Should I be concerned about dwarf goat doe cough?

Asked January 28, 2014, 1:29 PM EST

My 7-month-old Nigerian Dwarf doeling has a cough. When should I become concerned?

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

A cough is pretty general. This time of year, a change in weather, excessive ammonia, or dust from bedding or feed can all be environmental and will ease as the environment improves. Internal parasites and pneumonia are also causes that need to be determined by a vet. If appetite and general health are good, address its environment, if housed inside. Generally, housing the goat outside is the best medicine.