Lost nanny have no idea why!

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  1. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    so I walk out to feed this morning and find one of my nannies dead with foam-blood mixture coming from nose and blood from mouth; she was fine last night grassing and dead this morning, up to date on all shots, couldn’t find a wound or nothing on her! Please help
     

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would definitely have a necropsy done. So sorry you lost her.
     
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  3. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Oh no, I'm so very sorry you lost your doe. Could she have gotten into or eaten anything poisonous? A plant or chemical?
     
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  4. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I’ve checked that already, I have no plants that could cause this and no poison has been put out close enough to hurt them, I’m thinking more like heat stroke?? Which idk how, tons of fresh water plenty of shade
     
  5. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    Wow, that is strange. I have never seen that before. I would think poisoning, but you have already ruled that out. https://fiascofarm.com/goats/poisonousplants.htm just in case, here is a list of poisonous and edible foods goats can eat.
    I am sorry for your loss (console) :(
     
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  6. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    Maybe a brain aneurysm? Does the blood come out your nose? Just a guess, not sure though
     
  7. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    It was coming out of the nose and mouth but the foaming is what scared me
     
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  8. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Oh, I'm so sorry! I would guess frothy bloat.
     
  9. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    I would almost wonder about something like a pulmonary embolism or somrthing in the lungs. So sorry for you. I'd be beside myself if she was mine.
     
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  10. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    What an issue! Poor goat, hope it was quick. So sorry for your loss, and, like most people in this thread, I am very puzzled.
     
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  11. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    (((((Hugs))))) So sorry you lost her!!!!
     
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  12. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    I know I said frothy bloat at first, but I really don't think so. I think she may have had a heart attack. This looks like the foam that comes from the lungs when the heart stops first. Fox Ridge mentioned pulmonary edema, and I think she's exactly right. Frothy bloat would contain rumen contents and I would expect green foam, not red. I'm not sure exactly why this foam forms when the heart stops suddenly, but my horse had some blood-tinged foam come from his nostrils after he died of a lightning strike last summer. He had a lot less foam and it was whiter, but his death was absolutely instantaneous. A heart attack event lasts a little bit longer than a lightning strike, so there would be time for more fluid to form. I'm sorry this happened, but at least it looks like it was very sudden and not painful.
     
  13. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    Yea it looked as if she just laid down, she was such a good doe, had a beautiful set of twins, had just got them weaned a month ago. I just wonder what could have made it happen.
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so sorry. :(
    Necropsy is wise.
     
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  15. elvis&oliver

    elvis&oliver Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Pa
    I am also sorry what a loss for you. I hope she went quickly:(
     
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  16. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    She may have had a heart defect all her life. There's really no way to know without a necropsy.
     
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  17. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I'm so sorry, I hope you can get some answers if you had her taken in for a necropsy. I've not seen anything like that, so I can imagine how that scary it was to come upon her and see the foam. It seems to be a super crazy part of the summer for issues right now, off the wall stuff, then parasites. Again, very sorry.
     
  18. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    How much does a necropsy cost in your countries? Here it is very expensive.