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Goats sickness Australia

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by RaineRuby, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Nov 11, 2018
    RaineRuby

    RaineRuby Exploring the pasture

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    Hey all wonder if anyone else has had the same. I have had 2 sick goat kids that have had heads and private area swell up and Jaundice. I took to my local vet got treatment for poisoning but not sure what too.. does anyone know what sort of plant it could have been? Thanks all
     
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    Greetings and welcome to BYH from NE TX! So glad you joined us, but sorry to hear the reason that brought you here. There's a wealth of info, knowledge and experience shared in the multitude of threads. I don't recall seeing or hearing of anything specifically like you've described... sorry... I own goats but can't think of anything that would simultaneously affect the head and private parts. Browse around and see what interesting stuff you can find, and "meet" some of the good folks who "reside" here. By all means post away when the desire strikes you, especially if you have questions (provide as much detail/info as possible and pictures truly help)... With all the great folks here, generally someone will respond in no time at all. Please make yourself at home!

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    it was weird i wish i got photos as one of the girls head was 2 times the size of what it normally should have been
     
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    Hate to say it but would have liked to see pics of that. Are they OK now? What treatment did the vet use to help them recover?
     
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    If the swelling of the head seemed to be from bone structure enlargement, look for plants containing oxalates.

    BYH member The Old Ram can probably help you more.
    Those physical symptoms in horses is usualy called bighead, but just about any grazing livestock can be affected by it and it is known to be caused by what kind of grains or hay are fed. It's a result of calcium to phosphorous ratio being out of whack.
     
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    They went on charcoal , penicillin and oil treatment plus some liquid stuff to stop dehydration. Plus they were not allowed out in the sun and had to be inside till night. they are still not 100% and still getting penicillin treatment hopping that the liver will recover enough. They only got slight yellow tinge in the eye now and not fully yellow like it was in the eyes and the mouth. this is only photo i got and she was not the sicker one but as you can see her mouth is hanging open
     

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