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I bought a Nigerian Dwarf Doe this summer that started showing neurological issues almost immediately after getting her home. She was very unstable on her back legs. I thought it may be due to the stress of moving and her being off feed. I started her on probiotics in her Chaffhaye as that was all she would eat. She seemed to get worse so I tried giving her Selenium(BoSe) injection....no improvement. So then I went to B1 (Thiamine) thinking Goat Polio. Nothing happened so I got my vet involved and asked her about the possibility of it being Meningeal Deer Worm infection. She called ISU vet college to a Caprine/Ovine specialist and he said they had several cases of that this year and by the symptoms it certainly was very likely. So he told my vet the treatment for that and to get VERY aggressive. I had to give her Fenbendazole at 10 times the dose for 7 days. She did survive and she has become more stable on her rear legs. I was told very few survive once infected. The incubation period from the time of exposure to neurological signs is 90 days.... Breeder I bought her from wouldn't do anything or take any responsibility for her condition. Not sure if she will become good enough to breed but giving her until next breeding season to see how things go. Has anyone had any experience with this condition and what was your outcome?
 

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Did the vet put her on Banamine or Dex? Recovery is promising as long as she was still on her feet...once off her feet it becomes less likely...I would also support her system, help her heal...there is a good herb blend called Dr Dr. Christopher CBT ()Complete Bone and Tissue) I would also give Dr C;s Vitalerbs..if you have access to quality Ess. oils...Frankincense works great to regenerate Nerve...
 

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It depends on how quickly you catch it. Prognosis is good if you catch it very early on. She will probably never be fully stable but may end up stable enough for pregnancy. Only time will tell.
 

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Do you mind sharing what part of the country you live in? Just curious where infections are being seen.

Definitely wondering if any anti-inflammatory was used (Banamine or Dexamethasone as Cathy asked) which would reduce the associated brain swelling and help some neurological symptoms. Was Ivomec also used during the treatment or only Fenbendazole?

If you haven't already read it, I would dig in and thoroughly read this article: http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/meningealworm.html
 

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I wouldn't purchase another goat from that breeder. You can't slander them, but if anyone asks you, you can say you were not happy with your purchase.

I hope your goat is better.
 
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