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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.


Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

Cheryl K. Smith

Goat Health Care; basic goat management. Author of Goat Health Care (2009) and Raising Goats for Dummies (2010)

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2017-02-22 Possible CL:

If the lumps seem hard I would try to check the contents, that is either using a very large bore needle or a small lance-type blade - if the contents looks like cottage cheese then it is most likely CL

2017-02-21 Udder abscess?:

Are these reddened at all?  Does there seem to be an indentation in the middle of each?  Unfortunately I worry about CL as this is what CL usually exhibits as in the udder. I have seen localized mastitis

2017-02-21 Grain:

Thanks for update.  Yes, vegetable oil is a good choice too, but I find sometimes that my goats will not eat enough of it to make it useable, that is a good amount is usually 1/2 to 1 cup of oil per 4

2017-02-21 Grain:

That is definitely a lot of milk. giving extra fat in her diet can help. I use 3 day old bread from our local outlet and this adds the fat some of my goats need. you can also add something called calf

2017-02-14 Switching baby goat to whole milk:

Hi Zeriah    I think in this case I would cut the milk with water and if you want to give the electrolytes do this in between the milk/water bottles.. (every other bottle electrolytes and every other bottle

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