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Hi, we have Nigerian dwarf goats. One kissed Monday and gave birth to one girl. The baby is super tiny. The mom is neighing like crazy which is not normal. Her udders are very full. The baby seems a bit lethargic. I’m thinking of supplementing the baby. Would mom be loud if she knew something were wrong with the baby?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the goat. What is the goat's name and age?

Mama is Ollie. She is 11 months old. This is her first kid. Baby is Maple.

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Heath Wilkerson
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Hi Dr. W here. I think supplementing is a good idea. The mom could be neighing because the kid is not nursing and her udders are painful. Have you tried stripping/milking her? Is the kid nursing?

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Ok. We milked mom a little bit last night, but she is not happy about it. Any ideas is easy ways to milk?
I haven’t seen the kid nurse at all today and not much yesterday. What would you recommend supplementing with?

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Sorry I don't have any easier ideas on milking but it should become less painful the more you do it.

Also your local feed store may have this milk replacer or a similar one

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