Goat founder, please help.

3 posts

Member for

1 month 2 weeks
Last seen: 10/06/2019 - 12:32
Joined: 10/06/2019 - 12:22

Goat founder, please help.

I think my goat may of foundered. He has very sore feet, he is on his knees to eat, he will walk around but only to get from one spot to another. He is over weight but He doesnt get grain, he gets chaff & lucerne mix and hay, either lucerne hay or oaten or grass hay. He has a mate who is fine but Billy is the smaller of the 2 and he is a bit fat. I have researched this and I think overweight might be the cause. I thought he just needed his feet trimmed as they were overgrown so I bought some hoof clippers but he didn't really improve and now someone has told me about founder. I have ponies and I know alot about founder in ponies but not goats. What should I do? I have stopped feeding the chaff and they get hay only now once a day. I think he is getting worse. What do I do?

Forums
Last seen: 11/20/2019 - 17:41
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Anne,

Welcome to the hobby farm forum and thanks for the question.

Sorry to hear about your goat having founder, I will ask our resident goat expert Barb Vincent to reply to your question.

Regards,
Charlie

Last seen: 11/20/2019 - 17:41
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Anne,

Posted on behalf of our resident goat expert Barb Vincent.

It isn’t possible to know what the problem is without a hands exam of the goat. The description of the problem is not exactly clear, it is hard to know if it is the feed, foot rot or or overgrown hooves or if the goat has a stone in her foot. As there is not even a photo of the goat or its feet, there is no way to even begin to know what the problem could be. I believe the only way to know is to have someone such as a vet or consultant such as myself, actually do a hands on exam and history of the goat. 

Do you happen to have a photo you could post?

Thanks,
Barb

New Forum Topics

Topic Replies Last post Forum
5894 Soil aeration
by Albertgotdonkey on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:16
4
by Albertgotdonkey
Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:33
General Forum
3032 Selling meat off farm that is slaughtered by a registered abattoir
by Dominiquet on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 17:38
5
by admin
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:13
Farming Help
5855 sheep and goats
by mick650 on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 20:06
3
by ploist125
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 06:11
General Forum
5891 Growing/cutting hay
by megssss on Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:14
3
by admin
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:58
Farming Help
699 How do you use software to help you run your farm ?
by clement_911 on Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:20
8
by kakhankaramm
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 18:29
General Forum
5889 Please help with choice
by PeterHigg on Thu, 10/31/2019 - 22:59
3
by admin
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:46
Farm planning
5887 Sheep and Cattle Per Acre
by Jack Lambo on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 08:17
1
by admin
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:13
Pastures
3849 Paralysis Tick Prevention - sheep/lamb
by BecS on Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:00
3
by AuroraDaniels
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 18:04
General Forum
5870 Do lambs need to be treated prior to Consumption?
by Bushwick on Sun, 10/06/2019 - 22:15
4
by admin
Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:17
Sheep
2899 Chamberlain Countryman 354 Parking Brake
by countryman on Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:33
1
by Peter Holmes
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:28
Farming Help
3059 Tractor implements... Advice please.
by Mal on Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:08
2
by pasture.improv…
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:10
Farming Help
5869 Goat founder, please help.
by annef202 on Sun, 10/06/2019 - 12:32
2
by admin
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:09
Goats
5832 Grass / Reed identification
by steventh on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:22
3
by pasture.improv…
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:03
Weeds & Pests
3085 Order of operations for pasture improvement
by patdwyer on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:51
3
by pasture.improv…
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:01
Farming Help
3022 What to do?
by Andrew_Porter on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 21:37
1
by pasture.improv…
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:52
New Members
2967 What to do with 10 acres ?
by jp_ads on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:49
5
by Bushwick
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:57
Farming Help
5838 Farm layout
by thato on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 08:14
2
by Redhead
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 22:17
Farm planning
5862 Sheep agistment
by faki03 on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 07:17
1
by admin
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:21
Sheep
5798 Dairy cow, where?
by shelle on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 06:49
5
by zararr
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 00:21
General Forum
5847 Cattle start up
by grahamsie on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 12:10
4
by Albertgotdonkey
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 09:04
Cattle

Our Sponsors

Our Partners