hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX purchased 2 pregnant goats yesterday(a bit over 2 months) they where in a town called milton in nsw and we live in nimmitabel nsw 3 hours away.now this morning i went to see the goats and they have been vomiting green muck now i think the one that is more pregnant is still vomiting and very lethargic but she has had a good drink of water and i now laying in the sun.the other is more lively than the other,we had put them in our kids play area for the evening which has a hedge around it(privet) and we also have rotadendroums in there to which i see them eating. please help as i dont want them to die.
Type of Animal: goatsAnimal's Gender: FemaleAnimal's Age: 2Name of Animal: millie and mollieWhat have you tried so far?: just water
what have you been feeding them?
we only got them yesterday so nothing but grass,hay and they had some broccoli when we where travelling with them yesterday to calm them down and to get use to use.
we only got them yesterday so nothing but grass,hay and they had some broccoli whilr travelling to get them use to use feeding them.
why are you rating the sevice as poor as I am just asking you questions to try to help?
how much broccoli have you given them?
two small bunches and i dont mean to upset you with my rating
do you now if the goats were used to green grass when you bought them or if they were just fed hay?
milton is very grassy and they have had hay too.
Ok, well, they see to suffer of bloat indigestion.
often we see that when they get to food they are not used to or too rich food.
would get them away from grass for a couple of days, and just provide some hay.
Ideally you would have a vet come and tube their stomach (rumen) to try to lavage it and administer some sodium bicarbonate to reduce acid and gas production.
If you have some sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
, with mic a table spoon with water and syringe each one in the mouth 3 times a day
would mix a tablespoon sorry
will this affect the pregnancy
no the bicarbonate, but if they get sick enough for long enough they could abort
not the bicarbonate
my big concern for me is the privet hedge or the rhodadenrum bush poisionious for them please
let me know if this makes sense, and please let me know if you have any specific question
rhodendrum is definitely poisonous to the goats and will make them vomit a lot (but I though they were vomiting before getting in contact with it , is that right?
no sorry after they got in there
ok, well, that explains it...
just get them offdo you have access to activated charcoal?
can get it at human pharmacy
Are you there?
Ok, well, giving them activated charcoal every hour or so (at human recommended dose) is helpful.
provide clean water, and hay (and obviously do not allow access to the plant).
If having a hard time, you might need your vet to come give some intravenous fluids
The rhododendron is definitely the issue here, as it is very toxic to goats and makes them vomit a lot.
there are some home made recipes if you have no access to vet or pharmacy, here is the link to one that one of my clients has used
sorry yes i am ok i will do that, thank you
hope they do ok..
Let me know if you have any further questions
please change your rating too.
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