a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Goats can get colds, too

Diego-goat is a sick little boy, but not too bad. He has a huge runny nose and is sneezing quite a bit. When I took the boys' breakfast out this morning, I thought he was much worse off than he is, because he refused to join the morning melee for food. He walked over with the others, but then just stood there with his tail down. So after I finished feeding everyone, I went inside for all the sick-goat preparations. I came back out with April's Oatmeal, dewormer, and a vitamin B shot. I set up the left barn side with water and new hay and the oatmeal, and closed it off from everyone.

I caught Diego easily and just carried him into the closed-off left barn side, where I checked him over. Despite the runny nose, his breathing didn't sound too bad, and his ears and nose weren't hot and dry, but warm and normal. Ruling out a need for a temperature-taking or antibiotics (for now), I just dosed him with very-necessary dewormer and the B. As soon as I closed the gate on him, he was eating the new and exciting hay like normal. I expect that I will find he has eaten his oatmeal and is doing fine-but-miserable when I go back out to check on him later.
Tags: angoras, goats

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