I have a miniature Myotonic Fainter, 3 years old. She has a cold nose, stands still, looks sick--ears hanging lower than normal. We have a large dog house that she doesn't want to come out (its chilly and windy here today about 42 degrees in MN, rain threatening). I wormed her two days ago and she has showed these symptoms for 3 days. We feed grain throughout the winter. I got a different feed and she immediately didn't want to eat it--in fact I'm not sure if she ever did eat any of it--but for sure she went from grain to none. They have good hay and water and mineral salt free choice. She went for the hay I gave her this morning, like she wanted it. Then all she did was smell it. Its like she can't smell or something. She did the same thing to the grain (before she stopped eating it).
Type of Animal: Mini Myotonic Fainting Goat
Pet's Gender: female
Pet's Age: 3 years
Name of Animal: Winona
Worming, temperature is normal 102.5
Good Morning and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
There is a reason that Winona is not wanting to eat. Since her temperature is normal, then his may be a viral disease that is causing this and this will respond to antibiotics as a preventative and anti inflammatory medication. It does not sound like she has a digestive issue but this is hard to tell unless she appears bloated. For now, give her Pencillin G daily and 1/2 cup of mineral oil per 50 pounds of her weight every 4 hrs.This will neutralize any gas producing bacteria that could cause her distress. Force feed her a small amount of the grain mixture and then give her aspirin boluses at 2 mg per pound of her weight every 12 hrs. If Winona does not improve by Monday, have your vet examine her to see if we missed something.
25 years experience in treating large animals of all kinds