I was looking for some Black Boer Does to add to our breeding program. I found some beautiful 100% registered Does for sale and agreed to purchase 3 of them.
We get to the farm and can see that one of them had bottle jaw so we knew we were dealing with heavy worm loads. The sweet couple that had them didn't know anything about goats and were in over their head. This is more common than you think.
After careful consideration Farmer Jason and I decided we would try to save these 6 girls who have Famacha's that are non-existent. The couple wanted us to take them all in hopes of saving them. We knew this meant around the clock supportive care and monitoring. We brought them home, quarantined them to a pasture and began supportive care for these does. Luckily the couple had wormed them already so we had a jump start.
We got them setup with all the hay they can eat, grain, fresh water, vitamin B, red cell and some of them got iron shots, B complex with thiamine and loose minerals. We have given them another round of goat wormer and just got in Bioworma for them. We are working hard to save them and they WANT to live so they are thriving. I will be honest, I thought we would bury half of them and we are not out of the woods yet but it has been 3 weeks. They are looking better, acting better and gaining some weight.
I have been spoiling them with some fig newtons so I can cooper bolus them. They are still skid-dish and I can tell they didn't get much love before.
Our boys have been at the fence line flirting with them and these girls actually went into heat. We are working on getting the boys moved so they don't get pregnant yet. We want to make sure they are in good condition when we breed these boer does.
If you have room on your prayer list think of these girls. We are working hard to save them.