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5 Goat Sicknesses and Diseases You NEED to Know About

Are you worried about all of the goat sicknesses and diseases that your goats can get? Goats can get sick quickly and it’s not fun for you or them. But with the right knowledge, you can be ready to act and save your goat! The information below can be life saving…truly.

there are serious goat diseases that you really need to know about

Diseases and Sicknesses Common to Goats

Ready to dive into these really important goat diseases and sicknesses?

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You will be a better goat owner if you know about the symptoms and what to do if your goat gets sick with any of the below mentioned sicknesses.

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polly flett

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

our goat is a Saanen she had twins 27/12/21. she was fine eating well a good mum then yesterday late afternoon she went away from the group and was on her own we gave her some 4 in 1 but she's still the same this morning except sitting down also gave her some cider vinegar. what could be wrong she has access to good quality lucerne hay mixture of grain "rolled oats,corn,rolled barley,lupins, peas. what else can we do ? also has access to a goat block.

Delci Plouffe

Friday 18th of March 2022

Always start by taking her temperature. There are a number of things that could be wrong. If it's a high temperature, it could be pneumonia. It could also be worms, which is a number 1 killer of goats. Check her poop for worm eggs. She may be highly nutrient deficient. It would be good to get loose goat mineral out for her at all times.

Gena K.

Sunday 4th of July 2021

I have a three week old goat that is showing strange signs. She cried loudly and seems lost. When picked up, she will turn her head to the right (kinda snuggling me) and when put down, kinda turns around in circles. I've tried reseaching, but can't seen to find anything. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Delci Plouffe

Friday 25th of March 2022

It may be that she's dealing with polio or listeriosis. You will want to give Pen G 1 cc per 10 pounds and also Fortified B Complex (1 cc per 20 pounds). You'll give this every 6 hours day and night for 7-14 days and 24 hours past the goat having symptoms. Then keep giving it once a day for 14-21 days. Then give it every other day for a week and then once a week. Start this all over if they relapse. I hope everything turned out ok with her.


Sunday 23rd of May 2021

All the sudden the goat has leg weakness and falls down😢

Delci Plouffe

Thursday 10th of June 2021

I'm so very sorry!


Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Thanks for the info!

Delci Plouffe

Thursday 15th of April 2021

you are most welcome!


Friday 12th of February 2021

I have a 2 week old baby boy goat ,,, he takes a bottle of goat formula, he nibbles on medicated goat feed , l noticed some blood in his poop ,, do you know what could be wrong ?


Tuesday 16th of March 2021

@Marsha, it’s more than likely coccidiosis