Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your goat. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately.
White muscle disease (WMD) is an acute muscle necrosis caused by a deficiency in selenium and/or vitamin E.
Affected goats tend to be reluctant to move, weak, exhibit poor growth, and muscular lesions. WMD also causes abortion and stillbirths in pregnant does.
- Clinical signs
- Physical exam
Selenite, sodium: 1 mg/18 kg SC once
- Provide proper amounts of selenium in diet
- Fast growing kids are most susceptible to WMD.
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