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Sick doe..vet and I stumped

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Goats' started by Tapsmom, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018
    Tapsmom

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    Hmm not urine. I can ask when I pick her up. The vet just called. Her teeth are fine and she also did an Xray of her skull since she has a constant nose discharge (albeit clear). She suggested hitting her with Nuflor today and tomorrow and her final dose of Valbezin. In case there is an infection deep in that she can't find. She said the only additional option at this point is exploratory surgery or the Ultrasound at Tufts-but I am afraid that may be out of the financial picture.
    However, she looks WAY better this morning after last night's visit from the acupressurist. Hardly hunched at all, much more alert and hungry. (Quite mad that she couldn't eat this morning)
     
  2. Nov 21, 2018
    sfgwife

    sfgwife Chillin' with the herd

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    I am glad i kept readin! I was gonna ask if her teeth had been checked really good and floated. Thinkin that maybe she had somethin goin on withher mouth to make her not be eatin. Ticks..... isnt it menengal worm they can get from ticks?
     
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    Tapsmom

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    I just got back after being away on business all last week. She is not eating as well.again..and is hunched again. I am at my wits (and wallets) end. She will happily eat fruits..but I don't know if just feeding her produce is the best option. She seems to hunch up after eating..
     
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    Southern by choice

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    If she is at a stage of failure to thrive you may want to consider putting her down and having the state vet do a necropsy.
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  5. Dec 4, 2018
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    As discouraging as that sounds, it may be time. 1st reported here at BYH on Nov 15 and 19 days later it seems to be getting worse as the hunching up definitely indicates pain and discomfort. I would sure discuss with the vet about continuing to try only as long as there seems to be a positive outlook in the very near future, but it is your call.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 8:30 PM
    Tapsmom

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    Thanks. I am putting another call in to the vet in the morning to see what she thinks. The vet did not think it was terminal..and there is definitely improvement. She has gained weight and is still in much better shape then she was on Nov 15th. My children are telling me I am overreacting and I spoke to our boarder and her daughter and she commented that she comes running when she hears her plastic bag filled with fresh produce. But, should she get to the point where there is no hope..I will make that choice. She is going to the bathroom fine and both her urine and pellets are normal. We are keeping her blanketed under 30 degrees and a heat lamp is near her when it is near the teens. I will keep everyone posted and unfortunately I do realize that may be my end solution. I am just not quite ready to give up and I don't think she is either.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM
    Tapsmom

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    Ok I am trying to upload a picture of our troublemaker..but I cannot figure it out lol. We had the acupressure and naturopath here yesterday for her. She said she looks way better than when she first saw her. And I spoke to the vet yesterday and we resumed Probios and Vitamin B shots. She has been eating. I just get so paranoid with her. I am guessing my kids are right in that I am overreacting. I just wish we knew what was going on with her.
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:56 PM
    Tapsmom

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  9. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:13 PM
    Goat Whisperer

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    She might be cold, causing some of the hunching. I do agree that something else is going on though. She doesn’t look to have much coat. Was she clipped this fall?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2018 at 6:41 PM
    Tapsmom

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    Yes she was clipped for the Big E. The show was the last weekend in Sept. The rest of the goats that went have grown most of their winter coats.