Bringing a goat back to good health
We're making slow but
sure progress with Edgar. Delousing was quite effective, with
his fur finally starting to look less rough and scraggly. I suspect the
kelp he's been scarfing like candy might also be implicated in his more
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Meanwhile, we were able
to trim his hooves relatively easily (although it was a two-person job)
and he's okay with a leash now (although
he gets scared every time I put one on). These are definitely moves in
the right direction.
On the other hand, our
little wether is still far from the health level I expect in my goats.
He came with a slight cough, which is still present, and his manure has
never come out in solid pellets the way it should. Both could be
symptoms of various kinds of worms...or could be as simple as allergies
and eating too much lush spring greenery.
Regardless, copper is next on my treatment regimen, and the fresh
browse that is starting to fill most of his diet should help with
general body tone. Maybe in another month, skittishness will be the
only factor proving that Edgar wasn't always our goat.