Newborn Kid has FEVER

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It depends honestly most large vets that i know don't. But you also have to take in to regard most of them deal with farmers that have large herds and probably wouldn't go for that as when it comes to blood counts it more to indicate whether some one is sick or is bleeding internally or a few other things (i could be wrong) but from my experience with that kind of thing. Clearly your animal is sick and there really isn't much point in counting white or red blood cells. You also need to remember most large vets deal with cattle and other livestock goats are rarer for them. I am so sorry this happened to you. I do know how frustrating it is. My first round with goats one of my does gave birth while i was giving birth and the kid end up losing its eye sight, wouldn't gain weight and eventually we had to put him down . It was horrible. I neve r new what caused the issue and it thankfully hasn't happened again. I will be praying for your goats to pull through and you get to find the cause. But some times things just happen sadly.
 

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It depends honestly most large vets that i know don't. But you also have to take in to regard most of them deal with farmers that have large herds and probably wouldn't go for that as when it comes to blood counts it more to indicate whether some one is sick or is bleeding internally or a few other things (i could be wrong) but from my experience with that kind of thing. Clearly your animal is sick and there really isn't much point in counting white or red blood cells. You also need to remember most large vets deal with cattle and other livestock goats are rarer for them. I am so sorry this happened to you. I do know how frustrating it is. My first round with goats one of my does gave birth while i was giving birth and the kid end up losing its eye sight, wouldn't gain weight and eventually we had to put him down . It was horrible. I neve r new what caused the issue and it thankfully hasn't happened again. I will be praying for your goats to pull through and you get to find the cause. But some times things just happen sadly.
Thank you. I know sometimes things just happen. It’s hard to believe that it’s coincidental considering all the girls have had an issue the last 10 days.
 

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What did the necropsies show? Did the vet test for listeriosis? What was that result? It sounds like the entire herd picked up something somewhere. On the aborted fetuses did the necropsy check for Brucellosis?
 

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Here is an update. I took Tipsy, doe who had neurological issues, and Dixie, just kidded, and Dash, newborn to the University of Georgia, vet hospital. They admitted them. They didn't see any emergency issues but did ultrasounds. They found that Dixie still has fluid in her uterus so that is a concern. They will possibly culture it in the morning.
Tipsy isn't exhibiting any neurological issues. They did an ultrasound and found she is pregnant, due early August. They will run bloodwork in the morning. They were happy with the way Dash is acting and nursing. They will continue observing him all night. I will contact the pathology lab and have them send any pathology reports to the treating vet so that they can have all the pieces of the puzzle. I will be glad for a diagnosis so that we can move forward.

I feel so relieved even though we don't have answers yet. I finally feel like we are doing something right. I will keep y'all updated.
 

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What did the necropsies show? Did the vet test for listeriosis? What was that result? It sounds like the entire herd picked up something somewhere. On the aborted fetuses did the necropsy check for Brucellosis?
We haven't received the results yet. I had all my goats tested for it and everything was negative.
 

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