Sneezing Goat W/runny Nose

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by DonnaBelle, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I have a 4 month old Nigerian doe who has a really runny nose and is sneezing. The lady I bought her from this week said she has allergies, but I am wondering if I should take her to the vet Monday?? I am a goat newbee and she is a lovely little girl and I sure don't want to lose her. Does anyone know what this might be.? She seems fine otherwise.

    DonnaBelle
     
  2. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    It could be a couple of different things - maybe it was brought on by the stress of the move to your house.

    I would take her to the vet. I just treated mine with NuFlor, a few of them had runny noses that came on after weaning. NuFlor acts quickly - within hours you can see a difference. Usually I treat again in 48 hours and that takes care of the runny nose and other symptoms. A cough may linger for a couple of days but that is it, soon that is gone as well. Take her to the vet...at least you'll have peace of mind. It'll be worth it - she's worth it! Good Luck! Enjoy your goat...they are wonderful little creatures.

    What have you named her? Maybe you could post a picture or two?
     
  3. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    She could have a seed or thorn or something inside of her nose too.
     
  4. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was always told worms. But im not big in goats, that would be my better half that knows more about goats.
     
  5. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here's a photo of Annie, she with the runny nose, she looks like a little fawn,

    and the other one is Felicia, both are sooooo tame.

    Donna [​IMG]nnaBelle
     
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable!

    When you go to the vet, I would take a fecal sample in too. Better to get a full workup.

    Good luck with her! [​IMG]
     
  7. CaGoatLady

    CaGoatLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if this breed is prone to allergies, but my Nigerian has them; not so much now that he's about 2 years old, but when he was younger.
     
  8. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    Cute and they do look very, sweet! Thanks for the pictures - I think you have a nice looking pen and goat house. Neat job! I hope the vet visit goes well...let us know.
     

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