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I have a young pigmy goat kid that is being sick, he is at

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I have a young pigmy goat kid that is being sick
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the goat?
Customer: he is at weaning stage and keeps regurgitating the cud
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the goat eat anything unusual?
Customer: not as far as I know , nothing diff to normal
JA: What is the goat's name and age?
Customer: may goat is called Aries and he is about 15 weeks old and spoilt
JA: What is the goat's name?
Customer: I will list what I observed when issue started. His tummy very rumbly and this sometimes accures b4 he regurges
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the goat?
Customer: he isvery important to me , I am going through treatment for leucemia and having him gave me purpose .
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

Could you tell me what his current diet it comprising of?

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

A certain level of regurgitation of the cud is normal. Does his abdomen appear bloated or distended at all? Could he have been exposed to any toxins/toxic plants?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he has been on lamblac and over last few weeks he has been grazing .
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
no he hasnt ,he has hay and nibbles on some greens in garden . His tummy does look bloated and grumbles a bit
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
He doesnt show signs of pain but does get aggitated just b4 another episode
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he doesnt look his happy self though
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he grinding his teeth a lot
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I know this very diff without seeing the boy
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I will admit I have made appointment with local vet as didnt think u was going to ans.
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

Ok that's fine. I think it is best he is checked over anyway, one concern I would have would be an oesophageal stricture which can be a congenital problem in young ruminants. An xray may be needed to help assess this

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am deaf so typing is a better medium for me
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

No problem

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
He has had a wee and poo but not as much as he usually goes , it been a long night
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Plus the issue goes through phases so fingers crossed nothing to bad
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hey, upside u wont get many days starting with a pet pigmy goat. lol
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
thank you for ur input.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have been trying to get him to drink water it that ok ? or should I refrain incase he needs sedation ?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Right I got to go thank you again .
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 11 days ago.

You're welcome, sorry for the delay getting back to you. I wouldn't withhold water. Let me know how you get on.

Chris