Recognizing the Signs of a Sick Goat - dummies

Recognizing the Signs of a Sick Goat

By Cheryl K. Smith

Part of Raising Goats For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your goats will let you know when something’s wrong, but you need to recognize the signs. You need to investigate further or begin taking action if you see the following signs of illness:

  • Not chewing cud

  • Not getting up

  • Pressing her head against wall or fence

  • Not eating

  • Feces aren’t pelleted

  • Not urinating or straining to urinate

  • Not drinking

  • Pale or grey eyelids or gums

  • Hot udder

  • Limping or staggering

  • Ears held oddly

  • Isolating himself from the herd

  • Grinding teeth

  • Coughing

  • Unusual crying

  • Runny nose or eyes