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Nigerian dwarf wether peeing blood!

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by ChickenAndGoatLover, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Aug 25, 2018
    ChickenAndGoatLover

    ChickenAndGoatLover Chillin' with the herd

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    Help!!! One of my (under 1 year) Nigerian dwarf wethers is urinating blood! We have two so I’m not sure which one!

    They are both eating and drinking.

    What do I do??? I don’t have vet access right now!
     
  2. Aug 25, 2018
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    You need to find a vet.

    Are you sure it is blood?
    Could be Urinary Calculi or bladder infection. Both require immediate medical care.
     
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    ChickenAndGoatLover

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    There’s nothing that can be done by us in the interim? What’s going to happen if we aren’t able to find a vet?
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Well if he has stones and there is a blockage his bladder could rupture and he will die.
    If a bladder infection and not treated who knows.
    Are you sure it is blood? What color? Has he gotten into onions. How is he acting? You said you weren't sure which one...
    Did you take temperature of both goats?
    Any hunching, crying, distress? Slow walking?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2018
    Donna R. Raybon

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    If still passing urine it could be where he passed a small stone. As sbc asks...how is he acting? Vitals?
    If feeding grain, does it have ammonium chloride in it? What kind of hay?
     
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    ChickenAndGoatLover

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    Sorry! It’s been a crazy weekend — as of right now I have removed all grain and baking soda. There is minerals always available with clean water in the shade. I have second cut grass hay always available to them as well as the 2 acres of forage they have access to.

    There has not been any more blood... I have seen ONLY urine that does not contain blood but I haven’t witnessed either of them urninating so I can’t say with confidence that whoever wasn’t feeling good is urinating. They are both acting good, eating, drinking, vitals are good.... I’m honestly not seeing or hearing ANYTHING out of their ordinary!
     
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    ChickenAndGoatLover

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    Oh, I meant to add that I ordered ammonium Chloride off of amazon prime and it will be in tomorrow... I plan on administering that as soon as I have it.
     
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    Donna R. Raybon

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    It is a low dose for the ammonium chloride and it does not taste good.

    Do you have a loose mineral mix for them?
     
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    ChickenAndGoatLover

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    I was aware that it’s a low dose and tastes awful. I had heard you can try it with juice?

    Yes, loose mineral mix.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2018
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    Recently went through this with one of our babies. It was Urinary Calculi and it is very serious and needs immediate Vet attention.
    I hope he’s better.