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I have female goat approximately 10 years old. Today is the

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I have female goat approximately 10 years old. Today is the 3rd day she seems to not want to eat her alfalfa, she doesn't want to come out of her house much and appears to be getting weak and shakey.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the goat's name?
Customer: Annie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Annie?
Customer: She lives with 4 male Nygerian Dwarf males, all fixed and they all seem fine. The vet I would normally take her to is no longer with the clinic, and I haven't found a place that I can take her to after work. Annie did eat a animal cracker for me this morning, not the alfalfa.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dan C., DVM replied 9 months ago.

Good afternoon, and thanks for your question concerning Annie.

I'm sorry to hear that Annie isn't her normal self. I'll try to help you with her the best that I can! In order to do so, I have a few questions for you.

1): Are Annie and your other goats up to date on their vaccines and de-worming?

2): Does Annie seem stiff or sore while she is walking?

3): Has she by chance eaten any excess grain or other supplements lately?

4): Is Annie urinating and defecating normally (no diarrhea)?

5): Are you able to take Annie's temperature?

Thanks, ***** *****"m looking forward to hearing from you.

-Dan C., DVM