What a Lousy Day...lost a goat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sherry, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    Went to feed this evening and found my 6 week old doeling dead in the goat house. have no idea what happened. I'm just so sad. [​IMG]
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I lost a goat a few years ago to polio. She had three little babies, still nursing. It was heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you.
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so sorry you lost your little baby. [​IMG]
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. do you have other goats, makes me want to go hug my babies.
    prayers for you.
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Wow that is heartbreaking. So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
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  7. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    [​IMG] Oh that's terrible news. [​IMG] I'm so sorry that happened.
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    The most common cause of sudden death in goats is enterotoxemia, clostridium perfingens. It strikes suddenly and without warning. If not treated the goat will be dead in an astonishingly short time. When I had my dairy, we vaccinated the kids shortly after birth and then every three weeks until they were about three months old with CD/T. That is clostridium perfingens and tetanus. After that one shot a year should do it. It is a good idea to keep clostridium perfingens antitoxin on hand just in case a goat gets entero even though it is up on its shots.

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