Huge belly on 4 month doeling

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by farm mom, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. farm mom

    farm mom New Member

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    I have noticed the last couple of days that my 4 month old doeling has a huge belly. She looks like she is pregnant with triplets. She is eating and acting normal. Is this bloat? I am going to take her to the vet tomorrow but just wondering what this could be. Can post pictures if needed.
     
  2. Simplelife

    Simplelife New Member

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    She may just need some baking soda. Mine will occasionally eat something that doesnt agree with them and it causes them to do that. Iput baking soda out and they eat a little and they are fine.
     

  3. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    She may need worming.

    But goats should have very large rumens in the evening, then lay down to cud through it all, slimming down by morning. The first time you are able to butcher a goat you will be amazed at how large those four stomachs are in there! Vicki
     
  4. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm New Member

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    Is she still on coccidia treatment? My gut (no pun intented) would be cocci.
    You can have the vet just check her poo instead of hauling her in.