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My goat I think has Urinary Calculi (she has all the symptoms) and she is now much better. We fed her on loosen and sugar water. The sugar water consisted of 4 Tspns sugar and 1 Tspn honey with little boiling water, in a dog bowl, until dissolved and the rest cold water. This morning I went out and she had done her first poo from being sick and I lifted her up as she couldn't get up herself (I though she just had pins and needles or stiff legs from lying down all night) and she did a wee also the first, and then I encouraged her out the gate so she could eat some grass, and she took one step forward and her back legs collapsed. I tried again and again about 30 times and she still couldn't do it. I need some help desperately. I went to my vet yesterday and she had wormed her a few days ago and she spoke in riddles and I didn't understand a thing she said. Is there anyone with experience that would know what I could do? 

 

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My goat I think has Urinary Calculi (she has all the symptoms) and she is now much better. We fed her on loosen and sugar water. The sugar water consisted of 4 Tspns sugar and 1 Tspn honey with little boiling water, in a dog bowl, until dissolved and the rest cold water. This morning I went out and she had done her first poo from being sick and I lifted her up as she couldn't get up herself (I though she just had pins and needles or stiff legs from lying down all night) and she did a wee also the first, and then I encouraged her out the gate so she could eat some grass, and she took one step forward and her back legs collapsed. I tried again and again about 30 times and she still couldn't do it. I need some help desperately. I went to my vet yesterday and she had wormed her a few days ago and she spoke in riddles and I didn't understand a thing she said. Is there anyone with experience that would know what I could do? 

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Call your vet back NOW and ask for clarification. If you don't understand something, you ask for a simplified explanation. Your answer is almost certainly in the 'riddles' you did not understand.

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Without seeing the goat it is hard to tell, but are you sure UC is the problem?  I have never seen urinary calculi in a female goat, but anything is possible.  From your description it sounds like your goat has polio, which is a thiamine deficiency.  Get some thiamine from your vet.  If that is the problem, you will see rapid improvement.  In any case, the thiamine can't hurt. Thiamine deficiency causes some truly strange symptoms in goats, but it is by no means rare.  It can be brought on by any number of things.

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