URGENT: 4 day old kid, don't know whats wrong

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by belle, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. belle

    belle New Member

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    Jan 4, 2016
    he's four days old. he was fine up until about 3 am today. he was stiff and couldn't move lying on his side, trouble breathing, labored, sounds strained, his jaw is so tensed up we cant get his mouth opened to give him a little water. slight foaming at the mouth
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  2. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    My gut reaction is Neonatal Tetanus. If this is the case he is going to need the services of a veterinary hospital to survive. I'm so sorry....
     

  3. deerbunnyfarm

    deerbunnyfarm New Member

    Dec 13, 2015
    Central Arkansas
    Wss. ^^^ :( I'd take him to a vet asap.
     
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I agree....seems to be the year for tetanus. .so very sorry
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, see a vet ASAP.

    Did you get a temp?
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    If you can't get him to the vet right away..start penicillin and tetnus antitoxin now...also vit.c....time is important...best wishes
     
  7. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas