Possible CAE Question

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by fishin816, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. fishin816

    fishin816 Raising Nigerian Dwarf DAIRY Goats, registered wit

    Mar 4, 2011
    Southern Illinois
    My son and I have 6 NG Dwarf's 4 came from a CAE free herd other two were a small farm that had not been tested. Today I came home and one of the two that had not been tested had her front knee joints swelling. She is tapping her hoof and it looks like there a muscle spasms also. She is also the one goat that they continually pick on and she always has one of the others pushing her around. She is just over a year old and before today there have been no problems or signs of trouble. Any ideas??????? :sigh: :sigh:
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    There is a possibility...it is... CAE...testing will let you know for sure.... :hug:
     

  3. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    How do i get a CAE test done, the vet doesn't do it here!!
     
  4. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    BioTracking tests for CAE for $4 per tube, and they use the Eliza test.

    For right now, since there's a possibility of it, I'd go ahead and separate them until the results come back.
     
  5. fishin816

    fishin816 Raising Nigerian Dwarf DAIRY Goats, registered wit

    Mar 4, 2011
    Southern Illinois
    I had vet out on Friday. He drew blood on all of the goats and is having it tested. He thinks she sprained her leg when one of the other goats was hitting her. We will know for sure with the blood test though. Thanks for the responses. It's nice to know there are people out there to help us with our herd.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You are welcome ....we are here to help in any way that we can.... :thumb:

    I pray.. it isn't CAE.... :hug: :pray: