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I haven't posted much lately because we have been busy making cheese and going to events to sell it.
My goats have been sick for at least 7 months. It started with cold symptoms and now all they have is a dry cough.
We (us & Vet) have not been able to figure out what it is. I looked up Vets that specialize in the treatment of goats.
After describing their symptoms she said that they have Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV). Tests are back they
have BRSV. Our vet says that all we can do is treat the symptoms and vaccinate any new goats(kids). The specialist
says that there is so we are to hear from her.
:hammer: :book: :ponder:
This is what I found about it:
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) In additional to cattle, sheep and goats can also be infected by respiratory
syncytial viruses. Sudden onset of mucous discharge from the nose and eyes with high fever, cough, and progressive
difficulty in breathing is typical of BRSV infection in cattle.
BRSV reduces the resistance of the respiratory tract and makes the animal susceptible to secondary lung infections.
If sickness caused by BRSV is not diagnosed early, secondary lung infections may mask the true cause of the illness.


Now that cheese selling events have slowed down I will be able to let you know how it going
Suellen
 
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