FEATURED GOAT ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for your goats.
Information from Our Goat Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about goats.
What can happen with these conditions? What are the symptoms, and how are they treated?
The animal may develop acidosis of the blood (goat blood, like human blood, should be slightly alkaline), and if this becomes severe enough, the goat may go into a coma. Early symptoms include apathy, poor appetite, a decrease in milk production (if the goat is milking), a rough coat and disorientation. You will need a veterinarian to administer glucose and electrolytes to help your goat get well.