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Many of the diseases listed below are described at - Diseases and Conditions

This is an attempt  to list symptoms and associate possible sources of health problems causing them. We are not experts in this area and recommend that you consult other health experts and formal documentation when you have health problems with your animals.

This page will be continually updated and expanded. We will be taking certain symptoms and creating a special page to explain how we analyze which health problem  may be the most correct for the symptom.


Appetite loss

  • Coccidiosis
  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Goat Polio
  • Indigestion
  • Ketosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Mastitis
  • Pregnancy Toxemia
  • Respiratory

Aborted birth

  • Abnormal  development of fetus
  • InfectionsBrucellosis
  • Campylobacter (vibriosis)
  • Chlamydia
  • Listeriosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Neosporosis
  • Q-fever
  • Sarcocystosis
  • Tickborne fever
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Insufficiency of placenta for multiple fetuses
  • Trauma & Stress

Abscess (Knots)

  • CL
  • Infections

Back Arched


Back legs stiff and unable to use

  • White Muscle Disease

Blind

  • Chlamydia
  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)
  • Ulcer on eye
  • Inverted Eyelid (Entropion)

Blisters

  • Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Sore Mouth


Bloated

  • Acidosis
  • Bloat

Body Stretched with feet well behind

  • Colic
  • Urinary Calculi


Breathing - Congested

  • Respiratory problem



Breathing difficulty or rapidly

  • Acidosis
  • Respiratory problem

Convulsions

  • Goat Polio
  • Tetanus

Cough (chronic)

  • CAE
  • Lungworms
  • Respiratory problems

Crying

  • Colic
  • Mastitis
  • Urinary Calculi
  • White muscle disease

Depressed

  • Acidosis
  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Floppy Kid Syndrome
  • Listeriosis
  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)
  • Pregnancy Toxemia
  • Respiratory problems
  • Retained kid after kidding
  • Tetanus

Diarrhea

  • Coccidiosis
  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Fresh forage
  • Gastro-intestinal roundworms
  • Johne's Disease
  • Listeriosis
  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)
  • Trace mineral deficiency

Drooling

  • See Salivate Excessively


Drunken Behavior

  • Acidosis
  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Floppy Kid Syndrome
  • Listeriosis
  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)
  • Tetanus


Eyelid begins to extend over the eye

  • Tetanus




Eye closed and watery

  • Pink Eye
  • Inverted Eyelid (Entropion)

Eye cloudy

  • Chlamydia
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye

Fever

  • Coccidiosis
  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Infection
  • Listeriosis
  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)
  • Respiratory problem


Foaming at the Mouth

  • Bloat
  • Poison

Hair Loss

  • Ringworms

Hanging of head

  • See Depressed

Head against wall

  • Polioencephalomalcia (Goat Polio)

Head pulled to flank with rigid neck

  • Listeriosis

Head shaking

  • Deficiencies in Trace mineral
  • Psoroptic Mange

Hoof with foul smell

  • Foot Rot

Itching - Irritation

  • Lice
  • Mange
  • Mites

Kidding  - past due-date

  • Dead kid
  • False pregnancy
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • Kid positioned wrong
  • Retained kid
  • Ringwomb
  • Single large kid

Lameness

  • CAE
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Foot Rot
  • Foreign object in hoof
  • Fracture, Soft tissue or joint damage
  • Injection damage to Sciatic or Peroneal nerves
  • Laminitis
  • Overextension of the stifle and hock in young kids
  • Overgrown feet
  • Swollen feet from pregnancy (pregnancy toxemia)
  • Weak pasterns

Leg paralysis

  • Listeriosis
  • Tetanus
  • Trace minerals deficiencies
  • White Muscle Disease

Looking at  its own abdomen

  • Urinary Calculi

Lying on side making paddling movements

  • Enterotoxaemia

Mouth covered with Sores

  • Sore Mouth

Moving only in one direction or circling

  • Goat Polio
  • Listeriosis

Muscle Stiffness

  • Goat Polio
  • Tetanus
  • White Muscle Disease

Navel Swollen

  • Navel Ill


Salivate Excessively or Drooling

  • Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Listeriosis
  • Mycotoxin poisoning

Scabs

  • Sore Mouth
  • Mange, Chorioptic

Skin Bumps

  • Mange, Demodectic


Straining to Urinate

  • Urinary Calculi

Stumbling

  • See Drunken Behavior


Sudden Death

  • Enterotoxaemia
  • Respiratory problem
  •  White Muscle Disease

Swelling of face or lower jaw

  • Bottle Jaw
  • Iodine Deficiency (goitre)

Swelling of Knees

  • CAE
  • Fast growing young kid

Trembling

  • Goat Polio
  • White Muscle Disease

Udder Hard / Hot / Tender

  • Mastitis

Weak kid

  • Campylobacter in mother
  • Chlamydiosis in mother
  • Exposure to cold weather
  • Floppy kid syndrome
  • Infection in mother which impairs Placentia to transfer nutrients to the fetus
  • Injury at birth
  • Malnutrition of mother prior to kidding
  • Premature or light birth weight
  • Toxoplasmosis in  mother
  • Trace mineral deficiency in mother
  • Unable to get proper nutrition from mother

Weight Loss

  • CAE
  • Coccidiosis
  • Gastro-intestional roundworms
  • Johne's Disease