RIP Sinatra

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Friday night, my junior buck, Sinatra, presented with sudden onset UC.

    We immediately began intensive treatment. There seemed to be improvement Saturday, but Sunday he began to worsen. Overnight last night, his bladder failed and he developed water belly. A drain was inserted in his abdomen to relieve the pressure while we waited to euth him.

    Sinatra passed quietly in my arms about 30 minutes ago. He was the sweetest little buck, gorgeous and spunky.

    I can only hope the two does he bred about a week ago settled, perhaps I will have a couple of his offspring to snuggle next spring.

    Our best hypothesis is that in the happiness of rut, he failed to eat enough of their minerals, perhaps failed to drink enough water. Between that and the weather we are.

    Sinatra, my sweet will be missed greatly.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    That was a great name. So sorry!!! [​IMG]

    Sorry but what is UC?

    Edited because a buck is not a chicken.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Is UC Ulcerative Colitis? I'm so sorry about Sinatra, Kate. You've had your fair share of goat issues this year.
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Urinary Calculi, or bladder stones.
  5. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    i am sorry about sinatra! poor boy, at least you gave him a good life while he was here. and i hope the does settled too, it would be great to have sinatra babies come spring!!!
  6. frizzylizzy

    frizzylizzy In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am sorry about Sinatra. I have also lost a goat to bladder stones in the past. I had a baby Nubian that I was bottle feeding and didn't know about watching his water intake when I weaned him. Very painful and very sad.

  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Oh, darn, Kate. My dog Kes had bladder stones. They pulled two pill bottles full (one the lg size) of stones from hers during her operation. I'm very sorry.

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