Newborn goat wheezing

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bstarr20, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than that he seems fine. Nice stocky boy tail wagging and nursed. any ideas? Maybe momma didnt get his nosed cleaned good?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Some kids are born with some fluid still left in their respiratory tracts. Most of the time, they will sneeze up the excess fluid within a day or so.

    If the kid was chilled after birth, that may also be a cause of the wheezing. Make sure he/she is in a draft free area to prevent pneumonia or other respiratory issues.

    If you notice any yellow/greenish discharge from its nose, if it stops nursing, and looks hunched over, you need to give antibiotics asap or take a trip to a vet. A small kid can go down fast and get dehydrated.

    Hopefully it's just fluid still left from birth. :)
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Has there been any improvement?
     

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