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Help, goat isn’t gaining weight

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He’s almost a year old now. He’s a fainting goat. You can’t tell too much in this picture but his sides are sunken in. He has a little bit of a belly, but his hips are just sunken. I feed him a lot, make sure he forages. But he never seems to gain any weight. And now, he’s sleeping a lot, distancing himself from the others, walking slow, has eye discharge and a cough, and seems like the life has just been sucked out of him. He’s my best friend, and I can’t lose him. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, please let me know. I’m desperate.
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Did he have cocci at one time that went on for a while without treatment?If so, permanent gut damage may of occurred causing damage to where he cannot absorb nutrients to gain weight.

Otherwise, I would get a fecal for worms and cocci right away.

Is he anemic?

What is his temp?

If you have been over graining him, he may have an upset and off rumen.
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How is he?
Did you retake his temp?

A vet is wise. 🙏
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