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Hey everyone we sold some girls earlier this year plus a buckling still on the bottle and now they are having problems with this one doe she’s acting drunk very unsteady on her feet their telling me and saying that she has been eating less to me it sounds like she might have listeria and she also just had runny poops the other day and now this
 

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Get thiamine in her asap. Any other neurological symptoms? Eyes twitching? Drooling? Turning circles?
 

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They want to get 500mg thiamine in her every 4 to 6 hours..in case it's polio.

If you suspect listeriosis..they need to wear gloves when working with her. Listeriosis can be zoonotic.

Start on penicillin at 1 cc per 10 pounds sub q every 6 hours.
Dexamethsone or banamine once a day for brain swelling.
 

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Do ask what they are feeding. How long have they had her? Ask them to check feed (make sure it is off the ground), and hay for mold. If they are new to goats they may not be feeding cleanly and could have other problems with more goats. Also, it's really best to get a vet's opinion if they can. These things can go south quickly, and they may blame you for selling them a sick goat.
 

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I would do both the thiamine and Penicillin as well as Dex or Banamine. Again..listerisos can spread to humans. Have the take precautions
 

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Thank you everyone she’s hanging on but isn’t drinking so they are currently syringing liquids into her
 

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i bang my head because I had sold her a few months ago and the people that owned her didn’t know how to help and were newbies to goats, she had listeria and had drastically decreased that day so they unfortunately had to make that choice and now we look back on a video she was pregnant with kid evidently kicking :(
 

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i bang my head because I had sold her a few months ago and the people that owned her didn't know how to help and were newbies to goats, she had listeria and had drastically decreased that day so they unfortunately had to make that choice and now we look back on a video she was pregnant with kid evidently kicking :(
What a loss! I'm so sorry!
 

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Oh no. Im sorry. Listerisos is a terrible disease.
 
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