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Old 05-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Why would goat foam at mouth?

I have a young male nubian and yesterday he started foaming at the mouth, he still eats and drinks and moves around. Any idead?



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Old 05-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why would goat foam at mouth?

He could have eaten something that is causing it. Or he could need some baking soda. What kind of diet is he on?



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Old 05-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Just regular dairy goat feed and grass nothing new has been introduced

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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How young? Sometimes when they first start cudding they cough like they are coughing a lung out, they chew cud all over the sides of their mouth etc. If he is really young I would just watch him.

It can also be mechanical with a goat with a bad bite.

Weeds in the pasture can cause this.


Too much grain can set up acid in his rumen which causes this.

Make sure he is wormed and maybe swipe some baking soda paste in his mouth. Vicki

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why would goat foam at mouth?

He's about a year old, would radish plants cause it? That is the only new thing they have had, we only feed them the goat feed in the morning the rest of the day the just graze

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Default Re: Why would goat foam at mouth?

Radish plants would make ME foam at the mouth!

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Hmmm...hadn't thought about it before, but a day or so before we lost Pilgrim, he had a bit of creamy foam and I'd given him baking soda. We *think* he had UC. Would UC cause foaming for any reason? IDK.
Even if that's not it, your diet of goat chow, grass hay and browse could set up the right conditions for UC. Make sure his goat chow has ammonium chloride in it and I'd even add a bit to his minerals. A bit of alfalfa in his diet would help too.

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Denise he was in pain from the UC, grinding his teeth, this will cause foam also. Vicki

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I never noticed any teeth grinding though. A bit of crying, but I thought it was because we blocked Ari, our female Ana/Kangal, from his pen cuz she tore the hole in the fence big enough for him to get out and he was just lonely. :/
Sorry to get OT.
Norma, if foaming can be caused by UC and teeth grinding, have you noticed any teeth grinding and how is he peeing?

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I had it when a kid either ate a stinging insect or got stung in the mouth by one. Scared me! He was fine. But that was over in a few minutes.



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