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Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by SheepGirl, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Jan 21, 2015
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    It cost us $100 to have the vet come and dehorn our ND- so worth it since the kids put their face by her head and she is so quick.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2015
    madcow

    madcow Loving the herd life

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    She sure is cute! Not sure I could have a house goat, even part-time, but love baby goats! Congratulations on your new addition!
     
  3. Jan 21, 2015
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    :ep Wow I had a complete surgical dehorning done on an older doe for less than that!
    I have mine sedated, also given a nerve block and disbudded for $30.

    @madcow we have baby goats in the house right now. They are in a playpen... out in the day when it is nice. We are acclimating them to outside. The only reason they are in is we pulled them at birth and feed them every 3 hours for the first 3 days then we expand til they sleep through the night. They are a hoot in the house!
     
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  4. Jan 21, 2015
    SueD

    SueD Ridin' The Range

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    Oh she is so sweet!!
     
  5. Jan 22, 2015
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    that included the farm call, the sedation and nerve block plus the dehorning....actually I think the dehorning was around $7...there are not many large animal/farm vets around this area. I was lucky to fing this one!

    I don't think I could have goats in the house either ;)
     
  6. Jan 22, 2015
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Ya know you can house train a goat!:)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2015
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    :lol:, with my luck they would copy my dogs! :mad:
     
  8. Jan 23, 2015
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master

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    I figured they must be house trainable (is that a word?) :) Even my parrot is paper trained and it's a lot easier to hold him over paper than clean up the mess. :)
     
  9. Jan 23, 2015
    SheepGirl

    SheepGirl Master of Sheep Golden Herd Member

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    Yep we are trying to house train her a bit while she's living inside. After every bottle we take her outside so she can pee. My mom says they are just like a human baby in their bathroom habits... and she has been right so far lol so we try to get her outside at the critical times.

    But the vet should be coming out sometime this morning to disbud her. And I'm also going to have her look at her. She's been scouring for about a day and a half now. Her temp is 103.5 which is on the very high end for normal according to the merck vet manual. I did change her milk replacer... they were giving her the goat version and I switched her to lamb of the same brand. But she had gotten three bottles totaling 48 oz over the course of a day and a half before she started scouring, which seems like a long time if it were due to a diet change.

    And this morning she only drank 4 Oz before calling it quits. She keeps wanting to suck on my finger so I give her the bottle but she doesn't want it. :idunno
     
  10. Jan 23, 2015
    SheepGirl

    SheepGirl Master of Sheep Golden Herd Member

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