Goat foaming and now Siezing

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Brandy T, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:44 PM.

  1. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    My husband just got back with some fortified B complex. Getting ready to give a shot
     
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  2. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    Thanks but I'm about 3 hrs away
     
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  3. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    I did get a hold of one a few minutes ago that is an hour from us. He advised us to do everything y'all have.
     
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  4. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
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  5. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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  6. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    I have 2 nannies that sometimes when eating they will act crazy and throw their head back and spit up white slimey stuff a time or two , then go back to eating. I watch them for a while and they don’t do it anymore, I let them be and finish eating.
     
  7. CBPitts

    CBPitts Well-Known Member

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    Jan 28, 2020
    Oregon
    Stay on the thiamine/vitamin b every 4 hours, even overnight. I’d do the penicillin with it too. I had a listeriosis doe last year and it was tons of treatment but she pulled through.
     
  8. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    We did the shots through the night. This morning we got a call from one of the vets that we could bring her in. We just dropped her off and waiting to hear back.
    She is having fewer episodes but seems to be tired. Still let's the kids nurse, drinks water, but doesn't eat anything.
    Everyone's advice has been great.
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You may want to make a alfalfa pellet slurry for her and slowly drench it.
     
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  10. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Praying there’s a great outcome for you! ((Hugs)) I know it’s got to be scary. Thanks for the update.
     
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  11. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    I heard from the vet earlier.
    He said that she had polio but was already recovering, probably thanks to the fact that she had been receiving vitamin B shots already (thanks to all of you again!). In fact they only seen her have one seizure and said it was pretty mild compared to what I had described.
    She also was fighting an infection, probably from birthing.
    They said she even ate quite a bit!
    I can pick her up tomorrow with instructions on her continued care
     
  12. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    That’s fantastic news! Yay! :)
     
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  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  16. Brandy T

    Brandy T Member

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    Oct 4, 2019
    Texas
    She's home and is definitely feeling more lively. While she was eating though I thought it looked like she was having problems chewing. Maybe her jaw aches from the teeth grinding and clenching from the seizures?
     
  17. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    She may have sprained her jaw or even broken a tooth while seizing. Try soft hay and a warm mash of alfalfa pellets soaked in water and shredded beet pulp. Soak it all and see if she will eat (slurp) it.
    Glad she is doing better. Keep up the meds until at least 24 hours after she has no symptoms.
     
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  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Can she swallow, if not, you will have to tube feed her.
    Sometimes paralysis from polio or listeria causes her not to swallow.
    So be careful.
    If she can’t swallow naturally, she may get the drench into her lungs.
    If she can swallow, she can be slowly drenched with food.