Dead goat. I have a clue and need help

Discussion in 'Goats' started by spam4einstein, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. spam4einstein

    spam4einstein Well-Known Member

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    My pygmy girl died. She had lost weight and was falling over one night a few weeks ago. Seemed to get her strength back, but died in the in the pasture today.
    Something bazzare happened when I went to pick her body up. I Grabbed a horn to pick her up and it fell off in my hand. She was thin. Like 30lbs. The hard exterior of the horn slid right off in my hand!!!!!

    Can someone please tell me what may have been wrong with her.
     
  2. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    why was she loosing weight? did you try to find out? was she sick?
    did you de-worm her? how old was she? what did you feed her? did she had fever?
    it is not possible to tell you with what was wrong without any info.
     

  3. moonspinner

    moonspinner Well-Known Member

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    A 30 # pygmy is a very thin goat. When did the weight loss begin and how did you treat it? Not enough info to go on. Could be anything from a wormload/cocci, poor diet to even something like Johnes or some other wasting illness.