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Sick doe..vet and I stumped

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

  1. Jan 9, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :hugs very sorry for your family:hugs
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Gallant efforts were made to keep her here. Hoping the necropsy can give answers. So sorry for the loss. We are all saddened with you and your family :hugs
     
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    Southern by choice

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    :hugs So very sorry for your loss.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Rammy

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    So sorry to hear. You did everthing you could for her. :hugs
     
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    greybeard

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    Hopefully you will find some answers, but do be prepared to find the necropsy results 'inconclusive' ...as they often are.
    Hate that you lost her.
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    You went above and beyond and did everything you could. I am so sorry you lost her. :hugs:hugs
     
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    BlessedWithGoats

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    :hugs I'm sorry... you certainly tried to help her. It's hard, not knowing what caused it. I hope you get some answers. :hugs
     
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    Tapsmom

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    The preliminary results already came over. But they are "greek": to me. I am waiting to hear back from my vet for clarification. I think it is telling me she had an impaction in her Abomasum..but I am not sure it clarifies what it was.. It is written in very medical terminology.
    This was their leading line:
    "
    MORPHOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS:
    ABOMASUM: severe impaction
    RUMEN: severe tympany with frothy ruminal contents
    SMALL INTESTINE: segmental transmural thinning and abnormal liquid contents
    BODY AS WHOLE: 1) thin body condition; 2) moderate anemia; 3) serous atrophy of fat
    ABDOMINAL CAVITY: moderate sanguineous peritoneal effusion
    COMMENTS:
    The most significant findings on gross examination of this goat were ruminal tympany and
    abomasal impaction. No physical cause for pyloric stenosis was observed. "

    Can anyone translate? And now I am wondering if I did everything I could have. Should I have tried a 3rd vet? How could this have been found and could it have been fixed? My daughter is devastated and is it my fault?
     
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    Rammy

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    I showed one of the vets here this post and he said it sounds like the impaction caused the bloat and the atrophy of fat ment the goat was living off her fat reserves because her body was unable to absorb any nutrients due to the obstruction and thinned intestinal tract.
    As far as saving her is hard to say. If you had xrays done and nothing showed its hard to say the vet would have felt there was an obstruction. This could also have been a recurring problem with the obstruction. Im sorry you lost her. You did everything you could. Its not your fault.
     
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