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post #11 of 15
Sorry to hear about your goat! It's never easy to lose them.

I would definitely recommend looking for a goat vet to have on hand next time there is an emergency. I know weekends are tricky regardless, but it's always nice to be prepared. It will give you a peace of mind at least! Generally, it's not expensive to have them out to give everyone a once over and so you can meet them. I think our goat vet used to charge something like $35 for a farm visit.
Edited by Chickerdoodle13 - 2/8/16 at 1:50pm
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post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your condolences. It truly is a sad day on the Harrison farm. I wish it were $35 here. Where we live vets are very expensive and they start at like $100 and go over for housecalls it's terrible. Weekend emergencies are triple. When we can we're going to find a good vet and get them all looked out. The vet I called over the weekend for the emergency still has not even called me back yet today. There are only three vets available and each one are independently operated and currently they are probably busy doing the dogsledding races. We just need to learn what we might run into and personally get medications on hand and learn how to administer them. We are meeting up with a guy who owns a goat farm and he's going to give us a field trip through his farm and teach us things. We want to be prepared in case something like this happens again, which having Goats I hear it will just be a matter of when and I want to be prepared.
post #13 of 15
Sounds like a good plan. I hope one of the vets returns your calls and is a good match for you and your animals!

It's always good to make new friends involved in your hobby. They can be a valuable resource when you are in a bind and can't get to a vet right away. It will also be very helpful for husbandry and management questions you might have.
"If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers." ~Carl Sagan

"We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem." ~Douglas Adams
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post #14 of 15
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We found a vet 😊🎉. She called and because we are newbies she's coming to us and not charging us the house call out. She's coming tomorrow morning to educate us.
post #15 of 15
That's excellent! I'm so happy you were able to find one. Be sure to write down your questions so you don't forget anything!
"If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers." ~Carl Sagan

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