encephalitis

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by short stuff farm, May 26, 2008.

  1. short stuff farm

    short stuff farm New Member

    15
    Apr 25, 2008
    NY
    I girl that I sold babies too last year emailed me that she has lost one of them. :cry: The vet feels she had encephalitis. Does anyone know anything about this. I only find info on this in humans not in goats. But did read that in humans it can be passed by a mosquitoes I am posting what is says. Could this be where she picked it up? Thanks for the help.

    "Mosquitoes can also transmit the viruses for several types of encephalitis, including West Nile encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and Western Equine encephalitis"
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I have not, but I will look it up in some medical books i have for the goats. I am really sorry.
     

  3. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

    254
    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon
    Look up CAE.
    http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts_waddl/caefaq.aspx

    Now, I'm not saying that's what it is, but that's what comes to my mind. Hope it's not.
     
  4. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    The first thing that occured to me is that the vet might have missed goat polio which is fairly common. Encephalitis is just a swelling of the brain which could be from many causes. If the vet is a horse vet, he might not think of goat polio.
     
  5. short stuff farm

    short stuff farm New Member

    15
    Apr 25, 2008
    NY
    this is the email that she sent to me. I am not sure which vet she used, so not sure if they do know anything about goats.
    "Zoey seems to be sick and I don't know what to do? She ate good yesterday and then lastnight she seemed to want to just lay in her coop a lot which is not like her while her sister was out eating. Today she isnt eating and still wanting to just lay down, we have been trying to make her get up and walk but she just doesn't seem to want to, she isnt eating but has drank some water. Her puples are really big now, not earlier"

    She was 1yr and 3 months old. I did not get her email on this until this morning, and she sent it to me saturday, sometimes I wonder about email getting where it is suppose to. This is very hard for me.
     
  6. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Of course I know nothing about what is really going on but I think that, unless the vet is a goat vet, I would start treating for goat polio and listeriosis (if the goat has a temp.) It won't hurt and could save the goatie's life.