What's Going On Here!!

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Tadpole, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Tadpole

    Tadpole Tadpole

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    I have been bottle feeding 3 doelings and this morning one of them acts like her mouth want openup. What I mean is she has always slurped her bottle and made all sorts of noise when she drinks. This morning she didn't at all it was like she was drinking from a straw or something. This evening same thing. I have saw her eat and drink tho. Got any ideas about why she is doing this now? I do so hope she is ok. Could someone hve butted her to make her sore? I hope in the morning she is ok. Or I guess I'll have to find a Vet. Ideas anyone??
     
  2. Sher

    Sher Well-Known Member

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    Does she have symptoms of sore mouth? If my memory isn't failing me..fiascofarm.com has some help for that.

    Good luck. Something must be up for her to change.
     

  3. Tadpole

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    Went back out to check on her and she is getting stiff all over. Is there anything I can do? please help me. :Bawling:
     
  4. Teacupliz

    Teacupliz Well-Known Member

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    Give her tetanus right away. antitixin I beleive..
     
  5. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    Sounds like tetanus. Get her to a vet right away. The sooner you start treatment, the more likely you will be able to save her life.
     
  6. wilderness1989

    wilderness1989 Well-Known Member

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    Tetanus!!! GET IT TO THE VET NOW!!!!!! NOT TOMORROW NOW.
    I had one kid die from tetanus and it's a horrible death.
     
  7. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Please tell me you already have a vet. You should always find a vet willing to work with the type of animal you are planning to get BEFORE you purchase the animal. You could be one of the unlucky few that doesn't have any vets willing to work with goats. (quite common)
     
  8. Jcran

    Jcran Well-Known Member

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    When I was a nanny on a goat farm (no kidding-I took care of human kids and goaty kids alike) in college, we had a kid die of tetanus...it is AWFUL. Vaccinate your pregnant does and vaccinate your babies; it is worth it.
     
  9. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Well-Known Member

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    Wow, tadpole that is scary! Although a learning experience for all us newbies!
    Did the vet say how long before she is out of the woods? 24 hrs.? 48 hrs?

    My best wishes to you and your doeling!
     
  10. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    and are your tetanus shots up to date? If you havent had one in 5 years or so, it wouldnt hurt for you to have one too.