Goat Ate LED Lights

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  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i posted over on backyardherds but no response yet.

    Our Nigerian Dwarf Whether ripped off a big string of LED solar lights off a chicken coop and gulped them down before i could grab them out of his mouth.

    Is this going to be a big problem? Do i need to get him into a vet or just wait for them to pass . . . and then splice the string back together?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Good grief. A goat as a nightlight. That's a new one on me. [​IMG]

    Uhm, I have no really helpful answer, call a vet. Worse comes to worse, I'd try a poo-load of mineral oil, mixed with PLAIN, original Metamucil. As my vet told me about mixing it, you want a wet sticky blob of stuff. It will grab the stuff better that way.

    BTW, I think I'd skip splicing the lights. But to each his own...... [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'd call a vet asap... those lights can get all twisted in his intestines/stomach....
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Dang, That's true. I hadn't really thought about it being very long. If it gets wound up in there it could be very bad.

    Red? Good call!
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you so very much for pointing out how dangerous this can be. Called our vet and will be taking him in for a rumenectomy tonight.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

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    Quote:LOL.. thanks Ranchie.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Just got back from vet. i am SO tired! i usually go to bed at 9pm. Anyhow, they x-rayed and found the lights were chewed up and some had moved from the rumen into the stomach. He said it looked like they should all pass, but encouraged us to give him some mineral oil and metamucil, so Ranchhand you were right on. i guess those are things we need to keep in our goat first aid kit. Thanks so much for everyone's input. i guess we need to do a better job goat-proofing our yard.

    Nighty night!
     
  9. redhen

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    Great! I'm glad everything turned out okay! [​IMG]
     

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