PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One of the Belmont Goats is recovering after he underwent surgery overnight Thursday due to calcium carbonate stones.
Four-year-old Cooper, a Nigerian dwarf goat, went to the veterinarian Wednesday after he developed some sort of blockage in his urinary tract. His owners learned that if he didn’t successfully urinate in the next 24 hours, surgery would be necessary.
Cooper was driven 85 miles from Portland to Corvallis Thursday night, which is when vets determined that Cooper’s stones were dramatic enough to require major surgery.
According to The Belmont Goats’ Facebook page, the surgery went well and the vets were able to remove the stones out of his bladder and the stone out of his urethra. They also put a tube to bypass the urethra for the time being. Cooper is now facing a 10-day recovery period at the hospital, but his owners said he has adjusted well.
By Friday morning, Cooper’s heart rate came down and he was enjoying some hay.