Goats have a higher need for certain Vitamins than some farmyard animals; the name is *Vitamin B-Complex(for Goats)*;
LOOKING FOR HELP WITH DISEASE IN GOATS,I HAVE 1 GOAT THAT GOT IT ,WHEN HE TURNED 5 YEARS OLD.VET SAID THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR THIS.CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ADVICE ON THIS.HE IS A GREAT PET.
I would recommend finding a "Country" Vet, a Vet who works with farm animals more than Cats & Dogs. They will be more likely to have experience with Goats & your particular issues. This may mean you have to travel further than you want to get a proper diagnosis & treatment.
Goats have a higher need for certain Vitamins than some farmyard animals; the name is *Vitamin B-Complex (for Goats)*; found in whole grains + rice bran;
I have a neighbor who owned a goat that had CAE very early on and lived to be at least 12 years old with very few symptoms. I hope your goat has an easy go of this, too.
We feel for you and your pet. Goats can be afflicted by many kinds of diseases and the challenge is that many diseases resemble one another. We can really only suggest that you bring your goat under the supervision of a goat health specialist.
Don't think you can have just one goat as a pet.... they are herd animals and need companionship of some sort or they scream all the time!
found this out the hard way... anything else will work... from another goat, chickens, llamas or even a friendly outside dog!
The upside to a solitary goat, unfortunately... is that they are delicious...
I agree but would like to add to the well-fed well-fenced comment. I have several young goats that are very well fed and are in a large fenced pasture with ample structures built for their enjoyment. My children love to watch them play. However, there is one and only one that continues to get out and visit our neighbor and her children. So in spite of being well fed and amused they are very curious also.
Put a collar on that goat then tie a 6ft piece of rope to the collar and the other end to the center of a 2x4. Make the goat drag the 2x4 around for the next 3 or 4 months. It will get tangled up when going under or over the fence and should stop it's attempt's of going AWOL.
I own a 1 year old goat that lives in my house as well as the back yard. He has adjusted very well. We also have cats and dogs. He seems very spoiled and happy. We buy hay , crushed corn and dried fruit from the feed store. And he eats regularly in the back yard. Recently I noticed a slightly red discoloration on half of one hoof. Does he need a diet adjustment or a pedicure? He seems healthy and fine. It doesn't seem to bother him any.