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Old 12-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #1
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my favorite goat Glickee, has not been looking well. this happened about a mounth ago...i had went out at like 6-7:00 he was fine then. but at like 9-10ish he was laying on the ground unable to get up, with the occasional scream. he looked bloated so we treated him for that (poking a needle in his side)he seemed more comfortable. he was cold so we put a coat on him, and that warmed him up. i treated him for goat polio administering 5cc of high potency B complex (it should have been 20) and that seemed to help. The next day we were able to stand him up and he seemed to get better. maybe it is just the cold but he looks pretty bad now.. he stumbles alot and somtimes falls. and he carries his head at a strange angle like sideways and up. thinking back to that night i remember him pooping and it looked perfectly normal. shouldn't it be diarrhea? and shouldn't he be better by now? and if it wasn't goat polio any ideas on what it is? and if it is somthing else shouldn't he be dead (not trying to sound harsh)?


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Old 12-19-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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It sounds like listeria. He needs thiamine.


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but wouldn't that kill him within a few days? is that the same as listeriosis? and where would i get thiamine?
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Thiamine is by vet prescription.
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It sounds like it started out as bloat, which threw the gut bacteria off, which developed into polio. Now you have a bacterial infection in his gut, due to the trocar and imbalance in bacteria and thiamine deficiency. Here's an article which helps you figure out what to do next: http://www.tennesseemeatgoats.com/articles2/listeriosis.html


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