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Hi guys. We need your goat expertise.

We have a huge, beautiful, stocky, sturdy Kiko cross doe, 2 years old, just bred October 6th.

Yesterday, she was vocalizing, which is odd for her. She was staring off towards the buck pen (so we thought) so we thought maybe she didn't take and she was coming back into heat.
She ate fine, walked and moved normally.

12 hours later, she is standing frozen, nose almost to the ground. Non responsive. She let us give her Thiamine without moving. (To let us catch her at all without making us work for it is odd enough but to take THIAMINE WITHOUT MAKING A FACE?) When we lifted her head she made a weak, far-away quiet baaah. But otherwise, not a sound, not a movement. Just standing there.

Eyes look fine. No change to food. Her pasture mates appear and are acting completely normal.

Polio/Listerosis came to mind but she isn't star gazing or moving oddly or down so not sure what to think.
Our poor girl! :(

Any ideas on what this could be, and how to treat it?
 

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Temperature. If it were me, I'd be giving entero Antitoxin as well. Check membranes and note anything else weird. See if she is having gut pain (colic).
 

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Goslings say Weh-Wey-Weh!
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SHE'S IMPROVED! She was acting more normal within hours of giving the meds (yes to the antibiotic MyGoat, thanks!) and by this evening she began eating and drinking. So very, very relieved to see her doing better.
 

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Hi guys. We need your goat expertise.

We have a huge, beautiful, stocky, sturdy Kiko cross doe, 2 years old, just bred October 6th.

Yesterday, she was vocalizing, which is odd for her. She was staring off towards the buck pen (so we thought) so we thought maybe she didn't take and she was coming back into heat.
She ate fine, walked and moved normally.

12 hours later, she is standing frozen, nose almost to the ground. Non responsive. She let us give her Thiamine without moving. (To let us catch her at all without making us work for it is odd enough but to take THIAMINE WITHOUT MAKING A FACE?) When we lifted her head she made a weak, far-away quiet baaah. But otherwise, not a sound, not a movement. Just standing there.

Eyes look fine. No change to food. Her pasture mates appear and are acting completely normal.

Polio/Listerosis came to mind but she isn't star gazing or moving oddly or down so not sure what to think.
Our poor girl! :(

Any ideas on what this could be, and how to treat it?
We had a doe that did exactly that.
We gave her Vitamin B Complex and wormed her and she pulled through. Though she was a little weak for awhile but she is good now.
 
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