SICK GOAT , Know what it is?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Goat_Walker, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I currently own 2 goats, a pure bred pygmy and a 1/3 pygmy.

    My 1/3 pygmy Cry Baby is around 7 months old. She has started to have this sort of hacking cough. Like she'll be just standing there or after she has had a good run she will just start hacking. I dont think she ate anything weird . Im not sure what has caused it. I gave her 5 cc's(as prescribed) of "goat yogurt", an antibiotic. Its supposed to stable her system.

    Any ideas what this hacking cough is?
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Just taking a stab in the dark here, but could it be lungworms?
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Lung worms? I hope not. Im not sure what that is exactly. Her only symptom (besides not wanting to listen to me) is the coughing.
     
  4. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could just be dust. If you are feeding hay try wetting it down before you feed it.

    Does her breathing sound labored or rattly?
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    No, but we havent had time to go out and buy more hay so we are using the hay we get when we move the yard with the tractor. It is a little dusty, but how much do i wet it? I dont want it to mold and become bad for them or the ducks that share the pen.
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you would only wet it as you feed it to them. If you use square bales and say you fed two flakes a day, you would just wet those two flakes.

    If you wet too much at one time and it wasn't eaten, then it could mold. But if you just wet the daily rations, you should have a problem.

    -Kim
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Thanks, I talked to My mom about it and she thinks that the hacking started before we cut the grass. So it might be something else.
     

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