3 month old goat not pooping

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  1. thinkyesi

    thinkyesi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 month old pygmy/nigerian buckling thats very sweet and enjoys company, he is drinking and eating well. When he pees he pees good, but he hasnt pooped in 13 hrs. Is that bad? Im worried. He grinds his teeth when hes walking around, not when he lays down to sleep though. Please help. Im giving him electrolytes in his water.
     
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  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    When a goat grinds its teeth it means it is in pain. If you think he is constipated you can give him an enema with warm soapy water. Infant glycerin suppositories work well too. Has he been vaccinated with CD/T? That is for tetanus and entero (clostridium perfingens). How does his tummy feel? Is it tense and rigid? Is he kicking at his stomach? Is he getting up and lying down?
     
  3. thinkyesi

    thinkyesi Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got him yesterday, he hasnt gotten hia vaccinations. And he finally pooped, it was a little hard though. His tummy feels soft, doesnt feel hard. He gets up and lays down fine. But when he starts to eat for a bit he will start pushing his tummy out and make a little sound as if he gets too full even though he hadnt eaten much.
    Why do they grind their teeth? What pain is caausing him to do it? Im new to owning goats, sorry. I need all the explanation i can get.
     
  4. cassie

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    Any pain will cause a goat to grind its teeth. It sounds like your kid is constipated and has a tummy ache. Make sure he is not dehydrated. That can cause constipation. If I were you I would pick up some infant suppositories tomorrow. You can get them at the drug or grocery store. They are easy to use, safe and effective. If he is still on a bottle, a little karo syrup added to the milk can get things moving.
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Whenever someone mentions their goat is constipated, I worry about urinary blockage. Has he urinated a nice stream since you've gotten him? Or does he trickle a bit here and there?

    My recommendation would be to have a vet out to take a look at him. They will be able to do a physical exam and hopefully make a diagnosis.
     
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    So i gave him some baby miralax, and goat electrolytes and he started pooping fine. He is up and running around. He doesnt grind his teeth anymore. He looks very happy now! Thank you!
     
  7. cassie

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    Glad to hear he is doing well.
     

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