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Kiwi could have had Polio, listeriosis or tetanus. the star gazing, stiffening...

Here is my thought..I had a few buck loose hair in patches, skin was soft and pink, no scaly patches...both were getting over illness, had a lot of medication..I believe their body was over taxed....the liver worked over time.

what I would recommend
I would have a fecal done, be sure worms are not an issue
stop ringworm dip, give daily Probios, loose minerals as suggested...
offer electrolytes to encourage more fluid intake to flush the system, be sure to offer plain water too for them to choose
Give daily Fortified B complex shots for support
Check eyes for anemia
Switch feed slowly to a better quality feed or a mix ( recipe to follow)
quality hay/alfalfa and green leaves
any one with ring worm use regular over the counter fungus cream..
Basically giving their system a rest, let it heal and renew, balance feed and hay and minerals needed and supportive therapy with probios and Fort. B complex..
Also up date C D &T in case Kiwi had tetanus, if your goat never had CD &T do two shots 21 days apart..its 2 cc sub Q...Tetanus has a few days to a few months incubation time frame!

COntact the breeder you took them to and see if she is having issues you should be aware of...sounds like you could have brought something home..

here is a recipe for Homemade Electrolytes

A half gallon of hot water
2-6 Tablespoons of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses
1-2 Tablespoons of Either Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda or Table Salt.
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix well and drench or let them drink it.

hereis a mix recipe

6 parts whole oats
2 parts calf manna
2 parts BOSS
1 part Beet pulp
mix well and serve one part mix to 3 parts alfalfa pellets

this is a pretty well balance mix...a part is what ever you use to scoop, we used a 3# coffee can
Best wishes

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Wethers really dont need feed as long as they have access to quality hay/alfalfa and graze...ifyou like giving them some feed a small amount is good and you can top dress it with Ammonium chloride is a good article to read on Urinary Calculi
keep ther ratio of Calcium to phosphorus at 2:1 is important to prevent UC...

Your vet is wrong about mites...they do live a few days off their host..long enough to get on another host...I would treat the bedding and pens....
alfalfa is safe to serve...its higher in calcium and can help boost the ratio in favor of calcium..
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