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Well, and now she’s decided she doesn’t like that anymore. Got her mouth open, but all I saw was green. But I really pressed on teeth and she never flinched. And nothings stuck in her throat. Guess all I can do is keep offering. Other than being skinny, she comes running with everyone, is bright eyed and looks happy.
 

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Well, and now she’s decided she doesn’t like that anymore. Got her mouth open, but all I saw was green. But I really pressed on teeth and she never flinched. And nothings stuck in her throat. Guess all I can do is keep offering. Other than being skinny, she comes running with everyone, is bright eyed and looks happy.
Did you also run your fingers along the gums?
 

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Did you also run your fingers along the gums?
I didn’t run my fingers along the top gums. Didn’t want to get too close to her back teeth. But I will try feeling her top gums.
 

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I wonder if the grain went off (mold or rancid) and she is just more picky than the others? Have you tried buying a new bag and feeding that?
It was a new bag at the time and all the other goats are eating it. She was excited about the alfalfa pellets and now she’s turning her nose up at those.
 

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Remember that goats need more roughage than sheep so a strictly grass/clover pasture might not be enough for her to keep weight up. Another trick to try is to mix Calf Manna pellets with her pellet ration. I routinely used to give Vitamin B injections to the goats if they seemed off or didn't want to eat. It perked them up, helped their appetite, and was really good if a goat was stressed from moving or whatever. Not sure what dose would be for her.
 

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Remember that goats need more roughage than sheep so a strictly grass/clover pasture might not be enough for her to keep weight up. Another trick to try is to mix Calf Manna pellets with her pellet ration. I routinely used to give Vitamin B injections to the goats if they seemed off or didn't want to eat. It perked them up, helped their appetite, and was really good if a goat was stressed from moving or whatever. Not sure what dose would be for her.
Since she’s refusing any grain/pellets at this point I can’t mix anything in. I did recheck her record and she’s actually 9/10 this year. The guy I bought her from didn’t know her age exactly. All I can do is offer whatever she’ll take at this point. She seems very bright and happy at this point.
 
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