Question This is really not a question but a HUGE THANK YOU I was reading aquestion about a goat having seizures and was realizing that is exactly how my young goat was doing most of the night so early this morning i was able to syringe some b-complex with thiamin and have done this all day i have also been giving her some Dyne high-caorie supplement and electrolites and it is now 10pm and she is actually doing so much better WHEN at 4am this morning I truly thought I was going to loose her before the day was over. And now she is like 75% better and just hoping everyday will be better and maybe she will even see again because rite now she not seeing anything So with reading the article about vitamin defishincy and possible thiamin def. that cann cause polio with possible blindness SO AGAIN THANK YOU SO EVER MUCH
Answer glad she is better. But, there is most likely an underlying issue/illness. If she has a fever, anything over 102.5, then that is caused by an infection, and that fever can cause seizure like activity too. If she has a pneumonia (with or without a fever) that can cause the thiamine deficiency (polio). Infections need to be treated with injectable antibiotics, of which penicillin is a good choice to start with. Hope this helps to explain things. Nice job though getting her through the night. Let me know if I can help further - Donna
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