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    distended belly

    Thank you all so much for all the advice and information! Update - Gonner is doing great! I told him "You are going to live in spite of me!" I have had animals all my life, mostly rescues, but only had a few goats and I got them when they were older. He is truly a hoot! Where I will be in...
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    distended belly

    Thank you thank you! I will be moving up to the mountains soon where there are more predators, so I am not going to disbud him. I also read that the horns are part of their heating/cooling system. I banded him and hopefully he will be okay later in life because I did it too early. I should...
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    distended belly

    Looking at this picture, his belly doesn't look that big, I guess it is more the way it FELT. It was like a firm water balloon and felt abnormal, like it was full of gas. You could tell he was uncomfortable. Now he still has a belly but it feels totally different. I think I am on the right...
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    distended belly

    He has had his first dose. His belly is not huge, and today it has been quite normal. He is REALLY liking getting more milk! He has been playing with me all morning and running and bouncing. I have been letting him out in the yard to "graze" for about 10-20 minutes several times today. I...
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    distended belly

    To add, he is pooping and peeing, chewing cud, grooming himself, alert and playful.
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    distended belly

    Oh I don't take it as beating me up! I got on here for information! I called a vet that I truly trust, she is a country vet to the core, and we have a plan!(Didn't call her earlier because I thought with the info I had I had it handled, especially after taking him to local vet) I am not going...
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    distended belly

    He is 8 weeks old. 7 lbs. I have been feeding 3oz, and was told to drop him to 2x a day, then today I was told that's not enough milk. Pretty sure he was preemie. Besides the milk I was giving him about a tablespoon total a day of goat pellets, free choice alfalfa/grass mix, and water, and...
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    distended belly

    Thank you all so much for the responses. I only have him so I can feed him for 3 months. So this morning, he drank his bottle excitedly. Then later he choked on some pellets to the point I thought I was going to lose him. Got over that and he was back to normal, just a little off, but...
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    distended belly

    My 8 week old pygmy is doing great, eating and pooping and peeing fine. He was rejected by mom so I am bottle feeding, right now 2x/day 3oz each feeding. He is eating about 1/2 tbsp of goat pellets 2x/day, and has free choice alfalfa/grass mix hay, free choice water, and roams around my yard...
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    Bottle fed baby and urinary calculi

    THANK YOU!! I will decrease the milk intake and wean him off. Is there a particular brand of mineral supplement? Is this where the AC would be? I don't want to give him much pelleted feed as I read that can cause UC as well. Like you said, it is what it is. Another lesson learned! Why...
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    Bottle fed baby and urinary calculi

    A friend called me and told me his nanny had rejected 3 kids. One was still in the sack and gone when he found her, the other 2 were out and semi-cleaned up. One of those ended up passing, and I brought one home fully expecting him to not make it through the night. HE DID! He weighed a pound...
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