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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by smhowie on Today at 08:05:56 am »
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Sheep / Re: 8 Week old bottle lamb with constant bloat.
« Last post by HFloid on Today at 07:51:25 am »
Many thanks for replies.  I stopped the milk and continued the electrolyte for 24 hours.  He was better then ate a little creep and went downhill again. He’s back out now on grass and we’ll see how he goes.  Although he’s losing condition quickly so not looking too great.  He’s due some antibiotic later today just in case and we’ll see. 
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Goats / Re: Transporting goats
« Last post by Anke on Today at 07:27:11 am »
I think it would depend on why you would be transporting goats and how regularly. If your planning on showing them (when times allow), then a hot van parked on a sunny way would be horrible. But if your traveling from one address to another would be fine. I would always say to use a livestock trailer as they were designed for livestock, but in reality you use what you have availiable.


If you have ever checked out the goat section at a show you will find that most of us will transport their goats in vans - the goats are lead (leads and collar, with collar removed during transport) and hop in and out (unlike sheep which will need a ramp), usually we have an internal pen or division - so doors can be left open for air. The goats are not left in the van for longer than necessary - and it is usually as hot in the marquee as it is in the van.... Van also ideal for getting in feed (I can buy a quarter of a ton of feed in one go) and my van also takes 35 bales of hay/straw, about 20 haylage and is absolutely ideal for taking a goat (or small number of them) to the vet/AI etc etc. Much less maneuvering than a trailer, especially in tight places. Oh, and I sleep in the van during shows, as goat shows are usually and overnight event. But I do have a trailer as well, as goat numbers now mean it is easier to have both options of transport.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Buttermilk on Today at 07:14:23 am »
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Goats / Re: Transporting goats
« Last post by Katie_goats on Today at 07:13:56 am »
Initially it will just be from one address to another and only of up to  about 30mins. If it's more than occasional travel then I would invest in a trailer.  I just want to get my first few goats. Haven't found any yet!
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by Perris on Today at 06:54:20 am »
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Sheep / Re: New sheep owner with an issue...
« Last post by bj_cardiff on Today at 06:52:06 am »
Why don't you ask her breeder to come and check her over? You didn't want to buy an in lamb sheep, so really the seller should help you out here. In Lamb sheep will pant a lot more than not in lamb sheep, is this particular ewe panting more than the others?

Some of my empty sheep have a little 'bag' it usually looks like a ewe thats around 4 weeks off lambing and just starting to bag up. But it doesn't get any bigger than that. Why don't you take pictures of the ewe and its bag and post them here?

If your having hot weather I would be very careful of her lambing and blowflies, they will be very attracted to it!
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Goats / Re: Transporting goats
« Last post by bj_cardiff on Today at 06:45:11 am »
I think it would depend on why you would be transporting goats and how regularly. If your planning on showing them (when times allow), then a hot van parked on a sunny way would be horrible. But if your traveling from one address to another would be fine. I would always say to use a livestock trailer as they were designed for livestock, but in reality you use what you have availiable.
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by SallyintNorth on July 05, 2020, 10:59:03 pm »
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Coffee Lounge / Re: I know it's been done before but...
« Last post by in the hills on July 05, 2020, 10:43:07 pm »
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