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I have a pygmy does that is very lethargic and foaming a

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I have a pygmy does that is very lethargic and foaming a little from the mouth she seems very sick
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 11 months ago.

Good evening, and thank you for your question.

I am sorry to hear about the condition of your Pygmy. In order to help you more fully, I need to get a bit more information from you, please, so we can determine the cause of her illness.

1): How old is your doe, and how long has she been acting ill?

2): Is she eating, drinking, urinating and passing manure normally?

3): How many goats do you have?

4): What is your doe’s living condition (enclosed pen, open pasture, etc.)?

5): Is she current with her vaccines and de-worming?

6): What does her current diet consist of, and is there any possibility that she was exposed to any ornamental plants, such as rhododendron?

Many thanks, ***** *****’m looking forward to hearing from you.

-Dan C., DVM.