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Old 01-28-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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This is not one of my goats, so doesnt realy need a right away answer.......
so I have nothing better to do on most saturdays so went to the sale, a group of goats, full grown does came in, they were thin and had weak, rubber back legs, and some it looked like the joints in the hips were not working right. I was just wondering what would cause the whole group to have this?



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Old 01-29-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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sounds like a Selenium/Vit E deficiency, it causes weak muscles/bones. If the area you're in is Deficient, vaccinate the goats with Bo-Se a RX drug



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Old 01-29-2012, 01:36 AM   #3
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Were they fainting goats? The reason I ask is because sometimes my fainting goats faint while standing and their back legs stop working. I am pretty new to this, so I was just wondering.

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Could be Polio ... did they eat any moldy hay?

Thiamine needs to be given... or if at least ...they need vitB complex.. that is better than nothing.. in case it is Polio....

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They aren't Jessica's goats, Pam...they were at the sale she went to...luckily.

I wonder if they weren't there because the owner didn't know how to treat them? That's to bad.

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Thanks Kylee... it could be ...you never know.... it is sad...

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Im sure they were there for that reason, I have just never seen that before so got me thinking what it could be. They looked bright eyed, skinny but not deathly skinny.And I dont think they were fainting goats or Im sure they would have fainted in the ring.

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possibly Selenium deficiency, worm load or maybe CAE type issue.

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did they look anything like

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