My Goat Won't Eat

Discussion in 'Goats' started by TotalGoatLover, May 9, 2005.

  1. TotalGoatLover

    TotalGoatLover New Member

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    I have a 4 year old milker that I bought from a farm two weeks ago. She did not get along well with the other milkers I put her in with. She's been separated for over a week now. She is very alert and inquisitive and energetic but she WON'T EAT. She munches on a little alfalfa but turns up her nose at feed. She has access to minerals, rolled oats, a salt block and kelp. She has no interest in any of these. We have even tried the feed mix her previous owners fed with no luck.

    She's been to the vet and he can't find anything physically wrong with her. We've given her a probiotic, pepto, nutri-drench, vitamin-B shots. Someone even suggested we feed her some bread but nothing is working. We were hoping to show her this year but of course she's putting out less and less milk each day. We've added electrolytes to her water but she hardly drinks anything.

    I am out of ideas. If anyone has any suggestions I'm willing to try anything at this point. HELP!!
     
  2. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    how long ago did she had the kids?
    susanne
     

  3. TotalGoatLover

    TotalGoatLover New Member

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    She freshened in February.