Lost a goat today :(

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Soccer Mom, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    This isn't a plea for advice; I just need a hug.

    We lost one of my DS's does this morning to bloat. She went down so fast. She was dead w/in 20 minutes of my finding her. Now I'm dreading 3:30 when he gets out of school and I have to tell him. This was his favorite doe too.
     
  2. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hear that. I won't give advice. [​IMG]
     
  3. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] And here are a couple for your DS [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Ditto what they all said... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] So sorry.
     
  7. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Thanks for all the hugs. I'm lucky to have a great vet who actually breeds and shows goats (and lives down the street from me). But we weren't able to save her. I feel just horrible.
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm so sorry! [​IMG] You may want to look into what was the cause of the bloat so you can prevent it from happening to any others that you may have.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Oh dear - I'm so sorry. But please do share as to what caused the bloat. I am relatively new to goat raising and have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarfs - one who just gave birth to quads and now I'm worried about something (bloat) that I haven't read up on and never really knew it could strike and kill so quickly.
     
  10. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Thanks, yes I've talked with the vet and gone over their diet with him. We updated the other goats CDT. Of course I'm left second guessing every choice we've made.
     

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