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Possible white muscle disease!

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by BantammChick, May 18, 2018.

  1. May 18, 2018
    BantammChick

    BantammChick Loving the herd life

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    I have a kiko goat,a wether that is almost a year old.He can't walk and can't stand either. I think he might have white muscle disease. Has anyone else had a goat with white muscle disease, and if so how did it turn out?
     
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    Hens and Roos

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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Any other symptoms?
    Could be Polio, could be parasites (meningeal worm) , could be UC, could be bloat.
    Temp?
    Is he kicking, pawing?
    How does his inner eye membranes look?
    What feed is he on?
    Is he crying? Lethargic?
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    If it is WMD you need Rx selenium. You can only get that through a vet.
     
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  5. May 19, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    I've never dealt with white muscle disease, but isn't it more prevalent in younger goats? I'd be looking for other issues - in fact - I'd be looking for a vet.
     
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    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I've only had white muscle disease in one very young (week old) kid
    She died and we had a necropsy so that's how we knew what it was
    If we have any kids who seem weak now we give selenium and thiamine