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Orphaned Spanish goats

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Bowman85, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Jan 6, 2017
    Bowman85

    Bowman85 Chillin' with the herd

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    Bottoms covered. There isn't any poo in the straw.
     

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    I know, I was thinking for when they were older but thought southern could at least tell him about.
     
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    Bowman85

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    This is picture of poop.
     

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    babsbag

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    Those pictures look normal to me for their age. It is sticky and yellow for quite a few days.
     
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    Bowman85

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    Okay I just wanted to make sure. These are our first babies so.. I'm nervous about everything. Thank you
     
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    babsbag

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    I feed whole milk from the grocery store with nothing added if I don't have goat's milk. They do fine on it.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2017
    Bowman85

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    Thank you. Is having them disbudded a surgical procedure. Because our two Vets don't disbud and our ag agent said he can't do it because it's a surgical procedure. I'm so doomed. It's going to be a arm and leg to get it done at a Vet around here.
     
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    I've never considered disbudding a surgical procedure, but perhaps technically it is. It needs to be done early or the horn buds will get too large. Have you called around to different vets to get pricing - or maybe ask them about goat breeders in your area who might be willing to help you out.
     
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    Bowman85

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    Everyone in our town has horned goats. :( And neither of the vets have experience with goats. Even the one that's a million dollar facility.
     
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    Maybe ask at your feed store? What part of texas are you in?