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Dr-Bonk, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 196
Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian performing farm calls for livestock, including herd health checks, vaccinations, and pregnancy testing. Also operate a small cow/calf operation.
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My goat is acting like he isdrunk JA: I'm sorry to hear that.

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my goat is acting like he isdrunk
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: we took a quick check was happen and bouncoing last night
JA: What is the goat's name and age?
Customer: charlie thunder and about a week old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charlie Thunder?
Customer: inside at night outside during day on milk replacer still eating
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Charlie Thunder's troubles. I have a few questions for you: Are any of his joints or naval swollen or hot? Any muscle rigidity? Do you know if his mother had proper copper supplementation?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
not that i can tell he looks normal an feels normal
he seems t be good on the muscle part
not sure bout his mother he had three feedings from her then she passed away he was great till this morning we have give him some vit D an slowly seems to b responding better
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for the information. That is what I would suggest is getting him some selenium/vitamin E and possibly a dose of copper. A deficiency in any of these can lead to nervous system dysfunction that would cause this drunken ataxia. Swollen joints would suggest either CAE or joint ill from a naval infection. Typically with those, they don't feel well though. Give him the supplements and then watch him for any other signs such as decreased appetite, diarrhea, or change in mentation. Any of these signs would suggest an infection and he would need antibiotics.I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 5 months ago.
I was just checking in on your little kid. Any improvement?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
as time went buy he got worse and i think he give up that night was talking with a neighbor an from what he said it was already to late
Thanks for your time and effort
we may hold off on any more pets for a little while
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 5 months ago.
I'm very sorry to hear that. Please let me know if I can be any help in the future.

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