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My 5 year old white Nigerian Dwarf goat has suddenly got a

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My 5 year old white Nigerian Dwarf goat has suddenly got a black or blue tongue and the area around his tail/anus is also blue/black. He is vocalizing more than usual. I am worried and cannot find this problem on normal goat diagnosis web sites. Please help. Thank you.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Matt :

Hi there, I'm Dr. Matt. Have you noticed your goat urinating? One of the most common reasons for male goats to vocalize a lot is pain, and one of the most common reasons they're that painful is a urinary obstruction. This seems especially prevalent in castrated male pygmy goats. In what part of the country are you located? Is he showing any other signs (nasal discharge, fever, etc?). Has he had any vaccines?