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Sick pygmy goat
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Debi W    Posted 04-22-2004 at 10:08:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need some help regarding my sick pygmy goat. I have had her at the vets because she has "allergy-like" symptoms. We tried a couple types of drugs but nothing worked. Now they want to get into major tests on her. She has a lot of mucus in her nose, but it never runs out of her nose. It just hardens inside her nostrils. No runny eyes, appetite great. She has had this for almost a year, none of my other animals (goats) have gotten it. It is worse in the spring and fall, so it seems like allergies. Has anyone ever come across this and if so, do you have any advise before I bring her in for major tests?


dale anne    Posted 04-22-2004 at 10:30:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
debi...i believe ya should check her horns to see iffin they have small holes or cracks in them...i have seen a goat become very sick due to a broken tip off her horn... the horns being into the sinus cavity...this may be a cause fer what you describe..iffin thats the case only a vet can help you ..butthe friend that had this problem could not afford the surgery and used a silcon adhesive on the horns and then bought anti-biotics...it seems to work...good luck


deadcarp    Posted 04-22-2004 at 11:16:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was just gonna suggest checking the horns. When we dehorn in colder weather, you can see breath coming outa the holes and if they get infected, their noses start running. When they're big enough to have hollow horns, we squirt some penicillin in there and stuff a paper towel in the hole.


Wow!    Posted 04-22-2004 at 11:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never heard of such a thing. You learn something new every day. Now I will have to look at my goat's horns. Thanks DA.

Cindi


KellyGa    Posted 04-22-2004 at 12:41:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never knew that, we learn so much on here. Over the past 2 years that I have ben here, I have become so much wiser.


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