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I have a coming 4 yo. Doe due to kid April 5th. She hasn’t been very interested in food for the past couple days, she just kind of picks at it. She also had some clumpy poop. Today and was laying in the snow with her legs straight out. I went out and she got up, but didn’t come to me like normal. She wasn’t interested in food at all, or water. She then sat down right in front of me. I managed to get her into my horses barn and put her in a warm stall. She has access to hay and hot water, she’s not interested in either. She looks kind of dazed and is standing pretty post legged. She also stretches every few minutes. Her ligs are still completely there and her udder isn’t full or anything. No discharge right not either. She just looks uncomfortable. My normal vet isn’t available so I called another. He said he could be here in about 4 hours and advised me to give her a shot of vitamin b and some nutridrench.
I just have her 3ccs of vitamin b as per recommended by the vet, and gave her the nutridrench. I took her temp yesterday and it was 102, I’m going out to take it again right now.
Is there anything else I can do for her? She did something similar to this last month and I had the vet out within an hour, but by the time she arrived she was acting better. It worries me that she hasn’t been wanting to eat much the last couple days though, which didn’t happen last time.
 

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Thank you for all of the advice. I had to run to work for a couple hours until someone can come in and cover the rest of my shift. Her temp is normal still. I have my sister watching her while I’m gone. She’s waiting for her to pee to test her ketone again. She knows a little about goats but not much so I have her offering her molasses water and I will drench her when I get home. I’ll run to the store and get some corn oil, celery juice and carrot juice
 

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I just got home and she’s definitely more alert. My sister said she slept next to her the entire time I was gone. Still not interested in eating or drinking much, and has yet to pee. The vet is on his way now
 

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Just finished up with the vet. Everything looked good physically. Her heart and lungs sounded good and babies were moving all around. We pulled blood to run a CBC and are doing another fecal. He said to give banamine and keep up with the vitamin B. He said it sounded like she was starting to show symptoms of polio but we may have caught it quickly.
She still has no interest in eating so I will be drenching her in a little while when she settles down again.
 

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I gave her a dose of vitamin B at 6, I'll go again at midnight and set an alarm for every 6 hours.
How often should I drench her?
I'm really hoping that if it is polio we did catch is fast enough that she is okay, and if it is something else hopefully we get to the bottom of it quickly. Her blood results should be in on Tuesday.
She did perk up when I got home from work. She had been sluggish and sleeping for most of the day, but when I got home and the vet saw her she had a little bit of spunk in her. She was nibbling at my shoelaces and jumping up on the stall walls to try and see into the isle. She did show some interest in some alfalfa hay and a little grain as well.
 

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She is eating a little. I put her and her daughters together again because I didn't want her stressing about being alone, so its hard to know how much she has eaten now. Before I put them back together she was eating a bit of hay. When I put grain in their bucket she did start to eat some of it. I'll offer her some more grain when I go back out tonight to see if she wants any.
 

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I figured I would give a little update on Juno. Her CBC came back yesterday. They just sent me the document but not any explanation on it, which I'm assuming means nothing dire. I attempted to decipher it the best I could lol. It looks like her RBC was just slightly low, and her RDW was high. Her TIBC was also a little low, as was her A/G ratio. So from what I can gather on the internet she was possibly anemic and maybe has in iron deficiency? I could be wayyy off the mark there though so I'm not treating her for anything else until my normal vet, who also received the bloodwork, gets back to me.
She is doing much better. She is way more interested in her food and actually came up to the feed room door wanting 2nds after breakfast this morning. The vet advised me to treat her until she went back to normal, which I believe she has. I'm sure she'll be happy to be done with those vitamin B shots! She did lose some condition, which I would like to see her get back before kidding. Aside from that though, she is doing well! Fingers crossed she stays this way :)
 
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