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I have a very sick goat. Pita, my fb togg, is not eating, not standing (except to feed kids then back down again), and when she does stand she is wobbly on her feet. She acts a like she's had too much to drink! I don't think she has a fever although I have no way to tell. She actually feels cooler than all the other goats. (I had to do something so I felt all the goats to see how warm they were as opposed to Pita. They all felt about the same, she felt cooler.) What do I do? I have been searching through my vet manual and all the goat info sites I know. I do not know what is wrong. I've never had a sick goat before. Does anyone have any suggestions. I'm getting desperate.
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Andi
 

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Re: HELP! Sick Goat!

I would give her Calcium, tums if you have them or human clacium pills. Or of course something specifcally made for goats if you have it. Here is a link of what to do if she has ketosis, can you smell her breath? If it smells fruity it could be ketosis. http://fiascofarm.com/goats/ketosis.htm You can get her through this. You could also give her a mixture of Karo syrup, and coffee as well as some whiskey if you have it.
 

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Re: HELP! Sick Goat!

You may want to post this in the Caprine Special Care section to get more advice. If I had "the power" I would move it for you :lol:
 

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Re: HELP! Sick Goat!

Get a temp on this goat and get calcium in her ASAP or you will lose her. Call your vet and see if you can get the injectable kind and if not get the drench or gel calcium. Then you need to put her on alfalfa hay or pellets at a rate of 3 or 4 lbs per day till she is done nursing and milking.

Also I moved this topic so it will get more attention
 

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When did she kid? Was it a hard kidding? Like Teresa said, you need to get calcium into her ASAP. Does her breath smell like nail polish remover? Give her nutri drench too, and give her molasses water also.
 

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i agree with everyobe else on this one. She needs some calcium and vit B and fast. If you have tums give her four or five pills crushed up in some molasses. a piece of whole wheat bred or two would be good for her as well.
beth
 
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