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Hello all.

So today I'm out working on the pasture fencing.. I have all my does and babies in the same pen and about 2 weeks ago had purchased 2 new baby bucks and placed them in the same pen. Both bucks are healthy and have had no problems eating , they're bottle fed. So after I leave the pen maybe an hour or 2 later I head back out... and I see one little buckling is happy as ever but my other is down. He was lying in the back of the shelter. His head was cranked back. His legs twitch form time to time and hes calling out. His breathing is not labored , his heart rate is fine. He is drooling a little but is swallowing. He wont suck though. They're both a month and a week old. I dont think hes sick..

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At first we thought his neck was broken the way it was cranked back. But all his bones seem to be in place. Nothing feels wrong. He wont tilt it forward tho. Every once and while hell kick his legs out like hes running. This just happened so there will be a vet call but am curious if anyone has heard anything like this. I am so worried. He also had what seemed like a quick seizure and then back to normal breathing and heart rate but not capable of moving. Also once I saw what looked like he was trying to shake his head ( in the cute way they do when they've finished their bottles). But it wasn't seizure like . I think one of the does may have butted him real hard.. but they all seemed fine together. If anyone has any info please let me know.
 

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Get your vet. He could have a neurological injury
Thanks.. that's what were thinking too.. unfortunately he didnt even make it through the night. He passed quickly after. Still unsure what happened..
What did the vet say?
We didnt call. We were going to call in the am but he passed like 2 or 3 hours after it happened
 

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Thanks.. that's what were thinking too.. unfortunately he didnt even make it through the night. He passed quickly after. Still unsure what happened..

We didnt call. We were going to call in the am but he passed like 2 or 3 hours after it happened
Oh no! I'm so sorry! my goat CupCake did that 3-4 years ago but she could walk a little. She was drooling but breathing fine but was having seizures it got bad really fast and was getting worse we called the vet and took her right away. They weighed her and all that stuff then told us she was having bad seizures almost grand mall seizures so they put her on like 4-5 meds to keep her asleep so she didn't have any more seizures. They had to keep her for 3 days. They said it was most likely something she ate. Im really sorry for your loss...
 

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Oh no! I'm so sorry! my goat CupCake did that 3-4 years ago but she could walk a little. She was drooling but breathing fine but was having seizures it got bad really fast and was getting worse we called the vet and took her right away. They weighed her and all that stuff then told us she was having bad seizures almost grand mall seizures so they put her on like 4-5 meds to keep her asleep so she didn't have any more seizures. They had to keep her for 3 days. They said it was most likely something she ate. Im really sorry for your loss...
Head back, crying, and quick death in a bottle baby sounds like possibly enterotoxemia?
We also had this thought , we were actually getting ready to vaccinate all the babies the same age tomorrow.. that got moved to today as we think that might of been it too
 
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