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We have a new group of 9 buckling goats. We are trying to

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We have a new group of 9 buckling goats. We are trying to stay as natural as possible. But we are starting to loose the group. 3 have died already and two more are not moving well. These two have back leg paralysis.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the goat. What is the goat's name and age?
Customer: We don't name them. They are for meat.
JA: How old is them?
Customer: They are approximately 2 months old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about them?
Customer: They seem to be weazing a little bit.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Has the herd had any access to toxins, heavy metals or moldy food?

Have they been vaccinated and for what? Wormed?

Does the currently affected ones have rigid or flaccid paralysis?

Are their gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

What are you feeding?

Have they had any scours or appetite loss?