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My goat acts & looks bloated since yesterday morning, he…

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My goat acts &...

My goat acts & looks bloated since yesterday morning, he also hasn't peed or pooped since than. We have tried at home remedies such as veggy oil, gas x, baking soda & molasses. We can't seem to get him comfortable. We've also checked his penis & its not black; possibly ruling out stones.. Any ideas?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the goat's name and age?

Charlie, Close to yr old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Charlie?

1

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlie?

No, gave all info.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hi vitals look pretty good. 92hr, 100.7 temp.
He's breathing went super fast earlier to slower & harder & louder.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He's been eating & drinking small amounts here & there finally.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We've tried rubbing his sides for hours standing over a chair and been walking him around. He seems better on his feet, weak but it's hard to keep him up on his feet for long periods of time
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Large Animal Vet: Jay Bickers, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Jay Bickers
Jay Bickers, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Experience: Owner at Bickers Equine Surgery and Consulting
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Hello. My name is***** am a large animal veterinarian with 27 years experience. I will try to help. It sounds like either way you have a true emergency! He is either bloated and needs a tube passed to let the gas of so he can breath. Or he is blocked and becoming toxic. In which case he needs to be stabilized and then surgery rapidly. If he is a pygmy goat I would be more suspicious of a urinary blockage. You need to call a veterinarian asap.
I hope this helps. Once he’s stable please remember to rate me. 5 stars would be greatly appreciated.
Also based on the time frame I lean more toward blockage.
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