Goat not recuperating...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Susan Burkowsky, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Susan Burkowsky

    Susan Burkowsky New Member

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    Jan 21, 2021
    Bethlehem CT
    Hi all!
    We have a 4 year old doe who is in decline.
    Her current state is vocalizing when attempting to stand, major weight loss-but is still eating and drinking, recieving electrolytes 2x a day and has pellet forms in her enoji shaped stool. She also is urinating and has not had an elevated temperature.
    Back story, rapid decline in weight and movement. Visit to vet. Wormed her, ran fecal, gave vit b shot, began steroid shots-still have 2 more days to administer.
    What the heck is going on here?! The remaining 13 goats are fine. She is also isolated in an area where we can monitor her.
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    Have u gotten the results of the fecals?
     
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  3. Susan Burkowsky

    Susan Burkowsky New Member

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    Jan 21, 2021
    Bethlehem CT
    Just had to submit a second sample and should have results by 11:30
     
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  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    How rapid of a decline in her weight? Any odd behavior prior to seeing her loose weight? Scours? Walking unsteady? Head tilts??
    How has her temperature been? (101.5-103.5 being normal range)
    What's her famancha? (Lower inner eye lids color)
     
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  5. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Hi and welcome to TGS.
    I’m sorry your doe is Not well.. Has she been tested for CAE? Also numbers for temperature is very important instead of “not elevated” Because temps can tell us if it’s rumen or infection.

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  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Although the title is the same as another..I do think is their own thread..I dont see any other posts?
     
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  7. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Thanks, it threw me I guess after Alex’s thread on ketosis.
     
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  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    The title did me as well.
     
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  9. Susan Burkowsky

    Susan Burkowsky New Member

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    Jan 21, 2021
    Bethlehem CT
    Sorry new here, how do i change the heading to not confuse people and get feed back for my goat?
     
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  10. Susan Burkowsky

    Susan Burkowsky New Member

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    Jan 21, 2021
    Bethlehem CT
    Her temp is 101
    Vet called and said fecal indicates strongyle eggs but they aren't recommending treatment.
    We are waiting for a return call for her inability to stand. Thanks and sorry for confusing folks with my title just joined this group.
     
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  11. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Not to worry we got it sorted. She’s not standing? Is she too weak?
    Is she star gazing or was she turning in circles? Do her eyes twitch? Or is her head turned towards her flank?
    Has she been tested for tape worms and CAE?
    Sorry for so many questions, but narrowing things down helps us try to help you.
     
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  12. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    No need!! We just had a similar title a few days ago. Its ok. You are good!! And welcome to the forum.
     
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  13. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    Is that the results of the preworming fecal or the postworming fecal? How many days in between? Also check her inner eyelids. Are they pink or pale?
     
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  14. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Do you know how to check her famancha for anemia? Can you remember how fast she went down...was it over a weeks time..a months or did it seem to sneak up on you? Is she able to stand and walk if you get her up?
     
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  15. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    Also has she had her C/D T shot?
     
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  16. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    The vet gave you steroids? What kind? Did he give you a reason? Or diagnosis? Did he mention polio or listeriosis?
     
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  17. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Has she been tested for Johnes?
     
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  18. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Lots of questions...sorry. we just need to build a picture of what your girl is going through. Take your time to read through and answer as many questions as you have answers too.
     
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  19. Susan Burkowsky

    Susan Burkowsky New Member

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    Jan 21, 2021
    Bethlehem CT
    Fecal was preworming. Yes to current CDT.
    Slightly anaemic. She has no head tilt just skin and bones and this new vocalization when she tries to stand. Im headed back to check on her and give her more electrolytes. She has an appetite, just cant/won't stand.
    Thanks all my service gets sketchy so if i dont repond until well later That'd be why!
     
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  20. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    She may have lost muscle which can. Happen super fast with goats. You can move her legs for her..apply resistance by pushing up on her hoof while you move her legs. Change her position often.and don't let her lie flat. Another idea is if she can stand even with help..use a large towel as a sling..get it up under her and spread wide on her underbelly. Lift her with the towel and support her weight.. this may need two people if she won't at least put some weight on her legs. Once she seems to have a good foot under her. Maintain support while making her walk some. Do this as often as you can to help build her strength. Resting between therapy is important for both her and your back ;)

    Did you mention if she has scours? Has she had blood testing to rule out Johnes Disease?

    When you say slightly anemic..based on a famcha chart..what would you score her? unnamed.png