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Know which Goat Expert you are seeking answers from - apparently a new expert has joined and we have VERY different opinions. The information I have to offer is not only from personal experience and years of research updated  often as new information is made available to me,  but supported by many Veterinary Research colleges and all medications and information I have to offer on usage of the medications  and what dosages "I" use, is information I have acquired by discussing directly with the company's veterinarians and staff research experts.
When asking your question, Please try to answer as many of these questions (Below) as you can or that pertains to your situation, as it will save time and allow me to help you more effectively.
Things to check for and observe before posting.
1. Rectal Temperature of goat ....Normal is between 101 and 103.5F
2. Is the goat ruminating? (Chewing Cud)
3. What part of the country are you located?
4. Is the goat having normal bowel and bladder function?
5. Is the goat eating and drinking?
6. Is the goat up and standing/walking or is the animal DOWN?
7. Have you given any medication to the goat? If so..What?
8. What age is the goat?
9. How long has the goat been ill?
10. Male/Female/Breed?
11. Exactly what feed has the goat been in contact with in the last 48 hours?

(! During times of severe summer 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. !)
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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.

Experience

23 years experience of raising goats and herd management. Active hands on experience with goat herd and research with various Caprine University Research and Extension Centers nationwide. 15 years dedicated to helping other goat breeders/owners with goat anatomy, goat disease and goat health care issues via phone, published goat care articles and internet interaction. The information I have to offer is not only from personal experience and years of research updated often as new information is made available to me, but supported by many Veterinary Research colleges and all medications and information I have to offer on how the medications work and what dosages "I" use, is information I have acquired by discussing directly with the company's veterinarians and staff research experts.

Organizations
12 year active member of International Veterinary Information Service

Publications
United Caprine News, Homesteaders Magazine, Columnist for Goat Magazine, Owner and Author of GoatPedia™

Education/Credentials
Graduate Programs in Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University

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