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Pygmy goat stunted growth

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hunterrandolph9, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. hunterrandolph9

    hunterrandolph9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help i am worried my pygmy goat is stunted!!!! I have had her for about a month and at this moment she is about 10 1/2 months old. The only problem from i know is that she is only 23 lbs!! Is this normal in pygmy goats, and if she is pregnant will she be able to deliver ok in 5 months....
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    She will not have a safe OR healthy pregnancy. She is far too small. Yes, she IS stunted. Or it is possible she is a slow grower. If she has a high worm and/or coccidia load (they are different things), is genetically small, or has not taken in enough nutients to support proper growth, it can result in stunting.

    She was just bred, yes? So you need to get to your vet promptly for a medication called Lutalyse. Follow the veterinarian's instructions precisely. The medication will terminate her pregnancy.

    Unless you can bring her up to at least 40lbs (the bare minimum weight a pygmy should be before becoming pregnant), then consider her a pet and do not breed her again.
     

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