How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask JoanNortonVMD Your Own Question

JoanNortonVMD
JoanNortonVMD, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 155
Experience:  Dr. Norton board certified in large animal internal medicine, specializes in the education of animal owners on veterinary topics.
72717492
Type Your Large Animal Veterinary Question Here...
JoanNortonVMD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 2 month old goat that has been slow and depressed

Resolved Question:

I have a 2 month old goat that has been slow and depressed acting for over a week he does not have daihrea he was shaking and tremoring so i gave him thiamine for the past 2 days. today he is slobbering
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  JoanNortonVMD replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Dr. Norton
There are many reasons why a goat could be depressed and slobbering. Giving thiamine is a great idea since polioencephalomalacia (often caused by thiamine deficiency) can cause tremors and drooling.
There could also be a problem with his teeth, if he is unable to chew or grab food he could become weak and slobber due to dental issues so checking in his mouth for any cuts, sores or foreign material would be worthwhile.
You should also consider infectious agents. Listeria can cause neurologic deficits and can cause tremors and loss of the nerves that control the muscles of the face (Does he have an ear droop or a head tilt?). Often times these cases have a fever in addition to the neurologic signs. The treatment for this is typically oxytetracycline and this antibiotic would also cover a wide variety of infections that could be causing the weakness, tremors and drooling.
If he does not improve or continues to worsen, it is important to have a vet take a look at him to identify exactly which organ system is causing the problem and help come up with the best treatment.
I hope this information is helpful, please let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


will pennicilin G work

Expert:  JoanNortonVMD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, PPG (penicillin G) can be effective against listeria as well as many other bacteria that can cause infection.
JoanNortonVMD, Veterinarian
Satisfied Customers: 155
Experience: Dr. Norton board certified in large animal internal medicine, specializes in the education of animal owners on veterinary topics.
JoanNortonVMD and other Large Animal Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  JoanNortonVMD replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I just want to check in and see how your goat was doing. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.
Dr. Norton

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • CountryDoc

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    317
    Experienced mixed animal veterinarian
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drchristie2007/2009-12-06_152600_YeeHawPass.jpg CountryDoc's Avatar

    CountryDoc

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    317
    Experienced mixed animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDarren/2009-7-24_204539_DL.jpg Dr. Darren's Avatar

    Dr. Darren

    Large Animal Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    60
    2008 Graduate; Experience in Cattle and Small Ruminant production and medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/Petdoc/2013-9-28_222332_DrEdwards.64x64.jpg Pet Doc's Avatar

    Pet Doc

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3
    Veterinarian - BVSc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/fgvs/2009-07-21_182123_michael.jpg Dr. MD Stafford's Avatar

    Dr. MD Stafford

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    250
    20 years mixed animal practice, fish health certified and experience with embryo transfer.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/omarmaher/2009-12-4_6825_omar-mayer-sm.jpg Dr. M.'s Avatar

    Dr. M.

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    133
    Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert with 9 years of experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JJDVM/2009-10-30_53154_4_-_DJ_Feb_'07_w_mom.jpg Dr. Jill's Avatar

    Dr. Jill

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    86
    6 years of veterinary experience with horses, domestic livestock, and camelids
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/berrydvm/2010-09-25_204903_bmm.png Dr. Berry's Avatar

    Dr. Berry

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    78
    26 years experience in small and large animal medicine and surgery.