Doe fed too much grain...questions?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Katarina, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Katarina

    Katarina New Member

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    One of the girls put a bred MM doe in with the babies and she got meat goat pellets along with the babies.

    This goat is NOT generally a piggie, pretty picky, actually. She was seen eating some, but then walked away before the feeder was empty. It is possible, tho not likely that she got as much as 3/4-1lb of meat goat pellets and a smattering of calf manna whereas normally she gets only hay and alfalfa pellets.

    We already did baking soda and probios...what do we do/watch for now?
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    That isn't enough to cause problems. If it was there are only two choices in grain overload.

    Probiotics, some baking soda and watch her, if she bloats or impacts you will likely lose the doe.

    ....or....

    Tube her full of oil, let it cause massive diarrhea and then start her back up with good grass hay, probiotics, kelp, kefier or other beneficial bacteria, steal a cud.....introducing grain veryvery slowly. Vicki
     

  3. Katarina

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    yeah, that is what I Thought I remembered..sorry, all day at the VA today coupled wioth a bad cold means brain shutdown.

    DOes it make a diff that this is a mini, and our smallest to boot (2 yrs old tho)...70-ish lbs
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

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    I would think you would get diarrhea, which I would do nothing about, let it run it's course. But grain overload that will cause impaction or acidosis, is usually obscene amounts of grain....and founder, there is nothing you can do for unless she starts fever or heat in her feet. Vicki
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Doubt that it will affect her except for clumpy stools or loose.
     
  6. Katarina

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    thanks...dont know what I would do without y'all
     
  7. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    You could spend less time on the internet...you could get more sleep :) and thats just for what you do for me :) Vicki
     
  8. Katarina

    Katarina New Member

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    True! But that was mom posting all that. :D

    (This is Katie)
     
  9. Katarina

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    and mom agrees, she SHOULD get more sleep and stay off te internet more!
     
  10. NubianSoaps.com

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    LeeAnn you simply have to sign in as yourself...I can't tell from how you word anything....who is who :) Vicki
     
  11. Katarina

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    The problem is that I sign in as myself. Then get up and walk away and she comes along and signs me out, so then I run back for a quick minute, type a question/comment, click 'post', look up and man! she did it again!
     
  12. Feral Nature

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    On a positive note, meat goat pellets have a bit of roughage in them so it was not all grain.