1wk old buckling constipated

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Alpine Haven Farm, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Alpine Haven Farm

    Alpine Haven Farm New Member

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    I have 2 bucklings that are doing great so far, being raised by their mom. Will be 1 wk. old tomorrow.

    I just noticed last night that 1 of them had a bit of feces "stuck" in his bottom, still there this morning. Seems like it's just not coming out. Is there something that I can give him to just get it to pass through easily? I've noticed him look like he's straining to go, but it's still stuck :(


    Thanks!
     
  2. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Give him a baby enema. You can find these at Wal-Mart.

    Or make your own with a small amount of mineral oil in a syringe with the needle removed.

    Either way will work almost instantly. Karo syrup (orally) can work but it takes much longer.

    Sara
     

  3. susie

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    Someone told me Karo syrup he should just lick it up it's so sweet. Worked for my girl.
    Good luck!

    Susie
     
  4. Alpine Haven Farm

    Alpine Haven Farm New Member

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    Thanks for the tips.... I will give them a try asap!
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    even a syringe with warm soapy water will work for enema
     
  6. Alpine Haven Farm

    Alpine Haven Farm New Member

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    Sondra: I've never done an enema before...would you just use a few cc's of the water? And just push it through the blockage to get it in there as far as you can? (sorry for the graphic visual)
     
  7. Chaty

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    I get teh Fleet babys enemas and keep them on hand just in case I need them for the G'kids also so I always have them. They are already liquid and you just insert and depress. I have also used suppositories that work and the soapy water enema, make sure its Ivory lquid that isnt the antibacterial type...cant use that type of soap either. I use a lure slip syringe and its got a longer tip on it.and a little KY on the end to insert it.about 3 cc's or maybe more depending on the blockage.
     
  8. Alpine Haven Farm

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  9. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yep just a 3cc syringe sometimes use a little more if no results.