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i have a very sick goat  2 mo. old he will not stand up just lays down. any advice

HI Bert
I need MUCH more information before I can even begin to be able to  figure out what may be wrong.
I need to know, his rectal temperature,  what he eats for solid food and how often and  if he still nurses his mom or gets a bottle, if he gets a bottle how often,  and what is in the bottle, milk or milk replacers of some sort,  what situation he is in for sleeping (alone or with other goats). What other symptoms is he showing? How long has he been ill? IS he pooping properly or does he have hard and dry or soft and loose stool?  

Get back to me with  as many details as you can so I can see If I can begin to help you figure out what could be wrong.  


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