Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Enterotoxemia is a common, frequently fatal enteric disease caused by infection with the Clostridium perfringens bacterium. It is seen more frequently in sheep, but also affects goats. There are several different types of C. perfringens, however type D is the most common cause of enterotoxemia in goats. Sudden changes in feed or feed routine has shown to be associated with outbreaks of enterotoxemia. Excessive grain consumption, feeding of a bran/molasses mash to recently fresh does, feeding of garden greens to unaccustomed goats, turnout in lush pasture, or feeding of bread or bakery goods can cause goats to become predisposed to the disease.