Ivy - Listeriosis Survivor!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Here's what you get for hard work, good vet care and love when dealing with a sick goat.

    Two weeks ago, this 5 month old doeling out of my doe, Sarah and owned by a dear friend of mine suddenly fell ill. In a matter of hours, she was catatonic. She had encephalitic listeriosis, and was declining fast. Ivy spent the night in ICU at a local vet clinic, returning home with a very poor prognosis. With the help of the vet and several other producers, we developed a treatment plan and never gave up.

    Apart from some likely permanent vision loss from the brain swelling, today Ivy is back to being a normal, healthy goat. She is boarding here while her owner is out of town and is being weaned off her meds.

    This is really a miracle goat! Her owner deserves a standing ovation for not quitting!

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  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
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  3. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how I love happy endings! Should rename the goat to Lucky Ivy! [​IMG]:love:bun
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sweet faced baby! [​IMG]
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    That's a good sturdy and strong little goat!
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