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Ketosis smell?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Goats' started by Green Acres Farm, Nov 29, 2016.

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  1. Nov 29, 2016
    Green Acres Farm

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    When my Saanen doe eats a lot of Perrenial Peanut hay or alfalfa, her pee smells fruity afterwards (this isn't happening now, it has several times in the past). She acts completely normal otherwise- no temp, apatite loss or anything. Should I be concerned? What causes that? Does anyone else have goats like that?
     
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    I haven't had that happen. You could test her levels and see if you are concerned.
     
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    I think @Fullhousefarm feeds the same hay. Maybe she'd have an idea.
     
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    @babsbag, you feed a lot of alfalfa I think. Have you had this?
     
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    I've never noticed it. We do feed mostly peanut to our heavy bred does and does in milk as well as any young stock that we'd like to see fatten up more.

    If it's a bred doe I'd probably get ketone strips and check, but high protein/calcium hay would actually help a doe struggling with Ketosis, not hurt.
     
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