Briddle Jaw

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Tadpole, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Tadpole

    Tadpole Tadpole

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    Has anyone ever heard of this?
     
  2. lynpea

    lynpea Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you mean "bottle jaw?" It is a condition that is caused by worms....lynpea
     

  3. AllWolf

    AllWolf We love all our animals

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    I bet your meaning bottle jaw. If so here is more info about this problem.

    Bottle Jaw - Caused by animal being infected with blood-sucking worms. Fluids are leaking from blood vessels and flow to the lower parts of the body. As the animal grazes during the day, the fluids build up in the head. Over night the fluids may partially drain away from the head.

    Signs: Lower face and jaw will dramatically swell especially during the evening. Gums may not have the normal color because of being anemic.

    That is info I got from another site. Hope this is a help..

    Good Luck with your goat.