Pregnant OR Worms???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by craftymama86, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Songster

    We just bought 3 Pygmies recently and the female looks bony around the hip area and her belly is quite "full" looking. She does have a buckling who's about a month old. I don't know how often goats reproduce but is it possible she's pregnant again or is it more likely she has worms? If pictures are needed I'll try to take some, they move around a lot, lol.


  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Since you just bought them and don't know their history, I would say a good worming would be in order. I would ask my vet first since she has a kid and see if you should wait until she has weaned her baby.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Even if she were pregnant again ( which is highly doubtful) she wouldn't be showing any signs of it now
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    Quote:Goats are pregnant for around 5 months and it's highly unlikely she would have bred so soon after kidding anyway. Plus she would not be showing yet. Pictures would help though, regarding her overall condition
  5. KYChickenlady

    KYChickenlady In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Have you tried Diatomateous Earth? also known as DE) This is an all natural powder that consists of prehistoric diatoms is about the consistancy of flour and I put it on or in all my animal feed. Does not cause any complications, parasites can not become immune to DE as it is a mechanical wormer and not a chemical wormer. I even give it to my husband from time to time in his muffins. (he dodes not know LOL) I do use food grade and Kalmbach Feeds does carry it.

  6. Cargbrock

    Cargbrock Chirping

    Apr 20, 2011
    West Tennessee
    Well, it's common sense that sh couldn't be pregnant because she just had her kidd one month ago, and she wouldn't be pregnant again so soon. Even if she somehow was I don't think it would be that noticable.
    It's probably worms.

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