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Don S.
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Registered: 01-2007
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Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 07:07 pm:   

Well her being one of the older ones, I do have a more difficult time keeping the worms out. I did give her a good deworming after she started dialating. Her body looks fairly good for her age. She seems very strong and alert. She aggressively eats commercial pellets and grain rations but does not eat the hay as much as the younger pregnant does. Again her diet probably due to her aging. Since the last deworming I give her a tablet every other day of iron/B-12 or a super B-complex. I looked at the inside of her lower eyelids this morning. Hard for me to determine but appear pink with darker veins of pink. About the same as the other goats.

I do not see any other disease signs. Last year after giving birth and dialation regressed, everything returned to normal with her and companion does.
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Maggie Leman
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Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 05:19 am:   

Probably not. Have you checked her for other signs of disease? A goat that acts differently especially becoming detached from the herd will be forceably ejected from the herd if she gets too close. A weak animal or strange acting animal attracts predators and it is in the herd's interest to not do this. Becoing detached could be a sign of soe other illness, how is her parasite situation?
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Don S.
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Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 02:27 am:   

My nanny is about 8 or 9 years old. She is spanish/boar cross. Problem is at about 2 months before birthing time she goes thru this change. Her vulva dialates excessively. Really looks puffy. Her udder has not filled with milk but it has swelled a bit also with this change. Aditionally, she becomes detached from the herd. The other nannys look at her eyes and they start head ramming her. She gets aggressive and rams back. I have to make special considerations for her by keeping her in a pen to avoid the fighting. Otherwise she gets beatup on her face mainly around the eyes. Last year was the first time I noticed her having this same problem. But she delivered twins ok. I am thinking it is a premature release of hormone. Am wondering if there is something I could do to correct this.

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