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Hey so I have a goat that either falls down or lays down sometimes and when she does she can’t get back up on her own. I can lift her up and she goes right back to walking around just fine with a slight limp. But she can even runs if you try to catch her. We’ve had this happen about a year or so ago but the goat seemed more ill acting, it eventually died. Anyone else ever experienced this?
 

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Does the weakness seem to be in the hind end? Do you notice any tripping or the back toes folding under when walking/running? Do you see any "cowlicks" or places of fur mussed up along the sides?

The above would signify Meningeal Worm.

How long has it been happening for this goat?

Start with a rectal temperature, FAMACHA check, and a B-Complex injection and let us know the results.
 

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Does the weakness seem to be in the hind end? Do you notice any tripping or the back toes folding under when walking/running? Do you see any "cowlicks" or places of fur mussed up along the sides?

The above would signify Meningeal Worm.

How long has it been happening for this goat?

Start with a rectal temperature, FAMACHA check, and a B-Complex injection and let us know the results.
I've not paid attention to her toes, I will check tomorrow. We did notice the other day her fur looks odd compared to how they normally look. She started limping probably a week ago and just started today the falling and can't get up. We did start her on B Complex today.
 
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