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goat emergency- Paralyzed doeling

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cariboujaguar, May 10, 2009.

  1. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doeling, fed/ate 3times today, acted normal, played outdoors all day with rest of kids, couple of weeks old, getting pure goat milk by lambbar. My husband just called and told me one of her back legs is completely paralyzed, stiff as aboard and out behind her the other hind leg is stiff but has a bit of movement. I'm not at the goats, husband did chores tonight... I'm thinking polio? It can't hurt to B complex her right? I told him to bring the whole med chest home and her... I'm so upset, I really wanted to keep her. I hope it's okay... could this be anything else? thanks guys!
     
  2. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    If it's polio you need Thiamine, right? I can't remember the dosage on the Vit B, I just know you need a lot for the Thiamine in it. I'll try to look it up. You should post this on www.thegoatspot.net too. I know they'd give you some great advice too.
     
  3. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well she's responding to the B complex, thank god! I think it must have been polio... we'll see, will keep you posted, thanks for the help!!! I have an account there and will post...
     
  4. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Found the dosage for the Vitamin B Complex if treating for polio, 1cc for 3lbs.

    ETA: Whatever her body doesn't need she will just pee out [​IMG] I sure hope she gets better.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  5. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vet said she had a seizure, she is dead now. thnx
     
  6. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    OMG! I'm so sorry to hear that [​IMG]
     
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    [​IMG] So sorry for your sudden loss! Heartbreaking. Did your vet give you any causes?
     
  8. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seizure
     
  9. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry hon!!!!
     
  10. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I just wanted to let you know, altho it is too late for this kid...that this presents as classic severe copper deficiency (congenital). It often leads to kids around this age presenting with rear leg paralysis, ending in seizure and death.

    If you have other goats, please consider copper bolusing them.

    Some reading, for your reference:
    http://www.saanendoah.com/copper1.html
     

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