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  1. Health & Wellness
    Well I guess it had to happen sooner or later! My first cases of polio (presumed... no lab test as yet). About a month ago a 3 y.o. doe began "stretching" her head oddly... not constant... nothing like I'd seen photos of "stargazing"... more like I rotate my own neck to stretch out a kink...
  2. Health & Wellness
    My friends goat was fine yesterday, and this morning, she is staggering, drooling, unsteady on her feet. I gave her some awesome vet numbers. I am guessing meningeal worm, but I am not for sure. Maybe Polio?? I am not 100%, but any advice is appreciated!
  3. Health & Wellness
    There are no goat vets in my area. My horse vet won’t treat them, and our small animal vet only treats our cats and dogs. We have a doe that had a small bout of diarrhea, so we wormed her and also treated for Coccidiosis but she has become increasingly depressed, standing off from the herd, and...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi All, I have a goat that has been showing neurological symptoms for over 3 weeks now. It started with a slight limp, 23 days ago. We called the vet the next day when she started looking off balance. At that point she was still eating well. The vet treated her for listeriosis and goat polio...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Geneva is a 6 wk ok Pygmy ( the runt of a triplet birth, only female) who I found on Monday at lunch, laying on her side in the barn at feeding time. She couldn’t stand, and when I picked her up she thrashed and couldn’t hold her head up. I segregated her from the rest in a corner of the barn...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Please help!! We have a 7-week old male... Please help!! We have a 7-week old male goat (mother was a Saanen and father a Nigerian Dwarf). The mother would not dilate during labor so her twins had to be delivered by c-section (mom was put down, very sad). The other twin, a female, is totally...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I am currently bottle raising a Saanen cross that has had weak legs from birth but got around fine. However, he's slowly gotten worse. First his front legs contracted over and he walked on his knees. Now it has progressed to him falling over and being unable to right himself. His back legs are...
  8. Health & Wellness
    We are boarding a few of my friends dairy goats over the winter months. When my dad got up (the goats are on his farm) and went to do goat chores in the morning, he noticed one of the dairy does didn't want to stand. She would eat and drink, but not want to stand. He called my friend and she...
  9. Health & Wellness
    This may be a long post but it may save a goat. Two weeks ago I got a frantic call from my husband saying one of my goats was having seizures. My heart sank. My first kid, now 1 1/2 yr old, Cleo was having seizures, darting/rolling eyes, unable to stand. My first search told me it was Polio. An...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have been working with Ace for about 14 days now and going up and down with him. He had a really low temp two weeks ago when I started (99). I brought him in the house to get him warmed up and he was doing better. He would have his not so good days, but it looked like things were on the...
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