going to also try messaging the vet to see if we can come earlier.About 2-3 days ago, I noticed my three or so month old buck was losing weight and having trouble standing on his own. Its been getting worse and worse with me having to help him stand all the time.
Just yesterday he was able to walk but now he can't. Standing has even become seemingly impossible now, as now he just cries and lays back down. His gums are now getting cold, he doesn't want to eat anymore or even take his electrolytes.
we called the vet two days ago but he was so booked up that we cant see him until 4:30pm today. Its only 11:40am right now and he's frail, cant walk or stand on his own, and is now refusing food. Please please help.
he was a bottle baby but has been off his bottle for 2 weeks now. He was plump andeating a lot until just so suddenly. He's had his CDT, he was on Cocci treatment a month or so ago.
I'll have to check what kind I have, although since they are in the woods near the creek, my assumption is they are not bracken. Found this helpful link to tell the difference before this happens to someone else.Yes, braken fern can cause polio. Take a sample to a local nursey to see if that's what you have. If so..pull it all out of their area. When goats are not hubgry..hungry.. may sample a bit bit not eat consistently enough to cause polio.
Very sorry for your loss.