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Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Phillips Aug 16. 4 Replies

Hi there,First of all, thank you to Deborah and all the members here for your valuable discussions and information. This site is incredibly helpful to newbies like myself!We have a 1.5 year old doe…Continue

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Joe Phillips replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.
"Thank you Patty and Deborah for your speedy replies. It sounds very likely to be our issue. We will be much more careful with the does when moving them on leash. Glad it's not more serious!"
Aug 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.
"Ditto on what Patty said about their sensitive airways. I've seen this plenty of times at shows when a doe decides she doesn't want to walk around the ring. "
Aug 15
Patty Meyer replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.
"I should add, if you see her act that way at another time, when you're sure there wasn't any pressure to her airway, then I would be concerned.  That would sound neurological, especially with constant stargazing. I have a…"
Aug 15
Patty Meyer replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.
"Hi Joe, Goat have incredibly sensitive airways, and some are more sensitive than others.  The pressure of a collar across the airway causes the behavior you describe very easily, especially in sensitive goats.  When the airway isn't…"
Aug 15
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Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.

Hi there,First of all, thank you to Deborah and all the members here for your valuable discussions and information. This site is incredibly helpful to newbies like myself!We have a 1.5 year old doe (unbred) who has been behaving strangely. On a couple of occasions she has dropped to her knees suddenly and buried her face in the ground. It almost looks like a mini seizure. Her legs seem to drop out from under her and she just flops down. After a few seconds she pops back up and seems to be back…See More
Aug 15
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