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Goat Sudden trouble seeing

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by MiniSilkys, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Feb 21, 2019
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Loving the herd life

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    She is still having trouble seeing. She holds her head up and looks down. I have to hold her feed up in the air for her to eat. She walks around fine just slowly. I have not had her checked yet. Our local vet doesn't do goats. My oldest doe is a food hog and will butt everyone else. I wondering if she might have gotten caught in a corner and butted.
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    We can hope so :( speedy recovery for her...:hugs:fl
     
  3. Feb 21, 2019
    MiniSilkys

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    Another thing, she is usually so talkative but won't utter a sound now. Maybe it is a survival instinct?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    :hugs i wish i had a answer for you .....
     
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    I’d start treating her for polio and listeria asap.
     
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    MiniSilkys

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    Peanut seems to be doing a little better today. Of course it has been raining all night last night and today. I shut her up with her mother last night and again tonight. Today she smelled my hand when I let them out for a few minutes. She drank some water and ate some feed that I held up for her. Then she wanted some hay. So at least she is eating. She just doesn't want to lower her head and won't get anywhere near the head doe.
     
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    MiniSilkys

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    My vet is closed on Fri-Sun, so I have to get some Fortified Vit B complex shipped in.
     
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    MiniSilkys

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    Update on Peanut. It was stormy for most of the day yesterday. It finally cleared out about 4 pm and I was able to go out and check on the animals. I opened the door for Peanut and her mama's (Anna) stall and went back outside. I was petting one of the other goats and watching as Anna got some water from the pool. I felt something touch my leg and I looked down to see Peanut standing by me. I took her off by herself so I could feed her. She would put her head down to try to eat but could not hold it down for more then 30 seconds. I turned a 2 gallon bucket over and pet her pan of food on top of it so that she could eat better. She never did move away from me any.
    Today when I went to see the goats Peanut was acting like her usual self again. Thank GOD! She even tried to bounce around a little. She also knocked a chicken away from her food. I will never miss a chance to pet her again, no matter how annoying she sometimes gets about it. B&B, thanks for your prayers for my sweet baby.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2019
    MiniSilkys

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    I called my local vet just to check in case I did have a problem with polio in the future. They do not carry thiamine for goats.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Glad your goat is well! I have a "Peanut" also - spoiled bottle baby!

    You can buy a liquid B-complex at TSC & at WalMart (liquid & pill).

    Thiamine is B-1 and among one of the things it does is affect the satiety center of your system. So a deficiency often creates loss of appetite. You want a higher dose of of B-12 -- sold at both, above and part of the B-complex.

    So, this as well as calcium, CMPK, Nutridrench and lube are all part of my kidding stash. The liquid calcium is SO bitter/nasty tasting....add karo to it. (Yes, I taste it all!!) I also keep calcium tabs -- high mg, found in local vit/min section -- and grind, then water/sweeten -- or wrap in piece of bread for goats. (my mini horses didn't always like bread)

    Surprised your vet didn't just guide you to these sources.