Loving the herd life
- Jul 1, 2021
- Reaction score
- Douglasville Ga
Your vet is severely over-charging. Can you get a local dairy goat person near you's opinion on your doe? Or to help you draw blood for tests which you can send in yourself? Do you have a goat FB group you could pull an in person mentor from? Maybe even the herdkeeper you bought her from? Seeing her in person will be invaluable.
Personally in your situation I'd fee free choice normal grass hay and maybe work up to a quart of pellets for this doe but start with just a cup (later if you want to add fat, calf manna pellets mixed 1:1 with BOSS are my current secret sauce). I use this brand of pellets. I went incognito and found it in your area. Anyone in milk can work up to a similar amount if you want to ration it.
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I'm still concerned you're not just dealing with calcium deficiency here, and that you need experienced, in person help, and Dr. Expensive Google/Guessing it DVM isn't making the cut. If you can't find a local, in person friend, can you put a youtube video of her walking or standing displaying the behavior? Despite your vet's behavior, (as I'm sure you know and find maddening) this might be an emergency to some degree.