I went out to milk this morning and found my little bottle kid, Bobbie, had passed during the early morning hours. It appears to have been bloat that took her. I noticed for a few days that her little belly was a bit big but I figured it was because she liked to eat so much. She had been weaned and she was a little chow hound. I am going to miss her so much. She was given to me as an orphaned 2 week old and she thought I was her momma. I could "talk"to her and she would come running to me. She was a little beauty too.
Sad Day In The Goat House
So sorry. That must have been very upsetting, especially how sweet she was.
So sorry. Sometimes there just isn't enough warning with ruminants. I know how tricky the weaning period is from the fawns.
Woolene was starting to look the same as Bobbie so I gave her some pepto and some MOM. I checked her later and her stomach was soft and smaller.
Awww Cajun Im so sorry. I love baby goats, well I love all goats , wish I had a bigger fenced in area for some of my own. Yep the little bottle raised ones can "bloat" really fast, you have to keep a close eye on them when they start solid feed. Be sure that the feed isnt souring with all this heat and humidity, that could do it too!
I had to dose Woolene twice but she looks fine now. I think they were eating too much. I keep the feed in the house so I know it's not the feed. I have cut their feed way down and they get all the hay they want now.
Looks to be doing fine. Thanks for asking.
I had a doe and buck kid sold but the guy can't get them now because he dropped some trees on his fence. Grrr I will keep the doe because I lost Bobbie and I will go ahead and band the buck. I can still sell him as a weed eater or a pet or just use him myself. He is a gentle little guy.