them up for enterotoxemia. I can't stress enough that buying animals at auction is extremely risky. Nice healthy breeding stock animals ARE NOT sold this way, culls and slaughter livestock is. I don't care what they look like there is almost ALWAYS some problem in the herd they came from.
It sounds like the goats you got were badly infected with worms, and if they were young goats they may have had coccidia too. You must deworm and treat for coccidia effectively. You can try giving all sale barn goats Ivermectin Injectable for Cattle at 1 cc per 25 pounds for 2 or 3 days and repeat in 2 weeks. But sometimes even deworming doesn't help. It can make a goat that is very anemic and on the borderline of dying even worse. When the parasites die and turn loose the goat bleeds even more for a short time. The gut is VERY damaged and may take many months to heal.
Goat 911 Capri Medic
Post Number: 4
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
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|Posted on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 02:07 pm: |
i bought a couple of goats at sale both different times and they got the runs and would barely eat,laid down alot,and they both ended up dying.my question is for next time i buy a goat from the sale what should i do for this promblem.thanks pam