Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your goat. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Bacterial pneumonia is a upper respiratory tract infection that often occurs as a secondary complication to an existing respiratory infection. Clinical signs vary from mild to severe, depending on the type of pneumonia, the goat's age, and health status. Goats with weakened immune systems, due to previous infection or due to consumption of mycotoxins, are more susceptible to becoming infected with bacteria, often Pasteurella or Mannheimia.
Because there are many different types of causes of pneumonia, it is important to work with a veterinarian to identify the specific cause in order to determine the most effective treatment.