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Old 05-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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I'm absolutely sure she's not pregnant because we don't have a buck and the buck we used was about 5 months ago today and only one goat got pregnant out of the five.



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With the worms, her eyelids check out just fine and she was just fine, it happened from one day to the next.



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Old 05-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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I would be watching for other signs of illness...star gazing...turning in tight circles...can be polio or listeria. If she shows any signs of blindness you need to get her to a vet. I had a case of polio with my first goats...6-7 years ago. I never want to see it again. If she's depressed about being with her sister...that should end when you put them back together.

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I just came to the same conclusion you came to. We put her back with her sister and she continued to do the same thing. We put her out by herself and watched for 30 minutes and noticed she was turning in circles but not tight circles and she pretends to be blind or is going blind, I don't know because you put your hand near her face and she turns away. A buddy that came over this morning stood there watching her with me and he said that he had heard of some disease where the goat turns in circles and act/going blind. Do you think it is polio?

I checked her temp this morning and she was at 102.6 F She eats if you put food directly in front of her but she does walk in circles and bumps into things.

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If she is walking in circles then that is a sign of polio. You need to get thiamine asap and start treating. Look up goat polio on Google. It is a very serious problems caused by a thiamine deficiency or lack of thiamine production. Polio will kill if.left in treated. I would also look into listeriosis... they are very simalier.

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Polio or Listeriosis. Treat for both immediately as there is no time to waste on deciding which one. Antibiotics for the Listeriosis, Thiamine for the polio. A more experienced member will have to help you with dosages, because I have not dealt with this.
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I am currently treating for both. I am giving thiamine and penicillin. She is actually starting to come around.

On the brightside, her sister had baby this morning, it's our first time witnessing the birth of a kid. It was a boy.

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Good for her! Glad that you're seeing some improvement. Congrats on the little one. Good thoughts sent your way.

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Glad to hear she is doing better. Hope she continues to improve for you.

Congrats on the baby. Its quite an experience huh? Just wait until a long legged one gets her legs tangled and you have to tangle... now that is something else there!



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