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Most of you have probably never seen wry face in a goat. It doesn't happen often. I'm assuming it is the same in goats as alpacas that it is genetic and both parents have to have the gene. Unfortunately one of my little guys was born with wry face.

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Thanks. It is affecting soft tissue and bone. His bones are literally twisted too. As his bone grows, the twist will get worse. Unfortunately this is one of the worst cases I have seen. I've seen it more in alpacas. This was my first in goats. If it was a minor wry face, he could survive and do fine, probably not living as long. But this little guy can't breathe and eat. He also can't breathe and do much activity.
 

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He can actually nurse. He just needs a very patient mom. He hasn't lost any weight from birth but he also isn't gaining. So he is drinking enough to maintain. I don't want to put him through tubing since any stress gives him problems breathing. I'm trying to keep him as stress free as possible till tomorrow.
 
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