Yahoo died this weekend. He was one of our bucks, out of Cody and Dotcom. He had been castrated this year and was supposed to have a long retirement. Here he is as a youngun.
He was in good condition 2 weeks ago with good color. But then he suddenly became thin and less interested in eating. He acted like his teeth hurt. So I noticed some sharp spikes on his molar teeth and trimmed them down. I wormed him, gave him Nutri-Drench and pain medication. I gave him some grain, wetted alfalfa cubes and pumpkin. If he did not improve on this over the weekend I was going to bring him to the vet. He became chilled, and I set up a warming pad for him. But despite all of this he died. It all seemed so sudden.
He was a nice goat with flashy colors. And he was only 6 years old. He fathered 6 kids for us (Fannie Mae, Sherlock, Sugar Magnolia, Sophia, Shortcake and Mockingbird) as well as many kids for other breeders. We will be sorely missed 😦