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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by CaramelKittey, Sep 21, 2020.
I am so very sorry you lost him!
I'm so sorry to hear this. It sounds like you did everything you could for him. At least now he is at peace.
I am so sorry. He was just in too much pain. He knew you were helping him. He is in a better place now. Prayers to you.
Just caught up on this thread. I'm so sorry you lost Liam. He was a beautiful goat. His short "bounce back" may have been because his bladder burst. They feel better once the pressure is relieved, but then as sepsis kicks in they go downhill very quickly. This is a terrible disease. It may be too late now, but if you can open him up and see what his bladder looks like and collect the stones and have them analyzed it could help you figure out what may have caused them and prevent future problems with other goats.
Thank you everybody.
Does anybody know of a lab that will pick him up? We really don’t have a great way to transport him. And, thank you, We will be very careful around him.
How long is he still viable for a necropsy? We are trying to get a state vet to get him.
Oh no, I'm so so sorry you lost him! Both of you gave it a good fight. He knew you loved him. (HUGS!)
So sorry for your loss. You did everything you could to help him.
I am so very sorry.
It’s sad not having Liam around, and we miss him. Yes, it is one less mouth to feed and gives us the opportunity to expand our herd, but I still wish he was here with us. Even though he was skittish, he was still the sweet, lovable, medicine-loving (loved Probiotics and took all medicine (except the dreaded copper-bolus) so easily) ‘comic relief’ to the farm. He was a great goat.
Even though we couldn’t get a necropsy done, we contacted our state vet to come down and she took a couple lymph nodes for scrapie testing. We asked her what she thought it could’ve been (and showed her the video, and described everything in as much detail as possible) and she said it was highly like that it was UC.
She said if it were rabies, he would’ve lasted much longer.
Thankfully none of our other goats are having issues, so hopefully that means it was just UC and not something contagious or zoonotic.
I am glad you got an answer, even though it is sad.
I agree with the vet but am glad she took a few samples to run on him. ((Hugs))
@MadHouse and @happybleats, thank you.