Cleft Pallet

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by bafrienddc, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. bafrienddc

    bafrienddc New Member

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    What is the significance of a cleft pallet? I have been working with a very young LaMancha buck that has had a fever, runny nose and a cough. I have recently realized that the stuff coming out of his nose is either milk, grass, or leaves - just depends on what he is ingesting at the moment. I am fairly certain that the cause of all his problems is a cleft pallet. Is this a death sentence or will he be able to not only survive but thrive with this?

    brad
    Terra Alta, WV
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    I would put him down
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    I agree. He will only develop more problems in his eating and resp. infections. He aspirates pieces of his food, liquids, and when he starts cudding it gets worse.
    Kaye
     
  4. bafrienddc

    bafrienddc New Member

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    This is obviously not what I wanted to hear, but it really is what I expected. Thank you for your reply, your frankness and honesty.

    brad
     
  5. Kaye White

    Kaye White Guest

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    :( Sorry, but all I've ever had dealings with- trying to treat- ended up with the same problems and usually succumbed to aspiration pnuemonia.
    Kaye