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Thursday, January 5, 2017

White muscle disease in goats.

This is common in rapidly growing heavily muscled kids usually from does on a ration deficient in selenium or vitamin E or a combination of both . The kids are usually weak because they have poor suckling reflex,the gait is unsteady as there is stiffness ,exhibited by arched back. The kids often unable to use the hind limbs as disease progresses as it has sprawled out appearance , other signs are respiratory distress often leading to death. Prevention is basically providing a balanced ration with minerals and supplements,while treatment will be by provision of selenium and vitamin E.