Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your goat. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Akabane disease is a viral infection caused by a RNA bunyavirus, spread by infected biting midges Culicoides brevitarsis b and some species of Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. Akabane disease results in congenital arthrogryposis and hydrancephaly in goat kids, lambs, and calves in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.